CKXU Station manager Aaron Trozzo literally put his ass on the line to help University of Lethbridge based community radio station not only achieve, but exceed this year’s FUNDrive goal of $20,000 by earning $21,545 in pledges from 245 donors not including donations and admission from several special events.
Literally because among the innovative incentives given by on-air personalities throughout the week including home made bookmarks, art, toques, cooking, videotapes, a polaroid camera, curbside recycling for a year and fresh eggs, Trozzo and the other station executives promised to wear Prince style butt-less chaps during CKXU’s wind up party of local bands performing Prince covers.
“This is amazing,” Trozzo said after his set, still wearing his Prince pants.
“ We’re pleased to be part of this community,” he said adding he appreciates the support of the community members for not only the pledges themselves, but for donations in kind and for attending the events and the hard work of their volunteers.
CKXU had a big party at SAAG for Friends card members ( a card which allows discounts at 40 local businesses, the Owl Acoustic Lounge’s afternoon family jam on March 21 , a free party at the University of Lethbridge at the Zoo in the University of Lethbridge Student’s Union Building featuring Calgary based Latin Fusion band the Uno Band plus local rapper Pzeudo and the Acoustic Rhymers.