A Fund Raiser for Blues Unlimited Radio

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For almost a decade, Blues Unlimited Radio  has been delighting and entertaining listeners each and every week with our unique blend of legendary performers, rare vinyl, beloved standards, and crazy good music. We often hear from our listeners that there's no radio show out there quite like it.

Blues Unlimited is more than "just" a radio show, however. Our tightly focused themes continually delight and entertain our listeners by digging into little known histories, captivating stories, and forgotten blues heroes of the past.

Right now, we're pleased to announce that a major new undertaking — a series of three volumes compiling the complete Blues Unlimited radio show transcripts — are in the works. Volume 1 is now finished, and is awaiting funding to be professionally converted into an eBook format.

Because each volume is rather lengthy and time consuming to convert (volume 1 is almost 600 pages, and each additional volume is expected to be around the same), the cost is going to be more than what we expected.

Your support will go directly towards funding the eBook conversions, and we hope to have the funding in place for volume 1 by the first of March, if possible. Volumes 2 and 3 are scheduled to be completed soon after Volume 1 is on the market.

Listeners tell us repeatedly how much they love Blues Unlimited, and that no matter what, we should keep doing what we're doing. Your help at this critical juncture will help ensure our future, and make sure that we keep spreading the gospel of the blues to our fans and listeners all over the globe.

For a suggested donation of $20, we will send you a pre-publication PDF of Volume 1. Anyone donating $50 or more will be personally thanked in an upcoming episode of Blues Unlimited. (please make sure you send us your email address so we can send you the PDF - there's a contact form on our main website, near the bottom, if needed).


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Hey folks!

Just a quick word about “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts” to all our friends, fans, listeners, and supporters.

Volume 1 is done and is now for sale at Amazon < http://tinyurl.com/yxedzv5x> and Barnes & Noble < http://tinyurl.com/yxedzv5x>. Other outlets too as I have time to explore options.

Volume 2 came back from the eBook team yesterday... but... they mastered the files from an earlier, previous version that had a few errors in it. There aren’t that many corrections, so, hopefully the corrected master files will come back sometime next week. When it’s up and running I’ll let everyone know.

Volume 3 is done and ready to go. Volume 2 clocked in at 597 pages. Volume 3 (which also contains all the transcripts from “This Week in Blues History,” plus a work-in-progress soon-to-be-completed episode that pays tribute to Memphis Minnie) needs funding.

First off, I want to thank EVERYONE who has donated so generously. You have literally made Volume 1 and Volume 2 possible.

You can help in MANY ways. If you purchase a copy of Volume 1 ($9.99), that would be awesome. Better yet, buy a copy and tell a friend! And... you can also donate to the fundraiser. EVERY DOLLAR that comes in will go directly towards funding Volume 3.

Just as an FYI..... the Kindle version of Volume 1 came out to 1196 pages (don’t ask how a PDF of 579 pages converts to 1196 in a Kindle... but it did). At $9.99 retail, that comes out to about $0.0084 cents a page! Not a bad deal, when you consider it!

Thanks to everyone here for their support. And remember... even if all you have is a couple bucks... Ol’ Sleepy Boy will be forever grateful!

And with that... we thank you!
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Last week on Amazon, “Blues Unlimited: The Complete Radio Show Transcripts, Vol. 1” was the #1 NEW RELEASE in Music History & Criticism and also in Music Reference — the first new book from from ethnomusicologist, author, historian, and independent radio producer Steve Franz in more than 16 years. Now available in the Amazon Kindle Store at https://tinyurl.com/yxz6dnnu

THANK YOU to all who donated to make this possible! Volume 2 has now been handed off to the eBook conversion team (although we're STILL counting on donations to come in to help offset the costs) and we're two-thirds of the way through compiling Volume 3. With your help and support, we hope to have all three volumes for sale by the end of the month. And... as always... none of this would be possible without your help and support! And... we thank you!
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Just a word of thanks to all who have pitched in so far to help this happen! Volume 1 has been handed off to the eBook conversion team, and the first draft of Volume 2 has been completed (now awaiting final edits). ANY donation you make, no matter how great or small, will help make this a reality... Volume 3 is the next (and final) one to be completed... and we hope to start work on it next week.
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