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Funding Drive 2012: Thanks, All!

We Did It!Big heartfelt thank to everyone who pledge last week to CJSW and to the Fat Beat Diet. With your help, we managed to exceed our fundraising goal of $200,000. On the Fat Beat Diet, we managed to raise well over $1,300, which is fantastic for an early week evening show.

If you haven’t yet pledged or donated to the station, it’s not too late! Just call the office line at 403-220-3902 or donate on-line (instructions in the last post).

About Your Incentives…

I received a note from someone who didn’t get the download voucher for their Fat Beat Diet mixes when they picked up the rest of their CJSW swag at the CJSW offices. If you haven’t received your download voucher or don’t intend to pick one up at the station, please  email me or drop me a line in the comments and we’ll get it sorted as soon as possible.

Funding Drive 2012 Is Coming!
October 19-26

What the heck is a funding drive? Here is CJSW‘s audio primer

CJSW Funding Drive Primer

Now with that out of the way, let me quote the fine folks at headquarters and myself liberally and tell you that CJSWÂ’s annual funding drive runs Friday October 19th through to the 26th. 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. With Money.

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 4000 watt broadcast tower, to our CD players, our headphones, and all the other costs associated with running a radio station. New this year,  the station is looking to increase the 4,000 watts we currently broadcast up to around 20,000. This increase would extend our signal a little further than it currently travels, but most importantly it should help with the interference within the city limits. It would also make CJSW one of the highest powered community radio stations anywhere in Canada!

Pledging is easy. You can all the pledge line at 403-220-5000 between October 19th through to the 26th, or make a donation on-line at www.cjsw.com. Listen to CJSW 90.9 FM and check out www.cjsw.com 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

As always, I’ll be putting together a few tasty mixes as added incentive to pledge on the show. These days, I pretty much only makes mixes for funding drive, so this is just about your only chance to get a mix from me (outside of the 50 odd mixes I make every other week of the year as part of the show, duh). These mixes are finely crafted, and I always put a lot of love into them. These exclusive mixes are never redistributed outside of the Funding Drive. You’ll never see these up on soundcloud a week after Funding Drive (like I’ve seen other programmers do) to ensure that all you fine pledgers don’t feel like chumps.

I’m still working out the details on my mixes, but I should have a better idea about those closer to my show. This year, i think I’ll be moving completely to digital distribution, unless I hear a flurry of comments about you folks loving the CDr’s I’ve been burning for the last 10yrs or so.

Support the Fat Beat Diet!

If youÂ’re a regular downloader but donÂ’t listen to the show live on air, please pledge by donating online on the cjsw site. Online donating is now open. If you can do this before the show this Monday, October 22nd, that will likely greatly increase the chances of getting what you’re after. Online donating has been streamlined this year, but to make sure supporting the this show, please enter the Fat Beat Diet as the show name as illustrated below.

Make me Proud!

Fat Beat Diet fans have yet to let me down, and I’m hoping this year will be no different. Thanks in advance for your support.

The Fat Beat Diet, October 15th

This week we kick it off with a bit P-Funk. Aww yeah. Then a little interview with DJ/Producer Crazy Toones.

Too late! File removed (mp3 – 27Mb)

After that, we hit you with the goods. Mostly hip hop beats, with a bit of jazz thrown in. Since we were in a SOCAN reporting period, we were doing our part and leaning heavy on local artists this week in the hopes that not only they might pick up a small paycheck out of the deal, but also to keep money out of the pockets of Bieber, Jepsen, Nickelback  and the like.

The Fat Beat Diet, October 15th 2012 Part 2 (mp3 – 57Mb)

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The Fat Beat Diet, October 8th

Mostly hip hop on this show, but that shouldn’t stop you from rocking on!

Alexia rocking on

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The Fat Beat Diet, October 1st

A quick mix of mid-vintage Canadian hip hop and then a snippet of DJ JS-1’s recent, fantastic Demolition Mix. You can peep the whole 3hr Demolition mix on JS-1’s blog or soundcloud.

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The Fat Beat Diet, September 24th


Sorry, No show this week!

The Fat Beat Diet, September 17th

A rollin’ mix of hip hop, funk, and breaks.

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The Fat Beat Diet, September 10th

Typical Fat Beat Diet steez, some bleeps and blips to start, then rolling through some nice downtempo and hip hop beats.

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