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  • Letters - A Radio Play by Brian Langlotz

    Posted by Rob on November 9th, 2020

    Coming November 10th & 11th CKUW presents ‘Letters’ a Remembrance Day radio play tribute.

    Nov 10 – 1PM
    Nov 11 – 9pm

    Posters for Radio Play 'Letters'

  • Some programming updates

    Posted by Sam on June 15th, 2020

    A happy June Monday to all you lovely friends of CKUW!

    As the effects of COVID-19 continue to reach just about every corner of our lives, we at the station continue to make do. We, the staff, have been thrilled by the resourcefulness of our volunteer programmers, who have put in mountains of work to produce programs from home since the station has had to close its doors per provincial and campus policy. In cases where that hasn’t been possible, we endeavour to plug the gaps by broadcasitng timely old episodes and importing great content from other community stations around Canada and the world.

    A few new additions have popped into the picture recently: Firstly, you can now hear Rainbow Country at midnight on Sundays following Island Vibes – a two hour collection of music from – and interviews with – gay artists and creators the world over. A big thank you to program creator Mark Tara from CIUT in Toronto for reaching out to offer syndication.

    Also, from Monday to Friday, you can now hear half-hour blasts of the !earshot Daily, a program hosted by a different DJ from various community stations across Canada every day. This program draws music from the brand-spanking-new !earshot Digital Distro System, a database created to help Canadian artists distribute their music to over a hundred stations from coast to coast to coast. You can hear these suckers Monday through Friday on CKUW… but it won’t be at the same time every week, owing to our jam-packed schedule! We like to keep you on your toes – but you can be sure you’ll be hearing a variety of friendly voices and neat music thanks to this NCRA intiative.

    When it’s safe to do so, we look forward to reopening our doors and resuming programming as we’ve done for decades before the world went topsy-turvy. Until then, we welcome your feedback as always, and appreciate your support.

  • Shades of Classics - a big one!

    Posted by Sam on May 8th, 2020

    Hey there listeners, hope you are well!

    As the radio train keeps chugging along during the COVID-19 shutdown, we have a great occasion to mark this coming Sunday, May 10th: Shades of Classics with John Iverson is celebrating its 20th anniversary!

    John is one of our core programmers who has consistently produced radio of the highest quality, shining a light on local concerts and album releases, and welcoming guests from all over the world for interviews. Sunday mornings on CKUW have been enriched by his passion for classical and new age music of all stripes. Help us celebrate John’s milestone by tuning in this Sunday, May 10th at 8am.

  • Support your Friends!

    Posted by Rob on April 7th, 2020

    CKUW’s Friends are adapting to the pandemic with new approaches to business. Check out whats available from our friends. Listen local, shop local!

    • Argy’s Records & Entertainment Shop – 204-253-8452
      • STORE OPEN + Web site orders, curb side pick up.
    • Booster Juice
      • Most stores still operating . Launching a new delivery service focused for Medical facilities and any business still operating . Delivery to entrance of building of ten or more smoothies . Etransfer for payment. Many locations also have have DoorDash and SKIP (more stores online soon) .
      • Email [email protected]
    • Burton Lysecki Books – 204-284-4546
    • Cohort Custom Tickets – 204.979.8497
    • Cinematheque at Home
      • Curated by the Cinematheque to offer new theatrical releases to our audience every week through Vimeo on Demand.
    • Don’s Photo
      • STORES OPEN, reduced hours. 10:00-6:00, Monday-Saturday
    • Hollow Reed Holistic – 204-786-0820
    • Organic Planet – 204-772-8771
      • Closed to public Sun, Mon & Tues but open for order and pickup.
      • Foot traffic allowed Wed – Sat. Delivery is possible, call email or check social media
      • [email protected] / Facebook
    • Park Line Coffee
      • Open, take-out only, Monday-Saturday 9-2pm
      • Facebook
    • Ragpickers
      • Ragpickers Emporium offers safe social distanced pick up and drop off of Vintage Clothing and Costumes. Treasure Trunks for family exploration of time periods and Tickle Trunks for couples and individuals to simply celebrate with! These Costume Trunks are available in a number of themes and are yours for 1 week, with rental and even some purchase options!
      • Must be arranged by phone or messaging with 204-995-7247
    • Spence Neighbourhood Association
      • SNA has been moving a lot of its services on-line, doing drop offs and finding new and innovative ways to serve the community.
    • Winnipeg Record & Tape Co. – (204) 783-7835
      • Website orders fully functioning as always. Curbside pick up available and some delivery for orders in the area . New newsletter posted every Friday with new product info.
  • A COVID-19 update from CKUW

    Posted by Sam on April 7th, 2020

    As Manitobans continue to take precautions and endeavour to slow the spread of COVID-19, CKUW is also doing its part. Per university and provincial recommendations, our station is now closed to volunteers until further notice. Luckily, our family of programmers are working to produce new material from home. In fact, you can expect most of our locally-produced shows to give you original episodes every week!

    CKUW staff are remaining vigilant while on the premises, limiting our presence, keeping our distance, and disinfecting surfaces and equipment. We’re also ensuring that we provide live updates a few times a day – be it for weather, COVID-19 updates, or just to give you a live voice.

    We are eternally grateful to you, listener, for your continued support throughout this difficult time, and we welcome your suggestions for how best to provide the community with relevant and well-informed content. As a reminder, you can consult the following websites for information and resources.