We are excited for our 2019 Fall Fundraising Drive!! This year we are hoping to reach a goal of $30,000! The station is in need of some equipment upgrades and as a valued member, we need your help to raise the money.

Make sure to mark your calendar for Friday, October 18th to Monday, October 28th, 2019. Our programmers will be actively pitching on their shows and you may even receive a phone call from your favourite show host asking you to help us reach our fundraising target.

Our theme for this drive will be “Real Radio for Real People”. Since 1975, we've provided a media outlet for the economically, socially or politically disadvantaged. We provide news and perspectives that are not otherwise conventional media or perspectives that challenge mainstream media coverage. The programming we provide is needed now more than ever!

We are looking to raise $30,000! Some of which will cover the cost of the following items that we want to purchase for the station:

Shure SM7B Dynamic Mic

 

Shure SM7B Dynamic Mic 
This mic is a standard bearer among broadcast mics. It produces a clear strong signal. We’d love to purchase a few of these for our station. Each mic costs approximately $535.

 

Apple iPad Pro
We need this specifically for our Community Recording Studio which is an initiative to give access to professional recording equipment for multicultural and indigenous youth. Through this program, musicians will expand their networks, hone their creative skills, and build and promote their music portfolio. Cost is $999.

Silence Sensor
Purchasing a silence sensor will help with those on-air glitches! It would mean no more dead air! The cost of the hardware and installation is $850.

 

Did you know that it costs $50 to create one hour of programming?
That's a total of $438,000 per year!

This fundraising drive, consider sponsoring one hour of your favourite show! It's easy to do. If you donate over the phone, just let us know what your favourite show is! If you donate online, just watch this quick video on how you can select your favourite show on our online donation form.

 

Here’s how you can contribute:

Make a One-off Donation

If you are one of our awesome annual donors, please consider making an additional donation to our Fall Fundraising Drive. You can choose to donate the extra amount to your favourite show or consider sharing with another radio show deserving support. Every dollar helps keep our amazing programming on air! You'll also receive a tax receipt for donations $60 and above - just in time for tax season!

CLICK HERE TO DONATE

Become a Monthly Sustainer

Did you know that you can donate on a monthly basis? A donation as little as $10 per month helps keep shows such as Arts Rational, Urban Renewal Project, A-Trane and more on the air, and helps us fulfill our mission to provide a voice to those otherwise ignored by the mainstream.If you are already a monthly donor, firstly THANK YOU, and secondly, please consider increasing your donation by just $5 a month!

Renew Your Annual Membership

Has it been a while since you renewed your membership with us? We would love to have you back as a member or our Co-op community! Please consider donating $60 to renew your membership.

CLICK HERE TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP NOW

You can of course call us at 604-684-8494 to donate or mail/drop off a cheque or cash to the studio at 370 Columbia St. Vancouver, B.C. V6A 4J1 (click here for the Google Map).

We are incredibly grateful to you for your continued support of our community radio station!

 

 

Catch the Live Streams over on Facebook Live!

During the fundraising drive we'll be live streaming some of our shows on Facebook Live. So you will be able to watch and listen! Here is the schedule:

  • Sne’Waylh - Tuesday October 22nd from 1 pm - 2 pm
  • Each for All - Tuesday October 22nd from 8 pm - 8.30 pm
  • Wax Poetic - Wednesday October 23rd from 2 pm - 2.30 pm
  • Metis Matters - Wednesday October 23rd from 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Conscious Living - Wednesday October 23rd from 6 pm - 8 pm
  • Canadian Content - Thursday October 24th from 10 am - 11 am
  • Room Tone the Radio Show - Thursday October 24th from 11 am - 12 pm
  • It Takes a Village - Thursday October 24th from 4 pm - 5 pm
  • Kla How Ya FM - Thursday October 24th from 5 pm - 6 pm
  • Out & About in Canada - Thursday October 24th from 7 pm - 8 pm
  • Animal Voices - Friday October 25th from 12 pm - 1 pm
  • Terrestrial FM - Friday October 25th from 9 pm to 12 am
  • El Bus de la 7 - Monday October 28th from 8 am to 9 am
  • When Spirit Whispers - Monday October 28th from 1 pm - 2 pm 

Make sure to follow us on the Vancouver Co-op Radio Facebook Page by clicking here!