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The CKUA family is heartbroken over the loss of our dear friend David Gibbens. A dedicated volunteer since 2013, David gave nearly a thousand hours of his time to the station.

David’s charismatic laugh was instantly recognizable and often heard throughout the building. Whether during fundraisers or weekly in the library, you knew when David was around because he had the whole room laughing. Original Thoughts subscribers might know him as the author of The Mad Ripper column. This was a project he initiated to inspire dialogue and bring attention to new releases that might otherwise get lost in the shuffle.

David’s altruism extended far beyond CKUA. He was active member of many community organizations and he leaves large shoes to fill. David’s kind and generous heart touched every corner of CKUA, as anyone who worked with him can attest.