Fall has fell here in Saskatoon, and with the new season comes great new events being put on by your community radio station! We're really excited to present to you the very first CFCR Community Radio Craftacular, taking place October 29th & 30th at Grace Westminster United Church basement.
CFCR and the Broadway Theatre are very excited to bring you Saskatoon's Official Halloween tradition, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Sunday, October 31st at 7pm! All your friends will be there, including Brad and Janet! Don't want to be left out? Of course you don't! CFCR has secured tickets for some lucky CFCR members to attend!
With the FM-Phasis funding drive fire cooling down, it's time to announce the lucky winners of the Early Bird draw, which was made on Wednesday, October 6th. All donors who paid their pledges of $25 or more were entered in a draw to win either an original painting by local artist Paul Pybus or a Swiss Army luggage set from The Awl Shoppe.
Well folks, it's official... CFCR volunteer host Crystal Clarke (Wednesday Green Eggs & Ham, 6-8am) has reached her goal of $2000 pledged to her program during FM-Phasis. In fact, Crystal had over $2800 pledged towards her show, which is one of the highest individual program totals this year.
Our funding drive musical extravaganza, FM-Phasis Fest 2010 wrapped up last night at Louis' Pub on the U of S campus. The evening featured Kingston, Ontario's PS I Love You, Victoria's Frog Eyes and Vancouverites Japandroids.
We're in the home stretch here at CFCR and we need your help to make the last day of FM-Phasis the biggest day EVER! We've had some amazing donations come in and some equally amazing prizes given away. There's still time to get your donation in to help us reach our goal of $60,000. We're working hard, but we still need your support to get there.
As week two of CFCR's FM-Phasis funding drive kicks into gear, we've got another great incentive to make your donation today! Wednesday Afternoon Buzz host Alison Whelan has called in some favours with local Saskatoon songwriters to create "FM-era," a unique songwriting challenge where you can have a song written just for you!
Arcade Fire's Saturday, September 25th performance at Credit Union Centre is quickly approaching. Don't have tickets yet? Well don't fret, CFCR once again has you covered. This time, however, we're asking for a donation to our FM-Phasis funding drive in return.
Green Eggs & Ham host Crystal Clarke is preparing herself to go above and beyond the call of duty by shaving her head in an effort to raise funds for CFCR's funding drive FM-Phasis.
It's time! CFCR's FM-Phasis funding drive is finally upon us. This year, we bring you "Living Stereo," a two-week funding campaign that aims to raise $60,000 for your communtiy radio station in Saskatoon.
Although we're always sad to see hosts leave and shows discontinue, it's really exciting to get new hosts and new programs on the air. This fall, we've seen some of our wonderful hosts bid us adieu, but we've got some excellent replacements all lined up for you.
After a great Pre-FM-Phasis party with The Pack A.D. and Young Rival, we're just about ready to kick off our annual funding drive, FM-Phasis! Show your support of community radio in Saskatoon by pledging to your favourite CFCR program.
Don't worry, we're not losing any of our great Swing Shift hosts, but we are doing a little switcheroo, so you may hear a different host on a different day.
You may have noticed that CFCR's online broadcast was inerrupted today. We are back up and running and apologize for any inconveniences this may have caused. Thanks for supporting comminity radio in Saskatoon!
CFCR is very happy to welcome Louis' on board for FM-Phasis 2010! As part of our funding drive, we are thrilled to be presenting two excellent shows alongside the smorgasbord of great shows already lined up!
CFCR is proud to announce an exciting addition to our funding drive music festival, FM-Phasis Fest. On Friday, October 1st at Amigos, all the way from St. John's, Newfoundland, don't miss Hey Rosetta! with opening act Rich Aucoin.
Calling all CFCR webstream listeners! Since we have improved our online broadcast services, providing more options for both PC and Mac-based users, the links to listen have changed, so please update any bookmarks or shortcuts you may have made to direct you to us.
You may have noticed a disruption in CFCR's online broadcast this afternoon. We've been hatching a plan to improve our system to better serve all the Mac users out there as well as PC users. Well, now we've done it!
CFCR is excited to bring you Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper as part of FM-Phasis Fest 2010. They'll take the stage at Amigos Cantina on Saturday, September 25. They're touring in support of the their fifth full-length album Destroyer of the Void.
We're brewing a very exciting FM-Phasis funding drive this fall, from September 18-October 1. A big part of the funding drive is FM-Phasis Fest, which includes some really exciting touring bands as well as great local acts. Today we announced a big chunk of our lineup, including Women, Caribou and Blitzen Trapper.
If you were in attendance at The Ness Creek Music Festival a few weeks back, you may have been lucky enough to catch Saskatoon's gentlemen of the murder ballad, The Deep Dark Woods, who rocked the CFCR-sponsored Friday night stage. CBC Radio 2 was there recording audio, and you can catch the Woods' Ness set on Canada Live on August 19th.
Join CFCR on Wednesday, July 21st from 6-8pm on the deck of Louis' Pub for our Get BBQ and Get Busy fundraiser, the official Wolf Parade pre-party. Come down and check out local guitar janglers Foggy Notions and CFCR's very own Charly Hustle spinning lots of rare rock and roll.
Now is your chance to get a pair of tickets to The Ness Creek Music Festival, which runs July 15-18 in the northern Saskatchewan Boreal Forest.
It's like a liquidation sale here at CFCR, except we're not going out of business, and we're not selling, we're giving. We just can't get enough of this ticket giveaway thing, so we are offering passes to some great summer festivals, including The Calgary Folk Music Festival, The Calgary International Blues Festival and The Ness Creek Music Festival.
We're in the mood for giving here at Saskatoon's community radio station, and we want you to take in The Roots at the SaskTel Saskatchewan Jazz Festival on Saturday, June 26th at the Bessborough Gardens. But that show ends early, so we want to send you to Scratch on 2nd Avenue for a solo DJ set by Roots drummer ?uestlove (no that's not a typo).