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  • 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.

  • Support your Friends!

    Posted by Rob on April 7th, 2020

    CKUW’s Friends are adapting to the pandemic with new approaches to business. Check out whats available from our friends. Listen local, shop local!

    • Argy’s Records & Entertainment Shop – 204-253-8452
      • STORE OPEN + Web site orders, curb side pick up.
    • Booster Juice
      • Most stores still operating . Launching a new delivery service focused for Medical facilities and any business still operating . Delivery to entrance of building of ten or more smoothies . Etransfer for payment. Many locations also have have DoorDash and SKIP (more stores online soon) .
      • Email [email protected]
    • Burton Lysecki Books – 204-284-4546
    • Cohort Custom Tickets – 204.979.8497
    • Cinematheque at Home
      • Curated by the Cinematheque to offer new theatrical releases to our audience every week through Vimeo on Demand.
    • Don’s Photo
      • STORES OPEN, reduced hours. 10:00-6:00, Monday-Saturday
    • Hollow Reed Holistic – 204-786-0820
    • Organic Planet – 204-772-8771
      • Closed to public Sun, Mon & Tues but open for order and pickup.
      • Foot traffic allowed Wed – Sat. Delivery is possible, call email or check social media
      • [email protected] / Facebook
    • Park Line Coffee
      • Open, take-out only, Monday-Saturday 9-2pm
      • Facebook
    • Ragpickers
      • Ragpickers Emporium offers safe social distanced pick up and drop off of Vintage Clothing and Costumes. Treasure Trunks for family exploration of time periods and Tickle Trunks for couples and individuals to simply celebrate with! These Costume Trunks are available in a number of themes and are yours for 1 week, with rental and even some purchase options!
      • Must be arranged by phone or messaging with 204-995-7247
    • Spence Neighbourhood Association
      • SNA has been moving a lot of its services on-line, doing drop offs and finding new and innovative ways to serve the community.
    • Winnipeg Record & Tape Co. – (204) 783-7835
      • Website orders fully functioning as always. Curbside pick up available and some delivery for orders in the area . New newsletter posted every Friday with new product info.
  • A COVID-19 update from CKUW

    Posted by Sam on April 7th, 2020

    As Manitobans continue to take precautions and endeavour to slow the spread of COVID-19, CKUW is also doing its part. Per university and provincial recommendations, our station is now closed to volunteers until further notice. Luckily, our family of programmers are working to produce new material from home. In fact, you can expect most of our locally-produced shows to give you original episodes every week!

    CKUW staff are remaining vigilant while on the premises, limiting our presence, keeping our distance, and disinfecting surfaces and equipment. We’re also ensuring that we provide live updates a few times a day – be it for weather, COVID-19 updates, or just to give you a live voice.

    We are eternally grateful to you, listener, for your continued support throughout this difficult time, and we welcome your suggestions for how best to provide the community with relevant and well-informed content. As a reminder, you can consult the following websites for information and resources.

  • COVID-19 & CKUW

    Posted by Rob on March 13th, 2020

    CKUW is committed to providing community radio to Winnipeg throughout the current crisis. Live, local programming are our priorities and we will be sharing information with listeners whenever possible. For up-to-date info please refer to the Provincial and University websites:

    There may be more pre-recorded programming than normal during this time but we will be doing our best to bring you the live, local content you expect. Thanks for listening!

  • Thank you Winnipeg!

    Posted by Rob on March 11th, 2020

    Thank you to each and every donor who contributed to CKUW during our Fundrive. Listeners have pledged almost $58,000 towards our station, thank you. While many of the pledges have been paid there is still a significant amount uncollected, every dollar is put to good use so please fulfil your pledge!

    If you need to pay your pledge or forgot to donate in February, you can still donate online anytime or come to our office to give in person. If you donated for a t-shirt, bluetooth radio or other incentive, pickup is now taking place at our office/studio Monday-Friday during office hours. Call ahead and we’ll get your prizes ready – 204-786-9782 CKUW is in room 4CM11 at the University of Winnipeg.

    We are so grateful for the ongoing support from our community, stay tuned for another fantastic year of listener supported radio!