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We’ve got some very exciting news here at the station today. Here’s Cindy Andrew, Chair of the CKUA Radio Foundation Board:

“After conducting a national search, the Board of Directors of the CKUA Radio Foundation is pleased to announce Marc Carnes has been selected as Chief Executive Office of CKUA effective May 15, 2017.

Marc has been an active leader and fundraiser in the arts scene for many years and has developed a strong reputation and network in Edmonton.  Marc has significant exposure in non-profit organisations focusing primarily on music and the arts, including Edmonton’s Fringe Festival and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.  Marc has been a CKUA listener and fan since moving to Edmonton in 2005 and keenly understands the value of the CKUA legacy.  We look forward to Marc joining us in our 90th year to leverage our iconic history and lead CKUA into its next chapter.

I want to thank Katrina Ingram for assuming the role of Interim CEO for the last few months after our long-serving CEO; Ken Regan retired in February this year.  Katrina will be leaving CKUA at the end of July, after a fulsome transition with our new CEO.

“After a decade at CKUA, the time has come to move on to new adventures”, states Katrina. “This decision did not come lightly, and I’ve truly enjoyed my time here. I’ve had the chance to work with amazing people, to take on a wide range of opportunities and challenges, and to see the organisation grow in new directions. I’m thrilled to welcome Marc Carnes as CEO of CKUA! I look forward to assisting Marc with a smooth transition”.

“I am honoured to be joining CKUA at such a special time in its history,” says Marc. “I have great respect for Ken Regan’s many accomplishments and want to build on his legacy. As we celebrate 90 years of contributions to Alberta’s cultural community and look ahead to CKUA at 100, I am excited to meet the listeners, donors and friends of the station and listen to stories of how music shapes their lives.”