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  • Can’t spell CKUW without ‘YOU’!

    Posted by Rob on February 18th, 2024

    Donations during Fundrive go towards essentials at CKUW like paying for staff and covering rent for our transmitter location. Donations are also used for projects like our youth Radio Camp and our online streaming and archive system.

    Without support from listeners like you we will be forced to cut back and we may not be able to maintain all our services. Please don’t let that happen, take action and donate today. Your gift of $170 helps us get closer to the goal and you can take the CKUW hoodie premium as a thank you. These hoodies have a full front zipper, are made in Canada, comfy and warm ! Pledge today at or call us at 204-774-6877 phone lines are open 8am-8pm and during live programming.

    On Sunday morning we have passed $26,741 in donations but we need to hear from more listeners to get closer to our goal. Don’t wait, please call or make an online donation today.

  • Archive Outage

    Posted by Rob on February 16th, 2024

    Our archives are temporarily offline. We’ve experienced a serious technical fault with our archive and podcast system. Archives should be restored in the next few days, we apologize for the inconvenience

  • Fundrive Update - Wed Feb 14th

    Posted by Rob on February 14th, 2024

    We are so grateful for the support we’ve received so far but we’ve still got a long ways to go! The final goal of $60,000 before Feb 24th is based on our hopes to improve our FM and Internet service for all listeners. Join in with your fellow CKUW fans in showing us how much you care about independent media, take action with a donation today to keep us alive.

    A $35 pledge pays for almost a week of Internet service to CKUW, allowing us to both receive programs from outside WInnipeg and broadcast to the world through our digital stream. Make your donation today securely online at

    We’ve returned the Fundrive ‘VU’ meter to the website, seen at the top of this page. As of Wednesday we’ve pased $15,000 THANK YOU!! Come back regularly to check on updates, we’ll change the VU for every $5,000 in donations received.

  • Fundrive Marathon Feb 9 -23

    Posted by Rob on February 10th, 2024

    Thank you for choosing CKUW radio! We are a non-profit, community and campus radio station founded in 1963 at the University of Winnipeg. We broadcast to the city of Winnipeg on FM and worldwide through the Internet, every week our local hosts volunteer to create more than 100 hours of original programming.

    This kind of radio is only possible due to the support of the students at UW and listeners like you. Right now, during our annual Fundrive we are working to raise $60,000 in donations to help fund what we do. You can make a contribution today online at or by calling 204-774-6877. Your contribution of $35 is less than 10 cents a day to keep our station on the air.

    Gifts of $35 or more are eligible for unique thank you incentives from CKUW, show your pride in the station by wearing one of our t-shirts ($75) the unique 2024 design is by Tamiko Chase Kavanagh.

  • Fundrive 2024 Nears

    Posted by Rob on January 31st, 2024

    Part of our success story of the last 25 years is our reliance on listener support. Direct listener support means we don’t have to play advertising or sell listener data to corporations, we can focus on making engaging radio that enriches our community.

    This years Fundrive artist is Tamiko Chase Kavanagh. They are a designer and artist from Treaty 1 Territory, Winnipeg, currently working on Treaty 13 Territory, Tkaronto. Tamiko designs both digitally and physically, working with everything from logos to illustration and installation. Playful investigation and a considerate approach to research are key components to their practice, with all things bright and bold being their bread and butter. We are grateful for the donation of this design to promote CKUW community radio, thank you Tamiko!

    Fundrive 2024 begins at 5pm on February 9th, donors may choose to receive a T-shirt as a thankyou for gifts of $75 or more. Donations are a significant part of our annual budget, our goal this year is $60,000. Plan your gift today, larger donations can be split up into regular payments. Call 204-774-6877 during the drive to find out how your gift can help us!