Sep 8, 2015

It’s that time again!  CFCR is proud to present our annual FM-Phasis fundraising drive! 2015 marks CFCR’s 24th year broadcasting at 90.5 MHZ on Saskatoon’s FM airwaves. And so, we bring you "Off The Charts", a two-week campaign that aims to raise $70,000 for Saskatoon’s one and only community radio station.

The funds raised during FM-Phasis go towards improving your listening experience, from upgrades to our equipment to ever-expanding and improving our online presence (remember, you can listen to us online at There are lots of exciting things happening around FM-Phasis, including Grand Prizes, Early Bird Prizes as well as FM-Phasis Fest, a series of fundraising events spread across of the funding drive.

Here is your complete guide to FM-Phasis 2015:

FM-Phasis runs from Saturday, September 19th to Friday, October 2nd. This year, there are lots of ways to easily pledge your support to CFCR:

  • Land-Based or Mobile Telephone: You can call your favourite host while he or she is on the air. Just call the studio at (306) 242-5002 and the host will take your pledge right then and there! You can also call the office line at (306) 664-6678 to give your pledge information to one of our hard-working volunteers. We are ready, willing and able to accept cash, cheque, MasterCard and Visa as payment for your phone-in pledge.
  • Personal Computer, Laptop Computer or "Smart" Telephone: We are happy to offer a secure PayPal donation option, so you can be anywhere in the world with the internet and show your support to CFCR. You don't even need a PayPal account to pay online, just a major credit card. Be sure to specify which CFCR program you want to donate to so each host can really feel the love. And hey, while you're at it, you can download the CFCR mobile app for iPhone and Android!
  • Your Feet: If you’re in the mood for a stroll, we’ll be happy to welcome you (and your donations) at our downtown Saskatoon headquarters. We're located on the 3rd floor of 267 3rd Avenue South. Our offices are open extended hours during FM-Phasis. We'll be here to take your pledge from 9am to 9pm seven days a week. We accept cash, cheque, Visa, MasterCard and Debit on site.

Now, you might be asking yourself, "How much should I pledge?" Well, while we are happy to accept any pledge, no matter how small, there are some perks to loosening those purse strings a bit. Here's a list of what you can get with your pledge:

  •        $10 – Donate $10 or more and receive a limited edition Community Radio “Off The Charts” magnet.

  •        $25 – Donate $25 or more and you are entered into the Grand Prize Draw #1 and choose a CD/LP or gift certificate from our prize list.
  •        $75 – Donate $75 or more and be entered into Grand Prize Draws #1 and #2. You will also receive a limited edition CFCR FM-Phasis “Off The Charts” T-Shirt and you get to choose more prizes from the fabulous prize list. 
  •        $150 – Donate $150 or more and be entered into Grand Prize Draws # 1, #2 and #3, receive a limited edition FM-Phasis 2015 5-panel CFCR logo hat, and of course, an FM-Phasis 2015 “Off The Charts” T-shirt and more CDs/LPs and gift certificates. 

  •        $250 – Donate $250 or more and be entered into all Four Grand Prize Draws, in addition to all of the items in the previous level.


(Draws made on November 2nd, 2015)

  • GRAND PRIZE DRAW #1: Doug’s Spoke N’ Sport - Doug's Shopping Spree. ($800 value) 
  • GRAND PRIZE DRAW #2: Escape Sports - Surftech Balboa 10' 6" Stand-Up Paddleboard w/ Paddle. ($1200 value) 

  • GRAND PRIZE DRAW #3: St. John's Music - Fender Mustang Dakota Red Guitar w/ Frontman 10G Amp ($1000 value)
  • GRAND PRIZE DRAW #4: "Still Life" Original Painting by Hugo Alvarado ($5300 value)













(Pledges of $25 or more must be paid by Friday October 2nd at 5:00 PM to be entered into the Early Bird Draw)

This year's prize is a 2 piece Briggs & Riley luggage set from The Awl Shoppe ($1000 value)    

You can also listen for individual hosts offering up some of their own prizes on top of all the loot you'll be receiving from the station.

So now you're set. If you have any questions regarding your donation or any of the information given above, please feel free to contact us by calling (306) 664-6678 or email us at We'll have CFCR staff and/or supervisors present during our extended office hours (9am – 9pm every day throughout the campaign) as well as our crack team of volunteers at the ready to process your donation.

CFCR would like to thank everyone for their support of community radio in Saskatoon! Help make "Off The Charts" CFCR’s best fundraising year ever by making your pledge today!

FM-PHASIS 2015 "Off The Charts" logo created by local artist/illustrator Stephanie Kuse.

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