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The goal of this project is to raise the initial three months' brokerage fees to air a weekly alternative news show on mainstream radio, which has been developed by Chuck Aubrey and James Karten, both ardent and vocal supporters of liberty and transparent government.  Seeing the stranglehold that the mainstream media maintains on the flow of information, they decided to act directly to address the problem in the most logical way: If you can't beat 'em, buy your way in!

A seasoned radio host with nearly two decades' experience in the field, Chuck Aubrey hosted and produced a weekly alternative (para-political) radio program for over 5 years at AM 1330, KJLL in Tucson, Arizona until the station went off the air in the spring of 2011. 

Chuck seeks to continue informing listeners with a new show focusing on the same themes called "ParaScope". He has interviewed numerous famous (and infamous) guests, including Sen. George McGovern, Indian activist Russell Means, Economic Hitman John Perkins, Author David Seals and comedian Doug Stanhope.  

He is currently employed by KQTH 104.1 FM, "The Truth" Tucson, southern Arizona's premier talk radio venue. 104.1 FM is owned by Journal Broadcast Group, one of the largest US media conglomerates with the biggest broadcast footprint in Southern Arizona. 

In addition to his social activism, James Karten's  background includes investment banking and commercial finance and he lived many years abroad in Asia and Europe. His travels and understanding of macro world economics has given him an insider's perspective to the inner mechanics of finance, economics and government.  Upon meeting Chuck and hearing his former show, he realized he'd found someone who shared his views on freedom, articulating them as few others could or would, and resolved to bring that voice to the belly of the media beast if the chance arose.  That chance is now.  Should our funding goal be met by the end of March, supporters should expect PARAScope's premiere and significant web upgrades by early to mid-May, 2014.

PARAScope will not endorse any specific political candidate or party but rather provide a platform for facts and ideas which the Mainstream Media omits, ignores or ridicules. Looking beyond the establishment Left/Right narrative, the host will question Official Stories, scrutinize them through the lenses of logic and available information, then run them across Occam's Razor to make sure their lifeblood passes the smell test.  If you believe reliable sources of information are vital to preserving liberty and want to place one where it will do the most good, invest in PARAScope-your government may not thank you but your conscience most certainly will!

Risks and challenges

The risks/challenges of this project's completion will be:

1.) Finding advertisers/sponsors for the show to continue airing beyond the first three months.
2.) Maintaining fresh, high-quality content for the listener base.
3.) Demonstrating the show's worth to the station beyond revenue (public support, brand visibility).

The answer to #1 lies in vigorous, targeted marketing to potential advertisers, including smoke shops, bookstores, gun stores, tattoo parlors and other businesses with a built-in interest in sustaining or increasing liberty. #2 will be addressed through a strong focus on booking quality guests and top-shelf production values for the show. Bear in mind that the show will be helmed by a seasoned host with years of experience in attracting sponsors, listeners and interesting, informative guests. Concentration on #3 will be essential in maintaining the show at 104.1 as its parent company, Journal Broadcast Group, is a corporate leviathan which reacts according to the input it receives; some listeners/groups will undoubtedly react negatively to the information the show intends to make available, so positive listener input with station management will be critical.

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    In addition to 10 years' access to PARAScope/Gnosis podcasts and premium content, $1,000 supporters will get a Gnosis Xmas CD, an autographed 10-CD set of hand-selected Gnosis shows and will achieve total consciousness on their deathbeds. And probably good karma before they get there.

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