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Last updated October 28, 2013

PDX Radio Revolution (Canceled)

Launch of a commercial-free online station to reconnect radio with the community via a unique blend of music and public service.

PDX Radio Revolution (Canceled)

Launch of a commercial-free online station to reconnect radio with the community via a unique blend of music and public service.

$15,076
pledged of $100,000pledged of $100,000 goal
125
backers
Funding Canceled
Funding for this project was canceled by the project creator on Oct 28 2013
Last updated October 28, 2013

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Why the revolution? Because we love Portland, and we love music! It’s time for a new model of radio – a model that reflects and serves the community through music and public affairs programming. Connecting with the Portland community is our mission.

Portland Radio Project is a group of radio professionals, led by broadcast journalist Rebecca Webb, who have witnessed significant and unfortunate changes to radio over the years. Through ownership consolidation, a handful of corporations have gained control over most of American radio. They play only the songs that serve the bottom line, over and over again, ignoring incredible talent that deserves to be heard. They give air time only to those organizations that can pay for it, disregarding the great work done by so many Portland nonprofits and volunteers whose stories deserve to be told.

We promise to deliver that new model of radio, online. We will use the ease of streaming technology to deliver a commercial-free music mix of rock, folk and blues with exposure for local and emerging artists. We also promise visibility for the causes and nonprofits that make Portland a great place to live through quality news and true public service. We are proud to have a news partnership with Oregon Public Broadcasting and are collaborating with Oregon Music News.

Our music stream will feature artists ranging from Bruno Mars to the Rolling Stones, from Patty Griffin to the Beatles. You’ll hear the latest hits, but not 10 times a day. You’ll also hear local artists such as Norman Sylvester and Christopher Worth. And we’ll help you discover hot local bands you’ve never heard before, bands you can then see live at the Doug Fir or the Star Theater. You’ll hear brief underwriting credits, but no annoying commercials.

We have talked to many Portlanders who have already pledged their support to Portland Radio Project. We hope you will, too. The Kickstarter campaign will cover music licensing fees for our first year of programming, estimated at more than $80,000! It also will fund equipment we need to do live remotes in the community, which is part of our mission.

Join the revolution!! Check us out at www.prp.fm or stop by our Facebook page.

PS: Join us in celebrating the public launch of our stream at the release of Worth’s second CD on Friday, Oct. 18, at Portland’s Star Theater. We will stream it live! The concert, a Proper Villain Production, also will feature Marv Ellis+We Tribe and the Wil Kinky Trio.

Risks and challenges

Our technical team is working very hard to perfect the stream and get us ready for our public launch -- a live stream of Christopher Worth's CD release concert at the Star Theater on Oct. 18. As of Oct. 19 we will be streaming 24 hours a day! We are still finalizing an app so that listeners can have easy access to the stream from their smart phones. Finding an app that will work for all devices is definitely a challenge! We also are hard at work on our application for nonprofit status, which could take several months. In the meantime we hope to finalize a fiscal sponsorship agreement that will allow us to begin seeking underwriters. Creating a sustainable funding model will take time and diligence, but we are committed to success!

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    You'll get a virtual "high five" from the Portland Radio Project team. Thanks!

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    Thanks for joining the revolution! A member of our air team will send you a heartfelt thank you via email.

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    You really get it, don't you?! We'll list your name on our website as a founding supporter of the cause.

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    Now we're talking!! We will send you a PRP smart phone cover. Pledge by Oct. 10 and you'll get password access to the stream before our public launch!

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    Now we're talking about you!! We will thank you by name on our live stream... and let you know which day to listen. Plus, we'll send you a PRP smart phone cover. Pledge by Oct. 10 and you'll get password access to the stream before our public launch!

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    You are a true Revolutionary!! We want to meet you and introduce you to our audience! Visit the Portland Radio Project studios for a behind-the-scenes tour -- we'll even play your song! Pledge by Oct. 10 and you'll get tickets to our Oct. 18 launch concert celebrating the release of Christopher Worth's new CD at Portland's Star Theater. Plus you'll get the PRP smart phone cover!

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    You will be among the first to experience the Portland Radio Project performance lounge! Two tickets to a private concert by one of Portland's hottest bands. Pledge by Oct. 10 and you'll get VIP tickets to our Oct. 18 launch concert celebrating the release of Christopher Worth's new CD at Portland's Star Theater. Plus you'll get the CD and a PRP smart phone cover!

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    Get your song list ready -- you're invited to be a guest Portland Radio Project deejay! Spend an hour on-air with your favorite PRP personality, playing your choice of music and talking about your favorite community causes!

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    You must really care about Portland music and causes! Take your pick -- we will introduce your favorite local band (subject to their approval) to our audience via a live studio performance OR we will interview a representative of your favorite nonprofit and feature their organization for a full week! Plus you'll get to introduce them on-air!

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    This level of passion warrants our undivided musical attention! We will arrange an eight-hour professional recording package at Mountain Air Sound Studios -- our broadcast home -- for you or your favorite Portland artist/band. Produce your own record with the expertise of PRP recording and mixing engineer Mike Woodman Johnson. We'll also give it full consideration for play on our stream!

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