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There’s just some­thing about flip­ping months on a cal­en­dar to ring in the new” and at UMFM we’re excit­ed to intro­duce some new pro­grams and moves for exist­ing shows to start the sec­ond month of 2021.

Clas­si­cal music fans should wel­come start­ing off the work week with Zass­man Plays The Clas­sics on Mon­days from 9 – 11am. Host Nathan Zass­man has a deep reser­voir of knowl­edge when it comes to the genre and fre­quent­ly explores indi­vid­ual instru­ments in an orches­tra in exhaus­tive detail.

Mean­while, Jazz fans should take note that with Zassman’s move they now have a four-hour block of music to start their Sun­days off with as syn­di­cat­ed pro­gram Mod­ern Jazz Today moves into the 8 – 10am slot and is fol­lowed by one of the station’s longest run­ning pro­grams, Fas­ci­natin’ Rhythm.

One week ago U Talk debuted, join­ing us in their Tues­day times­lot (1 – 2pm). The pro­gram is host­ed by Ryan Funk, and high­lights native-born and new Cana­di­ans’ cul­tures and expe­ri­ences and sub­scribes to the under­ly­ing prin­ci­ple that every­one has a sto­ry to tell.”

On The Scene is set to launch this com­ing Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 3rd from 1 – 2pm and like Mon­do Hol­ly­wood, it pays homage to the music of film & tele­vi­sion, but on this show, host Kiran Gow­dar looks at what’s play­ing in spe­cif­ic scenes of movies and strings togeth­er sim­i­lar scenes from the his­to­ry of Hol­ly­wood. Deathbed con­fes­sions, bar fights, car chas­es; Gow­dar will paint a pic­ture with sound and words.

Anoth­er of our long-run­ning pro­grams, Ultra­son­ic Film, is now fol­lowed by a brand new hip-hop pro­gram The Sam­ple Set which runs from 11pm-mid­night Thurs­days and is host­ed by Ambrose Mon­crieffe, who explores the sound of cur­rent hip-hop and the sam­ples on which much of it is built upon.

Also new to the Thurs­day after­noon sched­ule is Pas­toral MIDI from 2 – 3pm, host­ed by Alex Braun. Each week the show explores the son­ic cos­mos and blends dream-pop, shoegaze, synth-pop and more into a heady stew.

Speak­ing of synth – we are excit­ed to announce that we’ll be adding Cur­rent Fan­ta­sy to our syn­di­cat­ed line-up. Each week syn­th­mas­ter Jeff Heisholt presents a live, extend­ed, mod­u­lar and hard­ware syn­the­siz­er explo­ration” – sim­ply put, he’s releas­ing a brand new live per­for­mance each week and you’ll be able to hear it from 12 – 1am on Thurs­day night (aka Fri­day ear­ly morn­ing).

On Sat­ur­days, from 4 – 5pm, for­mer host of The Pit, Tay­lor Galvin now pro­grams The Ever Dead­ly Hour, an indige­nous music show­case fea­tur­ing the best songs and styles, both new and old, from across Tur­tle Island.” Galvin invites indige­nous artists to send sub­mis­sions to akiiwan@​umfm.​com

Final­ly from out­side our direct cam­pus and com­mu­ni­ty, we’ll be adding a pair of great syn­di­cat­ed talk shows, For The Wild and Talk­ing Rad­i­cal Radio. To accom­mo­date all of these new pro­grams (and more) we’ll be shift­ing around some of our exist­ing syn­di­cat­ed shows. We invite you to head to the Pro­gram Sched­ule for a com­plete break­down of what’s on when, and encour­age you to fol­low us on our social media accounts for more infor­ma­tion about new shows, spe­cial broad­casts and more.

Remem­ber, we’re always look­ing for new vol­un­teers to join our radio fam­i­ly — if you’ve got a show idea and would like to get involved, get in touch with us at info@​umfm.​com to sign up!

Thanks for your con­tin­ued support!