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Original Thoughts - August 2014

In this issue:

- Live Broadcasts from EFMF
- Spend $50, Save $10
- CKUA Volunteer Regional Venue Coordinators Needed
- Connecting Alberta through Music and the Arts
- Donor Corner
- CKUA at the Calgary Folk Fest
- Top 5 for August
- Ways to Stay Connected with CKUA

Live Broadcasts from EFMF

If you can’t be at the Edmonton Folk Music Festival in person, here’s the next best thing!

Kick back and relax as CKUA brings the Edmonton Folk Fest to you.

Don’t miss Andy Donnelly, Terry David Mulligan, Baba, Lark Clark, Allison Brock and more, as they host performances and interviews with festival artists and organizers.

Join the CKUA Family

For the first time ever, we are inviting Edmonton Folk Music Festival goers to join the CKUA family.  CKUA volunteers will be on hand asking CKUA fans to become a monthly donor. Keeping non-commercial public radio on the air is the best reason ever to donate to CKUA - be a part of our growing family who believe in the magic of great music, supporting local artists and a vibrant music and arts community.

Giveaways & Prizes

All new monthly donors who sign up at the festival will receive a free CKUA water bottle!  Plus a chance to win one of five pairs of day passes to next year’s Edmonton Folk Music Festival!

And one lucky winner will also have the chance to win a pair of backstage passes, alongside their 2015 Edmonton Folk Music Festival day-pass!

Find all the details here.

Spend $50, Save $10

Get your summer festival gear before it’s too late! Check out our NEW 2014 merchandise, perfect for all your festival needs. And from now until August 29th our e-newsletter subscribers are eligible to receive $10 off with any purchase of $50 or more!
Make sure to quote “summer exclusive” when placing your order. And happy shopping!

CKUA Volunteer Regional Venue Coordinators Needed!

Are you passionate about CKUA? Would you enjoy representing CKUA at events and festivals in your community, organizing events and other like-minded volunteers?  If this sounds like you and or someone you know, CKUA is looking for Volunteer Regional Venue Coordinators in the areas of Red Deer and Calgary.

Volunteer Regional Venue Coordinators work with the CKUA Volunteer Program Manager and the Marketing Team to coordinate and assist with the recruitment and scheduling of local CKUA Ambassadors, which partake in various CKUA marketing and promotional opportunities throughout Alberta.

If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity or would like more information/position description, please contact Breanne Coffill, CKUA Volunteer Program Manager, 780-428-2047 or bcoffill@ckua.com

What better way to share the love of music, culture and CKUA with your community than to get involved today!

Connecting Alberta through Music and the Arts

There's still plenty of time to enter our Summerfest Photo Contest! Send us your photos from any music and arts festival from around the province and win a deluxe camera prize package from McBain Camera.

Submissions will be used to create a digital collage which we’ll display on our website and social media.

How to enter:

- Tweet your festival photo
- Tag @ckuaradio
- Use the hashtag: #CKUASummerFest


- Post your festival photo
- Tag @ckuaradio
- Use the hashtag: #CKUASummerFest

Donor Corner

Bill and Donna wanted to share their story about what CKUA means to them, and why they donate.

"We feel CKUA has given us a real musical education.  We hear a lot of music that is never played anywhere else. Good music, lots of Canadian music. We hope our financial support and our constant talk of what we heard and where we heard it will keep CKUA in people's thoughts. For Bill's birthday last year we asked for donations to the station instead of gifts. Our grandkids bought him a CKUA mug and a water bottle.

Thanks for making the music happen so we can listen." (Read the full article)

Join the Donor Corner Community and email us YOUR story! It might be featured in an upcoming issue of Original Thoughts.

CKUA at the Calgary Folk Fest

Check out our Calgary Folk Fest Photo Album, courtesy of CKUA's charming and industrious Associate Producer Megan Clark.

Top 5 for August

1.charts_wrose.gif Michael Rault - Living Daylight  (Pirates Blend)

2.charts_mleaf.gif Owen Pallett - In Conflict (Secret City)

3. Puss N Boots - No Fools, No Fun (Blue Note)

4. John Hiatt - Terms Of My Surrender (New West)

5. Lee Fields & the Expressions - Emma Jean (Truth & Soul Records)

Ways to Stay Connected with CKUA

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