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  • Welcome Sam Doucet, Program Director

    Posted by Rob on October 23rd, 2018

    Sam is a familiar face around CKUW, current co-host of Morning Breath and former host of Blast or Bust. A member of CKUW’s Programming Committee and Promotions Committee, Sam is very familiar with CKUW’s programming and our role in the community.

    “I’m excited for the opportunity to work with CKUW volunteers and maintain our excellent programming”. You can reach Sam at 204-786-9782 or by email [email protected]

  • An Alternate History of Canadian Electronic Music (1956 – 1981)

    Posted by Rob on October 11th, 2018


    As special programming for the 20th edition of send+receive the festival invited American artist and archivist Keith Fullerton Whitman to curate a program of obscure Canadian electronic music. Digging through crates, libraries and more Whitman sourced original vinyl copies of all of the works that were brought together for this incredible 3-hour playlist.

    Beginning this weekend the playlist will be presented as a three-part series on CKUW 95.9 FM. The radio feature runs twice weekly – Wednesdays & Sundays

    • Part 1: October 14, 5-6pm and October 17, 9-10pm
    • Part 2: October 21, 5-6pm and October 24, 9-10pm
    • Part 3: October 28, 5-6pm and October 31, 9-10pm

    Some additional dialog by Keith Whitman will be included in these programs. Special thanks to all of the narrators and to Daniel Emberg and Victoria King for organizing this.

    Full details at

  • Pass The Mic

    Posted by Rob on September 28th, 2018

    September 28 – October 5th is Pass The Mic when our volunteers invite community members onto their shows. Here are some of the great community guests we know are coming your way!

    • Sep 30 – Shades of Classics – Listener Andrew is guest host
    • Sep 30 – Radio Free Winnipeg – Red Rising Magazine live in studio
    • Sep 30 – The CARP – Steve Martens of local band Trampoline
    • Oct 1 – Psycle Radio – Winnipeg musician Viva Non
    • Oct 3 – Cafecito Latinoamericano Ian Russell, U of W alumnus & musician
    • Oct 3 – Amateur Hour – JD & The Sunshine Band Hoedown
    • Oct 5 – Whats Up Winnipeg – JD & The Sunshine Band
    • Oct 5 – Now Sounds – The crew from The Goodwill club co-host the last hour
    • Oct 5 – Check Ca – Local musician Marisolle Negash shares a playlist
  • DIY DJ - September 28th 5pm-9pm

    Posted by Rob on September 21st, 2018

    Friday Sep 28th from 5pm to 9pm is DIY-DJ, our annual Culture Days celebration. Expect an eclectic mix of music and ideas, our hosts have proposed everything from drug policy discussions to Disney musicals. Heres our schedule:

    • 5pm – Chantal
    • 5:30 – Marianne
    • 6pm – Graffitti Gallery
    • 7pm – Seed Winnipeg
    • 8pm – Lilja
    • 8:30 – Gianfranco

    Live & local, DIY-DJ kicks off our special week where all our volunteers invite in community members. Tune in for Pass The Mic Sep 28 – Oct 5th.

  • Welcome back, Students!

    Posted by Sam on August 30th, 2018

    The Fall semester at the University of Winnipeg begins next week, welcoming new and returning students with Roll Call celebrations.

    CKUW began as a student-led initiative at the University in the early 60s, broadcasting closed circuit and offering students a chance to play records and share news and notices on campus. Since then, CKUW has continued to offer unique opportunities for students to explore music and ideas left of the dial.

    We’ll be out tabling at Roll Call on the 4, 5, and 6, and we invite all students to check out our BBQ in the Quad on September 5 from 4-6 PM. Our volunteers will also be sharing their playlists from the mainstage throughout the event. Come say hi, ask questions about volunteering, or tell us about your favorite CKUW program!

    We’re located in room 4CM11. You can find us at the top of the yellow staircase in the buffeteria, or accessed through Bernice’s Reading Room via elevator. Stop by for a tour, or check out our music collection. To inquire about volunteering email our volunteer coordinator Ugonna at [email protected]

    Later in the Fall we’re excited to host our annual Student Radio Marathon on November 8.