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Program Directory

Folk & Roots

  • Beer For Breakfast

    **cur­rent­ly on a COVID-induced hia­tus, enjoy some clas­sic” episodes until we even­tu­al­ly return**

    Tasti­er than toast, Beer For Break­fast is a full-serv­ing of home­grown artists, with a side order of vis­it­ing musi­cians.

    Span­ning all gen­res with the sweet sounds of Peg City since 1999, Broose deliv­ers direct to your radio; news, show list­ings, inter­views, per­for­mances, and tons of tunes; live, baby, live, every Sat­ur­day morn­ing at 8am.

    Plus, we end every show with the Near­ly Sci­en­tif­ic Six Pack — the six hottest songs from Peg City.

    Thank you for sup­port­ing local music.

  • Buckle-Up Radio

    Buck­le-Up Radio, is like the Hode Podge cat­e­go­ry in JEOPARDY!

    Any­thing and every­thing is game here. Whether it’s Jazz, Psy­che­del­lic, Folk, Coun­try, or strange Kitsch, you’ll get it on Buck­le-Up. I plan to keep you enter­tained and on the edge of your seat, won­der­ing what might be next!

  • Comfort Cafe

    **cur­rent­ly on a COVID-induced hia­tus, enjoy some clas­sic” episodes until we even­tu­al­ly return**

    Gail loves Win­nipeg music!

  • Dagwood Radio

    Cre­at­ing a musi­cal dag­wood sand­wich each week using two tasty Cana­di­an and local pieces of bread and fill­ing the mid­dle with music around the world to cre­ate a deli­cious hour of music for your ears

  • Drifter In The Dark

    A week­ly mod­ern day mix-tape. Not bound to any par­tic­u­lar genre. We shift from new col­lege rock/​indie favourites, punk to funk, surf/​garage rock, folksy, bluesy, etc. 

    Email: [email protected]​umfm.​com / Twit­ter: @drifterumfm

  • eTown

    eTown’s mis­sion is to edu­cate, enter­tain and inspire a diverse audi­ence through music and con­ver­sa­tion in order to cre­ate a social­ly respon­si­ble and envi­ron­men­tal­ly sus­tain­able world.

  • Expansive Prairie Skies

    Expan­sive Prairie Skies draws inspi­ra­tion from the wide open vis­tas that sur­round Win­nipeg.
    It’s the oppo­site of feel­ing hemmed in.
    It’s the sound­track to a late night dri­ve beneath a boun­ty of con­stel­la­tions.
    Con­tem­po­rary clas­si­cal and actu­al clas­si­cal.
    Avant-garde and musique con­crete.
    Noise and ambi­ent music.
    Jazz and more jazz.
    The host pro­vides the son­ic stratos­phere,
    the music does the talk­ing, you do the dreaming.

  • Festival Express

    Join some of your favorite UMFM hosts as they pre­view fes­ti­val sea­son here in Win­nipeg, fea­tur­ing inter­views and music from just a few of the great artists head­ed to Winnipeg!

  • Free Range Radio

    Your ol’ pal Skip­py cov­ers the musi­cal land­scape! Tune in each week for great music and what­ev­er else comes his way!

  • Live on KEXP

    Live Music record­ed local­ly and dis­trib­uted around the world. Brought to you by KEXP.

    Under the Nee­dle is a week­ly series fea­tur­ing the best of KEXP’s live in-stu­dio per­for­mances. With finan­cial sup­port from the Cor­po­ra­tion for Pub­lic Broad­cast­ing, KEXP is mak­ing this week­ly series avail­able at no cost to col­lege and com­mu­ni­ty sta­tions from across the coun­try. Each show is also archived and avail­able on this site. KEXP hosts over 400 in-stu­dio ses­sions each year, includ­ing a range of gen­res and a mix of well-estab­lished and up-and-com­ing artists. Kevin Cole and his staff choose among these ses­sions to bring an eclec­tic mix of incred­i­ble live per­for­mances to Under the Needle.

  • Made You A Mixtape

    **cur­rent­ly on a COVID-induced hia­tus, enjoy some clas­sic” episodes until we even­tu­al­ly return**

    A smooth tast­ing blend of tunes poured into a dif­fer­ent mug each week

  • Planet Mainstage

    Plan­et Main­stage is tru­ly music with­out bor­ders, play­ing you the best in World and Folk music from near and afar each and every Sat­ur­day after­noon from 2 to 4 pm! (Face­book: Plan­et Mainstage)

  • Queer Quarks

    Queer Quarks is a talk and music show which exam­ines news, his­to­ry, cul­ture and cur­rent events through a queer lens. Host­ed by Ley Fras­er (they/​them).

    The goals of the show include show­cas­ing artists and cre­ators who are part of minori­tized gen­ders and/​or sex­u­al­i­ties (‘2SLGBTQIA+ peo­ple’) and dis­cussing how events around the world affect queer com­mu­ni­ties. Often the lat­ter top­ic includes mis­treat­ment and vio­lence; trig­ger warn­ings are pro­vid­ed but lis­ten with care. This is an acces­si­ble show, where aca­d­e­m­ic top­ics will be bro­ken down into plain lan­guage intend­ed to be prac­ti­cal­ly use­ful. Think crit­i­cal­ly about the issues, check out source mate­ri­als, lis­ten to mar­gin­al­ized groups about their own expe­ri­ences and respect the every­one around you. 


    Email the show at [email protected]​gmail.​com. Be nice. 

  • Spectrums

    **cur­rent­ly on a COVID-induced hia­tus, enjoy some clas­sic” episodes until we even­tu­al­ly return**

    music from across the spectrum

  • Tell The Band To Go Home

    Tell The Band To Go Home is a week­ly cel­e­bra­tion of great songs and the peo­ple who bring them to life. I play songs from some of the great­est song­writ­ers of all time, includ­ing John Prine, Lyle Lovett, Fred Eagle­smith, Willie P. Ben­nett, and many more. Along with the leg­ends, I also focus on the the hottest new writ­ers of today. Every week, I try to have a dif­fer­ent musi­cal guest who can give us some insight into their songs and their per­son­al­i­ty. Pre­vi­ous guests include: David Francey, Gurf Mor­lix, James McMurtry, Eliza Gilkyson, John May­er, and many more. Also, I’m often joined by local singer/​songwriters in the stu­dio for a talk and some live music. Local favourites like Del Bar­ber, JP Hoe, Nathan, The Wailin’ Jen­nys, Scott Nolan, and many more have all stopped by. If you’re inter­est­ed in great music on a Sun­day after­noon, check out Tell The Band To Go Home every week.

  • Thank God It's Free Range!

    Thank God It’s Free Range! Join host (and UMFM Pro­gram Direc­tor) Michael Elves as he starts the week­end off with a run­down on upcom­ing shows; inter­views with local, nation­al and inter­na­tion­al artists; and all sorts of good music. Here on 101.5 UMFM, the week­end starts now!

  • The Ever Deadly Hour

    An indige­nous music show­case fea­tur­ing the best songs and styles, both new and old, from across Tur­tle Island.

  • the rest is noise

    doing it to you in your earhole

  • UMFM Night Mix

    laten­ite robot sounds