The Rick Smith Show is creating Working Class Media
4

patrons

$65
per month


We are at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. Unions, and the concerns of the American worker, are no longer a dominant part of our media landscape. We are being silenced, as one-by-one progressive radio programs die due to lack of support. But we have the chance to change that.

Now more than ever we need to give a voice back to the working people!

“With passion and conviction, The Rick Smith Show breaks down issues and defines what's right, what's wrong, and what needs to be done to improve the lives of workers in Pennsylvania and across America.” -David Fillman, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13

For more than a decade, the Rick Smith Show has brought labor-centric, progressive issues to the forefront of television and radio, all from one of the reddest areas north of the Mason Dixon line. The show has unified our political leaders, activists and citizens across the country, giving them a voice and a platform to lift up their issues.

Now entering its 13th year, The Rick Smith Show has grown from a single station to being seen by 40 million Americans on Free Speech TV and heard on 10 terrestrial stations, carried by numerous internet outlets. The show was also named one of Podbean.com’s Top 10 News and Politics podcasts where it has received more than 1.5 million plays!

"The Rick Smith Show is an indispensable source of news for working families and anyone who cares about the future of the middle class in America."—Former State Senator Rob Teplitz

As the host of the Rick Smith Show, I can tell you that I care deeply about the news and trends that affect us all—from worker’s rights overseas to bread-and-butter issues right here at home. I am one of the very few talk radio hosts left who can say that I am unabashedly pro-union and am committed to giving you a voice in today’s media landscape.

But I cannot do it alone. The Rick Smith Show will not exist without your support.
Tiers
Member
$5 or more per month 1 patron
 A hand written Thank You from Rick and an On Air Shout out  
Steward
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
$10 A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out plus a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker.
Chief Steward
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
$15 A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, plus a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?
Organizer
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, plus an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call where you will have an opportunity to share issues of concern and Potentially get them on the show.  
Master Organizer
$50 or more per month 1 patron
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, plus a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about. 
Working Class Hero
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about plus a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important.
Master Working Class Hero
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  

A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about, a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important plus a thank you on our Free Speech TV show.


Working Class Master
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about, a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important, a thank you on our Free Speech TV show plus a guest appearance on our Free Speech TV show.


Working Class Jedi Master
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about, a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important, a thank you on our Free Speech TV show, a guest appearance on our Free Speech TV show plus Dinner with Rick when you are in the Washington DC area.


My Hero
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about, a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important, a thank you on our Free Speech TV show, a guest appearance on our Free Speech TV show plus Dinner with Rick wherever you are in the United States.


Goals
$65 of $150 per month
In 2017, we made a huge investment to retool our studio equipment as we made the jump from focusing on terrestrial radio to a setup that expands our terrestrial reach and adds high quality video for Free Speech TV. We purchased high quality hardware and video software. We are looking to add several new pieces of equipment to enhance our video presentation.
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We are at a pivotal moment in our nation’s history. Unions, and the concerns of the American worker, are no longer a dominant part of our media landscape. We are being silenced, as one-by-one progressive radio programs die due to lack of support. But we have the chance to change that.

Now more than ever we need to give a voice back to the working people!

“With passion and conviction, The Rick Smith Show breaks down issues and defines what's right, what's wrong, and what needs to be done to improve the lives of workers in Pennsylvania and across America.” -David Fillman, Executive Director of AFSCME Council 13

For more than a decade, the Rick Smith Show has brought labor-centric, progressive issues to the forefront of television and radio, all from one of the reddest areas north of the Mason Dixon line. The show has unified our political leaders, activists and citizens across the country, giving them a voice and a platform to lift up their issues.

Now entering its 13th year, The Rick Smith Show has grown from a single station to being seen by 40 million Americans on Free Speech TV and heard on 10 terrestrial stations, carried by numerous internet outlets. The show was also named one of Podbean.com’s Top 10 News and Politics podcasts where it has received more than 1.5 million plays!

"The Rick Smith Show is an indispensable source of news for working families and anyone who cares about the future of the middle class in America."—Former State Senator Rob Teplitz

As the host of the Rick Smith Show, I can tell you that I care deeply about the news and trends that affect us all—from worker’s rights overseas to bread-and-butter issues right here at home. I am one of the very few talk radio hosts left who can say that I am unabashedly pro-union and am committed to giving you a voice in today’s media landscape.

But I cannot do it alone. The Rick Smith Show will not exist without your support.

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Tiers
Member
$5 or more per month 1 patron
 A hand written Thank You from Rick and an On Air Shout out  
Steward
$10 or more per month 2 patrons
$10 A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out plus a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker.
Chief Steward
$15 or more per month 0 patrons
$15 A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, plus a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?
Organizer
$25 or more per month 0 patrons
 A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, plus an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call where you will have an opportunity to share issues of concern and Potentially get them on the show.  
Master Organizer
$50 or more per month 1 patron
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, plus a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about. 
Working Class Hero
$75 or more per month 0 patrons
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about plus a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important.
Master Working Class Hero
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  

A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about, a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important plus a thank you on our Free Speech TV show.


Working Class Master
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about, a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important, a thank you on our Free Speech TV show plus a guest appearance on our Free Speech TV show.


Working Class Jedi Master
$500 or more per month 0 patrons
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about, a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important, a thank you on our Free Speech TV show, a guest appearance on our Free Speech TV show plus Dinner with Rick when you are in the Washington DC area.


My Hero
$1,000 or more per month 0 patrons
A hand written Thank You from Rick, an On Air Shout out, a Union Made Rick Smith Show Bumper sticker, a copy of our book. Daddy, What’s the Middle Class?, an invitation to our Monthly strategy video call, a 5 minute on air radio guest spot to talk about any issue you are passionate about, a personal call from Rick to discuss what issues you believe are most important, a thank you on our Free Speech TV show, a guest appearance on our Free Speech TV show plus Dinner with Rick wherever you are in the United States.