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Station Policies

On Jan­u­ary 20th, 1998, CJUM’s Board of Direc­tors and Man­age­ment Board final­ized the sta­tion’s mis­sion state­ment. The final ver­sion was adopt­ed unan­i­mous­ly by the two groups, which have been work­ing close­ly for the past month. Here is the offi­cial transcript:

UMFM will pro­vide its lis­ten­ers with a dis­tinct alter­na­tive to oth­er radio ser­vices through a wide range of infor­ma­tion and enter­tain­ing music and spo­ken pro­gram­ming. The sta­tion endeav­ours to pro­vide a wide vari­ety of diver­si­ty with­in it’s pro­gram­ming — cre­ative local and qual­i­ty syn­di­cat­ed talk and music shows are essen­tial for what we do.

UMFM is a team ori­ent­ed orga­ni­za­tion that is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing its vol­un­teers with a pos­i­tive and cre­ative atmos­phere in which to grow and excel. UMFM is com­mit­ted to anti-racism and doing all we can to ensure we are oper­at­ing in a way that sup­ports BIPOC and pro­vides a plat­form for diverse voic­es and experiences.”

General Rules

We don’t ask much, but we do ask that dur­ing your time at UMFM, you respect the fol­low­ing rules and reg­u­la­tions. These rules and reg­u­la­tions apply to all sta­tion staff, vol­un­teers in good stand­ing, prospec­tive vol­un­teers and invit­ed guests.

Smok­ing: No smok­ing is allowed any­where at UMFM. Fed­er­al reg­u­la­tions stip­u­late indi­vid­ual fines of up to $5000 and $100,000 to the sta­tion. UMFM is a fed­er­al­ly reg­u­lat­ed broad­cast­er and smok­ing will not be tol­er­at­ed on our property.

Food and Drink: There is no food allowed in the Mas­ter Con­trol Room, Aux­il­iary Pro­duc­tion Room, Live Pro­duc­tion Room and Live Band Room. There is a cov­ered drink pol­i­cy for both the Mas­ter Con­trol room and both Pro­duc­tion Rooms. Drinks that have a cov­ered top are per­mit­ted, but should still be kept clear of the equipment.

Dis­crep­an­cy Fault Binder: The pur­pose of this binder is to noti­fy sta­tion staff of equip­ment that needs to be repaired. You will find the fault binder in the mas­ter con­trol room. Please take the time to make note of any and all tech­ni­cal prob­lems that you encounter while doing your show. This includes not­ing equip­ment which isn’t work­ing as it should, songs/​commercials that are MEM­O­’s on the auto­mat­ed sys­tem, and songs and com­mer­cials record­ed too low or high, etc. We can’t fix it if we don’t know about it.

Respect and Care of Equip­ment: As a vol­un­teer at UMFM, you have a wide array of equip­ment at your dis­pos­al. All that we ask is that you treat all the equip­ment with­in the sta­tion with care. Be con­scious of what you are doing when using equip­ment. If you are unsure of how to use some­thing, please ask for help. Vol­un­teers are not to recon­fig­ure any of the equip­ment at the sta­tion with­out the per­mis­sion of sta­tion staff. 

Slan­der and Libel: Please note that you are legal­ly liable for what you say on the air. We encour­age you to read our hand­outs on libel and slan­der so you are aware of the con­duct we expect on air.

Respect­ing Diver­si­ty: UMFM will not broad­cast mate­r­i­al that sub­jects any per­son or group to hatred, abuse or con­tempt on the basis of race, nation­al or eth­nic ori­gin, men­tal or phys­i­cal chal­lenge, gen­der, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, reli­gion, or source of income. Such mate­r­i­al will be aired only with­in the con­text of dis­cussing an issue itself, or in the con­text of a larg­er issue, and only when it is nec­es­sary to ensure the lis­ten­er under­stands the issue being dis­cussed. UMFM sup­ports the prin­ci­ple of broad­cast­ing any and all music, infor­ma­tion and oth­er mate­r­i­al if such broad­cast­ing is done fair­ly, respon­si­bly and with respect for our lis­ten­ers and the com­mu­ni­ty as a whole.

CAN­CON: Like every radio sta­tion in the coun­try, we are required to play Cana­di­an con­tent between 6 AM and mid­night. A min­i­mum of 35% (at least 1 in 3 songs) is required for all cat­e­go­ry 2 shows (rock, pop, dance music). Fail­ure to play your CAN­CON jeop­ar­dizes our license and is an indictable offence. Cat­e­go­ry 3 music requires 12% CAN­CON (world beat and Jazz). CJUM has a man­date to sup­port the local music scene, and there­fore we strong­ly encour­age you to play at least one Win­nipeg artist per hour, unless your show is region­al’ by definition.

Station Environment

The sta­tion must have a work envi­ron­ment that all vol­un­teers are com­fort­able with. Vol­un­teers must see specif­i­cal­ly the work envi­ron­ment as being non-sex­ist, non-threat­en­ing and non-racist. This will in part help the sta­tion achieve its objec­tive of rep­re­sent­ing the diver­si­ty of the stu­dent body. Vol­un­teers should be asked on a reg­u­lar basis (as part of an over­all sta­tion eval­u­a­tion con­duct­ed once per term) what they think about the sta­tion’s work envi­ron­ment. It will be par­tic­u­lar­ly impor­tant for the sta­tion to get feed­back from vol­un­teers once they leave the station.

Employment Equity

The sta­tion as part of its license require­ments must have an employ­ment equi­ty plan. The sta­tion’s employ­ment equi­ty plan will serve as a yard­stick in an annu­al review con­duct­ed by the sta­tion’s direc­tors. This review will deal with how the diver­si­ty of the uni­ver­si­ty’s stu­dent body is being reflect­ed through the station.

Commitment To Anti-Racism And Anti-Oppression

UMFM is con­stant­ly engag­ing in a process of ongo­ing reflec­tion of our core prin­ci­ples, val­ues, and devel­op­ing and enact­ing plans for how UMFM can increase diver­si­ty and inclu­siv­i­ty with­in our orga­ni­za­tion, now, and mov­ing for­ward. UMFM is com­mit­ted to tak­ing the nec­es­sary steps to be an anti-racist orga­ni­za­tion and we are in full sup­port of the Black Lives Mat­ter move­ment. We are com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing a safer, more acces­si­ble space for the cre­ative tal­ents and voic­es of Black, Indige­nous, and Peo­ple of Colour on UMFM’s airwaves.

At UMFM/CJUM we endeav­our to pro­vide a safe space for all our staff, vol­un­teers in good stand­ing, and prospec­tive vol­un­teers. Should any staff mem­ber, cur­rent, or prospec­tive vol­un­teer be found engag­ing in behav­iour that is oppres­sive or dis­crim­i­na­to­ry, or express­ing views that are harm­ful, oppres­sive, or dis­crim­i­na­to­ry, the sit­u­a­tion will be dealt with imme­di­ate­ly at the dis­cre­tion of UMFM man­age­ment and board of directors.

Volunteer Training

All new prospec­tive sta­tion vol­un­teers at UMFM must take part in UMFM’s Grad­u­at­ed Vol­un­teer Train­ing pro­gram. This pro­gram is bro­ken up into three dif­fer­ent steps and approx­i­mate­ly 5 train­ing ses­sions and we offer two dif­fer­ent streams of train­ing: Mas­ter Con­trol Room (On-Air) Train­ing and Basic Pro­duc­tion Training. 

All prospec­tive vol­un­teer train­ing will be set up through the Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor. The Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor will make a vari­ety of ses­sions avail­able to the new vol­un­teers and will advise them of the times and dates via email. It is the volunteer’s respon­si­bil­i­ty to ensure that they attend the ses­sions they sign up for, and/​or let the Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor know if they can­not make it, and reschedule. 

We encour­age prospec­tive vol­un­teers to com­plete their train­ing in a con­sis­tent man­ner to ensure reten­tion of new infor­ma­tion and to com­plete the train­ing process with­in a rea­son­able time frame. In sit­u­a­tions where the pro­posed train­ing ses­sions do not fit with the new volunteer’s sched­ule, then the prospec­tive vol­un­teer is to con­tact the Vol­un­teer Coor­di­na­tor in order to have alter­nate dates for train­ing set up.

Volunteer Orientation

All prospec­tive vol­un­teers to the sta­tion will be required to attend a Vol­un­teer Ori­en­ta­tion Ses­sion (Ses­sion #1 for both train­ing streams). Vol­un­teer Ori­en­ta­tion Ses­sions will run at least four times a year (spring, sum­mer, fall, and win­ter), and will be rough­ly an hour in length. How­ev­er more ses­sions will be sched­uled as need­ed. New vol­un­teers may sub­mit appli­ca­tions at any time through­out the year, but will not be called for ori­en­ta­tion until the next ses­sion is ready to start.

The Vol­un­teer Ori­en­ta­tion Ses­sion will con­tain the following:

  • A tour of the UMFM sta­tion, includ­ing the live band room and pro­duc­tion room, the mas­ter con­trol room and the aux­il­iary pro­duc­tion room.
  • A review of UMFM staffing. This review will give the prospec­tive vol­un­teers infor­ma­tion in regards to who the sta­tion staff are, what jobs they per­form at the sta­tion and how the new vol­un­teers could get in touch with these peo­ple when required.
  • An intro­duc­tion to UMFM’s struc­ture, includ­ing infor­ma­tion in regard to the board of directors.
  • CRTC Cam­pus and Com­mu­ni­ty radio guide­lines and infor­ma­tion. Vol­un­teers will be giv­en infor­ma­tion on our license and what we must do to ful­fill the require­ments of our radio license (includ­ing Can­Con rules).
  • Sta­tion vol­un­teer require­ments. Prospec­tive vol­un­teers will be required to put in six hours of vol­un­teer time. All vol­un­teers are required to put in extra hours to help out with our annu­al fundrais­ing event, Pledge-O-Rama.
  • Gen­er­al sta­tion rules and reg­u­la­tions. These are rules and reg­u­la­tions set up by the sta­tion staff that all vol­un­teers must adhere to. Includ­ed will be any Uni­ver­si­ty rules that apply to vol­un­teers using the station.

Prospec­tive Vol­un­teers will also receive their UMFM Vol­un­teer Hand­book and will be asked to read it pri­or to return­ing to the sta­tion to start vol­un­teer­ing. At the end of the ori­en­ta­tion ses­sion, prospec­tive vol­un­teers will be asked to choose a train­ing stream: 

A ques­tion peri­od will also fol­low the Vol­un­teer Ori­en­ta­tion Session.

CJUM Programming Policies


  • Vol­un­teers will be ful­ly and com­plete­ly trained in the use of equipment. 
  • Vol­un­teers will be ful­ly and com­plete­ly con­ver­sant with the poli­cies of the sta­tion, its CRTC promise of per­for­mance, and gen­er­al CRTC poli­cies. Vol­un­teers will need to abide by these poli­cies in order to par­tic­i­pate at CJUM
  • Vol­un­teers will respect the rights and priv­i­leges of oth­er vol­un­teers asso­ci­at­ed with CJUM


Get­ting a show to air requires the fol­low­ing steps.

  • A detailed out­line of the con­tent of the show. 
  • A state­ment of how inclu­sion of the show will enhance the over­all pro­gram­ming of CJUM
  • Approval of the pro­gram by the pro­gram­ming committee. 
  • Com­plete train­ing on the equip­ment and famil­iar­i­ty with sta­tion and CRTC policies. 
  • Pro­duc­tion of a tri­al show. 

Gen­er­al­ly, CJUM will pro­duce and broad­cast pro­grams that pro­vide an alter­na­tive in nature and con­tent from that which is broad­cast by com­mer­cial or pub­lic broad­cast media. CJUM aims to max­i­mize the diver­si­ty of pro­gram­ming, not for the sake of being dif­fer­ent, but to enhance what is avail­able from com­mer­cial or pub­lic broad­cast media and to pro­vide a com­plete ser­vice to the uni­ver­si­ty and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ty. CJUM will encour­age the par­tic­i­pa­tion of indi­vid­u­als, groups and orga­ni­za­tions not rep­re­sent­ed, under rep­re­sent­ed or mis­rep­re­sent­ed in com­mer­cial or pub­lic broad­cast media. The stu­dents of the Uni­ver­si­ty of Man­i­to­ba are the pri­ma­ry fund­ing source of CJUM and the oper­a­tions of CJUM are cam­pus based. In acknowl­edge­ment of these two facts, the sta­tion’s pro­gram­ming will reflect the diver­si­ty of its student/​university com­mu­ni­ty. CJUM aims to pro­vide an infor­ma­tion­al and cul­tur­al bridge between the uni­ver­si­ty and sur­round­ing com­mu­ni­ty of Win­nipeg. Towards this end, CJUM will encour­age com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers to par­tic­i­pate in its pro­gram­ming activ­i­ties. CJUM will not broad­cast any mate­r­i­al where its sole pur­pose is to pro­mote the poli­cies of a polit­i­cal par­ty with­out pro­vid­ing the oppor­tu­ni­ty for equal air­time for all oth­er par­ties, paid or oth­er­wise. CJUM will accept paid polit­i­cal announce­ments from polit­i­cal par­ties as per reg­u­la­tions out­lined in the Broad­cast Act:

  • Exam­ple: No can­di­date shall be inter­viewed pri­or (48-hrs.) to an elec­tion; air­time must be made avail­able on an equi­table (not nec­es­sar­i­ly equal) basis. No sta­tion per­son­nel who are polit­i­cal can­di­dates can do a show dur­ing the time peri­od of the elec­tion. CJUM will adhere to the elec­tion rules as estab­lished by UMSU Coun­cil to gov­ern UMSU elec­tions. Fac­ul­ty stu­dent coun­cil elec­tion guide­lines will also be fol­lowed. In recog­ni­tion of the diver­si­ty of the uni­ver­si­ty com­mu­ni­ty, CJUM will not exclu­sive­ly pro­mote any spe­cif­ic belief or polit­i­cal ide­ol­o­gy. CJUM will not allow any reli­gious or spe­cial­ty pro­gram to inde­pen­dent­ly solic­it for funds over the air. 
  • CJUM retains the right to orga­nize on-air fundrais­ing cam­paigns for its own caus­es. To reflect our respect for the diver­si­ty of our com­mu­ni­ty, CJUM will not broad­cast any mate­r­i­al that sub­jects any group or per­son to hatred, abuse or con­tempt on the basis of race, nation­al or eth­nic ori­gin, men­tal or phys­i­cal chal­lenge, sex­u­al ori­en­ta­tion, or source of income. 
  • Such mate­r­i­al will be aired only with­in the con­text of dis­cussing the issue itself, or in the con­text of a larg­er issue, and only when it is nec­es­sary to insure the lis­ten­ing pub­lic’s under­stand­ing of the issues being dis­cussed.
    CJUM sup­ports the prin­ci­ple of broad­cast­ing any and all music, infor­ma­tion, and oth­er mate­r­i­al if such broad­cast­ing is done fair­ly, respon­si­bly, and with respect for our lis­ten­ers and the com­mu­ni­ty as a whole. 
  • CJUM will not broad­cast any mate­r­i­al that con­tra­venes its CRTC promise of per­for­mance or con­di­tions of license. 
  • CJUM does not, under any cir­cum­stances, arbi­trar­i­ly cen­sor any record­ing or material. 
  • As respon­si­ble broad­cast­ers, pro­gram­mers will exer­cise cau­tion when air­ing mate­r­i­al they feel may be con­strued as obscene or inde­cent or offen­sive, espe­cial­ly dur­ing the day­time or ear­ly evening hours or at times when chil­dren may rea­son­ably be expect­ed to be lis­ten­ing. In these instances, pro­gram­mers will always indi­cate that the lan­guage, con­tent or top­ic they are about to hear may be offen­sive to some lis­ten­ers, whether or not the mate­r­i­al is, in fact, obscene or indecent. 
  • Mate­r­i­al that may be con­strued as obscene includes, but is not lim­it­ed to, any use of obscene lan­guage, or any­thing that is sex­u­al­ly explic­it. Cur­rent CRTC reg­u­la­tions make it an offence to broad­cast any obscene, inde­cent, or pro­fane language”.


CJUM pro­motes Cana­di­an tal­ent with par­tic­u­lar influ­ence on Man­i­to­ba and Win­nipeg artists through the broad­cast of their music and the sup­port and pro­mo­tion of their activ­i­ties. CJUM aims to broad­cast gen­res of music styles that are under-rep­re­sent­ed, or not rep­re­sent­ed on com­mer­cial or pub­lic broad­cast media.

CJUM broad­cast­ing will empha­size music by artists on both inde­pen­dent and major record­ing labels. Pref­er­ence is giv­en to musi­cal selec­tions that have not achieved hit sta­tus and to music from cul­tur­al groups that are oth­er­wise not giv­en, or receive lim­it­ed air­time, in this area.

News and Spoken Word

  • CJUM will pro­vide fair, objec­tive and bal­anced news cov­er­age. Both sides of a con­tentious issue will be giv­en fair cov­er­age and equal access to express their views [except in cas­es where expres­sion of a view vio­lates the pol­i­cy for­bid­ding hatred, con­tempt or abuse and/​or where the view is ridicu­lous e.g. any­one who wants to claim the earth is flat does not get equal access]. Fur­ther on diver­si­ty, CJUM will allow those seg­ments of the com­mu­ni­ty who are under-rep­re­sent­ed, mis­rep­re­sent­ed, and/​or mar­gin­al­ized by com­mer­cial and pub­lic broad­cast media a forum to express their views. 
  • The goal of such pro­gram­ming is to con­vey views and philoso­phies not com­mon­ly or accu­rate­ly pre­sent­ed in com­mer­cial or pub­lic broad­cast media. 
  • CJUM will inform lis­ten­ers of local artis­tic, cul­tur­al, polit­i­cal, edu­ca­tion­al, and recre­ation­al happenings. 
  • CJUM will not broad­cast defam­a­to­ry opin­ions. Spo­ken word pro­gram­ming will fol­low the guide­lines set out in the CRTC reg­u­la­tions regard­ing libel. 
  • Slan­der” is inten­tion­al oral defama­tion of an indi­vid­ual, group or organization/​business, and is a seri­ous offence. Vol­un­teers are allowed to make on-the-air crit­i­cisms of an artis­tic nature on their own initiative. 
  • The host shall clear­ly state that the opin­ions expressed are their own and do not rep­re­sent the views of CJUM. Should the expres­sion of an opin­ion involve an accu­sa­tion of ille­gal action, uneth­i­cal activ­i­ty or oth­er seri­ous rep­u­ta­tion-dam­ag­ing acts, then the vol­un­teer is direct­ed to request that the news depart­ment cov­er the issue as a news story. 
  • As a news sto­ry CJUM will apply prin­ci­pals of jour­nal­is­tic fair­ness and accu­ra­cy, get both/​all sides of the dis­pute, pro­cure doc­u­ment­ed evi­dence, and if nec­es­sary, con­sult a lawyer before the sto­ry is broadcast.

Show Reviews

All shows on UMFM will be reviewed on a reg­u­lar basis based on the fol­low­ing criteria:

  1. Atten­dance
  2. CRTC Reg­u­la­tions (CAN CON)
  3. UMFM Reg­u­la­tions (Com­plet­ing show logs, ful­fill­ing the new music require­ment and obser­va­tion of the UMFM rules)
  4. Show Pro­mo­tion
  5. Sta­tion Voluntarism
  6. For­mat Ful­fill­ment (Is the show stay­ing true to its proposal/​outline?)
  7. Back-up Plan / Archiving

UMFM staff will work with the show host to try and improve the over­all qual­i­ty of the show before any final deci­sions are made in regards to cancellations. 

Impor­tant­ly, the onus is on you to reach out for sup­port, or to con­tact staff if your per­son­al cir­cum­stances have changed. We would much rather you be hon­est with us about your abil­i­ty to com­mit instead of fail­ing to show up or not pro­duc­ing new con­tent. There is noth­ing wrong with tak­ing a break or real­iz­ing that at a giv­en time you are not able to con­tribute in ways you once were able to. We will always leave the door open for folks who need to take a break. You can re-apply to resume your show (or a dif­fer­ent one) when the time is right. 

Show Cancellation

Get­ting a show to air is not a guar­an­tee of keep­ing it on the air. Shows can and will be can­celled for the fol­low­ing reasons.

  1. Poor qual­i­ty: One of the objec­tives of CJUM is to con­stant­ly raise the stan­dards of per­for­mance of its vol­un­teers and the sta­tion’s pro­grams. Towards this end the sta­tion will require vol­un­teers to mon­i­tor and eval­u­ate their own pro­grams. As well the appro­pri­ate direc­tor will also do pro­gram eval­u­a­tions on a reg­u­lar basis and give feed­back to the pro­grams vol­un­teers. CJUM main­tains the right to can­cel a show due to poor qual­i­ty. Pri­or to any can­cel­la­tion for this rea­son the vol­un­teer will be noti­fied their show is of sub­stan­dard qual­i­ty and giv­en sup­port in rais­ing the qual­i­ty. If qual­i­ty does not improve then the can­cel­la­tion will be referred to a com­mit­tee com­pris­ing the music/​spoken word direc­tors, pro­gram direc­tor, vol­un­teer coor­di­na­tor and sta­tion man­ag­er. Deci­sions reached by this com­mit­tee can be appealed to the sta­tion man­ag­er. Deci­sions by the sta­tion man­ag­er are final. CJUM main­tains the right to mon­i­tor con­tent of broad­cast mate­r­i­al and insure that the sta­tion’s promise of per­for­mance to the CRTC is being met. 
  2. A show may be can­celled for being gra­tu­itous­ly offensive. 
  3. A show may be can­celled if it no longer meets the stat­ed pro­gram­ming mandate. 
  4. A show will be can­celled for not fol­low­ing sta­tion and CRTC poli­cies and regulations. 
  5. CJUM is com­mit­ted to pro­vid­ing diver­si­ty in broad­cast­ing. To main­tain this prin­ci­pal a show may be can­celled if it is redun­dant (i.e. sim­i­lar to oth­er shows). 
  6. A show may be can­celled in order to pro­vide broad­cast time for a new show, which will add diver­si­ty to the over­all pro­gram­ming. CJUM main­tains the right to pre-empt any show if there are sched­ul­ing con­flicts. Exist­ing shows may be pre-empt­ed for sports, spe­cial pro­gram­ming etc. Such an occur­rence is gen­er­al­ly not a per­ma­nent cancellation.

CRTC APRIL 1494 From the Radio Broad­cast­ing Reg­u­la­tions (1986) Sec­tion 3©: a licensee shall not broad­cast any obscene or pro­fane lan­guage. The broad­cast of sex­u­al­ly explic­it mate­r­i­al or mate­r­i­al con­tain­ing strong lan­guage that is like­ly to offend some lis­ten­ers is gen­er­al­ly pro­hib­it­ed by the broad­cast regulations.

  • How­ev­er, music and spo­ken word mate­r­i­al of this type may be aired with the fol­low­ing con­sid­er­a­tions:
    a. Poten­tial­ly offen­sive mate­r­i­al, par­tic­u­lar­ly that which is most dif­fi­cult to jus­ti­fy as social­ly rel­e­vant, should be broad­cast at times when younger lis­ten­ers are less like­ly to be tuned-in: between 9pm and 6am
    b. Lis­ten­er warn­ing mes­sages should accom­pa­ny the broad­cast­ing of all poten­tial­ly offen­sive mate­r­i­al. The fre­quen­cy of these advi­sories would be dic­tat­ed by how much poten­tial­ly offen­sive mate­r­i­al is aired on a show. For indi­vid­ual selec­tions a sim­ple note by the pro­gram­mer that the upcom­ing song may con­tain strong lan­guage would be suf­fi­cient. How­ev­er pro­grams (such as some rap music, safe sex/​AIDS aware­ness, etc.) that are of longer dura­tion would need warn­ings on a reg­u­lar basis at the begin­ning and through­out the pro­gram. Between two to four mes­sages per hour are sug­gest­ed.
    c. The air­ing of poten­tial­ly offen­sive mate­r­i­al must be jus­ti­fied by the social­ly rel­e­vant expres­sion con­tained with­in the piece. 
    a. Between 6am and 10pm the air­ing of poten­tial­ly explic­it mate­r­i­al will be lim­it­ed to iso­lat­ed obscen­i­ties and sub­ject mat­ter that is social­ly rel­e­vant. Also, dis­claimer carts must be aired before the song or spo­ken word mate­r­i­al is broad­cast and the DJ should attempt to jus­ti­fy why they are air­ing this mate­r­i­al.
    b. Any shows that reg­u­lar­ly fea­ture mate­r­i­al con­tain­ing explic­it sub­ject mat­ter and/​or lan­guage will only be aired between 9pm and 6am. Also, dis­claimer carts must be aired reg­u­lar­ly dur­ing the show in question.

Compact Discs

New CD’s will be filed in the CJUM music library. Vol­un­teers may only sign CD’s out in order to lis­ten to them at the sta­tion. The sta­tion can­not afford to lose CD’s or to chase down those peo­ple who have not returned CD’s. When vol­un­teers bring their own CD’s into the sta­tion they must sign them in, so there is no con­fu­sion as to own­er­ship of the CD. UMFM’s Pro­gram direc­tor will co-ordi­nate all net­work­ing with record com­pa­nies on behalf of the station.

Promotional Material

All pro­mo­tion­al items sent to the sta­tion will be offi­cial­ly account­ed for when received. As well, how the items are dis­trib­uted and to whom they are dis­trib­uted will be record­ed. This will be done so that dis­tri­b­u­tion of pro­mo­tion­al items can be reviewed peri­od­i­cal­ly as to the fair­ness and effec­tive­ness of the items’ use.


CJUM 101.5 FM strives to make sure our vol­un­teers are not only safe but are aware of all the safe­ty fea­tures avail­able to them. Please review the fol­low­ing list of safe­ty procedures/​features and become famil­iar with them in the event of an emergency.

Locks: All doors at the sta­tion (save for the Mas­ter Con­trol Room and Aux­il­iary Pro­duc­tion Room) are auto lock­ing and require a pro­grammed app or swipe card to be unlocked. Due to the secu­ri­ty rea­sons, only vol­un­teers in good stand­ing will be pro­vid­ed with the nec­es­sary to unlock the sta­tion doors.

Fire Alarm: If the fire alarm rings, all peo­ple with­in Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre (which includes our sta­tion) must exit imme­di­ate­ly from the build­ing. You must ensure that the automa­tion is on before leav­ing the sta­tion. Should there be an event where a fire pre­vents nor­mal exit from the sta­tion, please exit via the alter­na­tive exit at the end of the hall (turn left at the end of the hall).

Fire Extin­guish­er: Should a fire occur in the sta­tion, there is a fire extin­guish­er next to the entrance to the sta­tion (locat­ed across from the show hosts mail­box­es). The fire extin­guish­er is designed to be used on elec­tri­cal equip­ment such as sound boards and com­put­er equip­ment. You are nev­er expect­ed to attempt to put out a fire. Please ensure your safe­ty first.

Secu­ri­ty: Should the need arise for secu­ri­ty to be called; we have cam­pus secu­ri­ty avail­able to us, as well as a safe walk ser­vice. They can be reached at 2044749312.

Security Log

The sta­tion will have a secu­ri­ty relat­ed inci­dents log, for vol­un­teers at the sta­tion to report things such as crank/​prank phone calls or sus­pi­cious look­ing peo­ple who are hang­ing around the sta­tion. With such a large audi­ence (poten­tial­ly) and so many dif­fer­ent views and opin­ions (hope­ful­ly!) being broad­cast it would be wise for the sta­tion to take pre­cau­tions. Pre­cau­tions that not only pro­tect vol­un­teers but dis­cour­age any sort of threat­en­ing behav­iours in the first place. The main­te­nance of the secu­ri­ty log should be co-ordi­nat­ed with the Uni­ver­si­ty Cen­tre Secu­ri­ty department.