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In the September issue:

  • We’ve restocked our shelves with some brand new merch!
  • Congrats to Roy Forbes, recent BC Hall of Fame inductee
  • Revisit Courtney Marie Andrews’ performance from our tent at the Edmonton Folk Festival
  • Our latest Treasure from the Vault: Beatrice Carmichael
  • New Fall Gear and One Great Deal!

    Gear up for fall and winter with CKUA’s new line of merchandise! Spend the cooler months tapping your toes in our classic woollies, sipping java from our sweet new mug and staying warm while listening to CKUA in our hear-muffs.

    For the month of September we’re offering you a free limited edition Touch the Transmitter t-shirt* with your purchase of $75 or more of any CKUA merch. Monthly donors – don’t forget you always get a 15% discount on CKUA goods! Be sure to mention “newsletter promo” when calling in your order.

    *limited quantities and sizing
  • A Toast to Roy!

    One of Canada’s most respected singer-songwriters, and 11 year host of Roy’s Record Room, Roy Forbes has been inducted into the BC Entertainment Hall of Fame.

    Roy’s been gracing Canada with his sweet melodies since the 60s as “Bim” and has had his fair share of successes including nine solo records and two more with his UHF companions and fellow inductees Shari Ulrich and Bill Hendersen. He even has a street named after him in his hometown of Dawson Creek. Congratulations Roy!

    Catch Roy’s Record Room on CKUA Sundays, 1-2 pm (MST).
  • Courtney Marie Andrews in the EFMF CKUA Tent

    Rolling Stone Magazine called Courtney Marie Andrew’s latest album Honest Life one of the Top 40 Country Albums of 2016. She and her band joined Baba and Grant during their Festival Free-for-All broadcast Sunday afternoon of the 38th Edmonton Folk Music Festival and proved that the high praise was earned. Watch them perform “How Quickly Your Heart Mends” live on CKUA.
  • Discover CKUA Treasures from the Vault

    CKUA Radio Orchestra at the University of Alberta, 1928-29. Mrs. J.B. Carmichael is standing tall toward the back, near to microphone, wearing long necklace.
    Our delve into the vast archival collection and colourful characters that make up CKUA continues with the latest Treasures from the Vault feature brought to you by the Edmonton Heritage Council. Involved with the original Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, the Edmonton Women’s Musical Club, and founding member of the Edmonton Civic Opera Society, Beatrice Carmichael was a key player in cultivating Edmonton’s early music scene at a time when women existed only on the periphery of the music profession. Read more about Beatrice and her ties to CKUA then check out the entire Treasures from the Vault series.
  • Capital City Season II Recap

    Missed some of the home-grown picks by YEG taste-makers in our Capital City Records podcasts? Here is season two producer Mark Rodgers with a recap.
  • CKUA Top 5 for December

    Kacy & Clayton take the top spot for September with The Siren’s Song. Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and recorded with drummer Mike Silverman and bassist Shuyler Jansen, this album is the first with the full band sound that Kacy & Clayton play with live. The video above features zero members of the band: they were stuck at the border with contraband American dairy products while it was filmed. Check them out in Calgary at The Commonwealth on September 24th, or in Edmonton at The Needle Tavern September 25!

    1. Kacy & Clayton – The Siren’s Song (Dine Alone / New West)
    2. Arcade Fire – Everything Now (Columbia)
    3. Slow Leaves – Enough About Me (Independent)
    4.  Rick Estrin & The Nightcats – Groovin’ In Greaseland (Alligator)
    5. Feist – Pleasure (Universal)
  • Wordfest

    Experience the literary side of musicians Geoff Berner, Kris Demeanor, Rae Spoon, Ron Sexmith and more of the world’s most engaging writers at Wordfest next month in Calgary. Designed to spark conversations between readers and writers, the festival serves up life-changing ideas at theatres around Calgary, and at Wordfest’s new home in Memorial Park Library.

    Now in its 22nd year, Wordfest is becoming known for its fierce advocacy of emerging talent, strong voices, Indigenous culture, and delighting audiences with highly entertaining shows. At its heart, it remains a love fest between readers and writers and reignites a love for great storytelling in every genre and for Calgarians of all ages.  Don’t miss the 2017 Wordfest running October 9 to 15! For more information and to buy tickets,
  • More ways to win!

    Win a Monthly Donor Prize! Grant from Calgary has been donating since 1988. He considers CKUA to be an “irreplaceable cultural resource.”

    CD Prize Pack Winners Lucy and Jace Weir from Tobermory, Ontario have been donating since 1997. They enjoy listening to CKUA on Star Choice. They “listen every day and love it!”

    Thanks to all our monthly donors who keep CKUA going strong all year long! Learn how you can join this special group.

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