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We are rapid­ly approach­ing the end of 2019 — and the decade (!) — and over the hol­i­days, our nor­mal­ly sched­uled pro­gram­ming takes a break along with the Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­i­to­ba.

Start­ing Sat­ur­day Decem­ber 21st and run­ning until Wednes­day Jan­u­ary 1st, the sta­tion offices will be closed and while some pro­grams will run as usu­al, oth­ers are tak­ing a break and in their stead we’ll be bring­ing you some spe­cial sea­son­al pro­gram­ming. Dur­ing the break some of our syn­di­cat­ed talk pro­gram­ming, includ­ing Democ­ra­cy Now will be air­ing repeats or may be pre-empt­ed for some sea­son­al or end of the year specials.

This is by no means a com­plete list, but we want­ed to give you, our esteemed lis­ten­ers & sup­port­ers a heads-up on some of what’s in store dur­ing those days.

SAT­UR­DAY Decem­ber 21 Drifter In The Darks Paul McAvoy will air a spe­cial two hour episode run­ning 9 – 11 PM before hand­ing things off to Super Synth for a two hour spe­cial of their own. Both shows will do this again on the 28th!

SUN­DAY Decem­ber 22 Lyle Skin­ner will have a spe­cial Christ­mas with the Celts edi­tion of Wax­ies Dar­gle from 5 – 6 PM.

MON­DAY Decem­ber 23 our pals from local com­e­dy troupe HUNKS will return to our air­waves, bring­ing their own brand of good cheer and mer­ri­ment to UMFM at 5 PM.

TUES­DAY Decem­ber 24 for Christ­mas Eve, Mr. Buck­les of Buck­le-Up Radio brings his bag of good­ies and unpacks some aur­al treats for lis­ten­ers from 9 – 11 PM on his 7th annu­al hol­i­day show!

WEDNES­DAY Decem­ber 25 we cel­e­brate the big day in style, air­ing a whole pile of Christ­mas episodes from some of your favourite UMFM pro­grams, plus a cou­ple of ghosts from UMFM past, for 24 hours straight — folk, jazz, rock & pop there’s some­thing under our tree for everyone.

THURS­DAY Decem­ber 26 Can We Hangs Myles Erick­son hosts a six-hour Box­ing Day Blowout from 11 AM — 5 PM and the Inter­na­tion­al Feel fel­lows will be bring­ing in some guests includ­ing for­mer UMFM pro­gram­mer Ali Cekirge and his Turk­ish Delights for a globe-span­ning son­ic jour­ney from 8 PM to mid­night.

FRI­DAY Decem­ber 27 Well if you thought 6 hours was a feat, brace your­self for the 2nd Annu­al Marathon of Mudge as Tell The Band To Go Homes Jeff Rob­son attempts to broad­cast for 12 hours straight from 11 AM to 11 PM. We gave him the day, but we’re not cer­tain he can sur­vive it a sec­ond time!

MON­DAY Decem­ber 30th Neil Krae­mer hosts a Prick­’s Picks” two-hour edi­tion of Prick Up Your Ears, run­ning through much of his favourite music from 2019 from 4 – 5 PM.

TUES­DAY Decem­ber 31st Start­ing at 4 PM and run­ning through the end of the year, Sta­tion Man­ag­er Jared McK­e­ti­ak and Pro­gram Direc­tor Michael Elves recap their Top 20 Songs and Albums of the year. This marks the 15th annu­al edi­tion of the count­down show for the pair, which will re-air the morn­ing of WEDNES­DAY Jan­u­ary 1st after which we’ll have a two-hour edi­tion of UMFM’s newest loud show, The Hard Line from 3 – 5 PM and an extend­ed edi­tion of Dag­wood Radio from 6 – 8 PM!

Don’t for­get to fol­low UMFM on social media for all the up to date infor­ma­tion and last minute updates. Please be advised that our offices will open again on Jan­u­ary 2nd at 10AM!

Final­ly, thank you for read­ing, lis­ten­ing and sup­port­ing the sta­tion — we could­n’t have met and exceed­ed this year’s Pledge-O-Rama goal with­out your help and we’re excit­ed to get that new anten­na in 2020!

From our radio fam­i­ly to you and yours, we wish­ing you noth­ing but the best over the hol­i­days and in the year ahead!

The UMFM staff and Volunteers