Mike Bell caught up with CKUA’s content director Kevin Wilson to talk about our new studio and why we’re so excited to have a permanent place in Calgary.
“We have lots of support here, but that we’ll be able to reflect the scene better is exciting for us. And for Calgary to hear Calgary voices.”
See the full article here. And make sure to tune in on Friday when we go on air. (Or better yet, come down and see it for yourself.)
Come Celebrate CKUA’s new Calgary Studio
It’s the final countdown! Tune in Friday at noon as we flip the switch and start broadcasting from the brand new Calgary Foundation CKUA Studio. We’re packing the whole Edmonton crew into a bus and roadtripping down the QEII to commemorate the occasion with a special tune.
Then at 12:30pm we open the doors and invite you to come check out our new digs in the King Eddy Hotel, located on the west block of Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre. Meet announcers as they broadcast their shows live from the new space. Enjoy performances and interviews with local artists and community members throughout the weekend including Mariel Buckley, Donald Ray Johnson, Ellen Doty and SAvK- you never know who else may stop in!
Calgary Foundation CKUA Studio Open House Hours
FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 23, 2016
12:30pm – 3:00pm The Spot with Hayley Muir
3:00pm- 6:00pm Freeway with David Ward
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 24, 2016
10:00 am – noon Wide Cut Country with Allison Brock
noon- 3:00pm A Time For Jazz with Kodi Hutchinson
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 25, 2016
10:00 am- noon Folk Routes with Tom Coxworth
Calgary Foundation CKUA Studio
Handpicked, homegrown, organic radio – now cultivating in Calgary!
This fall CKUA is taking root in the restored King Eddy Hotel in Calgary’s East Village. Located on the west block of Studio Bell, the spectacular new home of the National Music Centre, the Calgary Foundation CKUA Studio will bring listeners live weekday programs along with exclusive interviews and performances. The street level studio is accessible to the community and will serve to reflect Calgary’s perspective and unique stories.
No need to wait for the new studio to hear Calgary programming! This summer we bring you live weekday programs from Heritage Posters and Music:
Tune in or stop in at 1316 11 Ave SW to say hello, pick up a record or two and some sweet new CKUA merch!
You may spot CKUA staffers and volunteers out and about in Calgary throughout the summer including at two special live broadcasts from:
Calgary Folk Festival: July 21 – 24, 2016
Calgary International Blues Festival: July 30, 2016
Interested in volunteering? There will be more opportunities than ever to get involved with CKUA in Calgary. Get your name on the list today! Recruitment begins late fall.