listen-liveOn Air Now


Listen Live

Your Donation at Work

Where does your donation go?

Unless otherwise directed, donations support general operating costs. Combined, our programming ($1.3M) and our transmitter, streaming and studio costs ($1.5M) account for $2.8M, or ~54% of our operational budget. Find out about the other 56% in our 2019-2020 Annual Report.

Curated programming

31 different hosts present 126 hours of multi-genre music, arts and culture programming each week and every hour of programming assembled involves the direct input of 10 people.

Amplifying Alberta’s music, arts & culture

Donations make it possible for CKUA to bring you the untold stories behind the music through the monthly Hidden Track Podcast and to showcase the fascinating work being done by Alberta’s cultural creators from emerging and established voices in music, visual & performing arts, film, television, poetry, literature, animation, comedy, and beyond.


Listen anywhere, anytime

The simple joy of pushing a button and instantly accessing CKUA anywhere in the world, at any time, using your preferred platform is a complex process to bring to life 24 hours per day, 365 days per year.

Connecting a worldwide community

Donations contribute to amplifying our on-air voice, with digital communications. You help to build community, foster open and engaged conversation, and convey CKUA as a shared, inclusive enterprise thanks to musicians, announcers, artists, their fans, and our fans and donors.

Investing in quality, locally-relevant and reliability

A depth of expertise is required to run a modern, independent radio station. This investment ensures the wide variety of quality, locally-relevant, non-repeat programming, and reliable 24 hours a day, 365 days a year service that listeners and donors expect from CKUA.

You Can Amplify CKUA!

Your Gift. Your Way. Your Direct Impact on CKUA and Music, Arts and Culture

Monthly One-Time Donate an Hour More Ways To Give