Pledge-O-Rama!

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UMFM’s Pledge-O-Rama Returns!
October 17 – 24, 2014

Make your donation now by clicking this link!

For over a decade, I have been blessed to be a host with CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg, where I strive to spread the word about great music and culture. It is our sincere hope that what we do makes a difference in the lives of artists and fans, and experience feedback tells us that we’re doing a pretty good job. We hope that we play a vital role in encouraging and spreading music and information.

Over the years, the cost of running a radio station has steadily increased, and sadly, our funding has only gone down. We’ve done as much as we can to cut costs, increase revenue, and run things as efficiently as possible. Over the past two years we have been overwhelmed by the response to Pledge-O-Rama, which has helped us to become a stronger, more sustainable station. That support energized us and helped us to make the station even stronger and smoother running, and helped us to plan for a more stable, sustainable future. We’d love to keep the momentum going, so UMFM will again be running our annual funding drive, Pledge-O-Rama, October 17 to 24.

In order for it to be another success, we’re going to need a little bit of help. I don’t want to ask anyone for help – we’ll be just fine, one way or another – but knowing that there are folks out there who may want to help, I offer up a few ways that you could, if you wish, help us to continue and even grow in our role.

1) Prizes. We will be offering up prize packages as incentives for pledges. If you have any items that might be of interest to listeners, we would welcome those.
2) Pledge. I know you’re broke too, but any amount offered up during the drive will help, so consider tossing a few bucks in our collection plate when the time comes.
3) Free and easy – offer up a testimonial about what campus and community radio means to you personally or professionally. Write or record something that tells people why accessible indie radio is important to you and your community.

Supporting the station and the great information and music that we promote makes you an official Music Angel, entitles you to our ongoing heavenly thanks and praise.

We’ll have plenty more details for you in the weeks and months to come, but if you feel like helping out in advance, please fill out the contact form at the botttom of this page. All information entered there is sent directly to me. You will not be added to any lists and your information will not be shared with anyone. We’re not evil.

If you’re not convinced yet, here are some words from some friends & supporters of campus & community radio:

“My music career has grown significantly over the past 4 years thanks to community radio stations across Canada. I especially want to thank Jeff Robson for broadcasting my live interviews and studio albums on Tell the Band to Go Home and Steel Belted Radio at CJUM 101.5 UMFM in Winnipeg. His show reaches audiences around the globe, and I have seen his listeners purchase my music as a result of hearing me on his programs. By supporting Jeff and community radio, you are supporting Culture and Arts in Canada! ~ Christina Martin – Singer Songwriter and Fan of Jeff Robson

UMFM INCENTIVES:

By supporting UMFM, hopefully you are getting the inherent reward of knowing that you’re part of making great campus and community radio happen. We support and encourage great music and ideas which are under-represented in mainstream media. We’re all about independent, local, challenging content that is made by real people. It’s interesting and accessible, and that is worth supporting.

As our thanks to YOU for helping us, we’ve got some dandy gifts for you. You can choose to either make your donation TAX DEDUCTIBLE and receive a receipt, OR you can choose the package corresponding with the amount you donate. This year, at the $250 level, we’re offering you the chance to get BOTH. (note: you can choose to split up pledges however you wish, so if you really want a CD and friends card, but nothing else, you could make one pledge for $25 and a separate tax deductible pledge for another amount, or split things up however you wish. You can also support multiple shows/hosts with your pledge):

New: When you pre-pledge $25, you earn TWO free tickets to our Pledge-O-Rama kickoff event at The West End Cultural Centre, Oct. 16! (click for details)

$25Transmissions from UMFM 101.5 CD AND a Friends with Benefits card.

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New UMFM Travel Mug!

$50 – UMFM travel mug, AND a Transmissions from UMFM 101.5 CD, AND a Friends with Benefits card.

$75 –UMFM t-shirt OR toque, AND a Transmissions from UMFM 101.5 CD, AND a Friends with Benefits card, *Plus entry into daily draws from Half Pints Brewing, including the grand prize draw for a private brewery tour where you take home a keg!

$101.50 – UMFM travel mug AND t-shirt OR toque, AND a Transmissions from UMFM 101.5 CD, AND a Friends with Benefits card. *Plus entry into daily Half Pints Brewing draws PLUS entry for a pair of tickets every time UMFM presents a show! We present hundreds of shows a year, and each time a show happens, one listener from this level will go for FREE! Your chances of winning at least once are excellent, and you’ll go back in the draw so could win again and again!

$150 – UMFM travel mug AND t-shirt AND toque, AND a Transmissions from UMFM 101.5 CD, AND a Friends with Benefits card. *Plus entry into daily Half Pints Brewing draws PLUS entry for a pair of tickets every time UMFM presents a show! We present hundreds of shows a year, and each time a show happens, one listener from this level will go for FREE! Your chances of winning at least once are excellent, and you’ll go back in the draw so could win again and again!

EXCLUSIVE to TTBTGH/SBR PRE-PLEDGERS ONLY, for $150, you can have the card, CD, a HOODIE*, AND Two other items (shirt, toque, travel mug)!

$250 – 2 UMFM travel mugs AND 2 t-shirts AND 2 toques AND a special limited edition UMFM HOODIE*, AND a Transmissions from UMFM 101.5 CD, AND a Friends with Benefits card. *Plus entry into daily Half Pints Brewing draws PLUS entry for a pair of tickets every time UMFM presents a show! We present hundreds of shows a year, and each time a show happens, one listener from this level will go for FREE! Your chances of winning at least once are excellent, and you’ll go back in the draw so could win again and again! AND once again you gain entry into the grand prize draw for a Golden Ticket, entitling you and a guest to FREE entry into every show for one year at some of our favourite live music venues, including The Pyramid, The Park Theatre, The West End Cultural Centre, Jazz Winnipeg/Jazz Winnipeg Festival, and The Winnipeg Folk Festival! (certain special presentations may be exempt, but this isbe a great prize!) 

OR

One of everything (mug, shirt, toque, hoodie* + all prize draws including the Golden Ticket) AND a tax receipt for $100! (but again, you can split pledges at any level over $25, so you can get a tax receipt and incentive levels – ie: $50 pledge could be $25 level incentives + $25 tax receipt)

EXCLUSIVE to TTBTGH/SBR PRE-PLEDGERS ONLY, for $150, you can have the card, CD, a HOODIE*, AND Two other items (shirt, toque, travel mug)!

PLEASE NOTE: The hoodie is a pre-order item and will be delivered to UMFM 10-14 days after your pledge!

During Pledge-O-Rama, t-shirt sizes will be available on a first come, first serve basis, so you’ll want to pay your pledge early! If, however, you choose to pre-pledge, not only will we set aside your desired size, but we’ll even deliver it to your door! Only available to pre-pledgers, so make sure to get your pledge in early!

Make your donation now by clicking this link!

Exclusive TTBTGH/SBFRR Incentives!

IN ADDITION, Tell the Band to Go Home and Steel Belted Radio have amassed the following prizes, which are EXCLUSIVE to those shows. Again, Pre-Pledgers get an added bonus, because you can PICK YOUR PRIZE PACK! Everyone who pledges will get a prize pack, but if you want specific items, PLEDGE NOW!

Prizes collected thus far:

TTBTGH/SBFRR Prizes

And, once again, Pledge-O-Rama is the only place to get the annual, now legendary “Best of” compilation CDs! This year’s Best of 2013 CDs are bigger & better than ever, with a CD of mellower music, a CD of rockin’ recordings, a CD of Live on UMFM performances, and a convenient .mp3 collection (featuring bonus tracks not available on audio CD) for your car or to load on to your digital device!

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