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Hey Programmers,

We are getting a lot of new programmers interested in various new times!
It is more important than ever to keep on top of your show fees and or contact me about them….I feel like I'm drowning a little with respect to contacting back right now but I am trying to get caught up!
Also, if you have any old android phones that you arent using and don't mind donating them (even if they have a cracked screen please add them to the drop box! I'm looking to set up some app development and possibly end up setting up that Radio Waterloo App.
Talk to you soon! And Keep up the awesome programming!

Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member

283 Duke St W, Unit 114b
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2H 3X7

Gary Cain – Twangadelic Bluesophunk

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Not only did we have the album in advance of it release and play some choice tracks, we actually had Gary Cain, the 4th best guitarist in the Universe on the Mano A Mano show to talk about this twangadelic album.

Check it out in the podcast below and then go get your face melted off at Cork Hall May 13th at 8:00pm.


Pick a Pipers new album is available now!!

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The picture above is from a few years ago when Pick a Piper released their first untitled album. They came to CKMS the day of the release and celebrated the album.

Fast Forward to now and Pick A Piper is releasing their follow up album called “Distance” and it is Amazing! I was lucky enough to be at their Waterloo show where they blew the top off the starlight.

In the interview that can be heard here I thought I heard Brad wrong when he said that they play stand up drums….but it was amazing! We will get a video clip up soon on our Mano A Mano Youtube page but for now check out some choice tracks and stories about the albums here:


Pick A Piper New album: Distance

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Pick A Piper is back with a new Album: Distance. This new album takes their work to a new level! Check out this podcast that spans various different era’s of work by this great band with ties to the KW community!

Then get your stuff together and meet us at Starlight! April 13th for Pick A Piper live in concert. These guys always put on a great show switching from synths to percussion to whatever else they can to produce the electro-rock vibes!

Top Songs of 2016

Based upon votes by the Mano Amigoes, CKMS Board members and Mano A Mano DJ’s here are CKMS’ Top Rock Releases of 2016.
#1 – Hot Hot Heat – The Kid Who Stays in the Picture
#3 – Holy F – Tom Tom
#4 Radio Head – Burn the Witch
#5 Smash Boom Pow – Listen to Me
#6 BadBadNotGood – Confessions Part II Featuring Colin Stetson
#7 The Pack AD – Fair Enough
#8 The Wet Secrets – Quelle Supreme
#9 Royal Canoe – Somersault
#10 Isomers – All Failures
#10 Pup – If this tour doesnt kill you, I will

2nd Annual Beer Tasting Competition

ContestantsThis past #COTM marked the “Second Annual Beer Tasting Competition”. Reigning Champion DJ Plan B was in studio competing to defend his title as the Worlds best Beer sampler. DJ Mattador who was also at the last competition was on hand to try and bounce back from his performance in last year.

In addition to these two athletes, DJ Jazzy TBD and DJ MuuTuu (aka DJ Reliable Son) won their way through the beer drinking ranks in the region for a chance to take on the champ.

The Brewery this year was the Block Three Brewing Company based in St. Jacobs Ontario. The representatives from the brewery were DJ Froyo and DJ KFBass (whose DJ names are awarded during the competition).

The Mano A Mano show tried to throw off the athletes by having them do the beer tasting competition in extreme temperatures however DJ Plan B was not phased as he took home the championship for the second year in a row! Check out the podcast below for the exciting festivities, great music selection and plot twist at the very end which we hope will be signs of the future! Annual Beer Tasting Competition.mp3


Block 3 Feature: Ian Somers Somers Feature.mp3

Above is our feature presentation of Ian Somers music from various different bands he has worked with. As one of our favourite musicians we are happy to bring to you his new track “All Failures” in the above podcast and since that podcast he has released one other track that can be heard here:

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MAM – A to Z show of great Towel Rock Selections

We rocked out what we feel is the sweetest towel rock set yet following the alphabet and choosing a band name that started with each letter. If you do not know any of these glorious tracks please look them up and enjoy!

Age of Electric – I don’t Mind
BR/DGES – Save the Best
Caribou – Julia Brightly
Death From Above 1979 – Trainwreck 1979
Eels – Going Fetal
Frightened Rabbit – Woke up hurting
The Gay Nineties – Letterman
Hot Hot Heat – No, Not Now
Islands – Don’t call me Whitney, Bobby.
Japandroids – Younger us
Kitchens & Bathrooms – Alphabet Conscious
Loveseat – The Drinking Game
Mounties – Headphones
New Pornographers – The Crash Years
Ought – the weather song
Patrons – Ghost
Queens of the Stone Age – Make it wit chu
Robot Apocalypse – Mechanical Heart
Said the Whale – My Government Heart
Tokyo Police Club – Gonna Be ready
Unicorns – I was born (a unicorn)
Veruca Salt – Seether
Wet Secrets – Grow your own F’ing Moustache, A-hole
Yukon Blonde – stairway
Zolas – your too cool