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In the July issue:

  • Check out our big plans for festival season
  • Treasures from The Vault dives into CKUA history
  • See our video from the Edmonton Music Awards
  • A very special birthday for the Old-disc Jockey!
  • We’re bringing you to Calgary Folk Fest’s Mainstage

    No matter where you happen to be July 27-30, you’ll be able to enjoy two mainstage performances from the Calgary Folk Festival, with CKUA. Thursday July 27, 5:30-6:45pm: Dawes, hosted by David Ward Sunday July 30, 8-10pm: Blue Rodeo, hosted by Terry David Mulligan Part of the festival audience? Get there early for a good spot! On the go? Tune in via the CKUA app. At home with snacks and your favourite beverage? Listen online. On the road? Dial in to one of our 16 FM transmitters. And remember that we’re on site all weekend broadcasting from our CKUA tent stage!
  • CKUA’s Edmonton Music Legacy Award

    A few lucky CKUA staff members were thrilled to accept the EMA Legacy award, which acknowledges the actions, activities, dedication and overall positive impact on the growth and development of the Edmonton and area music community. Here’s the video we showed at the event!
  • The Opposite of Sound

    This week’s podcast features local writer and publisher Jason Norman chatting about the mellow sound of Tyler Butler. Download or listen to the weekly episodes here.
  • Discover Treasures from the CKUA Vault

    CKUA’s first announcer, H.P. Brown

    2017 marks not only Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, but also CKUA’s 90th birthday. Thanks to the Edmonton Heritage Council and Canada 150, CKUA has created a special series called Treasures from the Vault,  showcasing the history of the station through selected artifacts discovered in our extraordinary library. The series kicks off with a profile of H.P. Brown, CKUA’s very first announcer, station manager, and sound-effects specialist.
  • More ways to win!

    Win a Monthly Donor Prize!

    Win a Monthly Donor Prize!

    This month’s donor hour winners started donating to CKUA in 1994! Congrats to Murray & Penny Young from Calgary, who chose Mid-Morning Mojo for their prize hour. And our lucky CD Prize Pack donor winner is Harold Dawe from Hinton, who says “I’m a winner anyways because I get to listen to CKUA.” Thanks to all our monthly donors – learn how you can join this special group.
  • Summer in the City with Volunteers

    We’re hitting the festival circuit this summer, and our volunteers make it possible! Listen to the latest Volunteer Update – and thanks to Charlie for the great image!
  • CKUA Top 5 for July

    Nine-time Grammy award-winner Dan Auerbach’s new album is described as a love letter to Austin, and it’s top of the chart this month. Check out the video to “Shine on Me”! 1. Dan Auerbach– Waiting on a Song (Nonesuch) 2. Chart Leaf-New.gif Whitehorse – Panther in the Dollhouse (Six Shooter) 3. Ray Davies – Americana (Sony) 4. Chart Leaf-New.gif Broken Social Scene – Hug of Thunder (Arts & Crafts) 5. Fleet Foxes –  Crack-Up (Nonesuch)
  • The Mad Ripper – Dustbowl Revival

    You just know innovation when you see it. It can be based on all previous versions, but you know by its style that it is new and different.  I felt this way when I listened to Dustbowl Revival’s latest album. Based on the name and history of the band, I expected a band that was covering the classic Americana songbook yet again, but this jumped out at me as something different. The eight-member band has built upon that deep history but brings in a more soulful, funky side that exudes deep emotions and taps a more modern vibe. The song “Busted” has slinky jazz vocals but mixes traditional American music styles, like the blast of R&B horns with inventive touches such as a mandolin plucked like a hip-hop inspired piano, and the upright bass and fiddle played through wah-wah pedals.  And this is all done in a joyous sounding way. Other songs on the album jump all over with different sounds, but always rooted with a great Americana feel.  This is an album and a band that I will be listening to quite a bit – enjoy them and your summer! – The Mad Ripper

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