Hey all, itís Tom Scharpling!
The 2012 WFMU fundraising marathon starts next week. If you didn't know, WFMU is a listener-sponsored station that doesn't take corporate sponsorships or sleazy grants that compromise our ability to be 100 percent freeform. It lets me do what I do every week! But the only way that continues is if we receive your pledges!
We work really hard to make your pledges worth it. And this year I have put together a premium that might be my best yet! Itís called the HAMMER OF THE GODS BEST SHOW DEMON SUMMONING PACK. Any pledge of 75 dollars or more automatically secures you a copy. It consists of:
BEST SHOW MAGAZINE Ė our first-ever magazine! Itís shaping up to be pretty amazing, with contributions from JOHN HODGMAN, DAVID REES, an unreleased ďTimewaster LetterĒ from ROBIN COOPER (aka Robert Popper) and MICHAEL KUPPERMAN! It will also feature my extended interview with MICHAEL NESMITH conducted specifically for this magazine! There will also be an ALL-STAR Q&A with SCHARPLING and WURSTER, with questions from PATTON OSWALT, AMY POEHLER, PAUL RUDD, PAUL SCHEER and so many more!
If that isnít enough the magazine will include a FLEXI-DISC featuring a brand new song from KURT VILE recorded just for this premium!
And you can only get it by pledging DURING MY MARATHON SHOW!
The pack also includes a CD of ALL NEW COMEDY from SCHARPLING & WURSTER, ZACH GALIFIANAKIS, VANCE THE PUPPET, JEN KIRKMAN, GARY THE SQUIRREL and more! You canít get it anywhere else!
You will also get a DOWNLOAD of the RADIOVISION CONFERENCE PANEL I was on with IRA GLASS and MARC MARON! Itís a funny and revealing conversation Ė hear me GOMP an audience member live! Ė and you can only get it by pledging (and we will make sure this download is available to you as soon as you pay your pledge Ė no waiting!)
If that wasnít enough everybody who pledges $75 or more will receive an all new Best Show STICKER and a VANCE STRESS BALL! Unbelievable, right? And the only way to get these things is to pledge DURING MY SHOW on TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21st - from 9 PM to midnight EST!
You can pledge by calling 800-989-9368 or online at wfmu.org, but again - you must do it DURING MY SHOW.
We try to make the marathon shows fun instead of being a boring PBS pledge snooze. And I could not be more excited to have two VERY special guests live in the studio: TED LEO and JULIE KLAUSNER! It's gonna be so much fun!!!
I will also be giving out all kinds of prizes during the show with random drawings. Great books and records and signed stuff and super rare things!
And anybody who pledges $500 or more gets all the station prizes PLUS a COLOR VINYL copy of the RATED GG single that was last year's premium! This is the ONLY WAY TO GET THIS!!
And if you ever wanted to watch the show live, if you pledge $1000 or more to come down to watch the show IN THE STUDIO! All your Best Show dreams will come true!
WFMU also offers a variety of premiums that you can get for pledging at different prize levels. You can check them out by going to http://www.wfmu.org/marathon/tch.shtml
And if you canít call or pledge online DURING MY SHOW and want to be sure you donít miss out on the awesome premiums, you can EMAIL ME YOUR PLEDGE at firstname.lastname@example.org
and I will write it up myself!
But high roller or entry level pledge, we need EVERYONE to step up and make it happen! TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21st! wfmu.org! 9-midnight EST!
Thanks for any and all help with spreading the word! I am grateful! Now letís make HISTORY!