First of all- Steven, Mayra and I would like to express our eternal gratitude for those of you that have been so kind as to donate to the WAVE MANUAL project. The amount of support we have received, the connections we have made, and the overall good nature of those we have met in attempting to fund this project has been overwhelming.
That said, it appears that our Kickstarter campaign has been unsuccessful. However, we have not been deterred from completing this project, Steven and Mayra are currently in Mexico City interviewing and working with Free Radio collectives. I intend to join them in August.
Our goal now is to publish and distribute WAVE MANUAL, not as a book, but as a black and white, large format newsprint zine. This will significantly cut our costs and allow the manual to be distributed to a much broader base of readers. The content, however, will be the same: an elaboration upon the theory of Free Radio, its history in various social movements, and to provide educators and community members with the tools to construct and maintain a micro-FM/Free Radio station as well as a radically democratic space that calls for and develops community participation.
Of course, the zine will be bilingual and we still intend to approach the manual as a work of art that includes graffiti, paintings, flyers, photography, and collaborative community projects that have taken place both within the Free Radio movement and in the construction of our text. As well as unique contributions from Mexican free radio collectives including translated essays, interviews, communiques and more.
We do, however, still need funding. As the Kickstarter has failed, despite having raised what to us is a substantial amount, we will instead be attempting to recoup these donations via Paypal on the WAVE MANUAL website.
To those of you who have donated via Kickstarter it is important to note that you will not be charged for your donation since we did not raise the amount of our intended goal.
It is also important to note that if those of you who donated via Kickstarter donated through our site via paypal, we would already have enough money to cover the FULL expenses for publishing and distributing the zine.
DONATE AT ANY AMOUNT ON THE WAVEMANUAL.COM SITE AND WE'LL SEND YOU A COMPLETED COPY OF THE WAVE MANUAL PUBLICATION + A SURPRISE BUNDLE OF STICKERS, PAMPHLETS AND OTHER THINGS WE'VE BEEN COLLECTING WHILE WORKING ALONGSIDE MEXICAN FREE RADIO COLLECTIVES.
Your help would be greatly appreciated, as we truly believe in the integrity of this project.
Your good friends,
James Goebel, Mayra Mundo and Steven Rodriguez