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A Day To Listen 2023


On September 30, CKUA will join with hundreds of radio stations throughout Canada for A Day To Listen. Hear the words of Indigenous leaders, artists, storytellers, and residential school survivors.

The day will include music and stories from all across the country. Aysanabee, ShoShona Kish, and William Prince will be our guides. They’ll introduce audio clips and draw attention to particular community members, between 6am and 6pm MT.

CKUA hosts will also choose special music to mark the occasion. The artistry and creativity of Indigenous singers, songwriters, and bands will be heard throughout the day.

“In recognition of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, CKUA is proud to partner once again with the Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund (DWF) a on A Day To Listen 2023,” says Interim Content Director Arianne Smith-Piquette. “Highlighting the voices of Indigenous Canadians and sharing the stories of Indigenous identity as part of this important broadcast allows us all to move reconciliation forward in meaningful ways.”

We hope you’ll join CKUA for music, stories, and reflection.

Aaron Au will share music by Indigenous artists who contribute to the world of classical music: Andrew Balfour, Cris Derksen, Jeremy Dutcher, and more.

Keri Rak has tunes to spin by Beatrice Deer, Elisapie, Shane Ghostkeeper, The Trade-Offs, DJ Shub, and more.

Shayne Giles will share music by Willie Dunn, Sandrine Masse, Robbie Robertson, and Amanda Rheaume. They’ll also speak about their own Métis family, and what it means to love and care for one another.

Mark Rodgers shines the spotlight on Lazarush, a music-maker who’s also a schoolteacher on a reserve near Nordegg, Alberta.

Listen with us!

Saturday, September 30, 2023

Classical Connections, 6am-8am – Aaron Au
Wake-Up Shake-Up, 8am-10am – Keri Rak
Wide Cut Country, 10am-noon – Allison Brock
Dirty Windshields Radio Hour, noon-1pm – Leeroy Stagger
This Music Changed My Life, 1pm-2pm – Shayne Giles
Get on the Good Foot, 2pm-3pm – Dawn Pemberton
Natch’l Blues, 3pm-5pm – Holger Petersen
Mulligan Stew, 5pm-7pm – Terry David Mulligan
Lionel’s Vinyls, 7pm-9pm – Lionel Rault
Open Nights, 9pm-midnight – Mark Rodgers