Nasha Kasha

AIRS ON: Thursdays // 8:30 AM - 9 AM

Nasha Kasha is a half-hour weekly commercial-free spoken word radio program about Ukrainian life. We travel Ontario and beyond to package full-edition documentaries and interviews about ordinary lives lived remarkably. The programs are mostly in the English language with Ukrainian including music to inform the topics. Each program is 28 minutes in length. 

Nasha Kasha is broadcast from CHRW-FM on the campus of Western University in London, Ontario. We are also heard weekly on Laurentian University's CKLU-FM in Sudbury, CILU-FM in Thunder Bay, CKMS-FM in Kitchener, CFMU-FM in Hamilton and CFRC-FM at Queens University in Kingston.  .

Nasha Kasha has reported from Brantford, Oshawa, Ottawa, Kingston, Sarnia, Sault Ste Marie, Sudbury, Thunder Bay, Toronto, Kirkland Lake, Montreal, Rouyn-Noranda, the Spirit Lake Internment Camp site in the Abitibi Region of Northern Quebec, Quebec's Charlevoix region, Charlottetown, Moncton and Halifax- as well as featuring the “hromadas” (communities) in Los Angeles and Northern California. We will continue to tell London, ON stories.  

In Slavic and Jewish cuisine, kasha is any grain boiled in water or milk. Like our program, it's warm, nourishing and just a little bit messy: not unlike life itself. 

Nasha Kasha is a not for profit production. We do not accept reimbursement for the stories we tell and we adhere to the RTNDA Canada Code of Ethics.  Nasha Kasha does gratefully acknowledge the Ukrainian Credit Union and the Shevchenko Foundation for having defrayed some of our travel costs totalling $3,750.00 since May 2016.


Steve (Stefan) Andrusiak was born in Montreal, where he graduated with a BA from Concordia University. He also holds a Masters of Education from the University of Toronto.

Stefan is the host of Nasha Kasha- a weekly radio show about Ukrainian life. His career in journalism includes CTV and CBC in Toronto, Edmonton, Windsor, Charlottetown and London, Ontario.

He was news director responsible for CBC television in Southwestern Ontario and in PEI. He moved to London to become Dean of Communication Arts at Fanshawe College, later teaching ethics and journalism at Western University.