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 CJSW?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 you?re a regular downloader but don?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.