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R.I.P. Chuck Green
on January 31,2011 by jared
We at UMFM would like to send our sincere condolences out to the friends and family of Chuck Green who passed way over the weekend. Mr. Green was a strong proponent of Winnipeg's music scene for more than 30 years, and his presence will be missed immensly.
From today's Winnipeg Free Press:
THE city has lost its most famous Zoo keeper.
Chuck Green, co-owner of the Osborne Village Inn, which includes the bars The Zoo and Ozzy's, died on Friday at the age of 54. Green had diabetes requiring him to be on dialysis for 20 hours a week, along with kidney and liver problems.
Green was a big supporter of the Winnipeg music scene and boasts a list of friends that includes music royalty and local bands that played their first live shows at the Zoo or Ozzy's. Since purchasing the hotel with his brothers Coleman, David and Rick in 1978, thousands of bands have played on the venue's two stages, including Nickelback, Lee Aaron, David Wilcox, Voivod, Soul Asylum, Black Oak Arkansas, Max Webster, the Guess Who and Sacrifice.
Green had a solid reputation with everyone he dealt with, from musicians to the media. He is survived by his wife Ruth; son Louis and daughter Minnie; his father Ernest; his three brothers and sister Cheryl.
He might have best been known as a business owner and local music promoter, but family was the most important thing in his life.
"I've done a lot of damage to my hands and feet -- I'm in constant pain -- but I've never had to worry about a paycheque. My brothers have always been there, running for me and protecting me. This place could burn to the ground and I wouldn't shed one tear. But family... that's really all you have," he said during a 2007 interview with Winnipeg Free Press writer David Sanderson.
A graveside service will be held at Rosh Pina Cemetery, 2795 Main St. on Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with a meal of consolation to follow at at Etz Chaim Synagogue.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations made to the Canadian Kidney Foundation.
on January 30,2011 by jared
Due to some regularly scheduled electrical maitenance in University Center, UMFM will be off the air on Sunday January 30th for approximatly 3 hours, between 6AM and 9AM. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Counting down til New Years'
on December 29,2010 by michael
Join UMFM Station Manager Jared McKetiak (host of The Sounds Of Science, Wednesday 3 - 5 PM) and Program Director Michael Elves (host of Free Range Radio Friday: TGIFR, Friday 6:30 - 8 PM) as they count down their picks for the Top 20 songs and albums of 2010. This year marks the sixth annual countdown marathon and it begins at 5 PM on Friday December 31, 2010 and runs through to 2011.
This countdown will be rebroadcast starting at 11 AM on New Years' Day.
Un cadeau de Noël!
on December 22,2010 by michael
Nu Sounds Series Returns For 5th Season!
on November 8,2010 by jared
UMFM proud to partner with Jazz Winnipeg on these groundbreaking musical performances!
Jazz Winnipeg is excited about the return of the popular Nu Sounds series. The series, now in its fifth season, runs from December until March. All performances take place at the Park Theatre.
Season tickets will only set you back $40.00! See all four Nu Sounds concerts and save! Individual show tickets also available for $12.00 adv./$15.00 door.
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