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The 95bFM Bombathon

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$51,977 of $45,000 goal

Given by 621 generous donors in 2 weeks

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Your favourite radio station needs your help to raise $45k, do bigger & better things, and to nourish our community of independent thinkers.

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Over its 45-year history, bFM has infiltrated itself into a unique place in the broadcasting spectrum. Nourishing a community of independent thinkers, providing a home for the best music and culture we have to offer, and sending some of New Zealand’s most original and non-crap broadcasters out into jobs where they may finally be able to afford rent.

It’s a legacy that has survived spoiler stations, network radio clout, changing media consumption habits, and the odd own-goal; through our resolute attitude to independence, authenticity, creativity, and the fierce support of a loyal community.

Back in the early 90s before crowdfunding was a thing, that community put their money where their mouths were during weekend pledge-drive campaigns called Bombathons. Once again, bFM calls out to the believers as we bring back the Bombathon to help build the foundation for our next 45 years.

From Monday November 16 to Sunday November 22, bFM’s Bombathon will be a non-stop carnival of broadcasting mayhem, including the live Breakfast Bus each weekday, specialist show outside broadcasts, gold archive moments replayed, live-to-air bands live streamed, special guests and alumni, a Friday night video telethon and on Saturday a special party at Real Groovy Records to release a limited edition 45RPM 12” LP of Darcy Clay’s Jesus I Was Evil with some original band members and special guest vocalists performing cover tributes.

All on-air and off-air activity will be to drive contributions to this Givealittle page in an effort to help fund our growth into digital, better equipment for our volunteers, plus other sexy equipment in need of replacement such as a UPS, Axia node, a lick or two of paint, an FM Exciter and maybe even a second toilet.

We’ve contributed a huge amount to Auckland’s broadcasting, music and arts cultures over the decades, all while operating under the restrictions of a semi-commercial broadcasting licence, and a creative policy that puts authenticity and independence above commercial pressures.

We’re appealing to the community who share our values to help us feed a community of independent thinkers to help shape a more interested and interesting Tamaki Makaurau. It's a hand up for our future, not a hand out for our present

Open your wallets, catch the pay wave, transfer the funds, you can even put the cheque in the mail. We don't mind how you donate, and neither does the IRD, because as a charitable trust it’s all tax deductible.


Latest donations

  • Aimee Ralfini –> Andrew McLeod

    Aimee Ralfini –> Andrew McLeod on 27 Nov 2015

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    For the beautiful Andrew McLeod prints please. Yay!

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  • Shona, s_ladyhawk (tm)

    Shona, s_ladyhawk (tm) on 26 Nov 2015

    $96

    Love you bfm, thanks for making my life better for 18yrs. Tu Meke! Thanks Andrew Mcleod too, yay!

    $96

  • Guest Donor

    Guest Donor on 26 Nov 2015

    $50

    $50

  • tripodtim

    tripodtim on 26 Nov 2015

    $99

    yay, got Andrew McLeod ART

    $99

  • James, akcarnival, Trademe

    James, akcarnival, Trademe on 26 Nov 2015

    Private

    Thanks for the great art! Ref: Andrew McLeod

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Campus Radio bFM Limited is registered with Charities Services and has Donee Status for IRD Purposes. The sole shareholder of bFM is the AUSA Media Trust which in turn is owned by the Auckland University Students Association Inc.

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“Let the Bombathon commence!!”
“Auckland would be a very sad place without bFM. Keep us interesting and interested for another 45 years!!!!”
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