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Community Voices: Tasha Weenk from Acquired Taste Tea

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Tasha Weenk is a long-time CKUA supporter whose business, Acquired Taste Tea, has been supplying unique and tasty tea blends to people in Alberta and other provinces since 1996. Acquired Taste Tea advertises on CKUA, and we’ve loved seeing the way that this partnership has prompted some of our listeners to support this Edmonton shop. We caught up with Tasha to ask her about her work, and what CKUA means to her.

How did you discover CKUA, and how long have you been a listener?
I discovered CKUA over 20 years ago after moving from Edson to Calgary, where I discovered a wealth of radio options and fell instantly in love with CKUA.

Why is CKUA important to you? 
CKUA is a community hub. A place that takes you out of the box store and into a small side street of well-loved businesses and cafés. You can connect to the music, the people, the place. It empowers the creative to be creative, the curious to be curious, and the risk-takers to risks. When you have a radio station that devotes its time to the exploration of music, the celebration of the artistic, it fosters the idea that it is possible to do whatever you dream of doing and that you will find support along the way.

Do you have a favourite program? 
Picking a favourite would be very hard, but I will say that right now I’m really enjoying Discoveries with Leo Cripps.

Why did you choose to support CKUA through advertising? 
I chose CKUA because it has a devoted listener base, it aligns with our independent spirit, and it is a community-based station. And also because its listenership is wide reaching!

Do you have a song to send out to our audience? 
“Year of the Dog” by Tim Baker