Okay, I realize I’m going to sound ‘fundraiser’ happy, but a good cause is worth supporting. Tonight the CIUT radio show Equalizing the Distort, is organizing an all ages punk/hardcore show, for the station’s funding drive. As a fifteen year vet of campus/community radio I have to tell you that a funding drive is possibly the most important time of year for stations like CIUT, CKLN and CHRY. As a U of T student I can pretty much guarantee you that the amount of levy money they get from my tuition can’t keep a station running and that’s why funding drives happen.
Tonight’s show is all ages, it features such bands as: CAREER SUICIDE, ENDLESS BLOCKADE, TERMINAL STATE, THE BAYONETTES and SAIGON DISTRESS SIGNAL.
It’s happening at Adrift Skate park 288 Augusta Ave. and it’s going to be good.
My friend Stephe is one of the hosts of Equalizing the Distort. When I was in high school and first started doing radio, Stephe was like a hero to me (he’ll hate me for saying that, but it’s true, so tough), and I credit people like him for teaching me the value of campus/community stations. If you’ve never listened before they’re worth checking out, if you have then you know they are worth supporting. While it was a sad day when Stephe defected from CHRY to CIUT, he’s still doing a great radio show, CIUT’s a great radio station and it’ll be nice to share the love.
Oh yeah, if the TTC strike goes ahead as planned, you might want to get out of the house and enjoy the public transit.