CKUW radio at the University of Winnipeg broadcasts to the campus and wider community in the city of Winnipeg, Manitoba on 95.9 MHz FM, Bell MTS Channel 713, and streaming online. It broadcasts from studios above the 4th floor Buffeteria in Centennial Hall, and transmits from an antenna on top of the Seven Evergreen Place apartment tower in Osborne Village.
The station originated as CJUC, started in 1963 by student David Shilliday and physics professor Ron Riddell at United College, the University of Winnipeg’s predecessor. Operating as a closed circuit station broadcasting to various locations on campus, the call letters were changed to CKUW in 1968 after United College received a charter to became the University of Winnipeg. It would be April 1999 before CKUW started broadcasting over the air after the CRTC granted it an FM licence.
Licenced to The Winnipeg Campus/Community Radio Society Inc., CKUW is governed by a board of elected and appointed directors comprising representatives of the student body, the community and the University.