Eight Days of Pledge-O-Rama

The first annual UMFM fun(d)raiser—Pledge-O-Rama—kicks off this Friday, and will run from Oct. 19 to 26. This is not only a time for listeners to pledge their hard earned cash to help support this volunteer-driven radio station, but it is also a time for those unfamiliar with the station to take advantage of the quality programming that UMFM and its many hosts broadcast 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

Here’s a little sampler of the shows that this community radio station has to offer – one for every day of Pledge-O-Rama. So, get out your transistor radios, tune your dial to 101.5, and start pledging!

sHIFT Radio

Time: Friday 9:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Hosts: André Bisseck & Oxide

Genre(s) Electronic

Featuring artist interviews and information on local events, André Bisseck and Oxide keep things electric with a healthy dose of techno to give your Friday night the jump start it needs.

My Generation

Time: Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosts: John Einarson

Genre(s) Indie Rock / Folk & Roots

Jump into John Einarson’s time machine, while he takes you on a wild ride back to the 60s and 70s! This DJ knows his shit, so allow him to not only educate your ears with chart toppers, B-sides, and rarities of this era, but your mind as well through his vast historical music knowledge.

Tell the Band to Go Home

Time: Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Hosts: Jeff Robson

Genre(s) Folk & Roots

A show for fans of the singer/songwriter genre, listen in for tunes from some of the greats such as Lyle Lovett and Fred Eaglesmith, as well as interviews and in-studio performances from some fantastic local talent such as Scott Nolan, and the Wailin’ Jennys.

Smash It Up

Time: Monday 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Hosts: Ryan Filteau

Genre(s) Loud & Punk

If you’re into straight-up rock and roll, this show is one you won’t want to miss. Hosted by devastatingly handsome DJ Ryan Filteau, this show boasts garage rock and roll from some of the best talent across the prairies, as well as RNR from classic names that made the genre what it is today.

CJUM Chart Revue

Time: Tuesday 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Genre(s) Funk & Soul / Jazz & Classical / World / Folk & Roots /

Loud & Punk / Indie Rock / Hip Hop / Electronic

Need some new music? This show is counting down the top 35 artists with the most plays on UMFM every week. Featuring lots of great music and lots of local and Canadian content.

Jam it On the One

Time: Wednesday 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Hosts: Paul & DJ Jeff

Genre(s) Loud & Punk

Music to skateboard to! Spinning high-energy punk music from the 90s up to present day; fans of NOFX, SNFU, and whatever the fuck else acronym punk bands there are, will not be disappointed! Keep up-to-date with the latest Winnipeg punk news including local content and concert announcements.

Toban News Desk

Time: Thursday 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Hosts: Marc Lagace & Bryce Hoye

Genre(s) News & Current Affairs

Get your weekly news fix with everyone’s favourite campus student newspaper, the Manitoban! Featuring news briefs from the lovely and talented journalists who bring you high quality, student relevant reading material each week. Tune in to learn more about current events happening on and off campus, and don’t forget to pick up a copy of the Manitoban while you’re at it!

Thank God It’s Free Range!

Time: Friday 6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Hosts: Michael Elves

Genre(s) Funk & Soul / Jazz & Classical / World / Folk & Roots /

Loud & Punk / Indie Rock / Hip Hop / Electronic

Free range radio = whatever, whenever! UMFM program director, Michael Elves, covers a diverse range of artists and genres including local, national, and international music and interviews. This will be the last show during Pledge-O-Rama and your last chance to donate, but also the perfect start to a weekend not filled with class.

To make a donation to Pledge-O-Rama, call (204) 474-6610, 24 hours a day, between October 19 and 26.