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  • Radio Camp 2015

    Posted by Rob on June 2nd, 2015

    Radio Camp registration is now open. Camp is for youth aged 10-13, dates for 2015 are:

    • Aug 10-14
    • Aug 17-21
    • Aug 24-28

    For more details about Radio Camp contact our office or head to the website

  • Garageland, every Saturday in June

    Posted by Rob on May 19th, 2015

    Garageland is CKUWs’ interactive celebration of garage sales and culture. Listen live, every Saturday morning in June. Our volunteers will be looking for garage sale deals across Winnipeg’s lanes and lawns, you can join in by calling us with your stories and tips.

    Having a sale? register it for free here:

  • 9th Annual Volunteer Awards: Results!

    Posted by Robin on May 4th, 2015

    Listeners, volunteers and staff gathered to celebrate the diverse array of programming heard on CKUW this past Saturday at our 9th Annual Volunteer Awards & Listener Appreciation Party.

    Folks who took an Award home are listed below. Tune in if you haven’t already discovered these shows are great listen. A well-deserved congratulations goes out to all the nominees.

    People’s Choice Awards

    Favourite Spoken Word Show: Smorgasoundbord
    Favourite Music Show: Bluesday
    Favourite Radio Host: Jamie Pierson of Crystal Palace

    Best of CKUW Radio Awards

    Best Spoken Word Show: Femisphere
    Best Music Show: Trouble with the Sandman
    Rookie of the Year: Rachel Dunsmore
    Behind the Scenes: Julien Cooper
    The Bill Lesack Award: Kent Davies
    Community Engagement: Eat your Arts & Vegetables

  • Ad-Free Anniversary Programming

    Posted by Robin on April 24th, 2015

    We’ve been ad-free for one year and we’re going to celebrate with some special programming. Tune in from 8-9am all week long!

    People of Interest – Monday, April 27 – will explore the social psychology of ads and how they work to manipulate the habits of their targets. The conversation will move on to an exploration of marketing in sports. Why does team loyalty seem to have such powerful impact and how is it manipulated for commercial purposes?

    People of Interest – Tuesday, April 28 – will take you on a journey through the history of advertising. Where did advertising as we know it have its genesis and what developments helped shape the industry to turn it into what it has become today? As a follow up, our hosts bring in a typical marketer to help explore what may distinguish him from other members of the population. Finally, a marketing expert will help examine a sample car ad put together by a CKUW volunteer and explain how the ad can be improved for greater impact.

    People of Interest – Wednesday, April 29 – explores the art of political advertising. Do attack ads really work? How and why? How do they frame our political culture? What role does celebrity have in influencing targets of ads? Why are ads featuring celebrities so powerful? And then we examine how advertising has had to transform in the age of the internet and social media. Are the marketers keeping up? What are the societal consequences of the dawn of Direct marketing and what does this mean for privacy on the net.

    Femisphere- April 30 – takes a look at the dual sides of advertising – both the power to influence, and the power to be influenced.

    Wooden Spoons – May 1 – looks at how life would be changed if commercial advertising ended—what would be the effects on our well being, lifestyle, values etc?

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