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IMPORTANT SOCAN Reporting

Hi Programmers!
First, I'm sorry if you get two of these emails….We are working with the new email system and I'm still figuring it out. I think I did it right but haven't received it yet.
Anyways, Tomorrow starts SOCAN reporting! (sorry for the late notice)
A few things to keep in mind. We need to play 33% Canadian and only 40% hits.
If your show is Tomorrow (Wednesday), Thursday, Friday or Saturday. Please send me your set list. I need the following information:
Date | Song Title | Performer | Composer |
FYI – we will be loading up Airtime also, so if you are in the studio just be aware that something might start playing during your time slot. You will need to turn that dial down.
Thanks! Please send your set lists to me!


— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

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

CKMS Golden MP3 Awards

Best Community Oriented Show – MyAudioFace
Local Liason of Canada – Caribbean Spice
Freshest Beats – Grand River Outdoors
Best Classic Show – So old it’s new & Souljah Sessions
SoundFM Soldiers – DJ Steel & Nattyphyscist (otf grant)
AdRock Memorial Award – Pete Fowler & The Lost Indie City
Most Original Program – Golden Record
Best Culturally diverse – Dominican Culture
FUNdraiser of the year – DJ Cam
Best Graphic Content – 2017 BoD: rebrand & new station logo

Robot Apocalypse

Check out the #1 release of 2017! Stream the whole album here on YouTube! This album is also the original soundtrack of the Radio Waterloo Documentary that will be out this year!

This album features collaborations by:
Steve Bays of Hot Hot Heat, The Mounties
Elsa Jayne (local KW)
Parker Bossley of The Gay Nineties, Fur Trade
Ian Somers of Limblifter, Isomers
Sasha Chornyy of Life in Vacuum (local KW)
Ulysses Coppard of Smash Boom Pow
Ryan Stanley of Cursed Arrows (local KW)
Cara Leigh (local KW)
Chelsea McBride of Koopa Troop
Brad Weber, Angus Frasier & Dan Robers of Pick A Piper (local KW)
Colin Fisher & Steve Ward of Caribou
Iuls Dragomir (local KW)
Gary Cain of the Gary Cain Band (local KW)
Brad Merritt of 54-40
Moses Bogart (local KW)
Matt Kras of Cyanide Kiss (local KW)
Adam Kras of the Kras Country Experience (local KW)
Jeff McKenna of Audio Boffins (local KW)
Rob McKenna of McKenna’s All Weather Haulage (local KW)

New Years show Fee!

Hi Programmers,
It is that time again! Please get your show fees in ASAP!
Tonight at out meeting we will be discussing various shows and you might get a quick email sometime at the beginning of the year if we have your in the red.
Please also send me any last minute votes for the CKMS Golden MP3 Awards!
All votes matter some categories have very few votes where others have a lot! It has been an interesting year with lots going on at the station! 

— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

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

Golden MP3 Awards!

Hi Programmers,

It is that time of year again! GOLDEN MP3 AWARD voting time! Here is the history of the awards! Submit your votes! votes for your own show are never a bad thing! 😉

If you are new to the station I will provide the history of the award and each year it seems a new award is added to the bunch. If you have a new award they are also welcome. Please only reply to me so that we don’t flood peoples email with the dozens and dozen of votes:

Best Community Oriented Show
2013 – DJ Zach Highbrau
2014 – Moses Bogart 
2015 – DJ Carmelo
2016 – Underground Sound Project
2017 – ???

Local Liason – similar to above
2013 – Non-Toxic Airwaves
2014 – Coral FM
2015 – Coral FM
2016 – Interzone
2017 – ???

Freshest Beats (shows within their first 3 years)
2013 – Friday Night Rockabilly
2014 – The Electrifying Sessions
2015 – The Lost Indie City
2016 – Ska Party

SoundFM Soldiers – 2 awards for behind the scenes station work
2013 – Dan Keller & Nat Persaud (station move)
2014 – Mark C. & Dan (CRTC license renual)
2015 – Mark C & Nat (station move)
2016 – Nat & Cam (station events)
2017 – ??? & ???

Best or Worst Moustache
2013 – DJ JD
2014 – DJ Jeff E Jeff
2015 – Interstellar Sam
2016 – Uncle Doobie
2017 – ???

DJ AdRock Memorial Award for exceptional DJing
2012 – DJ Steel
2013 – DJ Saviour
2014 – The Nattyphysicist
2015 – DJ Jeff E Jeff
2016 – Moses Bogart
2017 – ???

Best Classic Show (3+ years running)
2013 – Mano A Mano
2014 – Mano A Mano
2015 – Mano A Mano
2016 – Mano A Mano
2017 – ???? ? ????

Most Original Program
2014 – The Agriculture Show
2015 – Blue Sky Horse Radio & Thanks for Listening to our show
2016 – Radio Absurdica
2017 – ???

Best Show Graphic (poster)
2015 – Audio Tsunami
2016 – Street Hop & Souljah Session
2017 – ??? (new 102.7 logo year)

FUNdraiser of the year
2016 – DJ Moses Bogart
2017 – ????

Best Culturally Diverse Show
2016 – Caribbean Spice
2017 – ????

 

Anyways, submit your votes! We will release the results in January!

I'm also going to be counting down the best releases of the year! If you know of something good that was released this year please let me know!


— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

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

Golden MP3 Awards!

Hi Programmers,

It is that time of year again! GOLDEN MP3 AWARD voting time! Here is the history of the awards! Submit your votes! votes for your own show are never a bad thing! 😉

If you are new to the station I will provide the history of the award and each year it seems a new award is added to the bunch. If you have a new award they are also welcome. Please only reply to me so that we don’t flood peoples email with the dozens and dozen of votes:

Best Community Oriented Show
2013 – DJ Zach Highbrau
2014 – Moses Bogart 
2015 – DJ Carmelo
2016 – Underground Sound Project
2017 – ???

Local Liason – similar to above
2013 – Non-Toxic Airwaves
2014 – Coral FM
2015 – Coral FM
2016 – Interzone
2017 – ???

Freshest Beats (shows within their first 3 years)
2013 – Friday Night Rockabilly
2014 – The Electrifying Sessions
2015 – The Lost Indie City
2016 – Ska Party

SoundFM Soldiers – 2 awards for behind the scenes station work
2013 – Dan Keller & Nat Persaud (station move)
2014 – Mark C. & Dan (CRTC license renual)
2015 – Mark C & Nat (station move)
2016 – Nat & Cam (station events)
2017 – ??? & ???

Best or Worst Moustache
2013 – DJ JD
2014 – DJ Jeff E Jeff
2015 – Interstellar Sam
2016 – Uncle Doobie
2017 – ???

DJ AdRock Memorial Award for exceptional DJing
2012 – DJ Steel
2013 – DJ Saviour
2014 – The Nattyphysicist
2015 – DJ Jeff E Jeff
2016 – Moses Bogart
2017 – ???

Best Classic Show (3+ years running)
2013 – Mano A Mano
2014 – Mano A Mano
2015 – Mano A Mano
2016 – Mano A Mano
2017 – ???? ? ????

Most Original Program
2014 – The Agriculture Show
2015 – Blue Sky Horse Radio & Thanks for Listening to our show
2016 – Radio Absurdica
2017 – ???

Best Show Graphic (poster)
2015 – Audio Tsunami
2016 – Street Hop & Souljah Session
2017 – ??? (new 102.7 logo year)

FUNdraiser of the year
2016 – DJ Moses Bogart
2017 – ????

Best Culturally Diverse Show
2016 – Caribbean Spice
2017 – ????

 

Anyways, submit your votes! We will release the results in January!

I'm also going to be counting down the best releases of the year! If you know of something good that was released this year please let me know!


— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

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

December Fees

Hi Programmers!
First of all great work to our garage sale crew! $72 bucks is pretty good for people taking stuff that we want out of our space to make it look nicer in there!
Second, with December approaching this FRIDAY! please try and get your year end Cheques in! Some programmers have a difficult time getting in to the station during the Christmas and New Year Holidays so possibly submit your January Show Fees as well! January is always the most difficult time for the station. Usually due to rent increases.
Anyways Please try and get your show fees in! I hate sending out the Christmas emails of shows that are way behind.
Last, I wasn't able to get to the bank during November so I will be making a deposit Thursday night for all the November cheques and then sometime the week after for the December fees!
If there are any issues please let me know!


— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

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

Old Android Devices

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
www.soundfm.ca

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

Old Android Devices

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
www.soundfm.ca

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

Training cancel

Hi Programmers,

I have to cancel tonight's open training session. My car has been having a hard time starting with the new cold weather and I'm getting it fixed tonight so I can make it to work tomorrow. There is nobody scheduled for tonight but just incase there were going to be any drop ins.
The next open training session will be in two weeks: Sunday October 15 @9-10pm
If you have any questions or concerns about training please send them my way and if it's something I don't know I'll find out before the training session.
Keep up the great programming! I will admit usually I have a rotation of CKMS, CJIQ and CKWR on in my car and lately CKMS has been sounding way better to the point that I don't even check the other two!
Anyways, my next project that I'm looking to make a video for us remote broadcasting. Talk to you soon.
DJ Steel

Happy New Fiscal Year!

Hi Programmers,
I hope you are all doing well. The last few weeks of summer have been interesting ones at the station! On the air we have sounded amazing, The new Board of Directors, mainly the old board with the addition of Kevin H. (Welcome Kevin) is going to be embarking on some station fixes and upgrades. Please email: board@soundfm.ca or office@soundfm.ca before you change anything at the station or if something isn't working. I have hear that the station computer is not playing through the board, although that might be fixed now…So be prepared with some CD's or MP3's as you go in this week!
As we define the new roles of the board members at the next meeting, if there is something that you would like to work on or help with please email us (or me) and let us (or me) know!
That being said, it is coming on September and we should be getting our show fees in. At some point during September or early October I'm going to be contacting shows that are behind with their show fees and just letting them know where they are at! Remember Station policy is that shows that are two months behind and that have not contacted the board will have their show turned green.
What does green mean? Well it means that somebody else could purchase your time slot and bump your show! Yuck! We had our first instance of that recently; it was not fun.
The Schedule – being one of the things that needs fixing, because it is still not on the site will be fixed soon! I would like to welcome or re-welcome a few shows that joined recently:
First we started a bi-weekly training program on Sundays 9-10Pm if you feel that you need to receive training on ANYTHING at the station please let me know and if I can do the training I will help you out or if I don't know how to do it I will either learn it or arrange for someone who knows to help you out! This training time slot will be for new programmers or any current programmers who need some training.
Other…
Domingo is back! Doing Saturdays (12-2PM) and Sundays (1-3PM)
Ati is doing a new music show Sundays (3:30-4:30PM)
The Underground sound Project has moved from Thursday to Tuesday.
Nasha Kasha Joins Thursdays 11:30AM-12Noon right before Blue Sky Horse Radio!
Welcome to all these new and returning shows! And Welcome to Kevin joining the Board of Directors!

— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

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

Access: Late Night Early Morning

Hi Programmers,

This will not apply to 80% of you however for the 20% that it does apply to here is our temporary solution.
Currently the building personal have been locking the side door earlier – 10:00PM and their opening times are infrequent.
I have posted this in the station and here is a copy just in case you miss it. There is an entrance near the loading dock. The pass code is:
Pass Code: 4702
Check out the attached pathway to the station. The second floor is very nice! Thanks to Doctor J for helping to put this together.

— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

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

AGM & August Fees

Hi CKMS membership!

I apologise if you get this message more than once, I added a few email groups to this email.

The Board of Directors of CKMS – Radio Waterloo would like to invite you all to the AGM (Annual General Meeting). This is the BIG meeting held once per year.
When: Saturday August 5th 2017
Where: WPL – Waterloo Public Library
Time: 2:30 – 5:00
Who: all members of CKMS
For programmers it is important to get your show fees paid so that you can vote. There are many board positions available so if you think you want to learn more about Community Radio please put your name in. It is also important for you to be in "good standing" to be eligible for the board of directors.
We have some exciting announcements this year and we hope you cam make it!
Anyways, we hope to see you there! 
If you require a proxy…please let me know!

— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

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

Receipts & Show Fees

Hi programmers,
I just put a whole bunch of show receipts beside the drop box. Sorry that they are just in a pile! There should be all the receipts until mid June. If your receipt is missing and you need it let me know and I can send you a photo of the receipt. There are a few that aren't there yet because I had to go buy a new receipt book.
Show Fees!!
I have contacted all shows are owe show fees! Please get caught up! The Free Airtime slots are for shows who do not need to be contacted about fees….That is the incentive for the free airtime slot! In addition policy for owing more than two months of show fees is to have your spot changed to a green slot on the schedule meaning that it is available to be bumped. Try to get these show fees in ASAP. We will be discussing and changing shows towards the end of this month!
BECAUSE….it is about AGM time! It is important to have your show fees in order so that you can vote to change things with the station and to be eligible in case you want to join the board of directors!
This year we have a lot of spots on the Board of Directors opening! If you wanna help out to get this station going please think about running for a board position! If you have questions about what it entails then please send me an email!
Lastly keep up the great programming…I haven't had a chance to listen too much in July but in June I had it on in my house constantly and it was one awesome show after another. I think that the Golden MP3 awards will be difficult this year!
Cheers,


— 
Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member
www.soundfm.ca

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!