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It’s that time of year of year again. CFRU’s funding drive “Raise Your Voice” runs from October 23 to October 31.

CFRU 93.3fm is a Campus and Community Radio Station that broadcasts 75 different shows in multiple languages 24 hours a day, 365 days a week.  With a hefty volunteer base that includes students, business owners and a variety of citizens who donate their time to make the station run smoothly, CFRU has been on the FM dial for thirty years.

As Guelph’s alternative media source, CFRU proudly plays local and Canadian music, as well as genres of music that tend to stay far away from Billboard charts.  The station itself is located on the second floor of the University Centre at the University of Guelph.

CFRU receives most of its funding through student levies and fundraising activities, such as the “Raise Your Voice” drive.  It does not operate like typical commercial radio programs where corporations use their stations as sources for advertising revenue.  Instead, CFRU is limited by the CRTC as to how many advertisements can be played, leaving more broadcast time for great music and unique shows.

As with every funding campaign, CFRU has a specific purpose in mind for the money raised.  The station’s monetary goal for 2010 is $15 000, and will be aimed at getting more equipment, updating the CFRU website, and building the station’s capacity for spoken word content.  Specifically, CFRU requires a user-friendly production board that will give volunteers the opportunity to be involved in the technical aspects of the station with ease.

Why Should You Support CFRU?

  • The station gets NO corporate funding.
  • All our programmers are volunteers.
  • We do not bombard you with silly ads!
  • The station supports independent bands and labels, local and Canadian musicians and artists.

How To Pledge

Call us at 519-837-CFRU (2378) to announce your pledge between October 23-31 or e-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca and we’ll set it all up for you.

How To Pay Your Pledge

When you pledge you will also receive Thank You gifts from us (see the incentive scale below).

You can donate to CFRU by CHEQUE, PAYPAL (via the www.cfru.ca website) or CASH.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept payment by credit card although you can use your credit card for PAYPAL. As we are not a registered charity we cannot give out tax receipts.

How To Donate By CHEQUE

  • Make your cheque out to “CFRU FM”
  • DROP IT BY THE STATION: You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Centre, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.
  • MAIL THE CHEQUE: You can mail the cheque to: CFRU 93.3FM, U.C Level 2, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1. If you have a favorite show or, shows you wish to pledge the money to specifically, be sure to let us know which shows you are supporting. Please note: if you wish to have your gift(s) mailed to you, there will be shipping charges.

How To Donate By PAYPAL

  • Follow the PayPal link located on the front page of CFRU homepage at www.cfru.ca.

How To Donate By CASH

  • You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Center, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.

Incentives: This Is What You Get When You Donate To CFRU

  • $5.00 Sticker (new design!) and a button
  • $25 – $49 CFRU Membership and a CD of your choice
  • $50 – $89 CFRU Membership, CFRU t-shirt (NEW DESIGN!), choice of a CD
  • $90 – $124 CFRU Membership,CFRU hoodie (NEW DESIGN!), choice of 2 CDS
  • $125 – $250 CFRU Membership, Choice of Hoodie or t-shirt, choice of 4 CDs  and special prizes!!!

If you love what we do on Royal City Rag, we’d love to hear from you. Pledge your support for Guelph’s audio alternative today. Catch the special  “Raise Your Voice” Royal City Rag shows on CFRU 93.3fm on October 23 and October 30 from 8-10 a.m.

Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

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We were privileged to kick off CFRU 93.3fm’s annual fundraiser, Raise Your Voice, on Royal City Rag on October 23.

We started off the show with an interview about Raise Your Voice with Sarah Mangle, Outreach Coordinator at CFRU. The goal for the 2010 funding drive is to raise $15 000 to update the CFRU website, and help build the station’s capacity for spoken word content through the purchase of  a user-friendly production board that will give volunteers the opportunity to be involved in the technical aspects of the station with ease.

Listen to the interview with Sarah Mangle:

Why Should You Support CFRU?

  • The station gets NO corporate funding.
  • All our programmers are volunteers.
  • We do not bombard you with silly ads!
  • The station supports independent bands and labels, local and Canadian musicians and artists.

Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

How To Pledge

Call us at 519-837-CFRU (2378) to announce your pledge between October 23-31 or e-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca and we’ll set it all up for you.

Incentives: This Is What You Get When You Donate To CFRU

  • $5.00 Sticker (new design!) and a button
  • $25 – $49 CFRU Membership and a CD of your choice
  • $50 – $89 CFRU Membership, CFRU t-shirt (NEW DESIGN!), choice of a CD
  • $90 – $124 CFRU Membership,CFRU hoodie (NEW DESIGN!), choice of 2 CDS
  • $125 – $250 CFRU Membership, Choice of Hoodie or t-shirt, choice of 4 CDs  and special prizes!!!

How To Pay Your Pledge

When you pledge you will also receive Thank You gifts from us (see the incentive scale below).

You can donate to CFRU by CHEQUE, PAYPAL (via the www.cfru.ca website) or CASH.

PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept payment by credit card although you can use your credit card for PAYPAL. As we are not a registered charity we cannot give out tax receipts.

How To Donate By CHEQUE

  • Make your cheque out to “CFRU FM”
  • DROP IT BY THE STATION: You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Centre, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.
  • MAIL THE CHEQUE: You can mail the cheque to: CFRU 93.3FM, U.C Level 2, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1. If you have a favorite show or, shows you wish to pledge the money to specifically, be sure to let us know which shows you are supporting. Please note: if you wish to have your gift(s) mailed to you, there will be shipping charges.

How To Donate By PAYPAL

  • Follow the PayPal link located on the front page of CFRU homepage at www.cfru.ca.

How To Donate By CASH

  • You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Center, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone Road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.

Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

Later in the hour Rob Case, from the Guelph International Resource Centre (GIRC), joined us to chat about the program for the 2010 Guelph Festival of Moving Media (GFOMM) taking place in a variety of downtown Guelph venues, on the weekend of November 5 to 7, 2010.

GFOMM features films and videos that offer a global perspective and provide a broader viewpoint on day-to-day events than normally covered in the news media. The 2010 festival includes dozens of documentaries, two collections of animated shorts for children, and panel discussions.

GFOMM’s goal is to serve as a catalyst towards increasing community understanding of the world and its diversity. In the 1980s, GFOMM ran for seven consecutive years, drawing large audiences to its unique mix of international feature films and documentaries. After a 13-year hiatus, the festival was revived in 2003 by the Guelph International Resource Centre (girc.org), a 30 year-old non-profit, non-governmental organization that educates Canadians about global issues as well as their local links. The festival gratefully acknowledges the support of Ontario Arts Council.

For more on GFOMM, including the 2010 programme, visit the festival’s website www.festivalofmovingmedia.ca.

Special thanks to Rob and GIRC for agreeing to donate a rainbarrel to Raise Your Voice and two tickets for the opening gala at GFOMM, “Real Injun” . The rainbarrel went to Mike Darmon for a $50 pledge (Thanks, Mike!). The two tickets for the opening gala (a $30 value) are yours for a $30 pledge to CFRU. A great deal. E-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca if you’d like them.

Listen to the show:

Music:
Trooper, Raise A Little Hell from Hot Shots
Gordon Lightfoot, Canadian Railroad Trilogy from Best of Gordon Lightfoot

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CFRU 93.3fm’s annual funding drive runs from October 23-31. That means that this year we have two special Royal City Rag shows.

If you like what we do on Royal City Rag please consider offering us your financial support. Anything you can spare will be appreciated.

We have some very special gifts to give you as a thank you for your continued support for this radio show and station.

Incentives: This Is What You Get When You Donate To CFRU

  • $5.00 Sticker (new design!) and a button
  • $25 – $49 CFRU Membership and a CD of your choice
  • $50 – $89 CFRU Membership, CFRU t-shirt (NEW DESIGN!), choice of a CD
  • $90 – $124 CFRU Membership,CFRU hoodie (NEW DESIGN!), choice of 2 CDS
  • $125 – $250 CFRU Membership, Choice of Hoodie or t-shirt, choice of 4 CDs  and special prizes!!!

We also have special one-offs to tempt you with…

For a Pledge of $30:

Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot
A new hardcover children’s book, featuring the lyrics of Gordon Lightfoot’s epic song Canadian Railroad Trilogy, with  illustrations by renowned writer/artist Ian Wallace. This new book is a true work of art from start to finish, and pays appropriate tribute to one of the most brilliant songs ever written. With stunning pastels each carefully conceived to illustrate a small section of the song, the book will be a treasured addition to the library of anyone with a love of art, music or history. By delicately combining the lyrics of Lightfoot’s song with the artistry of Ian Wallace, the book will also help foster a love of all three: music, writing and history. In addition to the lyrics and illustrations, the book also includes the sheet music, making it the complete package. The sheet music is treble clef and chord names, but is shown in F while the song is actually played in D with the capo on the 3rd fret – a small defect, because most guitar players would prefer to see the music written as it is played on guitar and with chord shapes, rather than just the notes transposed for piano. The book also includes illustrator’s notes, with interesting comments about his own reaction to the song and the history, and the inspiration for each of the illustrations.

For a Pledge of $30:

Coppermine by Keith Ross Leckie
Part epic adventure, part romance, and part true-crime thriller, Coppermine is a dramatic, compelling, character-driven story set in 1917 in the extremes of Canada’s far north and the boom town of Edmonton.The story begins when two missionaries disappear in the remote Arctic region known as the Coppermine. North West Mounted Police officer Jack Creed and Angituk, a young Copper Inuit interpreter, are sent on a year-long odyssey to investigate the fate of the lost priests. On the shores of the Arctic Ocean near the mouth of the Coppermine River, they discover their dismembered remains. Two Inuit hunters are tracked and apprehended, and the four begin an arduous journey to Edmonton, to bring the accused to justice.

Instructing the jury to “think like an Eskimo,” the defence counsel sets out to prove the Inuit acted in self-defence. They hear how the hunters believed the priests were possessed by demons about to kill them, and how, acting on this belief, they killed the men and ate their livers. The jury finds them not guilty. The hunters become celebrities, a parade is held for them, they visit a movie theatre and an amusement park, and become guests of honour at socialite dinners. They are given new suits, fine cigars, and champagne. But Rome is outraged that the murderers of its martyred priests will go free. As secrets of Jack Creed’s past in the trenches of Europe are revealed, Jack tries to save his two friends, and himself.

For a Pledge of $50:

Ponds Print Package (a $45 value)

Package includes:

  • 25 4 x 6 prints
  • 10 5×7 prints
  • 5  8×10 prints
  • 1  Burn to DVD
  • Why Should You Support CFRU?

    • The station gets NO corporate funding.
    • All our programmers are volunteers.
    • We do not bombard you with silly ads!
    • The station supports independent bands and labels, local and Canadian musicians and artists.

    How To Pledge

    Call us at 519-837-CFRU (2378) to announce your pledge between October 23-31 or e-mail us at info@royalcityrag.ca and we’ll set it all up for you.

    How To Pay Your Pledge

    You can donate to CFRU by CHEQUE, PAYPAL (via the www.cfru.ca website) or CASH.

    PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept payment by credit card although you can use your credit card for PAYPAL. As we are not a registered charity we cannot give out tax receipts.

    How To Donate By CHEQUE

    • Make your cheque out to “CFRU FM”
    • DROP IT BY THE STATION: You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Centre, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.
    • MAIL THE CHEQUE: You can mail the cheque to: CFRU 93.3FM, U.C Level 2, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1. If you have a favorite show or, shows you wish to pledge the money to specifically, be sure to let us know which shows you are supporting. Please note: if you wish to have your gift(s) mailed to you, there will be shipping charges.

    How To Donate By PAYPAL

    • Follow the PayPal link located on the front page of CFRU homepage at www.cfru.ca.

    How To Donate By CASH

    • You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Center, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.

    If you love what we do on Royal City Rag, we’d love to hear from you. Pledge your support for Guelph’s audio alternative today. Catch the special  “Raise Your Voice” Royal City Rag shows on CFRU 93.3fm on October 23 and October 30 from 8-10 a.m.

    Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

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    saybyetobuylocalWe devoted the whole of a special 3-hour Royal City Rag on October 17 to CFRU 93.3fm’s Raise Your Voice fundraising campaign. Thank you to everyone who helped the station reach our goal of $10,000 to support repairs to our transmitter. Here’s looking forward to being able to return to 250W of community power in the not to distant future!

    During the first hour we chatted on the phone to both Annie O’Donoghue (from the Guelph Civic League )about Judy Rebick’s recent visit and Virginia Gilham (from Friends of the Guelph Public Library) about their giant book sale taking place October 24-25. Guelph guitarist extrordinaire Mike Mucci came in to play live during the second hour.

    In the third hour, Guelph Storytellers Brad Woods and Sya Van Geest joined us to share a few tales and Norah Chaloner from the Guelph Chapter of the Council of Canadians popped in to remind us about the Say Bye to Buy Local speaking tour featuring Council of Canadians’ Maude Barlow and Sid Ryan from CUPE Ontario, visiting Kitchener on October 19 and Hamilton on November 19. Expect to hear more about this issue on Royal City Rag.

    Finally, we squeezed in a phone interview with Simon Irving from the Guelph Symphony Orchestra. Catch their performance of autumn classics at the River Run on October 25.

    Not quite a cast of thousands, but lots of fun nevertheless.

    Thanks again to all the Royal City Rag listeners who pledged their support to CFRU93.3fm. A special thank you to Sheila O’Reilly and Sarah Mangle for all their help during the show.

    Music:
    Cuff The Duke, Promises from Way Down Here
    Hazel Dickens Busted from Hard-hitting Songs For Hard Hit People
    Bonnie Raitt & Friends Something To Talk About from Bonnie Raitt And Friends Live
    Ocote Soul Sounds, Vendende-Saude-Y-Fe from Coconut Rock
    Mike Mucci, Sunnyside Of Guelph from Sunnyside E.P.
    John Fahey, On Doing An Evil Deed Blues from The Legend Of Blind Joe Death
    Mike Mucci, Nico! from M.Mucci (Live)
    Mike Mucci, As Yet Untitled (Live)
    Mike Mucci, As Yet Untitled (Live)
    Mike Mucci, Eramosa from Under The Tulip Tree (Live)
    Nick Lowe, What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding from At Your Age (Bonus Tracks)
    Fugitives, Broken Promises from Find Me EP
    Flying Lizards, (I Want) Money from Flying Lizards

    Listen to the show:
    Part 1

    Part 2

    Part 3

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    We’re devoting the whole of Royal City Rag on October 17 to CFRU 93.3fm’s Funding Drive, Raise Your Voice.

    On a specially extended show, we’ll be on air from 7 a.m. right through until 10.00 a.m., with several special guests and live music from Guelph guitarist extraordinaire, Mike Mucci.

    For almost 30 years, CFRU 93.3fm has been Guelph’s most alternative media source. As a Campus and Community Radio Station, CFRU 93.3fm is proud to broadcast over 75 shows in over seven languages. Our programmers are comprised of both students and community members. We support and promote not-for-profit projects, independent local music, and independent local businesses. In short, CFRU serves as an important hub of information, education, and local entertainment here in Guelph, and surrounding areas, not to mention all of our special programming that people enjoy worldwide over the internet, by streaming their favorite shows from CFRU’s website.

     

    Why Should You Support CFRU?

    • The station gets NO corporate funding.
    • All our programmers are volunteers.
    • We do not bombard you with silly ads!
    • The station supports independent bands and labels, local and Canadian musicians and artists.

     

    How To Pledge

    Call us at 519-837-CFRU (2378) to announce your pledge between October 14 – 20.

     

    How To Pay Your Pledge

    When you pledge you will also receive Thank You gifts from us (see the incentive scale below).

    You can donate to CFRU by CHEQUE, PAYPAL (on the www.cfru.ca website) or CASH.

    PLEASE NOTE: We cannot accept payment by credit card although you can use your credit card for PAYPAL. As we are not a registered charity we cannot give out tax receipts.

     

    How To Donate By CHEQUE

    • Make your cheque out to “CFRU FM”
    • DROP IT BY THE STATION: You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Centre, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.
    • MAIL THE CHEQUE: You can mail the cheque to: CFRU 93.3FM, U.C Level 2, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1. If you have a favorite show or, shows you wish to pledge the money to specifically, be sure to let us know which shows you are supporting. Please note: if you wish to have your gift(s) mailed to you, there will be shipping charges.

     

    How To Donate By PAYPAL

    • Follow the PayPal link located on the front page of CFRU homepage at www.cfru.ca.

     

    How To Donate By CASH

    • You can come by the station to give it to us. We are located on the second floor, of the University Center, just off Gordon Road, north of Stone road in Guelph. The station is open to visitors from 9 a.m. till 7.00 p.m. each weekday.

     

    Incentives: This Is What You Get When You Donate To CFRU

    • $15:  A CD of your choice
    • $25 – 39:  A CFRU Membership, and a choice of 1 CD
    • $40 – 54:  A CFRU Membership, choice of 2 CDs (valued at 30 dollars)
    • $55 – 64:  A CFRU Membership, choice of 2 CDs and a CFRU t-shirt
    • $65 – 99:  A CFRU membership, Choice of 3 CDs, and a CFRU Hoodie
    • $100 – $250:  A CFRU membership, prize pack of gift certificates from local Guelph businesses, choice of 4 CDs, a CFRU hoodie or t-shirt (your choice)

    Value Break Down:

    • CFRU Community Membership: $25.00
    • CD of your choice: $15.00
    • CFRU T-shirt: $25.00
    • CFRU Hoodie: $35.00

    Real voices, real people, real coverage, real community, CFRU 93.3fm.

    Catch the specially extended Royal City Rag “Raise Your Voice” show on CFRU 93.3fm on October 17 from 7-10 a.m.

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