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Thursday October 27th, 2016

Posted at 10:00am

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It time once again for the annual CJAM 99.1 FM pledge drive fundraiser.

The “We Are CJAM” fundraising kicks off on Friday October 28th at 12:30pm and will run until Friday November 4th at 1pm. It is the only time of year CJAM reaches out to the community for financial support to continue daily operations at the station.

CJAM relies heavily on annual contributions from listeners and this year there are many ways to show support and has a goal this year of $40,000, representing 25% of the station’s annual budget.

“We have been reaching higher ground broadcasting at 2,084 watts for a little over two years now, and we are hoping to see support from new listeners who didn’t receive CJAM on their dials previously. Being a hyper-focused campus/community radio station allows us to provide news and music you won’t hear anywhere else in the Windsor- Detroit area and Pledge Drive is integral to our operations. Without yearly support from listeners, CJAM FM would not exist today,” said Brady Holek, Station Manager.

This year, CJAM is offering incentives for different donation levels. For #5 you will get a CJAM sticker, for $10 to 20 you will receive a music prize pack (CDs or vinyl), for $50 you will receive a CJAM t-shirt in teal or blue, and for $100 a CJAM zip-up sweatshirt.

Gift certificates from local businesses, art prints, and more will also be available as incentives. Individuals looking to donate can call in during the CJAM Pledge Drive week at 519-971-3630 in Windsor or 1-855-344-2526 in Detroit and around the world. Donations are also accepted online at www.cjam.ca via a secure online donation system.

The station will also be presenting three live music events as a part of the pledge drive. These events represent the variety of music CJAM offers, and celebrates the success of these artists in the community. Entry to each event is $5 at the door.

The pledge drive kick-off concert takes place on October 27th at The Rondo featuring Zarasutra, Border Patrol and James O-L & the Villains. On November 5th a concert at The Beer Exchange features Poughboy and Silent Movie Type and on November 12th at UFO Factory in Detroit Soul Brother Stef and Dante will preform.

“I’m excited about all the events, but the show at UFO Factory in Detroit is particularly significant. We have been trying to reach out into the Detroit community and are more involved than ever, emceeing concerts and events and broadcasting with more Detroit hosts than ever before. Detroit is where a huge portion of our listeners are located and I’m happy that we are bridging the gap and hosting events on both sides of the border as part of Pledge Drive this year,” said Holek.

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