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  • You’re Invited!

    Posted by Victoria on April 26th, 2017

    You’re invited to CKUW’s 11th Annual Volunteer Awards and Listener Appreciation Party!

    Happening Saturday May 6 from 1-4 PM in Convocation Hall at the University of Winnipeg, we’re gathering together to celebrate the hard work and efforts of our volunteers, in addition to our wonderful, engaged, and supportive listener community! Please join us for the festivities. Light refreshments provided, child-friendly, and no admission.

    We hope to see you there! Find the event on Facebook – share and invite your friends!

  • Voting for 2017 People’s Choice Awards is now Open!

    Posted by Victoria on March 20th, 2017

    Voting is now open for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards!

    Cast your vote here for your Favourite Host, Favourite Spoken Word Show and Favourite Music Show. The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 6 as part of the Volunteer Awards and Listener Appreciation Event. Join us on the afternoon of the 6th from 1-4 PM in Convocation Hall at the University of Winnipeg for radio celebrations, community engagement, and light refreshments.

    Happy voting!

  • Between Loss and Hope – The Voices of Cross Lake Youth

    Posted by Victoria on March 15th, 2017

    Tune into CKUW 95.9FM on Monday March 27 from Noon to 1pm, and again from 4 to 5pm for Between Loss and Hope – The Voices of Cross Lake Youth.

    This special hour-long broadcast takes listeners into the midst of a community ravaged by a suicide epidemic that claimed the lives of six youth over a year ago, and saw over a hundred others threaten or make the attempt over a three month period.

    Our guides for this unique radio experience will be eight youth, themselves having had to confront the pain that would lead so many to take their lives. These young people share candid portraits of the hardships they and their community members have had to endure. As importantly however, they bring a sense of optimism for themselves and their community in spite of adverse circumstances.

    The voices were recorded by Brandon-based writer Alex Paul who visited the community in late summer of 2016. The audio was then prepared for radio by veteran CKUW programmer and former CKUW News Director Michael Welch.

    The interviews were turned into a book, We Grew Up Too Fast, but Love Never Fails, and is available at the website alxpaul.wordpress.com

  • Friends of CKUW 2017

    Posted by Rob on March 13th, 2017

    Did you get a Friends card during our recent Fundrive? Don’t forget to use your card at participating businesses and let them know that you support CKUW too!

    The updated Friends map can be found below, bookmark or add it to your Google Maps for reference.

  • Thank you community partners!

    Posted by Rob on March 2nd, 2017

    Thanks again to everyone who donated to our Fundrive. The pledge collection desk at the AnX is open Monday to Friday 8:30am – 5pm until March 10th. Pledges can still be made online: Donate

    At this time we need to acknowledge all the businesses who contributed food or other resources to help our Fundrive. It’s wonderful to have such great support from our community.

    Food Donations to fuel our volunteers:

    • A Little Pizza Heaven
    • Ali and Aynee Saeed
    • Booster Juice
    • Diversity Food Services/Elements
    • Garbonzo’s Pizza Pub
    • Have a Nice Day
    • Jonnie’s Sticky Buns
    • Organic Planet
    • Panago
    • Peg Beer Co
    • Pizza Pizza
    • Qdoba
    • The Good Will
    • The Yellow Dog

    Goods & services to thank our donors:

    • Andrew Mazurak 
    • Mint Records
    • Special T
    • Stomp Records
    • The Good Will
    • The Handsome Daughter
    • The University of Winnipeg Bookstore
    • Transistor 66
    • Vantage Studios & Print Shop
    • Yep Roc
    • …And many more record labels and supporters!

    THANK YOU!