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Chris Cooling produces Forgotten TV, the podcast that brings you TV memories of the 70s and 80s, with a focus on short-lived TV shows and made for TV movies.

Episodes can be a deep dive into a particular TV series, or explore a theme such as 70s superheroes, Saturday morning TV, time travel, or the work of a particular actor. A significant amount of research is done for most episodes to bring you the most accurate information possible, and I have uncovered new or very little known facts about the productions of some shows. Many shows are the result of 50-75 hours of work.

Over the past two years, Forgotten TV has become a leading authority on obscure TV from the 70s/80s, earning compliments from several entertainment industry professionals. During this time, the podcast has had no advertising and has averaged around $5 a month in affiliate revenue. This year, Uncle Sam has sprung a total surprise with not only no refund, but an unprecedented tax bill I will be paying out for months. Your support is greatly appreciated and with it, I hope to bring you the podcast for years to come.

Your Forgotten TV host was raised on UHF reruns of shows like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone on a black and white 19 inch Admiral TV, long before the average household had home video and back when you had to catch shows when they were on. An utter TV and media nerd, I recorded TV theme songs on a Panasonic cassette recorder, had the ‘Television 1970-1980’ book, wrote my own episode guides to Battlestar Galactica, Greatest American Hero and Wonder Woman, as well as my own episode of The Twilight Zone and my first aired radio spot all in middle school. My first job was at a movie theater, where I was the 'voice of the theater' for several years, which led to doing the theater's radio spots and stints at a couple of local radio stations in the early 90s.
Tiers
Production Assistant
$1 or more per month

You help make the show possible! Many thanks!

Gain access to additional Short Casts and Patreon-only content posts that supplement the main show.

Associate Producer
$2 or more per month

You work with the producers in putting it all together!

You'll be called out with thanks on social media upon becoming a patron.  

Gain access to additional Short Casts and Patreon-only content posts that supplement the main show. 

Producer
$5 or more per month

You are the backbone of show production logistics. 

Producers will receive credit at the end of each episode of Forgotten TV, will be called out with thanks on social media upon becoming a patron, and will receive a souvenir postcard from San Antonio with my personalized thanks. 

Gain access to additional Short Casts and Patreon-only content posts that supplement the main show. 


Executive Producer
$10 or more per month

You are the highest ranking production executive and the showrunner.

Executive Producers will receive credit at the beginning of each episode of Forgotten TV; will be singled out with thanks on social media upon joining this tier; will receive a souvenir postcard from San Antonio with my personalized thanks; AND as receive a Forgotten TV coffee mug as my special thanks for supporting me at this level.

Gain access to additional Short Casts and Patreon-only content posts that supplement the main show. 

Goals
$10 of $75 per month
This goal level of $75 a month will cover the basic existing costs of producing Forgotten TV.

  • $27 yearly domain registration fee ($2.25/mo)
  • $108 yearly podcast hosting fee ($9/mo)
  • $7.95 monthly Newspapers.com subscription
  • $28 monthly new audio equipment payment*
  • $25 average monthly expense for DVDs/books for research

*I have recently invested in improving the production quality of the podcast with a Rodecaster Pro and Rode NT1 professional microphone, which was only possible through financing. This also makes interviews by Skype or phone much easier to produce.

Thank you very much for supporting Forgotten TV.

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Chris Cooling produces Forgotten TV, the podcast that brings you TV memories of the 70s and 80s, with a focus on short-lived TV shows and made for TV movies.

Episodes can be a deep dive into a particular TV series, or explore a theme such as 70s superheroes, Saturday morning TV, time travel, or the work of a particular actor. A significant amount of research is done for most episodes to bring you the most accurate information possible, and I have uncovered new or very little known facts about the productions of some shows. Many shows are the result of 50-75 hours of work.

Over the past two years, Forgotten TV has become a leading authority on obscure TV from the 70s/80s, earning compliments from several entertainment industry professionals. During this time, the podcast has had no advertising and has averaged around $5 a month in affiliate revenue. This year, Uncle Sam has sprung a total surprise with not only no refund, but an unprecedented tax bill I will be paying out for months. Your support is greatly appreciated and with it, I hope to bring you the podcast for years to come.

Your Forgotten TV host was raised on UHF reruns of shows like Star Trek and The Twilight Zone on a black and white 19 inch Admiral TV, long before the average household had home video and back when you had to catch shows when they were on. An utter TV and media nerd, I recorded TV theme songs on a Panasonic cassette recorder, had the ‘Television 1970-1980’ book, wrote my own episode guides to Battlestar Galactica, Greatest American Hero and Wonder Woman, as well as my own episode of The Twilight Zone and my first aired radio spot all in middle school. My first job was at a movie theater, where I was the 'voice of the theater' for several years, which led to doing the theater's radio spots and stints at a couple of local radio stations in the early 90s.

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Tiers
Production Assistant
$1 or more per month

You help make the show possible! Many thanks!

Gain access to additional Short Casts and Patreon-only content posts that supplement the main show.

Associate Producer
$2 or more per month

You work with the producers in putting it all together!

You'll be called out with thanks on social media upon becoming a patron.  

Gain access to additional Short Casts and Patreon-only content posts that supplement the main show. 

Producer
$5 or more per month

You are the backbone of show production logistics. 

Producers will receive credit at the end of each episode of Forgotten TV, will be called out with thanks on social media upon becoming a patron, and will receive a souvenir postcard from San Antonio with my personalized thanks. 

Gain access to additional Short Casts and Patreon-only content posts that supplement the main show. 


Executive Producer
$10 or more per month

You are the highest ranking production executive and the showrunner.

Executive Producers will receive credit at the beginning of each episode of Forgotten TV; will be singled out with thanks on social media upon joining this tier; will receive a souvenir postcard from San Antonio with my personalized thanks; AND as receive a Forgotten TV coffee mug as my special thanks for supporting me at this level.

Gain access to additional Short Casts and Patreon-only content posts that supplement the main show.