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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?


dan kellar


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:

apologies for any inconveniences caused over this.

dan kellar
ckms VP

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

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

CKMS’s Annual Friends of SoundFM Funding Drive – Sept 22nd-Oct 6th


From September 22nd to October 6th CKMS will be hosting our annual friends of SoundFM funding drive, and today I’m asking you to support Waterloo Region’s community and campus radio station as we head into our 40th year.

If you have the means please visit to find out how you can financially support the station, and become a member of the CKMS radio community.

Thank you for continuing to tune in to and supporting 100.3 SoundFM!


Honduras, Canada’s free trade, and assassinating the opposition

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This episode is an Interview with Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers on the group’s role in researching and exposing Canada’s ongoing role in supporting the post-coup governments in Honduras, including the horrific situation faced by Indigenous people and others opposed to the government’s environmental, economic, and social policies.

Raul discusses the ongoing resistance of people in Honduras, including many Indigenous communities to the corrupt post-coup governments despite being violently repressed, including the March 2016 targeted assassinations of Berta Cáceras and Nelson Noé García Laínez from the Civic Council of Popular …read more

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Grassy Narrows River Run 2016: Healthy river, healthy people!

To all land defenders and indigenous justice allies,

Please join us in Toronto at Queen’s Park on Thursday, June 2, 2016 at 12 noon to join Grassy Narrows in demanding Kathleen Wynne take action!
The Anishnaabe community of Asubpeeschoseewagong (Grassy Narrows) has asserted its sovereignty over its traditional territories (north of Kenora, ON) for time immemorial. The Women’s Drum Group in that community has successfully maintained the longest-running blockade of illegal logging in Canadian history, all through the leadership of grandmothers and women.
Grassy Narrows, as many of you will know, is well known for something …read more

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Canadian Delegation to Participate in the International Gathering Celebrating the Life of Berta Cáceres in Honduras

Press Relase April 12, 2016

Mining Watch Canada


(Ottawa/Montreal) Today, the ‘Canada Honduras Delegation for Justice, Land and Life’ is traveling to Tegucigalpa for the International Peoples Gathering ‘Berta Cáceres Lives’. First Nations women leaders, lawyers, filmmakers and solidarity activists make up the delegation that has been organized in the wake of the murder of Berta Cáceres’ on March 3rd, followed closely by her colleague Nelson Garcia’s murder on March 14th.

Berta Cáceres was a Indigenous, feminist and environmental activist and winner of …read more

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Dozens of Civil Society Organisations Demand Canadian Government Take Action on

from Brent Patterson’s blog on the Council of Canadian’s

The Council of Canadians has joined with MiningWatch Canada, Rights Action and numerous other organizations in sending a letter to the Canadian government following the murders of land defenders Berta Cáceres and Nelson Garcia, ongoing threats against the Council of Indigenous and Popular Organizations of Honduras (COPINH), and the precarious situation of Mexican activist Gustavo Castro, who witnessed Berta’s murder.

The letter says it is imperative that the Canadian government press publicly, and use every other means available, to demand Honduran authorities:

– Guarantee the security of all of the members …read more

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Supreme Court Grants Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Challenge to Line 9

The Supreme Court of Canada has set November 30th, 2016 to start hearing the appeal of the Line 9 approval.


Supreme Court Grants Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Challenge to Line 9: Community Hopeful of Meaningful Consultation with the Crown

MUNCEY, March 10, 2016 – the Supreme Court of Canada has granted the Chippewas of the Thames leave to appeal a decision of the Federal Court of Appeal relating to an Application before the National Energy Board to repurpose the Line 9 Pipeline.

At issue is whether the Crown exercised its duty to meaningfully consult …read more

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Justice For Beau Baker!!!!! End Police impunity!!!!!!

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This episode of KW Radio Basics we talk about police impunity. Topics explored include the murder of Beau Baker by police, as well as Waterloo Regional Police Services screening police complaints of the so called independent body overlooking policing known as the OIPRD in the case of Thornton.



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Discussion with Badee Dwaik

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Badee Dwaik, a hum rights defender in Palestine sits down and talks with us about the occupation of Palestine, g4s, the Oslo agreement and the need for Palestinians to control their own destiny. Badee Dwaik is the coordinator of Human Rights Defenders, and they can be contacted at



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Sing Hey! Love, Struggle, and Community with Janice Jo Lee

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Kitchener based artist Janice Jo Lee joins AW@L Radio in studio for a discussion on her new album Sing Hey and the cross Canada tour she is embarking on. Janice also shares her thoughts on building artistic communities and fostering healthy music scenes and we discuss some of the themes in her new album which cover a breadth of interconnected social justice issues.We also play several tracks from Sing Hey:1 – All the times you were silent, 2 – Rising, 3 – In the Breeze, 4 – Resilience From <a class="colorbox" …read more

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Press Release – Land Protectors Shut Down Enbridge’s Line 9 Near Aamjiwnaang!

This morning individuals have shut of the flow of oil on Enbridge’s line 9 pipeline. At 7:30 this morning, individuals used the manual hand wheel at a valve site to shut off the flow of oil through line 9 as an act of protest. They have locked themselves on site to prevent the operation of the pipeline.Line 9 is a highly contested tar sands pipeline that began shipping crude earlier this month between Sarnia and Montreal. Those involved assert that the operation of line 9 is a violation of indigenous sovereignty and treaty rights. “It’s clear …read more

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podcast: Criminalisation and Harassment of LGBTQ Prisoners in Kitchener’s Federal Prison.

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In early November 2015, the “Being Queer Is Not Illegal” campaign was launched by prisoner solidarity group GVI Watch. The group, acting in solidarity with the prisoners held at the Grand Valley Institute (GVI), a large federal prison for woman in Kitchener Ontario, was asking people to phone into the prison after prisoner reports of surging harassment , discrimination, and criminalisation of LGBTQ prisoners by guards.

In a November …read more

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LSPIRG’s “I Am Not A Costume” Campaign on Cultural Appropriation

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As Halloween approached, the Laurier Students Public Interest Research Group activated their “I Am Not A Costume” campaign, which included posters being put up around campus seeking to challenge students into thinking about the appropriateness and impacts of wearing stereotypical, racist, or culturally appropriative costumes while celebrating the eve. In addition to Vandalism of the posters, there was also a wave of aggressive and oppressive online backlash.

Today we speak with Mohammed Akbar, a staff member of LSPIRG, to get details about the campaign and reaction to it as well …read more

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An Evening for This Changes Everything – Support Indigenous Rights – Fight Line 9

Before the Friday 7pm showing of the This Changes Everything documentary at Princess Cinemas, hear Chippewas of the Thames band councilor and educator Myeengun Henry speak about resource developments and the line 9 pipeline, and Indigenous rights. 5:30pm at Waterloo Town Square.

from press release: Join Chippewas of the Thames Band Councillor, and respected Elder Myeengun Henry for the opening of Avi Lewis and Naomi Klein’s film “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. The Climate” on October 9 at 5:30 PM at Waterloo Town Square. After a short rally we will march to Princess Cinemas where Myeengun will say a few …read more

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Indigenous women Shut Down Energy East Pipeline consultation hearing.

First Nations vow to protect lands and waters stating no consent means no


Montreal — First Nations women and supporters sent a clear message to TransCanada this Wednesday evening that the Energy East pipeline is not welcome through First Nations lands. “What we want TransCanada to understand is that no means no. This is Kanien’ke, this is Mohawk Land and we are tired of occupation, we are tired of environmental disaster.” said Amanda Lickers at Wednesday night’s hearing. “This is our land and we are going to protect it.”

Amanda Lickers and Vanessa Gray were 2 of several …read more

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Enbridge Line 9 Work Disrupted as Demonstrators Demand an End to Tar Sands, Fracking

Port Hope — Opponents of Enbridge’s Line 9 Tar Sands and fracking pipeline
are in Port Hope at the site of testing operations of the controversial
pipeline. Enbridge is conducting newly mandated hydrostatic testing on
three segments of the 40-year-old pipeline before the company can be
permitted to pump bitumen through it. Activists maintain that this testing
in no way mitigates Line 9’s impacts.

“Running water through a few spots in this aging pipeline doesn’t mean it
won’t break, and moveover it does nothing to address the devastation
wrought by the tar sands and fracking fields,” says demonstrator Niloofar
Gol. “We are opposed to Enbridge’s …read more

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Food Systems, Indigenous Rights, And Aging Pipelines – Local Food BBQ Fundraiser for Chippewas of the Thames Line 9 Legal Challenge

*What: Food Systems, Indigenous Rights, And Aging Pipelines – Local Food
BBQ Fundraiser for Chippewas of the Thames Line 9 Legal Challenge*

*When: Sunday August 23rd, 1pm in Victoria Park* (at the back of the park
near the picnic/children’s area)
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Are you interested in local food systems, clean water, and a healthy,
vibrant environment? Do you want to learn more about the Grand River
watershed and the treaties that bind us as residents of this land? If so,
then come to the No Line 9 fundraiser barbeque **this Sunday, August 23,
1pm, in Victoria Park**.

The barbeque will be raising funds for the legal challenge being …read more

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Article: Enbridge and the National Energy Board Push To Open Line 9 Ahead of Legal Challenge by Indigenous Community

Ahead of the June 16th court date for the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation, Rachel Avery and Dan Kellar of the Grand River Media Collective have written an article for the Media Coop discussing the federal appeal, constitutional responsibilities, third party consultation, as well as the ongoing risks associated with the Line 9 pipeline reversal project.

To read the article, click the following link:…

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