Thursday, 15 October 2015

The Hockey Show - Episode 161

The Hockey Show, Canada's only campus-produced hockey radio show, is back tonight on Pledge-O-Rama Eve! While not quite a national holiday yet, the biggest week in UMFM's programming kicks off tomorrow evening at 6:30pm CT, so we're going to go over all the awesome stuff that will be available to you with our pledge drive. From CDs to coffee mugs to t-shirts to toques and scarves, UMFM has a pile of incentives to help you pledge a few bucks to the station and our show. We'll also discuss some of our show incentives that will be raffled off on our show next Thursday that all pledges to our show will qualify for based on your pledge amount. Of course, we'll also do a little hockey chatter as we talk about the 3-1-0 Jets, the 0-1-1 Moose and their home opener tonight, and much more!

For those of you who are new to the blog and radio show, Pledge-O-Rama is the on-air annual pledge drive that UMFM runs. As a non-profit station, we don't see a lot of commercial advertising which, in turn, is good for the listeners. It means that, for example, The Hockey Show can go wire-to-wire in an hour with no commercial interruptions because we're not obligated to specific advertising times. It also means that we have to find alternate ways of funding the station's various needs such as maintenance, upgrades, and the obvious bills such as electricity and heat.

To do this, we run Pledge-O-Rama for a week with the hopes of attaining a specific goal or more to help our cause. Pledge-O-Rama's intake is usually about 15-20% of UMFM's annual budget, so you can see that (a) we run on a pretty economical budget and (b) we really rely on our listeners to help us out when it comes to our pledge drive. However, we don't just send you off empty-handed once you've decided to donate. We can do tax receipts for your generous donation, but we have a pretty solid collection of incentive level rewards and you are eligible for these depending on how much you decide to pledge to UMFM (scroll to the bottom). If you have any questions, give us a call and we'll help you out!

Beans and I will go over all of the Pledge-O-Rama stuff tonight, and we'll have the final two tickets for the Pledge-O-Rama kick-off show tonight featuring Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers. On top of that, we'll talk about what we like and/or dislike about the current 3-1-0 Winnipeg Jets, thoughts on the 0-1-1 Moose who started the season in Toronto and will play the Ontario Reign at MTS Centre tonight, the Arizona Coyotes riding high on Domi, Duclair, and Smith, hugely disappointing starts from the Penguins and Blue Jackets, and we might even mention something about a baseball game played yesterday. Because we're totally onboard with the ComeTOgether movement.

If you want to win tickets to tonight's concert, tune your radio dial in the Winnipeg region to 101.5 FM or you can listen live between 5:30pm and 6:30pm CT on your web-enabled device at the UMFM webpage! You can tweet me anytime with questions you may 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. We're doing more Pledge-O-Rama pushes on The Hockey Show only on 101.5 UMFM!

PODCAST: October 15, 2015: Episode 161

Until next time, keep your sticks on the ice!

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