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  • 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.

  • Pledge Collection @ CKUW

    Posted by Rob on March 11th, 2019

    Pledge collection is now at the CKUW Office/Studio during office hours (10am-5pm). You can pay an overdue pledge or make a new one and feel great supporting downtown community radio. While you’re here ask for a station tour or record an ID, we’ll be happy to show you behind the scenes at CKUW.

    Thank you to everyone who has come by to pay your Fundrive pledges, we have passed $53,221 pledged to CKUW and we are grateful for your support!

  • Fundrive Pledge Collection

    Posted by Rob on February 26th, 2019

    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 Pledge Desk!

    The bookstore is open Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5pm. Free parking is available off of Colony St S. See you soon!

    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