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  • CKUW Needs Your Support

    Posted by Rob on February 11th, 2019

    As of Monday afternoon we have passed $16,000 donated to CKUW but we haven’t heard from all our listeners yet! We need everyone to contribute to help us meet our budget goal for 2019.

    $60,000 will cover essential needs at CKUW like replacing worn out computers and recording gear, funding staff who train and assist our volunteers and other day to day needs. Without your support we will be forced to cut back and it will be harder for us to keep up the quality of programming you have come to expect.

    If you haven’t made a contribution please call us now at 204-774-6877 or pledge online

    In addition to keeping our broadcasts independent your donation can earn some great thank you gifts from CKUW. Go to our online pledge page ( Pledge Securely Online ) to see examples of these or call us now and our operators will walk you through the pledge process.

  • Fundrive 2019 - Help us reach $60,000

    Posted by Rob on February 8th, 2019

    You rely on us and this week we are relying on you!

    Fundrive is the time when we ask for direct listener donations to fulfill a quarter of our budget. Our goal this year is $60,000 and we need every listener to take action. Donate online at or call in to 204-774-6877 our volunteers are standing by! Call now and we’ll make it easy for you to help us out.

    Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for Fundrive updates and tune in for our most amazing week of community radio!
    “More Voices More Choices!”

  • New programs galore!

    Posted by Sam on January 24th, 2019

    New year, new shows! We’ve got a fearsome foursome of fresh programs this month, so here’s a rundown of what we’re offering:

    On Monday evenings at 10:30, tune in to k-blc radio, hosted by CKUW vet Gololcha, back on the air after a few years away. An engaging mix of contemporary hip hop, RnB, and electronic music awaits you there.

    For the early risers, our beloved Victoria has shifted gears from her former show Now Sounds, and is now at the helm of The Right Cranky Morning Show from 6 to 8am. Set the tone for your day with a soothing mix of ambient and chill electronic music in the first hour, before turning up the weird and wacky in the second.

    Keeping with the early morning theme, check out Human Rights Radio on Saturdays at 8. Sheldon and Ahmad tackle issues both local and international, as they take a critical look at Winnipeg’s self-proclaimed status as a human rights hub.

    Finally, check out Growing Up Ethnic on Sundays at 11:30am. Nihal crafts a unique mix of personal stories, interviews, and music to paint a picture of what it’s like growing up in Canada as a visible minority.

  • Fundrive 2019 Kicks Off February 8th

    Posted by Rob on January 16th, 2019

    The Fundrive art this year was created by Emma Mayer and was previewed on the cover of the Dec/January Stylus. We’re printing shirts, pressing CD’s and organizing all the thank you goodies we can to be ready for the big week. You can pledge online today at or wait for the drive to call into your favourite shows. Either way we’ll be counting on your support as we work towards our goal of $60,000.

    The Fundrive kickoff will be on air on Friday February 5th but you can also join us in the community at two very special live events:

    Thank you for listening, we’re excited for the 2019 campaign and we hope we’ll hear from you then!

  • Happy New Year!

    Posted by Sam on January 2nd, 2019

    We made it around the sun once again, friends. Are you ready to do it all again? We’re all very excited about what’s to come this year. Our 20th anniversary of FM broadcasting, Stylus Magazine’s 30th birthday, and so much more are in store.

    True to radio traditions everywhere, we will now be airing a CKUW chart-toppers countdown show on Fridays at 4pm. To celebrate this new beginning, Karl Warkentin of local garage-rock juggernaut Satanic Rights will be joining Program Director Sam Doucet this Friday, January 4th to talk turkey about their new album’s success. Going forward, CKUW will be inviting a variety of chart-topping local musicians to join us in the studio for the as-of-yet-unnamed countdown show, so be sure to tune in for what promises to be a fun-filled hour every week.

    Got an idea about what the show should be called? Let us know!

    Also, watch this space for information on more brand new shows coming soon to our airwaves. 2019 is going to be a blast.