Sustaining Donor Goal for 2019–2020.

CHLY 101.7FM depends on the generous donors of our listeners and supporters. In 2018 we raised roughly $27,000 for the year. In 2019, we’d like to raise at least $30,000. By the end of 2020, our big ambitious goal is to have 1000 Sustaining Donors at $5+/month or more. That’s at least $60,000 per year. With that financial support, we could deliver even more fantastic, high quality shows and programming to you the listener.

Join CHLY as a Sustaining Donor.

Be one of the 500 sustaining donors we want to sign up by the end of 2019!


Why monthly sustaining donations?

  • Because they are more convenient and way easier to commit to than a lump sum one-time donation.

  • You make a regular sustaining impact at CHLY that allows us to grow, improve and better serve our listeners, student body and community.

  • Because you get automatic and exclusive entry to special ticket giveaways for shows in Nanaimo and festivals on the coast.

  • Because we have awesome giving incentives + prizes to give away.

But what about one time donations?

We absolutely still accept one time donations online and offline. Click the button below to make your donation online.
Send cheques made out to “CHLY 101.7FM to the Radio Malaspina Society #2—34 Victoria Cres. Nanaimo, BC Canada V9R 5B8.


What we want to do with that money:

  • Ensure that our ongoing projects are sustainable:

    • Keep our workshop series going after the grant that funded it is wrapped up.

    • Ensure that we have money to run subsequent summer radio camps.

    • Equipment purchases for our podcasting project.

  • Put us in a position to build up a strategic fund for future opportunities, like a new home for the station in the next 2-5 years.

  • Raise current core staff up to consistent full time hours. We can only afford part time hours for most of our staff right now.

  • Hire more students. We are a campus community radio station after all.

  • Purchase remote broadcast equipment for live events and festivals.

  • Potentially explore other content delivery options like video live streaming for shows.

  • Organize more events on the campus at VIU, in Nanaimo and broadcast community.

  • Send our staff and volunteers to future NCRA conference for training workshops.

  • Ongoing financial security for CHLY!

What we HAVE DONE with that money in 2018 + 2019:

  • Hired an Executive Director at a living wage to administer CHLY, and gave our Program Coordinator a well deserved raise to a living wage. We also hired a student as a Station Assistant over the summer of 2018 with money from donors and Canada summer Jobs.

  • Purchased six sets of SONY MDR-7506 Professional Dynamic Studio Headphones for our recording booth and recording interviews in the field.

  • Purchased six ZOOM H1n Handy Records for our staff, volunteers, and upcoming Summer Radio Camp for Youths!

  • Replaced our professional grade CD decks for the studio.

  • Replaced our studio computer after it died over the summer of 2018.

  • Purchased an external sound card for the new studio computer.

  • Upgraded our logging system to Spinitron for more accurate logging and tracking. Spinitron also makes it way possible for you to know what you’re listening to while streaming us online! Radio Rethink’s Airpocket Player makes this possible.