Category Archives: Music Submissions

Music Review: Audio Boffins

From the depths of a dark alley in Canada comes the electronic infused, percussion driven, solo album by Jeff McKenna called Audio Boffins. If you have been looking for the elixir to take you to the next realm this is it! Audio Boffins is a continual experiment of sound and electronics that was recorded between Robot Apocalypse sessions in the infamous UpTown secret concert spot called “Down the Alley”.
The warmly dark album is sure to comfort your during the darkest of winter days! Sit back and enjoy!

5/5
5/5

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

who put on the crackling fire as the audio output and left the studio?

hi programmers,

just a reminder to leave on the airtime channel as the only active audio
when you leave the studio.

this even applies if it is dead air.

please do not leave a cd on repeat, a youtube playlist going , or a real
long audio clip playing on the computer as this requires physical,
on-site intervention to fix and other programmers who do not program
their show from the studio wont be able to air their show unless someone
turns off the other channels.

on a related topic is anyone available to turn on the airtime channel
and turn off the “cracking fire with christmas music” before 8am tuesday?

thanks,

dan kellar

CKMS VP

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

Radio show

Airtime shows scheduled content already.
Maybe your attempts were successful.
And it is true the computer is slow.
js

On 10/6/2017 6:54 PM, Pablo DJ wrote:

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Hi team,
Can you please a recording to my time slot, maybe one of the Beta ones. 
I’m trying to do it from where I am but either the connection here is terrible (up north) or the computer at the station is slow when listing media. 
The show is at 7pm. 
Please let me know. 
Pablo 

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

Interview

Done!

On 9/27/2017 1:51 PM, Siempre Ati wrote:

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Hey Dear Ones.  How is Autumn so far?


I have another wonderful interview for your enjoyment and I hope you don’t miss this one.  Please contact:  Ola Mazzuca at:  ola@indoorrecess.com.


Have fun with this one! 

 

Hope you’re enjoying the week! Wanted to send you a note about JUNO Award-winning Canadian guitarist/songwriter/producer, Jesse Cook. He will be Kitchener on November 15 for a show at Centre in the Square sharing music from his new album, Beyond Borders, and I would love if we could set up an interview with him around the show, or while he is in town. Would you be interested in setting something up within the coming weeks? Jesse is an incredible performer, so I’d be happy to request a spot on the media list if you’d like to check out the concert, as well.

 

Beyond Borders was released on September 15 via eOne and follows the success of Jesse’s previous album, One World, and blends a variety of global elements, blurring lines between sound and style. I’ve included a link to the stream below so you can check it out, in addition to more great stories and details about the album. Two years in the making (with Jesse writing, arranging and recording the music in his home studio in Toronto), the album explores a sonic landscape undefined by geography, ethnicity and genres, as Jesse adds his unique, contemporary nuances through his distinct and intricate guitar style. The album’s first single, Double Dutch, exemplifies this with rhythms of Spain and Cuba, and salsa styles influenced by Miami and New York, over a djembe line – it has a great music video you can check out below. Born in Paris to Canadian parents, Jesse has recorded in seven countries on three continents, collaborating with Egyptian, Colombian, Brazilian, African and Armenian musicians to develop a singular synthesis of flamenco, jazz, R&B, electronic and world music. A father of two, master barista, filmmaker and world traveler, he has released 10 albums to-date, garnering eleven JUNO nominations – and a win for 2001’s Free Fall – in the World Music and Instrumental categories. I have attached Jesse’s bio, and included the latest press release announcing the album below my signature for more details. Please let me know what you think.

  

Thanks!

Ola


Beyond Borders album stream (confidential – please do not share/post): https://soundcloud.com/jessecookhq/sets/beyond-borders/s-LGFJ0

Hembra music video – directed and produced by Jesse on-site in Cartagena, Colombia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i9srZFMhCZU

Double Dutch music videohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOjctd1mNME

Lost music videohttps://www.dropbox.com/s/ubqdmjdz23fe07k/Lost.mp4?dl=0

 

The album’s first single, Double Dutch, exemplifies this with rhythms of Spain and Cuba, and salsa styles influenced by Miami and New York, over a djembe line – it has a great music video you can check out here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOjctd1mNME. It features Egyptian vocalist, Maryem Tollar, who adds improvised melodies to the track. A Mi Nina is a slow flamenco/rumba solo piece from Jesse, which was recorded in one take in a small studio in his countryside cabin, and is an ode to Jesse’s daughter, as it his her favourite song. Another track to start with includes funk and tabla-accented Wisdom of a Thousand Years, which was co-written with Bulgarian vocalist, Tamar Ilana, and features violinist, Chris Church. Jesse is not only a musician but a filmmaker that produces, shoots and edits his own videos – he recently traveled to Cartagena, Colombia, the hometown of his collaborator, Juan Medrano, to film the video for Hembra:  https://youtu.be/i9srZFMhCZU.


Peace & Love!



Siempre Ati.


Music Director.

Dead Air?

Nothing scheduled in the Mega Mix time slot.
The next show at 4 has content.
Remember programmers,,,, if your not in studio you are still responsible for content in your slot.
Or else please notify tech@soundfm.ca you will not be able to do either.
js

On 9/23/2017 3:16 PM, masontikl@gmail.com wrote:

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There’s dead air now on the station, any reason? I’m running errands now and might be able to do something to fix it if necessary.
Sent from my BlackBerry 10 smartphone.

Fwd: Media Advisory – Building Up Kitchener with Innovative New Programs and Services

Hey Nat,
I’ll come in for the event.
I’ll take some pictures, and record some audio.
Should I get bold and suggest an LTA?
js

On 9/6/2017 8:42 PM, Nat Persaud wrote:

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Tomorrow morning I will be attending the following event to recognize our grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The grant will help improve a lot of things at the station as well as add video capabilities to the studio. If anyone can attend tomorrow, I am looking for someone to take photos or video. It’s from 10 to 10:30 AM.

Thanks,

Nat

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From: Rebecca Wagner <rwagner@liberal.ola.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:11 AM
Subject: Media Advisory – Building Up Kitchener with Innovative New Programs and Services
To: Rebecca Wagner <rwagner@liberal.ola.org>

 

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Building Up Kitchener with Innovative New Programs and Services

 

Media Advisory                                                                                                                    September 6, 2017

 

Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile and the Ontario Trillium Foundation will recognize local organizations that are building healthy and vibrant communities with seed investment grants.  Photo opportunities will follow.            

 

Date:  September 7, 2017                      

 

Time:  10:00am – 10:30am                              

 

Location:  84 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L7           

 

Parking:  Market Square or the Benton & Charles Street parkade, or street parking.              

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Contact Information: 

Rebecca Wagner, Office of MPP Daiene Vernile | rwagner@liberal.ola.org | 519-579-5460   

 

 

 

Rebecca Wagner   

Office of Daiene Vernile, MPP Kitchener Centre

379 Queen Street South Unit 3, Kitchener ON N2G 1W6      

T: 519.579.5460 | F: 519.579.2121 | E: rwagner@liberal.ola.org      

 

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Fwd: Media Advisory – Building Up Kitchener with Innovative New Programs and Services

Tomorrow morning I will be attending the following event to recognize our grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The grant will help improve a lot of things at the station as well as add video capabilities to the studio. If anyone can attend tomorrow, I am looking for someone to take photos or video. It's from 10 to 10:30 AM.

Thanks,

Nat

———- Forwarded message ———-
From: Rebecca Wagner <rwagner@liberal.ola.org>
Date: Wed, Sep 6, 2017 at 9:11 AM
Subject: Media Advisory – Building Up Kitchener with Innovative New Programs and Services
To: Rebecca Wagner <rwagner@liberal.ola.org>

 

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Building Up Kitchener with Innovative New Programs and Services

 

Media Advisory                                                                                                                    September 6, 2017

 

Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile and the Ontario Trillium Foundation will recognize local organizations that are building healthy and vibrant communities with seed investment grants.  Photo opportunities will follow.            

 

Date:  September 7, 2017                      

 

Time:  10:00am – 10:30am                              

 

Location:  84 Frederick Street, Kitchener, ON N2H 2L7           

 

Parking:  Market Square or the Benton & Charles Street parkade, or street parking.              

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Contact Information: 

Rebecca Wagner, Office of MPP Daiene Vernile | rwagner@liberal.ola.org | 519-579-5460   

 

 

 

Rebecca Wagner   

Office of Daiene Vernile, MPP Kitchener Centre

379 Queen Street South Unit 3, Kitchener ON N2G 1W6      

T: 519.579.5460 | F: 519.579.2121 | E: rwagner@liberal.ola.org      

 

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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

Dead air

hi all,

there is a technical issue with our system right now, and the tech team is working through it.

we are hoping things will resolve and we will be back on air asap.

to access airtime for the time being go to: http://76.71.22.61

apologies for any inconveniences caused over this.

dan kellar
ckms VP

On 2017-07-05 20:52, dan lynn wrote:

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Hey, I’m at the station about to do my show. Restarted the laptop, asking for a login. Also whatever is playing on airtime is cutting out every second or two