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Update #10 - For backers only

Krypton Radio Rides Again


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Update #9

It Was Pointed Out To Us..


.. that we already had a PayPal button on the Krypton Radio web site, but that it was very hard to find.  We have since fixed this, and you can now find it on the front page.

Again, thank you for your faith in us, and for your continued support as part of our readership and our listening audience.

Gene Turnbow

Krypton Radio

Update #8

Relaunching the Campaign in the Spring

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To all who pledged their support for the 'Rise of Krypton Radio' Kickstarter campaign, we thank you. Sadly, we did not make our goal, which means that no one's credit cards or PayPal accounts will be charged (and Krypton Radio receives no funds).

I'm personally grateful for all the support I've had during this campaign. A lot of friends, old and new, worked very hard along side us to try to get the word out.

Thanks especially to Marc Scott Zicree, famed producer, writer and director of science fiction and fantasy television and captain of the Space Command movie project, for lending his support and helping spread the word.

Thank you to Jeffrey Bridges, executive producer at Pendant Audio and creator of Dixie Stenberg, for your support and helping boost the signal.

Thanks especially to Walter Bryant and David Clarke of Day Zer0 who let us turn their studio practically inside out shooting the pitch video.

Thanks especially to Liz Clary and Kristine Cherry of The Corsair's Closet for their energetic support and assistance in making radio promo spots that ran around the clock on Krypton Radio itself.

Thank you to Doctor Jerry Pournelle, who made me stand up and explain myself to the Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society before recommending that the world's oldest science fiction club endorse our efforts.

Thank you to my father for believing in me.

And I know I've forgotten dozens more, please know that I appreciate everything you did to try to help.

Fortunately we're all still here, and we're all still able to talk about how we can make it work better from here moving forward. What would you like to see from Krypton Radio? We can make all sorts of things - and we're discussing making smart phone apps to make it easier to tune in any time. So what do you think?

Thank you all for the support you have shown us, and that you continue to show. We made a lot of new friends, and we made stronger ties with the ones we had. The future is still bright for Krypton Radio.

- Gene Turnbow


No kidding, post comments. We can make stuff. We're smart - what would you like to see?

Update #7

With 13 Hours To Go ...


.. what can we do to get across that finish line? 

It occurred to me that we have a number of really cool shows on the air right now, and more in production. If you donate $50 or above you're likely to get a logo mug, so what if we put the Krypton Radio logo on one side, and the logo of your favorite Krypton Radio show on the other side?

Just an idea.

- Gene

Update #6

21 Hours To Go, And Pledges Are Surging


The Universe, apparently, is not finished with us yet.

With 21 hours to go, we're getting some rather large pledge amounts.  If we get ten more like them in the next 21 hours, we could still win this.  The odds are against us - but we've beaten steep odds before. 

But apart from writing updates here, there is little we can do from here to affect the outcome.  It's all up to you know, and whoever you might know that would want to become a really significant backer.

It's hard to know what to say next, because it's hard to know what will happen next.  We thought we knew, but we may be about to be proven wrong, in the good way.

Cross your fingers.  Take a breath.  Make a wish.

- Gene Turnbow

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    "Krypton Radio Listener" - We realize that a lot of fans want to help, but don't have a lot to help with, so we created this special reward. If you pledge this much, you will get a hand crafted 2.25" button with the Krypton Radio logo on it, and the legend "I Support Krypton Radio." And we do mean hand crafted - these aren't from some faceless manufacturer. These buttons are being made for us by The Button Lady, Suzanne Egg. You may have seen her if you go to conventions in the southwestern United States - she frequently wears a red cloak covered top to bottom with buttons! She's a fan just like you, and the buttons she makes are the best.

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    "Evil Minion" - You will receive an attractive "Krypton Radio Evil Minion" refrigerator magnet, with those words printed on it along with our bright golden logo. For, you know, your refrigerator. Or the case of your computer. And, your name will be listed on the Krypton Radio web site as a donor, for a period of one year. Link to the page with pride from your own web site, and show your friends that you support listener funded science fiction and comics radio internet broadcasting at its finest.

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    "Secret Identity" - If you donate this much, you'll receive a handsome "Krypton Radio Secret Identity" mousepad with our increasingly famous logo on it. It will also carry information on some of the ways you can tune in, so you’ll never lose track of your favorite scifi / comics radio station on the internet. You'll also be listed on the Krypton Radio web site as a donor for a period of one year.

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    "Official Sidekick" - If you pledge this amount, you'll get a "Krypton Radio Official Sidekick" coffee mug - a lot of us drink it, or tea, but knowing you helped give Krypton Radio help in our time of need will make that tea or coffee taste better. The mugs will feature the distinctive Krypton Radio logo and the phrase "Krypton Radio Official Sidekick" and will be dishwasher safe.

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    "Mad Scientist" T-shirts - okay, yes, we surrender, you actually can have a Krypton Radio logo t-shirt, with the legend "Krypton Radio Mad Scientist" on it. Not a lot of people will have these, so you’ll turn heads when you wear yours.

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    "Hero of Krypton Radio" - Your name (or your company's name) will be listed on the Krypton Radio web site in a premium donors area for a period of one year. You’ll also get one each of our coffee mugs and t-shirts - with the legend "Hero of Krypton Radio" on each.

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    "Krypton Radio Superhero" - If you pledge this much, your name (or your company’s name) will be read in public service announcements on the air each day for a month, as well as being listed in the premium donors section on the Krypton Radio web site for a period of one year. You’ll also get two each of our mousepads, coffee mugs and t-shirts, with our golden logo and the legend "Krypton Radio Superhero" on each.

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    "Krypton Radio Hero of Legend" - This is for really really significant donors - you get to sponsor your choice of our shows, with the proceeds going directly to the producer of that show. Your name, or your company's name, will be read along with a brief statement about yourself, or your company, at the beginning of that show each week on Krypton Radio, ahead of every episode for three months. You’ll also get four each of our mouse pads, coffee mugs and t-shirts, so this is good for a family or a fan club donation. Just let us know what sizes of shirts you want. Each will carry the message "Krypton Radio Hero of Legend". You'll also appear on our Heroes of Legend donors page on the web site for a full year. If you pledge this much and you're not in the United States, we'll wave the shipping fees.

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    "Krypton Radio Demigod" - This would make you an amazingly significant donor. We would identify you as a major sponsor of Krypton Radio four times a day in on-air announcements on Krypton Radio, as well as being listed as a corporate sponsor on the Krypton Radio web site, for a full year. You’ll also get coffee mugs and t-shirts, bearing the legend "Krypton Radio Demigod". Just let us know how many you want of each, up to ten. If you pledge this much and you're not in the continental United States, we'll waive the shipping if you want to back us this generously.

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