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  • A COVID-19 update from CKUW

    Posted by Sam on April 7th, 2020

    As Manitobans continue to take precautions and endeavour to slow the spread of COVID-19, CKUW is also doing its part. Per university and provincial recommendations, our station is now closed to volunteers until further notice. Luckily, our family of programmers are working to produce new material from home. In fact, you can expect most of our locally-produced shows to give you original episodes every week!

    CKUW staff are remaining vigilant while on the premises, limiting our presence, keeping our distance, and disinfecting surfaces and equipment. We’re also ensuring that we provide live updates a few times a day – be it for weather, COVID-19 updates, or just to give you a live voice.

    We are eternally grateful to you, listener, for your continued support throughout this difficult time, and we welcome your suggestions for how best to provide the community with relevant and well-informed content. As a reminder, you can consult the following websites for information and resources.

  • COVID-19 & CKUW

    Posted by Rob on March 13th, 2020

    CKUW is committed to providing community radio to Winnipeg throughout the current crisis. Live, local programming are our priorities and we will be sharing information with listeners whenever possible. For up-to-date info please refer to the Provincial and University websites:

    There may be more pre-recorded programming than normal during this time but we will be doing our best to bring you the live, local content you expect. Thanks for listening!

  • Thank you Winnipeg!

    Posted by Rob on March 11th, 2020

    Thank you to each and every donor who contributed to CKUW during our Fundrive. Listeners have pledged almost $58,000 towards our station, thank you. While many of the pledges have been paid there is still a significant amount uncollected, every dollar is put to good use so please fulfil your pledge!

    If you need to pay your pledge or forgot to donate in February, you can still donate online anytime or come to our office to give in person. If you donated for a t-shirt, bluetooth radio or other incentive, pickup is now taking place at our office/studio Monday-Friday during office hours. Call ahead and we’ll get your prizes ready – 204-786-9782 CKUW is in room 4CM11 at the University of Winnipeg.

    We are so grateful for the ongoing support from our community, stay tuned for another fantastic year of listener supported radio!

  • Fulfill Your Pledge at the Bookstore

    Posted by Rob on February 19th, 2020

    We are very close to breaking $55,000 with post-drive donations, thank you! If you haven’t paid your Fundrive pledge or forgot to make a pledge please come on down to the UW bookstore and visit our Fundrive Pledge Desk!

    The bookstore is open Monday – Friday 8:30am-5pm this week. Free parking is available off of Colony St S.

    CKUW staff will assist you in completing your donation and we’ll hand off your Fundrive swag. There are lots of great incentives still left including shirts, toques and the famous Friends of CKUW card. You can also donate online anytime at

  • Fundrive 2020 & Beyond the Pledge Drive

    Posted by Rob on February 14th, 2020

    Our live on-air fundraising drive has ended and we are a bit short of our final goal. If you forgot to donate or missed the drive, please make an online donation today through

    If you did make a pledge or want to donate in person, our pledge desk at the UW Bookstore is open until early March. Bookstore hours are:

    • Feb 18 – 21 – 9am – 4pm
    • Feb 24 – March 6 – Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5pm

    At this time we also want to acknowledge all the community business partners who donated goods or services to help the Fundrive:

    • Bar Italia
    • Booster Juice
    • Diversity Food Services
    • Elements Restaurant & Bar
    • India Palace
    • Khao House @ Good Will
    • Organic Planet
    • Slices Pizza
    • The Yellow Dog
    • UW Bookstore