RBL.MEDIA

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Water

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$4
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RBL was born on a river, come and join our stream. With this subscription option, you will support the radio’s activity, and receive a bimonthly newsletter with updates on the campaign’s achievements.
  • Bimonthly Patreon Newsletter (with updates and exclusives)

Fire

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$6.50
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We like to party: light our fire by joining our events! This plan will put you on RBL’s official radiolist, for a discounted entrance at RBL events. The list will be active as soon as the COVID emergency is over, so, in the meantime, you can collect some free perks.
  • 3 Stickers & Plastic Pin Gift (to be collected at radio Hub of reference)
  • Radiolist Member (discounted entrance at RBL events)
  • Bimonthly Patreon Newsletter (with updates and exclusives)

Air

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$10.50
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<3! You really want us on air everyday! We will send you a thank you message with stickers and plastic pins right away + every 6 months of subscription you will get a special merch gift. Plus you will be on the radiolist and receive the bimonthly newsletter.
  • Merch Gift Every 6 months of Subscription (T-shirt, then Pouch, and more)
  • Bimonthly Patreon Newsletter (with updates and exclusives)
  • 3 Stickers & Plastic Pin Gift (to be collected at radio Hub of reference)
  • Radiolist Member (discounted entrance at RBL events)

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About RBL.MEDIA

Hello dear listener, radio member or curious passerby,



In 2012 we founded RBL, a community online radio in Turin, Italy. Since then, our project grew beyond expectations through the years, with more than 500 conductors, 10.000 hours of live shows and a weekly schedule broadcasting internationally from Berlin since 2017 as well.

And RBL is much more than an online radio. Its community is part of the social fabric of the neighbourhoods and cities where it’s active. Through the years, RBL broadcasted from more than 25 cultural centres, cafes, bars and public spots, and promoted 238 events, from concerts and club events to art installations and live performances, from tutorial workshops to lectures and readings. The organisation also promoted prominent urban projects, by contributing to the re-activation of Imbarchino - an iconic spot next to the river in Torino that remained abandoned for years, as well as taking part in the Karnival Der Kulturen in Berlin and 2019’s Gay Pride in Turin.

This community was born from the desire of engaging people in the project and cherishing opportunities for moments of sharing. Since its foundation, RBL worked towards inclusion, with more than 1270 hours of laboratories and 300 hours of formation courses for marginalised groups. RBL is proud of giving the right means and opportunities to those who want to approach radio and wouldn’t have the chance otherwise. To this day, our goal is to promote involvement and well-being for people.

Being an independent ad-free media, rbl.media often faces challenges to sustain itself as an organisation and radio channel. RBL is growing and, unfortunately, it can no longer be sustained solely by the membership fees of its radio conductors. We want to keep doing what we do best, without losing the inclusive and free spirit that marks this project. That’s what Patreon is for: with your monthly support, even a tiny one, we will be able to continue broadcasting independently 24/7, connecting people around the world and promoting social initiatives. The RBL Patreon campaign was born as part of the project Banda Larga Community Hypermedia, realized with the contribution of Fondazione Compagnia di San Paolo.

What will we use this budget for?

The hosting of our website and its mainteinment, the servers for audio and video streaming, royalties, Mixcloud/Soundcloud subscriptions, and the services from our collaborators for updating the website and managing the radio’s schedule all come for at 800€ of expenses per month. Our goal is to use the Patreon revenue to cover these services and all the work necessary to keep the radio alive.

And with your support we also intend to launch a new RBL project in 2021, aimed at including new radio hubs other than Turin and Berlin. RBL Cosmos will be an international operation to develop new RBL hubs around the world and involve new people in the creation of cultural content on rbl.media.

Please consider supporting us by becoming a patron of RBL.MEDIA.

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