There was no live show today, we played a repeat show on radio. We’ll be back live tonight.
But what if there were NEVER a new Feens show, ever again??
So, I’ve been running this show since May 2011. Freedom Feens is a labor of love, and overall in that time I’ve lost money. Thousands of dollars. I try to break even, but end up spending money on needed gear, renting streaming servers, buying microphones for new hosts, getting gear to part-15 micro-radio stations, helping develop software like FeenPhone to improve liberty, or making fun Feens buttons and liberty buttons to give away at events, and just general day-to-day expenses.
It was OK for the first three years, but this past year my health has been declining due to life-threatening asthma and allergies. Here’s what I’m dealing with:
Acute Severe Asthma – Status Asthmaticus – doesn’t respond to normal asthma treatment.
Sleep Apnea (AHI of 140. That’s 3 times as many events per hour as what’s considered very high)
Central Sleep Apnea (brain driven, not body driven)
GERD (severe acid reflux, stomach acid in lungs)
Polyps in colon (pre-cancerous, adenomatous, removed)
Allergies (VERY severe, IgE levels 10 times high) (had to get rid of cats. meh.)
High blood pressure 184/104
Mild hiatal hernia
on Prednisone, need to taper off slowly.
-Recurrent upper respiratory infections from Prednisone
broke nose coughing and fainting.
broke a rib coughing.
Medical expenses have wiped out our savings, and I still haven’t asked for a cent from our listeners. But I’m also barely able to work now, yet still running the Feens daily.
We don’t sell ads because we don’t want to sound like we’re endorsing everything that comes along. That is embarrassing when shows do it, and I feel it waters down the message. We donate our ad space free to great time-tested liberty organizations that make a difference (like AntiWar.com and FIJA.org.)
I work nearly full-time for free on the Feens. It actually ends up costing me money. I can’t keep this up with my health and health care expenses as they are.
I hate admitting this dire situation, I’ve kept it to myself for years, and as I said, it was OK until my health deteriorated. But I’m telling the embarrassing truth…we need to have listeners up the regular donations – from almost nothing to something – or the Feens are going to be no more.
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Thank you for your service!
(I’m going to re-post this notice on the site any time we play a replay on the radio and don’t have a new MP3 for the site.)
–Michael W. Dean.
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