Monday, November 18 marks day one of CKDU 88.1FM’s annual funding drive, a week packed with events and a constant (reassuring?) on-air pledge-a-thon in support of the campus community station.
Why should you fork it over? Get this: CKDU is open to all, with free monthly orientations for students and community members and over 100 broadcasters speaking in 10 different languages, from ages 15 to 75, showcasing local and alternative perspectives and music to all that have a radio and/or computer. The station is looking to raise $25,000 this funding drive to go toward upgrading equipment, transferring shows from tape to digital and generally continuing to be rad. Without the funding drive, the station would be hard-pressed to continue on the current funding of student levies from Dal and King’s students.
But don’t do it for the good reasons, do it for the selfish ones. Radio shows will be offering prizes and incentives, including a grand prize of a trip for two to NYC with Porter Airlines. And a week full of events, like ‘80s cover band Hungry Eyes, DJ Jeff Lawton and The Reference Desk at Gus’ Pub (Friday, November 15), or the Youth Now! showcase at Speak! (Thursday, November 21, 8pm at the Company House) keep you entertained and soaking in the good karma. To donate call 902-49-HAPPY from November 18-24 or visit www.ckdu.ca.