Feb 21, 2015

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FUNDRIVE 2015 and Custom Mix CDs

It’s that time again.

I’m thrilled and honored to have been the host of Particles and Waves for nearly a year and a half. I can’t describe how much fun it is to play music for you each week, and I hope to do it for as long as I can and get even more guests, interviews, and great tunes. Unlike other radio stations, I’m able to run Particles and Waves with very few restrictions and minimal advertising. CFUV is a non-profit station funded through student fees, government grants, and—most importantly—generous donations from listeners.

Each year in March we hold a week-long fundraising extravaganza that we call Fundrive. The aim is to raise money which goes toward equipment upgrades and purchases, which enables us to keep rocking out over the airwaves. CFUV has been active for thirty amazing years, and we want to go for many more. Fundrive 2015 will be taking place March 13th to 20th, and every show has a minimum donation quota to meet in order to achieve our goal.

What does this have to do with me?
Excellent question, reader! As with last year, Particles and Waves has been tasked with raising a total of $230, and pre-pledges are now open. You can donate as much or as little as you’d like, but we’ve got some really fabulous prizes if you live in Victoria and the promise of a tax receipt if you donate $25 or more.

BUT HERE’S THE DEAL: Just like last year, I am going to sweeten the pot. If you donate $20 or more before March 14th (that’s the date of my Fundrive show), I will make you a custom music playlist. It’ll be either through Dropbox or through Spotify—we can discuss the nitty-gritty later—but it will be a custom curated mix, with a combination of old favourites as well as songs that have never been played on Particles and Waves. $20 is two albums on iTunes; it’s a few coffees at Starbucks, or a couple of drinks out on the town. But for us at CFUV, it means a lot.

HOW DO I GET THIS SWEET PRIZE?

Just go to the donate page on CFUV’s official site, and click link to donate using UVic’s secure server. Leave the “Designation” section as “CFUV Fundrive” and–this is important–specify that you’re donating for Particles and Waves in the comments section. Once you’ve done that, get in contact with me either on twitter @MiaSteinberg or by emailing me through mia [at] miasteinberg [dot] com, to let me know that you’ve donated and discuss getting your custom mix CD!

Thank you, in advance, for whatever you’re able to donate. If you’ve felt like you’ve discovered even one artist thanks to my show, please consider throwing in a few bucks; it keeps the computers running and the microphones sounding sharp.

– Mia

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