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A Toast To Our Half Pints Winners!
on October 28,2016 by jared

Big thanks to Half Pints Brewing Company who once again put up 8 daily prize packs during Pledge-O-Rama 2016  consisting of:

A pint glass, A toque or hoodie (supplies limited), plus some other Half Pints goodies are what you'll receive to display proudly and let folks know that you support great locally brewed beer! 

This year's winners are...

Michael Gerbrandt
Terry Corrigan
Nathaniel Flaten
Karlee Blatz
Marie Baffoe
Melissa Kinaseyvich
Debbie Whitney
Chelsea Martin

Once again they also put up a fantastic grand prize that featured their amazing brewery tour for the winner and 20 of their friends, plus a tasting and a voucher for a Half Pints Keg of their choosing!  Their in the process of building an amazing new tasting room, so you'll get to be one of the first in Winnipeg to sneak a peek at that as well!

Special congrats goes out to our Grand Prize Winner Rory Fallis who is instantly the most popular person on his block!

We will be in touch with you good people to discuss claiming your prize!

You Won A Golden Ticket!
on October 28,2016 by jared

Since our first Pledge-O-Rama back in 2012, we've been super proud to partner with some of our favorite local venues and festivals to give away the ultimate music lovers dream prize each year - the elusive UMFM Golden Ticket

There is so much music that goes on in our fair city and we feel that the Golden Ticket helps to showcase that and allows it's holder to introduce their friends and family to the great music scene here, but also introduces them to the wider Winnipeg Musical Ecosystem that allows all of this to happen on the regular!

Special thanks as always goes out to our participating venues & festivals that make this possible, you can't begin to understand how appreciative we are for your support.

Our 2017 Golden Ticket Winners are:

The Good Will Social Club - The Enns Family
The Handsome Daughter -
Chris Friesen
The Park Theatre -
Tim Shorten
 
The Pyramid Cabaret -
Kevin Johannesson
West End Cultural Centre -
Tim & Jan Hawkins

Interstellar Rodeo - Rob Thomson
Jazz Winnipeg - Joe Cattani
Winnipeg Folk Festival - Adam Giardino

Thanks once again for your generous donations - we'll be in touch to discuss your amazing prizes with you shortly!

Pledge-O-Rama Payment Processing & Incentive Collection!
on October 27,2016 by jared
Hey Folks!

First off, we'd like to thank you once again for your kind donation to UMFM - without the support of good people like you, the station could not continue to thrive and bring you great programming each and every day.  Your generosity is appreciated more than you could ever know.  We wanted to give you a quick update on payments and incentives, so please read below - as always, let us know if you have any questions at all.

Credit Card Payments

Over the next few days you should be seeing a charge on your credit card statement paying for your pledge.  Each year, we have to wait until November 1 to post any credit card charges in order to properly dispense tax receipts to those of you who have requested them.  We also need to wait for November to roll around as each October we also need to process the final installment payment for donors who chose to pay over 12 months during the previous Pledge-O-Rama - we do apologize if the delay has caused any confusion.

The charge that you will be seeing a charge on your statement comes up as "UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA WINNIPEG, MB" as we process through the University Of Mantioba Student Union cashier's office.  This applies to donors who are paying their pledge in full, as well as to those who are making their first term payment.

Cash & Cheque Payments

If you wish to pay your pledge via cash or cheque you will be receiving a envelope from us in the mail in the next week or so.  Simply affix proper postage, place your concealed payment in said envelope and drop it at your nearest postal outlet - it's that simple!

UMFM Friends With Benefits Cards

Once again, if you donated to Pledge-O-Rama 2016, you'll be receiving our latest, greatest Friends With Benefits Card which is good for special offers and great deals at more than 40 great Winnipeg businesses and services.  The cards are currently on the way from our headquarters to your headquarters - if you don't receive the card, please let us know and we'll correct that situation ASAP!

Pledge Incentives

Finally, if you have yet to receive your Pledge-O-Rama incentives, we will be making arrangements to deliver them to your doorstep.  We will getting in touch with you to confirm sizing for your incentives when warranted, and will make arrangement to the goods into your hands at that time.  Thanks again, we appreciate your patience!

Should you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 204-474-7027. Once again, we can't say thanks enough for your support - you're truly amazing!
Donate Now!
on October 14,2016 by jared

 

Pledge Your Support For Great Radio In Winnipeg!
on September 30,2016 by jared

Since our revitalization in 1998, UMFM has been providing a diverse range of music and talk programming to Winnipeg. As with any organization, we have changed and evolved over the years but at its core, UMFM has maintained a mandate to provide our listeners a forum for music and voices that may otherwise go unheard.

Since 1998, the station has been able to operate successfully without having to seek outside sources of income. The operating budget made mostly of student fees and a small amount of advertising revenue has always been enough to ensure that UMFM could continue on year in and year out.

While the cost of running the radio station has steadily continued to rise, our student funding is set to increase for the first time since '98, and like many other media outlets, we've seen our advertising steadily revenue decline over the last 10 years . We are now in a situation where when need to find alternative revenue streams to be able to maintain our daily operations costs.

Plainly stated, during Pledge-O-Rama this year, our goal is to raise is $32, 000.  Starting at 6:30PM on October 14th and running through to 8PM on October 21st, all of our hardworking showhosts and volunteers will be hitting the airwaves and taking your calls in in an effort to reach our goal. $32, 000 isn't an arbitrary number to us, it represents roughly 15% of our operating budget and would go a long want towards assisting in the day to day maintenance and operation of UMFM. 

After Pledge-O-Rama kicks off, we'll be answering those phones daily from 6AM until 3AM.  However, if you miss during our prime pledge hours, you can just leave us a message at 204-474-6610 or drop us a line at pledge@umfm.com and one of our Smooth Phone Operators will get back to you ASAP!  Or if you want to come down to the station during Pledge-O-Rama to pledge your support in person, we'd love to see you.

Once again, we’ve got fantastic limited-edition merch or tax receipts to reward you for your donation to the station!  Plus, individual shows are cooking up some great surprise rewards for their listeners so donate or give us a call during Pledge-O-Rama.

For more information visit our Pledge-O-Rama page and please help UMFM continue to provide a home for alternative voices, inquisitive minds and adventurous ears!

Half Pints Prize Packages

Once again, thanks to the generous support of the folks who make great beer over at Half Pints Brewing Co., we've got some killer prizes for giveaway to all our donors.

We've got a daily draw for a package that includes a pint glass, a toque or hoodie (supplies limited), coasters, stickers, buttons and best of all your very own Half Pints growler that you can head on down to 550 Roseberry and fill with some Half Pints goodness at their filling station for every donor who pledges $75 or more, that's EIGHT prize packages in all!!!

PLUS every donation over $75 will also be entered in the grand prize draw that includes a private brewery tour and tasting for you and up to 20 friends after which you'll leave with a gift cerfiticate good for a keg of your choice of one of Half Pints tasty wares.

Golden Ticket Draws

Another key returnee to Pledge-O-Rama is the amazing prize we call the Golden Ticket! Everyone who pledges $150 win gain one entry into our draw to win one of eight (!!!) prizes that will allow you and a guest to attend as many shows at the Park Theatre, the West End Cultural Centre, the Pyramid Cabaret, the Good Will Social Club and the Handsome Daughter as you want over the next year.  In addition, our festival friends are getting in on the act as well! Jazz Winnipeg are offering up a golden ticket to the 2017 TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival, which will allow you and a guest to attend every show that the festival throws at you next June, the amazing Interstellar Rodeo is giving up a pair of weekend passes for their third festival at the Forks in August 2017, and finally The Winnipeg Folk Festival are offering up 2 full weekend passes with camping passes for the 2017 festival, which takes place over 4 beautiful days next July in Bird's Hill Park!

So yeah, you read that right - you and a guest can get into a years' worth of shows at five of the best venues in town. Local acts, touring bands, punk, hip-hop, bluegrass - you name it, if it's on the Upcoming Shows calendar (*with some exceptions) at the Park Theatre, the West End Cultural Centre, the Pyramid Cabaret, the Good Will Social Club and the Handsome Daughter - you and a guest can waltz right in with this special pass that you can only get if you pledge starting at $150 or more during Pledge-O-Rama. And this is in addition to the tax receipt or package of incentives we're already giving out for pledges.

Incentive Levels

Finally, all of our supporters will get a big THANK YOU and the satisfaction of knowing that they have supported something as worthwhile as UMFM. However, there are a few extra tokens of our appreciation available. Of course, all pledges, big or small will make a difference! We plan to shower gifts on everyone who takes the time to call us and show us their support by donating to UMFM. Remember, plegees can chose between a tax receipt or the one of these great incentive packages, corresponding with the amount donated:

Here's a complete list of our great incentive packages, tax receipts are also available:

Please be aware that we cannot set aside specific t-shirt sizes during Pledge-O-Rama. All of our shirts will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.

Pre-pledge to UMFM and not only we will guarantee you your desired shirt size, but one of our fine hosts will deliver it to your door or your mailbox! 

We're pretty easy going folks at UMFM, always willing to listen to offers on putting together your own custom incentive package, provided you've pledged at least $101.50!