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  • Happy Birthday CKUW, FM launch April 30 1999

    Posted by Rob on April 30th, 2024

    At midnight on April 30th 1999 a small crew of CKUW faithful gathered at the studio at the University of Winnipeg, that Friday was to be the first official day of FM broadcasting for the long running station. You can listen to our first broadcast below, please excuse the tape hiss & static present on this archival recording!

    Kickoff Hosts in order of appearance

    • Rob Schmidt
    • Ted Turner
    • Barb Stewart
    • Rob Vilar
    • Jill Wilson

    Kickoff playlist (Artist – Song)

    • The Jam – That’s Entertainment
    • Television – Prove It
    • Yo La Tengo – Pablo & Andrea
    • Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – The Modern World
    • REM – Wolves, Lower
    • Bailterspace – Dome
    • Thin White Rope – Up to Midnight & Hunter’s Moon
    • Consolidated – No Answer For A Dancer
  • 25 Years FM!

    Posted by Rob on April 8th, 2024

    25 years ago on April 30 1999, CKUW 95.9fm went live on the FM dial in Winnipeg. Thanks to volunteer power and listener support we’ve been providing Winnipeg with local music and local issues for a quarter of a century. Let’s celebrate together on May 17th at the Handsome Daughter!

    CKUW 25th FM Anniversary show
    Handsome Daughter 61 Sherbrook St

    • Bloc Parents
    • Guilty Sleep
    • Cheap Heat

    Doors at 8pm Show at 9pm
    Tickets $15 at the door

  • Premium Pickup at Into The Music

    Posted by Rob on April 3rd, 2024

    Our Fundrive Incentive pick up is underway. If you have any questions about the station or your donation please respond to this email or call our office at 204-786-9782.

    Incentive Pickup – Friday April 5th – Sunday April 7th

    We will be at Into The Music, 245 McDermot Ave. Our Fundrive kiosk inside the store will be open the following hours:

    • Fri April 5th & Sat April 6th – 11:30am – 5:30pm
    • Sun April 7th – 11:30am – 4:30pm

    Limited 11 × 17 prints of the 2023 Fundrive art are available for purchase plus free goodies like CKUW magnets and key chains.

    After April 7th pickup will be only at CKUW by appointment, mail outs will be starting April 7. Thank you for your ongoing support of CKUW 95.9 FM!

  • Archives Partially Restored

    Posted by Rob on March 13th, 2024

    CKUW’s archives and podcast system are back online. Programs since March 7th should be available now and older programs will be eventually restored. Thank you for your patience in this, we know our system is relied on by many listeners.

    Note that the Google Podcasts service will soon be shut down. We don’t have a recommended replacement right now, but through manual subscription using the RSS link CKUW’s podcasts can be received by any podcast software including Apple Podcasts. Let us know if you need any assistance with listening online or off to CKUW.

  • Schedule Changes and New Shows

    Posted by CKUW PD on March 6th, 2024

    CKUW’s program schedule keeps on evolving. Here are some schedule changes and new shows to keep track of.

    Winnipeg Arena is on Fire (Tuesdays 3 -5pm) is now being replaced by Radio Free Winnipeg hosted by DJ Dill Gherkin. If you want to hear more of Martin R. Howell’s comic book radio theatre magic tune in Sundays 1am to 6am for Late Night Comic Book Radio Theatre.

    The Man in the Grey Flannel Suit slips back into the schedule Tuesdays 1 to 3pm.

    Dead Medium, Thursdays 12 to 1pm, is on an indefinite hiatus but we decided to take a gander on some friends from Newfoundland, Yes B’y!

    Join co-hosts Pauline and Derek for lots of fun and banter as they showcase modern Newfoundland music across all genres! Their debut episode features the funk-adelic Chris Kirby! Check out Yes B’y! on Thursdays at 12noon.