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  • Vote in the 2018 People’s Choice Awards!

    Posted by Victoria on April 5th, 2018

    *Drum roll, please . . . *

    Voting is now open for the 2018 People’s Choice Awards, and we encourage you to cast your vote today! You can vote for your Favourite Music Show, Favourite Spoken Word Show, and Favourite Host when you visit our Awards page. Voting runs until May 3.

    Awards will be given out at our Volunteer Awards and Listener Appreciation Party, happening Saturday May 26 from 1-4 PM in Leatherdale Hall at the University of Winnipeg. We hope you’re able to join us!

  • Broken Binary Media Monologues - Tuesday March 27, 7-9 PM

    Posted by Victoria on March 26th, 2018

    The students of Women’s and Gender Studies 2262 “Sex, Sexuality, Gender and Audiovisual Media” present “Broken Binary Media Monologues,” 23 original texts by members of the University of Winnipeg community.

    Gender and sexual identities are complicated. We each construct our own, from the social signals and options provided to us. Media is a huge source of information for what is normal, what is acceptable, what happens when we step outside of the narrow binaries that are presented. Take a listen to second-year students, as they reflect on their own identity formation and the role that media has played.

    “Broken Binary Media Monologues” are frank, funny, and, like the subject itself, complicated!

    Tune into this special program on Tuesday, March 27, 7-9 PM on CKUW 95.9 FM.

    Bluesday will return to its regular rotation on Tuesday, April 3.

  • Supporting Community Radio

    Posted by Rob on March 22nd, 2018

    CKUW is open to receive your donations all year long, listener support keeps us ad-free and independent. Independent, community broadcasting has never been more important, if you haven’t donated this year please do so today!

    You can donate securely online any time, or contact our office to find out how to make your contribution. 204-786-9782 / [email protected]

    Many great Fundrive incentives are still available including the CKUW Friends Card and Fundrive apparel.

    Thanks again to every donor who contributed to Fundrive 2018, we are encouraged by your support!

  • 2018 UWSA General Election Coverage

    Posted by Victoria on March 5th, 2018

    Tune in to People of Interest on Tuesday and Wednesday (8-9AM) to hear live interviews with some of the candidates from this year’s UWSA General Election. Schedule is tentatively as follows:


    Executives (Morgan Brightnose, Brenden Gali, Zee Morales, Jade Defehr)
    Jerico Nieves (Arts)
    Nick Warsza & Mia Ryder-Marks (Community Liaison)


    Megan Linton (Board of Regents)
    Daniel Denton (Science)
    Tessa Bortoluzzi (Science)
    Ugonna Chigbo & Mesi Kahsay (Community Liaison)
    Jude Yallowega & Quentin Mayhew (LGBT*)

    Students can review full election information here.

  • Beyond the live drive!

    Posted by Rob on February 20th, 2018

    Our live on-air fundraising drive has ended and we are far short of our goal. If you forgot to donate or are still considering it, please make an online donation today through Without your support we will have to make some very difficult decisions with our upcoming budget. We want to continue the programming you love but we can’t do it for free, please be a part of helping us make relevant, independent community radio.

    If you did make a pledge or want to donate in person, our pledge desk at the UW Bookstore is open until early March. Bookstore hours are:

    • Feb 20-21 – 8:30am – 5pm
    • Feb 22 – 8:30am – 12:30pm
    • Feb 23 – CLOSED
    • Feb 26 – March 9 – Monday-Friday 8:30am – 5pm

    At this time we also want to acknowledge all the community business partners who donated goods or services to help us attract your donations:

    • Ali Saeed
    • Booster Juice
    • Diversity Catering
    • Elements
    • Garbonzo’s Pizza
    • Garry Street Coffee
    • Have a Nice Day
    • Jonnies Sticky Buns
    • Organic Planet
    • Pizza Pizza
    • Qdoba
    • The Yellow Dog
    • UW Bookstore