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Program Directory

Indie Rock

  • Kookoo Bananas Variety Hour

    A the­mat­ic (& Wacky!) kids radio show that orig­i­nates every Sun­day on CFRU 93.3fm in Guelph, but is host­ed by trans­plant­ed Win­nipeg­gers (and father & sons team) Cap’n Kookoo & The Banana Bros.

  • Live From A Lockdown

    As we will be pro­gram­ming under some dis­tant cir­cum­stances for the fore­see­able future, we’ve got some old friends who will be pro­vid­ing us with some pro­gram­ming dur­ing the lockdown.

  • 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

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

  • No Kiddin'

    Fun songs for the younger set!

  • Prick Up Your Ears

    no/​new wave, (post)punk, indie rock(?), and good ol’ pop songs

    Insta­gram: @prick_picks

  • Punks In Parkas

    Join Pen­ny Lane every Thurs­day night at 9 PM CST for Punks in Parkas.

    Punks in Parkas, which hit the air in the Spring of 2005, is an ever evolv­ing musi­cal jour­ney, focus­ing on the best of the Mod gen­era, along with a good help­ing of jazz, funk, soul, orig­i­nal R&B, psych, garage rock and more.

    Fol­low Pen­ny Lane on Twit­ter and Insta­gram. Also be sure to give Punks in Parkas a like on Facebook! 

    Read mus­ings on love, life, muisc, and more by Pen­ny Lane on The Felo­nius Spunk blog!

  • Queer Quarks

    A queer talk and music show explor­ing queer media, pop cul­ture and cur­rent events- host­ed by Ley Fras­er, a non-bina­ry queer woman with a Mas­ter’s in Gen­der Stud­ies and a life­time of gaiety.

    About Ley: I’ve pre­vi­ous­ly co-host­ed anoth­er queer talk show called Queer Quarks: Beyond the Bina­ry with Karen McDow­ell at the Uni­ver­si­ty of North­ern BC. I worked as a gen­der advo­cate and edu­ca­tor for Trans­form: Trans and Non Bina­ry Youth and Fam­i­ly Sup­port (out of North­ern BC) and been involved with Pride orga­ni­za­tions for a num­ber of years. I enjoy talk­ing about queer top­ics, and I have a lot of opin­ions. A LOT. I try to be as bal­anced and cir­cum­spect as pos­si­ble (espe­cial­ly if I am not a mem­ber of the group I am talk­ing about) but I encour­age you to think crit­i­cal­ly about the issues, to check out source mate­ri­als, lis­ten to mar­gin­al­ized groups (espe­cial­ly about their own expe­ri­ences) and respect the iden­ti­ties of every­one around you (because lit­er­al­ly why not, it is free, there is no rea­son not except being a tool). 

    Please email me your ques­tions at [email protected]​gmail.​com (or by mes­sag­ing me on the Face­book page). I am hap­py to answer any well-inten­tioned question.

    EXCEP­TIONS: if the ques­tion is abu­sive, inap­pro­pri­ate or inten­tion­al­ly igno­rant (there are two+ gen­ders; this is based on obser­va­tions of man­i­fes­ta­tions of gen­der across the globe, not your opin­ion) I will gonna ignore it/​not talk about it on the air/​or talk about it and crit­i­cize you. 

  • Radio Hootenanny!

    Radio Hoo­te­nan­ny is an hour long pro­gram ded­i­cat­ed to Cana­di­an artists. All gen­res are part of the mix!

  • Revolution Radio

    UMFM’s answer to Brave New Waves, Rev­o­lu­tion Radio is an eclec­tic mix of punk, new wave, ska and reg­gae, with even some Brit pop thrown in for good measure!

    Your host Twist spins a com­bi­na­tion of clas­sic and new­er tracks from each genre, plus a healthy dose of local music.

    Be part of the Rev­o­lu­tion every Tues­day, from 4 to 5:30, on UMFM 101.5 !!

  • Rush Hour with Reynold & Nasseh

    The show where your favorite black and yel­low pow­er-duo nerd out about their favorite songs they’ve been lis­ten­ing to the past week! 

    You can find some of the songs we play on the show in the show logs or our Spo­ti­fy playlist. Just click our Web­site link! 

  • Ryan Inc.

    Join me each week as we lis­ten to and dis­cuss music and musi­cians, both new and old, that push bound­aries, broke moulds, and exper­i­ment­ed with style, genre, and instrumentation.

  • Ska Party

    We play ska and all of its hyphen­ations every week on our own radio show, Ska Party!

  • Sunlit Youth

    it’s like indie/​alternative rock with a hint of classics

  • 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 Pity Party

    An hour long explorato­ry show about mid­west emo music, its roots and its cur­rent revival.

    Come join Bryan on Fri­day after­noons where we dis­cuss the past, present, and future of an ever evolv­ing genre.

  • the rest is noise

    doing it to you in your earhole

  • The Sentinel's Marvellous Kaleidoscope

    Explor­ing the fan­tas­ti­cal sound­scape for land­marks, relics and anom­alies in pro­gres­sive rock, the branch­es of pro­gres­sive, fusion and alter­na­tive gen­res, and oth­er unique dis­cov­er­ies near and far.

  • The Supporting Act

    The Sup­port­ing Act is a show ded­i­cat­ed to shin­ing a light on per­form­ers shy of the main­stream. On a week­ly basis, host Matt Moskal sits down with stand-up comics, musi­cians or artists that aren’t quite house­hold names. Guests range from sea­soned vet­er­ans to green beginners.

  • The Wee Hours

    Serv­ing insom­ni­acs, drunks, the lone­ly, cab­bies, night­shifters and odd­balls since 1998.