Kerry Clarke entered the independent music world through campus/community radio 35 years ago at Victoria’s CFUV. It was a mind-expanding and ear-opening experience. She found her tastes broadened from punk and new wave staples to genres like world music, free jazz, roots and funk. She was the program director of Calgary’s CJSW radio in the late 80s and early 90s where she still hosts a weekly radio program, Alternative to What? which celebrates music from the vast underground.
Decades ago, Kerry spent some time on the skins in a low-fi, indie all-female pop band and booked the tours of a few Canadian bands. She’s the Calgary Folk Music Festival’s artistic director, the co-founder of Rwanda’s KigaliUp festival and on the Music Calgary board.
Kerry says she loves being involved at CKUA. "It’s a wonderful opportunity to share original, creative and compelling artists with long histories plus fresh artists I discover through festival work, travel and listening."
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