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In Memorium
on April 9,2016 by jared

The UMFM family is very saddened to hear about the passing of Mr. Christopher Baron, a longtime friend, listener and supporter of the radio station.  Chris passed away last weekend after a long struggle with illness and he will certainly be missed. 

He was a strong supporter of more than a few of our shows, and it wasn't a rare occurence to hear from him out of the blue over the years to talk about some of the new music he had heard on UMFM and how he had enjoyed it.  It was also great to see him each year when he came to see us in the fall during our Pledge drive and to hear him talk so positively about the impact that music had in his life and how he championed UMFM to his family, friends and colleagues.

Rest In Peace Chris, the support of a great man like you was immense for our station and you certainly will be missed.

Vote Yes For UMFM!
on March 2,2016 by jared

So here it is, today's the day. Polls for the UMSU General Election 2016 open at 9AM and offer you, the students at the U of M the opportunity to decide who you want to be advocating and making important decisions on your behalf for the 2016/17 year.

As we have been campaigning for UMFM 101.5 - Vote YES on March 2nd - 4th! we've seen and heard a lot of negativity in regards to the electoral process, and while it might not be perfect, at the end of the day you have a vote and that's all that really matters. Exercise your right to choose the direction you want YOUR students union to move in.

And on a personal note, strongly consider voting YES for UMFM 101.5's $1.50 per term increase - we might be biased, but in today's ever-changing media landscape it should be comforting to know that you have an independent broadcaster in your corner right here on the campus. We have volunteers on campus today, if you have any questions at all about the station, please approach them and get the info you desire.

Happy voting!



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!