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Lisa Wilton

An entertainment journalist, broadcaster and photographer, Lisa Wilton has been talking about -- and writing about -- music her entire career.

Her first foray into radio was in the 1990s when she hosted shows on Calgary’s campus station, CJSW.

It’s not surprising she was drawn to the medium: her grandfather was a producer of the popular CBC Radio program, The Celtic Heart, during the 1950s.

After studying journalism in Calgary, Lisa launched into a career as a theatre critic, music writer, entertainment reporter, TV writer/producer and more.

As a journalist, Lisa has interviewed countless musicians and reviewed many concerts as an entertainment writer for The Calgary Sun. She’s also written for VOX magazine, The Calgary Herald, Beatroute, NUVO magazine, Avenue magazine and Westjet magazine.

It’s always an eclectic adventure on Lisa’s shows -- indie folk to indie rock, vintage soul, 2-tone ska, rockabilly, garage rock, British Invasion, classic country and various genres that don’t really even have names.

An avid traveller, Lisa finds inspiration wherever she is in the world. “I'm constantly Shazam-ing while I'm out and about,” Lisa says, referring to the song-identifying music app. “I also read a lot of music magazines - Mojo, Shindig, Rolling Stone etc. as well as online blogs.

One of her favourite musical memories came during travels in California.
“I spoke with Lemmy from Motorhead for three minutes at the Rainbow Room in West Hollywood. He was nice enough to pose for a photo that I
like to show people every once in a while to make myself look cooler,” she laughs.


Lisa Wilton
Expect a mix of new releases and old favourites! From contemporary indie to vintage country and soul, to more complex instrumentals all presented in an informative, friendly way.

It's two hours of the familiar and not-so-familiar that flows significantly better than the traffic you might be stuck in.

The Takeaway
The Takeaway: three hours of eclectic music… the newest tracks in CKUA’s library, old favourites, and under-appreciated gems. The menu includes: British new wave, vintage ska, rockabilly and Northern Soul, alt-country, folk-pop, ’60s psychedelia, garage rock and indie.

Expect to hear Ike & Tina Turner, Steve Earle, The Clash, Peter Tosh, Otis Redding, Basia Bulat, Blondie, The Rolling Stones, Jack White, Nick Drake, T. Rex, Whitehorse, David Bowie and many, many more!

Shows
Saturday 9:00 pm - 12:00 am

Lisa Wilton

The Takeaway

Alternative, Eclectic
Sunday 12:00 am - 3:00 am

Lisa Wilton

The Takeaway

Alternative, Eclectic
Saturday 12:30 am - 3:30 am

Lisa Wilton

The Takeaway

Alternative, Eclectic
Monday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lisa Wilton

Freeway

Alternative, Eclectic
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lisa Wilton

Freeway

Alternative, Eclectic
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lisa Wilton

Freeway

Alternative, Eclectic
Thursday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lisa Wilton

Freeway

Alternative, Eclectic
Friday 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Lisa Wilton

Freeway

Alternative, Eclectic