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  • Listen On Mobile

    Posted by Rob on May 26th, 2017

    Tuning into CKUW online is easier than ever. We’ve just been added to the popular Radioplayer app and we’re also on TuneIn. Prefer to skip the app? Then load up our Listen webpage in an HTML5 compatible browser an use the embedded player. Don’t forget our amazing archives found at with six+ weeks of every local show you’ll never run out of great radio.

    Radioplayer –
    Tune In –

    You might also want to grab the Quiver app and follow CKUW. We’ll be using it for cool geo-targeted contests and giveaways starting this summer.

  • And the award goes to . . .

    Posted by Victoria on May 8th, 2017

    Thanks to everyone who attended the 2017 Volunteer Awards & Listener Appreciation Party this past Saturday, and a big congratulations to all the nominees and winners! Honours were given to:

    People’s Choice Host – Mike Witty
    People’s Choice Music – B-Sides & Other Treats
    People’s Choice Spoken Word – It’s a tie! System Kidz and Femisphere

    Best of Music – Bluesday
    Best of Spoken Word – The Sex Files
    Rookie of the Year – Mahlet Cuff
    Behind the Scenes – Emma Narvey
    Bill Lesack Award – Daniel Emberg
    Community Engagement – Raw Colours

    Stylus Award – Kaitlyn Emslie Farrell

  • You’re Invited!

    Posted by Victoria on April 26th, 2017

    You’re invited to CKUW’s 11th Annual Volunteer Awards and Listener Appreciation Party!

    Happening Saturday May 6 from 1-4 PM in Convocation Hall at the University of Winnipeg, we’re gathering together to celebrate the hard work and efforts of our volunteers, in addition to our wonderful, engaged, and supportive listener community! Please join us for the festivities. Light refreshments provided, child-friendly, and no admission.

    We hope to see you there! Find the event on Facebook – share and invite your friends!

  • Voting for 2017 People’s Choice Awards is now Open!

    Posted by Victoria on March 20th, 2017

    Voting is now open for the 2017 People’s Choice Awards!

    Cast your vote here for your Favourite Host, Favourite Spoken Word Show and Favourite Music Show. The winners will be announced on Saturday, May 6 as part of the Volunteer Awards and Listener Appreciation Event. Join us on the afternoon of the 6th from 1-4 PM in Convocation Hall at the University of Winnipeg for radio celebrations, community engagement, and light refreshments.

    Happy voting!

  • Between Loss and Hope – The Voices of Cross Lake Youth

    Posted by Victoria on March 15th, 2017

    Tune into CKUW 95.9FM on Monday March 27 from Noon to 1pm, and again from 4 to 5pm for Between Loss and Hope – The Voices of Cross Lake Youth.

    This special hour-long broadcast takes listeners into the midst of a community ravaged by a suicide epidemic that claimed the lives of six youth over a year ago, and saw over a hundred others threaten or make the attempt over a three month period.

    Our guides for this unique radio experience will be eight youth, themselves having had to confront the pain that would lead so many to take their lives. These young people share candid portraits of the hardships they and their community members have had to endure. As importantly however, they bring a sense of optimism for themselves and their community in spite of adverse circumstances.

    The voices were recorded by Brandon-based writer Alex Paul who visited the community in late summer of 2016. The audio was then prepared for radio by veteran CKUW programmer and former CKUW News Director Michael Welch.

    The interviews were turned into a book, We Grew Up Too Fast, but Love Never Fails, and is available at the website