Stretch goal #4- New blood
We’re so excited to add Criminal, The Heart, The Allusionist (Helen Zaltzman's new show), and now Mortified (!) to the collective. For Radiotopia - and all of radio - to be the best it can be, we need to find even more people who are not currently on our radar.
So we have a big idea. At $600,000, Radiotopia will create a pilot development fund to find new, talented producers and hosts. We will specifically seek out new voices to pilot programs that tackle subjects not well covered in traditional public media.
Quality will always be our first criteria. I believe diversity of people and perspectives is the key component to quality that’s too often neglected in media.
We are interested in producers who pilot their own program, as well as contribute stories to existing Radiotopia shows.
Bringing in new voices and broadening the audience are critical steps in remaking public radio. Our collective of shows is already proving that incredible talent exists in unexpected places, and that we have a knack for finding it.
If you believe in this mission, kick in another buck or two, or just spread the word. With our backers now over 18,000 strong, we can hit this goal in no time.