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  • Fundrive Art Reveal!

    Posted by Rob on January 29th, 2021

    Our Fundrive artist for 2021 is Sadie-Phoenix Lavoie. This years design depicts the February full moon, the Bald Eagle moon for Nehiyaw and Bear Moon for Anishinaabe.

    Sadie-Phoenix is Anishinaabe Two-Spirit from Sagkeeng First Nation located on Treaty 1 territory. They are currently the Community Coordinator at Wa Ni Ska Tan: An Alliance of Hydro-Impacted Communities, and Co-Founder of Red Rising Magazine, and former Youth Green Action Mentor with Youth Agencies Alliance. Sadie-Phoenix is a a well known community activist and we are honoured to have their original art on our T-shirts this year.

    CKUW shirts are only available at Fundrive as a special thank-you for donations of $70 or more. You can donate today at this link - GIVE NOW T-shirt curb-side pickup will be arranged in March.

    25% of CKUWs budget comes from listener donations at Fundrive. This year we are reaching for a goal of $60,000 from February 5th-19th. Please don’t wait, support your favourite shows by donating today.

  • Fundrive 2021 - February 5th - 19th

    Posted by Rob on January 21st, 2021

    CKUW is funded by students at the University of Winnipeg and listeners like you!

    Our annual fundraising campaign starts on February 5th and runs for two weeks. You can donate today at fundrive.ckuw.ca

    Every donation helps us continue our growth and develop programming unique to our community. Donations support staff salaries, equipment repairs and outreach beyond campus. Our online stream and archive system are paid for by listener donations.

    Gifts of $35 or more are eligible for unique thank you incentives from CKUW, show your pride in the station by wearing one of our hoodies ($160) or demonstrate your commitment to community by pledging for a monogamous FM radio ($500). If you aren’t interested in a gift, you can request a 2021 tax receipt from the University of Winnipeg Foundation.

    Please consider the value of CKUW in your life and plan your donation today. Thank you!

  • Holidays 2020

    Posted by Rob on December 24th, 2020

    The volunteers, board and staff of CKUW wish you a very happy holiday season and best wishes for the upcoming year. We’ll have lots of great local radio for most of the break thanks to our dedicated volunteer hosts. Thanks for choosing CKUW!

    Our office will be closed starting December 24th. We’ll be back to regular office hours on January 4th.

  • Letters - A Radio Play by Brian Langlotz

    Posted by Rob on November 9th, 2020

    Coming November 10th & 11th CKUW presents ‘Letters’ a Remembrance Day radio play tribute.

    Nov 10 – 1PM
    Nov 11 – 9pm

    Posters for Radio Play 'Letters'

  • Some programming updates

    Posted by Sam on June 15th, 2020

    A happy June Monday to all you lovely friends of CKUW!

    As the effects of COVID-19 continue to reach just about every corner of our lives, we at the station continue to make do. We, the staff, have been thrilled by the resourcefulness of our volunteer programmers, who have put in mountains of work to produce programs from home since the station has had to close its doors per provincial and campus policy. In cases where that hasn’t been possible, we endeavour to plug the gaps by broadcasitng timely old episodes and importing great content from other community stations around Canada and the world.

    A few new additions have popped into the picture recently: Firstly, you can now hear Rainbow Country at midnight on Sundays following Island Vibes – a two hour collection of music from – and interviews with – gay artists and creators the world over. A big thank you to program creator Mark Tara from CIUT in Toronto for reaching out to offer syndication.

    Also, from Monday to Friday, you can now hear half-hour blasts of the !earshot Daily, a program hosted by a different DJ from various community stations across Canada every day. This program draws music from the brand-spanking-new !earshot Digital Distro System, a database created to help Canadian artists distribute their music to over a hundred stations from coast to coast to coast. You can hear these suckers Monday through Friday on CKUW… but it won’t be at the same time every week, owing to our jam-packed schedule! We like to keep you on your toes – but you can be sure you’ll be hearing a variety of friendly voices and neat music thanks to this NCRA intiative.

    When it’s safe to do so, we look forward to reopening our doors and resuming programming as we’ve done for decades before the world went topsy-turvy. Until then, we welcome your feedback as always, and appreciate your support.