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  • Fundrive 2021 - February 5th - 19th

    Posted by Rob on January 21st, 2021

    CKUW is funded by students at the University of Winnipeg and listeners like you!

    Our annual fundraising campaign starts on February 5th and runs for two weeks. You can donate today at

    Every donation helps us continue our growth and develop programming unique to our community. Donations support staff salaries, equipment repairs and outreach beyond campus. Our online stream and archive system are paid for by listener donations.

    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 hoodies ($160) or demonstrate your commitment to community by pledging for a monogamous FM radio ($500). If you aren’t interested in a gift, you can request a 2021 tax receipt from the University of Winnipeg Foundation.

    Please consider the value of CKUW in your life and plan your donation today. Thank you!

  • Holidays 2020

    Posted by Rob on December 24th, 2020

    The volunteers, board and staff of CKUW wish you a very happy holiday season and best wishes for the upcoming year. We’ll have lots of great local radio for most of the break thanks to our dedicated volunteer hosts. Thanks for choosing CKUW!

    Our office will be closed starting December 24th. We’ll be back to regular office hours on January 4th.

  • 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.