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  • Keep it coming Winnipeg, we’re halfway there!

    Posted by Rob on February 13th, 2019

    Donating to CKUW is easy and feels good! That feeling comes from knowing that your donation supports a diverse community of volunteers who bring their passion for music and information to you 51 weeks of the year.

    Fundrive is the one week we have to interrupt regular programing to ensure our financial stability and independence. We have passed the halfway mark towards our goal of $60,000 but we need to get more calls if we’re going to hit our mark! Phone now and donate at 204-774-6877.

    Your donations are a critical part of our annual budget covering nearly a quarter of our expenses. Since 1999 CKUW has bee creating uncompromising, community focused radio and we’ve always had wonderful support from Winnipeggers. Donations can also be made online at Dont delay Fundrive ends Friday February 15th at 6pm.

  • 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!