Calgary Foundation Studio at Studio Bell
Our Calgary home is the perfect fit for CKUA — nestled within one of the city’s historic live-music venues, and part of a larger centre that connects Canadians with music. The Calgary Foundation CKUA Studio is located in Studio Bell, home of the National Music Centre.
The King Edward Hotel was one of the first hotels built in Calgary, along the notorious “Whiskey Row.” In the 1970s and 80s, the King Eddy became Calgary’s premiere blues bar, pulling in big-name performers from all over the world. Eventually the bar closed down and the building was abandoned. But in 2016 the King Eddy was restored and is now the centerpiece of the newly-established National Music Centre. It is once again a live-music venue, part of the city’s Music Mile — and the home to CKUA’s street-level Calgary studio.
For a comparatively tiny space, CKUA’s Calgary studio is a powerhouse, broadcasting a third of CKUA shows. It’s the hub for our hosts in southern Alberta, as well as the site of many live performance and open houses, keeping us connected with our Calgary supporters.
CKUA respectfully acknowledges this building is located in Treaty 7 territory and in Métis Region 3 territory, traditional home for many Indigenous people, including the Niisitapi, Stoney Nakota, Tsuu’tina, Piikani, Cree, Dene, Inuit and Métis people.