Penticton’s own Peach City Radio is celebrating their second On-Air-versary, and the fundraising is already well on its way.
The local community non-profit radio station, CFUZ 92.9, is running its anniversary programming all day until 9 p.m. and is currently sitting at $3,875 of their $4,000 goal.
The fundraising drive is the station’s main one, after their Okanagan Vinyl Fest fundraiser for 2020 was canceled due to COVID-19.
Last year’s first ONAIRversary was a big success for the station, raising $5,192 over the goal of $4,000.
So far, the station is off to a roaring start with $2,750 raised in the first two hours of their special broadcast. The goal for this year is also $4,000, which will go to keeping the lights on, paying the rent, transmission costs, volunteer training and ongoing improvement of the station.
The station is also sending out shout-outs during their broadcast to the people who have donated to the station.
For people looking to donate and support the program, there are three ways to do so; online, over the phone, or by coming down to the Cannery Trade Centre to make the donation from your car.
Those who give on Feb. 6 can receive thank you gifts, such as limited edition t-shirts. Local businesses have also offered up gift certificates and products. The full list of items available can be found on the radio station’s website at Peach City Radio.org.
Listeners can consult the online schedule to see what is offered during the course of the broadcast week, at www.cfuz.ca
One of the special features playing from 1 p.m. until 2 features local artists who, thanks to a grant given to the station, are working to record their works in the studio at CFUZ.
The station covers the spectrum from bluegrass and folk to punk and heavy metal and shows focused on jazz, blues, classical and even 1980s synth-wave. A weekly program is dedicated to the community of Naramata, and there are syndicated shows on news and public affairs. The station also strives through its volunteer engagement to promote the work of non-profits and charities in the South Okanagan region.
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