Sixth annual record fair for CFBX

Stock up on music while supporting the campus radio station

Alexis Stockford, Contributor Ω

Brant Zwicker, station manager for CFBX, takes a break from volunteering to browse some merchandise at the 2011 record fair. Samantha Garvey/The Omega

Brant Zwicker, station manager for CFBX, takes a break from volunteering to browse some merchandise at the 2011 record fair. Samantha Garvey/The Omega

The campus radio station has been busy preparing for their sixth annual fundraiser. CFBX’s (The X) Record Fair will be held Sunday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Sahali Mall. Admission to the fair will be $2.

For the last five years, TRU’s campus radio station has held the fair that has provided Kamloops with classic vinyl records, tapes, CDs, instruments, memorabilia and a mix of music-related collectibles. Organizers are happy to be putting on the event again this year, and they’re expecting it to be bigger and better than ever.

The record fair is The X’s biggest fundraiser of the year. It took about six months of planning and 30 to 40 volunteers to get things moving.

Last year, the sale brought in a record amount of over $2,000 with over 200 people attending.

This will be the fair’s second year at Sahali Mall. It was moved off-campus last year due to growing attendance.

According to CFBX programming coordinator Steve Marlow, that’s a record they’re hoping to break this year. More than 40 vendors have already been confirmed, which is how many attended in total last year.

Marlow said that anyone who shows up and pays their admission can expect to win at least one door prize. The station has received donations of new vinyl records, music download cards, stickers, posters, guitar picks and other assorted memorabilia.

“We don’t have a record store, per se, in Kamloops anymore, so this is the only place you’re going to be able to buy quality used music,” Marlow said. “Plus, it’s a lot of fun.”

Money raised through admission and sales from the station’s table will be used for the daily operations, equipment and maintenance of the station.

Music-related donations are also appreciated and should be dropped off at House 8 on the TRU campus behind the Campus Activity Centre. For more information, visit the station’s website at www.thex.ca.