Contact Us

ULSU Building

Listen to us on-line using one of the links to the right! Telus TV: Channel 7084


Have a request?

You can call one of our hosts that accept requests during a song at our main line (403) 329-5189, and select option #2

You can contact the CKXU staff in several ways:


Other Numbers

  • Fax Number: (403) 329-2224


Didn't like something you heard on CKXU?

If the content we aired has offended you in any way please inform us by email with the following:

  1. Your contact information (for follow up, name and email will suffice)
  2. Time and Date of content
  3. Please describe in what way you feel we have offended you.

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Our mailing address is:

CKXU 88.3 FM
SU-164, 4401 University Drive W.
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
T1K 3M4

Some background on CKXU as posted on 

CKXU began as CKUL in 1972, when a public address system was set up in Section A of University Hall at the University of Lethbridge to broadcast musical content inside the building from mid-morning to early afternoon. The station was managed by a three-member executive under the auspices of the University of Lethbridge Students' Union.

The CKUL Radio Society was incorporated in October 1977, to govern the affairs of the station, and a year later the  Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) granted the society a licence to broadcast at 530 AM. Even in those early days, the Board of Directors of the station began examining the possibility of a move to the FM band by increasing the number of daily broadcast hours and developing the long-term income streams necessary to fund such an operation.

At the time, broadcasting at a mere 25W, the AM transmitter was of such low power that it was drowned out by the time it reached the parking lot of the university, by a station originating in Montana. However, the move to AM still represented a major step forward in the development of the station. CKUL was now a bona fide radio station, broadcasting 65 hours per week with 25 DJs rather than irregularly with only a handful of programmers.

FM Transition

Although the station began broadcasting on cable FM in 1988, a switch to FM was considered ideal and the CKUL Radio Society began this process. In 2003, the CRTC approved the application to operate a new English-language community-based campus FM radio station in Lethbridge. CKUL’s call letters were changed to CKXU, and on April 8, 2004, the station began to broadcast at 88.3 FM to the city of Lethbridge and the surrounding area from a 125W transmitter located on top of the Students’ Union Building at the University of Lethbridge. CKXU 88.3 FM now broadcasts for more than 168 hours per week, year-round, with a volunteer core of over 100 members.

In 2012 CKXU officially became a partner of the Alberta Emergency Alert and now provides emergency news updates to listeners during an emergency with information provided by AEMA. During this year CKXU also received a license renewal to extend their ability to transmit to the Lethbridge area on 88.3 FM.


Where to find us

We’re located on the first floor of the Students’ Union Building at the University of Lethbridge (just east of the Physical Education building).

CKXU is a partner with LPIRG.

CKXU is a member of NCRA.

CKXU is a alerting partner of the Alberta Emergency Alert.

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General Donation:

Donate $10 per month:

Donate $5 per month:

CKXU Radio Society is a Alberta Non-profit organization.
Registration Number 500104997
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