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Final Day: Summer of Festivals Prize, Part II

April 30, 2017

Calgary Folk Music Festival (Image: supplied)

This is it! The last day of fundraiser and we’ve saved a great prize for the homestretch. Since people seemed to like our Summer of Festivals prize so much, we decided to give away another one! Donate before midnight and

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Day Ten: Blue Rodeo Prize Pack

April 29, 2017

We have a big surprise for our Saturday day prize – a one-of-a-kind experience that will have you up close with one of the biggest names in Canadian music. Not only will you get tickets to Blue Rodeo’s gig at

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Day Nine: The Summer of Festivals

April 28, 2017

For Friday, we have a fundraiser prize for one fortunate festival fanatic! Today, we are giving away a pair of passes to five — FIVE — Alberta folk festivals this year spanning across the province/. The Summer of Festivals starts

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Fundraiser CD Prize Packs

April 27, 2017

Fundraiser CD Prize Packs

What is Basia Bulat listening to these days? You can find out by getting your hands on one of our CD prize packs. We’ve asked some of our favourite artists (and CKUA hosts) to pull together a great collection of

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CKUA to Receive EMA’s 2017 Legacy Award

April 25, 2017

CKUA is being honoured for our part in growing homegrown talent both in Edmonton and across Alberta for the past 90 years — the Edmonton Music Awards has announced that we’ll be receiving it’s 2017 Legacy Award. “As a concert promoter, and

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Spring Fundraiser – Day Six

April 24, 2017

Today’s about regrowth – 20 years ago today, CKUA came back to the airwaves after going dark for five weeks. And the reason that we’re still here two decades later is because of our dedicated supporters. Those of you that

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CKUA Spring Fundraiser – Yours to Grow

April 19, 2017

No matter where you listen, CKUA is your station, it’s your community. This vibrant, magical, musical refuge is also yours to grow. By making your donation to CKUA, you grow creativity, discovery and the future of Alberta music. To keep

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March 2017 Monthly Donor Prize Winner

April 18, 2017

Congrats to Patricia Curtiss from County of Grande Prairie – she’s the winner of March’s monthly donor prize! Patricia has been donating since last year and says she sometimes plans her whole day around listening to CKUA. She’s chosen The

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Raoul Bhaneja – Born to Perform

April 17, 2017

Wed 7pm — In the spotlight on this week’s Mixtape – Raoul Bhaneja. To some, best known as an actor  – film, theatre, television – and to others, harmonica-player and  front man of Raoul and the Big Time. Raoul was recently

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House Blend Playlist – April 18, 2017

April 17, 2017

The Playlist: The Picks: Baba— Seasick Steve, “Started Out With Nothin” ” This song is about nothing” says the man himself, Seasick Steve is a late bloomer but has a lifetime of experiences to bring forward in his songs. Unusual

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Wind-up Western Hour on Roy’s Record Room

April 14, 2017

If you’re a fan of old-timey string-band and hillbilly music from the 20s and 30s, you’ll want to make sure you tune in to Triple-R Radio this Sunday. Roy digs through the RRR vaults for original 78s from Gid Tanner

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Our 2017 Spring Fundraiser Prizes

April 13, 2017

There’s a lot of great stuff that goes on during our Spring Fundraiser, but let’s be honest: prizes are one of our favourites. People love winning stuff and we love giving it away. In fact, we might have got a

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CKUA Top 30

April 12, 2017

Top 30: Week of April 2 – April 8, 2017 = Albertan            = Canadian   1. Leeroy Stagger – Love Versus (True North) 2. Aimee Mann – Mental Illness (Independent) 3.  Steph Cameron – Daybreak Over Jackson Street

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Barry Allen – A life-long passion

April 11, 2017

Listeners of a “certain age” will remember a time when the Edmonton rock-n-roll scene was dominated by bands like The Lords, The Nomads and The Rebels. One of the dominant figures in that scene was Barry Allen, who joined Wes

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House Blend Playlist – April 10, 2017

April 10, 2017

It’s time for another round of House Blend – a whole bundle of fantastic songs, lovingly picked and curated by out CKUA music experts. So turn up the volume and enjoy  this week’s picks. The Playlist The Picks: Lionel Rault—

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Happy 11th Birthday, Roy’s Record Room

April 8, 2017

Roy Forbes (image: Suzannah Forbes)

This week, Roy celebrates eleven years of Triple-R Radio with a look back over the past eleven years of the show, including an excerpt from a 2013 RRR live broadcast where music archivist Jeff Place, From Folkways, describes the excitement

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CKUA Top 30

April 6, 2017

March 26 – April 1, 2017 = Albertan            = Canadian   1. The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer – Apocalipstick (Independent) 2. Sean Rowe – New Lore (ANTI-) 3. Jenn Grant – Paradise (Outside) 4. Jeb Loy Nichols –

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Touch The Transmitter Wrap Party

April 6, 2017

Our Touch the Transmitter tour has been a long road and an amazing experience. So it seems right to wrap things up with a fantastic party! Help us welcome back our well-travelled crew with a live shindig packed with great performances.

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