Sep 19, 2017

CFCR is proud to present the FM-Phasis fundraising drive for 2017 - Low Emission Transmission! This year is marks our 26th 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). There are lots of exciting things happening around FM-Phasis, including metric tonnes of prizes (click HERE for a full list of prize donors), 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 2017!

FM-Phasis runs from Saturday, September 30th to Friday, October 13th. 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 Radio “Low Emission Transmission” 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 “Low Emission Transmission” 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 Pint Glass Set (2 glasses), and of course, an FM-Phasis “Low Emission Transmission” 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.


Pledges must be paid by Friday Nov. 17th, 2017 at 5:00 PM to be entered into the Grand Prize Draws. The draws will be made on Monday Nov. 20th, 2017.

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

Escape Sports - Weekend Stand-Up Paddleboard Rental, KanJam Game Set, Spikeball PRO Set, Discraft Deluxe Disc Golf Set, Tofino Deluxe Round Towel, Escape Sports Runners Cap, Rusty Mens Board Shorts, Kavu Womens Shorts. ($650 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) 

Legion Construction - Custom-Built Maple Entryway Table by Chris Jarvis: ($750 Value)

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

St. John's Music - Electronic Drum Kit Prize Pack: Yamaha DTX-450K Electronic Drum Kit,
Yamaha HPH-MT5 Studio Monitor Headphones, Yamaha DS550 Drum Throne, Regal Tip Stick Bag,
Vic Firth 5A and 7A Wood Tip Drum Sticks. ($1000 Value)

Last Shoes - A Custom Pair of Locally-Handmade Leather Shoes:
($800 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 - A Night To Remember (Original Painting) - 24x36” Framed Painting (37x49” Framed) ($5300 Value)

Caboose Catering - Canapé Hors D’oeuvre Party for 25 People ($1000 Value)


Pledges of $25 or more paid by Monday Oct. 30th, 2017 at 5:00PM will be entered into the Early Bird Draws. The draws will be made on Tuesday Oct. 31st, 2017. (Spooooky!)

The Awl Shoppe - Three-Piece Set of "Mancini" Luggage ($500 Value)

Canadian Tire (Preston Crossing) Prize Pack: Yada Backup Camera with 3.5” Dash Monitor & Mastercraft 162-Piece Socket and Tool Set ($400 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 "Low Emission Transmission" 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: