October 17 - 24, 2014 is UMFM's Pledge-o-Rama, when the station asks listeners for donations to help fund the station's operations and the numerous community events it sponsors. The goal this year is $28,000 which represents about 15% of its operating budget.
There's a lot of great UMFM schwag to be had, including CDs, t-shirts, travel mugs and hoodies. Be sure to check out the list here, and if you do pledge, please mention my show :)
The Pledge Masters ask show hosts to try to come up with something of their own to sweeten the pot for listeners that donate through their shows. Here's my bright idea: a Saturday afternoon historic hotel pub crawl !
The Winnipeg, The Garrick, The Vendome and The Woodbine. You may have passed them hundreds of times but have never gone inside. Now here's your chance !
The Saturday afternoon walk takes about 2 ¼ hours. We will stop outside each hotel where I will tell you a little about its early history. Then, at three of them, we'll go inside for a quick beer, talk some more and take a look at some old photos, ads and newspaper articles that I have compiled. We end off at the Vendome Hotel and one of the city's best kept secrets - their burger bar !
I’m offering the tour for people who pledge at least at the $40 level to the station through West End Dumplings between now and the end of pledge week. This also entitles you to the UMFM Friends With Benefits discount card and the 2014 version of the Transmissions CD.
The date of the event is October 25, 2014 starting at 2 pm.
If you are interested in pledging but that week does not work for you, let me know at cassidy at mts.net as I am willing to change the date or do a second tour to accommodate more people. The maximum per tour is six.