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Local Music Mailout!

CKXU is organizing another mail-out of new local artist releases to NCRA member radio stations across Canada. If you or any of your friends just cut a fine EP or LP of original tunes, forward them this page too or have them get in touch!

Are you interested in having your album shipped out by us along with some other great local music? We will do this for you at a cost of $1 per CD (in sums of either 30 or 50) you wish to send. That’s only $30 or $50 to get your tunes all across Canada?!?!? This cost will go towards the postage and packaging costs. Please have the following prepared:

  • Have 30 or 50 copies (burning your own copies is fine, but test them to make sure they work!) of your upcoming or most recent release (from within the past 6 months ideally to ensure other stations will play them)
  • Have a respective 30 or 50 copies of a one-sheet (click to read more if you’re unsure what I’m saying), with important information about the album you are sending. If you need us to make photocopies of this, please add $5 to your total.
    • Limit the following info to one piece of paper:
      • a) Band name
      • b) Album title
      • c) Album release date
      • d) Contact info / Website / Social media links
      • e) Genre and name a few other bands that you sound like
      • f) Put a note that lists any songs with dirty words that others might need warning about
      • g) Brief band bio / Additional info about this release
  • Bring $30 to send 30 copies of your album or $50 to send 50 (plus the $5 for printing if needed). Please email to confirm a drop off time and make sure someone will be around to receive your goods.
  • Please have all this to CKXU by October 7th at the latest! These packs will be shipping out on October 10th!

Feel free to get in touch with any questions you might have: [email protected]

Love & Records 2016 – THANK YOU!

Love & Records 2016 The CKXU Radio Society would like to thank all the people, sponsors, volunteers, vendors, bands, and anyone else who participated in this year’s Love & Records! It was super fun! See you next year! Love & Records is Western Canada’s largest FREE out-door record fair held annually at Galt Gardens in Downtown…Continue Reading

Love & Records wins Hip Downtown Transformation Award

Love & Records music festival and record fair was honoured with the “Hip Downtown Transformation” award for being a leader in the transformation of the downtown at the ‪#‎CelebrateDowntownYQL‬event tonight! CKXU Radio Society was also nominated for a “Champagne” award for being a champion of a vibrant downtown. Thank you to all volunteers, musicians, and…Continue Reading

FUNdrive 2016! THANK YOU!

Just a note to say thank you for all of the love and support from all of our fantastic donors, volunteers, partners and sponsors during the 2016 FUNdrive! Together we raised $25,605 – Something that we just could not have accomplished without your support. Thank you, we truly appreciate it. Remember, you can donate to CKXU…Continue Reading

CKXU Debates is a planned series that will air in Summer 2016 on CKXU 88.3 FM. The concept is to offer CKXU listeners the chance to listen to informed, intelligent, respectful debates on issues that are of interest to our community. From local politics, to the Alberta economy, from student affairs to LGBTQ and Indigenous…Continue Reading

Edmonton, AB – The Herd Audio Challenge invites Alberta-based radio producers and fans alike to create a three-minute audio work that relates to a specified theme, adheres to two rules and is completed in two months. Participants have until January 31, 2016 to create a piece that fulfills the outlined criteria in three minutes or…Continue Reading

CKXU is HIRING a FUNdrive 2016 Coordinator

          FUNdrive Coordinator   The CKXU Radio Society is looking to procure a FUNdrive Coordinator for a five month contract. Assistant to the Executive Director/Station Manager, the FUNdrive Coordinator will help plan and execute CKXU’s annual week-long fundraising endeavour FUNdrive 2016, held between March 18th – 25th 2016   Background: FUNdrive…Continue Reading

CKXU is HIRING a Friends of CKXU Program Coordinator

          Friends of CKXU Program Coordinator   Accountable to the Executive Director/Station Manager, the Friends of CKXU Program Coordinator will be charged with the task of managing and maintaining CKXU’s partnership with the many local businesses enrolled in the program. Background: The Friends of CKXU Program is a very important part…Continue Reading