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CKXU Local Release Mail-out

CKXU is inviting you to participate in another edition of our local releases mail-out. If you or any of your friends are about to or just recently cut a fine EP or LP of original tunes, check this out and forward it on to anyone you think might be interested or have them get in touch with me. Note that our next mail-out will take place in the new year.

Are you interested in having your album shipped out to as many as 50 other campus-community radio stations across Canada 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 and possibly charting on the national campus-community radio charts!! This cost goes towards the postage and packaging costs. If interested in participating, 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 (released within the past 6 months or so ideally to ensure other stations will play them)
  • This isn’t mandatory, but recommended: Have a respective 30 or 50 copies of a one-sheet (click to read more if you’re unsure what I’m talking about), with important information about the album you are sending. Search online for one-sheet templates if you’d like a more specific idea, or would like help in getting started. 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 artists that you sound like
      • f) Put a note that lists any songs with potentially offensive language 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 costs if needed) to CKXU. Most weekday evenings, plus Tuesday, Thursday, Friday afternoons work best for me. Please get in touch for other arrangements.
  • Have this to CKXU by Wednesday, November 8th at the latest! We will aim to send these packs out by Friday of that week.

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

CKXU local release mail-out!

Hello local artists/friends of local artists, 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…Continue Reading

CKXU IS HIRING: STUDENT LIVE ON LOCATION BROADCAST TEAM! APPLICATION DEADLINE MAY 17TH

Hey folks! Ever thought about joining the CKXU team? Well if you’re a currently a student, here’s your chance! Opportunity 1/2 CKXU Live On Location Content Director (Contract) “CKXU Live On Location Content Director” The CKXU Live On Location Content Director is concerned with details directly relating to development, management, and archiving of all relevant…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

CKXU is hiring a Post-Production Audio Engineer for L&R2015 LP Project

Post-Production Audio Engineer for L&R2015 LP Project Project Overview Love & Records is a Music Festival and Record Fair held annually in September at Galt Gardens in Downtown Lethbridge, Alberta presented by the campus-community radio station, CKXU 88.3 FM. For the 2015 edition of Love & Records, the entire days’ worth of performances on the…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