Radiothon 2023 is coming!
Join us for CJTR’s 22nd anniversary Radiothon, starting October 13th, 2023 and running until October 19th 2023.
Radiothon is our most important fundraiser of the year, and with our pandemic recovery not going well, our goal has been increased to $40,000 this year. Revenue has not bounced back, and public funding sources that are normally available to community non-profits like us are few and far between. Coupled with the effects of Meta’s reaction to Bill C-18, we need all the help we can get this year. With little to no social media available to us to spread the word about Radiothon and the dire state of affairs here at CJTR, we are once again counting on our community of listeners, sponsors and supporters. Links to our website will be blocked on Meta platforms (Instagram and Facebook). If you are sharing links, please use our Linktree link: https://linktr.ee/cjtrfm.
If we don’t hit our goal of $40,000 this year, there will be drastic changes to our operations, up to and including going off the air completely.
FOR EVERY $25 YOU DONATE TO THE 2023 RADIOTHON, YOU WILL GET AN ENTRY INTO OUR HUGE PRIZE PACK DRAW FROM LOCAL BUSINESSES. FEATURING GOODS AND GIFTS FROM:
Avicci Day Spa, Buckthorne General Store, Bushwakker Brew Pub, Cure Kitchen + Bar, Dessart Sweets, Detailz Spa, Hampton Hub, Lockwood Sourdough, Potion Bar Skincare Co, Pueblo Chili, Pure Living Yoga, Reelpipes.com, Rooted Living Design, School of Rock Regina, Session Climbing and Fitness, The Regina Symphony Orchestra, Vintage Vinyl, Viisiionss Hand Sculpted Candles.
IF YOU DONATE AT LEAST $100, IN ADDITION TO ENTRIES INTO OUR PRIZE PACK DRAW, YOU WILL RECEIVE A LIMITED EDITION RADIOTHON 2023 T-SHIRT! THESE SHIRTS ARE ONLY AVAILABLE TO RADIOTHON DONORS, SO STAND OUT WITH THIS COOL DESIGN FROM GAVIN DE LINT.
New for this year! With a donation of $250 or more, You will also receive a hoodie with the same graphic, great for the long cold Saskatchewan winter.
FOR ANY DONATIONS OF $500 OR MORE, IN ADDITION TO EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE, YOUR NAME (OR A NAME OF YOUR CHOICE) WILL BE ADDED TO A NEW DONOR RECOGNITION PLAQUE THAT WILL HANG IN THE CJTR OFFICES.
AND! once again, our friends at Rebellion Brewing will be donating $1 from every pint served in their tap room for the duration of Radiothon, Oct 13th to 19th. So go have a cold one!
Join us Friday Night at the Cure Kitchen & Bar for a punk show with FPG, ThinkTank and closing out with DJ Badbaby, Sponsored by Sasktel!
Also, For a spooky radiothon closer, come see the 1987 cult classic vampire thriller The Lost Boys at the RPL Film Theatre downtown. Show starts at 7 sharp and admission is by donation.
Event details at https://www.facebook.com/events/1596500491171049
RADIOTHON SPECIAL SHOW LISTINGS:
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Friday, October 13
Karl Valiaho joins Ben for The BIP (Brothers in Power) Special!
Join Host Eric Forbes with Special Guest, CJTR Station Manager Neil Adams.
Join Britt on a journey through the wonder and mystery of poetry, and if you’re listening closely she’ll be sending out hints for listeners to embark on a treasure-hunt of sorts, with a poetic prize at the end!
Join Erika and Jo for Daebak! 대박! – K-pop Witches’ Brew: Welcome to K-pop potions class! We will be creating a cheeky mix of songs with our listeners in order to cast a spell on the unknowing public, causing them to fall deeply in love with K-pop. Tune in for a spooky and addictive mix of Korean music, but be warned: you will be absolutely smitten by the charms of K-pop by the end of the show
Join Junkyard Jon for the ultimate Junk Drawer treasures: some of my very favourite tracks of all time in the first half, and selections from one of my favourite compilations in the second half.
Saturday, October 14
Special Facebook Live show
Dynamic duo Kent and Bazz team up for The Road (9-10am) and the return of Rok Boutique (10-11am)!
The Robotronics Comedy/Variety Hour with William Bessai-Saul and Emma Krause Snow 3-4pm
The long-suffering mad scientist Dr. Decebal, and her conceited robot creation: The Magnificent Robo-tron 3000 Mk. 7 (Mark for short). Mark was created to be a new kind of mechanical thesbian, and so Decebal is trying to workshop him on Shakespeare, but his performance is somewhat…robotic. Hilarity ensues.
“Best Songs of 2023… so far” listeners can request their favourite songs of the year with a donation!
Devo Presents – DOPESMOKER 7-9pm
First hour: Devo plays “Dopesmoker” by Sleep (a single one hour song) in its entirety, Second hour: Synesthesia After Dark
Join Tash for a radiothon mystery guest!
Sunday, October 15
Special Facebook Live Show
Special two-hour edition, This is going to be a reaction to music videos show with some of our friends that for the first time they are going to watch some Persian music videos. It is going to be full of laughter, fun, and funny questions.
Monday, October 16
Special Morning Drive with Amber Goodwyn – 7-9am
Join guest host Amber Goodwyn from local band Natural Sympathies for a morning drive special!
Vincent Murphy Special – 1-3pm
Join the main man Vincent Murphy for music of the Fabulous 50’s and 60’s plus guest interviews promoting CJTR in the community.
Host DarBar plays one of her favorite Canadian Indie tracks, then her partner Steve will play something from his collection that it reminds him of and vice versa.
Ari and Sab are letting the audience choose! Asking listeners and friends to give them a song they would like to hear on the radio and playing it. Rhinestone Cowboy is a new show, and they’re excited to connect with the community. Local bands/artists are strongly encouraged.
Tuesday, October 17th
Join Missy for songs about body parts!
Eric Forbes Special: The Dogs Lunch – 12-1pm
Join Eric for jazz, Blues, Comedy and more for this special hour.
The Beatles – All You Need Is Love will be played perpetually between different celebratory and inspirational tunes
Join Jordan for his hour long preview of up-and-coming female singer-songwriters.
DOUBLE DEVO: Devo is at it again with an extra bizarre yet delightfully entertaining Radiothon edition of Synesthesia. In addition to hosting a 2 hour episode, Hour 1 will be devoted entirely to Meme-oriented music and tunes inspired by Internet culture, spanning the decades since the creation of the Internet.
Wednesday, October 18th
Helen will be interviewing cast members from Sterling Productions (Rocky Horror Picture Show) on October 11th (which will rebroadcast on the 16th), and planning some special musical entertainment on the 18th.
An in-depth interview with CJTR President, Shannon, host of The Mystic Voyage
This year’s Radiothon special is surely to appeal to children of all ages and the kid in each of us! We’ll be showcasing classic children’s songs, show tunes and current popular children’s songs. We also give a tip of the hat and a nod to children’s singer songwriters and musical groups.
Spoiler Alert’s Spooktober Spooktacular Scare-a-thon: Sean, Sonia, and Geremy will each watch a movie hand-picked by their cohosts based on what scares them the most. Tune in at 6 pm on Wednesday, October 18 to find out their choices (and who’s the biggest wuss). AND! As a special thank-you to radiothon supporters, the hosts of Spoiler Alert will send you a personalized film recommendation for every $25 donated. Just send them a message on social media confirming your donation and the titles of 3 movies you love to receive yours!
Host pulsewidth will be performing live electronic music on his show, titled “Ambient in 4 Flavours”
Sunny and Hayley are hosting a joint live show they’ll be encouraging call-ins for the hour!
Andy interviews a mystery special guest…
A tribute to Pump up The Volume and Pirate Radio
Thursday, Oct 19th
badcarlotta’s spooky slaps! Tune in for some spooky themed music to get ready for The Lost Boys screening on Oct 19!
Join host Vincent Murphy for special tunes and a special edition of The Pinkie Report
Featuring the music of famous American songbook composers, Gershwin, Cole Porter etc.
Live! On Tape! From an Undisclosed Location! Join Paul and Aidan for a fun live-ish, interactive-ish special episode.
Join Melodna for a Gospel Mix of Christian r&b, rap, afrobeat, and gospel bops!
THE CLOSER brings it on home with an all Saskatchewan line up as well as artist interview with Crookedfoot (a lo-fi artist from Prince Albert)