Today is CFUV’s annual FunDrive show. Over the last thirty years, thousands of volunteers, and scores of suffering underpaid staff, have made the descent into the bowels of the Student Union Building here on the campus of the University of Victoria to provide a musical, political, and cultural alternative to the dreck you’re daily exposed to everywhere else.
Of course, we have no corporate sugar-daddy, and the government barely allows we exist, so providing for maintenance of the gear, and to keep the lights on, we venture forward into the community we both serve and belong to once a year seeking acknowledgement from you dear listener and expressions of your continued support; and, while we value expressions of moral support immensely, we’d feel like fools up here 24/7 and every day of the year if there was no-one out there, talk is still cheap, (unless you’re doing it on a fully-funtioning, 100% CRTC licensed radio station).
So, making said expressions for this one week of the year in the form of coin of the realm is the ticket we’re really eager to punch!
To that end, I’ll be leaving the usual format today to bring you a bit of music, some of the past year’s highlights from the show, and will be gently encouraging you to encourage us, with cash money.
Helping me in this in studio is Christina Nikolic, and we’ll hear from GR regular, Victoria Street Newz publisher and CFUV Radio broadcaster, Janine Bandcroft. Janine can’t be with us in person today, but will be, in the fashion of the Queen’s Christmas address, sending along a pre-recorded message of support.
The phone lines are open, and ready to receive your bequests and requests at: 250-721-8700. Dial now, and dial often to donate. And, you can donate online at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca
Chris Cook hosts Gorilla Radio, airing live every Monday, 5-6pm Pacific Time. In Victoria at 101.9FM, and on the internet at: http://cfuv.uvic.ca. He also serves as a contributing editor to the web news site, http://www.pacificfreepress.com. Check out the GR blog at: http://gorillaradioblog.blogspot.ca/