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CKXU has a lot of fun for FUNDrive to “Fund the Freq”

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University of Lethbridge based community radio station CKXU was out in the community even more than usual with a variety of events as part of their Nicole Hembroff playing violin with Love Hertz as  part of  FunDrive wrap up party Freq Mod, March 25. Photo by Richard Ameryannual FunDrive fundraising week, March 18-25.

This year’s  Fun Drive came very close to reaching $30,000 goal by raising a total of $24,525 when phone lines closed at 6 p.m., March 25, but more donations are coming in.

 One of the highlights was The Tuneful Tangle, Saturday afternoon, March 19. The Tuneful Tangle is a brand new band wars  style event sponsored by CKXU, The Lethbridge Girls Rock Camp and the Lethbridge Boys and Girls Club  designed to support  young high school bands.

 A variety of bands and solo artisDiversified at CKXU'sTuneful Tangle, March 19. Photo by Richard Ameryts performed throughout the afternoon at Attainable Records.

 I stopped by to hear a few acts including Charlie Silver and River Stone who sang a short set of songs a cappella.
 The winners get to play some pretty high profile gigs this year.
Singer songwriter Gray will play Love and Records in September, CKXU’s sixth annual record fair and outCarla and Drea dance while on the air taking pledges. Photo by Richard Amerydoor festival in Galt Gardens.

 I caught the last set of the afternoon from Diversified  — a  group of Grade 9  students  who played a set of country including  Johnny Cash’s  “Folsom Prison Blues,” and modern pop hits. They will be a perfect fit for this year’s Canada Day celebrations.

The CKXU kickoff party at SAAG, March 18. Photo by Richard Amery
 I missed the heavier acts who began the afternoon. However rock/ pop/punk trip  Living an Eon earned a slot at this year’s Electric Eye Festival in May. And tech death metal duo An Aether of Pestilence earned a live audio/ video performance on CKXU.

— By Richard Amery, L.A. Beat Editor
Last Updated ( Friday, 06 May 2016 10:01 )  
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