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Raise A Toast To Our Pledge-O-Rama Half Pints Prize Winners!
on November 1,2013 by jared
Once again, we'd like to thank the good folks who make great beer over at Half Pints Brewing Co. for supporting us during Pledge-O-Rama 2013 and giving us some killer prizes for giveaway to all our donors.
As was the case last year, we held a a daily draw for a package that included a Half Pints t-shirt, toque, two pint glasses, bicycle bell and a bumper sticker for every donor who pledged $75 or more -- EIGHT fantastic prize packages in all!!! PLUS every donation over $75 was also entered into the grand prize draw that includes a private brewery tour and tasting for the winner and up to 20 friends, after which they'll leave with a gift cerfiticate good for a keg of your choice of one of Half Pints tasty wares.
We recieved more than 160 (!!!!) pledges at the $75 level, so thanks to all those out there for your overwhelmingly generous support! The winners of the Half Pints Prizes are as follows:
And special congrats to Joel Trenaman who won the amazing Half Pints Grand Prize and is no doubt now the most popular guy in town!
Thanks again to the whole crew at the Half Pints Brewing Co., you are outstanding!
Sneak Peek At The New Blue Rodeo!
on October 28,2013 by jared
The new album from acclaimed / revered / legendary (pick your superlative) Canadian act Blue Rodeo, In Our Nature,
We've also got an exclusive stream of the beautiful new video from award-winning director Chris Mills that - rather than being a 'music video' - incorporates more than just one song and attempts to capture the feel of the entire album.
Enjoy, and be sure to visit your favourite music retailer (digital or brick) tomorrow to get a copy of In Our Nature for
Pledge-O-Rama 2013 Is On Now!
on October 8,2013 by jared
Call Us At 204-474-6610 Now To Pledge Your Support!
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.
For 15 years, the station has been able to operate successfully without having to seek outside sources of income, even though the cost of running the radio station has steadily continued to rise. Our funding from the University hasn’t increased since '98, and like many other media outlets, we've seen our advertising revenue steadily decline over the last 5 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 $24, 000. Starting at 6:30PM on October 18th and running through to 8PM on October 25th, all of our hardworking showhosts and volunteers will be hitting the airwaves and taking your calls in in an effort to reach our goal. $24, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 pre-pledge now or give us a call during Pledge-O-Rama.
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 Half Pints t-shirt, toque, two pint glasses, bicycle bell and a bumper sticker for every donor who pledges $75 or more, that's EIGHT prize packages in all!!!
Golden Ticket Draws
Another key returnee to Pledge-O-Rama is the amazing prize we call the Golden Ticket! Everyone who pledges $250 or more will be entered in a draw to win one of three 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 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 2014 TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival, which will allow you and a guest to attend every show that the festival throws at you next June, and The Winnipeg Folk Festival are offering up 2 full weekend passes (camping not included) for the 2014 festival, which takes place over 5 beautiful days next July in Bird's Hill Park!
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!
THIN AIR 2013 - Winnipeg's week-long book club is just over a week away!
on September 10,2013 by michael
Winnipeg's annual celebration of books, writers and readers - THIN AIR - is just around the corner. The seventeenth iteration of the Winnipeg International Writer's Festival runs September 20th to 28th and finds Winnipeg once again welcoming writers from Canada and around the world for a week of readings, lectures, interviews, conversations, book launches and other events. With programming for adults and children, in English and French, THIN AIR is an infusion of energy into the thriving literary culture of this city.
Whether your tastes run to literature, genre fiction, poetry, experimental writing, non-fiction and issues-based writing, there is something for every reader at THIN AIR and this is the opportunity to hear your favourite author in conversation on stage and not just in your head as you read their works.
Highlights of THIN AIR 2013 include A Pint of Bitter Murder with Canadian mystery maven Gail Bowen and Winnipeg's own C.C. Benison; Voices from Oodena a live reading of material at the gathering place at the Forks featuring Weakerthans frontman and University of Manitoba writer-in-residence John K Samson; thriller writer Andrew Pyper discussing his latest novel, Demonologist and providing aspiring writers with sage advice; and a series of readings on Winnipeg's four campuses - free to all to attend (complete details of those readings can be found on our online event calendar).
Coverage of THIN AIR 2013 will include interviews with novelist Andrew Kaufman, local performance artists Shawna Dempsey & Lorri Millan, political writer Susan Delacourt, and to start things off THIN AIR Director Charlene Diehl will be on Thank God It's Free Range this Friday, September 13th to talk about what you should see and what you should read.
The Winnipeg IF… Improv Festival Will Take Every Form of Theatre and “Just Wing It."
on September 9,2013 by michael
The 14th edition of the Improv Festival offers science fiction, musical theatreand even a game show, all of it improvised from October 1-5, 2013! The Gas Station Arts Centre is proud to present the 2013 Winnipeg IF... Improv Festival. This year’s Winnipeg IF… Improv Festival will be bringing in performers from Chicago, Vancouver, Edmonton and Regina for five nights of world-class improvisational theatre.
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