Keep it Heavy, Keep it Clean

As some of you may know I am one of a crew of rotating hosts on CKCU’s Saturday evening program ‘Heavy Friends’   The show features current and historic themes, a mix of groovy music, games and contests.

CKCU has its annual funding drive upcoming from October 24-November 9th.  We hope to raise $130,000, which is 1/3 of the station’s budget, to help keep the station on-air.  A big chunk of the money raised this year will go towards the purchase of NEW!! BOARDS!! which are the machines that allow us to connect various media players (CD, turntables, mp3, people talking or singing on microphones, people calling by phone), by magic, onto the radio to share with you all.  (If you are a regular or semi-regular listener, you might have noticed that sometimes we struggle with parts of the current boards not working).

I hope that you will consider making a donation to help CKCU keep its eclectic, diverse programming on-air.  You can click the link here and then click on the little heart saying ‘Donate Now’ to make a donation to the station.  You can donate via cheque, cash, credit card, or Paypal.

When you make a donation, I would also really appreciate if you would consider directing all or part of it as a donation to “Heavy Friends”.  We’ve been given a goal of $1200 to raise, and we raised just over $900 last year, so we have our work cut out for us.  May I also suggest you support “Thursday Morning Special Blend”, which is my colleague David’s current local affairs/entertainment/Canadian music program, and great to get ready for work to.  You may wish to support my husband, Regis’ program ‘Bizarre Bazaar’, for the metal/doom/stoner rock and local shows.  Or consider supporting another show you enjoy:  Friday Morning Car Tunes, Both Kinds of Music, Infinite Ceiling, Night Watch, Mind Melt, Crimes Against Music, Steve Kirkland, Turn Up the Radio, and David Dalle are all shows I listen to, each with its own independent voice.

Now for the towel:  If you designate $25 or more to “Heavy Friends”, you will be entitled not only to participate in the station’s draws for incentive prizes (NAC tickets, iPads, etc), you will also receive not only my gratitude but also a towel designed by me and screenprinted by me and other Heavy Friends.


Just think of the great feeling you’ll have, mopping up your next spills or drying your next load of dishes, feeling that you have helped to support local community radio.
Thank you for reading to the bottom, thank you if you are able to make a donation, and thank you also if you forward this to anyone who you think would be interested.
-Mary (aka ‘Lady Mary’)
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