In October 1985, CKUA Radio
engaged in what was to be its most audacious live news coverage to date.
The Alberta Progressive Conservative Leadership Convention was held at the AgriCom in Edmonton, and a team of 16 reporters, announcers and
technicians provided 15 hours of continuous live coverage, a feat
unmatched by any other broadcast news service.
The convention and subsequent provincial election would result in Don
Getty succeeding Peter Lougheed as Alberta's eighth premier. In the 1989
election, however, Getty would lose his Edmonton Whitemud seat, though his
party was returned to power. In 1992, Ralph Klein succeeded Getty as Tory
leader and premier.
News and Current Events #2
In this Oct. 11, 1985 broadcast of
convention from the AgriCom,
discusses his experiences as Alberta's premier.