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  • Pass the Mic - happening NOW!

    Posted by Sam on September 30th, 2019

    After a wildly successful edition of DIY DJ, tradition dictates that it’s now time for PASS THE MIC, the one week of the year where our programmers extend invitations to friends, lovers, enemies, and strangers to make guest appearances on their programs. It’s just one of the ways we hammer home our community-minded mandate here on CKUW.

    We’ve already had some great examples of it, with Shades of Classics and The C.A.R.P. getting in on the act. Check out those programs if you didn’t catch them live!

    There is more to come this week, with Psycle Radio hosting a who’s who of Winnipeg weirdos: The Famous Sandhogs, Jahmeel Russell, elloweth, and Kiki Kutz. On Listening Pleasures, enjoy a sit-down with local poet Kristian Enright. Be sure to also catch What’s Up Winnipeg on Friday, with an exclusive interview with KEN Mode, ahead of their 20th anniversary spectacular.

    All this and more as part of PASS THE MIC week here on CKUW!

  • DIY DJ - tonight!

    Posted by Sam on September 26th, 2019

    It’s been a real treat seeing all the prospective radio stars sign up for DIY DJ here at the station. We’ve got an action-packed four hours in store for you listeners tomorrow! Here is a brief glimpse into what you might hear when you tune in starting at 5pm (bearing in mind that the schedule might fluctuate):

    5:00pm – Slok spinning local and Toronto-based hip-hop
    5:30pm – Davey reviving an old CKUW favourite, Queer in Your Ear
    6:00pm – Khaled featuring an assortment of underground 80s songs
    6:30pm – Seth showcasing some of his favourite punk records
    7:00pm – Olivier bringing the funk
    7:30pm – Ro shining a light on local hip-hop
    8:00pm – Liu discussing cultural differences between China and Canada… and perhaps memes.
    8:30pm – Vince wrapping things up with an eclectic mix of tunes.

    Oh me oh my! Honestly, we are delighted to have such a mix of content. That’s exactly what DIY DJ and Culture Days in general are all about. Many of these hosts will be making their radio debuts, and you better believe we’ll be hearing from them again in the future.

  • Fresh programs on Monday afternoon!

    Posted by Sam on September 17th, 2019

    Summer’s over, and everybody seems to be getting back into the grind. It’s no different for our volunteers – we haven’t welcomed new programming onto the schedule for a little bit, but all that is changing this month!

    The Monday block from 1 to 2pm has been taken over by two new locally-produced programs: Movers and Makers with Zanna Joyce airs at 1, where she dives deep into the minds of Winnipeg’s finest craftspeople, artists, writers, and more. At 1:30, Tammy Wolfe takes over with Truth Before Reconciliation, wherein a variety of guests offer critical perspectives on education, public policy, community work, and how they all tie into the idea of reconciliation.

    Please keep us in mind on Monday afternoon for back-to-back half-hours of fresh, engaging local radio!

    We’d also like to acknowledge Victoria of the Right Cranky Morning Show, as well as Jason of The Moshpit for their countless hours of grade-A work as both of their shows recently have come to and end.

  • Sign Up For DIY-DJ 2019

    Posted by Rob on August 7th, 2019

    Be a Do it Yourself – DJ for Culture Days 2019. The sign up is now active!

    On September 27, we’re inviting the listening public to create ‘DIY’ radio. Sign up with a friend, or on your own, and create a radio show with the technical assistance of our trained volunteers. Bring in your favourite music, recordings that are meaningful to you, and take over the airwaves!

    Sign up HERE!

  • Winnipeg Fringe Coverage

    Posted by Rob on July 12th, 2019

    Tune in for Fringe Fest coverage from fringe fan Kelly Hughes! Kelly will be talking to performers and fringe goers highlighting what you can catch at this years festival.

    Air times:

    • 7/16 – 10-10:30pm
    • 7/18 – 10-11am
    • 7/23 – 2-3pm
    • 7/25 – 10-11am

    The festival runs July 17-28th, fest details at GET OUT HERE!