Monday, July 28, 2014

KICKSTARTER campaign for HERE'S A THOUGHT with Charles Shaughnessy on TradioV!

Fingers crossed that I reach my goal on Kickstarter!!

As many of you know, I can't stop myself sounding off on any number of subjects!! Those who have followed me on Hollywood Journal, Soul of the Biz, my blogs here, or my own website at charlesshaughnessy.com have been infuriated or happily encouraged by what I have said. Well, now I am taking it to another exciting level as I realize a dream that I have had for a long time: hosting a call-in Radio Talk Show on TradioV! I am truly excited and, yes, a bit nervous about the whole adventure. My show will air live from 3:00 – 4:00 pm PST every Thursday. 
Doing Promo in front of Green Screen


I have been hard at work figuring out formats, learning the logistics and working on topics. My start date of August 7th is fast approaching and all is looking good. TradioV are very generously providing me with studio space and a wonderful team of engineers and “in house” staff, but there is so much more to putting on a successful show. My costs are minimal, but they exist. I want to be able to hire a basic staff for research, publicity, marketing and logistics support. Until I can build an audience base ( and hence sponsorship,) I will have no revenues.  While I can handle some of this myself, I have decided to throw myself on the generosity of my friends, family and fans to raise the rest. Hence my Kickstarter Campaign!!!

I love the idea that this will be "our" show. I want you all to feel as much a sense of being a part of this as I do.  By interacting with me during shows and with your  generous donations, you can say that YOU were in on this new adventure into broadcast journalism as a “Thoughter” from the beginning!
Be an Original "Thoughter"

As you can see from my Kickstarter page, any donation is more than welcome. Even just $1.00 from everyone I know or who know me would more than cover my goal of $10,000! Your donations will allow me to hire my staff and cover day-to-day running costs. Of course, I would be over the moon if you decide to back me at a bigger amount. I have some very cool “give-aways” that you will see on my Kickstarter page AND you will have the satisfaction of knowing that “Here’s A Thought” would not be “on the air” without your direct support! IMPORTANT: If you decide to back me, your cards won’t be charged unless (or until,) I reach my $10,000 goal in 30 days. If I don’t reach the goal of $10,000, then no-one is charged and I don’t get my funding :-(



So PLEASE….watch the video and hear what I have in mind for my show, go to my page, read the descriptions and donate what you can, pick a gift level, and become an original “Thoughter.” 
I will be ever so grateful!  Cheers!  Charlie

PS If you don't know how to sign up for Kickstarter to back a project, here is a great tutorial!

7 comments:

  1. Just a suggestion (I would say here's a thought, but I don't want to co-opt your show title)--what about contacting area colleges and finding out if students would want to work as interns and perform some of these tasks? They would gain valuable experience (building their resumes), and their labor could be cheap/free. Students where I work have interned for college credit at radio and television stations, for recording companies, and at historic sites doing public relations, marketing, research, etc., often without pay (in fact, they pay tuition for the privilege of learning).

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    1. Nadia (Les Sables d'Olonne - France)30 July, 2014 03:29

      I like that idea!

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  2. This is so exciting! I hope that every one of your fans gets the chance to contribute so you can get the show up and running! This has the potential to be something great, so come on everyone, let's do it!

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  3. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to participate in your soapbox/blogs over the years, and especially thankful for the special friends I've made through it all!! It's an honor to help you move on to the next level, and reach for your dream.

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  4. Nadia (Les Sables d'Olonne - France)29 July, 2014 09:49

    +1!
    Very well said Sharon and JoAnn!

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  5. Sending good luck:) - your biggest/youngest fan, MN. Hope to meet you one day Charlie!

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