CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo (elongated teal rectangle with yellow and black sunflower on the left and black text on the right and empty space at the bottom)

Directors and Coordinators

For general inquiries, music submissions, press releases, public service announcements, &c please contact office@radiowaterloo.ca (or use the Contact Form)

The next regular Radio Waterloo Board of Directors meeting will be held from 7:00pm to 9:00pm on Wednesday, 21 February 2024 at the CKMS-FM studio, 114B-283 Duke Street West, Kitchener, and also online at https://radiowaterloo.ca/meeting. All members are invited.

The next Programming Committee meeting is at 8:30pm on Sunday, 18 February 2024, held online at https://radiowaterloo.ca/progcom. All programmers and show hosts are invited.

Directors

Directors were acclaimed at the Annual General Meeting on Saturday, 26 August 2023 for the 2023–2025 term, and at the AGM on Sunday, 21 August 2022 for the 2022–2024 term. Director positions and Committee Coordinators for 2023–2024 were determined at the Board of Directors meeting on 25 September 2023.

The number of Directors on the Board was reduced from eleven to nine at the AGM on 26 August 2023.

You can reach all Board members at board@radiowaterloo.ca.

2023 – 2024

Name Director Position Committee Coordinator Term
Indira Singh
indira@indirasingh.com
2023 — 2025
Jenniefer Stronge
jenniefer@radiowaterloo.ca
Outreach
Carmelo Farruggio
carmelo@radiowaterloo.ca
Vice-President
Jeff Stager
jeff@radiowaterloo.ca
Treasurer Programming,
Finance
Richard Giles
richard@radiowaterloo.ca
Music
Nat Persaud
nat@radiowaterloo.ca
President Tech and Space,
Policy
2022 — 2024
Gary Van Osch
gary@radiowaterloo.ca
Secretary Tech and Space
Alex Smart
alex@radiowaterloo.ca
(vacant)      

Director Leonard Ro resigned effective January 2024.

 ^  Committees

Committees are teams of volunteers who handle the operation of Radio Waterloo. If you’d like to help out, please contact the Committee Coordinators. Committees should be no more than five people, including the Coordinator.

 ↑  Music

E-mail: musicom@radiowaterloo.ca (Not for submitting music! See How To Submit Music)
Coordinator: Richard Giles

  • Get music that’s been submitted both on digital and physical media, and make available to the programmers
  • Review new music, create music charts for !earshot Online
  • Give feedback to record labels
  • Arrange interviews

Members:

  • Rob McKenna
  • Bob Jonkman (Digital Music Library)
  • Jenniefer Stronge
  • Gary Van Osch
  • Emma Schuster
  • Jordan Kalist

 ↑  Programming


Coordinator: Jeff Stager jeff@radiowaterloo.ca

  • Train new members
  • Maintain the on-air schedule and waiting list
  • Ensure program and music logs are completed and stored

Members:

  • Dan Kellar
  • Bob Jonkman (Schedule Tech)
  • Andy Nagpal
  • Dylan Bravener
  • Nat Persaud
  • Gary Van Osch

 ↑  Tech and Space

E-mail: techcom@radiowaterloo.ca
Coordinators: Gary Van Osch and Nat Persaud

  • Ensure compliance to: logging, emergency broadcast
  • Maintain broadcast uptime at less than 30s silence during required times
  • Keep gear working
  • Create user email accounts
  • Maintain website updates
  • Keep the studio clean
  • Make the space inviting

Members:

  • Bob Jonkman
  • Dylan Bravener
  • Jeff Stager
  • Dan Kellar
  • Mason Tikl
  • Gary Van Osch

 ↑  Finance

E-mail: treasurer@radiowaterloo.ca
Coordinated by the Treasurer: Jeff Stager

  • Ensure financial books are kept
  • Provide financial status at each board meeting: budget performance, outstanding show fees
  • Prepare yearly budget
  • Ensure tax returns are completed and submitted on time

Members:

  • Nat Persaud
  • Andy Nagpal
  • Indira Singh

 ↑  Policy

Coordinator: Nat Persaud nat@radiowaterloo.ca

  • Write and update Radio Waterloo policies
  • Co-ordinate policy with external agencies, eg. CRTC, Industry Canada

Members:

  • Dan Kellar

 ↑  Outreach / Fundraising / Promotion / Advertising

E-mail: outreach@radiowaterloo.ca
Coordinator: Jenniefer Stronge

  • Inform potential supporters about Radio Waterloo: listeners, volunteers, programmers, members, donors
  • Maintain an outreach kit for events (banner, handouts, tent, activities)
  • Book all events and organize volunteers
  • Manage social media
  • Meet fundraising budget
  • Organize yearly on-air funding drive
  • Create and sell merchandise through the website and at outreach events
  • Manage Sponsorship agreements
  • Execute advertising packages

Members:

  • Carmelo Farruggio
  • Nat Persaud
  • Yasin Dewji
  • Felix Grande
  • Gary Van Osch
  • Richard Giles
  • Jeff Stager

 ↑  CKMS Newsroom

E-mail: news@radiowaterloo.ca
News Pages: https://radiowaterloo.ca/news
Lieutenant of News: Dan Kellar dan@radiowaterloo.ca

  • The CKMS Newsroom works to provide a deeper analysis of the issues that impact our communities, than which the mainstream news sources provide.
  • The CKMS Newsroom is comprised of volunteers and freelance journalists.

Members:

  • Bob Jonkman

 ^  Day Liaisons

Day Liaisons were dropped in April 2022. Instead, there will be a regular Members Drop-In to be held during the Programming Committee Training sessions. Currently these are held online at https://radiowaterloo.ca/progcom/ every Sunday at 8:30pm.

 ^  Previous Boards of Directors

2022 – 2023

Name Director Position Committee Coordinator Term
Nat Persaud
nat@radiowaterloo.ca
President Tech and Space 2022 – 2024
Gary Van Osch
gary@radiowaterloo.ca
Secretary Tech and Space
Leonard Ro
leonard@radiowaterloo.ca
Music
Alex Smart
alex@radiowaterloo.ca
Carmelo Farruggio
carmelo@radiowaterloo.ca
Vice-President Outreach/Fundraising 2021 – 2023
Jeff Stager
jeff@radiowaterloo.ca
Treasurer Programming,
Finance
Andy Nagpal
andy@radiowaterloo.ca
Indira Singh
indira@indirasingh.com
(vacancy) 2022-2023
(vacancy)
(vacancy)

Director Bob Jonkman resigned in August 2022.

Director Dan Kellar resigned as a Director on the Board in March 2023 to work on CKMS Community News. He continues his role as CKMS Newsroom Coordinator and Policy Coordinator.

 ↑  2021 – 2022

Name Director Position Committee Coordinator Term
Nat Persaud
nat@radiowaterloo.ca
President Tech and Space 2020 – 2022
Mokshi Virk
mokshi@radiowaterloo.ca
Vice President
Yasin Dewji
yasin@radiowaterloo.ca
Fundraising
Andy Nagpal
andy@radiowaterloo.ca
Treasurer Finance 2021 – 2023
Bob Jonkman
bob@radiowaterloo.ca
Secretary
Dan Kellar
dan@radiowaterloo.ca
Policy, Newsroom
Indira Singh
indira@indirasingh.com
Carmelo Farruggio
carmelo@radiowaterloo.ca
Outreach
Jeff Stager
jeff@radiowaterloo.ca
Programming
Christian Shingiro
christian@radiowaterloo.ca
2022
(Appointment)
Leonard Ro
leonard@radiowaterloo.ca
Music

Director Cameron Vannatter resigned in October 2021.

Director Rob McKenna resigned in March 2022.

Christian Shingiro was appointed to the Board of Directors on 8 April 2022.

Leonard Ro was appointed to the Board of Directors on 4 May 2022.

 ↑  2020 – 2021

Name Director Position Committee Coordinator Term
Andy Nagpal
andy@radiowaterloo.ca
Treasurer Finance 2019 – 2021
Bob Jonkman
bob@radiowaterloo.ca
Secretary
Dan Kellar
dan@radiowaterloo.ca
Policy
Indira Singh
indira@indirasingh.com
Narendra Grover
narendra@radiowaterloo.ca
Jeff Stager
jeff@radiowaterloo.ca
Programming 2020 – 2021
(Appointments)
Jenniefer Stronge
jenniefer@radiowaterloo.ca
Nat Persaud
nat@radiowaterloo.ca
President Tech and Space 2020 – 2022
Mokshi Virk
mokshi@radiowaterloo.ca
Vice President
Rob McKenna
rob@radiowaterloo.ca
Music
Yasin Dewji
yasin@radiowaterloo.ca
Fundraising
Cameron Vannatter
cam@radiowaterloo.ca
Outreach Ex Officio (non-voting)

Director May Cooper resigned in December 2020, the Board appointed Jeff Stager to fill the vacancy.

Director Sherice Alishaw resigned in January 2021, the Board appointed Jenniefer Stronge to fill the vacancy.

 ↑  2019 – 2020

Name Director Position Committee Coordinator Term
Nat Persaud
nat@radiowaterloo.ca
President Tech and Space 2018 – 2020
Jenniefer Stronge
yenniefer@radiowaterloo.ca
Vice President
Rob McKenna
rob@radiowaterloo.ca
Music
Dylan Bravener
dylan@radiowaterloo.ca
Yasin Dewji
yasin@radiowaterloo.ca
Fundraising
Dan Kellar
dan@radiowaterloo.ca
Policy 2019 – 2021
Indira Singh
Andy Nagpal
andy@radiowaterloo.ca
Treasurer Finance
Bob Jonkman
bob@radiowaterloo.ca
Secretary
Narendra Grover
narendra@radiowaterloo.ca
Outreach
Jordan Dorans
jordan@radiowaterloo.ca
Jeff Stager
jeff@radiowaterloo.ca
Programming Ex Officio

 ↑  2018 – 2019

Name Director Position Committee Coordinator
Nat Persaud
nat@radiowaterloo.ca
President Tech+Space
Dan Kellar
dan@radiowaterloo.ca
Vice President Policy
Rob McKenna
rob@radiowaterloo.ca
Treasurer Music
Bob Jonkman
bob@radiowaterloo.ca
Secretary
Dylan Bravener
dylan@radiowaterloo.ca
Director-At-Large
Yasin Dewji
yasin@radiowaterloo.ca
Director-At-Large Fundraising
Narendra Grover
narendra@radiowaterloo.ca
Director-At-Large
Jenniefer Stronge
yenniefer@radiowaterloo.ca
Director-At-Large
Jordan Dorans
jordan@radiowaterloo.ca
Director-At-Large Programming
Cam Vannatter
cam@radiowaterloo.ca
Director-At-Large Outreach
(Vacant)
Andy Nagpal Ex-Officio Finance (interim)

 ↑  2016 — 2017

Name Director Position Committee Coordinator
Nat Persaud
nat@soundfm.ca
President Tech
Dan Kellar
dan@soundfm.ca
Vice President
Rob McKenna
rob@soundfm.ca
Treasurer Finance, Music
Kevin Hiebert
kevin@soundfm.ca
Secretary Fundraising
Jenniefer Stronge
yenniefer@radiowaterloo.ca
Director at Large
Carlo Farruggio Director at Large Outreach
Jeff Stager Director at Large
Jordan Dorans Director at Large
Cameron Vannatter
cam@soundfm.ca
Director at Large Space

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