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golden record

The Golden Record consists of 115 analog-encoded photographs, greetings in 55 languages, a 12-minute montage of sounds on Earth and 90 minutes of music.

What would you put on a Golden Record?

40 years ago in 1977, CKMS radio and the Voyager spacecrafts were launched. in a few years, the spacecrafts will power down, as their nuclear power source dwindles. We trust CKMS will be broadcasting for many more years than that.

The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft. The records are thought to be able to remain intact for a billion years.
The records contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. Those records are considered as a sort of, time capsule.

Carl Sagan noted that “The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. The launching of this ‘bottle’ into the cosmic ‘ocean’ says something very hopeful about life on this planet.

Sagan and his associates assembled 115 images and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind, thunder and animals (including the songs of birds and whales). To this they added 30 musical selections from different cultures and eras, spoken greetings in 55 ancient and modern languages, and other human sounds, like footsteps and laughter.

Here is an excerpt of President Carter’s official statement placed on the Voyager spacecraft for its trip outside the Solar System, June 16, 1977:

We cast this message into the cosmos … Of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, some – perhaps many – may have inhabited planets and space faring civilizations. If one such civilization intercepts Voyager and can understand these recorded contents, here is our message: This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts, and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope some day, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination and our goodwill in a vast and awesome universe.

What would you put on a Golden Record?

So Old It’s New

This is Bald Boy. I host a classic rock album cuts show — So Old It’s New — on 102.7 Sound FM Radio, airing 8-10 pm Mondays. The show’s premise: Old bands, old tracks, old bands, their new tracks if they’re still releasing music. Mostly 1960s and 70s stuff, the era in which I grew up. But I’ll go with 80s, 90s, 2000s as well – Guns ‘N Roses, The Cult, Wolfmother, REM, you name it.  Prog and (70s) punk, too. Or whatever else strikes my fancy.

And I’ll play the occasional single you likely have not heard on commercial rock radio in many a moon, which is what prompted this show – my frustration with commercial rock radio not going beyond the same repetitive fare from the Stones, Zep, Purple and the like.

So with me, you’ll get the Stones’ Fingerprint File, not Start Me Up. You’ll get Zep’s Achilles Last Stand, not Stairway To Heaven.  I publish all my set lists here and also on Facebook (search for Bald Boy) and Twitter (Karlo Berkovich), including song clips.

Rebel Time Radio

Rebel Time Radio is a punk rock show with a (very!) political flavor. We play a wide variety of punk, hardcore, ska and oi while having a laugh at politicians and rich people. We’re anti-fascist, against sexism, want to wipe out homophobia and transphobia, and generally can’t stand when powerful people take advantage of others. In sum, these are rebel tunes for rebel times!

Tune in every Wednesday at 9 pm to fill your earholes with joy with our live shows, or catch our somewhat more polished podcasts, which go up pretty regularly on the Radio Waterloo website. You can also subscribe to our show on iTunes or find us on other podcatchers. Why not eh!?

Check out the Official Website of Rebel Time Records and maybe go give us a like on Facebook to stay up to date with all things to do with our high quality international music empire. You can listen to (and even purchase) amazing Rebel Time releases at our Bandcamp page. Request tunes, tell us about shows and your band, or send spam messages to rebeltimeradio@gmail.com. Enjoy the show!

New Toon Tuesday

New Toon Tuesdays on 102.7 CKMS radio is a show that show cases some of the best of our local Canadian music scene. this show is made for those looking to discover new music and the best part is we are not limited to one style so it will feel like your ipod is on shuffle mode!

artist interested in having tracks played and or interviews are welcome to contact us on social media

facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/pg/newtoontuesdays

Twitter: @newtoontues

MyAudioFace featuring Mr. K

Heavy metal, thrash metal, nu metal, whatever you wanna call it, it is on MyAudioFace.

On the air every Wednesday night from 10 to 11pm.

We love playing local bands. Send in your stuff!

Mr. K happily takes requests, new music submissions and communication of any kind via:

the MyAudioFace Facebook page: fb.me/myaudioface

the Twitter: @myaudioface

the email system: myaudioface@gmail.com

Just yell in the streets: MYAUDIOFAAAAAACE (at your own risk)

Past episodes of MAF available at http://fb.me/myaudioface