Thursday, 23 October 2014

The Hockey Show - Episode 111

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back tonight with a special show! With UMFM's annual pledge drive, Pledge-O-Rama, currently happening, we're trying to raise as much money as we can to keep the radio station running smoothly. Costs are always increasing and revenues don't always increase, so this annual radio telethon keeps the station running and The Hockey Show on the air!

Because UMFM is a campus and community radio station, we don't rely on commercial revenues to make ends meet like most other stations. We serve the community by playing PSAs and commercials from our partners regarding community events, campus-related events, and additional spots for community-based initiatives. We don't sell commercial spots, so we don't generate the same income as most big radio stations. Repairing microphones, computers, soundboards and everything else is expensive. Expanding coverage in our FM frequency is extremely expensive. It's a business, and we appreciate all of your support and assistance in making UMFM awesome. Thank you! We cannot do this without you!

To show our appreciation, The Hockey Show will be offering up a draw for a pair of tickets to the November 6 show at Rumor's Comedy Club featuring Broken Lizard's Kevin Heffernan and Steve Lemme! Anyone who donates $25 or more will be entered into the draw! Tickets are $20 each, so two for $25 is a helluva deal! We're also offering up some additional incentives in addition to the draw for Heffernan and Lemme tickets, and the UMFM incentives will also be applied to any donation that meets an incentive goal! Your pledge goes a long way in helping UMFM and getting you a pile of gear from UMFM!

If you'd like to donate, you can call us at 204-474-6610 to make a donation. You can hit us via email and we'll call you back. Finally, you can always donate online as well. Again, we truly appreciate any and all support you can provide, and you'll get something in return for making a pledge to our little ol' radio station!

Tonight's hockey talk will include the tragedy in Ottawa and the postponing of the Toronto-Ottawa game, the Jets and their struggles against the NHL teams with wins on the season, Charlie Coyle signing a five-year contract extension with the Wild, the Pink in the Rink campaign that the University of Manitoba Bisons women's team is running this weekend, the Bisons men's and women's seasons thus far, and more! Again, we'll set you up with a pile of incentives if you donate on our show tonight, and we'll even try to get a few of you on the radio with us to talk some hockey!

It's the Pledge-O-Rama version of The Hockey Show! 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! 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.

Don't forget to call at 204-474-6610 to donate, hit us via email, or head over to the UMFM website to donate! Help us reach our goal of $28,000 today - we're not far away from breaking through that number!

PODCAST: OCTOBER 23, 2014: Episode 111

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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