What You Can Do
CKUA is powered by people. We rely on the community to fund our daily broadcasts as well as invest in special projects. Two-thirds of our operations are funded by community donations. We are grateful for gifts of any amount to support our core mission, ongoing programs and broadcast. Since our founding in 1927, CKUA has fostered an eco-system for music, arts and culture with an Alberta frame of reference. The projects below will contribute to our continuing success.
CKUA is launching a fundraising campaign to support our two studio locations: the Alberta Hotel in Edmonton, and the Calgary Foundation CKUA Studio at the National Music Centre in Calgary. Donations received will modernize our broadcasting capabilities and studios, create a vibrant and welcoming permanent space for our library and archives, and expand our capacity to tell our province’s story through words and music.
To develop CKUA’s next generation of on-air and in-house musical and cultural experts, we require funding to invest in mentorship and professional development initiatives. CKUA wants to provide meaningful opportunities for our experienced hosts to share knowledge and support with young people who aspire to be CKUA’s new curators and storytellers.
CKUA is at a crossroads. In order to serve the cultural community well in the future, we must upgrade our technology, our digital offering and our public spaces to continue serving Albertans in a changing modern media context. For CKUA to honour its long-standing donors and listeners, this means maintaining a robust, trouble-free FM transmission system. At the same time, to maintain our growing non-radio listening audience, CKUA must enhance our existing digital technologies and channels to outfit a Digital Programming Department. Investments in CKUA’s technical infrastructure will ensure that our listening community will continue to have access to music, arts and cultural programming with an Alberta owned, operated and run organization.
Thank you for enriching and connecting our community through the power of music, arts and culture.