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      Creator Bill Lichtenstein on January 9, 2012

      One of our favorite comments that came in by email: "Watching the video brought back so many memories. Some, particularly were not pleasant. I was only in high school, but remember the National Guard in Harvard Sq. and the Boston police rushing down the stairs across from the State House. But the good...Grateful Dead, Blood,Sweat and Tears, Cream, Janis at Harvard Stadium....the long version of any song....so good! I'm thrilled to support this project!" - Patricia

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      Creator Eileen Giddings on January 2, 2012

      Back in the day, everywhere I went, BCN was with me: beach, car, parties, at home, work, hanging out with friends, Hampton Beach, NH, Charles St., Boston. I loved the music, DJ's, and freedom of political views. Bam!! Was an important part of my life.
      Eileen Harrington Giddings

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      Creator Leda Naomi Andrews on December 20, 2011

      I'm thrilled that this project will be going forward and soo excited to see the finished project.I I'm also beyond humbled and honored that you chose the photos of me dancing for your Thank you video!!!

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      Creator Mark Rheault on December 20, 2011

      I am so excited to see this project come to pass, I have been telling my kids for years you havn't heard the News until you have heard Danny Schechter pick the relevant songs to serve as backing tracks to his news broadcast. The Big Mattress was a staple of my teenage years and I am looking forward to seeing those moments come back to life. WBCN was my inspiration to become a DJ at WRUV while I was at the University of Vermont in the early 70's. WBCN was indeed The American Revolution. Thanks for doing this.
      Mark

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      Creator James on December 20, 2011

      WBCN is a legend and I'm thrilled to contribute! Can't wait to see the documentary.

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      Creator Steve Nelson on December 19, 2011

      This is now the 12th highest-funded film/video project ever on Kickstarter, a tribute to WBCN, Bill Lichtenstein and all of us who joined the "Revolution".

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      Creator Carol MacDonald on December 19, 2011

      1 hour to go!!! That's our LOVE for BCN....and I'm the one who noticed it made it OVER 104K first and posted it on Charles wall...and within 20 minutes BCN put it out there!! Don't know if they saw that...but it was fun for me :-)

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      Creator Debbie Marsh on December 19, 2011

      Yahoo! Can't wait for this very special evening...

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      Creator Bob Bernstein on December 19, 2011

      WOW! With only 8 1/2 hours to go.
      851 BACKERS = $112,308 ~Congratulations to all!
      Can't wait to see the film!

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      Creator Valerie Schechter on December 19, 2011

      WOW! WE DID IT! SOOO LOOKING FORWARD TO IT, BILL!

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      Creator John Grabill on December 19, 2011

      Witchi Tai To gim-mie rah
      Whoa ron-nee ka
      Whoa ron-nee ka
      Hey-ney hey-ney no wah

      Water spirit feelings
      Springin' round my head
      Makes me feel glad
      That I'm not dead

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      Creator Bruce Stebbins on December 19, 2011

      In the summer of 1968 I had to go to summer school at Brown & Nichols to re-take Algebra II and Chemistry. A classmate turned me on to WBCN and I never looked back. Thanks to BCN I ended up in radio. Got my first paid gig in Springfield in 1972 and am still in radio to this day. I'm proud to be a backer of this project. Such a legendary radio station!

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      Creator patricia caldwell on December 18, 2011

      Watching the video brought back so many memories. Some, particularly were not pleasant. I was only in high school, but remember the National Guard in Harvard Sq. and the Boston police rushing down the stairs across from the State House. But the good...Grateful Dead, Blood,Sweat and Tears, Cream, Janis at Harvard Stadium....the long version of any song....so good! I'm thrilled to support this project!

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      Creator Katy Abel on December 18, 2011

      The Revolution will now be televised. Or better yet, filmed. Congrats to Bill and his team for a creative, inspiring marketing campaign to preserve our cultural history.

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      Creator Kaitlin Maud on December 18, 2011

      As a 3yr veteran of WBCN, I am honored to support this documentary!

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      Creator Destiny Curtis on December 17, 2011

      Excellent! I can't wait to see this film. Boston has spoken and is has said that it loves BCN..NOW they need to realize that Sam Kopper is rebuilding this beloved station in the very same fashion that it was built back in the day. Spread the word and stream FREE FORM BCN!! Long live the revolution!

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      Creator Steve Nelson on December 17, 2011

      Long live the "Revolution"!

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      Creator Steve Kreckman on December 17, 2011

      Congratulations one and all! The folks that made BCN all it was really deserve this for all that they brought into our lives every day. It's so great to see that their contribution to the artistic vibe that makes Boston such a great city is finally getting its due.

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      Creator Walter C Newell on December 17, 2011

      woot!woot! woot! wbcn's legion of followers have spoken--see you at the party!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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      Creator Brick Duck Communications on December 17, 2011

      Looks like we're over the top as of 1200p ET Saturday! I'm thrilled, not only by the docu project but by this community of backers pulling itself together in the late innings! What a great story. Congratulations Bill!

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      Creator Stanton Barker on December 17, 2011

      WBCN was largely responsible for my getting into professional radio in the first place. This is why they owe me a party and a show ;-)

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      Creator Frank Chimi on December 17, 2011

      Almost there! under $5000 to go, I increased my pledge yesterday
      I invite you all to join the group "Who Remembers the Boston Tea Party, 1967-1970" on Facebook
      Photos of almost all BTP Posters!

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      Creator Debbie Marsh on December 17, 2011

      Almost there. Let's keep it going. This is history in the making and sooooo cool. I can remember following Charles and the van up to South Natick and the Natick police following close behind. These were truly great memories growing up. Hello, Girly Watch :)

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      Creator Marilyn Rea Beyer on December 16, 2011

      Great idea for a documentary, Bill. Of course, you've got a million great ideas. Good luck! Best, MRB

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      Creator Stanton Barker on December 16, 2011

      I think at $93k the masses have done their part. Let's find a few big players who became rock stars because of WBCN to jump in the pool. This puppy jumped over $10k in one day because of YOU, Charles and our friends. It's time to make this happen. Call your rock star friends and WBCN listeners and push it across the line. I will see you all at Paradise.

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      Creator Scott Feldman on December 16, 2011

      It was either sponsor this or do the funky chicken ...

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      Creator Philip Reeder on December 16, 2011

      Glad to see a number of WNEC-FM alumni have signed on, many of who have done air on WBCN.

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      Creator gina preziosi on December 16, 2011

      As backer 666, I would like to donate as a tip-of-the-hat to all the interns and producers, like myself, that passed through the halls and smoked in the garage and would do it all again for less than free. Special shout out to The Big Mattress Crews! XOXOX!

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      Creator Mark Schultz on December 16, 2011

      There are 2890 likes and only 664 backers. If the remaining people only gave $10 each we make it. Come on, donate now!

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      Creator Steve Nelson on December 16, 2011

      We're "too big to fail" now. As of 9:50 on Friday morning, 637 of us have pledged $80,877. Of that $21,004 comes from 9 generous pledges of $1,000 or more. That means that the other 628 of us have anted up $59,873, an average of $95 each, which is really impressive. Now we need another $23,123 to make the goal. So if each of us got just one another person to pledge only $37, we'll make the goal. So let's get on Facebook and Twitter and e-mail and whatever to get those pledges. We can do it!

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      Creator John Morrison on December 15, 2011

      Let's do this thing!

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      Creator David Johnson on December 15, 2011

      Charles - I signed up for $104. If needed, I'll do an additional $1041 immediately - for your proposal. Also, I can send my HOT wife to go swimming with you in the morning.

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      Creator Leda Naomi Andrews on December 15, 2011

      WBCN opened a world of music to me.It was my constant companion.As an angst ridden young teen it made me feel like I belonged.Amazing to see the photos of myself dancing on Cambridge Common in the trailer.Best of luck with this project.

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      Creator John Grabill on December 15, 2011

      Only need 1,160 folks kicking in $25 (the new $5 dollar bill) and you validate the power of grass roots sponsorship, the gift of giving and the spirit that was and is WBCN.... and you get the DVD.... a deal and a bag of chips, is what it is...! Or surely there are a couple of high rollers who might remember making use of the cat and dog report or going to the rumble back in the day.... Please, for the education this film will give so many people: GIVE! GIVE! GIVE! Thank you.

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      Creator cazuma on December 15, 2011

      You rock, Bill!! What a great project. I'm rooting for your project from California!
      -Chiye

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      Creator Ed Torri on December 15, 2011

      Contributed in the memory of J J Jackson.................

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      Creator Rob Lembrée on December 14, 2011

      WBCN left each of us with perspectives on things that we're all the better for. Perhaps it was Charles' Wayback Machine and an appreciation for old time radio. Maybe it was comedy at five minutes past the big hour of five o'clock. It could have been the unique, new music that the station brought us like U2, or Rock n Roll Rumbles, or maybe being on 128 with us during the Blizzard of '78. If could be listening through someone else's speakers out a window in Kenmore Square on Patriots Day, or in any number of places and times in our lives.

      Whatever it was, it's something that's impossible to find in commercial radio today. This film's about what made `BCN unique and how that uniqueness changed the world. This film will show a new generation what radio should be all about, and who knows -- maybe it'll be the light at the end of the tunnel for those of us who know what's missing in radio.

      Please pledge what you can so that this project can come to fruition!

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      Creator Peggy Farber on December 13, 2011

      First, WBCN rocked! Now the project rocks!! What you need now is a couple of Big Papi's for a heavy hit and a couple of Tom Brady's for a couple of Hail Mary donations:) Step up Boston and Cape Cod$$

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      Creator Lisa Traxler on December 13, 2011

      WBCN was so much more than a radio station. From the first notes of Creem's "I Feel Free" until the final moments of "Shine On You Crazy Diamond" (great choice, Bradley Jay), WBCN defined an entire era of American pop culture. I'm honored to help support this documentary, and am still amazed by the creative fire that runs deep in all associated with the best-in-the-nation rock n roll station. See you all at the party? YEP!! Spread the word - 'cause time's a ticking.

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      Creator John Grabill on December 12, 2011

      Ladies and Gentleman! Kids of All Ages! Seriously?? Just 40% of the needed amount to fund this fantastic project has been pledged with only one week to go? I just went in and doubled mine: bumped up from $104 to $208 so I can add another warm body to the amazing planned Paradise Party, and to show my respect and admiration for what Bill is trying to do, and for what the spirit of WBCN brought to my life, and the Community. Only 267 backers? Please! Contact all your friends, old and new, and stir up some support.... Let's pack the Paradise, eh? If the good lord's willing and there ain't no meltdown, I'll see y'all there! May all your days be circus days....

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      Creator John Chioccariello on December 9, 2011

      I was 12 years old in 1973 and my dad made me paint the hallway. i was pissed off. I got my transistor radio and found WBCN. It made my miserable day bearable. It was the first time I listened and then I listened every day until its demise. Thank you WBCN!

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      Creator Bill Lichtenstein on December 4, 2011

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      Creator Deborah Ullman on November 29, 2011

      Wow! Just watched/heard the trailer again and I am stoked! Thank you Bill for doing this project. intend to help more (before 12/19). I want some of those Tea Party posters I lost -- I so want the Occupiers of today to see us, their foremothers and fathers in Harvard Yard and Cambridge and Boston Common -- with the best soundtrack the world's ever known. I don't look back much - pretty busy with today, but this is so rich!!! love you for doing this!
      Debbie Ullman

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      Creator Mike Andres on November 28, 2011

      BCN was more that a radio station, it was a way of life, a state of mind. The DJ's were your friends. You felt like you were a part of the station, it was family. It was also a place where you leaned about music, both new and old. Tell some young program director today the story about how the Cars were in regular rotation with a demo tape. They'll think you're making it up, they could not comprehend it. That could not happen today, but it did happen. That's the way things were then. I try to tell my kids about how radio was in the 60's and 70's. There's no way talking about it can do it justice. You had to be there, and if you were, you get it. If you weren't, I don't think you can fully appreciate it. I miss the old BCN, there will never be another. I can't wait to see the film.

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      Creator John Grabill on November 28, 2011

      When I walked into my freshman homeroom at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional HS in 1968, someone had penciled in .1 after the room number: 104, of course. A brief investigation, and I was off. What a community of on-air personalities, new music and enlightened listeners 'BCN engendered! My high school rock goup got caught up in the web of "sound waves, wave back" culminating in us having our 45 premiered at Dan Beach's Stop Look and Listen. The station Inspired me to so many things, including bringing the spirit of the American Revolution to my Oberlin College radio show and linkups with WMMS in Cleveland and WNTN back home. I still have all my original posters and all. Ugly radio was dead, indeed! Go Bill! Spread the word! (And you who are taking the time to read this: think back, think forward, and donate to bring this film/statement to fruition!)

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      Creator Dan Beach on November 26, 2011

      On a fateful day in 1968, I tuned in to WBCN from my record store in Concord, Stop Look & Listen. We became one of WBCN's first advertisers, a decision that changed my life. WBCN brought humanity to the airwaves; a new rhythm to life; a cast of characters we loved and identified with (Charles, Sam, Tommy, Jim, Bill, JJ, Mississippi, Al...); music which evolved as the world changed; real news reflecting real happenings, without the taint of corporate America (thanks to Danny Schechter); and a sense of community that brought several generations together. We lived and loved well, and through it all was WBCN. I think we all need to reconnect with those values and realize how important WBCN was to us, and to the community. Kudos to Bill for getting this project rolling and to everyone who is coming together to help make this film a reality.

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    Special Limited Donor Reward! Party like it's 1969: Pledge $1000 to receive ten personal invitations for yourself and nine guests to join us for a gala donor appreciation night, including a sneak preview of "The American Revolution," at Boston's famed Paradise Rock Club, on December 3, 2012. The gala celebration will feature legendary Boston music, media and radio personalities. The documentary has been made possible by the support of WBCN Nation, and this is an evening for all of us to celebrate the legendary station, the film and your generous support. Media stars and musicians are already turning out to support "The American Revolution," and a limited number of tickets for this fabulous evening will only be available by making a pledge at KickstartWBCN.com. In addition, you will receive a limited edition poster, created by Boston Tea Party artist Eric Engstrom, to celebrate this very special evening, and signed by Engstrom, the filmmaker, and WBCN notables. Plus, you and your guests will each get a copy of the documentary on DVD or digital download (your choice) when the film is released in 2012, and your name as a Funder in the film's closing credits. Plus the chance to win a real WBCN gold record.

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    Special Limited Edition Donor Reward! Pledge $1,000 and receive a series of three (3) signed limited edition three-panel fine art prints featuring the original posters from the legendary rock hall, the Boston Tea Party. Artist Eric Engstrom has created this series of fine art prints featuring his historic Boston Tea Party posters for The Who, Steve Miller, the Grateful Dead, Traffic, Santana, the J. Geils Band, and others. (See posters at left). These numbered, matted and hand-signed limited edition color inkjet prints are not available elsewhere. They are perfect for your collection or as a one of a kind gift. And we’ll send you the film on DVD or digital download (your choice) when it's released in Fall 2012, exclusive project updates, and your name as a Funder in the film's closing credits. Plus you’ll get a chance to win a real WBCN gold record.

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    *Once-in-a-Lifetime Limited Donor Reward!* Exclusive night out for you and three friends with Peter (“Woofa Goofa”) Wolf, the legendary solo artist, J. Geils Band lead singer and original WBCN late night DJ. Dine at famed Davio’s restaurant, Boston’s most elegant Northern Italian steakhouse. You will spend the evening regaled with tales of rock and roll and radio, along with hilarious anecdotes about everyone from Mick and Keith to the early days of WBCN. Just pledge $2,500 or more and bring three friends. Dinner to take place at a mutually agreeable time to be determined. Don’t wait because this dream dinner party will be snapped up fast!!! (Big thanks to Steve DiFillippo of Davio’s)

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    *Once-in-a-Lifetime Limited Donor Reward!* Have you ever wished you could co-host an hour of live radio with legendary, award-winning, Big Mattress DJ Charles Laquidara? Now you can. The first person to pledge $1,004 dollars, or more, will get a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do a remote live broadcast from a location of your choice, with Charles Laquidara, who will be broadcasting from his home studio in Hawaii. It will be one full hour of Free-Form 'BCN radio. You'll be over the airwaves in FM High Def and on-line! Play your favorite music, and talk with Charles about the songs. Reminisce, and be the toast of WBCN's live Free Form HD station. We'll even record the whole show so you can play it for your friends! Plus you never know who will show up. ("Hello Rangoon!") Act now before someone else beats you to the punch line!

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    Special Limited Edition Donor Reward! Pledge $1,500 and get a signed numbered limited edition photographic print featuring three dramatic and haunting photographs of Bruce Springsteen performing at his legendary 1974 concert at the Harvard Square Theatre. This was the night that music critic and now Springsteen manager Jon Landau wrote of in his now famous "I have seen rock and roll future . . ." concert review. Here is your chance to see and own the image of this historic moment in rock music histrory. This signed and numbered limited edition print by photographer Barry Schneier is not available elsewhere. Also, get "The American Revolution" on DVD or digital download (your choice) when it's released in Fall 2012, exclusive project updates, and your name as a Funder in the film's closing credits. Plus a chance to win a real WBCN gold record.

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    Pledge $2,500 and get a one of a kind collection of the art and photography from The American Revolution, including your choice of a signed and numbered 11" x 17" three-panel print of original posters from the Boston Tea Party, your choice of a signed photo by famed photographer Peter Simon, and the three-panel print of Bruce Springsteen performing at the Harvard Square Theatre, the night music critic Jon Landau wrote his legendary "I have seen rock and roll future" concert review of Springsteen, signed by photographer Barry Schneier. These one of a kind prints, available only on Kickstarter, are perfect for your collection or as gifts. Plus, get a copy of the documentary on DVD or a digital download (your choice) when the film is released in 2012 and your name as a Funder in the final credits of the film. Plus the chance to win a real WBCN gold record.

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    Special Limited Donor Reward. Spend a day working as a Production Assistant on the documentary film either at our Cambridge, MA offices or from home anywhere in the world, and get recognized in the final credits. A great gift for the future documentary filmmaker in your life, or if you've always wanted to be part of a film crew. Plus, the film on DVD or digital download (your choice) when it's released in Fall 2012 and exclusive project updates. Plus a chance to win a real WBCN gold record.

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    Pledge $5,000 and get all of the rewards at the $2,500 level plus a prominent credit as Underwriter of the film in the final credits.

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    Special Limited Donor Reward. Spend a day working as a Production Assistant on the documentary film either at our Cambridge, MA offices or from home anywhere in the world, and get recognized in the final credits. A great gift for the future documentary filmmaker in your life, or if you've always wanted to be part of a film crew. Plus, the film on DVD or digital download (your choice) when it's released in Fall 2012 and exclusive project updates. Plus a chance to win a real WBCN gold record.

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    Pledge $10,000 or more, and get all of the rewards at the $5,000 level plus a prominent credit as Major Underwriter of the film in the final credits and in all promotional and educational outreach material. [If you or your organization would like to support "The American Revolution" at a higher funding level, please contact us!]

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