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UMSU Election Coverage / Democracy Now Pre-Empted!
on February 24,2016 by jared

While the primary season to the south is getting all the attention, it's also election season here at the University of Manitoba as members of the Students Union head to the polls March 2nd, 3rd and 4th.

A representative from each of the slates running for the UMSU Executive for 2016 sat down with moderator Stephanie Savoie to answer a host of predetermined questions about their platforms. UMFM presents this unedited forum in its entirety for our student listeners to help in reaching a decision on casting their ballot.

This hour-long recording will air in place of Democracy Now! from noon to 1pm on both Wednesday February 24th and Friday February 26th. On Thursday February 25th, we will be live streaming the UMSU Election debate from the Engineering Atrium here on campus from 11:30 AM until 1PM.

For those of our listeners who aren't voting in the UMSU elections and wish to hear Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez and the rest of the fine crew at Democracy Now! please be advised that we'll be returing to regular broadcasts on Monday February 29th but in the meantime, you can find streamable versions of daily episodes (video and audio) at

UMFM 101.5 Seeks Sales Representative (Term Position)
on January 27,2016 by jared

UMFM Campus Radio Inc. is currently looking for a part-time Sales Representative. This 14-week term position is ideal for an outgoing individual with a good understanding and interest in sales and commerce as well as the role that Campus & Community Radio plays here in Winnipeg. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential to the position and the representative must be able to work independently. Previous sales and/or marketing experience are definite assets to the position. The position is based on a commission of sales and the representative is guaranteed 20% of all new sales they make based on UMFM’s rate card.

The main responsibility of the position is to assist with further development for UMFM through advertisement revenue expansion based on UMFM’s current rate card. Some of the applicable duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Seeking out new business for advertisement revenue for the station
  • Maintaining and fostering relationships with Existing Advertisers & Community Partners, and developing new relationships
  • Maintaining and expanding UMFM’s Current Sales Program

Interested parties can forward a resume to:

Jared McKetiak, Station Manager
UMFM Campus Radio Inc.
310 University Centre, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

This position is open to anyone meeting the stated requirements. Preference will be given to students at the University of Manitoba. UMFM is an equal opportunity employer. Terms of employment are March 1, 2016 thru May 31, 2016. 

Application deadline for the position is midnight February 12, 2016

Pledge-O-Rama Tax Receipts
on January 25,2016 by jared

Just a heads up that if you contributed to UMFM, chose the tax receipt as your option and paid for your pledge during the 2015 calendar year that your tax receipt should be arriving for you over the next week or so, depending on how the ol' crow flies.

If you don't see anything from us shortly, and are expecting a tax receipt, please feel free to get in touch ASAP so that the issue can be resolved.

Cheers, and thanks again for your support!

New Year, New Programming!
on January 4,2016 by michael

UMFM is excited to announce that beginning this Friday, January 8th and running every Friday night from 6 - 6:30 PM we'll be airing UNDER THE NEEDLE, a series of live performances originating from KEXP in Seattle. While we pride ourselves on the great locally produced programming our volunteers create each week, we're also eager to provide the Winnipeg community with some quality broadcasts from further afield and Under The Needle fits that bill. Each week a different guest stops by KEXP's studios - solo acts, seven-piece bands and all sorts of other configurations - and performs a handful of live tunes that can only be heard via the original broadcast and now via UMFM.

Our first broadcast will feature Destroyer, whose most recent album Poison Season was the #40 album of 2015 here at UMFM. Coming weeks will feature King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard, METZ and more!

Happy Holidays To All!
on December 17,2015 by jared

With the holiday season now in full swing, the staff and volunteers at UMFM would like to take this opportunity to wish you and yours nothing but the best tidings of the season! 

Once again, we need to thank you for your support during 2015 which was historical year for UMFM that saw us execute our most successful Pledge-O-Rama yet, recording and posting some of our most amazing live sessions to date, and of course continuing to produce countless hours of quality radio programming, along the way introducing some great new programs to our grid for your listening enjoyment. 

Starting on December 23rd at 6PM, we'll be moving into holiday programming mode, resuming normal programming once agian starting January 4th.  During this time, some of your favorite shows will be doing special extended episodes, some will pre-record and some will take some well deserved time off.  Our offices will also be closed for those 2 weeks, but should you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us via the normal channels

Until then, enjoy some quality time with your family and friends and most importantly, be safe and kind to one another -- we can't wait to see you all in 2016!  We've got some exciting new initiatives developing that we can't wait to share with our, our loyal friends and listeners!