CJSW is blasting off for our 2019 Funding Drive!

Updated: Oct 5, 2019

Greetings Earthlings!

CJSW is blasting off for our 2019 Funding Drive!

We’re searching for Interstellar Signals. Are you receiving?

CJSW Radio is one of Calgary’s only independent media outlets and is Calgary’s only campus & community radio station. Based on campus at the University of Calgary located on Treaty 7 land,

we operate as a non-profit society with a small team of staff and a large dedicated volunteer base.

We broadcast over 110 music, spoken word and multicultural programs in more than 10 languages.

We take pride in our mandate to bring diverse and passionate voices from throughout Calgary and the surrounding areas to discuss topics that may not receive mainstream exposure elsewhere.

We tell stories that you won’t hear anywhere else, and work to strengthen relationships among the arts, business, intellectual, and cultural communities and the audiences they are looking to reach.

Our mission is to increase the profile of local, Canadian, and independent artists, groups

and organizations. We do this is by playing their music, telling their stories, hosting them on our programs, and promoting their causes and events. Our hosts play a vast array of genres from rock, blues, folk, jazz, experimental, metal, hip-hop, soul, electronic, classical, and world music.

Ever wondered how radio shows work, or why the Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning looks the way it does? Come to the UCalgary spaces participating in Doors Open YYC to satisfy your curiosity! Sept. 28-29 – free for all.



Throughout October, the CJSW BREW.F.O will be hitting taps around town. This out-of-this-world Citrus Pale Ale is our collaboration brew with Wild Rose Brewery, and will be on tap at Ship & Anchor, Broken City, Palomino, Pin Bar, Wild Rose Taproom, and King Eddy, with $1 from every pint going towards the Funding Drive!


Thursday, October 3rd Ship & Anchor Pub 4:00pm to late - No Cover Join us for a live broadcast of Alternative to What and Union Jacked, followed by your favourite CJSW DJ’s, as well as sets from Gone Cosmic, Vicious Cycles, and Napalmpom. Come tip back a pint with CJSW!


An Interstellar Halloween Party presented by Sled Island & CJSW Friday, October 25th Legion No. 1 - 8:00pm to late. Three floors of cosmic fun ranging from the best bands, DJs and VJs Calgary has to offer. Plus, a costume party with prizes awarded for the best costume in the galaxy. This event sells out very fast, so get tickets now!

Chris Brennan

Every year, for one week, we ask our listeners and the communities we serve to invest back into our station and pledge financial support to CJSW. For a donation of as lile as $30, our supporters can proudly say that they have helped an invaluable local resource continue to operate and grow! By

pledging support and joining the CJSW community, our listeners are helping us along the way to a beer listener experience!

This year's drive runs from 9:00am on Friday, October 18 until 6:00pm on Friday, October 25.

Listeners can call (403) 220-5000 during the week of Funding Drive or visit starting Tuesday, October 1 to view the full lineup of pledge incentives.

We want to continue to do what we do best: making award-winning music, spoken word and multicultural programming 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year throughout Calgary, the surrounding areas and beyond. Our Funding Drive is the most successful radio fundraising campaign of

its kind in Canada.

This year, our goal is to raise $225,000. The support we receive from our listeners keeps us ‘on air,’ including general operations, funding capital projects, and building additional resources for the community. Here are a few examples of some of the projects CJSW has been able to complete over the

past decade, all thanks to the support of our listeners:

2009 - Moved into our world-class broadcasting facility at the University of Calgary

2014 - Broadcast waage increased from 4,000 to 18,000 was

2015 - Launch of the redesigned website

2015 - Listeners can text directly to the on-air booth

2016 - All CJSW programs available through podcasting

2017 - Introduction of CJSW Live Broadcast capabilities

2018 - Installation of a new backup transmier

2019 - All CJSW programming now available on Spotify

Get out your spacesuit and prepare for li-off.

We’re calling upon our listeners to help keep our rocket ship fuelled and ready to explore the galaxy at light-speeds.

Station Manager, Adam Kamis, sat down with FrogE Style Productions to chat about CJSW 90.9 FM, giving voices to the voiceless, community based media, and "voting" with your time. Check it out!

For more information, please contact:

Simon MacLeod

Marketing & Development Director

(403) 220-8982 |


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