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  • Community counts, thank you.

    Posted by Rob on February 17th, 2017

    As of 7pm Friday February 17th, listeners have contributed $56,821 to keep CKUW on the air and ad-free.

    We are truly grateful for all the support but we are still short of our overall goal of $63,000. You can donate online any time at Fundrive premiums like T-shirts, patches and Bluetooth radios are still available.

    Thanks so much to all who have already donated and our many community partners, we are humbled by your support this and every year. The pledge desk re-opens on Tuesday 8:30-5pm. Stay tuned for more of the dynamic and uncompromising radio you love!

  • Fundrives Final Hours!

    Posted by Rob on February 17th, 2017

    We are in the final hours of our annual Fundrive. Your donations empower us to bring you creative, uncompromising and alternative radio! Our on-air campaign ends at 7pm tonight and we need every listener to help us reach our goal of $63,000.

    Every donation helps, we love hearing the phone ring (204-774-6877) but you can also pledge online safe & secure at

    Please don’t wait, we need to hear from you now!

  • Donate at 204-774-6877 - Keep the phones ringing!

    Posted by Rob on February 15th, 2017

    Money raised at Fundrive accounts for 25% of CKUWs annual budget, community support allows us to be independent and adventurous. Call now 204-774-6877 with your donation or pledge securely online at

    We have passed $36,000 but we need more donations to reach our goal of $63,000 by Friday. If you’ve already made a pledge you can collect your CKUW goodies at the UW Bookstore in the AnX building 420 Colony St. Every donor is eligible for the new CKUW keychain and more at higher donation levels.

    The pledge desk is open 8:30am-5pm until Friday and re-opens on Tuesday February 22.

  • Lots of Exciting Programming Ahead on Fundrive 2017!

    Posted by Victoria on February 13th, 2017

    We’re three days into Fundrive 2017 and things are off to a great start! There’s still a ton of exciting programming ahead:

    • TONIGHT! Tune in to the Tonic for a live performance from Microdot, 7:30 – 9 PM.
    • Sheldon and Sean return for a very special edition of Boots & Saddle on Tuesday from 11 AM – 1 PM.
    • From 10:30 PM – 11 PM on MonkeySparrow, you’ll hear “The Famous Goose Wurlitzer of Portage & Main.”
    • On Wednesday from 5-6 PM, Amateur Hour returns with the 9th Annual Karaoke Extravaganza.
    • L-Target and Accessbility Matters do Fundrive for the first time on Thursday morning! 10 AM – 11:30 AM

    On Friday Feb 17th, join us at the Good Will (625 Portage Ave): from 5-7 PM, we’re broadcasting live for the Fundrive Finale with a performance from JD and the Sunshine Band! Later on in the evening Matt Foster, Heinrichs Maneuver, and Mulligrub are playing for the Fundrive Wrap Up Party.

  • Fundrive 2017 - Weekend Update

    Posted by Victoria on February 12th, 2017

    Aaaaaaaaaand, we’re off!

    Fundrive 2017 has begun in a very positive way – we’re sitting just under $18,000 at 4 PM. THANK YOU. Every pledge helps us get closer to our goal of $63, 000.

    Pledge by calling us now at 204-774-6877 or pledge securely online at

    We’re only 2 days in, and there’s lots of great programming ahead. Tune in and hear all the great reasons to support campus and community radio!