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  • Introducing the Summer Festival Preview Series!

    Posted by Sam on June 13th, 2019

    It’s June! Oh my gosh, it’s mid-June. Summer’s almost over.

    Lucky for us, Manitobans know how to make the best of the middle months of the calendar. We are ever so fortunate to be bombarded with festivals this summer, from music to movies and more. There is so much to look forward to, that we’ve decided to invite festival organizers to share the hype. On Fridays at 3pm starting this week, check out our new Summer Festival Preview Series!

    The Winnipeg International Jazz Festival, the Gimli Film Festival, Rainbow Trout Music Festival, Real Love Fest, SOS Fest, the Fringe Festival, and more are on tap to let you in on every little thing you need to know in order to enjoy the summer. Whether it’s unheralded bands to check out, local food vendors to stop in on, or family activities to consider – the Summer Festival Preview Series is there for you.

    Victoria, who you of course know from The Right Cranky Morning Show will be in studio this week to tell us all about the Winnipeg International Jazz Festival. Once again – Fridays at 3pm is the time to tune in. And don’t forget your sunscreen.

  • Volunteers Honoured

    Posted by Rob on May 22nd, 2019

    Volunteers, staff & listeners gathered on May 18th to honour the best volunteers and programming at CKUW. Be sure to check out these programs & add them to your listening schedule.

    People’s Choice


    A special honour this year was recognizing the people who have been contributing since our FM launch in April 1999. These individuals have spent hundreds of hours behind the mic sharing music and opinion with the community. Their dedication to the art of broadcasting represents the best of CKUW and the community spirit that keeps our station vital and engaging!

  • 20 years on the FM Dial!

    Posted by Rob on May 1st, 2019

    On April 30th 1999 at midnight the decades long dream of an FM CKUW was realized. Staff and volunteers huddled in the studio, playlists at the ready and celebrated the launch of Winnipeg’s latest FM radio station. You can listen to our first broadcast below, please excuse the tape hiss & static present on this archival recording!

    Kickoff Hosts in order of appearance

    • Rob Schmidt
    • Ted Turner
    • Barb Stewart
    • Rob Vilar
    • Jill Wilson

    Kickoff playlist (Artist – Song)

    • The Jam – That’s Entertainment
    • Television – Prove It
    • Yo La Tengo – Pablo & Andrea
    • Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers – The Modern World
    • REM – Wolves, Lower
    • Bailterspace – Dome
    • Thin White Rope – Up to Midnight & Hunter’s Moon
    • Consolidated – No Answer For A Dancer

  • Vote now for the 2019 People’s Choice Awards!

    Posted by Sam on April 5th, 2019

    Treasured listeners! Valued supporters! Radio fans of all shapes, sizes, colours, and creeds!

    It’s the time of the year when we ask you to reflect on all the great programming you heard on CKUW in the last year, and cast your vote for the cream of the crop. As in previous years, we’re looking for your picks for favourite host, favourite music show, and favourite spoken word show. Cast your votes here!

    When all is said and done, we’ll be inviting you to join us on Saturday, May 18 for our 13th annual Volunteer Awards, where we’ll be revealing the big winners. Mark your calendars now and be on the lookout for more updates.

  • Friends of CKUW 2019!

    Posted by Rob on March 27th, 2019

    Did you get a Friends card during our recent Fundrive? Don’t forget to use your card at participating businesses and let them know that you support CKUW too!

    The updated Friends map can be found below, bookmark or add it to your Google Maps for reference.