Fund Drive 2018 Rewards!

Fund Drive 2018 is running from March 3rd to March 10th!  When you donate, you'll receive one of these great rewards: Donate $10 and get access to our online 2018 Fund Drive playlist! Donate $50 and get a CILU t-shirt! And for every $25 you donate to this year's Fund Drive, you will receive one entry to our grand prize draw.  This year's draw is valued at over $400, and includes passes to the Red Rock Folk Fest, Thunder Bay Blues Fest, Magnus Theatre Tickets and more! And don't for...
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Fund Drive 2018 Events!

CILU’s 2018 Fund Drive is coming up fast!  This year’s Fund Drive runs from March 3rd to March 10th. Here’s where you’ll find us throughout the week: Saturday, March 3rd - The Country Market. Come and meet some programmers! We'll be at the market from 9am-1pm. Saturday, March 3rd - Intercity Mall.  Come and meet some programmers! We'll be at the mall from 10am-5pm. Saturday, March 10th - The Country Market.  We'll be back at the market from 9am-1pm. Friday, March 23rd - LU Radio Tr...
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Fund Drive 2017 Perks!

This year we decided to run the online portion of Fund Drive through both Indiegogo and Patreon. The Indiegogo page will run until midnight on March 4th; that's where you'll be able to make one-time only pledges.  The Patreon page will be available all year; that's where you'll be able to make monthly pledges. We ran into a slight issue with Patreon while setting our reward levels - Patreon only lets you set pledge levels in full dollar amounts.  That didn't work with most of our perk levels bec...
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Fund Drive 2017 Mix CDs!

CILU's annual Fund Drive is starting this Saturday, February 25th! To thank our listeners who call in and pledge, we offer “incentives,” which include CILU swag as well as other special items. Many of our pledge levels include one or more mix CDs featuring favourite songs by our programmers.  Here's the list of mixes for you to choose from if you donate $20 or more during #FundDrive2017: Dan Allen Show The Flyest 2.0 How Blue L.U. HyperSpace Jukebox Lipstick & Leather Liv...
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Fund Drive 2017 Events!

CILU's 2017 Fund Drive is coming up fast!  This year's Fund Drive runs from February 25th to March 3rd, with our Wrap Party on March 4th. We've got lots of great events planned - here's where you'll find us throughout the week: Saturday, February 25th - CILU at the Country Market. 8am-1pm. Come meet some programmers and check out the Fund Drive swag in person. Saturday, February 25th  – Fund Drive Kick-Off Party at New Day Records! There will be DJ’s spinning great music all day and into...
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3 New Artistic Music Videos from Oh Pep!, Lonesome Shack, and Andy Shauf

Today I've found three rather artistic music videos, "Doctor Doctor" by Oh Pep!, "True Vine" by Lonesome Shack, and "The Magician" by Andy Shauf. Oh Pep! - "Doctor Doctor" Have you seen Sleeping Giant, the film that was shot locally here in and around Thunder Bay? Australian duo Oh Pep's new video, "Doctor Doctor" really made me think of the kids from the movie, just with the way these two are having fun and doing whatever the heck they want. If you've seen Sleeping Giant, do you agree? "Do...
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3 New Music Videos That Tell Visual Stories from Rel McCoy, Braids, and Metronomy

Today I found three videos that tell some great visual stories. Rel McCoy - "Gas Money" Here's Toronto rapper Rel McCoy (aka Relic)'s "Gas Money" from his new album of the same name.  The video bills itself as one-part Transporter, one part Pulp Fiction; I'll let you be the judge of how accurate that is. "Gas Money" stars Miss Universe Canada National Finalist Moni Ogunsuyi and Rel as a driver for hire in the quest for Gas Money. Producer Lancecape is also given a guest appearance; he performs...
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3 New Music Videos Showcasing the Power of Dance from Highs, Tzlil, and Runkus

Today I've got some new music videos from Highs, Tzlil, and Runkus. From the ballet in Highs' "I Do, Do You?" to the highly informal moves featured in Runkus' "Move Yuh Feet," these three videos really celebrate the power of dance. Highs - "I Do, Do You?" First up is Toronto's Highs, bringing us "I Do, Do You?" This video features a variety of female dancers who are mostly ballerinas, although there's a really well shot segment from about 3mins, 17 seconds in with the lady in white (I want to ...
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Hip Hop Messages from Unit Live and Alpha Faktion

Today I've got two hip hop songs for you with messages. Unit Live - "Hometown" First up is Unit Live's "Hometown." This video is from a few months ago, but I wanted to share it because the song was recently remixed and dedicated to the people affected by the wildfires at Fort McMurray. Warning: they swear a bit in this song. Alpha Faktion - "Creative Control" Here's New York rap trio Alpha Faktion with "Creative Control." This is the lead single off their upcoming album, Creative Cont...
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