All posts by Jeff Stager

episode 223 agriculture show july 10 2018

Jim Irvine, Devon Homick, Brian Henze, Bruce Thomson, and Tim Laatsch all come by our “live to air” table. We are at the Bringing You What’s Next In Your Field The 2018 Tour.  Check out and

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episode 220 agriculture show june 5 2018

Laura Green, Linda Humphries, and Katherine Grieve visit our studio today.  Oxford 4-H is our topic. We have music, guest bios, and talking about agriculture and 4-H. We drill in on 4-H as a youth activity in Ontario, as a club in Oxford County, and about a new club about media this year. Our playlist:

  • Small Towns and Big Dreams by Paul Brandt
  • Friends With Tractors by Rodney Atkins
  • Get Together by The Youngbloods
  • Crazy by Patsy Cline
  • Medley by Don Messer
  • Centerfield by John Fogerty

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episode 219 agriculture show may 29 2018

Phil Holst is with us today in studio. Phil brings us news from Ducks Unlimited Canada  Our playlist:

  • Could I have This Dance by Anne Murray
  • Bidin’ My Time  by Gene MacLellan
  • Ventura Highway by America
  • Snowbird by Anne Murray
  • Forever Young by The Tenors

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episode 216 agriculture show april 10 2018

Danielle Stewart is our guest today. Danielle is a health and safety consultant specializing in workplace mental health working with  This is our playlist:

  • Best of You by The Foo Fighters
  • Our Lady of Peace by Clumsy
  • Lullaby by Billy Joel
  • Easy Silence by The Dixie Chicks
  • Shake It Off by Taylor Swift

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episode 215 agriculture show march 27 2018

Wendell Schumm and Christine Schoonderwoerd of are back in the studio. Wendell and Christine were last here for  You can check out their podcasts at  or at  Our playlist:

  • Fishin’ in the Dark by The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band
  • Walk This Way by Aerosmith
  • 40 Hour Week for a Living by Alabama
  • Hurt by Johnny Cash
  • Castle on the Hill by Ed Sheeran
  • Online by Brad Paisley

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episode 214 agriculture show march 20 2018

Mark Smuck from is our guest today. Mark is Deputy Fire Chief and Director of Community Services in the Township. Our playlist:

  • Dead Skunk In The Middle Of The Road by Loudan Wainwright
  • For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield
  • Ode to Billy Joe by Bobby Gentry
  • It Don’t Come Easy by Ringo Starr
  • It’s A Great Day To Be Alive by Travis Tritt

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episode 213 agriculture show march 15 2018

Kathryn Enders is our guest today. Kathryn works at  The OFT works to preserve Ontario’s farmland.   Our playlist;

  • Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell
  • Radioactive by Imagine Dragons
  • Kick The Dust Up by Luke Bryant
  • Escarpment Blues by Sarah Harmer
  • Rain Is A Good Thing by Luke Bryant

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episode 212 agriculture show mar 6 2018

Barry Hill is our guest this week. Barry has been involved in many groups and activities. Check these links. Nomination to the Ontario Agricultural Hall of Fame  Past president of the Ontario Crop and Soil Improvement Association   Chapel Committee Chair  Original Board Member of Integrated Grain Processors Co-operative Inc

Our playlist:

  • Hello Darlin’ by Conway Twitty
  • Object of My Affection by Micky Gilley
  • Everything is Beautiful by Floyd Cramer
  • Pipe organ by St Pauls Cathedral
  • Cindy Lou by Mark LaForme

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episode 211 agriculture show feb 13 2018

Janet Fleming and Sue Hilborn bring to The Agriculture Show news of an upcoming production of Kai The Barbarian  in Embro late March.  We talk about lots of things about agriculture as well. Our Playlist was a CD called Fly Like Swallows produced by Cambridge artist Allison Lupton.

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episode 210 agriculture show feb 6 2018

David Banbury is in the studio today from  Check out this Youtube of a speaker Dave really likes from the links on the grasslands site.  Our Playlist:

  • Fields of Gold by Eva Cassidy
  • It’s My Life by Bon Jovi
  • With or Without You by U2
  • Save Tonight by Eagle Eye Cherry
  • Ordinary Day by Great Big Sea

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episode 209 agriculture show jan 30 2018

Bruce Butter, Janine Lunn, Jackie Kelly-Pemberton, and Brian Gilroy sit down for a few minutes with The Agriculture Show . It’s good to hear about agriculture from the people who do this ag thing.

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episode 208 agriculture show jan 16 2018

Robert Shantz and Jason Atwater are in the studio today. You can learn more about what they do.    Our playlist:

  • Chicago Fire Suite by Atli Orvarsson
  • Kick Start my Heart by Motley Crue
  • Big Red Truck ( A Firefighters Life) by John Riggins
  • Burnin’ It Down by Jason Aldean
  • The Firefighter Song by Paul Cummings

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episode 207 agriculture show jan 9 2018

Gord Grant and Mark Reusser are in studio today for episode 207. It’s a tradition of The Agriculture Show to bring our first guests in at the beginning of a new season. Our playlist:

  • City of New Orleans by Arlo Guthrie
  • Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot
  • Chattanooga Choo-Choo by Glen Miller
  • Flying CPR by Stompin’ Tom
  • Freight Train by Joan Baez
  • Wreck of 97 by Boxcar Willie
  • Once I Built A Railroad by Tom Waites

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episode 206 agriculture show nov 20 2017

The Ontario Federation of Agriculture held their AGM in Toronto in 2017. This episode is made up of three interviews during the show. Thanks go to Steve Fonger, Henry Swiernga, and Mike Schreiner.

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episode 205 agriculture show oct 16 2017

The North Dumfries/Waterloo Plowmens Association held their banquet and awards night at The Grand Valley Golf Club near Cambridge. Special guests from the and the North Dumfries school fair were invited.

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episode 204 agriculture show october 19 2017

The Waterloo Federation of Agriculture held their AGM at in New Hamburg.  Kelly Daynard from was the guest speaker. There were presentations from Waterloo 4-H, Waterloo Junior Farmers, and Waterloo Farm Safety Day.

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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?

The text below was spoken by Kurt Waldheim, the Secretary General of the United Nations.

I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system into the universe seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and all its inhabitants are but a small part of the immense universe that surrounds us and it is with humility and hope that we take this step.

Here is that recording as well as recordings by other speakers. Feel free to send me your recording of the same text.

Original Waldheim recording

The recording in Korean by Jay Jeong  2018



More info on the Golden Record. This is the show opening clip.

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?

episode 203 agriculture show oct 10 2017

Rick Dunnett  is the guest today of The Agriculture Show. Rick is very involved with plowing matches locally and provincially.    Our playlist:

  • Talladega by Eric Church
  • Night Moves by Bob Seeger
  • Hotel California by The Eagles
  • No Sugar Tonight by The Guess Who
  • The Weight by The Band

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Radio show

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

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

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. 



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

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:

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.




Beyond Borders album stream (confidential – please do not share/post):

Hembra music video – directed and produced by Jesse on-site in Cartagena, Colombia:

Double Dutch music video

Lost music video


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: 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:

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 you will not be able to do either.

On 9/23/2017 3:16 PM, wrote:“>

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.

episode 202 agriculture show sept 12 2017

The Agriculture Show is live at in Woodstock. Two of our four guests are in this picture, Marvin Talsma and Jenna MacDougall. The other guests are Dan Wright and Mark Kerry.  Here are some other great links.  Our Playlist:

  • Wheat Kings by The Tragically Hip
  • YYZ by Rush
  • The Journey by Paul Brandt
  • Bad by U2

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episode 201 agriculture show aug 29 2017

Today’s show was a remote live-to-air from the Pioneer Agronomy Centre south of Ayr Ontario.  There were many great speakers about agriculture. L to R in the picture, Adam Gaspar, Ashley Pfister, Jeff Stager, Rachel Faust, Erin Calhoun, and Ali Aziz.  Other speakers were Scott Cressman , Kaye McLagan, and Sean Dunnett. Some of the music selections were Shania Twain, Jason McLean, The Irish Rovers, and Johnny Cash.

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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?

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

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.



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




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.              




Contact Information: 

Rebecca Wagner, Office of MPP Daiene Vernile | | 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:      




episode 200 agriculture show aug 21 2017

Denise Hockaday is in our studio today. Denise lives in the Region of  Waterloo and works for Today is our 200th show and also a solar eclipse in North America.  WOW!  Our playlist:

  • I’m In A Hurry (And Don’t Know Why) by Alabama
  • Roar by Katy Perry
  • Leavin’ by Paul Brandt
  • Closing Time by Semisonic
  • Home by The Piano Guys

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