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  • Happy Canada Day!

    Posted by Rob on June 29th, 2018

    CKUW will be out in the community this holiday weekend. Say hi to us at the Osborne St festival outside of Into The Music or wave as we march past in the Art City Parade! Our volunteers will be working hard to bring you live community radio throughout the weekend but the University & our office will be closed Sunday and Monday.

  • Summer Programming Update

    Posted by Victoria on June 20th, 2018

    It’s been busy at the station, as our program schedule can attest! Here’s the latest programming updates to keep you in the loop:

    New to the Airwaves:

    Barking Dog with your host Juliana brings you two hours of contemporary and traditional folk music every Thursday from 2-4 PM.

    Emma’s Echo Chamber wakes you up on Tuesday with an eclectic mix of alt pop and early morning musings, 6:30-8 AM.

    You may be familiar with Al as a host of People of Interest. He’s now hosting his own show on Fridays 11AM – Noon. Of No Fixed Address focuses on experiences with homelessness.

    The Moshpit returns to CKUW! After a several-year hiatus, host Jason Charles presents three hours of metal in the early hours of Wednesday morning. Similarly, Dub City Steppers returns to CKUW and steps into the Thursday 9-10 PM slot.

    Psychedelic Trip with host DJ Vulcan is an hour of trip hop, Mondays from 11 PM – Midnight.

    Influenced (formerly alternating Saturdays 11 AM – 1 PM) wrapped up in May. Host Kits Temple moves in to that slot with Temple of Jazz.

    For all the teen angst you can handle, Teenage Shutdown programs retro rock from your grandad’s days. Saturdays 8-9 AM.

    You Can’t Hide from God gives a healthy dose of alt-gospel, Sundays 1-2 PM.

    In other news:

    Longstanding CKUW programs the Sex Files and Peg City Groove wrapped up just a few weeks ago. Thanks to Kent & Darryl and Vycki & Molly for their hard work and programming over the years!

    JRs Gone Country wraps up on August 16.

    PI New Poetry is on a summer hiatus, and will return in mid September.

  • Garageland kicks off this Saturday!

    Posted by Victoria on May 31st, 2018

    The inaugural edition of Garageland airs this Saturday from 9 AM to 1 PM!

    Join hosts Michael, Susan, and Terry as we explore the back lanes and front lawns of Winnipeg in search of the best deals, unique items, and great stories from community members!

    Having a sale? Register it online.

    Planning on going bargain-hunting? Call in to the show between 9 AM and 1 PM to give advice, hot tips, or directions to a great sale: 204-774-6877.

    Garageland 2018 happens June 2, 9, and 16 only on CKUW 95.9 FM. Tune in!

  • And the awards go to . . .

    Posted by Victoria on May 28th, 2018

    CKUW volunteers and listeners celebrated outstanding achievements in programming and ‘behind the scenes’ work this past Saturday at CKUW’s 12th Annual Volunteer Awards and Listener Appreciation Party. Honours went to:

    People’s Choice


    • Best Music Show – Destination Moon
    • Best Spoken Word Show – Radio Free Winnipeg
    • Rookie of the Year – Queerios (Alex Nguyen, Eliza Raizen, Jacob Janzen)
    • Community Engagement – Peg City Groove
    • Behind the Scenes – Erika Rodeck, John Kesson, Zoe Lebrun

    Congratulations to all recipients, nominees, and those who voted!

  • 2018 Volunteer Awards and Listener Appreciation Party - This Saturday!

    Posted by Victoria on May 22nd, 2018

    All CKUW listeners and volunteers are invited to celebrate with us as we recognize excellence in programming and volunteer contributions at our 12th Annual Volunteer Awards and Listener Appreciation Party. The party is happening this Saturday, May 26 from 1-4 PM in Tony’s Canteen, Leatherdale Hall (University of Winnipeg).

    We’ll be presenting awards in the following categories:

    People’s Choice

    • Favourite Music Show
    • Favourite Spoken Word Show
    • Favourite Host


    • Best Music Show
    • Best Spoken Word Show
    • Rookie of the Year
    • Community Engagement
    • Behind the Scenes

    Join us for cake, refreshments, and fun!