Alpha Waves Radio is creating Podcasts
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patrons

$6
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More than a decade ago, Michael Hinman took the digital airwaves with a live online radio show called SyFy Radio. It attracted not only the best guests from the world of science-fiction entertainment, but also the best listeners too. And a lot of them. 

The show was eventually rebranded Alpha Waves Radio after Michael sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal, and there — as a fantastically produced podcast — it continued to entertain thousands of listeners every couple weeks.

Alpha Waves Radio went off the air in 2013, but the dream of the show where not only entertainment journalists can share insight on what's happening on both television and movie screens, but the people who bring that entertainment to you — writers, composers, producers, directors, even the actors themselves.

Michael has been listening, and he's bringing Alpha Waves Radio back. And he's not just going to do an occasional show whenever he feels like it — we're talking about an actual weekly show, that you'll be able to hear anywhere you can find an internet connection. 

But putting together a show like this takes a lot of time and resources. During its original run, it was an "add-on" to Michael's popular entertainment news website — SyFy Portal, and later Airlock Alpha. But the world has changed. The ability to earn a living doing websites has changed. And that's where Patreon comes in.

Consider supporting Alpha Waves Radio, so that it can bring you the best in entertainment journalism week in and week out. Hosted by Michael Hinman, this is the Alpha Waves Radio you've come to know and love. And it can keep going with your help — not just as a listener, but as a supporter.
Tiers
Friends of Alpha Waves Radio
$1 or more per month
This is the easiest tier — you like the show, and know that every dollar matters, especially the one that comes from you. And we appreciate it!
Alpha Listeners
$5 or more per month

You're not only a friend of Alpha Waves Radio, but you want to have a chance to hear it right after its original broadcast Tuesdays at 7 p.m., on ODYSY.


This tier not only earns a thank you from us, but also gives you early access to the archived version of each week's show. We don't make our archive publicly available until two weeks after its original broadcast, and you can hear it here the same night (or the very next morning) after our weekly Tuesday broadcast on ODYSY.


You also get the full archives of Disco After Party, a live after-show to "Star Trek: Discovery" hosted by Michael Hinman and Adam Barnard on ODYSY.


You also get access to Cutting Room Floor — the show that provides the rest of the interview (you know, the parts that didn't make the final cut).

Inner Sanctum
$12 or more per month

So we know you're a friend. We know you get to hear an archived version show before everyone else.


But what if you could hear the show BEFORE everyone else? Like the Monday before? Or maybe even the Sunday before, depending on when the show is finished?


That's right. Joining this tier moves you ahead of the line. You don't need to wait until Tuesday nights to hear the show. You can get it 24 hours or so (subject to show availability) before everyone else. The whole show. 


And if that wasn't enough, how would you like to be a member of  the inner sanctum? 


This tier gives you access to everything you find in the lower tiers, but also gives you access to the PRIVATE and SECRET Facebook group of Alpha Waves Radio. Who is part of this group? Those involved with the radio show (like host Michael Hinman), and members of the Inner Sanctum like you.


Sure, Michael talks a lot on social media. But where else can you get his direct attention, except here, in the Inner Sanctum?

You also get a chance to submit questions for upcoming guests that could be shared in an after-show (subject to guest availability), including celebrity guests.



This tier not only makes you a friend of Alpha Waves Radio and gives you early access to our podcast archives, but it also earns you a chance to hear yourself on the show. 


Each week, host Michael Hinman will shout-out five random people selected from this tier and above (not repeating a name until he's cycled through the whole list). 

Become a Regular!
$25 or more per month only 4 left

Here you can get all the benefits of the lower tiers, but with this membership you get one thing the other tiers don't get — not only will you hear your name at the end of the show. You'll hear your name at the end of EVERY show.


This is a very limited tier being offered to just four people (if we make it longer, then that will just be a long list at the end of the show).

Alpha Waves SuperFan
$50 or more per month
If you're at this level, then you're a true superfan, and we love you for it. 


Not only will you get all the perks in all the lower tiers, but each month we're going to send you branded merch. That includes things like coffee mugs, coozies, T-shirts (yeah, we'll need your shirt size), and anything else we can slap our logo on. 


And at Christmas, we'll send you a non-branded gift, just from us. 


Show your superfan status with pride. And collect merch that no one else (outside the people on this tier level and higher) will have. Heck, even Michael Hinman won't have half this stuff.


We will pay for shipping within the United States. However, any members of this tier outside the U.S., would need to cover shipping costs.

Alpha Waves PRODUCER
$125 or more per month only 5 left
This special tier includes all the other tier perks except one — we won't include you in the random shout-out.


But don't be sad. There's a good reason why. At this tier, you're a show producer. That means your name gets mentioned at the end of EVERY show. 


That's right, at the end of each show, Michael Hinman will announce that "Alpha Waves Radio is produced by ..." and you will hear your name among others who are at this special tier. And all you have to do is continue your generous sponsorship of Alpha Waves Radio at this level.


It's absolutely worth it, and we are only offering this to five people — talk about an elite club!

Dinner with Michael Hinman
$300 or more per month

This is a non-recurring tier which gives you the opportunity for you and a guest to join Michael Hinman for dinner — at a vegetarian-friendly restaurant of his choice.


This special tier would require you to travel to New York City at your own expense, and to schedule either a Wednesday or Thursday evening in Manhattan. It also requires advance scheduling, so please be sure that if you're taking a trip to New York City, that you plan this far enough ahead so that schedules can match up.


Subject to availability.


This two-hour interaction is a chance to get one-on-one time with Michael Hinman himself — and you know he'll talk about the whole thing in an upcoming show. Pick his brain about anything on your mind, and find out that just because someone is entertaining on the air, doesn't mean he's entertaining in real life (what we're trying to say is that Michael Hinman is very boring).


You'll also get perks up to the $25 tier for the a full year, as well as a special Christmas gift at, well, Christmas.


This is a one-time benefit, and after that one month, we'll drop you down to a lower tier (or you can edit from there to a tier of your choice).

Goals
$6 of $500 per month
I will randomly invite a Patreon supporter to do a 5-minute interview segment on an episode of Alpha Waves Radio.
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More than a decade ago, Michael Hinman took the digital airwaves with a live online radio show called SyFy Radio. It attracted not only the best guests from the world of science-fiction entertainment, but also the best listeners too. And a lot of them. 

The show was eventually rebranded Alpha Waves Radio after Michael sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal, and there — as a fantastically produced podcast — it continued to entertain thousands of listeners every couple weeks.

Alpha Waves Radio went off the air in 2013, but the dream of the show where not only entertainment journalists can share insight on what's happening on both television and movie screens, but the people who bring that entertainment to you — writers, composers, producers, directors, even the actors themselves.

Michael has been listening, and he's bringing Alpha Waves Radio back. And he's not just going to do an occasional show whenever he feels like it — we're talking about an actual weekly show, that you'll be able to hear anywhere you can find an internet connection. 

But putting together a show like this takes a lot of time and resources. During its original run, it was an "add-on" to Michael's popular entertainment news website — SyFy Portal, and later Airlock Alpha. But the world has changed. The ability to earn a living doing websites has changed. And that's where Patreon comes in.

Consider supporting Alpha Waves Radio, so that it can bring you the best in entertainment journalism week in and week out. Hosted by Michael Hinman, this is the Alpha Waves Radio you've come to know and love. And it can keep going with your help — not just as a listener, but as a supporter.

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Tiers
Friends of Alpha Waves Radio
$1 or more per month
This is the easiest tier — you like the show, and know that every dollar matters, especially the one that comes from you. And we appreciate it!
Alpha Listeners
$5 or more per month

You're not only a friend of Alpha Waves Radio, but you want to have a chance to hear it right after its original broadcast Tuesdays at 7 p.m., on ODYSY.


This tier not only earns a thank you from us, but also gives you early access to the archived version of each week's show. We don't make our archive publicly available until two weeks after its original broadcast, and you can hear it here the same night (or the very next morning) after our weekly Tuesday broadcast on ODYSY.


You also get the full archives of Disco After Party, a live after-show to "Star Trek: Discovery" hosted by Michael Hinman and Adam Barnard on ODYSY.


You also get access to Cutting Room Floor — the show that provides the rest of the interview (you know, the parts that didn't make the final cut).

Inner Sanctum
$12 or more per month

So we know you're a friend. We know you get to hear an archived version show before everyone else.


But what if you could hear the show BEFORE everyone else? Like the Monday before? Or maybe even the Sunday before, depending on when the show is finished?


That's right. Joining this tier moves you ahead of the line. You don't need to wait until Tuesday nights to hear the show. You can get it 24 hours or so (subject to show availability) before everyone else. The whole show. 


And if that wasn't enough, how would you like to be a member of  the inner sanctum? 


This tier gives you access to everything you find in the lower tiers, but also gives you access to the PRIVATE and SECRET Facebook group of Alpha Waves Radio. Who is part of this group? Those involved with the radio show (like host Michael Hinman), and members of the Inner Sanctum like you.


Sure, Michael talks a lot on social media. But where else can you get his direct attention, except here, in the Inner Sanctum?

You also get a chance to submit questions for upcoming guests that could be shared in an after-show (subject to guest availability), including celebrity guests.



This tier not only makes you a friend of Alpha Waves Radio and gives you early access to our podcast archives, but it also earns you a chance to hear yourself on the show. 


Each week, host Michael Hinman will shout-out five random people selected from this tier and above (not repeating a name until he's cycled through the whole list). 

Become a Regular!
$25 or more per month only 4 left

Here you can get all the benefits of the lower tiers, but with this membership you get one thing the other tiers don't get — not only will you hear your name at the end of the show. You'll hear your name at the end of EVERY show.


This is a very limited tier being offered to just four people (if we make it longer, then that will just be a long list at the end of the show).

Alpha Waves SuperFan
$50 or more per month
If you're at this level, then you're a true superfan, and we love you for it. 


Not only will you get all the perks in all the lower tiers, but each month we're going to send you branded merch. That includes things like coffee mugs, coozies, T-shirts (yeah, we'll need your shirt size), and anything else we can slap our logo on. 


And at Christmas, we'll send you a non-branded gift, just from us. 


Show your superfan status with pride. And collect merch that no one else (outside the people on this tier level and higher) will have. Heck, even Michael Hinman won't have half this stuff.


We will pay for shipping within the United States. However, any members of this tier outside the U.S., would need to cover shipping costs.

Alpha Waves PRODUCER
$125 or more per month only 5 left
This special tier includes all the other tier perks except one — we won't include you in the random shout-out.


But don't be sad. There's a good reason why. At this tier, you're a show producer. That means your name gets mentioned at the end of EVERY show. 


That's right, at the end of each show, Michael Hinman will announce that "Alpha Waves Radio is produced by ..." and you will hear your name among others who are at this special tier. And all you have to do is continue your generous sponsorship of Alpha Waves Radio at this level.


It's absolutely worth it, and we are only offering this to five people — talk about an elite club!

Dinner with Michael Hinman
$300 or more per month

This is a non-recurring tier which gives you the opportunity for you and a guest to join Michael Hinman for dinner — at a vegetarian-friendly restaurant of his choice.


This special tier would require you to travel to New York City at your own expense, and to schedule either a Wednesday or Thursday evening in Manhattan. It also requires advance scheduling, so please be sure that if you're taking a trip to New York City, that you plan this far enough ahead so that schedules can match up.


Subject to availability.


This two-hour interaction is a chance to get one-on-one time with Michael Hinman himself — and you know he'll talk about the whole thing in an upcoming show. Pick his brain about anything on your mind, and find out that just because someone is entertaining on the air, doesn't mean he's entertaining in real life (what we're trying to say is that Michael Hinman is very boring).


You'll also get perks up to the $25 tier for the a full year, as well as a special Christmas gift at, well, Christmas.


This is a one-time benefit, and after that one month, we'll drop you down to a lower tier (or you can edit from there to a tier of your choice).