Emailed to CKUA July 2012
I have lots of friends in Canada. I first heard your radio station at John and Jerry's farm in Lougheed, Alberta, where they have it on all the time in their workshop.
Some (not all) of the countries Iíve been to are: Ireland, Scotland, Norway, Sweden, Faro Isles, Iceland, South Africa, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Malawi, Tanzania, & Zanzibar, Uganda, Ethiopia, Sudan, Egypt, Cyprus, Australia, & Tasmania, New Zealand, Argentina, chilly Uruguay, Paraguay, Brazil, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador, Columbia, Venezuela, Trinidad & Tobago, Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras, Guatemala, Belize, Mexico, mainland USA, Canada, Alaska, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Greece, Caribbean islands, Pacific IslandsÖ
I am on the TV and in the newspapers in many countries I go in to now, and I have now got a lot of followers all round the world. I think they like me because I am just a normal working man who went for a ride round the world on his old motorbike with no sponsors, paying for everything myself and helping people all round the world - living very simply but enjoying every second of my ride round the world. Just doing it and sorting things out as they appear mainly at the customs.
Ian emails CKUA...
Dec 18, 2010
I am now 80 miles south of Athens, Greece, and I am listening to CKUA radio on my laptop and Monica Miller. Itís 10:30 am here, itís the afternoon there - can you ask Monica to tell the people of Canada I am ok and still riding my motor bike back home to England. And ask her to play San Quentin by Johnny Cash and Hotel California by the Eagles.
All the best Ian Coates
Dec 20, 2010
As I am doing this email itís 7pm here in Bulgaria. I am listening to ckua.com - please can you wish all my friends in Canada a Merry Christmas and a happy new year.
Sent: December 18, 2010
It is about 9 o'clock at night here in Bulgaria and i am listening to ckua. I listen every night where there is a connection (not very often) but as I am snowed in here I listen every night from 6 to 10 pm my time.
April 7, 2011
It has been good listening to CKUA radio. I hope I can get it on my laptop in these countries I am going to ride round on my way homeÖ
April 14, 2011
I am now in Macedonia. Itís the next country north of Greece (I had never heard of it till I got here). I have got you listeners in Greece and in Macedonia now and when I was in Greece I met a mother and daughter on holiday there from Toronto. I told them about CKUA and they are going to start listening to you. I am listening to CKUA while i am sending this email to you.
April 19, 2011
You have listeners now in Macedonia, Albania and Montenegro where I am now, listening to ckua. All the best, Ian your international ambassador.
April 29, 2011.
You now have listeners in Albania where I am now. I am in the capital Tirana. You can tell your listeners as a lot of them are following my travels. All the best Ian.
I am listening to CKUA while I am sending this to you. I am on the TV and in the newspapers in most of the countries I ride round. I am a bit famous now.
May 2, 2011
I am now in Macedonia, got CKUA on my laptop. All the best, Ian.
August 9, 2011
I am still in the mountains in Slovenia and I am listening to CKUA - it is 7:30 in the morning here.
January 18, 2012
Hope you are warm - I've just had an email from my friend in Edmonton, and she said it's -40. That's cold but not as cold as your new listeners in Tomsk and Chita, Siberia, where it's -55...
Article in Slovenian newspaper 'Vecer'