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La Guadalupana on World Spinning

December 9, 2016

Monday December 12 marks the yearly celebration of the Virgin of Guadalupe. She’s the patron saint of Mexico, symbol of Mexican strength and independence, with approval from Heaven. Her cathedral in Mexico City is the most visited Catholic shrine in

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Monthly Donor Prize Winner

November 3, 2016

    Congratulations to our August Monthly Donor winner, Blair Cassidy from Calgary! He regularly donated during fundraiser, but decided to become a monthly donor in 2010. Blair has picked  Friday Night Blues Party for his donated hour. Blair says that

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CKUA Fall Fundraiser Launch

October 20, 2016

An orchestra, an internationally-loved “folk popgrass” band, and the return of our Covers for the Cause project -– CKUA’s Fall Fundraiser Launch celebration broght together The Strumbellas, The Ray Charles Tribute Orchestra featuring Donald Ray Johnson, and a few of

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Blues at 78 RPM on Roy’s Record Room

October 14, 2016

  This week on The Room, it’s blues at 78rpm. With classic sides from John Brim and his Stompers, Memphis Minnie, Muddy Waters, Archibald, Lil Green, Percy Mayfield, and more – all from the original 78s. Tune in on Sunday,

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Mixtape with Son of Dave

October 11, 2016

On this week’s Mixtape, YIKES! It’s a rebroadcast of our chat with Son of Dave! Originally from Winnipeg, Son of Dave , real name Benjamin Darvill, has been living in London, England for 19 years. As I understand it, it all

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Outage in Grande Prairie Today

October 5, 2016

CKUA will have to go dark in Grande Prairie on the afternoon of October 5th, due to a planned power outage by ATCO that will affect our transmitter. We’ll be back on air when the power gets back, likely around

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Photos: CKUA Live In Lethbridge

October 3, 2016

Last weekend was Alberta Culture Days — and to celebrate all the great artists that call Alberta home, we took the show on the road. Set-up shop in Lethbridge for a live Freeway showcasing some of the final local talent

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Interview with Luísa Maita, “The New Voice of Brazil”

September 30, 2016

“In Brazil, everything is possible.” Those are words that Luísa Maita says without hesitation. The 34-year-old Brazilian sensation started her musical career signing her father’s compositions in their home of Sao Paulo. Now, she’s in the midst of a North American

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Enter the 2016 All-Albertan Song Contest

September 30, 2016

For many of the talented musicians and songwriters that call Alberta home, the province itself has often been a source of inspiration. And once again, the All-Albertan Song Contest is searching for some of best songs about this province of ours

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Fingerfulla 45s on Roy’s Record Room

September 29, 2016

This week on The Room, it’s a Fingerfulla 45s. With fine sides from Don Gibson, Hank Ballard & the Midnighters, Chuck Willis, Jerry Lee Lewis, Buck Owens and his Buckaroos, Marty Robbins and more. Tune in on Sunday, October 2nd,

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Our last show from Heritage Music

September 21, 2016

  Today marks the end of our summer adventure at our temporary studio in Calgary! The countdown to this Friday’s launch of our permanent studio inside Calgary’s Studio Bell (the home of the National Music Centre) began when earlier this

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Come Celebrate CKUA’s new Calgary Studio

September 20, 2016

    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

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Shellac Shack Shuffle on Roy’s Record Room

September 16, 2016

  Tune in this week for an all-78 shellac shack shuffle on Triple-R Radio. Featuring sides from Etta ‘Miss Peaches’ James, Wingy Manone, Dinah Washington, Moon Mullican, Frank Sinatra, Bill Munroe and his Bluegrass Boys, Joe Turner and more. Tune

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Sept 30 | Freeway live from Mocha Cabana in Lethbridge

September 16, 2016

    Friday, September 30 from 4-6pm, Kevin Wilson is set to host CKUA’s Freeway live from Mocha Cabana in Lethbridge! The show will feature live performances from bluesman Paul Kype, ambient indie outfit Birch Barks, and more ear-catching acts from

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Fearing’s Latest and Royal Wood on The Stew

September 16, 2016

A special treat on Mulligan Stew this week. Get a chance to hear Stephen Fearing’s newest single, Blowhard Nation, ahead of anyone else when Terry plays it for the first time, anywhere. Fearing will guest on the show, talking about

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2016 Rozsa Awards announced

September 6, 2016

The Rozsa Foundation has announced the shortlist for the top arts managers in Alberta. For the past 13 years, the  the Rozsa Award For Excellence in Arts Management has celebrated the contribution of an outstanding arts administrator, as well as

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A Vinyl Long Weekend on Mulligan Stew

September 1, 2016

There may be a nip in the air now that September is here, but Terry Mulligan is ready to fight it off with the warm sound of a good record. This weekend’s Mulligan Stew features an (almost) all vinyl line-up.

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