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To construct a radio and production studio for vocational and classroom training for this historic music school in Kingston, Jamaica.
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    AN ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA DIGI-PAK SHOWING THE WORLD YOUR SUPPORT "I helped build the Alpha Boys' Radio Studio!" These custom graphics for your social media include: 1) Facebook cover-sized photo, 2) Square Facebook profile pic and/or Instagram photo and 3) Phone Wallpaper graphic, delivered electronically as a "thank you" for your support. Show your Alpha pride!

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    DIGITAL CD DOWNLOAD "ALPHA BOYS BAND - COME DANCE WITH ME" - Recorded in 2001 by the Alpha School Boys Band (with Johnny Dizzy Moore, Tony Greene, Bo Pee and others sitting in). High quality production produced by legendary Jamaican producer Coxsone Dodd and Dizzy Moore.

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    ALPHA BOYS' SCHOOL RADIO POSTER - An 11"x17" full-color print designed by award winning Jamaican artist Matthew McCarthy. Preview the poster in our "Story" section. This reward also includes the DIGITAL CD DOWNLOAD "COME DANCE WITH ME" and the ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA DIGI-PAK. Show the world your support!

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    ALPHA BOYS' SCHOOL POSTER - Your choice of 11"x17" Alpha Reggae (two options), Ska, Rocksteady, and Dub. These posters commemorate the history of Alpha's music from award winning Jamaican artists Michael Thompson, and would make a fine addition to any home or studio. SEE ALL THE POSTERS IN THE DESCRIPTIONS SECTION. Choose any one of the five posters and please specify which poster you would like.

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    COMPLIMENTARY ALPHA LIVE! TOUR OF ALPHA BOYS' SCHOOL INCLUDING PERFORMANCE BY THE ALPHA BOYS BAND - Would you like to experience where the founding members of the Skatalites spent their childhood or walk the grounds where Jo Harriott and Dizzy Reece first learned to play? Alpha Live! is a special one-hour tour held at Alpha Boys School on Fridays from 3:30-4:30 pm. Led by past Alpha students, the tour includes stops at all the vocations and special performance by the Alpha Boys Band. PLEASE NOTE: TRANSPORTATION TO THE SCHOOL IS NOT PROVIDED. This reward also includes the DIGITAL CD DOWNLOAD "COME DANCE WITH ME" and the ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA DIGI-PAK. Show the world your support!

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    EXCLUSIVE AUDIO SAMPLES RECORDED BY YELLOWMAN FOR YOUR SMART PHONE - Grammy nominee, dancehall pioneer and past Alpha student, Winston "Yellowman" Foster, is known for clever lyrics and this is the only way to get exclusive audio for your ringtone, voicemail and phone alerts. With this reward your phone will sound like no other! This reward also includes the DIGITAL CD DOWNLOAD "COME DANCE WITH ME" and the ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA DIGI-PAK. Show the world your support!

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    ALPHA WEAR JA T-SHIRT - Please specify size (Jr, Sm, Me, Lg, Xl). Preview the shirt in our "Story" section. Alpha Wear JA shirts are 100% cotton and screen printed by hand by current Alpha boys. In addition to learning about the vocation of screen printing, Alpha's screen printing students also learn entrepreneurial skills including: accounting, customer service, promotion and order fulfillment. Alpha Wear JA products directly support the educational and vocational needs of Alpha students. This reward also includes the DIGITAL CD DOWNLOAD "COME DANCE WITH ME" and the ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA DIGI-PAK. Show the world your support!

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    5 POSTER SET - 11"x17" Alpha Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae (two versions) and Dub. Preview the posters in our "Story" section. This gorgeous set of posters commemorating Alpha by award-winning Jamaican artist Michael Thompson would make a fine addition to any home or studio. The posters were created as part of Thompson's special contribution to the First International Reggae Poster Contest, an initiative Thompson co-founded. This reward also includes the DIGITAL CD DOWNLOAD "COME DANCE WITH ME" and the ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA DIGI-PAK. Show the world your support!

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    FOR BUSINESSES OR INDIVIDUALS -
    An ON-AIR ANNOUNCEMENT package with Name and/or Website included in a thank you promotional announcement to be aired on www.alphaboysschoolradio.com.
    These announcements will run for 2 months ON AIR. (Listen to example in the "story section") PLEASE CONTACT ALPHABOYSSCHOOLRADIO@GMAIL.COM FOR DETAILS.

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    POSTER ART PRINT (50 cm x 70 cm) by Maria Papaefstathiou entitled "ALPHA CELEBRATING 100 YEARS" - Preview the poster in our "Story" section. This reward also includes the DIGITAL CD DOWNLOAD "COME DANCE WITH ME" and the ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA DIGI-PAK. Show the world your support!

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    POSTER ART PRINT (50 cm x 70 cm) by Michael Thompson. AKA Freestylee: Artist Without Border entitled "ALPHA - A GREAT JAMAICAN SUCCESS STORY" - Preview the poster in our "Story" section. This reward also includes the DIGITAL CD DOWNLOAD "COME DANCE WITH ME" and the ONLINE SOCIAL MEDIA DIGI-PAK. Show the world your support!

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    FOR BUSINESSES - An introductory ON-AIR ANNOUNCEMENT PACKAGE AND BANNER PLACEMENT ON RADIO WEBSITE - Preview the audio and website placement in our "Story" section. Includes a professionally produced 60-second advertisement for your business, or you can use a pre-produced spot that you may already have. In addition to the on-air studio sponsorship underwriting announcement on Alpha Boys' School Radio, the donors' click-through logo will be featured on the studio section of the Alpha Boys School Radio website. This sponsorship is similar to a traditional radio advertising package. Alpha Boys' School Radio is heard by over 60,000 people each month around the world. Although listeners are in many countries, the top listenership is from USA, UK and Japan as well as Jamaica. PLEASE CONTACT ALPHABOYSSCHOOLRADIO@GMAIL.COM FOR DETAILS.

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    FOR MUSIC MAKERS - ADD A HORN SECTION RECORDED AT TUFF GONG INTERNATIONAL STUDIO - Add a horn section recorded at the legendary Tuff Gong Recording Studio for your next song crafted by members of the Alpha All Stars, a touring group of professional musicians who are past Alpha Boys' School students. Alpha is known for its horns and 2014 is no different. Add a sax, trumpet and trombone to your next track. Send your hornless track and let the Alpha All Stars horn section do the rest!

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    FOR BUSINESSES - ON-AIR COMMERCIAL
    ANNOUNCEMENT SPONSORSHIP PACKAGE on Alpha Boys School Radio and click-through logo on studio section of the website. Preview the audio and website placement in our "Story" section. This sponsorship is similar to a traditional radio advertising package. Alpha Boys' School Radio is heard by over 60,000 people each month around the world. Although listeners are in many countries, the top listenership is from USA, UK and Japan as well as Jamaica. This INCLUDES a professionally produced 60-second advertisement for your business, or you can use a pre-produced spot that you may already have. PLEASE CONTACT ALPHABOYSSCHOOLRADIO@GMAIL.COM FOR DETAILS.

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    FOR BUSINESSES - LOGO ON HOME SCREEN of ALPHA BOYS' SCHOOL RADIO MOBILE APPLICATION. AND an introductory ON-AIR Advertising Package. Preview the audio and mobile application placement in our "Story" section. The iPhone and Android mobile application app is available for free in app stores. In the first month of its release, this application was downloaded over 1,000 times. Your click-through logo will appear on the home screen for 6 months (every other month for one year). This reward includes and Introductory ON-AIR Package on alphaboysschoolradio.com.
    PLEASE CONTACT ALPHABOYSSCHOOLRADIO@GMAIL.COM FOR DETAILS

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    FOR BUSINESSES - LOGO ON ALPHA MEDIA PLAYER FOR SIX MONTHS & AN INTRODUCTORY ON AIR ADVERTISING PACKAGE. Preview the audio and web placement in our "Story" section. The media player is how people listen to the radio station online which is heard by over 60,000 people per month from around the world. The media player is distributed throughout the web and is on every page of alphaboysschoolradio.com. It is also featured on alphaboysschool.org and alphawearja.com. PLEASE CONTACT ALPHABOYSSCHOOLRADIO@GMAIL.COM FOR DETAILS.

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    NAMING RIGHTS TO THE MEDIA LAB AT ALPHA BOYS' SCHOOL RADIO. Media production is essential in today's radio environment. Audio editing and graphic design are part of every radio promotion. With your pledge Alpha Boys School Radio will purchase media editing software and sound cards necessary for learning production skills in the [Donor Name Here] Media Lab. Donor will also receive a Digi Thank You Pack, Come Dance With Me download, Yellowman audio clips for smart phones and an Alpha Wear JA tshirt. PLEASE CONTACT ALPHABOYSSCHOOLRADIO@GMAIL.COM FOR DETAILS

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    NAMING RIGHTS TO THE ALPHA BOYS' SCHOOL RADIO STUDIO FOR ONE YEAR AND A TOP OF THE HOUR ADVERTISING PACKAGE PLUS VISIBILITY ON THE RADIO WEBSITE AND PROMOTIONAL CONSIDERATION. Preview the audio and website placement in our "Story" section. On-air announcements will be in the "top of the hour ID" format (i.e. You are listening to Alpha Boys School Radio where programming is made possible by [Donor + Donor tag line]. Donor will also receive click through logo placement in the "Studio" and "Music" sections of the Alpha Boys School Radio website. A commemorative plaque inside Alpha Boys' Radio Studio will recognize the donor for years to come. Donor will also receive promotional consideration and mentions in worldwide media. PLEASE CONTACT ALPHABOYSSCHOOLRADIO@GMAIL.COM FOR DETAILS.

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