Akwesasne ~ As reflected in the 2017-2018 annual audit, CKON is currently operating under a large financial deficit. With significant drops in bingo card sales revenue and advertising revenue, CKON finds it necessary to take steps to increase revenues in order to maintain operations. To help generate interest and potentially increase the number of radio bingo players, CKON added the special double payout bingo. However, the increase in players for this monthly special bingo was minimal. After a thorough review of potential sources of revenue, the CKON Radio Bingo Committee has approved an increase in the cost of the regular CKON radio bingo package from $12 to $14 effective November 1, 2018. There has not been an increase in bingo card costs in several years. Although this will not generate enough revenue to pull CKON out of the deficit it will help to reduce it. With the rising costs of purchasing bingo products and the costs of paying bingo winners it is financial business sense to increase card prices. CKON hopes that this slight increase in cards will not affect our loyal bingo players and they will continue to play CKON radio bingo every week. If you have any questions, you may contact Diane McDonald at 518-358-3426 or 613-575-2101.