Via the halifaxlocals forum comes news that CKDU’s annual funding drive came up short. That could mean for some tough times ahead.

The spoils of its funding drive already account for roughly one-third of its budget. And the station drained its savings this year to buy a new transmitter, antennae and other equipment to increase its output power from 33 to 3,200 watts. Staff wages were increased from $9.65 to $12 per hour to be more in step with national standards and the stations’ student levy is down due to a drop in enrolment.

CKDU is home to some really great programming, like like Popped Culture, Let’s Get Baked, Smart Patrol, and The Rose Parade.

So honour your pledges. Please.