Tuesday, October 28, 2014

CKCU-FM 2014 Funding Drive


On Air since 1975, CKCU-FM 93.1 is Canada's first and longest-running campus-community station. 24/7, 365 days a year, we broadcast & webcast in a large variety of languages and play pretty much every music genre on earth! CKCU specializes in supporting underground, indie, alternative and up and coming artists you need to hear. Our 300 volunteers and tiny paid staff (4 full-time, 1 part-time) strive to bring you the best in indie & local music & spoken word shows. We do this every week for the love of music, information and our audience - you! Each show does it's own programming - no suits making repetitive playlists! This makes the station quite special for listeners to find great new music, and for bands and artists to get airplay when they don't sound like the cookie cutter stuff that tends to dominate mainstream radio. For years we have featured news via the BBC - and Ottawa being the capital city we have had the good fortune to have received donations from various of the countries Prime Ministers.


To stay on air we need money so 2 weeks of every year we come to you with our hats out seeking your help to keep the music and good radio flowing... We do have some advertisers but CRTC regulation limits how much we can raise that way. There is also a student levy but that pays only a part of our budget. The other more than third of our budget every year comes from the funding drive and our beloved listeners. The money is used for rent (the university gouges us for $50,000 each year!), telephone bills, music rights payments (including streaming licenses for our on-demand shows), as well as broadcast and computer equipment which wear out from time to time and need to be replaced. By law we also have to pay insurance. Of course with inflation running rampant, none of this is cheap!

Because we are volunteer run charity none of the DJ's or producers receives a penny of the cash we raise to stay on air.


You can donate online at our secure site:
Our goal this year is $130,000.00 #supportckcu 613-520-3920 1-877-520-3920

The station is having a draw for donations over $20...

For donations of $20 or more you will be entered into a draw for 2 tickets to an NAC concert

For donations of $40 or more, you will be entered into a draw for an iPod

For donations of $60 or more, you will be entered into a draw for an iPad

For donations of $80 or more you will be entered into a draw for a GoPro Camera

For donations of $100 or more you will know that you totally RULE!

Monday, October 20, 2014

TBAIMS October Showcase

HomeGrownRadioNJ Celebrates 10 Years on the Net

Sharing for our friends at HGRNJ:

Boonton, NJ- Three time Asbury Music Awards nominee HomeGrownRadioNJ is turning 10. They're gearing up to celebrate and you're invited to the party!! For the past decade internet radio station HomeGrownRadioNJ has brought its audience freeform programming, from Mozart to Zappa, Scottish to Horror, Bowie to Ellington and beyond. HomeGrownRadioNJ has become a mainstay for eclectic, appointment radio, featuring local up and coming talent alongside reknowned musicians from across the globe. HGRNJ boasts over 2 dozen DJ's and a streetside, storefront studio in the heart of Boonton NJ. They features music and commentary 24 hours a day, 7 days a week with shows coming from as far away as Spain and Canada
Founder and Station Manager Todd Mills, along with some music loving friends and family, came together on October 30th 2004 in a quaint studio in Marksboro NJ. Homegrownradionj went live. Scenic Northwest New Jersey served as the backdrop for the HomeGrown studio until 2012 when HGRNJ made the move east, arriving in its new home on Nov 1, 2012, just off Main Street in Boonton NJ. What better place to celebrate the 10th anniversary than in their new home for the past two years....Boonton NJ.
The 10th Anniversay Mini Music Fest will be cued up on October 26th. The show kicks off at 1:00PM and rolls into the early evening at the Boonton Elks Club in Boonton NJ. The event will also have vendors, food by award winning chef Hoboken Eddie, a cash bar and a healthy dose of good music, including east coast favorite Yarn, the Hawkowls, Nadine Lafond Band, Fish House Road, Small Town Sheiks, local favorite MariByrd, Meg Beattie & Billy Tanglewood duo, and Robert Matarazzo. This show is open to all ages. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets are $15.00 in advance and $20.00 the day of the show. Tickets are available at the website.....just click on the "Tickets" button. Come out and join a crew of dj's that has been devoted to the best in music for the last ten years and will continue that devotion for the next ten and beyond.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Envision, Literati Records and Colorado Music Buzz Charity Show

With one million plus in social media power, The ENVISION Indie Coalition, an independent group of like-minded music companies, presents a series of music events to benefit Music 4 Vets on the Giving Stage.

Music 4 Vets charity that recycles musical instruments into music therapy programs for veterans. Since its launch in 2012, Music 4 Vets has donated over 140 instruments to VA hospitals and programs across the US.

Working for the good of the indie music industry: Terra Rising Films, 5th Chakra Artists, Artist Connection Podcast, Brag It On Promotions, Allblitz Media, Cameron Promotions, Battfest, Rize Records, Literati Records, Fat Hippy Records, Indie Minded, Indie Air Radio, I Rock and Boogie, Ladies Luv... Music Entertainment Group, Indie Hit Maker, Matt Barker Radio Show, Feathered Entertainment, Indy College Musicians, Revelator Show, Radio Flote, Twin Radio and LadyLake Music will be joining hands in a ground-breaking 'music meets charity' concept.

The Western event will be the Denver, CO show which will be held on Sunday, October 26th at Herman's Hideaway located at 1578 South Broadway Denver, CO and will be hosted by Tim Wenger of Colorado Music Buzz. Artists from Literati Records and LadyLake Music will be performing in a multi-company effort to benefit Music 4 Vets. The event will begin with photography, press and a meet and greet at 5PM where VIP bags will be distributed. Interviews will be recorded by WorldViral.TV of Denver. The video feed will be Directed and produced By the Film School at Metro State University from Denver, Colorado. Music will then commence at 6PM with the following artists performing: Liat, The Dead End Drivers, The Patient Zeros, and The Black Feathers. VIPS also attending Marcus Greybeard of Literati Records, Will Dupree of Spokesbuzz and UMS , and artists from all participating companies.

About Music 4 Vets and Giving Stage

Music 4 Vets charity that recycles musical instruments into music therapy programs for veterans. Since its launch in 2012, Music 4 Vets has donated over 140 instruments to VA hospitals and programs across the US.

To donate an instrument or for more information contact Deidra Stevens at or call 443-257-2582.

Giving Stage is a virtual venue that raises money for social and environmental change.

Monday, October 6, 2014

The PEACE Fund Celebrity Poker Tournament

Founder Barbara Goldberg announced today that a Celebrity Poker Tournament will be held on Saturday, October 11, 2014, at the Microsoft Headquarters in Playa Vista, CA, to raise funds for Wells Bring Hope.

Actor Adrian Paul (HIGHLANDER, STRIKE BACK) and his PEACE Fund charity have organized the event at the “Silicon Beach” location and are offering fans the chance to play Texas Holdem with their favorite celebrities.

Among the stars participating in the tournament are: Billy Burke (TWILIGHT), Willie Garson (SEX & THE CITY), Rex Linn (CSI: MIAMI), Tony Denison (MAJOR CRIMES), Matthew Willig (WE’RE THE MILLERS), Jarrod and Brandi Schultz (STORAGE WARS).

Fans can participate by playing poker at the actual event or by sponsoring their favorite stars via the website.

The event starts 1:00pm (PST) at the Microsoft Offices located at The Reserve in Playa Vista, 13031 W. Jefferson Blvd., Suite 200, Playa Vista, CA. Doors will open at 11:00am (PST) for registration.

“Wells Bring Hope is honored to have been selected by Adrian Paul, and the PEACE Fund, as a beneficiary of this exciting event. We appreciate their support and Microsoft’s involvement in helping us bring safe drinking water and sanitation to rural villages in Niger, West Africa. The event promises to be highly entertaining and we urge everyone to come out and support it,” said Wells Bring Hope founder Barbara Goldberg.

The PEACE Fund is the non-profit organization founded by Adrian Paul that supports charities determined to make a positive difference in the lives of children living in extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

For more information visit