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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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!
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.