Featuring songs you won’t hear on your normal radio from the likes of Mike Plume, Ron Sexsmith, Steve Earle, Lucinda Williams, Tom Waits, Nathan, Fred Eaglesmith, Chuck Prophet and a whole bunch more. We specialize in roots, country, and all the down and dirty stuff those wimps at other radio stations won’t play! Steel Belted Radio roots rocks up the airwaves live, every Thursday, 6:30 – 8 pm central on 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, streaming online around the world at umfm.com.
The show officially kicked off on September 11, 2003 with a live in-studio visit by Ron Sexsmith, and things have continued on in fine fashion ever since, with all kinds of special
guests and exciting events. The show has continually been anchored by Jeff “The Mudge” Robson, and over the years, co-hosts have included Gary “Scruffy” Annable, Mike “Diesel” Neufeld, Kristi “KK” Kolbauer,” and Terry “T-Bar” Wilson, who continues to drop by once in a while with out-of-the-blue picks and off-colour humour (and, yes, T-Bar, Lucy is listening.)
Our show is, of course, named after a great song by our patron songwriter, Mike Plume, who continues to make some of the best roots rockin’ music out there, and, as with so much of what we do on this show, he is criminally under-rated and not nearly as well known as he should be. Drop by his fine site, will ya? IT makes us feel good and it’ll make your life richer. mikeplume.com/
Wander around the site and check out what we’ve got to offer. Drop us a line and let us know what you think, or give us a call some Thursday night at 204-269-8636.
Jeff Robson also hosts Tell the Band to Go Home, Sundays, 2-4 pm central on 101.5 UMFM. That show is supposed to be more of a singer/songwriter show, but you’ll find a lot of similarity between the two programs. On the Tell the Band to Go Home site, you’ll also find downloadable podcast versions of this show, as well as plenty more information, photos, videos, news, and much more.