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Happy Holidays To All!
on December 16,2016 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 2016 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 22nd at 6PM, we'll be moving into holiday programming mode, resuming normal programming once again starting January 3rd.  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 2017!  We've got some exciting new initiatives developing that we can't wait to share with our, our loyal friends and listeners!

Democracy Now! On Hiatus From December 23rd thru January 3rd.
on December 13,2016 by jared

As the University or Manitoba is closed from the 22nd of December until January 3rd, CJUM will be unable to air Democracy Now at it's regularly scheduled time of 12PM. During the holidays, we are allowed infrequent access to the building , but we apologize for the inconvenience and will return to our regular schedule beginning on January 4th, 2017.

In the meantime, you can tune into the show at 9AM, Monday to Friday on CKUW 95.9 or also listen online.

Thank you for your continued support, and have a wonderful & safe holiday season!

A Toast To Our Half Pints Winners!
on October 28,2016 by jared

Big thanks to Half Pints Brewing Company who once again put up 8 daily prize packs during Pledge-O-Rama 2016  consisting of:

A pint glass, A toque or hoodie (supplies limited), plus some other Half Pints goodies are what you'll receive to display proudly and let folks know that you support great locally brewed beer! 

This year's winners are...

Michael Gerbrandt
Terry Corrigan
Nathaniel Flaten
Karlee Blatz
Marie Baffoe
Melissa Kinaseyvich
Debbie Whitney
Chelsea Martin

Once again they also put up a fantastic grand prize that featured their amazing brewery tour for the winner and 20 of their friends, plus a tasting and a voucher for a Half Pints Keg of their choosing!  Their in the process of building an amazing new tasting room, so you'll get to be one of the first in Winnipeg to sneak a peek at that as well!

Special congrats goes out to our Grand Prize Winner Rory Fallis who is instantly the most popular person on his block!

We will be in touch with you good people to discuss claiming your prize!

You Won A Golden Ticket!
on October 28,2016 by jared

Since our first Pledge-O-Rama back in 2012, we've been super proud to partner with some of our favorite local venues and festivals to give away the ultimate music lovers dream prize each year - the elusive UMFM Golden Ticket

There is so much music that goes on in our fair city and we feel that the Golden Ticket helps to showcase that and allows it's holder to introduce their friends and family to the great music scene here, but also introduces them to the wider Winnipeg Musical Ecosystem that allows all of this to happen on the regular!

Special thanks as always goes out to our participating venues & festivals that make this possible, you can't begin to understand how appreciative we are for your support.

Our 2017 Golden Ticket Winners are:

The Good Will Social Club - The Enns Family
The Handsome Daughter -
Chris Friesen
The Park Theatre -
Tim Shorten
 
The Pyramid Cabaret -
Kevin Johannesson
West End Cultural Centre -
Tim & Jan Hawkins

Interstellar Rodeo - Rob Thomson
Jazz Winnipeg - Joe Cattani
Winnipeg Folk Festival - Adam Giardino

Thanks once again for your generous donations - we'll be in touch to discuss your amazing prizes with you shortly!

Pledge-O-Rama Payment Processing & Incentive Collection!
on October 27,2016 by jared
Hey Folks!

First off, we'd like to thank you once again for your kind donation to UMFM - without the support of good people like you, the station could not continue to thrive and bring you great programming each and every day.  Your generosity is appreciated more than you could ever know.  We wanted to give you a quick update on payments and incentives, so please read below - as always, let us know if you have any questions at all.

Credit Card Payments

Over the next few days you should be seeing a charge on your credit card statement paying for your pledge.  Each year, we have to wait until November 1 to post any credit card charges in order to properly dispense tax receipts to those of you who have requested them.  We also need to wait for November to roll around as each October we also need to process the final installment payment for donors who chose to pay over 12 months during the previous Pledge-O-Rama - we do apologize if the delay has caused any confusion.

The charge that you will be seeing a charge on your statement comes up as "UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA WINNIPEG, MB" as we process through the University Of Mantioba Student Union cashier's office.  This applies to donors who are paying their pledge in full, as well as to those who are making their first term payment.

Cash & Cheque Payments

If you wish to pay your pledge via cash or cheque you will be receiving a envelope from us in the mail in the next week or so.  Simply affix proper postage, place your concealed payment in said envelope and drop it at your nearest postal outlet - it's that simple!

UMFM Friends With Benefits Cards

Once again, if you donated to Pledge-O-Rama 2016, you'll be receiving our latest, greatest Friends With Benefits Card which is good for special offers and great deals at more than 40 great Winnipeg businesses and services.  The cards are currently on the way from our headquarters to your headquarters - if you don't receive the card, please let us know and we'll correct that situation ASAP!

Pledge Incentives

Finally, if you have yet to receive your Pledge-O-Rama incentives, we will be making arrangements to deliver them to your doorstep.  We will getting in touch with you to confirm sizing for your incentives when warranted, and will make arrangement to the goods into your hands at that time.  Thanks again, we appreciate your patience!

Should you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to give us a call at 204-474-7027. Once again, we can't say thanks enough for your support - you're truly amazing!