Today we “flipped the switch” and celebrated the new Edmonton transmitter. For this improvement, we were grateful to receive one-time project funding from the Government of Alberta.
Throughout the day there was special on-air programming, focusing on many of the live performances that have taken place at the Edmonton studio, library, and performance space.
Audio clips were shared throughout the day, including excerpts from the CKUA documentary series narrated by Brian Dunsmore.
We heard an interview with poet Nisha Patel, a chat between Holger Petersen and Bob Chelmick, birthday celebrations when CKUA turned 90, and reactions to the news that CKUA went off the air–and then returned five weeks later–in 1997.
And the CKUA ghost! Do you believe it’s real?
Here’s a few more of the highlights that we shared today, recorded in the CKUA performance space as well as our renown music library in the Edmonton studio.