Another year, another funding drive. This is my 10th with the Fat Beat Diet, and things have been going crazy. I’ve been super busy putting together the mix incentives for this year, and I’ve still got a lot to do in the 20hrs that remain between now and my show.

As I’ve written in the past, CJSW?s annual funding drive runs Friday October 21st through to the 28th. For one week every year we take a break from being the best radio station in town, and ask you, our listeners, to help us out.

All the money raised during our annual Funding Drive campaign goes towards our capital budget (like it always does), paying for everything from maintaining our fancy new 4000 watt broadcast tower, to our CD players, our headphones, and all the other costs associated with running a radio station.

Thanks to your support, CJSW has expanded its presence in the community as well! CJSW is everywhere! We?re out supporting Calgary?s many festivals and community events, and we?re broadcasting live shows to you from local venues.

Pledging is easy. You can all the pledge line at 403-220-5000 between October 21st through to the 28th, or make a donation on-line at Listen to CJSW 90.9 FM and check out everyday to find out about all the great swag we have to offer for pledges. Help us reach our goal of $200,000.

Funding Drive and the Fat Beat Diet

I run this blog at my own expense and all my time with CJSW is volunteer work. I do it for the love, but pledging to my show is your opportunity to show your support – and it is greatly appreciated.

If you appreciate this and enjoy hearing non-rock (not that there’s anything against rock…) at all hours of the day, I hope you’ll support me and other shows like Funk Sinden and Mental Illness which showcase these genres of music outside of Friday nights. Not that the Friday night lineup isn’t amazing – because it is – But we need this music more often than one night a week.

Fat Beat Diet Incentives

I’m still working out the details on my mixes, but I should have a better idea about those closer to my show.

If you?re a regular downloader but don?t listen to the show live on air, feel free to pledge by sending me an email (Preferred) with your address and phone number and the amount you?d like to pledge, or by donating via paypal on the cjsw site (send along a note that you?re donating specifically to the Fat Beat Diet). If you can do this before tonight’s show, that will greatly increase the chances of getting what you’re after.