by Kaelen Bell
Lizzy Burt is busy. After spending the summer playing shows across Canada, the Juniper Bush front person (and solo artist, under the name elizabeth) recently dove head first into an entirely new passion, one that’s consumed her time for the past several months – a framing shop. Continue reading “Juniper Bush and The Framing Queen of Winnipeg”
by Nina Zigic
In this experimental-pop, storytelling album, local artist Steve Basham shows us what goes on in his mind with a mix of electric guitar, electronic music aspects, and his own voice. He goes into detail about his dreams and there’s never a dull moment listening to this album. Continue reading “Album Review :: Steve Basham :: The Nightbug”
by Sheldon Birnie
Part of the excitement at a volunteer driven organization like CKUW is that things are always changing. Volunteers come and go, the ones who stay learning new skills and developing new interests. New volunteers always bring with them fresh enthusiasm, and new ideas. While many CKUW volunteers have been with the station for years — some of them at the helm of shows that have been around since the station went FM in 1999 — there are always new volunteers eager to get their feet wet.
Continue reading “CKUWho :: New volunteer driven shows on the airwaves”
by Victoria King, photo from the CKUW archives, circa mid-80s.
More often than not, we’re mistaken for a secret study space. People wander up our flamboyant yellow stairs, hoping to find repose and peace amidst a sea of textbooks and cell phones. Instead they stumble upon a den of music geeks, activists, anarchists, journalist-types, etc. There are posters on the walls, stickers attached to almost every surface, and odd pieces of nostalgia that have been propped up on bookshelves and cabinets (see the Hillary Clinton nutcracker above Program Director Robin Eriksson’s desk, for one example). This attic-like sanctum is home to CKUW, 95.9 FM; that campus-community beast on your radio dial, smack-dab in the heart of downtown Winnipeg. Continue reading “CKUW Celebrates 50 years on the air!”
From June 11 to 15, CKUW will play host to the National Campus Radio Conference, an annual event that brings together representatives, volunteers, and staff from campus and community stations across Canada to take part in workshops and events to learn and discuss how to make better radio. Continue reading “CKUW to host annual NCRC conference next week”
As my pal Corin Raymond has said before, “there will always be a Small Time.” What he’s talking about is the underground music scene, the independent artists and people who support them. Basement bars, house concerts, barn dances. All these things have been around, in some form or other, since caveman days (probably). Continue reading “Hillybilly Highway – Full throttle for CKUW Fundrive”