CiTR 101.9 FM prepares to launch 4th Annual Fundrive


On November 12, CiTR will launch its 4th Annual Fundrive, encouraging listeners to “own frequency.” For two weeks, CiTR will collect donations on the air, and fill the airways with the names and voices of its supporters. This two-week funding drive will raise necessary funds to cover operating expenses, equipment purchases, and much needed studio upgrades.

Own Your Frequency, the 4th Annual Fundrive, will recognize donors in a very unique way that speaks to the mission and values of the volunteer-driven station. After the Fundrive, CiTR will record donors’ voices for a special Donor Recognition Day. Donors’ names will be read out each hour and donors of $101.9 or more will have a chance to air a personalized message – a rant, a birthday wish, a poem to a girlfriend, or a shout-out to a favourite band.

Over the two-week period, CiTR DJs will be taking their message to the airways, asking listeners all hours of the day and night to support the station’s independent programming.

Although CiTR is partially funded by UBC student fees, CiTR needs funds raised through the Fundrive to cover operational expenses, upgrade studios, and launch community projects. CiTR exceeded its 2008 Fundrive goal of $15,000 – raising a stunning $23,000 – due to the generous contributions of listeners and local businesses.

Help us reach our 2009 goal of $24,000!