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  • Student Radio Marathon - Nov 20

    Posted by Sam on November 19th, 2019

    The 6th? 7th? 8th? annual Student Radio Marathon is nigh, dear listeners. We’ve got a real who’s who of U of W smarty-pants who are going to be jumping into the studio tomorrow (Wednesday) and making radio content for us all to enjoy. Never fear, your regular favourite programs will be back next Wednesday, fresh off a bye week. For now, get excited about the following:

    7:30am: Gurpreet shares some insight on Sikhism
    8:00am: Jenna has tunes, talk, and weather
    8:30am: Dru brings some glam and new wave to the air
    10:30am: Joe talks Super Smash Bros – and a related charity event
    11:00am: Ezra keeps it weird with a selection of instrumental music

    12:00pm: Seneca brings us back down to earth with some relaxing tunes
    1:00pm: Miranda and Karla chat about the Geography and Environment Students’ Association
    1:30pm: Danny plays music. We’re told it will be enjoyable
    3:00pm: Thomas has live music and a guest from Manitoba Youth for Climate Action
    3:30pm: Oluwatofunmi shares a selection of African music and culture

    4:00pm: Razia provides your dose of inspiration and motivation for the day
    4:30pm: Aimee is on the yoga, wellness, and health beat
    6:00pm: Tyler plays some heavy stuff – beware!
    7:30pm: Reza and the Bangladeshi Students’ Association will sing and play some songs
    8:30pm: Karla discussing the Youth Parliament of Manitoba

    9:00pm: Cory does what Cory does
    10:00pm: Vicente presents the Diane Warren half-hour of power
    11:00pm: Michelle closes out the day with a Zimbabwean musical medley

    Phew! This ain’t no sprint, listener. Hope you tune in.

  • Letters - A Radio Play

    Posted by Sam on November 8th, 2019

    As we look ahead to commemorating Remembrance Day, we are happy to reprise our broadcast of Letters: A Radio Play, produced and recorded right here in our studios. We premiered it last year for this same occasion, and will be airing it this year, on Monday at noon.

    Letters is a radio play written by local playwright Brian Langlotz. It’s inspired by real events of World War II, featuring those of the playwright’s family members who served as soldiers in that conflict. Come follow the journey of Paul Bailey, played by Jordan Phillips, a Canadian soldier fighting his way through Italy during World War II, and his wife Betty, portrayed by Elizaveta Katykhina, waiting for him to return, as told through the letters they send each other.

  • New shows this week!

    Posted by Sam on October 29th, 2019

    You love to see it, folks: A new handful of fresh-faced, starry-eyed, silver-tongued, and keen-eared volunteers have recently completed their introductory training, and now, we unleash them onto the airwaves, for your listening pleasure. We’ve got two brand new programs debuting this week, and you’re not going to want to miss them.

    Starting tonight (Tuesday) at 10:00 pm, two disciples of the local hip-hop scene, Trouble Child and Walker, present The Come Up – their weekly love letter to the lyricists and beatmakers that you’re not otherwise hearing. Their first show will feature an interview with local rapper Tonzo.

    Later this week, on Friday at 3:00 pm, indie-folk dreamboat Jacob Brodovsky will introduce the world to Let’s Play DJ!, wherein he will welcome a different guest every week to discuss formative albums and other favourites of theirs. Expect different tunes, different stories, and different vibes each time.

    There are more new shows to come yet, so don’t sleep on updates coming soon! And never forget that you could be among the next wave of new programmers here on CKUW. Email [email protected] to find out how you can become one of us.

  • Stylus Magazine turns 30

    Posted by Rob on October 11th, 2019

    In October 1989 a group of University of Winnipeg students lead by Karla Hilton published the first issue of Stylus Magazine. Over 150+ issues Stylus has represented CKUW and published local music and culture stories from a fresh, underground perspective.

    Pick up Stylus for our printed radio program guide, radio volunteer profiles or music reviews. Congratulations to Stylus volunteers & staff! (p.s. a new issue is on the streets soon!)

  • Pass the Mic - happening NOW!

    Posted by Sam on September 30th, 2019

    After a wildly successful edition of DIY DJ, tradition dictates that it’s now time for PASS THE MIC, the one week of the year where our programmers extend invitations to friends, lovers, enemies, and strangers to make guest appearances on their programs. It’s just one of the ways we hammer home our community-minded mandate here on CKUW.

    We’ve already had some great examples of it, with Shades of Classics and The C.A.R.P. getting in on the act. Check out those programs if you didn’t catch them live!

    There is more to come this week, with Psycle Radio hosting a who’s who of Winnipeg weirdos: The Famous Sandhogs, Jahmeel Russell, elloweth, and Kiki Kutz. On Listening Pleasures, enjoy a sit-down with local poet Kristian Enright. Be sure to also catch What’s Up Winnipeg on Friday, with an exclusive interview with KEN Mode, ahead of their 20th anniversary spectacular.

    All this and more as part of PASS THE MIC week here on CKUW!