Celebrate 90 years of CKUA at our open house in Edmonton!

Saturday November 18th from noon to 5pm we’re opening our doors in the historic Alberta Hotel and inviting you in to discover the past, present and future of radio.

Explore exciting exhibits for everyone in the family! See radio artifacts including working models of wax cylinder players and an Edison gramophone.  Check out our spectacular library, with holdings of more than 1.5 million tracks covering 140 years of recorded music. Meet some of the announcers and staff who make the radio you love and enjoy live music from local artists.

It’s going to be a day of free, family friendly fun! If you can make it in person, we’d love to see you at 9804 Jasper Ave in Edmonton. Can’t make the trip? We’re taking the party to the airwaves! Tune in on 16 frequencies across the province or join online at ckua.com through the CKUA app.

90 Years of Music

We’ll be broadcasting live during the entire event, hosted by Baba, Amy van Keekan, David Ward and Holger Petersen, with help from Grant Stovell and Tony King. Here’s a look at some of the live covers we’ll hear over the course of the day:

1920s – Hoagy Carmichael’s “Stardust”

performed by Chris Andrew & Andrea House

1930s – The Andrews Sisters’ “Bei Mir Bist Du Shein”

performed by The Jivin’ Belles

1940s – Charlie Parker’s “Now’s the Time”

performed by PJ Perry & Chris Andrew

1950s – Elvis Presley’s “Heartbreak Hotel”

performed by Celeigh Cardinal

1960s – Great Speckled Bird’s “Long Long Time To Get Old”

performed by Altameda

1970s – Neil Young’s “Ohio”

performed by Jay Gilday

1980s – k.d lang’s “Angel with a Lariat”

 performed by Kayla Hotte

1990s – The Tragically Hip’s “Bobcaygeon”

 performed by Joe Nolan

2000s – Feist’s “My Moon My Man”

 performed by Nuela Charles

Enter to Win Our Door Prize


Stop by our open house for your chance to win our fantastic door prize!

A Pro-ject Essential II turntable and collection 9 LPs representing 9 decades of music courtesy of Blackbyrd Myoozik.


This project is supported by the Edmonton Heritage Council and the City of Edmonton.