KX 93.5 is an indie, non-commercial, locally-owned FM radio station in Laguna Beach, CA. We have big goals and aspirations for what we're doing for unsigned artists and for the radio industry, and we want to film a webseries about our story and indie music.
We have a really cool beachside studio, and we happen to be the only alternative radio station in Orange County, so we've been fortunate enough to host interviews and performances from many bands like Bloc Party, A Silent Film, ZZ Ward, Kitten, Gold Fields, The Parlotones, Andrew McMahon and more. We think these bands are AWESOME, yet they don't get played on commercial radio. We know we're not going to change that, but we can certainly showcase them and our station in a docu-style webseries.
Your support will go toward the staffing, production, and equipment of producing a weekly webisode, including, but not limited to:
Episodes will feature a live performance from a well-known (but underplayed) indie band and some of the behind-the-scenes of running and managing a local radio station that is going against the "man."
To give you an idea of the show, our pilot episode will include:
- Interviews with the founders of KX 93.5 about the mission and what we're trying to do for indie artists - The challenges we're faced with as a small mom and pop radio station with a staff of four, going against major corporations in Southern California. - In-studio performances/interviews with one of our featured artists (some coming in soon are Kate Nash, Capital Cities, The Mowgli's, etc) - The local vibe and eccentricity of Laguna Beach that hasn't been captured on TV/web
The webisode will be between 5 and 10 minutes, focusing mostly on the musician and the live performance, with interviews cut-in detailing the behind-the-scenes of operating a small radio station. It will be shot on two handheld cameras with at least three overhead "big brother" style. Everyone in the building will be miced so we can capture the performance audio and the "candid" moments that aren't live on the radio.
A true David and Goliath music tale.
Risks and challenges
We started an FM radio station in a community that hasn't had one since 1951, so we know a lot about overcoming challenges. We are a small team but one that is truly passionate about changing the way radio and artists are viewed in America, and we will do anything to bring awareness to that.
We've already produced some videos for the web, so we know it's possible. We just don't have the manpower, the proper equipment, or the production value to make it great, and we know this boost will bring you a unique and eye-opening show for music-lovers.
A KX 93.5 t-shirt and a hat, YOU get to be a guest host for 30 minutes on KX 93.5 (by phone), A 15s message that airs once a day for a month, thanking you individually or your business, heard by thousands of our listeners
An interview/appearance in one of our episodes if you visit Laguna Beach, Two KX 93.5 t-shirts and hats, A 15s message that airs two times a day for a month, thanking you individually or your business, heard by thousands of our listeners
A weekend in Laguna Beach at one of our local beachside hotels (three nights), An interview/appearance in one of our episodes while you visit, four KX 93.5 t-shirts and hats, a 15s message that airs four times a day for a month thanking you individually or your business, heard by thousands of our listeners, a "thank you" in the credits of the show