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On The Road To Sled
on May 30,2017 by jared

In celebration of the many great local artists making the trek west to Calgary for Sled Island 2017, the host of hll!yh!wpg, David Dobbs sat down for a chat with 7 of them to discuss the festival, what it meant to get involved and some of the other musical acts in the great lineup that they were excited about!  Some of they laid down excellent new live sessions or shared some of their music.  You can check out all the episodes, put together in partnership with our friends at the BIG FUN festival, as they are posted below....

Sled Island Selects: The Road To Sled

Episode #1: Mulligrub
Episode #2: iansucks
Episode #3: Wilt
Episode #4: Micah Erenberg
Episode #5: Duotang
Episode #6: Joanne Pollock
Episode #7: Living Hour

Also, if you’re in Calgary for the festival, be sure to check out the BIG FUN showcase on June 22nd at Broken City, featuring DIANA, Living Hour, Porcelain Raft and Island Eyes!  Thanks for listening!

Congratulations to Station Manager Jared McKetiak
on May 5,2017 by michael

This week marks 15 years of service at UMFM for Station Manager Jared McKetiak. While he's held the lead role at the station for over a decade, he got his start volunteering as a board op for Winnipeg radio legend Howard Mandshein and other great programs in the early years of the station before moving to the Program Director position.

During his decade and a half at UMFM, Jared has been involved at a leadership level with the Winnipeg Ska & Reggae Festival, the National Campus/Community Radio Association and more recently the Big Fun Festival as well as a strong supporter of many other local music, culture and issues festivals and initiatives.

He built the Pledge-O-Rama funding drive from the ground up and made it the annual success it has been, and has been a champion for the local arts scene and a tireless supporter of the volunteers who make the great programming at UMFM.

Big congratulations to Jared on his 15 years of service, and an even bigger thank you from the rest of us at UMFM.

Online Issues - Website Maintenance Scheduled For May 3rd!
on April 27,2017 by jared

We've been experiencing intermittent issues with our online streaming and archiving over the last week, we apologize for the inconvenience!  You might find that archives for some of your favorite shows are not available starting Thursday, April 27th at 5PM through Sunday, April 30th at 4PM when the issue was fixed.

Thankfully we've now determined what the issue is and are working to rectify it as quickly as possible - please note that our website will be offline on Wednesday May 3rd starting at approximately 10AM for some routine maitenance and upgrades. 

Thanks as always for your support and for baring with us as we sort this problem out.

Go West My Friends . . . For Sled Island 2017!
on April 5,2017 by jared

Interested in heading west this summer, but need a reason to get yourself motivated?

UMFM and Sled Island want you to experience the best that the Stampede City has to offer with a pair of free festival passes. Running June 21st thru the 25th, the festival's stellar lineup this year features post-punk upstarts Cloud Nothings, sonic pioneers the Silver Apples, slowcore legends Low, indie buzz bands Weyes Blood and Waxahatchee, afrobeat superstar Hailu Mergia, this year's curator Flying Lotus and so many more amazing acts set to be announce April 11th!

Over the next 12 weeks some of your favorite UMFM hosts will be sharing their top Sled Island festival acts to check out over these 5 great days so you can get in the know and be primed and ready for a fantastic festival experience.  

We've also got a series of live sessions planned with some of the great Winnipeg artists who will be making the trek to Calgary for this year's festival, so stay tuned! For more information on your chance to win, or to follow along with our artist recommendation series, LIKE UMFM on Facebook, follow us @umfm and tune in to 101.5 on your FM dial and be sure to check out sledisland.com and umfm.com for more info on the festival.

Calgary. Sled Island. You. UMFM.

Our Friends At Jazz Winnipeg Are Looking For Volunteers!
on April 4,2017 by jared

Volunteer positions are now available for the 2017 TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival.

To produce the summer’s hottest festival, we need the help of dedicated, enthusiastic volunteers!

Featuring some of the best local, national and international acts, the TD Winnipeg International Jazz Festival takes place June 15th thru the 25th in and around downtown Winnipeg. Join our indispensible team of volunteers and help us stage some outstanding live music in the heart of the city. Apply online today at jazzwinnipeg.com - volunteers will be contacted if services are required.  Positions are filling up fast, so sign up soon to get involved!