Sep 20, 2016

CFCR is proud to present another FM-Phasis fundraising drive for 2016! This year is extra special for us, as it marks our 25th year broadcasting at 90.5FM in Saskatoon and area. To commemorate this milestone, we have made the FM-Phasis 2016 slogan "Saskatoon's Signal Since 1991". Our first official sign on was on September 7th, 1991 at 3:19pm, and we haven't looked back since.

For more on our history, visit the About Us page.

The funds raised during FM-Phasis campaign 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, or via the mobile app). There are lots of exciting things happening around FM-Phasis, including metric tonnes of prizes, Grand Prize and Early Bird Prize draws, as well as the FM-Phasis Fundraiser shows - a series of exciting events spread across of the funding drive.

Here is your complete guide to FM-Phasis 2016!

FM-Phasis runs from Saturday, October 1st to Friday, October 14th. 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 (stair access only, with our sincere apologies on not being wheelchair accessible). 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 “Saskatoon's Signal Since 1991” magnet. Huge thanks go out to the designer of this year's logo, Jory Simpson, who collborated with CFCR staff to come up with the amazing design emblazoned on our t-shirts and magnets!

  •        $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 (for a list of the 2016 prize donors, click here).

  •        $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 “Saskatoon's Signal Since 1991” 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 CFCR 2016 Canvas Tote Bag (great for hauling records around!), and of course, an FM-Phasis “Saskatoon's Signal Since 1991” 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.


To be eligible for our Grand Prize Draws, pledges must be paid by Friday, November 18th at 5:00pm. Draws will be made on Monday, November 21st.

GRAND PRIZE DRAW #1: All donations of $25 or more will be entered to win: 

Escape Sports - Lochside Fisgard Bike 
($1200 value)

GRAND PRIZE DRAW #2: All donations of $75 will be entered to win:

Doug’s Spoke N’ Sport - Doug's Shopping Spree 
($800 value) 

GRAND PRIZE DRAW #3: This year, we have two great prizes for Grand Prize Draw #3. Donate $150 and you might win one of these amazing prizes:

St. John's Music - Fender Precision Bass
Foo Fighters Nate Mendel Signature Model
w/ Fender Rumble 15 Amp & Fender Prize Pack 
($1100 value)


Caboose Catering - Canapé hors d’oeuvre party for 25 people
($1000 value)

GRAND PRIZE DRAW #4: We also have two prizes at the $250 donation level that we're extremely excited to give away:

Westjet Airlines - Flight for two, anywhere Westjet flies,
which includes destinations in the UK, Europe, Hawaii, 
and the Caribbean.
(Variable value)
Hugo Alvarado - "City Landscape" Original Painting
($2600 value)



All pledges of $25 or more that are PAID by Friday, October 28th at 5:00pm will be entered into the Early Bird Draw. Draw to be made Monday, October 31st.

The Awl Shoppe - Two-piece Projekt luggage set 
($600 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 "Saskatoon's Signal since 1991" CFCR’s best fundraising year ever by making your pledge today!

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CFCR acknowledges that we broadcast from Treaty 6 Territory, the homeland of the Cree and Métis Nations, and the traditional territories of the Dene, Saulteaux, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakota. We pay our gratitude to the First Nations and Métis people who have called this ancestral land home for generations, and whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our community. On a foundation of reconciliation, recognition, and respect, CFCR is committed to reaffirming relationships with one another, and to establishing new ones.  

Community Radio would like to thank the following organizations for their support: