Thursday, 24 October 2013

The Hockey Show - Episode Fifty-Nine

The Hockey Show is changing things up tonight. We'll still talk hockey, of course, but we're also trying to help out 101.5 UMFM raise a little cash. I'll talk about this a little more, but let's run through the hockey stuff quickly. We're going to touch on the Jets and their struggles, the Bisons and their battles, and we'll throw a few other topics around. But tonight's big topic will be Pledge-O-Rama 2013 and the stuff we're offering up as extra incentives to those that pledge. Hopefully, that's you!

UMFM is a campus and community radio station found at the University of Manitoba. They operate with a skeleton-crew roster of staff (two people, officially) on a day-to-day basis, and are officially a not-for-profit radio station that gives free commercial time to charity groups and for public service announcements. In other words, UMFM isn't in it to make money through commercial means. In order to help out, we run a PBS-like pledge telethon all week to help meet our monetary needs for the year. This is what we affectionately call Pledge-O-Rama, and it's been running since last Friday!

In order to sweeten the deal, UMFM is offering up specific incentives for various pledges of specific amounts. I'll run down what they are offering, and I'll include The Hockey Show's incentives that we're making available just below the various UMFM-related gear. There is some seriously awesome stuff in here, so get your hands on this stuff while supplies last!

The Half Pints Brewery Daily and Week-Long prizes are pretty spectacular. We've got a daily draw for a package that includes a Half Pints t-shirt, toque, two pint glasses, bicycle bell and a bumper sticker for every donor who pledges $75 or more, that's EIGHT prize packages in all!!!

And every donation over $75 will also be entered in the grand prize draw that includes a private brewery tour and tasting for you and up to 20 friends after which you'll leave with a gift certificate good for a keg of your choice of one of Half Pints tasty wares!

Additionally, everyone who pledges $250 or more will be entered in a draw to win one of three prizes that will allow you and a guest to attend as many shows at the Park Theatre, the West End Cultural Centre, the Pyramid Cabaret as you want over the next year. In addition, our festival friends are getting in on the act as well! Jazz Winnipeg are offering up a golden ticket to the 2014 TD Jazz Winnipeg Festival, which will allow you and a guest to attend every show that the festival throws at you next June, and The Winnipeg Folk Festival are offering up 2 full weekend passes (camping not included) for the 2014 festival, which takes place over 5 beautiful days next July in Bird's Hill Park!

So tonight's show is all about raising money for the station. We're not far off the $24,000 goal right now as we sit just over $21,000, but we could use your support! Thanks to everyone who helps out, and we'll be taking calls and pledges at 5:30pm CT tonight at (204) 474-6610! Call in and help!

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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