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UMFM Seeks Producer (Six-Month Term Position)
on January 24,2018 by jared

UMFM 101.5 is currently looking for a Producer. This six-month position is an ideal position for a creative individual with a proven experience in radio and/or podcast production. The Producer is expected to play a leadership role in developing, writing, directing, editing, and promoting a brand new13-part series about Reconciliation. The position will pay $35.50 per hour, plus MERC's, to start based on a 20-hour work-week.

Expected duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Producing a 13-part radio and podcast series about Reconciliation.
  • Leading story meetings and determining episode content.
  • Developing show line up.
  • Field and in studio audio recording.
  • Writing and vetting show scripts.
  • Directing host in studio.
  • Editing and mixing show.
  • Overseeing the work of and mentoring associate producers/researchers.
  • Liaising with marketing team to create and execute communications plan to promote the series.
  • Liaising with university partners to create learning materials that correspond with each episode.
  • Other duties based on demand.

Please forward your resume to:

Jared McKetiak, Station Manager
UMFM 101.5
310 University Centre, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
jared@umfm.com

Applications for this position will be received up to midnight on February 7th, 2018.

This position is only open to anyone meeting the stated requirements. UMFM is committed to achieving employment equity, therefore encourages applicants to self-declare in cover letter if Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).

UMFM Seeks 2 Associate Producers (Six-Month Term Positions)
on January 23,2018 by jared

UMFM 101.5 is currently looking for two Associate Producers. These six-month positions are ideal position for creative individuals with a proven experience in radio and/or podcast production. The Associate Producers are expected to play a vital role in developing and executing a brand new 13-part series about Reconciliation. The position will pay $17.85 per hour, plus MERC's, to start based on a 20-hour work-week.

Expected duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing ideas for series (including guests, content).
  • Researching topics, chasing and booking guests, conducting pre-interviews, and preparing scripts.
  • Booking studio times, and/or organizing logistics for field recordings.
  • Briefing host.
  • Liaising with National Centre for Truth And Reconciliation archivists to identify audio from Truth and Reconciliation Commission to be used in the series.
  • Editing and mixing show content.
  • Contributing ideas for learning materials that correspond with each episode.
  • Other duties based on demand.

Please forward your resume to:

Jared McKetiak, Station Manager
UMFM 101.5
310 University Centre, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2
jared@umfm.com

Applications for this position will be received up up to midnight on February 7th, 2018.

This position is only open to anyone meeting the stated requirements. UMFM is committed to achieving employment equity, therefore encourages applicants to self-declare in cover letter if Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, or Inuit).

It's Time For Big Fun!
on January 8,2018 by jared

Big Fun, Winnipeg's preminent independent music festival is back for it's 7th year, taking place January 24th through the 28th.  This year's Big Fun features more than 50 amazing artists from Winnipeg and beyond -- amazing visitors Braids, Ice Cream, Uranium Club, Big|Brave, Wares, Foonyap and more will share stages across the city alongside local favorites Super Duty Tough Work, Animal Teeth, Black Cloud, Red Moon Road, Ghost Twin plus new upstarts Spooky Eyes, the Sorels and Pout .  This year's festival will once again take place in 7 different venues throughout Winnipeg's downtown. The festival touches on many genres of music, from rock to hip-hop, folk to electronic and each show has been curated and placed in a specific venue in order to give the audience and artists a unique experience to that of the usual Manitoba music scene.

Festival passes are available now at Into the Music Osbourne and online at ticketfly.com, and will get you into 13 shows, panels and events for $75 (only $67.50 with your Friends With Benefits Card!!), or you can pick and choose and pay at the door.

Winnipeg has two reputations across the country, one for having a great  music scene, and the other for having a brutal winter.  Big Fun combines these two elements to create a music festival that our prairie town can be proud of!  Get primed for Big Fun and check out this year's festival sampler here!

 

 

The Big Fun Festival is an annual, five day music festival showcasing multiple genres of music in several venues in downtown Winnipeg every January. Manitoba maintains a reputation for having a rich artistic community as well as a bitter winter.  The Big Fun Festival brings these two elements of our Province together to create an annual festival our city can be proud of.

Pledge-O-Rama Tax Receipt Update!
on January 2,2018 by jared

Just a heads up that if you contributed to UMFM, chose the tax receipt as your option and paid for your pledge during the 2017 calendar year that your tax receipt will be mailed out the week of January 22nd, and arriving for you shortly thereafter, depending on how the ol' crow flies.

If you don't see anything from us by the end of the month, and are expecting a tax receipt, please feel free to get in touch ASAP so that the issue can be resolved.

Cheers, and thanks again for your support!

Happy Holidays To All!
on December 22,2017 by jared

With the holiday season now in full swing, the staff and volunteers at UMFM would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours nothing but the best tidings of the season! 

Once again, we need to thank you for your support during 2017 - another another landmark year for UMFM that saw us unleash our brand new transmitter into the radio wilds, execute our most successful Pledge-O-Rama yet, post some of our most amazing live sessions to date, and of course continuing to produce countless hours of quality radio programming, along the way introducing some great new programs to our grid for your listening enjoyment. 

Starting on December 21st at 6:30PM, we'll be moving into holiday programming mode, resuming normal programming once again starting January 3rd.  During this time, some of your favorite shows will be doing special extended episodes, some will pre-record and some will take some well deserved time off.  Our offices will also be closed for those 2 weeks, but should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via the normal channels

Until then, enjoy some quality time with your family and friends and most importantly, be safe and kind to one another -- we can't wait to see you all in 2018!  We've got some exciting new initiatives developing that we can't wait to share with our, our loyal friends and listeners!