So Long, Thanks For All The sHIFT!
We are sad to announce that one of UMFM’s longest tenured volunteers, Marc LaCasse aka DJ Oxide, will be hanging up his headphones at the end of December, marking the end of an era here on the station. sHIFT Radio has been a mainstay on Friday nights, occupying the 9PM to 11PM timeslot since 2001, bring the best techno and house vibes to our airwaves from across the country and around the world!
some words from Marc himself:
that’s all folks!
Well it’s been a fun ride, but André and I would like to thank everyone who tuned in over the years to sHIFT Radio 101.5 UMFM, came and dropped a set at the station or just hung out before, during and after.
Back in 2001 Phil, Sheldon and Jay Rock got us to fill in for their shows and shortly thereafter Liz & Jared welcomed us into the volunteer crew at 101.5. Our focus was always Cancon and showcasing the underground sounds of house & techno.
But alas — things change. Since André moved to the west coast, Oxide has been hosting more guest mixes and grew continued support from local and global DJs. The time has now come to pass the baton.
Starting in 2022, we look forward to a new show debuting on Friday nights that will showcase the cross-genre electronic sounds from an amazing group of ‘Peg City’ female and female-identifying DJs, as well more great underground programming from 101.5 UMFM!
Thank you for listening, and for your support throughout our run.
Oxide & André Bisseck
sHIFT Radio 2001 – 2021 UMFM 101.5
We wish Marc nothing but the best in all future endeavors and we thank him for his tireless efforts at the station. Not only was he a great ambassador for UMFM during his 20 year run, he also assisted behind the scenes — selling ads and organizing and assisting in the execution of some amazing fundraisers that benefited our greater volunteer base as a whole. Thanks to Marc for all of the hard work and dedication to what we do here at UMFM, you’ll forever be a big part of our radio family!
We encourage all you to enjoy one final sHIFTsmas this month, culminating in an 8 hour techno extravaganza on New Year’s Eve!
Here’s the 2021 sHIFTsmas lineup, be sure to tune in:
December 3rd — Demuir (Toronton, CA) / Sean Smith (Chicago USA)
December 10th — Brent Phillips 2HRS (Winnipeg, CA)
December 17th — Jeff Swiff & Mike G (Minneapolis MN USA)
December 24th — Coliwog & Justin Kace (Winnipeg, CA)
New Year’s Eve:
6PM — Echo 3 (Winnipeg, CA)
7PM — Kasm (Winnipeg, CA)
8PM — N Deep & Coda (Winnipeg, CA)
10PM — Oxide & Jules (Winnipeg, CA)
12AM — André Bisseck (Victoria, CA)