To all of our valued volunteers, programmers, donors, and listeners,
It is with great sadness that the CKXU Radio Society announce that our staff and board of directors has made the difficult decision to postpone the FUNdrive 2020 fundraiser, originally scheduled for March 13 to 21 2020.
The decision to postpone the fundraiser did not come easily or without emotion. Over the course of the past couple weeks, CKXU staff and board of directors have been closely monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the Southern Alberta community. Our staff and volunteers have been working tirelessly for months to make the fundraiser a reality, and we understand that this is a disappointing decision for a lot of individuals that contribute to the station and its community. After hearing Alberta Health Services’ public address and official recommendations this afternoon (March 12, 2020), we could not proceed in good conscience with the fundraiser. Additionally, we understand that many campus and community events have been postponed or cancelled for similar reasoning.
At its core, CKXU is a “volunteer driven radio society that provides independent campus and community radio and opportunities through programming, tools, training and events in the Southern Alberta region.” This means that we strive to build a healthier community to the best of our abilities, for anyone who calls Southern Alberta home. We hope that this postponement will better equip our staff, volunteers, and board of directors to respond to the ongoing recommendations being put forth by Alberta Health Services and the University of Lethbridge’s Risk & Safety team. At the end of the day, the safety and health of our volunteers, staff, board of directors, and community always comes first – we hope that this decision reflects what we consider to be an integral component of our organization’s mission.
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on our day-to-day operations. At present, you can still tune in to CKXU 88.3 FM or check out our live stream to hear our regularly scheduled programming. If this at any point changes, we will notify the public via the appropriate channels. We appreciate your patience and support while we navigate and work through this situation as a community. We will provide additional details about the rescheduling of the fundraiser as they become available.
Thank you for your continued support. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to reach out to [email protected].
The CKXU Team