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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 are about to or just recently cut a fine EP or LP of original tunes, forward them this email or have them get in touch with me too! Note that our next mail-out will take place this summer.

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 very low cost of $1 per CD (PLEASE in a sum 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 or so 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. Search online for one-sheet templates if you’d like a better idea. If you would like us to make photocopies of this for you, please add $5 to your total.
    • Limit the following info to one piece of paper:
      • a) Artist 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 or content that others might need warning about before playing on radio
      • g) Brief band bio / Additional info about this release
      • h) *OPTIONAL* a photo of the artist and the album cover is a nice visual to add…
  • Bring $30 to send 30 copies of your album or $50 to send 50 (plus the $5 for printing if needed) by CKXU. There is usually someone around most business hours of the day, but please get in touch if you need to come at a wonky hour.
  • Please have all this to CKXU by Wednesday, April 19th at the latest! We will aim to send these packs out by April 21st.

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

FUNdrive 2017 “More Than Radio”

Hey! Looking for information about FUNdrive 2017?                     Check out or to see the 2017 swag or make a donation, go to ! Thanks!!Continue Reading

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

Join us this week (and the first Wednesday of each month) for a live improvised piece of music. Adrian and Sean will be joined by Matthew Wilkinson (of Postnamers) to make a racket live in studio and on air. Check out some of his other sounds by clicking here.Continue Reading