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  • Special Programming- Manitoba Birds Series

    Posted by Sam on August 9th, 2022

    This summer, host Jonny B will be sitting down with local experts to talk about the work they’re doing to research, educate, and conserve habitat for local birds. Guests will include Kim Bisson & Rick Onskie of Nu-Sun Cinema, Jim Duncan of Discover Owls, Amanda Shave of Manitoba Chimney Swift Initiative, Manitoba EBird Moderator Robert Parsons, and Grad students Lakesha Smith & Hannah Toutonghi who are studying Purple Martins and Northern Hawk Owls, respectively.

    The Series will air Thursdays 8am to 9am starting August 11th to September 8th

  • Camp Registration is Open

    Posted by Rob on July 20th, 2022

    Radio Camp registration is underway. This camp is open to youth aged 10-13 with preference given to those in the neighbourhoods nearby CKUW & the University of Winnipeg. Camp is free for participants and supported by donation from the community.

    Register here

    If you want to support Radio Camp, please contact Ted our Director of Donor Relations. Individual or business support is greatly appreciated! [email protected]

  • Radio Camp is Back!

    Posted by Rob on July 8th, 2022

    After taking a pause for the last two years, CKUW Radio Camp is back!

    Radio Camp is a free summer program where community youth participants learn radio skills, build self confidence and meet new friends. The day camp is open for youth aged 10-14 ( with some exceptions) and runs over the last two weeks in August, registration will open soon. Please note that we give priority registration to partnering community associations.

    We are also now asking for much needed support from listeners to help us cover the cost in providing the program. Radio Camp is not a part of CKUW’s radio operating budget and is entirely dependent on external funding and donor support.

    We are specifically asking for a gift of $200 to help subsidize the costs of one youth placement. Tax receipts would be issued for all donations and you would be thanked on-air for your support. You can make a donation online at ckuwradiocamp.ca/donate

    If you would like more information about making a gift to CKUW Radio Camp, please contact Ted our Director of Donor Relations – [email protected] / 204-786-9779

  • CKUW is using Libretime

    Posted by Rob on June 14th, 2022

    We’re now using the open source Libretime software to schedule programs on CKUW. There’s bound to be a few hiccups as we tune the systems performance but we expect this change to offer more reliability and flexibility in programming for the long tern. Let us know if you’ve noticed the change and how you feel about it. Listener feedback is crucial to our operation and planning. Contact [email protected] with your thoughts, thanks!

  • Happy Birthday CKUW!

    Posted by Rob on April 30th, 2022

    We celebrate April 30th as CKUW’s birthday, although the station was initially founded in the fall of 1963 our April 30th, 1999 FM launch was the start of a true ‘broadcast’ CKUW. Thank you to all the volunteers and listeners that have been part of our community radio, we appreciate your efforts and contributions!

    Here’s the Top 10 movies of 1999!

    1. Star Wars: The Phantom Menace
    2. The Sixth Sense
    3. Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me
    4. Toy Story 2
    5. The Matrix
    6. Tarzan
    7. Big Daddy
    8. The Mummy
    9. Runaway Bride
    10. The Blair Witch Project