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About CKUA

CKUA is a donor-supported arts organization that inspires and connects through the power of music, arts, culture and story. With a focus on musical discovery, we showcase the best creative work from Alberta and beyond and deliver it on-air, online and in-person.

In the spirit of our journey to promote reconciliation, we honour the truth of the shared history and acknowledge that we operate on Treaty 6 and Treaty 7 territories.

Treaty 6 territory is the traditional gathering place for diverse Indigenous peoples including the Cree, Blackfoot, Metis, Nakoda, Sioux, Iroquois, Dene, Ojibway, Saulteaux/Anishinaabe and many others whose histories, languages and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community of Amiskwaciwaskahigan also known as Edmonton.

Treaty 7 is the traditional lands of the Blackfoot Confederacy which includes the Siksika, Kainai and Pikani, the Tsuut’ina and the Stoney Nakoda nations including the Chiniki, Bearspaw and Wesley nations. We also recognize the Metis people and the Inuit who make their home here in Mohkins’tsis also known as Calgary.

Music

Our talented roster of hosts and producers are gifted guides to the creative world, drawing from deep knowledge, research and personal passion to give our audience the richest possible experience. Each host has free rein to curate their playlists, unencumbered by genre, decade or ‘hit’ lists. Often, they even draw from their own personal collections or CKUA’s legendary library which holds 140 years of recorded music. From jazz and blues to celtic and bluegrass, CKUA specialty shows dive deep into specific genres. Our eclectic programs give you nothing but the best of…nearly everything.

Show Schedule

Community

Who makes CKUA possible? You do, for a start. But you don’t have to do it alone. You’re joined by a team of 35+ hosts, 40+ support staff and 500+ volunteers. And of course, our 12,000 donors, who provide 60 per cent of CKUA’s funding. If you haven’t yet joined our dedicated team of donors, we encourage you to become a donor.

How to Listen to CKUA

 

On the dial: 16 FM frequencies throughout Alberta

Stream live: listen.streamon.fm/ckua
https://ckua.com/ – yellow button at the top of every page

CKUA App:
Download from Google Play
Download from Apple Store

OnDemand: Listen Now!

On your smart speaker:
“Hey Google, play CKUA Radio”
“Hey Alexa, play CKUA Radio”
“Hey Siri, play CKUA Radio”

Streaming device or speaker:
Bookmark or favourite CKUA via TuneIn

Telus Optik: No longer able to find CKUA on Chanel 7046 with your Telus Optik service?
Telus has revised their method for broadcasting local radio. CKUA is now available through Stingray Music on Telus TV. Channel 7027 has basic instructions on how to go through the process of setting up FM channels as favourites. Here’s a quick summary:

1) Press the APPS button on your remote
2) Open Stingray Music (the green icon), not Stingray Music Videos
3) Find “FM Radio”
4) Find “Edmonton”
5) Find “94.9 CKUA Radio”
6) Save to favorites

Shaw Direct (Star Choice): Channel 828 or 492

SaskTel Max TV: Channel 855 (Saskatchewan)

CKUA connects Albertans through 16 FM frequencies across the province.

Fort McMurray – 96.7
Peace River – 96.9
Spirit River – 99.5
Grande Prairie – 100.9
Athabasca – 98.3
Whitecourt – 107.1
Hinton – 102.5
Edson – 103.7
Edmonton – 94.9
Lloydminster – 97.5
Red Deer – 107.7
Canmore / Bow Valley – 104.3
Calgary – 93.7
Drumheller / Hanna – 91.3
Medicine Hat – 97.3
Lethbridge – 99.3


Reasons to give

CKUA strives to raise an average of $3.4M in donations annually at a cost of $554,000 or approximately 16 per cent. This ratio is well below the Canada Revenue Agency’s acceptable level of 35 per cent, and well within Charity Intelligence’s reasonable range of 5 to 35 per cent. As a registered Canadian charity, CKUA files a T3010 report with CRA annually, detailing all of its fundraising, related operating costs, executive compensation, and other costs. For CKUA’s detailed financial statements, see our Annual Report.

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