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 because the monthly subscriptions don’t work out to a full dollar amount. So if you decide to pledge on Patreon, the amounts for most of the perks don’t work out to the same amount that they are on Indiegogo. We set them to the dollar amount that would put them as close to the Indiegogo levels as possible.
As always, our Thunder Bay listeners are not limited to using the Indiegogo and Patreon pages; if you would prefer to make a cash donation, feel free to stop by the station, or hit us up at one of our Fund Drive events! You can also call us at 807-343-8881 to pledge your donation over the phone!
Please note: our online fundraisers are in USD this year. We have tried to reflect the currency exchange in our prices where possible. We apologize for this inconvenience!
So here are our 2017 Fund Drive Perks in:
- FRIEND – $5CAD – Maybe you don’t want any swag, you just want to help us out, and that is awesome! Thank you!
- ACTIVE LISTENER – Mix CD – $20 – Many of our programmers have made mixes of some of their favourite songs for you, our supporters – you choose the mix you want from the list. Not available on Patreon.
- ALLY – 3 mixes – $50 CAD, $40USD – Three mixes of your choice from the list. Not available on Patreon.
- SIGNAL BOOSTER* – CILU toque or pint glass, 2 mixes – $75 CAD, $60 USD – Manufactured just for us in Cloquet, Minnesota, these fashionable blue, white and yellow toques will keep your noggin warm through the coldest of TBay winters! Plus, you get two mixes from the list. (Subscription is $5.00/month on Patreon – in USD)
- 102.7 AMPLIFIER* – CILU logo shirt, 3 mixes – $100 CAD, $75 USD – A brand new radio logo, designed by Laura Paxton and screen-printed in Thunder Bay. Available in mens and ladies fits, size small to XL (ladies). Plus, you get three mixes from the list. (Subscription is $7.00/month on Patreon – in USD)
- RADIO STAR* – CILU logo long sleeve shirt, 3 mixes – $150 CAD, $110 USD – Broadcast your love of homegrown radio to the world with a long sleeve t-shirt. Simple and stylish. Designed and printed in Thunder Bay, available in size small to XL. Plus, you get three mixes from the list. (Subscription is $13.00/month)
- HOMEGROWN HERO* – Custom Leah Morningstar Drawing, plus three mixes – $200 CAD, $150 USD – Local Artist Leah Morningstar will personally draw your favourite pop culture icon! (Subscription is $13.00/month on Patreon – in USD)
- BFF* – CILU long sleeve, CILU t-shrit, and three mixes – $300 CAD, $225 USD – Get one of each of the 2016 Fund Drive shirts! Plus, you pick three mixes from the list. (Subscription is $19.00/month on Patreon – in USD)
- $300 – Wiggins Golden Ticket* – Your ticket allows you and one friend admission to all Wiggins Productions shows for one year* (April 1st 2017-March 31st 2018). You also get the awesome radio tower t-shirt! *Excludes charity fundraisers – only 1 available on Patreon for $19.00USD/month!
- $300 – Black Pirates admission for a year* – Your name goes on a plaque on the wall at Black Pirates Pub for one year, giving you and one guest free admission to all Black Pirates Pub shows for that year* (April 1st 2017 to March 31st 2018). You also get the awesome radio tower t-shirt. *Excludes charity fundraisers – only 1 available on Patreon for $19.00USD/month!
$500 – Your Song* – Ever have someone write a song for you? Here’s your chance to experience the love. Local singer/songwriter Emily Kohne will write and record a song for you! You are then invited to debut Your Song on our Wednesday show Live and Local. O nly 1 available on Patreon for $32.00USD/month!
- $500 – Your Event – Private Concert at new Day* – Ryan MacDonald of The Honest Heart Collective agreed to perform an ‘intimate and interactive’ show for you and ten friends at New Day Records & Accessories. New Day will arrange catering from The Sovereign Room for the event. Only 1 available on Patreon for $32.00USD/month!
- $750 – Your Band – Private House Concert* – CILU will bring an acoustic concert to your home, featuring one of Thunder Bay’s best folk/rock groups, Greenbank! CILU will provide the music and light refreshments, you bring the guests. A beautiful, intimate evening your friends and family will not soon forget! Only 1 available on Patreon for $47.00USD/month!
*Supporters who pay monthly at the Signal Booster ($75 CAD/$60 USD)+ levels also receive extra benefits, such as freebies at station music sales, and 10% off of record purchases at New Day Records.*