So Why monthly sustaining donations?

  • Because they are more convenient and way easier to commit to than a 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 specifically for this Spring Fund Drive.

What we want to do with that money:

  • Hire additional staff to coordinate student and community volunteers, improve programming and help make CHLY even better in 2018.
  • Upgrade our headphones in the recording booth.
  • Set the groundwork for hiring a News CoordinatorMusic CoordinatorPodcast Coordinator and maybe more in 2019 if not sooner.
  • 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.
  • Ensure financial security for CHLY this year and beyond.

Make a Sustaining Donation

Make a One-time Donation


  1. Call us at (250) 716-3410 to make a donation over the phone with a credit card or debit card.
  2. Pay in cash, credit or cheque at the station during office hours. 
    (MON–FRI, 9AM–2PM)
  3. Mail a cheque, or a years worth of post-dated cheques to: 
    CHLY 101.7FM / Radio Malaspina Society
    #2, 34 Victoria Cres
    Nanaimo BC V9R 5B8
  4. Set up an automatic bank withdrawl with CHLY with your bank or credit union. Email for more information.

    NOTE: Cheques must be made out to the Radio Malaspina Society. Please include your first name, last name, home address email address and phone number.

Giving Incentives

CHLY offers great giving incentives items to its donors as a thank you for their gift. Items are ordered within a month of our Fund Drive if we don't already have the item in stock. All Sustaining Donations and One Time Donations over $60 get you a special 'People of CHLY' pin as well as a 'Friends of CHLY' card (still in the works), which will get you access to discounts and/or special offers from Supporting Partners of CHLY. 

$5/month ($60 ONE-TIME)OUR Handy COTTON tote

Your donation gets you our handy cotton tote. Show off how much you support independent media while you shop for groceries at your local farmers market or grocery store of choice.

$5/month ($60 ONE-TIME)An enamel Pin

A gold-back hard enamel CHLY logo pin equally at home on your jacket lapel, or on a jean jacket with sewn on patches, and buttons being for or against something. Go sports team! Go community! Protect our coast, etc!

$5/month ($60 ONE-TIME)A Logo patch

Made for us by local embroidery shop Threadscape, this awesome logo patch can be ironed on at your convenience, or sewed on with determination. Put it on your aformentioned jean jacket, hockey jersey, or maybe your backpack while out on an adventure.

$10/month ($120 ONE-TIME)—OUR CHLY T-SHIRT (or baseball TEE)

Your donation gets you a CHLY t-shirt with our logo on the front. Keep up your sustaining donation and in 2018 we will be introducing limited edition art t-shirts by local artists.

$15/month ($180 ONE-TIME)—Our CHLY Hoody.

Your donation gets you a fleecy American Apparel zip hoodie with a little CHLY logo on the front chest, and a big CHLY logo on the back. Standard issue colour  in dark slate grey, but we can do custom colours.

$15/month ($180 ONE-TIME)OUR CHLY T-SHIRT + Tote Bag

Your donation gets you both a aforementioned shirt or baseball tee, as well as a tote to carry it in.

$20/month ($240 ONE-TIME)—The Double Combo

Your donation gets you the hoody and a tote to carry it in. 

$30/month ($350 ONE-TIME)—The Triple Combo

Get the hoody, the shirt, the tote, pins, stickers, and maybe more.

$50/month ($600 one-Time)—Royale with Cheese

Get the hoody, the shirt, tote, pins, stickers, and EVERYBODY who made a donation gets something special.

Kind words from our Donors