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UMFM 101.5 Seeks Marketing Coordinator (1 Year Term)
on May 3,2016 by jared

UMFM 101.5 is currently looking for a new Marketing Coordinator. This 1 year term is an ideal position for a creative individual with a good understanding of the role that Campus & Community Radio plays on our local campus and in our community. Excellent communication and computer skills are essential, previous marketing experience, knowledge of U Of M campus life and graphic design knowledge are definite assets. The position will pay $16.00 per hour to start based on a 10 hour work week, with an opportunity for increase based on performance.

Expected duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Identifying initial issues to be addressed, proposing potential courses of action, and implementing these directives.
  • Maintaining and fostering relationships with Campus Based Groups & Student Associations; developing new partnerships where applicable.
  • Creating and executing focused campus marketing and promotional campaigns using radio, social media and other online tools; establishing goals and measuring success.
  • Developing and managing campus promotional and live broadcast events.
  • Solidifying the utilization of UMFM as a major promotional vehicle here on campus.
  • Recruiting, training and coaching volunteers via one-on-one sessions and small group workshops to form a proper U of M street team.
  • Ensuring UMFM representation at all campus events sponsored and promoted by the station.
  • Ensuring that all marketing initiatives conform to UMFM policies and mandates.
  • Assisting in planning strategies For Pledge-O-Rama 2016.
  • Other duties based on demand.

Please forward your resume no later than midnight May 19th,  2016 to:

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

This position is only open to anyone meeting the stated requirements. UMFM is an equal opportunity employer, though preference may be given to volunteers in good standing at UMFM. Terms of employment – June 1, 2016 thru May 31st, 2017.

204FM Comes To UMFM & The West End Cultural Centre!
on April 23,2016 by jared

One Trunk Theatre, together with the West End Cultural Centre and UMFM 101.5 present 204FM, a new radio series performed live weekly with broadcast to follow. A new episode debuts every Tuesday April 26- May 24th at 8:00 p.m. at the West End Cultural Centre’s ACU Hall. Each performance will feature an opening set by a guest musical act, followed by the radio play with live sound foley. After the live performance each episode will be broadcast on UMFM Fridays at 7:00 p.m. Musical set will only be available for live audience.

In the early 1900s unfortunate and irreversible mistakes bind Hermes, the god of travel, in gold. Now a statue, Hermes is passed from one continent to the next bringing bad luck and a feeling of "stuckness" everywhere he goes. World powers unite and decide the only solution is to send him as far away as possible to a place that no one cares about... a place in the middle of nowhere... Winnipeg, Manitoba. For over a century Hermes has perched atop the Legislature and we call him the golden boy, a statue reeking a feeling a apathy through the city and not letting anyone leave, even after they have passed away. Enter our heroes, regular every day Winnipeggers who feel stuck but are sucked into an adventure exploring the city and meeting an infamous cast of characters (from Stephen Juba to the Grey Nuns and from Nellie McClung to Burton Cummings) who give them a new perspective. A hilarious roller coaster ride through time, winters, socials, mysteries and many vacant floors of the Downtown Bay, 204FM is a uniquely Winnipeg buffet, created by top Winnipeg comedians and theatre artists for the citizens of our one great city.

Directed by: Andraea Sartison
Written by:
One Trunk Theatre
Artists:
Gwendolyn Collins, RobYn Slade, Toby Hughes, Ross McMillan and William Jordan.
Performed by:
Gwendolyn Collins, RobYn Slade, Toby Hughes, William Jordan and Gordon Tanner!

Musical Guests:

April 26th - Scott Nolan and William Prince

May 3rd - Leaf Rapids
May 10th - Red Moon Road
May 17th - Joey Landreth (from The Bros. Landreth)
May 24th - Carly Dow and Slow Leaves

Tickets $20/show or $50 for a series pass visit wecc.ca or onetrunktheatre.com for tickets and more information.

204FM was made possible through the generous support of the Winnipeg Arts Council with funding from the City of Winnipeg and the Manitoba Arts Council with funding from the Province of Manitoba.

One Trunk Theatre is Winnipeg’s theatre for collaboratively-created new work. One Trunk integrates artforms outside the theatre cannon into all of the company’s projects from dance to film, and from rap to folk music. One Trunk was founded by Andraea Sartison in 2009 and has since created and produced seven new works and one festival across the prairie provinces including I Dream of Diesel, Mission Potluck, Hamlet as Told on the Streets, The One Trunk Festival of New, Interdisciplinary Performance, and Just One Spark.

Tip One Back For The Brewno's!
on April 15,2016 by jared

Winnipeg’s best & brightest get their chance to shine at the 2016 edition of The Brewnos on Saturday April 30th, taking place at your favorite watering hole Shannon’s Irish Pub.  The brainchild of Beer For Breakfast, the Brewno's are voted on by local music fans and winners are selected by chance - finally an awards show for the people, by the people.

Voting is open now and runs until April 22, just search for Beer For Breakfast on facebook and cast your ballot! Don’t delay, have your say, support great local music and vote today.

This year's amazing free concert features performances from The Psychics, Trampoline, Last Ditch On The Left, Two SocksChenoa McKelvey and Joey Penner - a wonderful cross section of just some of the amazing musical talent that Peg City has to offer!

Good peeps of Peg City it's your time to shine - come on down to Shannon’s Irish Pub on Saturday April 30th at 8PM for the 2016 Brewnos!

In Memorium
on April 9,2016 by jared

The UMFM family is very saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Christopher Baron, a longtime friend, listener and supporter of the radio station.  Chris passed away last weekend after a long struggle with illness and he will certainly be missed. 

He was a strong supporter of more than a few of our shows, and it wasn't a rare occurence to hear from him out of the blue over the years to talk about some of the new music he had heard on UMFM and how he had enjoyed it.  It was also great to see him each year when he came to see us in the fall during our Pledge drive and to hear him talk so positively about the impact that music had in his life and how he championed UMFM to his family, friends and colleagues.

Rest In Peace Chris, the support of a great man like you was immense for our station and you certainly will be missed.

Vote Yes For UMFM!
on March 2,2016 by jared

So here it is, today's the day. Polls for the UMSU General Election 2016 open at 9AM and offer you, the students at the U of M the opportunity to decide who you want to be advocating and making important decisions on your behalf for the 2016/17 year.

As we have been campaigning for UMFM 101.5 - Vote YES on March 2nd - 4th! we've seen and heard a lot of negativity in regards to the electoral process, and while it might not be perfect, at the end of the day you have a vote and that's all that really matters. Exercise your right to choose the direction you want YOUR students union to move in.

And on a personal note, strongly consider voting YES for UMFM 101.5's $1.50 per term increase - we might be biased, but in today's ever-changing media landscape it should be comforting to know that you have an independent broadcaster in your corner right here on the campus. We have volunteers on campus today, if you have any questions at all about the station, please approach them and get the info you desire.

Happy voting!