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Why YOU should join the Crew, if you haven’t already!

"It's not just how much, it's how many."

CKUA’s Monthly donors work together to help us build a sustainable future. Their consistent monthly financial support helps us refine our planning, efficiency, and operations to maximize every single dollar donated.

One-Time donors are the amazing people whose hearts and souls compel them to give what they can, when they can, to ensure we will all have a musical home where we can share our collective values.

A unique experience that provides you with an opportunity to connect with your preferred program host, share your CKUA story, and then tune in to enjoy your very special hour. Receive a customized musical experience! Connect with your favourite show host to discuss music and music related stories! Learn more.

Join this circle of friends and benefactors who come together twice a year to contribute to CKUA’s signature Double Your Dollars matching pool, available during the spring and fall fundraisers. Learn more.

If you are visiting this page, you recognize and value the importance of music, arts and culture in expressing our best selves. In the CKUA Crew, you will find a community of kindred spirits. Like you, these are people whose hearts and souls compel them to give what they can, when they can, to ensure we will all have a musical home where we can share our collective values.

As an organization that heavily relies on donations to operate, we are tremendously grateful for our crew – for you – and to have this reason, right now, to say, “thank you” for considering joining the Crew.

Membership in this Crew is accessible. It’s a “give what you can, when you can” subscription plan. You choose what’s best for you! Monthly, annually, one-time, anytime, whenever you feel inspired to give some extra love to CKUA. In return, you have our promise to be here, every day, all day long, on-air and online and, just because, you’ll receive a Crew Backstage Pass to fuel your passion for musical discovery.

Your Gift. Your Way. Your Direct Impact on CKUA and Music, Arts and Culture.

Donate Today  Donate by Text, our App & more! Learn how!

Here are some examples of what your contribution goes towards:

Become a Vital PowerSource for CKUA

When we say CKUA is people-powered, it truly is. As a member of the Crew, you help to support the $35,000/month power bill and other related operational expenses. You help CKUA maintain a constant presence as a musical home and gathering place for listeners, offering offer hope, comfort, friendship, and community connection to lift our collective spirits.

Adopting G.O.A.T.s the CKUA way!

Our hosts are the Greatest Of All Talkers as expert curators of musical programs that nourish the mind and delight the soul. When you adopt our G.O.A.T.s, you ultimately support the $1.4M cost (approx.) to produce 31 musical programs and Arts Outlook weekly features, that shine a brilliant light on Alberta’s cultural creators including emerging and established voices in music, visual & performing arts, film, television, poetry, literature, animation, comedy, and beyond.

Become a CKUA Foundation Member!

CKUA is on air 8,760 hours annually with each hour of curated programming involving the direct input of 10 people from different specialty areas – a $750/hour cost (approx.) that your donation helps to support. You ultimately help to fulfill CKUA’s promise to deliver accessible, diverse, high-quality, locally relevant, fresh content, and reliable service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, that fosters a deeper appreciation for the importance of music, arts, and culture in Alberta and around the world.

Support your local transmitter and streaming service!

Your donation helps to support a team of 5 (+1 donkey) toward keeping CKUA’s provincial and world-wide technical infrastructure running at a success rate of 99.7% uptime per year. Ultimately you help to off-set the $1.57M/year cost (approx.) to grow a more connected, inclusive world-wide community through sharing music, arts, and culture. 126 hours of fresh content is presented weekly on radio, supplemented by captivating digital content enjoyed and shared by 400,000 loyal listeners, 44,820 social followers and 70,200 weekly visitors to


Each year CKUA receives the interest off the total amount endowed or invested in our endowment funds, providing us with a stable source of income in perpetuity.

Converting stocks, bonds and mutual funds to cash often means getting hit with a hefty tax bill. When you donate your publicly listed securities to the CKUA Radio Foundation, you pay no capital gains tax on their increased value. It’s crucial support to CKUA and a tax savings for you! Learn more.

As a valued member of the Crew you will receive a Backstage Pass to access perks including:

– Discount codes for special promotions provided by CKUA Corporate Partners when offered
– Featured digital content including hidden gems from the CKUA Vault to enhance your musical discovery
– Front of the line access and giveaways provided by CKUA Arts and Culture Partners when offered
– And so much more as the program continues to evolve.

*login details will be sent in your donation confirmation email

Who’s in the Crew?

✓ existing Monthly Donors
✓ One-Time Donors who donated in 2021
✓ Leadership Donors
✓ Volunteers
✓ Board Member
✓ Foundation Members

If you’re one of our Crew members and you haven’t received your backstage pass code, email

More questions? Check out our FAQ page

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Mobile Giving

Notes on text-to-give:

  •  Please note that your donation amount will be added to your mobile phone bill. All mobile users can obtain a tax receipt for their donations made via text message by visiting: (100% of your donation goes to CKUA!)
  • For information on how your personal details are used, how to obtain an official tax receipt, and more FAQs, please visit

Donating by Cheque?

Please email to let us know your gift is in the mail. Thank you.

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Donations to CKUA are tax-deductible. Our charitable registration number is 118776830RR0001.