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All Ears: A Shared History of CKUA and CJSR to Air on January 5, 2014

CKUA Radio CJSR RadioAll Ears: A Shared History of CKUA and CJSR is the story, told by more than 25 of Alberta’s finest radio makers, of how public radio has come to hold a prominent and esteemed place as the true voice of Alberta’s diverse communities. Producers from both CJSR and CKUA joined forces to explore the connection between the two stations, in celebration of CJSR’s 30th anniversary.

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Hot 107 FM Presents the 1st Annual Charity Poker Tournament to Benefit Edmonton Food Bank and Santas Anonymous

Celebrity Poker TournamentMore than a dozen celebrities are confirmed to join local poker players to raise awareness and funds to support the Edmonton Food Bank and Santas Anonymous at the 1st Annual Celebrity ALL-IN for Charity Poker Tournament.  A series of charity poker events will take place from November 14th to 16th and conclude with the Celebrity main event on November 17th at 2pm, presented by Hot 107 FM.

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Alberta Radio Station: CSJR Promises to Challenge the Status Quo

CJSR Radio EdmontonCJSR-FM is a campus-based community radio station, broadcasting at 88.5 FM in Edmonton.  The station is volunteer-run with a stated mission, “to enlighten and entertain our audience through high quality and diverse programming that constantly challenges the status quo.”

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PHRESH FM, Calgary’s Underground Radio Station

Phresh FM CalgaryThis time last year, two motivated individuals were driving around Calgary in a minivan loaded with radio equipment, setting up in garages and backyards every Saturday and broadcasting the finest hip hop and electronica, though at great personal risk. “We were able to cover about half of the city, depending on where we had set up,” says co-founder David Gutierrez.

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CKMX Radio in Calgary Flips from Country to Comedy with Funny 1060

CKMX Radio CalgaryOn September 12, 2013, Calgary’s CKMX flipped from classic country to an all-comedy format as Funny 1060 to feature stand up comedy bits performed by major stand-up and improvisational comedians. Launched to coincide with the Calgary Comedy Festival,  the station is one of several Bell-owned stations to air programming from the 24/7 Comedy.

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Marilyn Jones, Edmonton, Alberta ABOUT ME
I am Marilyn Jones, a news junkie with a penchant for publishing, politics, communications, gardening, hiking, reading, the arts and training nonprofit organizations in media relations and social media communications in Alberta (BA in English with Honours, U of A; Master of Publishing, SFU)