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Help us share the story of New Jersey’s WFMU, the world’s longest-running freeform radio station, in its fight to stay alive.
Help us share the story of New Jersey’s WFMU, the world’s longest-running freeform radio station, in its fight to stay alive.
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    THANK YOU EMAIL: Receive a personal Thank You email from director Tim K. Smith along with a link to one of his favorite WFMU radio archives for your listening!

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    THANK YOU IN THE CREDITS: See your name up in lights, scrolling in the credits, racing across the big screen in whopping 32 point type, set in the greatest font of all time. Plus, the above.

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    THE CLASSIC WOOF-MOO WFMU STICKER + THANK YOU: WFMU's Dog and Cow Logo in sticker form. Plus, all the above.

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    FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU: Support film where it counts: right on top of your chest cavity. Designed by artist Chris Capuozzo, with black and red ink on black cotton. Plus, all the above.

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    FREEFORM OR DEATH DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU: Receive a DVD of the completed film, as soon as it is released. Plus, all the above.

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    SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU: Hypnotize the masses with your very own subliminal message -- a high definition frame (art 1920 x 1080) of your own creation -- inserted into the final film! This is your chance to both support and subvert the film about the station that subverts THE MAN. Plus, all the above.

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    SPOEK MATHAMBO LIMITED EDITION REWARD: SPOEK MATHAMBO "FATHER CREEPER" LP + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU

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    SACRED BONES LIMITED EDITION REWARD: 3-PACK SPECIAL:
    V/A Todo Muere Vol. 2 (Record Day Store Sampler 2012),
    Timmy’s Organism LP “Rise of the Green Gorilla”, The Men LP “Leave Home”
    + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU

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    WFMU CHRIS WARE T-SHIRT + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU: The long out-of-print Chris Ware WFMU t-shirt has been reprinted to help make this Kickstarter a success. The shirt features Jimmy Corrigan, the Smartest Kid on Earth demonstrating how to use radio to win friends and influence people. Get one while they last. Plus, all the above.

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    WFMU SHOT GLASS + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + BOTH SHIRTS + STICKER + THANK YOU: Raise a glass to your favorite freeform station in your own WFMU shot glass, designed by Half Japanese's Jad Fair. It will be particularly handy when playing WFMU's favorite Best Show drinking game, "GET OFF MY PHONE." Plus, all the above.

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    10 SEPARATE SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES + WFMU SHOT GLASS + BOTH SHIRTS + DVD + STICKER + THANK YOU: Reinforce your subliminal instructions with ten frames spread throughout the final film. Or cast a wide net and embed ten different messages in the documentary. Plus, all the above.

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    PREMIERE INVITE FOR TWO + 10 SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES + WFMU SHOT GLASS + BOTH SHIRTS + DVD + STICKER + THANK YOU: You and a loved one will be invited to the New York City premiere of FREEFORM OR DEATH! Be there as the WFMU family sees the film for the first time. Plus, all the above.

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    BELOVED AND DIVINE PRODUCER CREDIT + ROUGH CUT SCREENING + PREMIERE INVITE FOR TWO + 10 SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES + SHOT GLASS + BOTH SHIRTS + DVD + STICKER : Be acknowledged in the credits as a "Beloved and Divine Producer" and we will invite you and a loved one to the very exclusive private rough cut screening of the film. Plus, all the above.

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    MASTERMIND OF FREEFORM REVOLUTION CREDIT + EXPRESS YOURSELF WITH 5 SECONDS OF YOUR OWN ORIGINAL FOOTAGE IN THE CREDIT SEQUENCE + ROUGH CUT SCREENING + PREMIERE INVITE FOR TWO + 10 SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES + SHOT GLASS + DVD + SHIRTS + STICKER: Your identity as "Mastermind of the Freeform Revolution" will be revealed on screen not in a scroll, but in a single card credit. But that's not all! You will also get to submit five seconds of your own original footage to be included in the credit sequence. Plus, all the above.

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    MUDHONEY LIMITED EDITION REWARD: SIGNED MUDHONEY "TOUCH ME I'M SICK" 7' + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU

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    NIRVANA LIMITED EDITION REWARD: NIRVANA "BLEACH" REISSUE LP + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU

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    SHINS LIMITED EDITION REWARD: SIGNED SHINS "WINCING THE NIGHT AWAY" CD + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU

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    FEEDTIME LIMITED EDITION REWARD: FEEDTIME BOX SET LP (4 LPs) + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU

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    SACRED BONES LIMITED EDITION REWARD: 3-PACK SPECIAL:
    Moon Duo LP “Mazes”,
    Led Er Est LP "The Diver",
    Wymond Miles LP "Under the Pale Moon"
    + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU

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    BEACH HOUSE LIMITED EDITION REWARD: RARE BEACH HOUSE "BLOOM" GLOW-IN-THE-DARK VINYL LP + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + FREEFORM OR DEATH T-SHIRT + STICKER + THANK YOU

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    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM / DFA LIMITED EDITION SUPER PACK REWARD:
    Vinyl and CD of some awesome DFA recordings!
    LCD Soundsystem - 45:33 on LP and CD +
    LCD Soundsystem - This Is Happening on LP and CD +
    LCD Soundsystem - Throw Limited Edition 12" single + Shit Robot - From The Cradle To The Rave CD and LP + Planningtorock - W LP and CD, The Juan Maclean - Less Than Human LP and CD + Black Dice - Broken Ear Record LP and CD +
    YACHT - See Mystery Lights CD and LP +
    The Rapture - In The Grace Of Your Love CD and LP + Prinzhorn Dance School - Clay Class CD and LP + WFMU SHOT GLASS + SUBLIMINAL MESSAGE + DVD + BOTH SHIRTS + STICKER + THANK YOU

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    LCD SOUNDSYSTEM / DFA SUPER DELUXE PACK REWARD:
    LCD Soundsystem Self-Titled on LP + LCD Soundsystem Sound of Silver on 2xLP + LCD Soundsystem 45:33 2xLP + LCD Soundsystem This Is Happening 2xLP + LCD Soundsystem The London Sessions 2xLP + assorted LCD 12" & 7" singles + assorted LCD/DFA merch in a DFA tote bag + 10 SEPARATE SUBLIMINAL MESSAGES + WFMU SHOT GLASS + BOTH SHIRTS + DVD + STICKER + THANK YOU

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