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With the help of a microphone, or a pen, Joe Hartfeil loves nothing more than to share in a love of music and all forms of communication. A lifelong Edmontonian, Joe has been broadcasting and writing for well over a decade, also enjoying excursions into the worlds of film, theatre and heritage.

Joe’s educational background, including an undergraduate degree in Film Studies (English minor) from the University of Alberta and a Radio & Television diploma from NAIT, has led him down a diverse and endlessly rewarding road in Alberta’s non-profit sectors. What he most treasures is taking inspiration from his inquisitive and insightful daughter, then stealing enough time to make something out of it.

Joe has been recognized for his work with a double-digit number of awards won at the local and national levels, including accolades from CJSR in Edmonton as well as the National Campus & Community Radio Association (NCRA). He received several scholarships during his undergraduate career and his writing on film has been recognized with the Oxford University Press Book Prize for Best Essay on World Cinema as well as the Wallflower Press Book Prize for Best Essay on American Cinema.

What are three go-to songs that inspire Joe?
"Going Down" by Freddie King
"Church of Anthrax" by John Cale & Terry Riley
"Land of the Dead" by Mandy Morton

What is an interesting detail you might not know about Joe?
"I come from three generations of (former) racetrack workers."

On The Rise
Count down the best of the best from CKUA's Weekly Top 30 chart with host Dawn Pemberton and co-host Joe Hartfeil. Imagine inspiring interviews, thrilling features, fun factoids and, of course, stellar music.

Morningsong unfolds in reflection of that special Sunday morning pace as the world around us awakens in phases and stages. The first hour features unaccompanied solo instruments, followed by an hour of duos, chamber groups and other small ensembles. The third hour brings orchestral works into focus before culminating in one vocal piece to set up the rest of the day's song-dominated programming.

Sunday 6:00 am - 9:00 am

Joe Hartfeil