CKXU Presents: FUNdrive 2016 – “Fund The Frequency”

CKXU Presents: FUNdrive 2016 – “Fund The Frequency” March 18th – 25th 2016

Call 403-329-5189 to pledge your support to CKXU!

Looking to donate online? Wanna see the 2016 FUNdrive swag?


Well folks, it’s that time of year again – where we bust out the telephones, build some super sweet swag packages, start taking pledges, and throw a generous amount of awesome events around the city!! FUNdrive 2016 is upon us!! 

As you probably know, CKXU has been busied with the task of a massive signal upgrade project – where we’ll be upgrading our broadcast signal from 125 W to a whopping 3000 Watts! Its been a wild combination of completing complex government forms, liaising with engineers, landowners, and granting bodies! Fun stuff. 2016 will mark CKXU’s last week-long fundraiser geared towards developing fundraised dollars to put towards this signal increase project! Phew! It’s been quite the journey.

Here are some details surrounding our upcoming FUNdrive aside from all the awesome programming we have planned:

  • FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016 
    • “SAAG Craft Beer Friday Presents: CKXU FUNdrive Kickoff Party”
    • 5:00pm – 8:00pm @ The Southern Alberta Art Gallery
    • Beer tasting curated by Andrew Hilton! Snacks! Board Games! CKXU DJ’s + live on location broadcast from 6 – 7pm
    • $10 / $5 SAAG Members – gets you one beer, wine, or beer tasting flight
  • SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016
    • “Tuneful Tangle”
    • 1:00pm – 5:00pm @ Attainable Records
    • Event will be recorded and rebroadcast on Tuesday March 22nd at 6:00pm!
    • Under-18 battle of the bands! Fun take-away resources for teens to use to throw cool events in their community! Free Entry! Entry form here!
  • SUNDAY, MARCH 20, 2016 
    • “Cupcake Carnival”
    • 12:00pm – 4:00pm @ YMCA
    • Cupcake baking/eating extravaganza! Cupcakes @ $2/ea. Prizes for the best cupcakes in the following categories: Vegan-licious, tastiest, and most creative.
    • Live on-location broadcast from 2 – 3:00pm
  • WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016 
    • “Game Show Night”
    • 8:00pm – 11:00pm @ The Owl Acoustic Lounge 
    • Ever wanted to be a contestant on The Price is Right, Jeopardy, or Family Feud? How about one of those crazy Japanese game shows where you may inhale a cockroach at some point?
    • $5 / contestant buy in (which also enters you into a 50/50 draw at the end of the night!)
  • FRIDAY, MARCH 25, 2016 
    • “Freq Mod”
    • 8:00pm – 1:00am @ The Slice Bar & Grill 
    • Electronic Music-Themed dance party! Local musicians unite to perform crazy covers of electronic music from throughout the ages!
    • $10 @ the door, silent auction, polaroid photo booth, fun shenanigans

Other neato FUNdrive 2016 details:

  • Theoretically Brewing donation raffle package
    • Contains one delicious beer-themed gift basket and one brewery tour for up to 10 people including tastings and appetizers! Wow! ($250 value)  
    • Every $25 you donate to CKXU gets you one entry into the raffle for the fine items listed above!! But get those donations in post-haste! The raffle draw is on April15th, 2016! 
  • Live on-air performances featuring awesome Lethbridge talent!
    • Get your morning routine on with live performances with some of the finest musical talent Lethbridge has to offer!
    • Schedule:
      • Saturday, March 19th @ 10:00am – Silkstones (Alt Rock)
      • Sunday, March 20th @ 10:00am – Maelion (Prog Metal)
      • Monday, March 21st @ 8:00am – Danny Dyck + Carter Felker (Country)
      • Tuesday, March 22nd @ 8:00am – Postnamers (Experimental Electronic Pop)
      • Wednesday, March 23rd @ 8:00am – Open 24/7 (Pop Punk)
      • Thursday, March 24th @ 8:00am – Awd Fellas (Hip Hop)
      • Friday, March 25th @ 8:00am – Sparkle Blood (Surf Garage)
  • Reappearances by amazing CKXU alumni!
    • Make sure to check out the CKXU schedule to catch up with some of your favorite CKXU DJ’s from days gone by!
  • Keep it locked on CKXU various social media outlets to stay privy to all DJ donation incentives, all ongoing event information, and anything else FUNdrive and fantastic!
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