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WFMU documentary rewards pledges with subliminal messages

Film maker Tim Smith has started a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a documentary on US freeform radio station WFMU. As with all Kickstarter campaigns pledges of cash will be rewarded. As well as the usual stickers, DVDs, T shirts and other WFMU ephemera, Smith is offering anyone who donates over $100 the chance to insert a subliminal message into the film in the form of one frame.

The film focuses on the station's manager Ken Freedman (who once raised cash for WFMU by attempting to take flight via a number of weather balloons attached to a chair) and includes performances by Sonic Youth, Yo La Tengo, Joanna Newsom and others. Smith is aiming to raise $50,000 by 11 July, and at time of writing had just passed the $10,000 mark. Watch a trailer below. More details here.