CiTR’s annual Fundrive started yesterday at 12 noon. The goal is to raise $35,000 to fund CiTR’s programming and good work. This is a daunting task, the station has only 7 days to raise the funds (November 17th to 24th) and we at Radio Freethinker want to do our part and help this great campus-community station stay on the air!
Listeners who donate are investing in the future of CiTR. Operational expenses, upgrades, and equipment costs rely on the Fundrive for support. By donating and helping the station get up-to-date equipment, you help on the on air quality of radio.
CiTR is an independent radio station, meaning it’s not commercial. You won’t hear advertisements for beer or viagra on this station. What you will hear is psa’s and ads for community events, cultural celebrations, musical and artistic endeavours and causes and non-profits.
When you consider the value of having independent media that isn’t owned by a conglomerate, a small donation to CiTR seems like an easy decision!
For us skeptics we should keep in mind that often times independent media is frequently in bed with alternative medicine, conspiracy theories and pseudo science. It’s all the more important than that Radio Freethinker do its part to help out so that stations like CiTR realize just how many skeptics out there appreciate them giving their valuable air space to us to freethink about.
How you can Donate:
Donations can be made in-person at CiTR Radio offices. We accept Visa, MasterCard, Personal Cheque, Money Order & Cash, and Direct Deposit. You can also send a cheque payable to UBC with “CiTR Fundrive” in the memo, to the following address:
#233-6138 SUB Blvd.
Call 604-822-8648 (UBC-UNIT) to donate over the phone and on the air to your favourite show!
Donors can choose to receive a tax receipt for their full donation, or a tax receipt for the value of their donation minus the value of the prize received. Online donations are not eligible for prizes – only tax receipts. Click here to donate online.
CiTR has some great prizes for donating, check them out here!
What you get for donating to Radio Freethinker!
When you donate, you’ll be asked if you want to donate to a specific show. The money doesn’t go to that show or anything, all the money raised goes to help CiTR. However by donating to your favourite show you can win great custom prize packs from them. Plus, you give the programmers bragging rights for a whole year!
We at Radio Freethinker have lined up some awesome skeptical themed prizes for donors.
We are also quite happy to announce that we’ve received prizes from some skeptical organizations!
These items are from the James Randi Educational Foundation, a great U.S. nonprofit that promotes scientific skepticism in the media, provides resources to skeptical educators and activists, and works to support our community of skeptics and freethinkers around the world. They’re at www.Randi.org
Any donation over $20 will receive a JREF sticker decal + A Flim-Flam bumper Sticker
Any donation over $30 a cheque book full of blank $1,000,000.00 !!! (Okay not real million dollar cheques. They’re promotional items to commemorate the Million Dollar Challenge by the JREF)
Any donation over $40 will receive a Radio Freethinker CD Gift Pack! (Including the Best of and the Best of Interviews!)
Any donation over $70 will receive a copy of James Randi’s book The Faith Healers
Any donation over $80 will receive a JREF t-shirt (size XL)
Any donation of or over $250 will earn the donor a chance to come on Radio Freethinker and host a show!
*We hope to get more prizes soon so stay tuned!*
IMPORTANT NOTE – Prize packs are limited 1 per donation (you can’t donate $ and get all the prizes) However if you want to donate $ but only want the sticker for example, we can accommodate that. Also please note that we have limited quantities of prizes! So it’s first donate/first serve.
One final note, we know that asking for donations of $100 is no trivial thing. Even $30 is a lot. But the reason we ask is because we are confident and proud of the programming that we (not just Radio Freethinker) produces. CiTR gives a voice to a community that simply isn’t served by commercial radio. Further, we’re aware of the generosity within the Skeptical Community and we’re asking for some right now. If you’ve listened to our show or downloaded the podcast, please consider donating because without that source of funding, we wouldn’t be able to produce any on-air content and certainly no podcast. Help us if you can. This money goes a long way.