Thursday, 2 October 2014

The Hockey Show - Episode 108

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is all about campus radio tonight. As we've mentioned here and there on the show, UMFM's annual fundraising telethon happens in October. Seeing as how October is now here, The Hockey Show is going to fill you in on some of the stuff that's happening around the station as we get ready for Pledge-O-Rama 2015! There's a concert, there will be contests and games, there are some free draws, and there will be another episode of The Hockey Show during the week of Pledge-O-Rama. Tonight, we talk about it all.

You might be asking yourself, "What is Pledge-O-Rama"? Well, UMFM is a campus and community radio station that operates without a commercial budget. Advertisements are usually public service announcements, UMFM partnerships with other companies, UMFM-sponsored events, and internal announcements from UMFM about shows on the station, services found around campus, and campus events. In other words, we don't have a lot of commercials for random businesses looking to sell their wares which means we don't really have a lot of income coming in for important things like paying the powers-that-be to be on the air, random repairs to equipment, upgrades to equipment, and the likes.

That's where you can help out. The Hockey Show and UMFM will be taking pledges all month until around 8pm on October 24, 2014. Of course, donations after that also help, but there won't be any incentives at that point. You can donate four ways: speak to your favorite DJ and hand him a stack of cash and your pledge form, snail mail with a cheque, telephone where one of our talented representatives will take your call, or online through the secure UMFM website. Donating will get you some sort of gift based on the amount of the donation you make - CDs, t-shirts, mugs, toques, hoodies, and more are all available at varying pledge-level amounts!

The thing that should excite you as a listener if you're in the Winnipeg area is that we're going to be giving away tickets to a special concert for anyone who pledges before October 17, 2014 while tickets remain in-stock! Details will be made on the air tonight, so tune in to hear how you can get tickets to this special, one-time-only concert!

As for the hockey stuff on The Hockey Show? Well, we'll talk about the massive new deal that Bobby Ryan and the Ottawa Senators have agreed upon, how Edmonton's contract with Vladimir Tkachev was denied by the NHL, EA Sports' predictions on the season after simulating a full season, the new uniforms that the Tampa Bay Lightning debuted on the weekend, opening night for the University of Manitoba Bisons tomorrow for both the men's and women's teams, the impressive 4-0 start for the Brandon Wheat Kings, and more!

Because of the amount of information on Pledge-O-Rama that we're going to bombard everyone with tonight, we'll cancel 3 ROUNDS DEEP for tonight, and possibly replace it with the Russian Roundup once again since the European leagues are already underway. With more friends of The Hockey Show outside of Russia now, we may have to change the name as well. Any suggestions?

We're on the air at 5:30pm so tune in for all the action! We're on 101.5 UMFM on your radio dial in the Winnipeg region or you can listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage! We'll be available via phone at (204) 269-8636 (269-UMFM), so give us a call to share your thoughts on any of the topics we cover! You can tweet us anytime you like by hitting us up at @TeebzHBIC on Twitter. You can also post some stuff to Facebook if you use the "Like" feature, and I always have crazy stuff posted there that doesn't make it to the blog or show.

PODCAST: OCTOBER 2, 2014: Episode 108

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

1 comment:

Canadian Hockey Socks said...

Thanks for this mate, I didnt know about the pledo rama. Sounds cool stuff.