Thursday, 8 November 2018

Make CIUT Great Again!

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Yes it's CIUT's Spring Membership Funding Drive again. You know; that time of year when we go to you our faithful listeners to ask for your support for another year. It's been a hectic one as we had to do extensive renovations after U of T took over some of our office space, library and a studio, but you may not have noticed as listeners because we managed to say one air through the whole thing. But there's always more improvements we need to do. Thus the money we raise all goes right back into the station, and there's always something that needs fixing or replacing. So it's back to work. CIUT 89.5fm is Toronto's listener supported community radio station. We have a unique blend of music, news, talk and arts programming not to be found any where else on the dial. All brought by volunteers with very few paid ads for more rock less talk.

My show;"Moondog's Ballroom" Tuesdays at 5pm brings the Punk, Rockabilly,Surf, Garage, Psyche, Blues, Honky Tonk, Swing, Gospel, Ska and various combinations thereof from the 1940's, 50's, 60's to today. Including some stuff rarely if ever played on the radio. I've also done live sessions with The Vibrators, Robyn Hitchcock, BB Guns, Split Lip Rayfield, CATL, Speaking Tongues, Fruitbats, Bela Clava, Three Blue Teardrops, Blue Demons, Maximum RnR, B-17 and more for unique recordings, with more planned for the future.


That's where you, our faithful listeners come in.
Just cuz CIUT has very few paid ads doesn't mean we have no costs. We have to pay for the equipment, a small paid staff and our transmitter, and we are hoping to buy a new one to improve our signal. But we need you to become members of CIUT and show your support.

Here's the drill;
1. Listen in to "Moondog's Ballroom" Tuesday May 7 at 5pm
2. Phone 416-946-7800 or go online to our secure server at
3. Make a pledge of $50 to my show and become a member of CIUT
4. Become one of the Cool Kids!


It's just that easy!
And as an added incentive all those who become make a pledge and become a member are added to our grand prize draw which this year includes a trip for two to Dubrovnik, Croatia on the sunny Adriatic!
Speaking of prize goodies I also have a collection of ticket giveaways unique to my show.
If you can't tune in for Tuesday May 7 no worries, you can always go to our website at and sign up online, or contact me.
And speaking of Cool Kids; For a pledge of $60 to my show, You, yes You, can host "Moondog's Ballroom" for an entire hour! You can choose the music, invite a guest and be DJ for a day. If you have a band you can even play your own stuff, or even do a live acoustic set. You bring the tunes and we'll bring the 15,000 watts of power.
This Tuesday May 7 at 5pm; Tune in, Listen in, Phone in and Join up.

Besides our onair broadcast you can still hear us @;
online at
iTunes Radio
TuneIn Radio Phone App
Rogers Digital Cable - Channel 946
Bell Fibe - Channel 970
Star Choice Satellite Channel - Channel 826


Thanks Again as always!