CJTR Radiothon 2014 begins Friday at 4pm with a special 2 hour kick-off show hosted by Ben Valiaho. (Host of the Friday Morning show, and Offstream) Ben will have special guests and great music as we get the ball rolling on this important annual fundraiser for Regina Community Radio. All the details on this years event can be found at www.cjtr.ca. As a special bonus on the kick-off show, your pledge could get you tickets to a Casino Regina Show featuring Arrogant Worms, or Roch Voisine, or a $100 gift certificate from Tony Roma’s!
Want one more reason to make your pledge during the kick-off show? Bushwakker Brewing Company has provided a chance for you to ‘Skip The Line’ at their annual Mead release, Saturday December 6th. People line up for hours overnight in cold temperatures just for a chance to pick up a few bottles of this limited seasonal release. If you make a pledge of at least $50 during the kick-off show, you’ll have a chance to skip the line, and get 6 free bottles of the 2014 edition of Bushwakker Blackberry Mead! Here’s what Grant at Bushwakker has to say about this world famous Mead:
A true Saskatchewan phenomenon! Last year our entire Blackberry Mead offsale inventory of over 6000 bottles sold out in an hour and 45 minutes. The devoted mead enthusiasts braved the minus 50 degree temperatures (including wind chill) and began forming a line 12 hours before it went on sale. The line grew to more than an entire city block by 9:00 AM. It was just like a tailgate party! Experienced mead lovers came prepared with ice fishing huts and propane heaters. Porta potties will once again be in place and Bushwakker head brewer, Mitch Dalrymple, will be serving hot chocolate to all those waiting in line. Our mead line enforcement crew will also ensure there is no butting in line and will be passing out mead purchase vouchers. We have been brewing our Blackberry Mead all year long preparing for our annual kick off to the holiday season. 400 pounds of Lumsden Valley honey and 84 pounds of blackberries are in every batch. View the days remaining to Bushwakker Mead Day on our countdown clock over our brew house door. Commemorative t-shirts designed by local artist, Gavin de Lint, will also be available. Catch the buzz!
Don’t wait to make your pledge to Radiothon 2014! Call us Friday between 4 and 6pm at 306-525-7274, or pledge online at www.cjtr.ca/donate!
Thanks for supporting Regina’s Non-Profit, independent community radio station, 91.3fm CJTR!