Tilford Productions LLC

is creating From The Isle of Music & Uncle Bill's Melting Pot

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Supporter
$2
per month

For $2 USD per month, you can help carry From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot to the rest of the planet on shortwave.  We will list you as a supporter on the Facebook pages for the programs. 

Champion
$10
per month

For $10 USD per month, you can help carry From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot to the rest of the planet on shortwave. 1. We will list you  as a Champion on the Facebook pages of  From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot  and send you a certificate of thanks.  
2.  We will send you a special certificate of thanks to the address you gave us.
3. We will also mention you (unless you tell us not to) at least once on air on From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot to thank you for your support 

Benefactor
$100
per month

For $100 USD per month, you can help carry From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot to the rest of the planet on shortwave. 1.  We will mention you (unless you tell us not to) as a benefactor on each new episode of From the Isle of Music and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot (this may not happen on those rare occasions when we rerun a past episode)
2. We will list you  as a supporter on the Facebook pages for the programs and send you a certificate of thanks.  
3.  For the Uncle Bill's Melting Pot program, we will dedicate an episode to the music of a country that you request and mention that this is in your honor. 

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About

When I was an eight year old boy living next to a cornfield in Indiana, a shortwave radio was the magic box that brought me the world.  In many ways, it made me what I am today - a recognized authority on music around the world, and more importantly, a man of peace and understanding in a world rife with conflict.  The music of other cultures makes one want to better understand the peoples who make it. 
A few years ago, I decided to give something back to the medium that brought me so much joy and knowledge, and I began broadcasting two programs on shortwave - From the Isle of Music, which is dedicated to the music of Cuba,  and Uncle Bill's Melting Pot, which is dedicated to the music of the rest of the planet.   I have totally self-funded these programs for the last couple of years, but I can't do that forever.   Sharing the music of the world around the world helps make it a more peaceful one, and radio still matters.  Please help me continue to bring the music of the world around the world.  If you are a shortwave listener yourself, you will also be helping to keep radio alive at a time when there aren't that many cultural programs left on it.  If not us, who?
Goals
$2 of $500 per month
We will do our best to continue FTIOM and UBMP even if we don't hit this amount, and all of the money will be reinvested in the programs, but after we cross the $500/month threshold (our "maintenance level" to sustain the program), we will seek options to expand the programs to South Asia and East Asia, which do not currently have good listening times and frequencies.  Those new transmissions may also be listenable in your geographies
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