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  • 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.

  • Happy Holidays

    Posted by Rob on December 19th, 2018

    The volunteers and staff of CKUW wish you a very happy holiday season. We’ll have live local radio for most of the break thanks to our dedicated volunteer hosts.

    Our office will be closed December 21st – January 2nd with reduced hours Jan 3rd & 4th. If you have recently won a prize we will hold onto it for you to pick up in the new year.

  • Merry Music Miscellany

    Posted by Rob on December 6th, 2018

    Our Christmas / holiday music collection is open for airplay!

    Look up your favourites here (CKUW Christmas Collection ) and make a request to our DJ’s. Call the studio line at 204-774-6877.

  • New Programming in November

    Posted by Sam on November 27th, 2018

    What’s better than turning on your radio and hearing a new voice? Not much. As always, CKUW is excited to offer programmers of all levels of experience with on-air opportunities, and this month we are welcoming three (well, two and a half) new shows to our airwaves.

    Starting this Wednesday, November 28th, tune in at 9pm each Wednesday for Electric Sunrise, an hour of fresh synthwave and vaporwave sounds with your host Lilja.

    To polish off your weekend, check out the new-and-improved Joke’s On You, back after a year’s hiatus. Host Jon Wilson brings in some of the funniest voices in Winnipeg stand-up comedy for some serious and not-so-serious talk, Sundays at 5pm.

    We’re also welcoming What On Earth Is Going On?, a talk show produced in Kingston, ON by Ben Charland. A variety of thought-provoking topics are covered from week to week. We’re featuring it on Mondays at 11pm.