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Program Directory

  • Rabble Radio

    rab­ble radio is a week­ly pod­cast and radio pro­gram that tunes in on the issues and actions that mat­ter to you. 

    It is the flag­ship pod­cast of rab​ble​.ca, an award-win­ning, inde­pen­dent, com­mu­ni­ty-dri­ven media. Among the first dig­i­tal jour­nal­ism orga­ni­za­tions in Cana­da, and the first to incor­po­rate as non-prof­it, rab​ble​.ca has been at the fore­front of report­ing on nation­al pol­i­tics with a pro­gres­sive lens that cen­tres issues of social move­ments, of labour, and of grass­roots activism.

    We began as a vision of jour­nal­ists, writ­ers, artists, activists and tech lead­ers across the coun­try. They saw, first hand, the need for broad­er report­ing on sto­ries from civ­il soci­ety. In the ear­ly days, before big tech explod­ed on the media scene, we pio­neered the place of tech­nol­o­gy in jour­nal­ism – from our pod­cast net­work (ahead of iTunes!), to our ear­ly explo­rations of the use of live video to, for exam­ple, stream activism live from the streets across the country.

    Over the years rab­ble has brought labour jour­nal­ism back to Cana­da, intro­duced a par­lia­men­tary reporter to pro­gres­sive, non prof­it media and pro­vid­ed train­ing to gen­er­a­tions of jour­nal­ists through intern­ships and fellowships.

    If you like what you hear, remem­ber we here at rab​ble​.ca cov­er and pro­duce a lot more time­ly news, com­men­tary and even events online. You can find it all at rab​ble​.ca.

  • Radio Ecoshock

    Radio Ecoshock offers a vari­ety of Green news, fea­tures, and Indie music. Our Radio Ecoshock News” arrives from dis­tant jun­gles, and from the chem­i­cal plant next door. We report on endan­gered species, tox­ic tech­nolo­gies, defor­esta­tion, smog, cli­mate change, nuclear weapons and reac­tors, over­fish­ing in the oceans, and more. We’ll pass on the activ­i­ties of envi­ron­ment groups, large and small. Ecoshock radio takes you to far­away places, to expe­ri­ence nature’s sounds. And var­i­ous inde­pen­dent artists have con­tributed their music and sound clips.

  • Radio State

    New and cre­ative music; impro­vi­sa­tion, prog, pop, post-punk, hard­core, harsh noise, hushed noise; just don’t say drone. 

  • Radio Survivor

    Radio Sur­vivor attempts to shed light on the ongo­ing impor­tance of radio: from the air­waves (FM, AM, Short-wave, HD, satel­lite) to online. We are pro­po­nents for the rel­e­vance of radio as a par­tic­i­pa­to­ry com­mu­ni­ca­tions medi­um. As both fans and pro­duc­ers, we write about the prob­lems and prospects of radio.

    We embrace col­lege radio sta­tions in cri­sis. We defend radio pirates. And we care about the on-going sur­vival of our favorite radio stations.

    We are obsessed with the future of radio and are charmed by radio his­to­ri­ans, radio drama­tists, radio blog­gers, and any­one else who cares about radio as deeply as we do.

  • RADIOLA!

    A week­ly radio show host­ed by Andy Senior, whose focus is on jazz and pop of the 1920s and 1930s, but veers into oth­er gen­res of pre-1940 music as the mood of the pro­gram dic­tates. RADI­O­LA! is a show­case for those who keep the spir­it of this music alive in performance.

  • Radiolab

    Radi­o­lab believes your ears are a por­tal to anoth­er world. Where sound illu­mi­nates ideas, and the bound­aries blur between sci­ence, phi­los­o­phy, and human expe­ri­ence. Big ques­tions are inves­ti­gat­ed, tin­kered with, and encour­aged to grow. Bring your curios­i­ty, and we’ll feed it with possibility.

  • Re-Threading Madness

    The pro­gram that dares to change how we think about men­tal health.

    Unlike oth­er like pro­gram­ming where pro­fes­sion­als are inter­viewed about caus­es, symp­toms, or treat­ment and respond with their usu­al psy­cho­log­i­cal ver­biage, Re-Thread­ing Mad­ness employs down to earth lan­guage to dive into the nit­ty grit­ty of not just liv­ing with a men­tal health chal­lenge but that which impacts on our col­lec­tive emo­tion­al well-being (COVID, pover­ty, racism, etc.).

  • Re: Define Radio

    Join Alex Rid­ley every Sat­ur­day Night from 10:00pm to Mid­night (Cen­tral) for Re: Define Radio! Alex Rid­ley scours the coun­try in search of new elec­tron­i­cal­ly pow­ered tunes to share with you on 101.5 UMFM.

    While nev­er shy­ing away from more estab­lished guests, Re: Define Radio seeks to help show­case new music by bring­ing grass­roots artists into the lime­light.

    Things may get a lit­tle weird; expect beeps, clicks, and oth­er strange sounds. Heck-yes for #techyes!

    www​.rede​finere​cords​.com

  • Retro'Spect

    60s garage punk, garage rock, pro­to-punk, freak beat and psy­che­delia from the entire plan­et. Your reg­u­lar toe-tap­ping trip down mem­o­ry lane this ain’t! Focus­ing on obscure 60s garage punk/​garage rock, if it’s cool we’ll play it!

  • 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 !!

  • Ripped Hat Blues Show

    Bring­ing you the blues.

  • 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.