Damien Lamar is creating podcast shows, videos and new music!
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$20
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Hey, what's jazzin? I'm  Damien Lamar a passion-driven Singer-Songwriter, Content Producer, Audiophile, Web & Music Producer from Florida. By day, you’ll find me creating awesomeness with the coolest team & overseeing Jacksonville’s oldest public park, revitalizing the city at its core through placemaking, year-round programming & cultural events. Somewhere in between all of that, I care for the most awesome and loving fur baby, make music, and do some creative consulting.
 
A little over a year ago, I was offered a host spot and a major platform to bring urban radio to  WJCT 89.9 FM., Northeast Florida’s NPR. The station broadcasts nationally and with the internet, is streaming is live worldwide. The station's new president asked WJCT to build urban radio into its programming, perhaps signalling the station's need to target new audiences. I, of course, jumped at the chance when WJCT offered me an opportunity to host my own show. I feel honored, yet very responsible for what I want their existing listeners (ages 40 and up) to hear. My goal has been to introduce new music to their existing listeners and bring millennials to “redefine urban radio”.

My radio show is a 1-hour long music program music that airs twice a week - on Saturdays and Tuesday nights at 11 PM Eastern / 8 PM Pacific.


(photo by @ coreyfilmz)

HIGHLIGHTS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR
  • -My first show aired on Sunday at 10 PM January 7th, 2018
  • After my first 3 months on air, WJCT offered me a Tuesday night spot which airs at 11 PM Eastern / 8 PM Pacific. It’s an additional slot for Taste Test listeners where I usually play an encore of my latest show or one of my <g>favorite</g> mixes from the last 50+ weeks. This year is the first time they’ve had any “urban radio” programming as part of their regular music programming.
  • Due to the popularity of the show, getting some solid feedback from key supporters, friends and new listeners, I launched my first ever podcast, Taste Test Live. On July 4, 2018, I launched my first episode and later brought another music aficionado and friend, Blue Franswa on to co-host the podcast with me. The podcast is now completely syndicated across all podcast services including Spotify Apple and  Google Play. Each week a new episode available goes out every Thursday morning. More information and complete episodes, visit http://tastetest.live
  • After one full year on the radio, the station moved Taste Test radio show from Sunday night to Saturday nights at 11 PM; in addition to the already existing slot on Tuesday nights!!
Special Announcement: As of Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the lovely and soulful MJbaker will be joining Blue Franswa and me once per week for an episode of Taste Test Live. This is yet another amazing benefit of becoming a patron.MJbaker was a past guest and I received great feedback about her voice and how well we all gelled when recording. We are so excited to have her join us! Last week’s show was fun! Her first weekly appearance is available now in S3 EP7.

MY "WHY" AND GOALS:
I self-produce, engineer and host two platforms: [1] Taste Test (which is currently an unpaid volunteer, public service) and [2] Taste Test Live, the podcast. 

Taste Test, the radio show is listener and member supported

With both the radio show and the podcast, I've set my own expectations for content delivery.
One main goal I've set for myself is to:
  • provide high-quality content to my audience
  • give them a chance to discover new music on the radio and,
  • provide a platform for listeners to come away with a new found respect and appreciation for the content played on the radio show and later discussed on the podcast
  • to increase exposure for other creatives, musicians, entrepreneurs and authors through a rapidly growing podcast medium

OUR PODCAST SHOWS ARE FREE!
We're fully syndicated across all podcast services and you can listen when and wherever you want. 
You can listen to them whenever you want and however, you want. However, a lot of sweat equity and time goes into the production of each episode.


HOW YOU CAN HELP:


Patreon support allows us to get monetary support for the production cost of continuing to create new podcast episodes without taking a salary, losing money, or running advertisements on the podcast. To date, we haven't formally launched our sponsorship platform to get advertisers on board. 

You sign up and pledge to contribute towards every podcast, video or a new song I may produce. What’s cool is that you can give as little as $2 or $2 Million! Any amount you give is solely up to you and helps to crowdfund this ever-growing project. With your support, you’ll get a chance to see the growth and innovative ways the radio show, Taste Test and the Taste Test Live podcast will be produced plus you'll get to be publicly recognized for your support.
Tiers
LEVEL 1 - TASTE TESTER
$2 or more per month

Entry level tier.


In this tier you will get:


  • Weekly updates to include the more-in-depth inside-edition of the podcast segment called "Put This In Your Mouth"
  • An opportunity to join in discussions on which guests to book next.
  • Plus a mention on the Taste Test Live website!
LEVEL 2 - TASTER'S CHOICE
$5 or more per month

You'll get everything in LEVEL ONE PLUS: 

  • Access to a Patron-only bonus show every month
  • Access to premium episodes when they are released
  • Weekly "Have A Taste" music review newsletter with song commentary & "Taste of the Week" recommendations directly from Damien Lamar
LEVEL 3 - VIP TASTERS
$10 or more per month only 249 left

You'll get everything in the previous levels PLUS

  • Spotify or Apple Music playlist of all tracks played on the "Taste Test"  plus . . .
  • Access to a Patron-only bonus show every month
  • Access to premium episodes when they are released
  • Weekly "Have A Taste" music review newsletter with song commentary & "Taste of the Week" recommendations directly from Damien Lamar
LEVEL 4 - ALL ACCESS
$15 or more per month only 20 left

ALL ACCESS PATRONS will get:
- Everything included in Level 3 - TASTER'S CHOICE plus

- 1 personalized thanks video message

- Access to seeing and hearing the creation of new music

- Digital downloads of the newly created music

- My first EP for free

- Invitations to performances with VIP access

Goals
$20 of $600 per month
I will be using most of the donations to go toward the cost of podcast distribution, making the podcast better, eventually upgrading my MacBook, buying video streaming software so that we can host high-quality, professionally filmed video interviews with guests on the Taste Test Live YouTube channel.
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Hey, what's jazzin? I'm  Damien Lamar a passion-driven Singer-Songwriter, Content Producer, Audiophile, Web & Music Producer from Florida. By day, you’ll find me creating awesomeness with the coolest team & overseeing Jacksonville’s oldest public park, revitalizing the city at its core through placemaking, year-round programming & cultural events. Somewhere in between all of that, I care for the most awesome and loving fur baby, make music, and do some creative consulting.
 
A little over a year ago, I was offered a host spot and a major platform to bring urban radio to  WJCT 89.9 FM., Northeast Florida’s NPR. The station broadcasts nationally and with the internet, is streaming is live worldwide. The station's new president asked WJCT to build urban radio into its programming, perhaps signalling the station's need to target new audiences. I, of course, jumped at the chance when WJCT offered me an opportunity to host my own show. I feel honored, yet very responsible for what I want their existing listeners (ages 40 and up) to hear. My goal has been to introduce new music to their existing listeners and bring millennials to “redefine urban radio”.

My radio show is a 1-hour long music program music that airs twice a week - on Saturdays and Tuesday nights at 11 PM Eastern / 8 PM Pacific.


(photo by @ coreyfilmz)

HIGHLIGHTS WITHIN THE LAST YEAR
  • -My first show aired on Sunday at 10 PM January 7th, 2018
  • After my first 3 months on air, WJCT offered me a Tuesday night spot which airs at 11 PM Eastern / 8 PM Pacific. It’s an additional slot for Taste Test listeners where I usually play an encore of my latest show or one of my <g>favorite</g> mixes from the last 50+ weeks. This year is the first time they’ve had any “urban radio” programming as part of their regular music programming.
  • Due to the popularity of the show, getting some solid feedback from key supporters, friends and new listeners, I launched my first ever podcast, Taste Test Live. On July 4, 2018, I launched my first episode and later brought another music aficionado and friend, Blue Franswa on to co-host the podcast with me. The podcast is now completely syndicated across all podcast services including Spotify Apple and  Google Play. Each week a new episode available goes out every Thursday morning. More information and complete episodes, visit http://tastetest.live
  • After one full year on the radio, the station moved Taste Test radio show from Sunday night to Saturday nights at 11 PM; in addition to the already existing slot on Tuesday nights!!
Special Announcement: As of Tuesday, February 12, 2019, the lovely and soulful MJbaker will be joining Blue Franswa and me once per week for an episode of Taste Test Live. This is yet another amazing benefit of becoming a patron.MJbaker was a past guest and I received great feedback about her voice and how well we all gelled when recording. We are so excited to have her join us! Last week’s show was fun! Her first weekly appearance is available now in S3 EP7.

MY "WHY" AND GOALS:
I self-produce, engineer and host two platforms: [1] Taste Test (which is currently an unpaid volunteer, public service) and [2] Taste Test Live, the podcast. 

Taste Test, the radio show is listener and member supported

With both the radio show and the podcast, I've set my own expectations for content delivery.
One main goal I've set for myself is to:
  • provide high-quality content to my audience
  • give them a chance to discover new music on the radio and,
  • provide a platform for listeners to come away with a new found respect and appreciation for the content played on the radio show and later discussed on the podcast
  • to increase exposure for other creatives, musicians, entrepreneurs and authors through a rapidly growing podcast medium

OUR PODCAST SHOWS ARE FREE!
We're fully syndicated across all podcast services and you can listen when and wherever you want. 
You can listen to them whenever you want and however, you want. However, a lot of sweat equity and time goes into the production of each episode.


HOW YOU CAN HELP:


Patreon support allows us to get monetary support for the production cost of continuing to create new podcast episodes without taking a salary, losing money, or running advertisements on the podcast. To date, we haven't formally launched our sponsorship platform to get advertisers on board. 

You sign up and pledge to contribute towards every podcast, video or a new song I may produce. What’s cool is that you can give as little as $2 or $2 Million! Any amount you give is solely up to you and helps to crowdfund this ever-growing project. With your support, you’ll get a chance to see the growth and innovative ways the radio show, Taste Test and the Taste Test Live podcast will be produced plus you'll get to be publicly recognized for your support.

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Tiers
LEVEL 1 - TASTE TESTER
$2 or more per month

Entry level tier.


In this tier you will get:


  • Weekly updates to include the more-in-depth inside-edition of the podcast segment called "Put This In Your Mouth"
  • An opportunity to join in discussions on which guests to book next.
  • Plus a mention on the Taste Test Live website!
LEVEL 2 - TASTER'S CHOICE
$5 or more per month

You'll get everything in LEVEL ONE PLUS: 

  • Access to a Patron-only bonus show every month
  • Access to premium episodes when they are released
  • Weekly "Have A Taste" music review newsletter with song commentary & "Taste of the Week" recommendations directly from Damien Lamar
LEVEL 3 - VIP TASTERS
$10 or more per month only 249 left

You'll get everything in the previous levels PLUS

  • Spotify or Apple Music playlist of all tracks played on the "Taste Test"  plus . . .
  • Access to a Patron-only bonus show every month
  • Access to premium episodes when they are released
  • Weekly "Have A Taste" music review newsletter with song commentary & "Taste of the Week" recommendations directly from Damien Lamar
LEVEL 4 - ALL ACCESS
$15 or more per month only 20 left

ALL ACCESS PATRONS will get:
- Everything included in Level 3 - TASTER'S CHOICE plus

- 1 personalized thanks video message

- Access to seeing and hearing the creation of new music

- Digital downloads of the newly created music

- My first EP for free

- Invitations to performances with VIP access