The Covid-19 situation has once again made us adjust our 2021 Fall Edmonton Broadcasters Club luncheon plan. And to adhere to AHS guidelines, as well as to keep our member safe, the luncheon will now be conducted fully via a Zoom broadcast.
The CKUA Then and Now show will commence at Noon, on Wednesday, October 20th and Holger Petersen will interview former station boss Ken Regan (Then) and current CEO Marc Carnes (Now), about the history of the station, as well as discuss the future of public-supported radio.
Of course, Holger is also a Juno Award winner as well as an Order of Canada recipient. He has been with CKUA for over 50 years,
The Zoom is quite simple to use and we are happy to assist in any manner. Ticket information will be sent out early in October.
Originally located on the campus of the University of Alberta in Edmonton (hence the UA of the call letters), CKUA was founded on November 21, 1927. Today, it is Canada’s oldest public broadcaster.
CKUA broadcasts from studios in downtown Edmonton, has added a studio in Calgary’s National Music Centre, and is carried over 16 FM transmitters in the province. Our featured speakers will touch on the early history, the station going off the air in 1997, (and returning with a new subscriber funding template), their new building, and some of their many long tenured personalities.