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  • Fundrive Celebration & Pick Up

    Posted by Rob on March 29th, 2023

    Our Fundrive Celebration party and Incentive pick up is underway. If you have any questions about the station or your donation please respond to this email or call our office at 204-786-9782.

    Fundrive Wrap Up Celebration – Thursday March 30

    • Goodwill Social Club, 625 Portage Ave.
    • Tickets are $10, doors open at 7pm.
    • Performers include Body of Intrigue Campfire Sigh and Tinge.
    • The Kaptain will be your DJ for the night.

    Incentive Pickup – Friday March 31 – Sunday April 2nd

    We will be at Into The Music, 245 McDermot Ave. Our Fundrive kiosk inside the store will be open the following hours:

    • Fri March 31 & Sat April 1 – 11:30am – 5:30pm
    • Sun April 2nd – 11:30am – 4:30pm

    Limited 11 × 17 prints of the Fundrive art are available for purchase plus free goodies like CKUW magnets and key chains.

    After April 2nd pickup will be only at CKUW by appointment, mail outs will be starting in April. Thank you for your ongoing support of CKUW 95.9 FM!

  • Rockin’ Ronnie - Rest In Peace - 1961 – 2023

    Posted by Rob on February 27th, 2023

    On Tuesday February 21st CKUW lost our longest serving volunteer and a tireless evangelist for community radio, Rockin’ Ronnie Lindsay .

    Rockin’ Ronnie found CKUW in 1985 in the basement of Manitoba Hall at UW and gravitated to the comfy couch in the office. It was a place to hang out, smoke, talk music and sometimes make radio for the captive audience in Lockhart Hall. Despite the small congregation of listeners Ronnie persisted in making a weekly blues show that became the longest running radio show on CKUW and one of the longest running shows in all of Canada.

    “Bluesday” featured an original program of three hours of blues every week. Ronnie was proud to be live in the studio no matter what and delighted in presenting new artists and classics from across the blues spectrum.

    We’re deeply saddened by this loss, we know how much his program meant to you as listeners and we know how much the station meant to Ronnie himself. Ronnie loved and lived the blues and he loved sharing that with you on the air. As a tribute, we’re going to air excerpts of some older Bluesday shows at 7pm every Tuesday in March. On March 28th we’ll dedicate the full three hours 7-10 pm to sharing remembrances of Ronnie and great blues music that he loved.

  • Fundrive Update - We Need Your Calls!

    Posted by Rob on February 21st, 2023

    A donation to CKUW is a great way to support the diverse community of creators and free-thinkers that populate our broadcast schedule. Call us at 204-774-6877 from 8am to 8pm we have staff ready to help receive your contribution. Online donations can be made at through the secure University of Winnipeg Foundation website.

    Our volunteers and staff put a lot of effort into each broadcast week, there are more than 50 local programs and 150 hours of distinctive, ad-free listening. A donation of $35 helps pay our transmitter rent for about one day, a larger donation goes further and can be split into monthly payments. At higher donation levels there are many fun CKUW gifts you can choose and wear to show your appreciation of our alternative radio.

    Please don’t wait, Fundrive ends on Friday February 24th and we need every listener to act and make a contribution. Thanks for you support!

  • Fundrive Mid Point

    Posted by Rob on February 18th, 2023

    CKUW is halfway through our fundraiser for this year, thank you to everyone who has donated so far. We are moving closer to our goal of $60,0000 with over $25,000 pledges as of Saturday morning. We are humbled by the response but we need to reach the full goal in the next seven days to meet our budget.

    Your gift of $120 covers our Internet expenses for about a month, a donation of $35 pays for one day of transmitter rent. Your contributions make a difference at CKUW. Listener support allows us to plan for the future, weather instability and provide the high level of service you expect.

    Your pledge today will support a community of more than 100 volunteers and their mission to share music and information with you. Donate securely online at If you have any questions about Fundrive 2023 please get in touch with our staff – 204-786-9782 / “[email protected]”“mailtoi“

  • Ready for your calls! - 204-774-6877

    Posted by Rob on February 14th, 2023

    As of 10am Monday we’ve reached $12,281 donated to our community radio, thank you Winnipeg!

    We need to reach $60,000 in the next 10 days so please don’t wait. We need you to call now at 204-774-6877 or make a donation online, it’s just a few clicks away –

    Pledging is fast and secure, donors who give $70 or more can receive the CKUW Fundrive t-shirt as a thank-you gift. Donors who give $95.90 can select a CKUW knit toque for their premium gift. Fundrive incentives are limited edition, so please don’t hesitate, make your gift today.