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  • Fundrive 2018 is on! Call or click to support community/campus radio.

    Posted by Rob on February 9th, 2018

    We are your downtown, ad-free, alternative & community radio station and it’s time for our annual Fundrive campaign!

    Our goal for 2018 is $65,000 and we need listeners like you to take action. Donate online at or call in to 204-774-6877 our volunteers are standing by! Call now and we’ll make it easy for you to help us out.

    Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for Fundrive updates and tune in for our most amazing week of community radio!
    “More Voices More Choices!”

  • Fundrive 2018 Countdown!

    Posted by Rob on February 1st, 2018

    CKUW is funded by UW students and listeners like you! Our goal for 2018 is $65,000 in listener support. You can donate today at or wait for our campaign to kickoff Friday February 9th and phone in – 204-774-6877.

    We’re working on lots of goodies to thank you for your donation including the famous CKUW Friends Card, T-shirts and more.

    This years Fundrive artist is Pat Lazo. Pat is a Winnipeg based visual artist, muralist and tattoo artist. He was involved in the early Canadian graffiti movement. In 1998, Lazo co-founded Winnipeg’s Graffiti Gallery aka (Graffiti Art Programming). He is Artistic Director for Graffiti Art Programming and a Tattoo Artist at Osborne Village Ink. You can follow his work on Instagram @patlazoart

  • Reach your community

    Posted by Rob on January 18th, 2018

    Do you have a community announcement? Are you hosting an event that you want to publicize? Public service announcements (PSA) and community events announcements are always welcome, email the details or a poster of your event to [email protected] or call us with the details – 204-786-9782.

    If you are interested in a regular program to talk about your community or events, check out our volunteer opportunities and connect with Ugonna our Volunteer Coordinator.

    Announcements are free but not guaranteed

  • Best Holiday Wishes!

    Posted by Rob on December 18th, 2017

    All of us at CKUW are wising you the best for this season and on into 2018!

    CKUW’s music elves have brought out the Christmas Music collection for volunteers to use. Check the list, we have many classics along side some great non-traditional albums. Call our on-air line at 204-774-6877 to make a request! CKUW Christmas Collection

    We will be broadcasting live through most of the holidays but the University of Winnipeg is closed from December 22nd to January 3rd. If you have won a prize we will hold onto it for you to pick up in the new year.

  • Programming Updates

    Posted by Victoria on November 29th, 2017

    Tune in to hear what’s new on CKUW!

    • Medicine Wheel of Music has been extended by 30 minutes. Join hosts Tony and Jesse regularly on Sundays from 10 – 11:30 AM.
    • Day for Night (formerly Near and Far) finds a new home on our schedule, now Wednesdays from 10:30 PM – Midnight. Similarly, the Exile Files now broadcasts on Thursdays from 10 – 11 AM
    • This past Tuesday, In the Pocket aired its final episode after 10 years on the air! Thanks Kevin for all your hard work.
    • For just over the last month, Flailing in a Time Warp has taken over the Wednesday evening 9–10 PM slot. Join Holly and Holly for a living room dance party!
    • We thank our radio friends from Haines Junction, Yukon for all their good work on JAM Live! The show can still be heard online. Replacing JAM Live will be CKUSpeaks, a two-hour compilation of three original CKUW programs: MonkeySparrow, Eat Your Arts and Vegetables, and Wooden Spoons. Tune in Sunday mornings from 6-8 AM to hear those programs, repurposed for your Sunday listening enjoyment.
    • Welcome Terry to People of Interest! Terry is a regular volunteer in CKUW’s music department, and is trying out on-air hosting on the Wednesday edition of People of Interest.