CFBX Record Fair enters fifth year

Courtney Dickson, Contributor Ω

Steve Marlow, programming coordinator for CFBX, takes a break from volunteering to browse some merchandise at last year’s Record Fair. – Photo by Samantha Garvey

Think your bedroom is messy? You should check out House 8 where campus community radio station CFBX resides. Hundreds of records cover the floor and couches as The X prepares for its annual record sale.

CFBX will be hosting its fifth-annual record sale on Oct. 28 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Sahali Mall. Admission is two dollars per person and there will be up to 200 door prizes for people in attendance.

Profits from admission and sales at the CFBX table will go towards equipment upgrades and repairs for the radio station.

As of Oct. 19 there were 36 confirmed vendors attending the sale this year.

Last year, 30 vendors and upwards of 200 buyers attended the event where $1,000 was raised in support of CFBX.

In 2011 the event was held in the Terrace at the Campus Activity Centre. According to Brian Saunderson, a volunteer at CFBX for 10 years, they needed to change locations to accommodate the growing number of vendors and buyers. The new location will also provide better parking and will be easier to access for those unfamiliar with TRU campus.

Though the majority of the sale is dedicated to old vinyl, music equipment including instruments and turntables, CDs and memorabilia will also be available for purchase.

Steve Marlow, programming coordinator since 2000, is busy preparing for the sale, but is looking forward to it.

The long-term goal for CFBX is to relocate the station’s transmitter to higher ground in an effort to improve broadcasts. Marlow said this will cost thousands of dollars, but they hope to achieve this through fundraising.

Saunderson, who has coordinated the record sale since it was first established, said he has stayed at CFBX for so long because “it is such a rewarding hobby.” He hosts an alternative country music show called “Hurtin’ For Real” on Fridays at 8 a.m. and Sundays at 10 a.m.

There are approximately 80 volunteers working at the station right now.

CFBX plans to host more fundraising events throughout the year.

There are still vendor tables left to purchase for the event. The cost of a table is $25. For more information about this visit thex.ca.