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Fundrive Total Update: $22,006.27

WHOO HOO!

Thanks to everyone who has called in over the last ten days to pledge your support to CITR 101.9FM!! While the phone pledge line is no longer active, you can still donate on-line (www.citr.ca/donate) and get us even closer to reaching our $30,000 goal! Don’t forget you still have time to join all of us tonight at The Biltmore Cabaret for our 90′s-themed wrap up party!! $15 at the door, starts @ 8PM. Be there so we can thank you in person!!

Fundrive Total Update: $21,126.27

We cracked $20,000! Keep those donations coming!

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! Please help us reach our goal this year of $30,000 by calling 604-822-8648 to pledge or donate online!

CiTR LOVES YOU!

Fundrive Finale Party on Thursday, November 25

The Fundrive culminates with the Finale Party at the Biltmore Cabaret on Thursday, November 25th, with 10 local bands playing 90’s cover tunes. Bands on the bill include Hermetic, Safety Show, Fine Mist, Rick White’s Hair (featuring members of Apollo Ghosts, Organ Trail, CiTR’s very own Chris-a-riffic), Role Mach, Allen Forrister, Thee Manipulators, White Lung, Babe Rainbow and Leah Abramson. The Fundrive Finale Party will celebrate the contributions from listeners and the success of Fundrive.

Doors open at 8 pm, show at 9 pm, tix $12 in advance/$15 at the door at Zulu Records, Red Cat Records and CiTR. See you there! Visit our Facebook Event.

JASON COLLETT at the BILTMORE!

Friday, November 26th CiTR is proud to sponsor JASON COLLETT‘s “Undressed” Solo Tour at the BILTMORE. The Arts and Crafts recording artist and original member of Broken Social Scene will be performing a solo set on the heels of his latest LP Rat a Tat. With special guests, AL TUCK and ORA COGAN.

Doors at 8:00pm Show at 8:40pm
Tickets $14.00 in advance at The Biltmore off-sales Counter, Zulu, Red Cat
Buy tickets online at: www.ticketweb.ca

Fundrive Finale Silent Auction Prizes

We’re having a silent auction at the event, with the following amazing prizes:

• a keg from Storm Brewing
• John Fluevog D.O.G. sneakers
• Adbusters black spot sneakers and year subscription
• tickets to Pacific Cinematheqe
• $200 towards building a bike at Our Community Bikes
• 2 weekend passes for the Vancouver Folk Music Festival
• $60 towards a tattoo at The Fall Tattooing
• Action figures from R/X Comics and more!

CiTR launches annual Fundrive on Nov 16!

From November 16th – 25th, CiTR DJs will take to the airwaves asking dedicated listeners to call 604 822 8648 and pledge their support towards our goal of $30,000! This ten day event will raise necessary funds to cover operating expenses, equipment purchases, and most importantly – a new digital library for the station.

Call 604 822-8648 between November 16th – November 25th to pledge!

Visit citr.ca/donate to donate online.

Join us at the Biltmore Cabaret on Thursday, November 25 for our Fundrive Finale, celebrating the contributions of donors with special musical guests. We’ll be having 10 local bands playing your favourite 90′s throwback tunes. Tickets are $12 in advance at Zulu, Red Cat and CiTR, and $15 at the door. Doors open at 8pm, bands on at 9pm.

Thank you to Michaela Davies for this year’s Fundrive design!

The Arts Report – November 22nd 2010

On Wednesday’s Arts Report…

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Third Time’s The Charm Fundrive Swag!


Listen tomorrow morning (Tuesday) between 9:30-11:30AM PST and donate to win this amazing eye candy from local low-brow artist Bob Scott (bobscottartwork.ca).

Call 604.822.8648 and get those phones ringing!!

That DJ! Competition (Video)

Video courtesy of the Ubyssey.

We raised just over $700 at this years That DJ! Competition held at the Pit!

We need to keep this enthusiasm going, and can’t wait to see you at the 2010 Fundrive Finale Party! Before then, don’t forget to donate online or give us a ring at (604) 822-8648 to pledge now!

Listener testimonial: Tim Horner

An earnest ode to Fundrive: What CiTR means to me

Having done a lot of my growing up in the cultural wasteland of the suburban lower mainland, music was a pretty major outlet.

While so much of it was introduced to me by friends and by magazines, I cannot describe the power of a little gateway drug by the name of CiTR radio. I can remember the first time I came across it on the dial, over 23 years ago on a Saturday morning. Well into my thrash metal phase (as teenage boys of the mid-to-late eighties are aught to do), I flipped the dial past the classic rock of the day only to stumble upon Darkness Descends by Dark Angel, followed by a track from Anthrax’s Among the Living. So stoked. In the week between the next show, I ran out to buy some sony 90 minute cassettes so I could record the whole 3 hour program and listen to them all week. Unimaginable today.

The show, of course, was and is, Powerchord. Through this show I discovered a million bands; I discovered the joys of European imports; I discovered the tape trading circles that span across the globe; I discovered the local all-ages thrash and crossover scene. I discovered a way out of Richmond.

And in one of the nicest things that adults have ever done for me in my youth, hosts Ron and Gerald invited a friend and I out to the student union building to sit in a show. At fourteen years old, busing into UBC, I can’t tell you the excitement. It was my first time on a university campus, and it made it make sense. Took a while, but it made that world–the world I still find myself in–make sense. Actually, I’m lying: the first time on a University campus was when my second grade class took a field trip to the anthropology museum and the teachers thought it would be nice to walk down to the beach afterwards for a picnic, not realizing what beach they were taking us to, but I digress….

As I hit 15/16, I started to check out new shows and new bands. Husker Du. Die Kruezen. The Asexuals, Descendents, the Doughboys The Replacements, etc, etc, etc….I remember calling in to win tickets to see Green River at the Arts Club, but chickening out to pick them up, knowing there was no way I could pass for 19.

When I moved to Calgary in the winter of ’89 for a few years, the first thing I did was check out Vox Magazine and CJSW. I didn’t understand school, or girls, or friendship, or how to railslide without falling on my ass, but I understood what campus radio meant.

It has been 21 years since I’ve lived in the lower mainland, but CiTR has remained a constant, be it through Discorder magazine, then the internet, and now podcasts.

I like having a few constants in my life. Happy to throw a couple bucks in the kitty in hopes it remains for a long, long time.

—Tim Horner, Victoria, BC