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Climb On Board The Festival Express!
on June 6,2016 by jared

Starting today and running until mid-August, join some of your favorite UMFM hosts as they speak to just a few of the great artists headed to town for this year's Winnipeg Folk Festival and Interstellar Rodeo

Each Monday at 6PM and Wednesday at 5PM the Festival Express will roll into the station with a half hour that will include feature interviews, music, live performances and festival giveaways and information. 

If you miss an episode, we'll be posting them, catch them on the archive page or visit our soundcloud!

So far, we've featured:

Tomato/Tomato

The Lemon Bucket Orchestra

Rosie & The Riveters

William Prince

Dan & Laurel

Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams

Oysterband

Get your ticket and enjoy the ride!

image courtesy Gary Kroman

Modern Jazz Today joins UMFM's Broadcast Schedule
on May 25,2016 by michael

Beginning this Friday, May 27th and running two-hours weekly, our late-night / early-morning listeners will have something new to tune into as UMFM is please to announce we will be syndicating Modern Jazz Today from 5-7am. MJT focuses on the NOW and while it originates out of the U.S. the program frequently features Canadian artists, making it a welcome addition to our programming.

The vision for the program - "To create a program that will inform and inspire listeners by focusing on today’s jazz improvisational makers, standard’s arrangers and original composers" - is one that UMFM can get behind as informing and inspiring listeners are primary goals for all our original programs.

We love JAZZ in all its variations and Modern Jazz Today is just one colour in the palette of jazz programming at UMFM that also includes Swing Radio (Tuesday 2-3pm), Rhythm & Sound (Wednesday 1-2:30pm), Expansive Prairie Skies (Friday 1-3am) Fascinating Rhythm (Sunday 10am-Noon) and 52nd Street Jazz (Sunday 8-9pm) and we hope that if you love jazz too, you'll start your Friday morning - or finish your Thursday night - with Modern Jazz Today.

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!