Please donate to THE TERRORDOME

Yes, it’s FunDrive 2005, and as a news and music programmer since 1989 DJ I’m charged with seeking out real support for our excellent station. And for the first time in a long time, CJSR is a registered charity, so you will get a tax-receipt for your donation!

Please read below on:

WHY YOU SHOULD HELP
HOW YOU CAN HELP


If you can help, please email me. But best of all, please call Wednesday between 6 and 7 pm Mountain Time at 780-492-CJSR (but if you’re planning to do that, please email me in advance so I know).


1. HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD HELP:

CJSR is the only campus-community station in Edmonton. Nearly all our broadcasters (including me) are volunteers. Almost 150 of us donate our time to keep CJSR on air 24 hours a day, 365 days per year, bringing you news, politics, culture and music from around the world. Unlike commercial stations, DJs at CJSR choose their own music--they’re not given orders by a program director to shill for the corporate monsters of Big Music.

Personally, I’ve given sixteen years of my life to community broadcasting through CJSR. My news programme The Terrordome has won a national award for its coverage of Africentric and international pro-democracy issues. I’ve broadcast my own interviews with

Political activists, analysts and authors:
Ralph Nader
Noam Chomsky
A. Peter Bailey (colleague of Malcolm X; co-founder of the Organisation of Afro-American Unity)
Scott Taylor (Esprit de Corps Magazine)
Janine Jackson of FAIR-CounterSpin
Maude Barlow of the Council of Canadians
Nafeez Ahmed (The War on Freedom: How and Why America was Attacked September 11)
Duart Farquharson (former Southam editor)
John Judge
Cecil Foster (A Place Called Heaven, Distorted Mirror: Canada's Racist Face), and more...

Historians:
Karl Evanzz (The Judas Factor: The Plot to Kill Malcolm X)
Martin Bernal (Black Athena: The Afro-Asiatic Roots of Classical Civilisation)
Richard Poe (Black Spark, White Fire: Did African Explorers Civilise Ancient Europe?), and more....

Novelists, poets, and film-makers:
George Elliot Clarke (Whylah Falls)
Nalo Hopkinson (Brown Girl in the Ring)
Austin Clarke (The Polished Hoe)
Shani Mootoo (He Drown She in the Sea)
Steven Barnes (Lion’s Blood)
Ernest Dickerson (Juice, Never Die Alone (director); Malcolm X, The Brother From Another Planet (cinematographer))
Tom Fontana (Oz, Homicide, St. Elsewhere)
Peter Raymont (Romeo D’Allaire: Shake Hands With the Devil), and more...

Musicians:
Chuck D. (Public Enemy)
Hugh Masekela
Gil Scott-Heron
Michael Franti (Spearhead)
Ice-T
Professor Griff
(Public Enemy)
The Dream Warriors,
Digable Planets, among many others

I’ve done features on the Zapatista rebellion, extended coverage on 9-11 and the US war on Iraq, the life and career of Malcolm X, the significance of the Congo War, the famine in Ethiopia, the trade in blood diamonds, and far, far more.

In addition, I’ve broadcast speeches by, interviews with and discussions about Michael Eric Dyson, Al Sharpton, Edward Said, Tariq Ali, Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Ali Mazrui, Angela Davis, Bobby Seale, Louis Farrakhan, Manning Marable, Langston Hughes, Walter Mosley, Njabulo Ndebele, Toni Morrison and many more.


2. HERE’S HOW YOU CAN HELP:

The best, best, best way is to call in WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5, between 6 and 7 pm at 492-2577 (492-CJSR) during the FunDrive. The reason I ask you to call then is that support during my show tells the station management listeners appreciate what I broadcast, and support its continuation on-air.

However, if you won’t be available then, you can email me back with the dollar amount with which you’ll support our work. You can also make your donation on www.cjsr.com during the radio show (6-7 pm Wednesday Mountain Time).

Any amount is appreciated, and if you like, you can spread your donation over installments (for instance, $5 or $10 per month for 6 or 12 months).

Hotep! Support independent, Africentric radio!

Minister Faust

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