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In the May issue:

  • We welcome CKUA’s new CEO
  • Looking back on a great fundraiser
  • CKUA honoured in Edmonton
  • A peek at our festival season plans
  • Meet CKUA’s new CEO: Marc Carnes

    An arts advocate who is actively involved in his community, Marc brings a passion for music and a background in theatre, fundraising and marketing to his new role. Marc’s also an avid vinyl collector – we might have to remind him that his office is not technically in the CKUA library! David Ward had a chance to sit down with Marc last week. Watch the interview
  • Thank you for growing your CKUA

    What a breath of fresh, spring air!

    Your dedication, your generosity, and your enthusiasm to grow CKUA resulted in our most successful fundraiser since our return to air 20 years ago – with a total raised of $690,925!

    We are so very grateful to our family of supporters – our donors, volunteers, staff, and partners. We are already hard at work planning a busy summer & fall season of festivals, broadcasts, special events and more, thanks to your support.

    CKUA is yours to grow. For today and tomorrow.

  • And the winner is…

    Congratulations to our Spring Fundraiser prize winners!

    Trip to Bali
    Ken Kohut from Calgary

    EFMF/ Hotel Macdonald Package
    JD Corry from Red Deer

    BOSE Bluetooth Speaker
    Patrick Rooney from Wembley

    Naramata Bench Wineries Experience
    Narda Doyle from Calgary

    CKUA Listening Party
    The Saskatoon Farm from De Winton

    Kevin Guse from Edmonton

    See more prizewinners here.
  • Gear up for Summer

    Want to show off your CKUA around town this summer? We’ve got you covered – there are still a few limited-edition Touch the Transmitter T-shirts, but they’re selling fast! Pick up posters, baseball Ts, snapback caps, and the perfect festival water bottle. Browse all CKUA merchandise, and find out how to order, here.
  • Capital City Records Podcast is back

      CKUA and EPL join forces again for season 2 of  the Capital City Records podcast,  delivering new songs by Edmonton artists as selected by taste-makers in the city and abroad. Download or listen to the weekly episodes here.  
  • Monthly donors win monthly prizes

    Win a Monthly Donor Prize!

    Win a Monthly Donor Prize!

      Congratulations to Michelle J C from Edmonton, this month’s winner of the monthly donor prize. She decided on  Mid-Morning Mojo for her hour, saying it feels like “choosing between your children”. A donor since fall 2016, Michelle loves community radio and also volunteers at CJSR.
  • The Matinée live in the CKUA Performance Space

    During a ten-day fundraiser, nothing keeps wind in the sails of the CKUA team like a little live music in the donation room. One of the many talented acts that lent their time to the CKUA cause was Vancouver roots-rock outfit The Matinée, who packed the room for their performance of “Blood Alley”.
  • Meet Willa and Gordon Meyers

    Willa and Gordon Meyers

    Willa and Gordon Meyers

    It’s one of the most eagerly anticipated moments in the fundraiser – Double Your Dollars! And it’s made possible by Leadership donors like Gordon and Willa Meyers. They are also our Spring Fundraiser Leadership Donor prizewinners, taking home 6 bottles of top-of-the-line wine, courtesy of Road 13 Vineyards, along with 30 CDs. Find out more about the musical Meyers family.  
  • Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys live from the CKUA tent at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival

    From an exclusive live broadcast of case/lang/veirs at Bear Creek Folk Festival in Grande Prairie, to Corb Lund’s foot-stomping closing set at the Calgary Folk Music Festival, to Gordie MacKeeman and his Rhythm Boys at the Edmonton Folk Festival, CKUA’s Summer Festival broadcast schedule was chock-full of top-notch talent in 2016!

    We’re proud to be your festival station, and this summer we hit the road once again to bring you live-to-air concerts and sessions on location from Interstellar Rodeo, Calgary Folk Music Festival, Canmore Folk Music Festival, Calgary International Blues Festival, Edmonton Folk Music Festival, Bear Creek Folk Festival and the Edmonton Blues Festival.

    Stay tuned to for broadcast details, and be sure to visit our YouTube channel for highlights from festivals past.
  • Honoured in Edmonton

    Last month we heard the thrilling news that the Edmonton Music Awards executive committee chose CKUA to receive the 2017 Legacy Award! CKUA is being recognized for its value and impact on the community, as well as being a key voice for arts and culture in the province. The Edmonton Music Awards Gala will be held at the Winspear Centre on Thursday, June 29. Visit the Winspear website to get your tickets.
  • A new team member joins the Volunteer Department

    The CKUA volunteer department welcomes a student into the fold, thanks to a two-month field placement through MacEwan University. Find out who!

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