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The WHFS Documentary Meets Fundraising Goal

A crowd-funding campaign for a documentary about the golden age of Washington radio station WHFS has raised a bit more than its target amount: Donors pledged $65,697 for executive producer Jay Schlossberg‘s film, Feast Your Ears: The Story of WHFS 102.3.

While ‘HFS was one of a number of free-form progressive stations in the era, Schlossberg calls it “one of the longest-lasting and arguably the most beloved.” More than 325 fans kicked in. The doc has more than 17,000 likes on its Facebook page.

“I owe a lot of my success in DC to the steady support of WHFS,” says singer-songwriter Marshall Crenshaw. His now classic 1982 Top 40 single “Someday Someway” cracked the Top 10 in DC, and nowhere else, thanks in large part to buzz generated by the station. Crenshaw’s featured in the documentary, along with Roger McGuinn of the Byrds, Joan Armatrading, and dozens of other musicians, DJs, and listeners.

The Kickstarter funds will allow Schlossberg to finish shooting and begin editing. However, he’ll need to raise additional funds down the road for music and publishing rights, distribution, and final editing, among other costs. It’s slated for a 2016 release.