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Get Ready To Laugh Winnipeg!
on September 19,2016 by jared

The Winnipeg iF... Improv Festival is back for the 17th installment and will again bring you the best in improvised comedy and theatre from all over North America. These shows are all made up here in the middle of the praires for a week centred at the GSAC right in the heart of Osborne Village. This year, we're bringing in world class improv and sketch comedy talent from Seattle, Los Angeles, Toronto, Montreal, Edmonton, Port Coquitlam, and Winnipeg!

Randy Dixon (from Seattle's Unexpected Prodcutions) will be presenting his Ray Bradbury inspired improv show as well as directing the ensembles. Mark Little and Andrew Bush (from Picnicface fame) will be bringing some stand-up and sketch comedy. Vinny Francois from Improv Montreal, Doodle Bop Girls from Rapid Fire Theatre as well as even more guests. Kevin McDonald (The Kids in the Hall) will be directing a Sketch Ensemble. We will also have a Festival Ensemble, a Local Ensemble, stand-up comedy night, sketch comedy night, and even more IMPROV!

Expect it all Oct 11-15th at the Gas Station Arts Centre!

Tue, Oct 11th is the kick-off with a FREE show at the Albert Street Cocktail Company (91 Albert Street)

Wed, Oct 12th Stand-up vs Improv at the GSAC

Thur, Oct 13th Sketch Comedy Night at the GSAC featuring Kevin McDonald and members of Picnicface!

Fri, Oct 14th Improv in the style of Ray Bradbury and more...

Fri, Oct 14th Late show with brand new improv from the Ensembles!

Sat, Oct 15th Improv from Rapid Fire Theatre and French/English mash up!

Sat, Oct 15th Late show with brand new improv from the Ensembles!

www.Winnipegimprov.com for more details and tickets!

Get UMFM On The Go!
on September 17,2016 by jared

So we're happy to finally announce that UMFM 101.5 has gone mobile!

After months of work, we now have an app available for both Android and iOS. You can browse through our programming, mark your favorite shows and get a quick reminder when they go live, listen to some of our great live sessions, and stay up to speed on UMFM News and upcoming events here in Winnipeg!

In the next phase of development we'll be adding a wider selection of streaming archives for all our shows, you can download the most recent episode of a program for now, plus adding in a real cool feature for all of our Friends With Benefits partners and integrating our second stream feed into the app!

It's a work in progress and we rely on you for feedback to help make this app great - if you have questions or comments please email us at app@umfm.com - we want you to enjoy the same great listening experience on the go as you do when you tune into 101.5 on the FM dial!

Now go get that app!

iOS: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1153583641

Android: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.umfm&hl=en

The Bisons Are Back!
on September 1,2016 by jared

UMFM, the home of Bison Sports, welcomes Bison Football back for year 17!

Bison Sports, in conjunction with 101.5 UMFM, is pleased to announce the return of Bison Football to the radio airwaves for the 2016 season. Sadly due to some budgetary constraints, this year UMFM will only be carrying all of the home football action for Bison Football during the upcoming year.

This will be the 17th consecutive season for Bison Football on 101.5 FM. For the upcoming campaign, the radio broadcast team has Darren Bauming handing play-by-play and former Bison Matt Rollason performing colour commentary for the second consecutive season.

“We are once again excited again to see the popular return of Bison Football to the UMFM airwaves for a record 17th consecutive season,” said Jared McKetiak, UMFM Station Manager. “UMFM continues to be a proud and loyal supporter of Bison Sports and especially Bison Football and happy to provide another exciting season to all listeners locally and online.”

There is a 30 minute pre-game show for all home games.

2016/17 Bison Football Broadcast Schedule (all times CST)

  • Thursday, September 1 - Bisons vs Calgary (7:00 pm)
  • Thursday, September 8 - Bisons at Regina (8:00 pm)
  • Friday, September 16 - Bisons vs. Alberta (7:00 pm)
  • Saturday, September 24 - Bisons vs. Saskatchewan (1:00 pm)
  • Saturday, October 29 - Bisons vs. Saskatchewan (8:00 pm)

If you have any questions or comments concerning any of the Bison broadcasts, please email us at gobisons@umfm.com.

Saturday Morning Cartoons For Your Radio!
on August 5,2016 by michael

UMFM is excited to announce the addition of Kookoo Bananas Variety Hour to its broadcast schedule starting tomorrow - Saturday August 6th - and running every Saturday morning from 7 AM to 8 AM.

Hosted by Cap'n Kookoo & The Banana Bros, a father and sons team, the program originates out of fellow campus/community station CFRU in Guelph but is the product of transplanted Winnipeggers and we are happy to bring them 'home' to this city's airwaves.

The debut episode features music made by kids and is suitable for all ages!

UMFM 101.5 Seeks Volunteer Coordinator (1 Year Term)
on July 15,2016 by jared

UMFM 101.5 is currently looking for a Volunteer 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. The Volunteer Coordinator is expected to play a leadership role in helping to develop and maintain a positive, friendly atmosphere at the station, and will play a lead role in the recruitment and retention of those with an interest in campus and community radio. 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:

  • Managing UMFM’s volunteer intake process, and facilitating the integration of new volunteers into the UMFM family.
  • Coordinating orientations, workshops and training sessions for UMFM volunteers; placement of new volunteers according to skill, interest and ability.
  • Assisting staff in the creation of volunteer systems, positions, and drop-in hours for the various departments at UMFM.
  • Supporting the needs of a diverse volunteer base, enabling the contributions of a wide variety of ages, abilities, and cultural backgrounds.
  • Acting as the friendly face of the station, connecting with new volunteers, and welcoming them into the UMFM family.
  • Collecting ongoing feedback and maintaining contact with all UMFM volunteers throughout the year.
  • Planning volunteer appreciation events and initiatives.
  • Other duties based on demand.

Please forward your resume no later than midnight July 29th,  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 – August 15, 2016 thru August 15, 2017.