About this project
Mike Malloy Video Show - Bringing Progressive Radio into the Video Age
*** FINAL UPDATE 9/23 ***
FINAL STRETCH GOALS
$62,000 - "Case Solved" Level - Each backer will get access to a digital download of 6 episodes of Mike Malloy: Radio Gumshoe. This is our infamous homage to the noir detective genre of radio plays from the 1940’s.
$66,666 - "The 1984 Doublepluss Good Video" Level If we reach this level we will be able to install the necessary equipment and software - like green screen technology and advanced graphics – so that The Malloy Video Show can be as professionally produced as those “Big” political TV shows. If hit this target - by popular demand we will revisit that all-time classic novel 1984. Mike and Kathy will personally re-record their original rendition of the Orwell classic. Mike and Kathy will record and broadcast a chapter each week - and this time you'll be able to see the "actors" as well as hear them! When the book recording is complete, each backer will have exclusive access to the entire digital recording.
The Mike Malloy Video Show Will Happen!
Thanks to an incredible outpouring of support from Truthseekers like you, we’ve exceeded our original goal! Because of your efforts, we will be able to deliver a bigger, better Malloy Video Show than we ever expected.
So Is The Campaign Over?
Far from it! It’s not over until the Kickstarter clock strikes zero. We can’t begin studio renovations until the campaign is over, And the more we raise, the faster we can get these episodes into production. We will add updates, goals, and additional rewards (including stretch rewards) as the fundraising continues. Onward!
So What Now?
With your help, we’re moving forward with three goals in mind:
- Expand our original plans for studio improvements and video production to provide the best Mike Malloy experience for our listeners and viewers!
- Create original Mike Malloy exclusive content for all our backers to enjoy.
- Promote the success of this campaign to dispel the myth that Progressive Media is irrelevant.
With you behind us, we can reach these goals and build this together!
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NEW UPDATE 9-12-2013
SUCCESS! - $48,000 - “Personal Thank you from Molly” - Everyone at the Bootleg Truth level and above will get a limited edition postcard of Molly’s drawing for the campaign along with a special printed “Thank You” message. SUCCESS!
SUCCESS!- $50,000 - “Mo’ Mike Malloy!” We’ll be able to add extra episodes to Season 1 of the Mike Malloy Show. That means 5 bonus episodes for everyone! SUCCESS!
GOAL $60,000 - “Kathy’s Closeup” If we can reach this level we’ll be able outfit the new studio with a professional 3 camera setup and switcher technology. This will give us multiple angles for Mike but more importantly it means that Kathy won’t just be behind the scenes, she’ll actually be on camera, interacting with the show, listeners, and viewers directly!
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Hi, we're Mike and Kathy Malloy and with your help the Mike Malloy Show will create a full season of 20 video episodes that capture the best content and behind-the-scenes activity from Mike's award winning radio show.
The Mike Malloy Show is broadcast daily from our own in-house studio in our basement. When we built our “basement bunker” almost a decade ago we used the best technology available at the time. We still believe we deliver a program that sounds as good as all the other shows that are broadcast from actual radio stations. You would never guess we are working out of our house!
The Mike Malloy show sounds great, but let’s be honest, you’ve heard the expression that someone has a face for radio, well...
Our Studio Has a “Face” for Radio
This is why we need your help. Check out the video, as you can see our studio is in desperate need of an extreme makeover. The technology is outdated and we’re running out of bubble-gum and paperclips. In order to give you the best possible, complete “Malloy Experience,” we have to make some serious equipment upgrades.
We need to improve the look and feel of the studio, and we will also need to install quality lighting, professional cameras, and the necessary equipment and technology to film, edit and produce these must-see episodes.
The Mike Malloy Show Is A Family Production
Our radio show is truly a family affair. It's broadcast live every day from a small studio right in the our basement. Mike's on the mike and Kathy works behind the scenes as the show’s chief engineer and producer... and as soon as the show is over we both walk right up the stairs and spend time with our adorable daughter Molly.
Successful funding of the Mike Malloy Video Series will make it possible for us to produce both the radio and video shows right from our new and improved basement studio. And we promise, you’ll have access to all the behind-the-scenes action we know you want to see.
What The Heck Is The Mike Malloy Show About?
We discuss news, politics, current events and controversial topics rarely discussed in the mainstream media. For more than two decades, we have delivered three hours of powerful, provocative political talk radio to Truthseekers across America. And we are not shy about our personal political positions, either. As proud traditional Liberal Democrats and true progressives, we are never afraid to tackle the tough subjects and tell hard truths about the people in power on both sides of the aisle.
Above all, we believe in free speech and that you have a right to hear more than one opinion on the airwaves so you can form your own opinions. We will never tell you how to think!
What Are The Rewards?
We’ve created a variety of really cool rewards to thank you for supporting our project. Check out the offerings (on the right) and find one that appeals to you!
You can get audio or “Bootleg” DVD’s from the Mike’s Live Unplugged performance on stage in Minneapolis that inspired this project. You’ve heard the difficult and controversial truths we share with fellow Truth Seekers every day on our radio show...but you won’t believe what he cuts loose with when he no longer has the FCC looking over his shoulder. This is “Malloy:Uncensored” like you’ve never seen before!
There’s exclusive download access to every episode of season 1 of the Mike Malloy Video Show so you watch, and re-watch, every episode whenever you want.
You can become an actual sponsor of the Mike Malloy Video Show, get a once in a lifetime chance to be an actual call in guest on the show or even name the new studio.
Something For Everyone
Plus EVERYONE who supports this project at any level will get access to a special Kickstarter only special episode of the Mike Malloy Video Show. Mike and Kathy will take you behind the scenes of the show and nothing will be off limits. Ever since his performance in Minneapolis Mike’s been waiting to really cut loose without having to worry about who might be looking and this is going to be your chance to tune in and watch it happen live.
Is This Project Perfect For Progressives?
Yes. If you’d like strong and smart progressive ideas and perspectives to get more exposure then you should back this project today.
Is This Project For Non-Progressives?
Yes. If you think our marketplace of ideas is improved when there are smart, important, well presented political thoughts discussed and debated, then you should back this project today!
Is This Project For People Not Interested In Politics, Opinions or The World In General?
Yes, because the topics we discuss impact you and the world around you, and will have an impact on every generation to come. You can help make a difference just by backing this project today!
Is This Project For Hard Core Conservatives?
Of course! They might not want to admit it, but many on the right side of the aisle regularly listen to our program. Who wants to listen to the same opinion day after day, across the fruited plane? Lively political debate is crucial. Presenting a progressive point of view has always been a challenge in this business, because it bucks the system. After all, Rush doesn’t need your support, but we do! Please back this project today!
We want to take a quick moment to say thanks to Will and Tigi for helping us put together our video, to daughter Molly - the joy of our lives - for stealing the show, and to our tech guru George Vasilopoulos for bravely trying to drag Mike into the 21st century. But most importantly, we want to say directly to you reading this...
Thank you for taking the time to watch our video and check out this page. We believe strongly in the importance of honest truth-telling. We tackle difficult and controversial topics, where other talk hosts fear to tread!
As a result we have always operated outside the traditional media system, which means we have no corporate sponsors or gate-keeprs to prevent us from straightforward delivery of the truth. But is also means we count on Truthseekers like you to keep fighting the good fight.
We know you have a lot of options and there are many other amazing projects on Kickstarter that you could be reviewing right now. Still, we hope you'll choose to back The Mike Malloy Video Series - and share this campaign with others - so we can make this project a reality.
Thanks and Keep It Lit,
Mike and Kathy Malloy
Risks and challenges
We've been in this business for over two decades and we are completely confident that we can bring you an informative, entertaining, interactive video show. And we promise some creative rewards for all our generous backers. However, renovating our studio is a significant project and small problems could arise that cause delays.
We believe we have allowed sufficient time to account for these potential pitfalls, but we know it's not possible to predict every unforeseen circumstance. We promise we’ll keep you posted every step of the way and that any delays will be minimal as we work to bring you the best possible Malloy Video Experience!Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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