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Spring into Action!

A Million Reasons To

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In every community, there are crews of like-minded people who work together to build a sustainable future. Nearly a thousand dollars is required to deliver each broadcast hour of music and conversation.

Be sure to re-visit this page often throughout our spring campaign to see the growing list of a reasons to Spring into Action for CKUA.

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My musical tastes are too broad to listen to any other station! – Joan, Stony Plain, AB

CKUA has always been important to me for it’s variety of music. During these times, it also makes me feel like I’m a part of something bigger, and less alone! Thank you all!!! – Margaret

CKUA brings us the whole world of music, and keeps us firmly rooted in the local. – Barrett & Vivian, Edmonton, AB

CKUA keeps my soul stoked! Folk Routes is my church on Sunday Mornings! Thank you! – Anna, Calgary, AB

I’ve been listening for 30 years. I moved from Alberta to BC almost 22 years ago. While I am in love with BC, the first thing I would do when driving across the border toward Alberta was to tune the radio to CKUA. Because I was usually visiting for a weekend, the show was almost always Andy Donnelly and the Celtic Show. It sounded like home. I love being able to hear the sound of home online. Keep going! – Tanya, Vernon BC

As a Folkfest volunteer since the beginning, CKUA helps keep those special memories alive! – Anonymous, Edmonton, AB

It’s unique! It’s real! The DJ’s are awesome! It feels like home, no matter where we are in the world! – Geoff and Lynn, Strathmore AB

CKUA relies heavily on donations to operate.

Did you know that as a donor and music enthusiast, you are investing in CKUA’s future? Your pledge of support helps CKUA deliver daily programming, plus innovative digital content like podcasts, interviews, and arts and culture features. Your donation ensures that CKUA will continue to provide music and cultural content, on-air and on-line. Visit CKUA.com/theCrew to donate today. To learn more about our 2019-20 year, check out our Annual Report

CKUA is the best, and has gotten me through this pandemic. Much love from Leduc. – Marshall

Thanks for all you do! Keep playing local! – Alyson

Love the variety. Best wishes to all the wonderful hosts, people behind the scenes, and especially to the people behind “double your dollars”. – Bob

CKUA fills our home and our hearts daily….especially listening to David Myles open with a rendition of a classic tune, on Miles from Home– Anonymous, Medicine Hat, AB

I’m so proud of you CKUA! You’ve given me choices I never would have had the opportunity to explore and you have helped define my own music. Thank You Always – Gerry, Edmonton, AB

I love the variety and the intelligent, knowledgeable hosts. – Simone, Edmonton, AB

I love the wide variety of music and the very knowledgeable radio hosts! Saturday is an amazing day of programming. – Kathy, Edmonton, AB

A thank you to all of the Crew. My radio is on all day, either at home or in the car. I love the variety of music and there is always a song that is played that perfectly matches and elevates my mood. CKUA is the musical accompaniment to my day to day life. It always fits like a glove. – Helen, Whitecourt, AB

Our family all enjoy listening to CKUA! This year, instead of buying individual gifts, we decided to donate that money to CKUA so you could keep entertaining and challenging us with your programming. Please play a song about sunshine that will make us smile as we sing or hum along. – The Stepney Family, Edmonton, AB

While I love hearing great music from past eras I also love hearing from fantastic new artists, especially from Alberta, and across Canada.  – Gwen, Calgary, AB

I appreciate the work, knowledge and creativity everyone puts into their shows. Keep up the great work CKUA! – Melisa, Edmonton, AB

CKUA is always a sane place in this crazy world, love ya! – Michele & Geoff, Red Deer County, AB

I have CKUA playing on my radio in my living room 24/7. I love coming home and opening the door to my house and hearing the radio play. I love all the DJ’s, can’t even choose a favourite, it changes on a weekly basis. I almost feel that I know each and every one of them personally. Keep on doing what you do! 🙂 – Jamie, Calgary, AB

CKUA is my local go to. With an amazingly eclectic mix. Never worried about a song being overplayed. Love it! Thank you CKUA! – Braddon, Edmonton, AB

We love the warmth and goodness radiated by CKUA, and the support for the arts! Thank you! – Sarah, Winnipeg, MB

Growing up in Edmonton in the Fifties I remember listening to CKUA on our radio in the kitchen. I’ve been tuning in ever since. Although I am a classical trained professional violinist I do appreciate many other genres of music and nowhere on the airwaves is there such variety as on CKUA. Thank you for all you are and do. – Norbert, Lethbridge, AB

As I often hear listeners say, you play the music of my life. Love it all, especially fond of the well known Canadians, Joni Mitchell, Jann Arden, KD Lang, and the newer youngsters coming up. Thank you for everything you do! The variety, information, Green advice, interviews, announcers, love it all. I feel like I am surrounded by kindred spirits when listening. – anonymous, Cochrane, AB

The only radio that matters. – Alice, Calgary, AB

CKUA has helped keep me (relatively) sane during the pandemic. Being an Alberta musician I know quite a few of the radio hosts so it feels like I have friends in my house every day! – Kurt

I love listening to Baba every morning. I’m always introduced to something I wouldn’t hear anywhere else. Commercial FM Radio just doesn’t do it! – Tim, Edmonton, AB

Our whole family, spread province wide, listens to CKUA. We’ve been listening since the 1950’s. A variety of musical genres is played from straight up to total left-field what-the-heck oddities! It is the most interesting radio out there! Thanks to all at CKUA!!!!!! – Cam & Rhonda, Grande Prairie, AB

CKUA has been the only record station I listen to no matter where I am in the world. I remember tuning into Baba when I was in India and he had the midnight show. Now I’m grounded in Vancouver and it’s a constant companion during these restricted times. – Anonymous, Vancouver, BC

CKUA has kept our moods up through covid, unexpected snow storms interrupting Spring and everything in between! – Tasha, Medicine Hat, AB

All of my dials are tuned into CKUA, thank you for the music and so much more! The culture of the CKUA community is what resonates with me. Some of my favourite Morning moments happen while listening to Baba. So wonderful. Thank you for all you do! – Kim, Calgary, AB

Even more so when I am home Monday to Thursday nights, instead of going out to visit friends, I enjoy the evening classical shows. I enjoy the variety and the excellent accompanying information. I truly appreciate the commercial free aspect of the broadcasts as well. Great job, everyone! – Sylvia, Vernon

It’s rare to hear people offering what people actually want to listen to – I’m in love with you all. – anonymous, Calgary

One memorable morning, I had to drive to Canmore to teach a course. Beautiful day, perfect drive out Highway 1A, and CKUA on the radio. Every piece of music reflected the glory of the early morning, the announcer was wonderful. I’ll never forget that drive!! – anonymous, Rocky View County

My Playlist’s are full of so many artists I first heard on CKUA, many of which would never get air time on other radio stations. CKUA provides a such a great platform for emerging artist which is so important to keep music evolving. – Michael, Leduc

Did you know, as a donor you help us to be online?

Imagine how much more socially isolated we’d be as humans if we could not communicate virtually! Your donation supports the seven hundred thousand we pay for internet service each year. And that’s one of the million reasons why we are so thankful when you donate at CKUA.com/support. All internet related services – web hosting, live stream service, mobile, digital transmission, internet – add up to $58,000 per month or $696,000 a year!

CKIUA is the type of station with a unique history. It’s a story that could only happen once. So lets keep it going. – Terry, Courtenay BC

I love listening to Baba every morning and am always introduced to something I wouldn’t hear anywhere else. Because commercial FM Radio just doesn’t do it! – Tim, Edmonton, AB

Our whole family spread province wide listens to CKUA. We’ve been listening since the 1950’s. A variety of musical genres is played from straight up to total left field what the heck oddities! It is the most interesting radio out there! Thanks to all at CKUA!!!!!! – Cam & Rhonda, Grande Prairie

CKUA has been the only record station I listen to no matter where I am in the world. I remember tuning into Baba when I was in India and he had the midnight show. Now I’m grounded in Vancouver and it’s a constant companion during these restricted times. – Anonymous, Vancouver

CKUA has kept our moods up through covid, unexpected snow storms interrupting Spring and everything in between! – Tasha, Medicine Hat, AB

All of my dials are tuned into CKUA, thank you for the music and so much more! The culture of the CKUA community is what resonates with me. Some of my favorite Morning moments happen while listening to Baba. So wonderful. Thank you for all you do! – Kim, Calgary, AB

I love the wide variety of music and the very knowledgeable radio hosts! Saturday is an amazing day of programming. – Kathy, Edmonton, AB

A thank you to all of the crew. My radio is on all day, either at home or in the car. I love the variety of music and there is always a song that is played that perfectly matches and elevates my mood. CKUA is the musical accompaniment to my day to day life. It always fits like a glove. – Helen, Whitecourt, AB

Our family all enjoy listening to CKUA. This year, instead of buying individual gifts, we decided to donate that money to CKUA so you could keep entertaining us with your programming. – The Stepney Family, Edmonton

While I love hearing great music from past eras, I also love hearing from fantastic new artists, especially from Alberta and across Canada. – Gwen, Calgary

I’ve been an ongoing monthly donor for many years now but I always donate extra during the fundraisers. Thank you so much for all the wonderful music you play and all the knowledge that the hosts add to their shows.The afternoons with Tony and Lisa are outstanding!! CKUA is soooo important to me!! The variety, amazingly great music, the knowledgeable hosts, the amount of Albertan music that is played…..etc etc. Its been said many,many times…..CKUA is a true Albertan treasure. I’m also one of those people that have my radio dial locked on CKUA. Thank you again and again! -Sari, Edmonton

We love CKUA for the variety of music and value the independence of the DJs. Always have Dirty Windshields Hour on Saturday at noon. Keep the tunes coming! – Mecah, Bonnie, Adah and Madeline Klem, Medicine Hat

CKUA always accompanies me, and grounds me in all moods and circumstances. It is always playing in the house and car and I am in awe of the diversity of programming. I can be belting along with a favourite tune from many years ago or jotting down a new artist I have never heard before so I can explore more of their work. Not a day goes by without CKUA firing up a memory, an emotion, and all the feels! Thank you CKUA!!!!! – Anonymous, Sherwood Park

I have Been listening to CKUA for more than 50 yrs. I’ve been a monthly donor since 1997. I am a musician and a live and recording engineer and get to listen to many of my friends that get played on CKUA (including myself)! So thanks for all the years and all the EARS! Love you CKUA! – Carl, Red Deer

I love the variety in music offerings, the knowledgeable and friendly hosts, all together making an informative, entertaining package. – Edward, Edmonton, AB

The knowledgeable and compassionate folks of CKUA send a rare refreshing signal out across our World and into the infinity of Space — Someone very unexpected out there might be listening in and maybe thinking we’re not such a bad outfit here on our little Planet. Long live CKUA ! – Pete, Gallatin Gateway, Montana, USA

Had a spiritual teacher say: give to the needy and also to what feeds you spiritually. CKUA feeds me spiritually- the music, the announcers with their vast knowledge. – Delia, Edmonton, AB

I love a lot of different CKUA programs but right now Tony with Play It Again is my favourite. The music brings the warm memories of my grandmother’s kitchen into my kitchen on Sunday morning. – Jennifer, Fort Saskatchewan, AB

CKUA is such a great place to hear what could be called “non-establishment” music, which nowadays seems to mean great music. It’s been especially important during the pandemic because music is one of the things we can still enjoy and it helps us survive and navigate the hard times. Keep up the good work.  – Tom, Lethbridge, AB

We love your diversity. Shout out to Grant and Baba, because you got to have favourites. Our music collection would be so much smaller without you and we would have to spend more time looking for new music. Peace to you all.  – Keven & Lisa, Calgary, AB

Love the music. Heard some familiar stuff and some new music! – David, Ingersoll, ON

I heard about CKUA from my dear Calgary music friend, Susan Baird. I had the great good fortune to visit Susan during Wide Cut Country Weekend in 2017 and became a permanent CKUA fangirl! Thank you for providing wonderful 24 hour programming in a time when such individuality is rare in radio.  -Lila, Sparta, North Carolina

A $2.3M combined cost to create and broadcast more than 30 curated programs across the provincial FM transmitter network and live stream

CKUA is powered by a strong community, united by a shared love of music, arts and culture. Your donation keeps thousands of people in Alberta, and around the world connected, ever important in today’s socially distanced society. When you give, you directly contribute to a combined two point three million dollar annual cost to connect you with enriching programming, and our community with FM radio and live streaming. Join the crew today at CKUA.com/theCrew.

 

Every time we make a request of the CKUA’s most excellent hosts, they are always sure to not only play the request, but even share our thoughts and comments we send along in the accompanying email. Recently, Lark Clark (who, of course, hosts our favourite show, World Spinning), not only played our request for typico music, she devoted a whole hour to the genre and wonderful Latin dance music in general. It was so much more than we expected, and set us dancing all around the livingroom. So uplifting as we headed into yet another weekend of lockdowns. As we said when we made the request, we feel our shoes nailed to the floor these days, and her program is an escape to exotic corners of the world. I suppose to end this note with a request- well, can’t get enough of that typico, but anything Lark plays is always fascinating, wonderful and rhythmic. – Andrea and Larry, Calgary

There is no better way to begin a mini vacation than sending my support to CKUA during fundraiser time. A daily resource to get through every day and a beacon of hope leading me, and likely many others, through an interesting year  – Joe, Fort McMurray, AB

I thought I was having some kind of flash back on Monday Morning recently. Cathy Ennis on CKUA? I spent many hours in the Listening Room back in the day. Cathy, Seth, Tony, Andy, Tom, etc… the list goes on, have all help provide the musical soundtrack to my life. As an artist myself, I have been inspired by the music CKUA has introduced me too. I really appreciate your support of Alberta artists.  – Richard, Dalemead, AB

We are Albertans and we fell in love with CKUA in the 80s when we were newly married. It is our go-to radio and we are super happy to have access out here on the coast. – Jim and Carol, Powell River, BC

CKUA is important to me because of the variety of artists and the fabulous music. Music helps my day go by and brings joy to my life. There are incredibly talented musicians out there and CKUA has introduced me to so many of them. I also want to support local musicians. Music is so needed in our lives to benefit our mental well being especially during these times. – Caron, Edmonton, AB

Large variety of music and knowledgeable hosts telling you tidbits of information you would never know without their research and love for their job. – Evelyn, Sundre, AB

I love CKUA because it helps me feel connected to other thougthful people who appreciate music, the arts, and community as much as I do. Every DJ is doing a stellar job of opening my ears to different sounds and giving me new things to think about every day. Thanks so much! – Anonymous, Edmonton, AB

An investment in CKUA’s Next Generation

Did you know that as a donor, you are investing in CKUA’s next generation? Many Alberta artists have told us that the first time they heard their music played on the radio, it was on CKUA! Listener donations allow CKUA to promote local and emerging artists, and the arts and cultural community that needs our support now. Your gift connects people to the power of music, arts, and culture, now and in the future. Donate today at CKUA.com/theCrew.

CKUA and the Friday Night Blues Party have been a major part of my listening choices for many, many years. Since the onset of the pandemic, I’ve hooked up with friends remotely and we enjoy the Blues Party in a virtual setting that we all look forward to very much every Friday night. Thanks Cam and thank you CKUA!  – Vic, Lethbridge, AB

I always look forward to tuning into Leeroy Staggers show the Dirty Windshields Radio Hour. He navigates his way through multiple genres, while always sending out a positive vibe to his listeners. I always learn something or hear a tune, new or old, that I’ve never heard before. Thanks and keep up the great work!  – Ryan, Calgary, AB

It’s a venue for a wide variety of musical artists to express their creativity and be heard without feeling the need to fit their expression to someone else’s criteria.  – Jennifer, Calgary, AB

It’s great to listen to a lot of my favourite songs but more important to hear all the new music played on CKUA, especially all the Canadian talent new and old like The Weather Station!! CKUA has some of the best DJ’s in the WORLD! I’m so thankful I have this awesome resource available from pretty much anywhere!  – Anonymous, Calgary, AB

It takes many hands to create and tell a story on-air and online

Did you know that your donation supports a whole team of CKUA professionals who work in production, programming, IT, engineering, and marketing? Nearly a thousand dollars is required to deliver each broadcast hour of music and conversation. So the next time you hear an hour of programming that inspires you or makes you tap your toes, think of all the care that went into bringing it to the air! Visit CKUA.com/waystogive to donate today.

I’d be lost without CKUA. You all highlight so many moments of my day, me week, my month! – Stephanie, Chestermere, AB

I first found CKUA 47 years ago when I purchased my first car which came with an FM Radio. Since then, it has been my go to station. – Andre, Edson, AB

Where to start on my feelings for CKUA? I’ve been listening for over 30 years. It’s the only thing on in our house during the day. We love it. Back in 1997, during the dark (silent) times, I too felt that CKUA was radio worth fighting for. It was true then and now. At the time I resolved that I would give at least “a dollar a day for CKUA”. I’ve kept that pledge all these years, and them some when I could. I am a monthly donor but I’ve just sent in another one time shot to help out in these hard times. Use it in good health. We are fortunate that CKUA is one of the radio stations included with our Telus Optik TV service – channel 7046. It’s another great way to listen. Stay safe and keep doing what you’re doing! – Dan and Jody, Nanaimo BC

Just want to say, CKUA has got me through these times well, in the car or at home. Love Baba for sure! And many others. So much better than that national broadcast company, that has “covid-itis” endlessly…Thanks for your promotion of culture and the arts in Alberta! Best wishes – Doug, Canmore, AB

We’ve been monthly donors for about 20 years, and have watched the mighty CKUA evolve and change with the times. It’s gotten us through self isolation, missed birthdays and anniversaries during Covid. Thanks for all you do! – Willy, Okanagan Falls, BC

Because it’s the best curated shows you will ever hear on the radio. World class!! Thanks CKUA – Lindon, Medicine Hat, AB

I listen to CKUA at home and in my car, and I really appreciated it while I spent fourteen days in quarantine, but I enjoy CKUA at all times, day and night. – Joyce, Clairmont, AB

Keep on keepin on CKUA!! I’ve been a fan for at least a decade, you guys have broadened my musical horizon in so so many ways. – Jordan, Fort McMurray

I love the global community that CKUA promotes. It indeed affects the quality of each day by providing a break from the tsunami of noise that presently surrounds us. – Linda, Lethbridge

Thanks CKUA for just making life better. – Garry, Calgary

I was with my granddaughter today and we danced to CKUA tunes. I want to dance with Lyla on her 10th birthday and her 20th birthday. This donation is for Lyla. – Janette, Leduc

We listen daily, it helps us get through the day! So many programs that we enjoy during the day and evenings, especially Classical, Jazz and weekends! We barely watch TV and almost always have music on in the background. – Jim and Claire, Lethbridge

We hear Music and Creativity all the time that is Inspiring, Eclectic, Invigorating, Exciting, Thought-Provoking, Culturally Rich and spans listening interest from babes in arms, impressionable kids to teens, and on into the adult spectrum who dance in the kitchen and anywhere, to the joy of Music. What a Gift that is! – Gramma Geo, Calgary

CKUA has been in my life for as long as I can remember as it was my moms favorite station while I was growing up. I remember hearing the fundraising drives, intrigued by the wide range of music and the great hosts. It’s now a full circle as I listen to CKUA with my new son, taking the opportunity to immerse him in to the diverse musical experience CKUA offers to its listeners. – Daria, Edmonton

CKUA is the croissant that goes with my coffee in the morning, and is a companion during the day. Self-employed and a struggling artist, my home office/studio always has CKUA playing. Thank you. – Bob, Banff