CKUW 95.9 FM

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CKUW 95.9 FM is an on-campus broadcasting radio station airing live transmissions from the University of Winnipeg in Manitoba, Canada. It was started in 1963 by David Shilliday and physics professor Ron Riddell. It changed its name to CKUW in 1968. At that time, FM operated as a closed-circuit station broadcasting to Lockhart Hall lounges, the Buffeteria, and the Bulman Students Centre. After ten years of research, planning, and saving, David Shilliday and physics professor Ron Riddell applied for the station’s broadcasting license. The station’s license was approved in October 1998 by CRTC. On April 27th, 1999, started the test broadcasting.

But its official transmission was beginning at 12:00 AM on Friday, April 30th. The Station Manager Rob Schmidt gave the first speech, and the first song was ‘That’s Entertainment’ by the Jam. FM is a non-profit work organization and has a volunteer Board of Directors and staff. The station tagline is “CKUW is a true Community/Campus radio station.” It offers the community and students a unique chance to express ideas and introduce music heard nowhere else in Winnipeg. It plays best of mixed genre music that includes local sense, music from across Canada and around the world. It also on-airs entertaining and informative programs as well as local news and community/social justice issues. Its transmission is on-airs 24 hours a day on the internet via live streaming.

CKUW 95.9

Programs of CKUW 95.9

Weekdays Programs
6:00 AM -! earshot 20
8:00 AM – People of Interest
9:00 AM – Democracy Now!
10:00 AM – This Way Out
10:30 – AM WINGS
11:00 – AM Boots and Saddle
1:00 PM – The Green Majority
2:00 PM – The Phil In Show / The Stuph File
3:00 PM – Winnipeg Arena Is on Fire!
5:00 PM – System Kidz
6:00 PM – Lost Chunes: I Haven’t Heard Tunes in Years!
7:00 PM – Bluesday
10:00 PM – The Come Up
10:30 PM – Monkey Sparrow
11:00 PM – Listening Pleasures
12:00 AM – Night Danger Radio
3:00 AM – The Motherland Influence
5:00 AM – Old Parlour Radio

Weekend Programs
6:00 AM – The Saturday Morning Show
8:00 AM – Dead Medium
9:00 AM – Mud Puddle Radio
11:00 AM – The Electric Chair / Jazz Boulevard
1:00 PM – The Ivory Tower
3:00 PM – Eclectic Residents
4:00 PM – The Trip
6:00 PM – We Build Hits
8:00 PM – Red Box Radio
10:00 PM – Dance Hall Fever
Midnight – Crystal Palace

Technical Details

CKUW FM broadcast its transmission by using a 95.9 MHz frequency on the FM band. It is a class A station with an effective radiator power of 450 watts. The transmitter coordinates are 49°52′51″N 97°08′57″W. Its transmitter and antenna are located on top of #7 Evergreen Place in Osborne Village. FM height above average terrain is 86 meters (282 ft).

Contact Details

Address: 95.9 FM CKUW, Room 4CM11, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, R3B 2E9
Phone: (204) 786-9782
Fax: (204) 783-7080
Feedback line: (204) 774-6877
Official Website:

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