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What is it?

This is a Kickstarter project to fund the Liberal Dan Radio Program through the end of December 2014. Funds collected will help to pay for expenses involved in running the show (including the purchasing of equipment, advertisement, and paying staff and on air talent). The nickname "Liberal Dan" comes from a New Orleans Conservative radio host who gave me that name when I called in to counter the points of him, his callers, and his guests. I would randomly meet people who would be excited that they had just met "Liberal Dan". Several "YOU ARE LIBERAL DAN" exclamations later, I knew I had to do something. I really enjoyed the previous radio show that I had co-hosted and I knew that an internet podcast was the way to go. And after another friend of mine let me on his blogtalkradio.com show, I was hooked. 

What have I done so far?

I registered the domain name liberaldan.com. I created pages on Facebook, and account on YouTube and a Twitter account. Finally, I started recording shows on BlogTalkRadio for about two years now. However, I would like to see the show expand. 

What are my future goals? 

I intend on making this show last well beyond 2014. However, a good start with a Kickstarter campaign will be a great way to enable future success. And who knows, perhaps I will also have a Kickstarter campaign for the 2015 year. 

Why should you support Liberal Dan Radio as a listener? 

Because I believe that I produce a show that is both informational and entertaining. I have had some very interesting past guests. I have spoken about very serious subjects but we have had fun analyzing the issues. I also like to put some humor into the show by taking a snarky look at the headlines for the week. I mock bigotry and intolerance in the weekly "Words of Redneck Wisdom" bit. As the show grows  I will be able to produce more funny bits that go right along with the news and opinions. I will also interject some random items from time to time (like sports, gaming, and other various topics). But don't just take my word for it. The podcasts are available on iTunes for download or they can be downloaded from blogtalkradio.com. Listen to a few shows and you might just like what you hear. 

Why should you buy commercial advertising or a sponsorship? 

Because the show is a live show and a podcast, your commercials do not just play when the show is live. They will also play whenever anyone downloads the podcast and listens to it. There is no limit to the number of times that your commercial could be heard. Also, the show is just starting and will grow with time. Your business will have the opportunity grow with it. Finally, any "per show" or "per hour" advertising or sponsorship gained as a backing reward for this year will allow you to renew for at least next year at the same pro-rated rate (as this ad buy is for 6 months and next year is 12 months). 

How do the reward levels work?  

All reward levels contain only what is stated and do not contain items from lower reward levels unless explicitly stated in the reward or in via a stretch goal. If you want a t-shirt/bumper sticker and an advertising package, just choose the advertising rate level and add the cost for the other reward level to it. 

Some rewards say "hour" and others say "show". What is the difference?

A show can take place once per day. However, a show could contain multiple hours. Currently the show airs once a week for an hour. 

Why do the 2nd hour and beyond sponsor levels cost much more?

It is to make sure that I would have enough money to cover the costs involved to do the show full time. 

You are a software developer. Why a podcast?

Because ultimately this is my dream. I would love to be a radio show host full time. You can help get me started down that road. 

What is that black thing behind your head in the video?

It is a grip for an elliptical machine. (I figured some people might be curious). 

Are there Stretch Goals? 

In a word: YES! 

50 shirts: I intend on using cafe-press to fulfill my t-shirt orders (However that could change if a better alternative arises). Once 50 shirts are ordered I will improve the quality of the shirt from a "value" t-shirt to a standard white t-shirt. This will also enable orders of XLT/2XLT/3XLT. 

100 shirts: If 100 shirts are ordered, I will throw in a bumper sticker with each shirt order. 

Risks and challenges

Risks and challenges include:
1) Production of bumper stickers and t-shirts will be done by a third party. The required time to make the items, have them shipped to me, and then repackaging them to be shipped back out to you all depends on their production time. Of course, I will keep everyone notified of the production schedules as applicable.
2) The creation of commercials requires both parties to come to an agreement on any background music (to make sure it is pod safe) and on the content (to make sure it contains suitable content for all audiences and takes the appropriate time). The commercial should also sound good. The amount of time it could take to complete the commercial will depend on all those issues. I also have final say on if the commercial (or banner advertising on the website) is suitable to be played on air (or placed on the website) If you are planning to purchase commercial time, I have given enough time between the end of the Kickstarter and July 1st to accomplish these tasks. If they are finished early, I will start the advertising early at no extra cost. If they happen to take a little longer to compete, I will extend the time accordingly.
3) Vacations, holidays, sick time and technical difficulties (including weather events that prohibit me from connecting to the internet) can interfere with the operation of the show. If you are buying a set number of commercials this will not affect you. But in the event that a show is missed, for any reason, reasonable attempts will be made to reschedule the show or to increase commercial time given in future shows. But there may be weeks where the show does not air (like on Thanksgiving Day). So by purchasing advertising time "per show" you understand that you only get commercials when the show would air.
4) Any reward level that gives you banner advertising on Liberaldan.com will require the reward recipient to deliver the image to me before I can display it on liberaldan.com. There will be no placeholders until that graphic arrives.
5) Any sponsorship, advertisement or banner ad placement will expire on 12/31/2014 unless an agreement is reached otherwise to extend the arrangement.

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    $1 reward

    3 backers

    Contribute $1 or more and you will get a mention on liberaldan.com in the thank you post to the list of backers.. This thank you can contain a link to a website that you would like to plug (as long as the site is suitable for all audiences). All reward levels qualify for this reward.

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    $10 reward

    3 backers

    Supporter: Pledge $10 and you will get one personal thank you on the radio show as a supporter of Liberal Dan Radio along with one plug for your website/blog if you choose (again, the website must be suitable for all audiences). These will be spread out over the course of the year.

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    $20 reward

    3 backers

    Early Backer: Pledge $20 and you will get a personal thank you on the radio show, a website plug on the radio show and a bumper sticker for Liberal Dan Radio.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $20 reward

    0 backers Limited (20 left of 20)

    Two Minutes: Instead of buying one 30 second commercial you can choose to buy 2 minutes of airtime on one individual show. You can use this to make an extended commercial or give your own editorial opinion about an issue you are passionate about. You decide what goes in your two minutes however, like the commercials, it must be suitable for all audiences and if you chose to use music it must either be pod safe or you must have the rights to use it in all the formats it will exist in. If it is a commercial, it doesn't matter who voices it. It can be me, you, or someone else, However, if it is an editorial opinion you are giving on a matter, I will not voice it. I put the delivery date as December 2014 because your 2 minutes will air on one episode of Liberal Dan before the end of the year. If what you want to air is time sensitive I will give date priority to the people who bid first on this level. On editorials, I reserve the right to share my opinions of what is aired if I disagree.

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    $20 reward

    5 backers Limited (4 left of 9)

    10 second blurb: Don't have a lot to say but still want to advertise? Choose the 10 second blurb option. You will get one 10 second blurb per show until December 31, 2014. Blurbs must follow the same guidelines as commercials. They must be suitable for all audiences and if they contain music it must either be pod safe or you must have the rights to use it in all formats the show will be offered in. Content to be approved by me before airing. You can either have me voice the commercial or you may do it.

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    $40 reward

    0 backers

    Early Ally: Pledge $40 and you will get one Liberal Dan t-shirt up to 4XL.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    2 backers Limited (6 left of 8)

    Pledge this amount and you will have one thirty second commercial per show until December 31, 2014 regardless of how many shows are aired per week. Holiday and Vacation weeks may not have shows. The commercial can be voiced by yourself or you can have me voice it (your choice). You must provide a script. I may edit the script to fit a 30 second slot. Any music in the commercial must be pod safe or you must have unlimited rights to use the music in the format of the show. The commercial must be suitable for a all audiences.

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    0 backers

    Pledge this amount and receive 10 minutes worth of commercial time that can be split into 30 or 60 second commercial spots. Commercials must follow the same requirements as above. This option does not have a pro rated renewal.

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    $250 reward

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    Words Of Redneck Wisdom Sponsor: Have your business/organization sponsor the weekly "Words of Redneck Wisdom" bit. You will also get a 30 second advertisement on the commercial break immediately preceding Words of Redneck Wisdom. See previously stated guidelines for required commercial content. Commercial and sponsorship ends December 31, 2014 unless you extend for the pro rated amount.

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    Only ships to: United States
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    $250 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Headlines sponsor: Your business/organization will be the sponsor of the "headlines" bit. You will also get a 30 second advertisement per show. See previously stated guidelines for required commercial content. Commercial and sponsorship ends December 31, 2014 unless you extend for the pro rated amount.

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    $250 reward

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    Phone Line Sponsor: Sponsor the Liberal Dan Hotline 800 number. Each time the call in number is announced, your business/organization will get mentioned. This deal will either last through the end of the year or until 1500 minutes of call in time is used up. You will also get one 30 second commercial each show until December 31, 2014. See above requirements for commercial content guidelines.You may renew for $250 if the 1500 minutes runs out before the end of the year.

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    $500 reward

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    First Hero: Pledge this amount and you will be the sponsor for the 8pm Central hour on Wednesdays through December 31, 2014. You will get two commercials per show that you sponsor (see commercial requirements above). And at the beginning of the show and at least one additional time in that hour your company/organization/cause will be announced as being the sponsor of the show for that hour. You will also get front page advertising in a 1x1 inch square on liberaldan.com. This logo must be provided by you and wont be displayed until received. Commercial and sponsorship ends December 31, 2014 unless sponsor renews for the pro rated amount.

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    $1,000 reward

    0 backers Limited (1 left of 1)

    Liberal Dan Studios sponsor: You will be the sponsor of the "Liberal Dan Studios". Each hour of the show, I will announce "Welcome back to Liberal Dan Radio, coming live from the <<insert your company here>> studios. You will also get two 30 second commercials per hour (which may be combined into one 60 second commercial if you choose). Finally, you will get "top of the page" banner advertising on each page on liberaldan.com as soon as you send me the graphics. Commercial time and sponsorship ends December 31, 2014 unless sponsor renews for the pro-rated rate..

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    $5,000 reward

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    Hero: Same benefits and terms as "First Hero" except for a different day and/or time of the week. Commercial and sponsorship ends December 31, 2014 unless sponsor renews for prorated amount.

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