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  • Pass The Mic

    Posted by Rob on September 28th, 2018

    September 28 – October 5th is Pass The Mic when our volunteers invite community members onto their shows. Here are some of the great community guests we know are coming your way!

    • Sep 30 – Shades of Classics – Listener Andrew is guest host
    • Sep 30 – Radio Free Winnipeg – Red Rising Magazine live in studio
    • Sep 30 – The CARP – Steve Martens of local band Trampoline
    • Oct 1 – Psycle Radio – Winnipeg musician Viva Non
    • Oct 3 – Cafecito Latinoamericano Ian Russell, U of W alumnus & musician
    • Oct 3 – Amateur Hour – JD & The Sunshine Band Hoedown
    • Oct 5 – Whats Up Winnipeg – JD & The Sunshine Band
    • Oct 5 – Now Sounds – The crew from The Goodwill club co-host the last hour
    • Oct 5 – Check Ca – Local musician Marisolle Negash shares a playlist
  • DIY DJ - September 28th 5pm-9pm

    Posted by Rob on September 21st, 2018

    Friday Sep 28th from 5pm to 9pm is DIY-DJ, our annual Culture Days celebration. Expect an eclectic mix of music and ideas, our hosts have proposed everything from drug policy discussions to Disney musicals. Heres our schedule:

    • 5pm – Chantal
    • 5:30 – Marianne
    • 6pm – Graffitti Gallery
    • 7pm – Seed Winnipeg
    • 8pm – Lilja
    • 8:30 – Gianfranco

    Live & local, DIY-DJ kicks off our special week where all our volunteers invite in community members. Tune in for Pass The Mic Sep 28 – Oct 5th.

  • Welcome back, Students!

    Posted by Sam on August 30th, 2018

    The Fall semester at the University of Winnipeg begins next week, welcoming new and returning students with Roll Call celebrations.

    CKUW began as a student-led initiative at the University in the early 60s, broadcasting closed circuit and offering students a chance to play records and share news and notices on campus. Since then, CKUW has continued to offer unique opportunities for students to explore music and ideas left of the dial.

    We’ll be out tabling at Roll Call on the 4, 5, and 6, and we invite all students to check out our BBQ in the Quad on September 5 from 4-6 PM. Our volunteers will also be sharing their playlists from the mainstage throughout the event. Come say hi, ask questions about volunteering, or tell us about your favorite CKUW program!

    We’re located in room 4CM11. You can find us at the top of the yellow staircase in the buffeteria, or accessed through Bernice’s Reading Room via elevator. Stop by for a tour, or check out our music collection. To inquire about volunteering email our volunteer coordinator Ugonna at [email protected]

    Later in the Fall we’re excited to host our annual Student Radio Marathon on November 8.

  • Sign up for DIY DJ 2018!

    Posted by Sam on August 24th, 2018

    The sign up for our annual Culture Days celebration, DIY DJ, is now active!

    On September 28, we’re inviting the listening public in for some one-time-only ‘DIY’ radio. Sign up with a friend, or on your own, and create a radio show with the technical assistance of our trained volunteers. Bring in your favourite music, recordings that are meaningful to you, and take over the airwaves!

    Sign up HERE!

  • Kids on the Radio! Radio Camp Extravaganza

    Posted by Sam on August 17th, 2018

    Week 1 of Radio Camp wraps up today with a hour-long extravaganza from 1-2 PM!

    Campers have been learning the ins and outs of radio all week, and their newly learned skills are showcased in today’s finale show.

    Tune in for jokes, riddles, interviews, and debates on today’s hot topics: Pancakes vs waffles? Hotdogs vs hamburgers?

    Programmed and planned by the campers themselves. Don’t miss it!

    Update: Listen back to the show here.

    Next week is Week 2 of Radio Camp, and their finale show will broadcast live on August 24 from 1-2 PM!

    Photo: This week, Toby of Art City being interviewed by camper Amelia.