Thursday, 28 September 2017

The Hockey Show - Episode 262

The Hockey Show is back tonight, and we're coming with a message! Well, there will be a few message we send out, but there is one important message that we need you to hear. We'll go over this message below, but Teebz and Beans will dig into the hockey stories this week on which there needs to be commentary! No, we're not talking about Donald Trump's stupidity either. We will talk about Joel Ward's message that he issued today and why it's so important. We will talk about the Canadian and American Olympians making a stop in Winnipeg in December. We'll talk about the UBC Thunderbirds women's hockey team playing Team China. We'll talk about Charlene Labonté retiring. And we'll talk about the even happening below!

It's that magical(?) time of year at UMFM where we conduct our annual pledge drive known as Pledge-O-Rama! UMFM, for those that are unaware, is a volunteer-driven, non-profit radio station located on the campus of the University of Manitoba. The station has been operating since 1998, and your donations via the Pledge-O-Rama campaign have allowed UMFM to accomplish a number of goals including upgrading the transmitter, gaining better technology so we can do things like remote broadcasts, and making upgrades to UMFM's in-studio equipment and facilities. Basically, the money you donate goes directly into making our programming and our broadcast quality better!

If you're a fan of The Hockey Show, all we can do is ask you to donate whatever it may be that you can afford so that we can continue to do great things like broadcasting Bisons women's hockey, broadcasting from community arenas and events, and bring great people on the show. While Beans and I won't see any money directly, UMFM will be using the money this year to redesign our aging website, purchase new computers for use at the station, set up a digital music library, and investing in capital improvements so that UMFM not only remains relevant in the Winnipeg market, but for fans and listeners across the world.

How do you donate? The easiest way is to donate online. The page itself is 128-bit encrypted for the highest security, and only our General Manager Jared McKetiak and our Program Director Michael Elves - our two longest-serving employees - have access to process these donations. In other words, we take great care and ensure that your information isn't shared with anyone. And we pride ourselves on that admission.

If you happen to donate, you also get some free UMFM gear! We don't want you going away empty-handed after helping us out, so make sure you go through these options and get what you want from us!
  • UMFM's Friends With Benefits Card: good for discounts and offers at a more than 40 local businesses!
  • UMFM Tote Bag – a classic heavy duty canvas bag!
  • UMFM Beer Stein: we're proudly calling this mug the Dietmar in honor of our favorite German listener!
  • UMFM T-shirts: the artwork was done by excellent local designer Roberta Landreth, and there are two designs you can choose from (of grab both)!
  • UMFM Toque: our new style is made by Carhartt, the premier manufacturer of warm, dependable outdoor gear!
  • UMFM sweatshirt: the same designs on the t-shirts can be found with sleeves and fleece!
  • UMFM earplugs: everyone gets a pair for donating, and we'll even toss in some stickers and temporary tattoos!
Now that you've seen the gear and figured out what you want, what do need to donate to get your wanted stuff?
Ok, so there's a ton of info here, and I apologize for that, but we need to get it out on the internet. If you tune in tonight or in any of the coming weeks, you'll hear us talking about Pledge-O-Rama. If you have questions, make sure you reach out!

So now you might be saying, "Teebz, how can I listen to the show?" We suggest that you download the UMFM app on your phone or tablet. It's the easiest and most convenient way to listen to any of UMFM's great shows any time of the day, so go get it! Just follow this link on your iDevice or this link for your Android device and get the UMFM app! It's never been easier to tune into The Hockey Show or UMFM! Download the UMFM app today, and don't miss any of our great programming or shows!

If you prefer social media, we try to remain up-to-speed there as well! Email all show questions and comments - including Pledge-O-Rama questions - to! Tweet me anytime with questions you may have by hitting me 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.

Tonight, Teebz and Beans talk Pledge-O-Rama, Olympians, university players versus Olympians, Joel Ward's words, the loss of an Olympic goalie, and other stuff only on The Hockey Show found on 101.5 UMFM and on the UMFM app!

PODCAST: September 28, 2017: Episode 262

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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