Dear Supporters of "The American Revolution":
This is our first project update, and I want to thank you so very much again for your amazing and generous support for our campaign to Kickstart “The American Revolution,” our exciting new documentary film about the early days of free-form radio station WBCN in Boston. And thanks to all of you who have helped spread the word, an effort that has been far more successful than we had dreamed (you will see below).
Our ambitious KickstartWBCN campaign, to raise $104,000 in a month for the completion of this landmark documentary, has been more challenging, exciting and fun than anything I’ve been a part of in years. And it has been a joy connecting with all of you who have joined this incredible effort and reconnecting WBCN Nation. Through your kind support, and that of more than 150 other backers so far, we are well on our way to meeting our goal.
Thanks, as well, for helping spread the word by posting the KickstartWBCN.com link on your Facebook pages, Tweeting it, and letting friends, family and followers know about this innovative campaign.
How powerful has this reach-out effort been?
After receiving an email about the KickstartWBCN campaign, New England Patriots president Jonathan Kraft made a very generous pledge and then talked extensively about the film and the fund raising campaign on his radio show right before the Patriots' Thanksgiving weekend game. We couldn’t have been more thrilled or thankful to Jonathan!
It just goes to show, every email, and every Facebook post, and every Tweet has the potential to help us reach our goal! Thanks again for your help spreading the word.
Finally, plans are coming together to celebrate the film and WBCN Nation in 2012 at the Paradise Rock Club. Already, music and media stars are coming out to support the event. And we also have some incredible new donor rewards about to be posted, including dinner with former WBCN announcer Peter Wolf, a chance to co-host a radio show with WBCN's Charles Laquidara, and other once-in-lifetime experiences.
Starting in 1968, WBCN-FM, politics, and rock and roll really did change everything. And this is our chance to document and preserve the sights, sounds and stories of the era for today's generation, and for all time. We changed the world one time. And we can do it again. But we need your help!
Thank you so much for your generous support and for helping us to let everyone know about “The American Revolution” and www.KickstartWBCN.com
- Bill Lichtenstein, Producer, "The American Revolution"