What is FUNdrive?
FUNdrive is CKXU's annual fundraising campaign!
What are Contributions and Pledges?
Contributions help with many aspects of operating a campus-community radio station. Being as we are not funded by selling ads we need to make up some operational and capital expenses through alternative methods.
this is where you, our listeners come in. once a year we call out to the community for support and ask them to make a pledge, this time of the year is FUNdrive! Now most people call in and make a pledge via phone or use the donate option available on our main website.
Pledges represent the intent of a listener or individual to contribute, once a pledge is paid it can be refered to as a paid pledge or a contribution. After a contributions is made we then provide a gift to our contributor for them being awesome and helping us out. for more details on this please see the Swag! page
What is done with your donation?
Donations in previous years have helped the society operate and to maintain systems and procure office supplies and services. Starting in 2014, CKXU began the Signal Expansion Project with the Boost the Signal FUNdrive, then Power the Tower in 2015. This all relates to the goal of increasing our coverage to better serve our community and surrounding area. To do this we need to install a lot of equipment, including a studio to transmitter link, new transmitter, Cabling, fiber optics, computers, and engineering services just to name a few. When we upgrade we will be assisted by grants but these grants are matching meaning that we have to contribute approximately 1/3 of the costs.
We are planning to install a 3000 Watt transmitter that will render our current 100 Watt transmitter obsolete. Why not install it at our current location? Well, we can't turn the students of the university into the hulk or other electromagnetic radiation "enhanced" animals (even though super powers might be cool) due to a law called Safety Code 6. But if you would like to read this document please mosey on over to the CRTC website at http://crtc.gc.ca/.
Cool map time!
Below are demonstration maps of our approximate current coverage area and the proposed expansion area. Please not these are not official documents and are only for demonstration purposes. Darker Blue represents stronger signal
Current Coverage (100 Watt, 14.5m Height Above Average Terrain)
Proposed Coverage (3000 Watt, 100m Height Above Average Terrain)
Please note that the CKXU Radio Society is a registered Not for Profit Society in Alberta but does not hold charitable status at this time, therefore we are governed by the societies act but cannot issue tax deductible receipts.
For more information please contact the CKXU team at 403-329-5189!