Fire on the mountain and more CKUA

Last week I drove to Edmonton for a couple of days of meetings, and as usual, I kept my radio tuned to CKUA for the entire time I was in Alberta.   Sometime before hitting the border I was able to bring in 580 on the AM dial, and sometime before Vegreville I switched to 94.9 FM.

On Thursday evening as I approached Lloydminster with the bluegrass show Fire on the Mountain playing, and my foot keeping time on the floorboard (my left foot – not the one on the gas pedal),  I realized how much I wish Saskatchewan had a similar station.  CBC Radio 2 comes closest, with its mix of programs, but for me it doesn’t measure up to the eclectic mix on CKUA; perhaps it’s because of CKUA’s “listener-supported”, “community-based” mandate.

At least when I’m at my computer I can listen to them online, when I actually remember to.

4 Responses to “Fire on the mountain and more CKUA”

  1. Mr. C.C. says:

    Community radio is good. There is a station in Saskatoon called CFCR 90.5 and they have a wide range of music and information programs. But a lot of it is music based. The link for listening live is below.

    http://barakastreaming.com:8088/cfcr

    You can also go to http://www.cfcr.ca and listen from there.

    I generally forget to listen. But Hot Buttered Soul is a pretty good program and one of their more popular ones as well.

  2. Phil L says:

    Thanks Chris, I’ll check out CFCR online, and possibly tune them in next time I’m in Saskatoon.

  3. Randall says:

    You know Phil,

    When you come to Edmonton and you have even an hour lunch or supper, you need to email me and I’ll gladly come up and loose an hour with you.

    Gladly!

  4. Phil L says:

    Sounds great. I’ll pobably be back in September, will give you a call. It would be good to have coffee or a meal with you in Old Strathcona.