journalist, radio producer, poptimist

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About Me

Hi, my name is Andrew: story collector, sound curator, bike commuter and pet owner in Lheidli T’enneh.

I make radio and tell digital stories in the traditional territory of the Lheidli T’enneh First Nation, better known as Prince George, British Columbia, Canada. I like my job and my home quite a bit, so that’s good. That being said, this is my personal site and is not representative of the views of anyone else.

I’m fascinated by the way we think about and interact with the world, the future of our culture, and strong storytelling. I’m also pretty good at using the internet.

By the way,  “Kurjata” is Eastern European (likely Polish) in origin. It’s pronounced “ker •ya •ta”. For future reference, please bookmark this page.

 

Radio

My job is to make interview and story-based radio, although now I also write for an online audience, too. My show’s podcast is here. You can listen to some of my favourite bits here (not updated in a while).

In 2014, I produced a special series called “At Home in the Hood”, highlighting stories from the poorest neighbourhood in my hometown. You can stream or download the podcast here.

 

Writing

This website is also home to my blog, which gone through a number of iterations (you can read about those here), but at this point it’s mostly longer-form original/semi-original thoughts with a focus on radio, music, technology,  bikes, citizenship and the city of Prince George.

If you’re new, I suggest you start with the best of.

Recent bylines for Canada’s national broadcaster are here.

You can also find a column in the northern B.C. arts magazine Thimbleberry.

 

Contact

You can find me on Twitter @akurjata and on Facebook /akurjata. You can also message me there for WhatsApp or Signal contact info.

Inquiries regarding my professional work can be directed to andrew.kurjata [at] cbc.ca. I take personal email at andrew [at] kurjata.ca.

For more secure conversations I am on keybase.io/akurjata.

 

More

I make mixtapes, speak, and do other stuff on the web.

 

About This Site

AndrewKurjata.ca is hosted by Bluehost (I used to use NearlyFreeSpeech.net and would still recommend it for smaller sites). Namecheap is my registrar, and it runs a very modified version of the DePo Skinny theme on WordPress. The font is Open Sans.

 

Blanket Disclaimers and Copyright

The opinions expressed herein are my own, and do not reflect the views of any my employers, clients, or pets. Retweets, reblogs, etc are not endorsements. And so on. DisclaimerCopyright.

 

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