But people show devotion, which is very touching. Looking for anything listenable, we stumbled upon a program called Just Because We’re Kids (Saturday mornings, perfect!). It's like, "Baba, I love you." I went to shows, somebody is coming to town – Frank Zappa, David Bowie or something – then you buy records, magazines, and you find out more. Dad called from his home in Ponoka and exalted, “Did you hear that bass?” It was another mutual CKUA moment never to be forgotten. Thank you for your patience. CKUA Radio Network. In that same spirit, here’s one by our beloved Mid-Morning Mojo host, Baba Singh. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. As a child, I thought there were little beings inside of the ‘box’, and they were talking to me. The first tune (released last month) enjoyed some airplay on the CKUA Radio Network, and Mid-Morning Mojo. Listen to Mid-Morning Mojo, Tuesdays to Fridays between 9 AM and noon MT on CKUA. firstname.lastname@example.org. and that opened it up for me. When I was asked to write something about CKUA, my response to that was, “I can talk about CKUA, probably for hours, but writing, it requires a skill that I don’t think I have.”. During our Spring 2020, Powered by People fundraising campaign, we were posting personal essays by CKUA announcers and listeners about what our service means to them. I'd find a broken record and check out the groove on it, maybe rub the needle back and forth and see something happen. Quickly setting it up, he was delighted to hear the announcer intone “This is London calling” followed by the sound of Big Ben. LIVE ON CKUA with BABA - playing SUEANNA - Duration: 6:22. Links, A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I/J | K | L | Mac | Mc | M | N/O | P/Q | R | S | T/U | V-Z. My father, George Rumbold , was sent in 1914 from London, England to Ontario, as a farm … We are not just trying to accommodate, we are home to you, to us. 351 King Street East, Suite 1600, Toronto, ON Canada, M5A 0N1, Five questions with Wally Schumann, Northwest Territories’ Minister of Industry, Five questions with Dail Croome of Calgary band Daring Greatly, Five questions with Annette Antoniak, CAO of Wood Buffalo, Due to technical reasons, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles. We hope to have this fixed soon. I think the cool factor was there, that rock and roll was cool somehow. I think somebody next door had a radio, and that was the only radio in the village or that I knew of in existence. In that same spirit, here’s one by our beloved Mid-Morning Mojo host, Baba Singh. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. In desperation, his thoughts turned to the poplar and spruce forests nearby. Miss the name of that song you were jamming out to on CKUA? My dad was a schoolteacher and he had been to live in Kenya in his youth, so he had this pull for me to experience the outside world. Connection! Every record, he needed to change the needle and they'd throw away the castaway needles, so maybe there was magic in that. My dad was a schoolteacher and he had been to live in Kenya in his youth, so he had this pull for me to experience the outside world. I was really insecure about it. How it came about is the story of my father and his need for news from England. Everyone in Peace River burned wood for heating, including most merchants. He was very kind and he invited me to come and watch and I started going back every week, and he started to teach me stuff and give me a bit of airtime. Story! CKUA became part of my radio listening experience in the spring of 1940. All that drudgery was forgotten when, after delivering the last load, he returned home with his new Marconi battery radio with the all important short wave bands. For me, it was like a possibility, like a portal of communication. Home Page | RadioWest.ca | Click here to subscribe. Radio is magic. We aim to create a safe and valuable space for discussion and debate. That's all I was interested in. This was in the fifties, so there was this magic of communication through space. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to, To view this site properly, enable cookies in your browser. 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Nov 4th 03:00. Find it here! For me, it's still a wonder how people connect to what they receive on air. Next thing you know, the station manager gave me a show. I would read about Elvis Presley or Beatles or something like that and I had no idea what it sounded like or what it meant, but it’s like, there’s a thing called music and records. Baba - Born Dilbagh Singh Bhangoo. It didn't happen until early nineties for me here. It literally is a tweeter mounted on a big horn and they put it in the tallest tree and just blast about half a dozen 78s they had for hours on end. Tuesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Wednesday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Thursday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm Friday 9:00 am - 12:00 pm. My brothers lived in Canada, too, but they were like, "Why do you keep buying records?" Bobby Cameron - The Way It Is - with Rusty Reed on Harp - Edmonton Blues Festival - Duration: 4:10. There were magazines and newspapers around the house. He had no power saw – the trees were felled and sawn into cord wood by hand, then hauled by a team of horses for the 17 miles to town – a long day’s journey for each load. Announcer/producer CKUA 2002-current; began on overnights when all-night show debuted November 2002. My family didn't understand it. The Road Home. EdmontonBroadcasters.com is a work in progress and your input is requested. Bob Chelmick Alternative, Eclectic. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. There was technological intrigue with the medium more than the sound itself. Every record, he needed to change the needle and they’d throw away the castaway needles, so maybe there was magic in that. Nov 4th 02:57. Dilbagh Singh Bhangoo, better known as Baba to his fans on CKUA Radio Network, fell in love with radio at an early age. There was technological intrigue with the medium more than the sound itself. Welcome to The Globe and Mail’s comment community. Some information in it may no longer be current. Baba Singh writes about how he discovered # CKUA sometime around 1983... # baba # midmorningmojo # poweredbypeople See More. If you would like to write a letter to the editor, please forward it to email@example.com. Filter Results Export Playlist + Clear Filters. Twilight. Nov 4th 02:55. Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. The top 10 charting album is described by journalist Sandra Sperounes as, “childlike, delightfully quirky - will instantly put a smile on your face and lower your blood pressure. Lara Yule Singh could be the answer to our problems.” Dilbagh Singh Bhangoo, better known as Baba to his fans on CKUA Radio Network, fell in love with radio at an early age. I’d find a broken record and check out the groove on it, maybe run the needle back and forth and see something happen. April 27 at 2:15 PM. I think it was partly fate how I kept stepping into situations which led me further into discovery. CKUA radio personality Bhangoo Dilbagh Singh, better known as "Baba," is photographed while live on the air in Edmonton, Alta., on Saturday, March 23, 2017.