The Community Signal | October 2022

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Every month, CJSW Radio puts out a monthly community newsletter! Read on for news, charts, events, videos, and more great content!

Hi Friend of Campus & Community Radio,

It’s that time again to support the Voice of Calgary!  Since September 29th at 12:00pm, supporters of independent, community media have been visiting to make their donation for the 2022 CJSW Funding Drive campaign. This year’s Funding Drive is a celebration of renewal, growth and the evergreen nature of what CJSW is and does! CJSW has teamed up with Calgary’s own Nasarimba art collective to create an array of Broadcast In Bloom donor incentives that you are definitely going to want to add to your collection.
During the telethon week of October 21-October 28, listeners can also call (403) 220-5000 directly to make their donation OR pledge online. This is one of the best weeks of the year to listen to CJSW programming as the passion, energy and excitement of everyone is focused on reaching our 2022 fundraising goal of $200,000.

In the spirit of the blooming and budding of this year’s campaign, CJSW is pleased to announce the following events in support of Broadcast In Bloom:

 CJSW Ship Arcade: 8:00pm-close, 24 October 2022 at the Ship & Anchor Pub (534 17 Ave SW) What better way to support CJSW than to swing by the Ship and Anchor for a night of vintage video games, cold refreshments, sliders, corndogs and sensational prizes? No quarters are required to play at this incredibly fun night in support of CJSW’s 2022 Funding Drive. This is a free event!

Funding Drive Karaoke: 9:00pm-close, 20 October 2022 at Pin Bar (501 17 Ave SW) Join us on Thursday October 20 for karaoke at PinBar cohosted by The Future Language’s Helen Young and Pin Bar’s Beau Barker, singing kicks off at 9PM until close. We’ll be raffling off some rad prizes from Radio Block Tattoo, Camp Brand Goods, Tail Gunner Brewing Co, and CJSW. And to sweeten the deal, Pin Bar is offering half price pizza and 9 dollar triples all night. Stretch your singing muscles and help CJSW’s Funding Drive grow! This is a free event as well. 

Garden of Earthly Delights Halloween Party:  CJSW 90.9 FMSled Island, and Village Brewery are excited to present The Garden of Earthly Delights Halloween Party happening at the #1 Royal Canadian Legion on October 29, 2022 from 8pm – 2am. Dress up in your spookiest costume and join us to celebrate the 2022 CJSW Broadcast in Bloom Funding Drive, wrapping up with three floors of fun ranging from the best local bands playing your favourite ear worms, a video dance party and CJSW DJs dropping heavy club vibes! Tickets go on sale this Friday, October 7 at noon MDT at This event sells out very fast, so get ‘em while you can

As you may already know, CJSW broadcasts music and spoken word programming 24/7, rain or shine, in over 10 languages spanning more than 110 programs. Every year, for the one week of Funding Drive, we focus all of our energies to encourage our listeners and the communities we serve to give financial support to Calgary’s preeminent independent media source. The CJSW Funding Drive is the most successful community radio fundraising annual event of its kind in Canada. Our community of supporters donate close to $250,000 annually, which is invested directly back into the station and its broadcast. Funding Drive donations directly pay for our broadcast tower lease, website maintenance and growth, technical support, marketing and just about any other non-staff expense associated with broadcasting 24 hours a day on multiple platforms. Moreover, Funding Drive has allowed for CJSW to grow and evolve to better serve our growing audiences. 

Now, with the added option to pay in monthly instalments and name-your-own donation, it’s easier than ever for any listener to donate and can proudly say that they have helped this invaluable local resource continue to operate and grow. Giving your support on means easy access to our monthly instalment plan, the ability to name the particular CJSW program that your support goes towards, in addition to name-your-own donation options. Donation levels starting at $30 enable donors to receive the legendaryFriends Card– your annual passport to discounts at some of Calgary’s best independent businesses…..The first 500 donors to this year’s campaign will receive a limited edition CJSW pin, so get your pledge in today!

Thank you in advance for your support!

All the best,
Adam Kamis
We’ve brought back the compilation for this year’s drive, and have done things a little differently. Instead of a CD the compilation is a digital download, accompanied by a verrry cool zine featuring content from station members and bands who’ve played the station this year!