CIUT 89.5 FM Fall Membership Drive – October 20 to 26, 2014
Usually, we have two fundraising drives per year to raise money to keep the radio station operational…. things like paying the bills; upkeep and maintenance of the studios, offices, and transmitter site; workshops for volunteers and students; etc.
But this year was a bit different: we had a transmitter crisis right before the spring campaign. On Sunday, April 6th the transmitter we had been using since the stations inception in 1986 literally quit working. All of the money raised during the spring campaign was allocated towards the purchase of a new transmitter to keep us on the air. That money also went towards paying the engineers who installed it, shipping costs, and the rental of the temporary transmitter.
Now, we have one membership drive to accomplish what we normally do in two: raise money to keep the radio station operational!
Help us continue to bring you the best in alternative and independent media on the airwaves in Toronto and beyond! Help us continue to bring you The NEW Sound Of Your City… Donate Today!
1. Online: Credit Card or Pay Pal
Please Note: Our online donation gateway does not currently accept AMEX. If you would like to donate by AMEX, please give us a call at 416-946-7800 or 1-888-204-8976.
If we are unable to answer your call, please leave a message with your name and number and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
3. IN PERSON
Visit us at 89.5 Tower Road, Toronto (third floor of Hart House at the University of Toronto). Click here to see map.
Office hours are Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm.
If you have any trouble finding us, please give us a call (see payment option #2) or ask one of the friendly staff at the front desk of Hart House.
CIUT 89.5 FM is a non-profit charitable organization that is able to operate based
on support from listeners like you. The mandate of CIUT 89.5 FM is to provide programming that is reflective of the vibrant communities in Toronto and engage with those communities through sponsorships, live-broadcasts, educational programs, and more. To learn more about our mission, vision, and history, visit HERE.
CIUT 89.5 FM DOES NOT receive funding from the University of Toronto, which is why we rely so heavily on the support of listeners like you!
Your donations go towards helping offset operating costs, equipment repair and maintenance, transmitter repair and maintenance, the development of outreach programs and initiatives, development and facilitation of educational programs, training programs for volunteers, creating co-op and internship opportunities for students… basically, your donations keep community radio alive in Toronto!
Please Note: Donations of $25 + will receive a tax receipt
Transmitter Update August 15, 2014:
It gives us great pleasure to announce to you that as of 3:53 pm today, Friday, August 15th, we began to broadcast utilizing our brand new hybrid digital transmitter!
This amazing accomplishment could not have been possible without the support of YOU! Thanks to your generous support and encouragement, community radio in Toronto is alive and stronger than ever! From all of the volunteers and staff at CIUT 89.5 FM: THANK YOU! THANK YOU! THANK YOU!
Background on the Transmitter Campaign:
On Sunday, April 6th the transmitter we had been using since the stations inception in 1986 literally quit working. This was just 3 days before we were slated to start our spring membership drive campaign. The entire campaign had to be turned on its head and given new meaning, in part that meant the only message that counted was to explain to YOU, our listeners, the importance of making a financial contribution that would be directly applied to helping us acquire an entire new transmitter system. And, boy, did you ever show your support!
Please note: Donation refunds will be determined on a case by case basis.