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Month: October 2014

ZOMFG! Funding Drive is TOMORROW!!


What the heck is a funding drive? Here is CJSW‘s audio primer from a few years back.

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 24th through to the 31st. 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 broadcast tower, to our CD players, our headphones, and all the other costs associated with running a radio station. Thanks to your generous donations in previous years, the station is recently increased the broadcast signal from 4,000 watts up to 20,000 watts, one of the highest powered community radio stations anywhere in Canada!

This year, we’re once again hoping to put your hard earned dollars at work on improving CJSW’s website. We’re still looking to expand our podcasting to the majority of our shows and make playlists available in real time to our listeners.

Pledging is easy. You can all the pledge line at 403-220-5000 between October 24th through to the 31st, 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.

Now that the Fat Beat Diet kicks off the very successful Friday night lineup at CJSW, I’ve got more listeners than ever before. I’m looking forward to hearing from each and every one of you over the course of the Funding Drive show, which is this Friday, October 24th from 6-7pm MT.

Being on the first day of the Funding Drive is a bit stressful — funding drive is roughly the same time every year, but it still manages to surprise me.

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 doing the final QC on the mixes for this year, and they sound great. These are some of the best I’ve every made! This year, I’ll be continuing on the previous years’ digital distribution, but physical copies are always available upon request.

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 Friday, October 24th, 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 17th

Just a bunch of hip hop and shit to start out the show, and then we wind it up at the end. uknowhowwedo*.

Definitely feeling the Led Zeppelin remix track as well, although I have to admit feeling a bit guilty for playing it — Not a lot of big rock groups played on the Fat Beat Diet over the years. If Underworld brings me back to my university years, then Led Zeppelin brings me back to high school because they were pretty huge among the kids there, even if by then their music was already decades old. The Souleance edit adds so much funk to already soulful track.

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The Fat Beat Diet, October 10th

I’d sort of forgotten that Biz Markie gets all Meow Mix in the middle of Def Fresh Crew (at the 29:30 mark in the show), but it seems fortuitous as it lets me mention the ridiculousness of the Meow The Jewels project which blew past its kickstarter goal this week. As part of Run the Jewels‘ second album release, the group consisting of El-P and Killer Mike were offering special packages for those willing to spring a bit of extra cash for the album. These were meant to be joke packages, but someone decided to call their bluff, and they, being the awesome dudes they are, ran with it. All the money will go to the families of Mike Brown and Eric Garner.

For me, I saw it as an opportunity to possibly do something good in the stupidest way possible.

El-P, via Entertainment Weekly. That EW article also sports the brilliant headline, “El-P has one explanation for ‘Meow the Jewels’ album: ‘Marijuana’ “.

Oh man.

Anyways, back to last week’s show. Pretty decent selection of music, and a couple of maybe over-eager mixes. I’m loving the mellow vibes at the beginning of the show, but the hip hop middle and dance-y end is fun times too. Enjoy!

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The Fat Beat Diet, September 26th

DJ Fatrok

This week, I was more than happy to welcome local producer/DJ Fatrok to the Fat Beat Diet to let him have a go at selecting and mixing tracks for the show. Aside from being one the nicest, most humble dudes I know, Fatrok also has great taste in music which is abundantly clear in the mix he laid down. It was great spending an hour talking music and dj’ing with him. Hope you enjoy it as well.

Be sure to check out Fatrok’s soundcloud as well.

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