Radio Free Brooklyn is creating Commercial-Free Community Freeform Internet Radio
16

patrons

$146
per month
Radio Free Brooklyn is a non-commercial community Internet radio station launched in May, 2015. We stream original content by the artists and residents of NYC’s most populous borough 24-hours a day, 7 days a week from our studio in the basement of the VELO Brooklyn Bike Shop.

OUR MISSION:                                                               

We live in an age in which the media is too often used as a means to constrain and restrict rather than express. Radio Free Brooklyn aims to build a communication infrastructure to strengthen the community of artists who have been driven from the Manhattan neighborhoods we once called home before being scattered to the corners of the outer boroughs.

We choose Internet radio not only because it is the most accessible medium for many, but because radio can be so many things: a subversive apparatus, a political cudgel, a prank, a ritual, a bond. We strive to broadcast not the commercial dross that clogs the terrestrial airwaves, but original programming as diverse as the programmers themselves – stories, sound art, radical ideation, comedy, sex, and experimentation as yet unheard. We are a community organization, and all are welcome to participate.



OUR PROGRAMMING                                                  

Radio Free Brooklyn currently broadcasts 54 original shows, including 25 shows broadcast LIVE from our studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Just a few of our original shows:

Proper Propaganda 
Old school & underground hip hop, from boom bap to backpack, infused with political wisdom.



Ink & Worm 
A show about the magic of words, the timeless nature of books and the relationships and community that they inspire. 





Loca Vibes Radio 
A critical and often satirical analysis of news, politics, & everyday issues that impact [email protected] in the community, the U.S. & around the world.




Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t
Dr. Lisa Levy S.P. (Self-Proclaimed) gets to the essence of what makes people who they are and what their obstacles have been, and maybe solve some issues along the way.




Brooklyn Beat
In-studio interviews and performances by Brooklyn-based artists, including musicians, filmmakers, actors, writers and comedians.




Queer State of Mind
The voices of Queer/Trans people of color from the NYC metro area and around the world. Fun personalities, topics and all the T and shade you can handle




IN OUR FIRST SEVEN MONTHS...                                        



    In November, 2015,

(UK)


              named Radio Free Brooklyn as one of " The Best Internet Radio Stations" calling us




WHO'S LISTENING?                                                    



GOALS FOR 2016                                                   

In addition to covering our bills, your donation will help us to achieve some of the goals we have set for the coming year, including:

  • Filing for 501(c)3 (nonprofit) status
  • Creating media education/literacy workshops for local teens
  • Upgrading our studio space
  • Building an infrastructure to promote and showcase local bands
  • Forging new partnerships with local organizations    

THANK YOU SO MUCH - FROM ALL OF US AT RADIO FREE BROOKLYN!!    

                                           



Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
3 patrons
A sincere THANK YOU from the bottom of our very grateful radio hearts, PLUS you will be listed as an RFB supporter on radiofreebroklyn.com
Pledge $3 or more per month
4 patrons
RFB Sticker & Button Pack
Vandalize both your neighborhood and your body with this official Radio Free Brooklyn sticker and button pack.  Each pack contains 10 RFB stickers and 5 buttons.  Show your love!
Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
RFB Tee!
For a monthly pledge of just $5 or more, you will receive an official Radio Free Brooklyn T-Shirt (sizes S, M, L, XL). The shirt is 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, tapered neck and shoulders and, of course, emblazoned with the official RFB logo.   This reward will be available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
The DIY Internet Radio Cookbook by Tom Tenney
A step-by-step guide to getting your own Internet radio station up and running on a shoestring. Radio Free Brooklyn co-founder Tom Tenney demystifies the process, guiding readers through every phase, including: * 7 important questions to ask yourself before you start • Finding a streaming host • Building a studio • Choosing your broadcasting software • Creating your own automation protocols • Building your station’s website • Distributing your content • Obtaining music licensing • Marketing and promotion of your radio station
Pledge $11 or more per month
1 patron
Radio Free Brooklyn Coffee Mug
This brawny ceramic mugs emblazoned with the RFB logo shows it’s true colors with quality assurance to withstand heat in the microwave and put it through the dishwasher as many times as you like.
Pledge $12 or more per month
1 patron
Radio Free Brooklyn Canvas Tote Bag
Show your love for independent freeform radio while carrying groceries or beach items. This cotton canvas tote has a roomy square bottom.
  • 12.0 oz., 100% cotton canvas
  • Reinforced bottom
  • 22″ handles
  • Size: 15″ x 19½” x 5″
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
Radio Free Brooklyn Winter Beanie Hat (Patreon Exclusive!)
This fabulous RFB winter beanie hat is ONLY available on Patreon (i.e. not in stores or on our website).  Show your support for commercial-free community freeform internet radio and stay warm with this limited exclusive beanie cap.  Don't be a weenie, support with a beanie!
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Radio Free Brooklyn Logo Cap
You’ll look swell representing the BK with the official Radio Free Brooklyn logo hat. Adjustable snap closure – one size fits all! 
  • 15% Wool 85% Acrylic
  • 6-panel Cap
  • Pro Stitch on Crown
  • 8 Rows Stitching on Visor
  • Gray Undervisor
  • Plastic Snap Closure
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
RFB Pullover Hoodie
Stay warm while lookin' wicked gangsta in the official Radio Free Brooklyn Hoodie. 
  • 8.0 oz., 50/50 cotton/polyester
  • Double-lined hood with matching drawcord
  • 1×1 athletic rib knit cuffs and waistband with spandex
  • Front pouch pocket
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Record a 10-second station ID featuring your band, in rotation for a year
Want the name of your band blasted over the airwaves for an entire year?   For pledging just $25 per month, we'll put a 10-second promo for your band (or other arts organization) into general rotation so that it's heard between shows for an entire year!  If you're in the Brooklyn area, you can come record the ID at our studio, or you can email us a file, and we'll edit it for you, adding the song or music of your choice as background.  This is a great way to get your name out there, while supporting independent community media at the same time!
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
Your 15 second promo or announcement played for 30 days
Do you have an upcoming show, event, book or cd release, or anything else that needs an explosion of attention for a month?  Then whoa, Nellie, have we got a reward for you!  This could be a promo for your band, theatre company, local business, or any other type of promo or announcement, broadcast at least 4x per day for a month - all for the low, low donation point of just $30 per month.  Support us to help us support you!! 
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Your 15 second promo or announcement played for 60 days (same as above, except for 2 months)
Do you have an upcoming show, event, book or cd release, or anything else that needs an explosion of attention for a couple of months? Then whoa, Nellie, have we got a reward for you! This could be a promo for your band, theatre company, local business, or any other type of promo or announcement, broadcast at least 4x per day for a month - all for the low, low donation point of just $30 per month. Support us to help us support you!!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
RFB Swack Pack (T-Shirt, Mug, Logo Cap, Tote Bag)
Can't decide which reward you want the most?  Keep see-sawing between the t-shirt and the mug?  Is it all driving you a bit dotty?  Well, no worries my friend, this Radio Free Brooklyn swag pack is for you.  It contains one official RFB t-shirt (be sure to specify size); an 11-oz. RFB coffee mug; a quality baseball cap emblazoned with our logo; and an RFB tote bag so you can totes tote your toteables.  Crack is Wack, but a Swack Pack is da Mack!  
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
Your business’s logo in our Partners & Supporters section of our homepage for 1 year
Get some eyeballs on your logo right on Radio Free Brooklyn's home page!  For just $100 per month, you'll receive prime real estate for a clickable 125.125 logo directing to your website or Facebook page. At this donation point, you'll be paying MUCH lower than the RFB advertising rate card, so take advantage of this deal while you can!
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
STUDIO NAMING RIGHTS AND RFB ULTRA MEGA PACK
This is the Rolls Royce of Patreon rewards, and will make you an instant RFB VIP!  One lucky donor will be awarded the exclusive right to have the RFB studio named after her or himself (or provide a name of their choosing) for a full year.  Every single one of our live hosts will proudly proclaim that we're "broadcasting from the [YOUR NAME] studio, in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn,"  on EVERY SINGLE ONE of their live shows for a YEAR.  Your name will become synonymous with commercial-free community freeform radio, and your legacy as a hero of independent media will be solidified.   If that weren't enough, we'll also give you one of every other reward we offer. Hey, you're basically paying our rent, so it's the least we can do!
Goals
$146 of $1,000 per month
This will provide RFB with the funds to file for non-profit status, including corporation formation fees and required federal tax forms.
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Radio Free Brooklyn is a non-commercial community Internet radio station launched in May, 2015. We stream original content by the artists and residents of NYC’s most populous borough 24-hours a day, 7 days a week from our studio in the basement of the VELO Brooklyn Bike Shop.

OUR MISSION:                                                               

We live in an age in which the media is too often used as a means to constrain and restrict rather than express. Radio Free Brooklyn aims to build a communication infrastructure to strengthen the community of artists who have been driven from the Manhattan neighborhoods we once called home before being scattered to the corners of the outer boroughs.

We choose Internet radio not only because it is the most accessible medium for many, but because radio can be so many things: a subversive apparatus, a political cudgel, a prank, a ritual, a bond. We strive to broadcast not the commercial dross that clogs the terrestrial airwaves, but original programming as diverse as the programmers themselves – stories, sound art, radical ideation, comedy, sex, and experimentation as yet unheard. We are a community organization, and all are welcome to participate.



OUR PROGRAMMING                                                  

Radio Free Brooklyn currently broadcasts 54 original shows, including 25 shows broadcast LIVE from our studios in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

Just a few of our original shows:

Proper Propaganda 
Old school & underground hip hop, from boom bap to backpack, infused with political wisdom.



Ink & Worm 
A show about the magic of words, the timeless nature of books and the relationships and community that they inspire. 





Loca Vibes Radio 
A critical and often satirical analysis of news, politics, & everyday issues that impact [email protected] in the community, the U.S. & around the world.




Dr. Lisa Gives a Sh*t
Dr. Lisa Levy S.P. (Self-Proclaimed) gets to the essence of what makes people who they are and what their obstacles have been, and maybe solve some issues along the way.




Brooklyn Beat
In-studio interviews and performances by Brooklyn-based artists, including musicians, filmmakers, actors, writers and comedians.




Queer State of Mind
The voices of Queer/Trans people of color from the NYC metro area and around the world. Fun personalities, topics and all the T and shade you can handle




IN OUR FIRST SEVEN MONTHS...                                        



    In November, 2015,

(UK)


              named Radio Free Brooklyn as one of " The Best Internet Radio Stations" calling us




WHO'S LISTENING?                                                    



GOALS FOR 2016                                                   

In addition to covering our bills, your donation will help us to achieve some of the goals we have set for the coming year, including:

  • Filing for 501(c)3 (nonprofit) status
  • Creating media education/literacy workshops for local teens
  • Upgrading our studio space
  • Building an infrastructure to promote and showcase local bands
  • Forging new partnerships with local organizations    

THANK YOU SO MUCH - FROM ALL OF US AT RADIO FREE BROOKLYN!!    

                                           



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Tiers
Pledge $1 or more per month
3 patrons
A sincere THANK YOU from the bottom of our very grateful radio hearts, PLUS you will be listed as an RFB supporter on radiofreebroklyn.com
Pledge $3 or more per month
4 patrons
RFB Sticker & Button Pack
Vandalize both your neighborhood and your body with this official Radio Free Brooklyn sticker and button pack.  Each pack contains 10 RFB stickers and 5 buttons.  Show your love!
Pledge $5 or more per month
8 patrons
RFB Tee!
For a monthly pledge of just $5 or more, you will receive an official Radio Free Brooklyn T-Shirt (sizes S, M, L, XL). The shirt is 100% cotton, pre-shrunk, tapered neck and shoulders and, of course, emblazoned with the official RFB logo.   This reward will be available for a LIMITED TIME ONLY!
Pledge $10 or more per month
0 patrons
The DIY Internet Radio Cookbook by Tom Tenney
A step-by-step guide to getting your own Internet radio station up and running on a shoestring. Radio Free Brooklyn co-founder Tom Tenney demystifies the process, guiding readers through every phase, including: * 7 important questions to ask yourself before you start • Finding a streaming host • Building a studio • Choosing your broadcasting software • Creating your own automation protocols • Building your station’s website • Distributing your content • Obtaining music licensing • Marketing and promotion of your radio station
Pledge $11 or more per month
1 patron
Radio Free Brooklyn Coffee Mug
This brawny ceramic mugs emblazoned with the RFB logo shows it’s true colors with quality assurance to withstand heat in the microwave and put it through the dishwasher as many times as you like.
Pledge $12 or more per month
1 patron
Radio Free Brooklyn Canvas Tote Bag
Show your love for independent freeform radio while carrying groceries or beach items. This cotton canvas tote has a roomy square bottom.
  • 12.0 oz., 100% cotton canvas
  • Reinforced bottom
  • 22″ handles
  • Size: 15″ x 19½” x 5″
Pledge $15 or more per month
0 patrons
Radio Free Brooklyn Winter Beanie Hat (Patreon Exclusive!)
This fabulous RFB winter beanie hat is ONLY available on Patreon (i.e. not in stores or on our website).  Show your support for commercial-free community freeform internet radio and stay warm with this limited exclusive beanie cap.  Don't be a weenie, support with a beanie!
Pledge $20 or more per month
1 patron
Radio Free Brooklyn Logo Cap
You’ll look swell representing the BK with the official Radio Free Brooklyn logo hat. Adjustable snap closure – one size fits all! 
  • 15% Wool 85% Acrylic
  • 6-panel Cap
  • Pro Stitch on Crown
  • 8 Rows Stitching on Visor
  • Gray Undervisor
  • Plastic Snap Closure
Pledge $25 or more per month
1 patron
RFB Pullover Hoodie
Stay warm while lookin' wicked gangsta in the official Radio Free Brooklyn Hoodie. 
  • 8.0 oz., 50/50 cotton/polyester
  • Double-lined hood with matching drawcord
  • 1×1 athletic rib knit cuffs and waistband with spandex
  • Front pouch pocket
Pledge $25 or more per month
0 patrons
Record a 10-second station ID featuring your band, in rotation for a year
Want the name of your band blasted over the airwaves for an entire year?   For pledging just $25 per month, we'll put a 10-second promo for your band (or other arts organization) into general rotation so that it's heard between shows for an entire year!  If you're in the Brooklyn area, you can come record the ID at our studio, or you can email us a file, and we'll edit it for you, adding the song or music of your choice as background.  This is a great way to get your name out there, while supporting independent community media at the same time!
Pledge $30 or more per month
0 patrons
Your 15 second promo or announcement played for 30 days
Do you have an upcoming show, event, book or cd release, or anything else that needs an explosion of attention for a month?  Then whoa, Nellie, have we got a reward for you!  This could be a promo for your band, theatre company, local business, or any other type of promo or announcement, broadcast at least 4x per day for a month - all for the low, low donation point of just $30 per month.  Support us to help us support you!! 
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
Your 15 second promo or announcement played for 60 days (same as above, except for 2 months)
Do you have an upcoming show, event, book or cd release, or anything else that needs an explosion of attention for a couple of months? Then whoa, Nellie, have we got a reward for you! This could be a promo for your band, theatre company, local business, or any other type of promo or announcement, broadcast at least 4x per day for a month - all for the low, low donation point of just $30 per month. Support us to help us support you!!
Pledge $50 or more per month
0 patrons
RFB Swack Pack (T-Shirt, Mug, Logo Cap, Tote Bag)
Can't decide which reward you want the most?  Keep see-sawing between the t-shirt and the mug?  Is it all driving you a bit dotty?  Well, no worries my friend, this Radio Free Brooklyn swag pack is for you.  It contains one official RFB t-shirt (be sure to specify size); an 11-oz. RFB coffee mug; a quality baseball cap emblazoned with our logo; and an RFB tote bag so you can totes tote your toteables.  Crack is Wack, but a Swack Pack is da Mack!  
Pledge $100 or more per month
0 of 20 patrons
Your business’s logo in our Partners & Supporters section of our homepage for 1 year
Get some eyeballs on your logo right on Radio Free Brooklyn's home page!  For just $100 per month, you'll receive prime real estate for a clickable 125.125 logo directing to your website or Facebook page. At this donation point, you'll be paying MUCH lower than the RFB advertising rate card, so take advantage of this deal while you can!
Pledge $500 or more per month
0 of 1 patrons
STUDIO NAMING RIGHTS AND RFB ULTRA MEGA PACK
This is the Rolls Royce of Patreon rewards, and will make you an instant RFB VIP!  One lucky donor will be awarded the exclusive right to have the RFB studio named after her or himself (or provide a name of their choosing) for a full year.  Every single one of our live hosts will proudly proclaim that we're "broadcasting from the [YOUR NAME] studio, in the heart of Bushwick, Brooklyn,"  on EVERY SINGLE ONE of their live shows for a YEAR.  Your name will become synonymous with commercial-free community freeform radio, and your legacy as a hero of independent media will be solidified.   If that weren't enough, we'll also give you one of every other reward we offer. Hey, you're basically paying our rent, so it's the least we can do!