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Month: October 2016

Funding Drive 2016, WHAT?!


Wow. I’m going to update the blog one of these days, I promise. I don’t know when exactly, but it’s on my list. Really…

Having said that, CJSW’s annual funding drive is upon us. It 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. 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 just launched a kick ass new website complete with tracklistings and podcasting of all shows and the other year, we increased the broadcast signal from 4,000 watts up to 20,000 watts, 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 23rd through to the 30th, 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

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.

With the Fat Beat Diet kicking 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 21st 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. This year we’ve got digital distribution going, and there’s also a limited number of hard CD copies.

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 21st at 6pm MST, 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.

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