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CKUA Top 5 Hot Files

1. Part 1 – Workshop West Theatre's artistic di...(Arts Alberta)
2. Part 1- Tony Dillon-Davis talks with the Jef...(Arts Alberta)
3. Part 1 – Tommy Banks talks to Allan Sheldon ...(Arts Alberta)
4. Part 1 – Colin McLean talks with Jim Marsh, ...(Arts Alberta)
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Educational Program Production

CKUA was an early provider of educational materials through its production of radio talks featuring U of A professors. The station was an early proponent of bilingualism in its French-language courses, and it would later ethnic programming including Cree.

Penny Williams, the host and writer of Speak Up, an English as a second language series for new immigrants, broadcast in 1980The Alberta School Broadcasts were another feature, beginning in 1939 for the Department of Education for in-school listening. From the '70s to mid-'80s, the station moved back and forth in fulfilling its "principal role" in providing educational programming for ACCESS, Alberta's educational departments and their agencies.
Several projects that involved CKUA in both educational and entertainment functions drew the station into a partnership with Alberta's distance-education facility, Athabasca University. CKUA has produced two series on popular culture and musicology with AU that function both as programming and credit courses, Ragtime to Rolling Stones, and The Long Weekend. Two other similar series are in the works: From Bop to Rock and Rocky Road: From Presley to Punk.






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