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Hey Winnipeg, You Ready To Play?
on July 12,2016 by jared
As always, UMFM's intrepid theater reporter Justin Olynyk, host of Play It Again (Wednesday nights at 8PM), and his team of reviewers will be in the middle of the action checking out some of the great plays and telling your all about them here!
Twenty-eight years ago, in the summer of 1988, the WINNIPEG FRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL took its first bow in the Exchange District with five indoor venues, an outdoor stage and 47 performing companies. The festival has grown exponentially over the last quarter century and when the 2016 Fringe kicks off July 13th, festival-goers will have the chance to experience the diversity of more than 170 performing companies from across Canada and around the world.
Comedy, drama, music, improv, dance – there’s something for everyone at the Winnipeg Fringe. With TICKETS starting at $10, or only $5 for children, it’s inexpensive to take a chance on an unknown play or pick up tickets to the hot show. Advance tickets are on sale now at Fringe Central (MTC Box Office, 174 Market Ave., 204-942-6537). To see more theatre for less, a FREQUENT FRINGER PASS lets Fringe fans see 14 shows for $109. PROGRAMS are on sale now at Manitoba Liquor Marts, select Safeway stores, McNally Robinson Booksellers and the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre.
As an extra added bonus, this year's Fringe will also feature an amazing lineup of fantastic local music at the CUBE in Old Market Square, with shows running daily at noon, 8PM and 10PM! This year's diverse lineup features the likes of the Noble Thiefs, Young Pixels, Mise En Scene, Mulligrub, Romi Mayes, Odanah, Sebastian Owl, the New Meanies, the Dirty Catfish Brass Band, Vikings, Adam Hanney & Co, dj sets by Mama Cutsworth, DJ J Jackson and more! Guaranteed, there's no better place to spend these hot summer nights, kicking back and enjoying a beverage or two with your friends!
For more information on the 2016 Winnipeg Fringe Theatre Festival, including Outdoor Stage and Kids Fringe schedules, please visit us at www.winnipegfringe.com. You can also call the Fringe info line at 204-942-6537.
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.
So far, we've featured:
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 Sunday night listeners will have something new to tune into as UMFM is please to announce we will be syndicating Modern Jazz Today from 9-11pm. 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 finish your weekend 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:
Please forward your resume no later than midnight May 19th, 2016 to:
Jared McKetiak, Station Manager
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.
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.
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