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 [email protected]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 [email protected]umfm.com to sign up!
Thanks for your continued support!