Sep 17, 2018


(To be directed to our FM-Phasis Fundraising Shows and to purchase tickets, click here)

CFCR is proud to present the FM-Phasis fundraising drive for 2018 - Community Funded Community Radio! This year is marks our 27th year of volunteer broadcasting at 90.5FM in Saskatoon and area!

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). 
FM-Phasis is essential to CFCR’s existence. It accounts for 15-20% of CFCR’s annual operating budget, with a goal of $80,000 this year. The funds raised during past FM-Phasis campaigns have been directed towards continued improvements and upgrades for the station, including: moving to a new and improved location, new studio equipment, production studio renovations, 1480-watt transmitter, security system, webcasting and a CFCR mobile app.

  • Upgrading Computer/Server System ($5,000-$10,000)
  • Server space is vital for things like better Content Archiving and Digitization of the Library.
  • A new Board for the On-Air Studio ($15,000-$20,000)
  • New Production Studio Equipment ($2,000-$5,000)
  • New CD Players (In constant demand. They are getting more expensive and don’t last as long)
  • Yearly costs - our rent is close to $50,000 and our transmitter bill for rent and power is just under $10,000

There are lots of exciting things happening around FM-Phasis, including metric tonnes of prizes for your donation, plus amazing Grand Prize and Early Bird Prize draws (see below!).

Here is your complete guide to FM-Phasis 2018!

FM-Phasis runs from Saturday, September 29th to Friday, October 12th. 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!
  • In person: 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 Funded, Community Radio” magnet!

  •        $25 – Donate $25 or more and you are entered into the Grand Prize Draw #1 and choose a gift certificate from our prize list, or your choice of physical prize from our vast array of items!

  •        $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 “Community Funded Community Radio” 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 Enamel-Coated CFCR Camping Mug, filled with coffee beans from Road Coffee, and of course, an FM-Phasis “Community Funded Community Radio” T-shirt and more gift certificates or choice of physical prize(s).

  •       $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 plus a Bonus Camping Mug! (Please note: the second coffee mug will not come with coffee beans).


Pledges must be paid by Friday Nov. 16th, 2018 at 5:00 PM to be entered into the Grand Prize Draws. The draws will be made on Monday Nov. 19th, 2018.

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

VIA Rail Canada Travel Voucher ($750 value)

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

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

GRAND PRIZE DRAW #3:  All donations of $150 or more will be entered to win one of:

St. John's Music - Yamaha REVSTAR electric guitar in billet green, THR10 guitar amp, 10' Fender guitar cable ($1150 value)

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

Hugo Alvarado - Near Kensington (Original Painting) - 16.25" x 25.75" Painting (22.5 x 31.75” Framed) ($2800 value)


Hearth Restaurant Casual Fine Dining Gift Cards ($800 value)


Pledges of $25 or more paid by Monday Oct. 29th, 2018 at 5:00PM will be entered into the Early Bird Draws. The draws will be made on Tuesday Oct. 30th, 2018. 

The Awl Shoppe - Briggs and Riley luggage: a lightweight 21 inch hardside carry-on with spinner wheels, and soft tote that fits under the seat for your carry on convenience. ($700 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 "Community Funded Community Radio" CFCR’s best fundraising year ever by making your pledge today!

FM-Phasis 2018 "Community Funded Community Radio" design by Saskatoon (and CFCR's) very own John Harper of Avow Creative!

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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: