Programs & Archives

  • The Gashlycrumb Tinies

    Electronic/Exploratory, Hip Hop/Groove, Jazz, Pop/Rock, Roots, World

    The English alphabet hath 26 letters, and the calendar year 52 weeks. Every week, this musical radio program focuses on a different letter of the week, following the alphabet’s order from A to Z (and neatly completing the cycle twice a year). Playing only music by artists whose names begin with that week’s letter, our hosts Sheldon and Daniel bring you their joyful discoveries every Sunday from the heart of downtown Winnipeg, on Treaty 1 Territory.

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  • The Green Blues Show

    Spoken Word, Environmental, World Affairs

    The Green Blues Show features interviews on global environment, development, social justice and science issues, accompanied by the best in blues music. Hosted by Dave Kattenburg and produced for CKUW 95.9 FM.

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  • The Green Majority

    Spoken Word, Environmental

    The Green Majority is a radio program produced at CIUT in Toronto, Canada. We feature weekly news headlines and environmental features in arts, politics, philosophy, law, and more. We are Canada’s first — and only — dedicated environmental newshour.

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  • The How Do You Do Revue

    Pop/Rock, Eclectic

    Headquartered in Churchill, Manitoba. Like the slow train north, The How Do You Do Revue connects music & friends from Winnipeg to the Hudson Bay coast. We feature dispatches from folks across the province and the country. And just like that train, no two trips are the same!

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  • The Ivory Tower

    Jazz, Roots, Bluegrass, World

    The Ivory Tower broadcasts jazz, world music and traditional folk from the dizzying heights of the fourth-and-a-half floor of the University of Winnipeg. Legendary entertainment impresario Kelly Hughes has been called “staccato and laconic” (poet Méira Cook), “so funny I peed myself” (CBC’s Shelagh Rogers), “off-putting, rude and tasteless”, and “kingpin to mavericks and musicians.” The Ivory Tower is 90 minutes fortified with the best music you haven’t heard, anecdotes, lies, recipes, and sparkling conversation with one of said mavericks/musicians, each and every week.

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  • The Medicine Wheel of Music

    Hip Hop/Groove, Loud, Pop/Rock, Roots

    The Medicine Wheel of Music promotes Aboriginal, Metis and Inuit artists. Each show focuses on a different genre of music from rock, heavy metal, hip-hop to traditional. When possible local artists will be invited to share their musical experiences, their creative process and inspiration and perform.

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  • The Saturday Morning Show

    Spoken Word

    The eclectic circus has found a home on CKUW. A companionable way to start the weekend with “A Search of the Ether for Old Radio Waves” at 6:15, a comedy feature at 6:45, the Children’s Corner at 7:15 and stories and conversation, usually with authors, at 7:45.

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  • The Sean Show

    Pop/Rock, Eclectic

    An hour of music with your host, Sean!

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  • The Shortwave Report

    Spoken Word, International News

    The Shortwave Report Is a 30 minute review of news stories recorded from a shortwave radio. Times and frequencies for English-language programs are included to encourage you to listen on your own. It’s easy.

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  • The Tonic


    Start your week off right with some Garage, Punk, Surf, 60’s, 70’s and lots of current Rock and Roll. The Tonic is here to make you feel better. An hour and a half of genuine Rock and Roll Music from a rotating roster of three enthusiastic fans of the genre.

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  • The Trip


    Grateful Dead, psychedelic rock, jam bands, garage rock and deep cut classic rock.

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  • The Wonderful & Frightening World of Patrick Michalishyn

    Pop/Rock, Eclectic

    Turn on, tune in, and take a break from normality. Visit a place where free-form freakouts mingle with meditative moogs, silver screen scores sidle up to radiophonic excursions, and forgotten outsiders play nice around the deep cuts and obcuriousities.
    Every week, I’ll make a pastiche-playlist live n’ on the fly for you, listener, that’ll run the range of known sound (and then some!!).
    I might even welcome a guest into my world from time to time…

    Always different, always the same. See you next Thursday!

    Oh, and there’s compulsory Can.

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  • The World


    A 90-minute transglobal holiday combining the traditional and contemporary. Stories of struggle told by people all over the world, through the universal language — music.

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  • This Way Out

    Spoken Word, LGBTQ

    This Way Out is the award-winning internationally distributed weekly LGBT radio program, produced in Los Angeles and currently airing on over 175 local community radio stations around the world.

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  • Truth Before Reconciliation

    Spoken Word, First Nations, Public Affairs

    Truth before Reconciliation, hosted by Tammy Wolfe, provides listeners with a variety of knowledgeable perspective on both current and historical context of Indigenous truths throughout Canada, in order to educate, inform and encourage reconciliation through community awareness and taking action.

    “We’re building relationships and teaching Truth before Reconciliation”

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  • Twang Trust

    Roots, Country and Western

    Black & white and sepia-tone, high and lonesome, or complacent and subversive — TwangTrust host Stu Reid promises to bring you the best of both kinds of music each week. Called alt-country by the big city folks these days, this genre-defying genre of music kicks the doors open to encompass traditional country, blues & grass, rockabilly, folk and our old favorite, big dumb rock’n’roll. Whether y’all’s looking for boot skankin’ boogie or cry in your beer tears, you’ll find it on the TwangTrust.

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  • Two Princes

    Pop/Rock, Eclectic, Spoken Word, Comedy

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  • Voyage


    Mainly contemporary jazz from North America and around the world with a “historical” segment each week. A blend of melodic and experimental music from the wide definition that describes modern jazz.

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  • We Build Hits

    Hip Hop/Groove

    Tune in for R&B and hip hop with a mixture of other genres. The show also includes interviews from artists and producers around the globe both signed and unsigned. The goal is to connect artists with other artists so that we can work together as one unified musical nation!

    Follow on twitter @webuildhits

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  • What On Earth Is Going On?

    Spoken Word, Human Rights, Environmental, Storytelling, World Affairs

    Your weekly podcast for a world in flux.

    Globalization and climate change. AI and VR. Donald Trump and Flat Earthers. The world is changing so fast that we can’t get a grip on how we got here, let alone where we’re headed.

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