Guy Flaming is creating "The Pipeline Show" as a podcast
51

patrons

$954
per month
Welcome to the TPS Patreon page!

If you’re new…The Pipeline Show (TPS) is hosted by me, Guy Flaming (yes, that is my real name). I created the program back in 2006 in an effort to provide coverage of junior and college hockey and introduce fans to the future stars of the NHL. I recruited a co-host and for the next 12 years, TPS was heard twice a week on TSN 1260 sports radio in Edmonton, AB Canada and online at www.thepipelineshow.com.

What separates The Pipeline Show from the plethora of hockey programs available is that TPS is 100% focused on the leagues that produce tomorrow’s NHL stars. To begin with, TPS covers Major Junior hockey in the form of all three CHL leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL). In addition, we dive into the CJHL leagues (known as “Jr.A") like the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) plus the United States Hockey League (USHL), NCAA College Hockey and professional minor leagues like the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL.

Over the last 13 years, many of today’s NHL superstars have been on the show but did so at an age when they were still playing amateur hockey, often it was that player’s first major interview. Interviewing players is just the tip of the iceberg. Coaches, scouts, General Managers, beat writers and broadcasters are all primary guests on TPS.  

When the show first left radio and became 100% podcast, some of you expressed an interest in helping support The Pipeline Show financially. A listener from Ontario sent me a $50 E-Transfer (bless you “Rob”!) but I wasn’t comfortable accepting his “donation” without being able to give something back, despite his insistence.

I don't want to start charging my audience a subscription fee to download the show. They have faithfully supported TPS for over a decade without having to dip into their wallets; it wouldn’t be fair to force that on anyone.

This is where Patreon comes in.

Patreon is a way for the “Robs” out there to support the show while allowing me to provide some “payback” with a clear conscience. The way Patreon works is a listener (or “Patron”) can donate whatever they want on an ongoing monthly basis. Several suggested levels are available but anything right from the $2 level will really help to keep TPS financially viable.

It’s important to note that everything you have enjoyed for free up to this point will still be free but as a “Patron” you will have access to some exclusive, bonus content from TPS.

What the Money Will Be Used For


Here are the costs involved in the ongoing production of The Pipeline Show as a podcast:

- Hosting: The website (www.thepipelineshow.com) was created and is maintained by my brother’s company (DLM Consulting) so I get the family discount but he still has to pay his guys something and just the monthly hosting costs add up.
- Skype: Interviews are done over Skype, recorded and then edited for airing. Skype has a number of different packages available, mine fluctuates depending on how many European guests I have on.   
- Soundcloud: The service by which I upload each show so that it is available in the archive and at your favorite podcast provider.  
- Travel: Covering the various events that I do for The Pipeline Show can add up. Fortunately, in the past I have managed to cover some of the expenses by trading radio advertising (like the trip to Helsinki in 2016 to cover the World Junior Championship or the 2011 USHL Top Prospects Game). However, to attend a Frozen Four or Memorial Cup on my own is another story.
- Equipment: Converting the office space in my home to a workable studio with quality recording equipment.   
- ME: I didn’t get into this to become rich but I also need to be able to look my wife in the eye and say that I’m contributing, not just living off of her. I’m the “stay at home” parent in our family and The Pipeline Show has been my part time job while she’s saving lives and making a difference in the real world. From time to time I like to buy her some romantic things, you know, like groceries or gas for her car.

Those are the basics. With those expenses covered, TPS will be able to support itself without depending on corporate sponsorship. It goes without saying that I would greatly appreciate your financial support but I'll say it anyway. THANK YOU.

The Patreon model has us offer up rewards to entice you to donate but I believe that you're here because you appreciate The Pipeline Show and the uniqueness of the content that we provide. If you choose to donate on an ongoing basis, you will have my unending gratitude. If you just want to keep listening to The Pipeline Show for free, that’s fine too but do me a favor and tell a friend or three about the program and encourage them to give us a listen.

Sincerely,

Guy Flaming

The Pipeline Show

Some royalty free music heard during the show provided by:
Tiers
TPS Teammate
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
 
  • Interact directly with Guy and other patrons here on the Patreon page.
  • Supporting the show at this level also gets you my eternal thanks. You can sign up for any value that you want each month but this is the minimum amount that earns you some bonuses.
Early Access
$2 or more per month 22 patrons
 
  • Hear some segments of the next show BEFORE the show is available to the general public. 
  • Hear new elements of the show (player ID's, segment or show intros, etc) as soon as they are created. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Franchise Hockey Manager 5
$3 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons

  • Get an exclusive Steam Key for a FREE copy of Franchise Hockey Manager 5 by Out of the Park Developments 
  • Limited to FOUR more patrons. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hits from the Pipe
$5 or more per month 18 patrons
  • Written content that will be released exclusively here on the Patreon page.
  • Plus all previous rewards
TPS Superstar Rewind
$10 or more per month 5 patrons

  • Access to a current NHL superstar’s original appearance on TPS uploaded exclusively to our Patreon page.
  • Your vote determines which interview we pull from the vault.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Website Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Display your logo on our sponsor/partner page at https://thepipelineshow.com/sponsors/ 
  • A link to your website will be set up for visitors as they click on your logo.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Corporate Patrons
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Business Patrons receive space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website. 
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during ONE episode of The Pipeline Show each month.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Commercial Package
$200 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
  • Have (1) 15-30 sec. commercial included during the show
  • Sponsor must provide me with the pre-produced commercial to be used.
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • Commercial Patrons receive space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Segment Sponsor
$200 or more per month 2 of 4 patrons
  • Recurring segments during the program are available for sponsorship which includes a verbal “Live Read” as promotion during the specific segment.
  • "Draft Spotlight" is currently available.  "CHL Insider", "Question of the Day" and "NCAA Campus Report" are not currently available.
  • Patrons receive space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Elite Business Patrons
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Elite Business Patrons receive space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Phone Line Sponsor
$400 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • All references to the phone for all guest interviews throughout the show would be to “The ____ Hotline”.
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • Phone line Patron receives space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
In-Box Sponsor
$400 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • All Twitter interaction with the audience is done via “The ____ In-Box”.
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • In-Box Patron receives space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Archive Sponsor
$400 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • Every segment of every show is archived and then a link to them with the sponsor’s logo/twitter account are tweeted out. (Approx. 160K Impressions/month)
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • Archive Patron receives space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Title Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • The Pipeline Show is brought to you by…” – One single corporate sponsor can have their name attached to the program in a number of ways:
  • Two (2) 15-30 sec commercial (provided by the sponsor) inserted into each episode of The Pipeline Show (3-4/show).
  • A mention in every segment of The Pipeline Show coming back from or going out to commercial break. 
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion at the start of EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week). 
  • A large banner ad on the main page at www.thepipelineshow.com
  • Plus all previous rewards
Goals
$954 of $1,000 per month
For $1000/month I've be able to return all the borrowed equipment, now it's about covering the bills associated with doing the show.
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Welcome to the TPS Patreon page!

If you’re new…The Pipeline Show (TPS) is hosted by me, Guy Flaming (yes, that is my real name). I created the program back in 2006 in an effort to provide coverage of junior and college hockey and introduce fans to the future stars of the NHL. I recruited a co-host and for the next 12 years, TPS was heard twice a week on TSN 1260 sports radio in Edmonton, AB Canada and online at www.thepipelineshow.com.

What separates The Pipeline Show from the plethora of hockey programs available is that TPS is 100% focused on the leagues that produce tomorrow’s NHL stars. To begin with, TPS covers Major Junior hockey in the form of all three CHL leagues (WHL, OHL, and QMJHL). In addition, we dive into the CJHL leagues (known as “Jr.A") like the Alberta Junior Hockey League (AJHL) plus the United States Hockey League (USHL), NCAA College Hockey and professional minor leagues like the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL.

Over the last 13 years, many of today’s NHL superstars have been on the show but did so at an age when they were still playing amateur hockey, often it was that player’s first major interview. Interviewing players is just the tip of the iceberg. Coaches, scouts, General Managers, beat writers and broadcasters are all primary guests on TPS.  

When the show first left radio and became 100% podcast, some of you expressed an interest in helping support The Pipeline Show financially. A listener from Ontario sent me a $50 E-Transfer (bless you “Rob”!) but I wasn’t comfortable accepting his “donation” without being able to give something back, despite his insistence.

I don't want to start charging my audience a subscription fee to download the show. They have faithfully supported TPS for over a decade without having to dip into their wallets; it wouldn’t be fair to force that on anyone.

This is where Patreon comes in.

Patreon is a way for the “Robs” out there to support the show while allowing me to provide some “payback” with a clear conscience. The way Patreon works is a listener (or “Patron”) can donate whatever they want on an ongoing monthly basis. Several suggested levels are available but anything right from the $2 level will really help to keep TPS financially viable.

It’s important to note that everything you have enjoyed for free up to this point will still be free but as a “Patron” you will have access to some exclusive, bonus content from TPS.

What the Money Will Be Used For


Here are the costs involved in the ongoing production of The Pipeline Show as a podcast:

- Hosting: The website (www.thepipelineshow.com) was created and is maintained by my brother’s company (DLM Consulting) so I get the family discount but he still has to pay his guys something and just the monthly hosting costs add up.
- Skype: Interviews are done over Skype, recorded and then edited for airing. Skype has a number of different packages available, mine fluctuates depending on how many European guests I have on.   
- Soundcloud: The service by which I upload each show so that it is available in the archive and at your favorite podcast provider.  
- Travel: Covering the various events that I do for The Pipeline Show can add up. Fortunately, in the past I have managed to cover some of the expenses by trading radio advertising (like the trip to Helsinki in 2016 to cover the World Junior Championship or the 2011 USHL Top Prospects Game). However, to attend a Frozen Four or Memorial Cup on my own is another story.
- Equipment: Converting the office space in my home to a workable studio with quality recording equipment.   
- ME: I didn’t get into this to become rich but I also need to be able to look my wife in the eye and say that I’m contributing, not just living off of her. I’m the “stay at home” parent in our family and The Pipeline Show has been my part time job while she’s saving lives and making a difference in the real world. From time to time I like to buy her some romantic things, you know, like groceries or gas for her car.

Those are the basics. With those expenses covered, TPS will be able to support itself without depending on corporate sponsorship. It goes without saying that I would greatly appreciate your financial support but I'll say it anyway. THANK YOU.

The Patreon model has us offer up rewards to entice you to donate but I believe that you're here because you appreciate The Pipeline Show and the uniqueness of the content that we provide. If you choose to donate on an ongoing basis, you will have my unending gratitude. If you just want to keep listening to The Pipeline Show for free, that’s fine too but do me a favor and tell a friend or three about the program and encourage them to give us a listen.

Sincerely,

Guy Flaming

The Pipeline Show

Some royalty free music heard during the show provided by:

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Tiers
TPS Teammate
$1 or more per month 0 patrons
 
  • Interact directly with Guy and other patrons here on the Patreon page.
  • Supporting the show at this level also gets you my eternal thanks. You can sign up for any value that you want each month but this is the minimum amount that earns you some bonuses.
Early Access
$2 or more per month 22 patrons
 
  • Hear some segments of the next show BEFORE the show is available to the general public. 
  • Hear new elements of the show (player ID's, segment or show intros, etc) as soon as they are created. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Franchise Hockey Manager 5
$3 or more per month 1 of 4 patrons

  • Get an exclusive Steam Key for a FREE copy of Franchise Hockey Manager 5 by Out of the Park Developments 
  • Limited to FOUR more patrons. 
  • Plus all previous rewards
Hits from the Pipe
$5 or more per month 18 patrons
  • Written content that will be released exclusively here on the Patreon page.
  • Plus all previous rewards
TPS Superstar Rewind
$10 or more per month 5 patrons

  • Access to a current NHL superstar’s original appearance on TPS uploaded exclusively to our Patreon page.
  • Your vote determines which interview we pull from the vault.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Website Sponsor
$50 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Display your logo on our sponsor/partner page at https://thepipelineshow.com/sponsors/ 
  • A link to your website will be set up for visitors as they click on your logo.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Corporate Patrons
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Business Patrons receive space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website. 
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during ONE episode of The Pipeline Show each month.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Commercial Package
$200 or more per month 1 of 5 patrons
  • Have (1) 15-30 sec. commercial included during the show
  • Sponsor must provide me with the pre-produced commercial to be used.
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • Commercial Patrons receive space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Segment Sponsor
$200 or more per month 2 of 4 patrons
  • Recurring segments during the program are available for sponsorship which includes a verbal “Live Read” as promotion during the specific segment.
  • "Draft Spotlight" is currently available.  "CHL Insider", "Question of the Day" and "NCAA Campus Report" are not currently available.
  • Patrons receive space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Elite Business Patrons
$200 or more per month 0 patrons
  • Elite Business Patrons receive space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • Plus all previous rewards
Phone Line Sponsor
$400 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • All references to the phone for all guest interviews throughout the show would be to “The ____ Hotline”.
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • Phone line Patron receives space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
In-Box Sponsor
$400 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • All Twitter interaction with the audience is done via “The ____ In-Box”.
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • In-Box Patron receives space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Archive Sponsor
$400 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • Every segment of every show is archived and then a link to them with the sponsor’s logo/twitter account are tweeted out. (Approx. 160K Impressions/month)
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion during EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week).
  • Archive Patron receives space on our website for their banner-sized logo that links back to their website.
  • Plus all previous rewards
Title Sponsor
$500 or more per month 0 of 1 patrons
  • The Pipeline Show is brought to you by…” – One single corporate sponsor can have their name attached to the program in a number of ways:
  • Two (2) 15-30 sec commercial (provided by the sponsor) inserted into each episode of The Pipeline Show (3-4/show).
  • A mention in every segment of The Pipeline Show coming back from or going out to commercial break. 
  • A verbal “Live Read” as promotion at the start of EVERY episode of The Pipeline Show (1-2 shows/week). 
  • A large banner ad on the main page at www.thepipelineshow.com
  • Plus all previous rewards