WINNIPEG, MB. - CJNU 93.7FM is Winnipeg’s only English language community radio station. A not-for-profit cooperative founded by a group of retired radio professionals in 2006, and with roots stretching back to 1995, Nostalgia Radio has been broadcasting consistently for 11 years and counting, delivering ‘the music and the message’. The co-op has around 1,200 members. At $40 a year, it’s a real deal.
From October 26th-29th, CJNU held its Fourth Annual Pledge Weekend – a celebration of everything the radio station is, does, and can be and the one time during the year when the community is asked to give back to ‘the little station that could’.
CJNU is still on the air largely thanks to direct listener support – and that support has been truly overwhelming. At its Pledge drive the last week in October, the station raised $44,237.
A team of over 100 volunteers – from the board of directors, to the voices you hear on the air – work to produce 16 hours of locally originated programming featuring the smoothest nostalgic music recorded over the last century. CJNU also brings information on the many charities, not-for-profit organizations and community groups in Winnipeg that may otherwise get little or no media coverage.
CJNU has always worked hard to ‘accentuate the positive’, by being a distinct and different voice and sound at the heart of the Winnipeg community, with intergenerational programming that targets the “generally underserved 50 plus population”. That line is written into our license from the CRTC! It’s a radio station which is run very differently to the others on the dial – powered almost entirely by those volunteers, and running limited advertising for local businesses.
If you still wish to make a contribution, we will continue to accept donations via our website at CJNU.ca. You can also become a member of our co-op, and take ownership in CJNU!
Adam Glynn for The Manitoba Post
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Adam Glynn is station manager for CJNU.