CKUW-FM, Campus, Winnipeg

Winnipeg Campus/Community Radio Society Inc.

CKUW-FM199995.0450Winnipeg Campus/Community Radio Society Inc.


CKUW began as a closed circuit station broadcasting to Lockhart hall lounges, the Buffeteria and the Bulman Students Centre.


CRTC approval for The Winnipeg Campus / Community Radio Society Inc. to launch a new over-the-air FM station on 95.9 MHz with effective radiated power of 450 watts, came on October 5.


CKUW began on-air testing on April 27 and officially signed on the air at midnight, April 30.


On April 10 the CRTC renewed the licence of CKUW-FM until August 31, 2013. The renewal included the following condition: “The licensee shall retain full control over all decisions concerning the management and programming of this station and ensure that representatives of the student body, faculty, alumni or administration of the university or college with which the station is associated, considered together, form the majority of the board of directors. In addition, the Commission reminds the licensee that, in accordance with the requirements of P.C. 1997-486, Direction to the CRTC (Ineligibility of non-Canadians), amended by P.C. 1998-1268, 15 July 1998, the chair and not less than 80% of the members of the board of directors must be Canadians ordinarily resident in Canada.”

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