CKUT’s annual funding drive is fast approaching. I’m posting this message in the hope that you might consider pledging a few dollars to my radio show.
I’ve been doing campus and community radio since 1985, and I’ve been on-air at CKUT since 1995. This year I’ve been the volunteer music department rep on CKUT’s steering committee, seeing first hand every week the back-breaking work the people at CKUT do to bring alternative radio to Montreal and environs (via the airwaves) and beyond, to the world at large (via the internet).
I’ve always been proud to be part of a community that isn’t about making a profit. Instead, CKUT FM is about consciousness-raising, 24/7, 365 days a year, carrying news and information you won’t hear anywhere else – on the topic of social justice, human rights, environmental activism, gender equality, you name it. We do it all on a shoestring budget, so when we come calling for your help during our funding drive, you know we really need it.
My radio show, The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, is about cutting-edge culture. It’s about dreaming beyond the barriers of cynical ‘common sense’ through radical sonic art forms, be they the working blues of the 20s or the avante garde drone of today. I try to feed the listeners’ imagination by having lots of creative guests – this past year, I’ve talked to theatre artists Émilie Monnet, Alison Darcy and Cat Kidd, activists / artists / curators Stefan Christoff, John W. Stuart and Kevin Yuen-Kit Lo, video artist and activist John Greyson, performance artists Victoria Stanton, Amalie Atkins, Janine Eisenaecher and Laura Margita, musicians Elwood Epps, Malcolm Goldstein, Christian Richer, Kathy Kennedy, Jahsun of Kalmunity Vibe Collective, Jean Smith and David Lester of Mecca Normal, Brahja Waldman and Kyra Shaughnessy, and poets and writers like Ian Ferrier, Moe Clark, Gail Scott, Carolyn Marie Souaid, Endre Farkas, Moheb Soliman, Jane Gabriels and Kaie Kellough. I also recorded and broadcast excerpts from a Concordia University Master Class delivered by two major poets, United States of Poetry producer Bob Holman and co-founder of the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics Anne Waldman.
If you’ve ever listened to one of my shows, please consider pledging some cash during my funding drive radio show. It happens on October 25, from 12 to 2 p.m. Call the PLEDGE LINE during my show, 514-907-9424, and talk to the friendly people at CKUT.
OR consider pledging on-line. Go to www.ckut.ca and click on ‘make a pledge.’
SPECIAL GIFTS OFFERED ON THE KITCHEN BANG BANG LAW!
Besides all the remarkable gifts available from CKUT for your pledge (which you can see here http://ckut.ca/funding/node/3), for listeners of The Kitchen Bang Bang Law, I’m offering a special selection of vinyl LPs, CDs (and even a VHS tape!) from this year’s crate-digging. There’s folk, punk, rock, jazz … something for everyone! (None of the LPs are current reissues, they’re all from back in the day.)
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – Live /`1975-1985 (5xLP box set) for a $30.00 pledge
Buzzcocks – A Different Kind Of Tension (LP) for a $15.00 pledge
Joan Jett – Bad Reputation (LP) for a $15.00 pledge
Elton John – Madman Across The Water (original textured LP gatefold sleeve with booklet) for a $25.00 pledge
Elton John – Tumbleweed Connection (original textured LP gatefold sleeve with booklet) for a $25.00 pledge
Jean Michel Jarre – Equinox (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
Jean Michel Jarre – Oxygene (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
Laurie Anderson – Big Science (LP) for a $20.00 pledge
Vangelis – China (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
Style Council – The Cost of Living (2xEP gatefold) for a $20.00 pledge
The Teardrop Explodes – Wilder (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
Paul Horn – Inside The Great Pyramid (2xLP gatefold with insert) for a $25.00 pledge
Eurhythmics – Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This) (LP, Mexican pressing) for a $15.00 pledge
Joni Mitchell – Hejira (LP gatefold) for a $20.00 pledge
Judy Collins – Who Knows Where The Time Goes (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge
Carole King – Tapestry (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge
10cc – The Original Soundtrack (LP gatefold) for a $10.00 pledge
Stanley Turrentine – The Man With The Sad Face (LP) for a $10.00 pledge
Gene Krupa – Big Noise From Winnetka (Japanese CD re-issue with replica LP sleeve) for a $20.00 pledge
Bauhaus – Shadows and Light music video compilation (VHS) for a $10.00 pledge