We shift into funding drive mode this week, so there will be a little less pontificating that normal and a little more extolling the virtues of CKCU. As you probably know, the station is aiming to raise 109,000 over the course of the next couple of weeks, which represents about 1/3 of our annual operating budget. I’ll talk a lot more on air about what the money goes towards, but needless to say the station stretches your money pretty far, so every contribution does count.
As we’ve done in the last couple years, we’ll be offering an extra incentive to donate: for every $50 that is raised during our show, we will have Adam run up one floor or stairs at Dunton Tower, live on air. This year, we’ll youtube it for posterity. Last year we were able to send him up all 22 floors. This year, for every $200 that is raised during the show, we’ll also burden him with 1 pound of weights. So, if you like hearing Adam and I on the radio you should donate. If you want to hear Adam’s heart explode live on air, you should probably donate more.
So, if you can, please do donate. You can call in during the show or donate online at www.ckcufm.com. Please be sure to list “Tuesday Morning Special Blend” as the show you are supporting.
We will have some trappings of a normal show: at 8:30, we’ll play a conversation I had with Daniel Poliquin about his contribution to the Extraordinary Canadians series, looking at the life of René Lévesque. He’ll be appearing Tuesday with Jane Urqhart and Mark Kingwell who have contributed books on, respectively, Lucy Maude Montgomery and Glenn Gould. Led by John Raulston Saul, it all kicks off at 8:30 at Saint Brigid’s Centre for the Arts and Humanities.
Dialing and donating could see you take home one of these! Call to confirm availability.
- Lewis Mackenzie – Soldiers Make Me Look Good
- Janice Gross Stein – Unexpected War-Canada
- Rick Smith – Slow Death by Rubber Duck
- Christine Blatchford – Fifteen Days – Stories of Bravery
- David Bellos – Journal of Helene Berr
- Anne Michaels – The Winter Vault
- Rudyard Griffiths – Who We Are Citizen’s Manifesto