Thursday, May 03, 2007
CKUA: Ten Years After The Privatization Putsch
CKUA the Alberta non profit public radio station is doing it's annual spring fund raiser.
CKUA is celebrating the tenth anniversary of the attempted privatization putsch that led to the closing of the station resulting in mass public protests and activism that got it back on the air. See my The End of Public ACCESS
That was the first ever fund raiser for the formally publicly funded station. And it has been going ever since.
It was begun eighty years ago in 1927 as a public broadcaster, founded as University of Alberta Radio. Today that tradition of public community broadcasting remains on campuses across Canada, including CJSR at the U of A.
Both stations now do annual fund raisers and for Canadians these are charitable tax write offs.
If you are an Albertan the government has increased the value of charitable donations as tax write offs in their last budget, " The charitable donations tax credit will almost double to 21 per cent.",as has the Federal Conservatives.
So dig deep and donate, and save yourself some taxes and support damn fine radio.
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