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Radio Waterloo has been your community radio station since 1978! Contact us at office@radiowaterloo.ca

Spring 2024 Fundraising Drive

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CKMS wants to continue offering a place for community members to have their voices heard on the FM dial and for that we are once again asking for your support.

CKMS has more than 45 locally produced shows made by volunteer hosts from Waterloo region. We also have a professional newsroom covering stories in our community by reporters who live here.

CKMS is a nonprofit radio station with the mission of empowering Waterloo region through radio!

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2023 Golden MP3 Award Winners

You are invited! | CKMS Golden MP3 Awards Party 2024 | At Ouroboros Sports Lounge | Refreshments 5pm | Awards 6pm | Live Performances 7pm | * Burnaby * Eddy * Tristan Stronge * HolliZay * | DJ: Carmelo & Nattyphysicist | MARCH.9.2024 | 101 Hazelglen Dr. Kitchener | CKMS-FM 102.7 RADIOWATERLOO.CA The Golden MP3 Awards were awarded at the CKMS Golden MP3 Awards Party 2024 held at the Ouroboros Sports Lounge on 9 March 2024. And also on 10 March 2024, since the party went long into the night.

There was entertainment by Jordan Kalist, Atomica, Tristan Stronge, Eddy Cabral, Burnaby, and HolliZay, with DJ Natty Physicist and DJ Carmelo filling in between sets. And the evening was Live-To-Air on CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo, so a good time was had by all, even those who couldn’t be there in person.

Coral Andrews response to recognition of 45 years at CKMS

Radio Waterloo audio: coral-andrews-golden-MP3-awards-march-9-2024.mp3, 2m54s, 2 MBytes

 

Radio Waterloo Video: 2024-Golden-MP3-Awards-videos.mp4, 1m48s, 133 MBytes

The 2023 Golden MP3 Award Winners

DJ AdRock Memorial Award
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | DJ AdRock Memorial Award | 2012 - DJ Steel | 2013 - DJ Saviour | 2014 - The NattyPhysicist | 2015 - DJ Jeff E Jeff | 2016 - Moses Bogart | 2017 - Pete Fowler | 2018 - DJ Raph Kanai | 2019 - Francis Claire | 2020 - Indira Singh | 2021 - Late Night Vibes | 2023 - Father To Son
DJ AdRock Memorial Award: 2023 – Father To Son

The DJ Adrock Memorial Award for Exceptional DJing goes to 2G1WKBA Indie rock round composition. Color illustration of music-related objects such as guitar, sound amplifier, rock inscriptions. Template for posterFather To Son, hosted by Ben Van Osch and Gary Van Osch.

LP Show
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best LP Show | 2013 - Mano A Mano | 2014 - Mano A Mano | 2015 - Mano A Mano | 2016 - Mano A Mano | 2017 - So Old it's New | 2018 - Rebel Time Radio | 2019 - Souljah Sessions | 2020 - Denim Entertainment | 2021 - Street Hop | 2023 - Interzone
Best LP Show: 2023 – Interzone

The LP Show is awarded to a great Long Playing show that has been on the air for three or more years. It goes to (colour solarized photo of a woman with long hair, looking a bit surprised)Interzone, hosted by Squeeky Submersive.

Freshest Beats
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Freshest Beats | 2013 - Friday Night Rockabilly | 2014 - The Electrifying Sessions | 2015 - The Lost Indie City | 2016 - Ska Party/Radio Hootenany | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - Requiem For Rock | 2019 - Golden Record | 2020 - Changemakers Without Borders & Val Scheer's Eclectic Garage | 2021 - Truth Radio | 2023 - Through The Static
Freshest Beats: 2023 – Through The Static

Freshest Beats is awarded to a show in the first three years of existence: Through The Static (black letters on a background of B&W television static, with a sound waveform running between the words)Through The Static hosted by Jordan Kalist.

Community Radio Award
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Community Radio Award | 2013 - DJ Zach (Highbrau) | 2014 - Moses Bogart (local 1/2 hr.) | 2015 - DJ Carmelo (fresh 5) | 2016 - DJ JD (TUSP) | 2017 - Mr. K (MyAudioFace) | 2018 - 3 nines Radio (LTA) | 2019 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2020 - Community Connections | 2021 - Bollywood Mirchi | 2023 - Atardecer Ranchero
Community Radio Award: 2023 – Atardecer Ranchero

Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567Atardecer Ranchero hosted by DJ Felix Ranchero wins the Community Radio Award, given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about.

Best Talk Focus
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Talk Focus | 2019 - Community Connections | 2020 - I am Everything | 2021 - Requiem For Rock | 2023 - Story Telling
Best Talk Focus: 2023 – Story Telling

The most interesting spoken word and informative talk program was voted Story Telling with Kerime Carpan.

Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse | 2016 - Caribbean Spice | 2017 - Dominican Culture | 2018 - Mazaj Show | 2019 - Mazaj Show | 2020 - Caribbean Spice | 2021 - Atardecer Ranchero | 2023 - Mazaj Show
Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse: 2023 – Mazaj Show

This award is given to either the best show expanding the cultural diversity of the station or a show that features many diverse cultures or features a culture that is under-represented in the area. The award goes to Mazaj Show... Ahla Show | on Waterloo Radio 102.7 with Bassam AwwadMazaj Show produced by Bassam Awwad.

Best Graphic Material
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Graphic Material | 2015 - Audio Tsunami | 2016 - Street Hop & Souljah Sessions | 2017 - BoD - CKMS Logo | 2018 - Wide World of Motor Sport | 2019 - Mano A Mano | 2020 - Rob's Rewind | 2021 - Community Connections | 2023 - From The Void
Best Graphic Material: 2023 – From The Void

From The Void hosted by Chris Sherren wins for the show with best supporting images either through a poster, logo, or website posts.

Most Original Program
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Most Orginal Program | 2014 - The Agriculture Show | 2015 - Thanks for listening & Blue Sky Horse Radio | 2016 - Radio Absurdica | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - VMedia | 2019 - Tolking Cannabis | 2020 - Klausterfokken | 2021 - Sargam | 2023 - Unlimited Fortune
Most Original Program: 2023 – Unlimited Fortune

Most Original Program goes to Unlimited Fortune (a ceramic(?) head painted red on a green background with yellow lettering)Unlimited Fortune with Stephen Baltus and John Keating for a show that is very original and can only be found on Radio Waterloo.

The Sonic Boom Award
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Sonic Boom Award | 2018 - Mano A Mano | 2019 - Pressure Drop | 2020 - Pressure Drop & Requiem for Rock | 2021 - It's A Vibe with Sherice | 2023 - Truth Radio
Sonic Boom Award: 2023 – Truth Radio

Truth Radio hosted by Mandeep Chagger wins the Sonic Boom Award. The name is an homage to the old sonic boom awards and is given to a show playing great music.

SoundFM Soldier
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | SoundFM Soldier | 2013 - Dan, Nat (station move) | 2014 | Mark, Dan (CRTC license) | 2015 - Mark, Nat (station move) | 2016 - Nat, Cam (station running) | 2017 - Nat, Rob (OTF grant) | 2018 - Bob, Nat (tech stuff) | 2019 - Bob, Chris (more tech) | 2020 - Bob, Jeff (COVID support) | 2021 - Lee Gregory (community support) | 2023 - Gary Van Osch & Barbara Urbach (studio painting)
SoundFM Soldier: 2023 – Gary Van Osch & Barbara Urbach (studio painting)

The SoundFM Soldier award is given to two members who have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to keep Radio Waterloo Community Radio alive. The name is an homage to the past nickname of the station and the hard work that people did at that time to move the station from the UW campus and to become its own entity. The winners are Gary Van Osch and Barbara Urbach for painting the studio.

Video Crown the Radio Star
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Video Crown the Radio Star | 2018 - Natty Physicist | 2019 Reggae Patrol | 2020 - Atardecer Ranchero | 2021 Atardecer Ranchero | 2023 Community Connections
Video Crown the Radio Star: 2023 – Community Connections

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connectiion (black and magenta letters on a square teal background)CKMS Community Connections wins the award for the show that best utilizes the studio video system to support their program. The Executive Producer of CKMS Community Connections is Jennifer Stronge, associate producers are Jeff Stager and Bob Jonkman.

Teamwork Transition
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Teamwork Transition | 2028 - Denim Ent. & 3 Nines Radio | 2019 - Into the Void & The Riley Powis Show | 2020 - Wax Jungle & Street Hop | 2021 - The Jack and Marc Show | 2023 - Wax Jungle & Pressure Drop
Teamwork Transition: 2023 – Wax Jungle & Pressure Drop

The Wax Jungle with a face between the wordsThe Wax Jungle with Raph Kanai, Maciek Gudrymowicz, and Carmelo Farruggio, and Pressure Drop (side portrait of Nat Persaud)Pressure Drop with Nat Persaud win the award for the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on Radio Waterloo.

Local Liaison of Canada
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Local Liaison of Canada | 2013 - Non-toxic Airwaves | 2014 - Coral FM | 2015 - Coral FM | 2016 - Interzone | 2017 - Caribbean Spice | 2018 - MC Narine for Caribbean Spice & Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2019 - In Conversation with Rashmi | 2020 - CKMS Newsroom | 2021 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2023 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat
Local Liaison of Canada: 2023 – Let’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat

Chit Chat poster with Gehan SabryLet’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat wins the Local Liaison of Canada award for the DJ who puts local stories on a national level.

FUNdraiser of the Year
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | FUNdraiser of the Year | 2016 - Moses Bogart | 2017 - DJ Cam (Denim) | 2018 - Jeff Stager | 2019 - Narendra Grover | 2020 - DJ Steel | 2023 - Carmelo Farruggio
FUNdraiser of the Year: 2023 – Carmelo Farruggio

Carmelo Farruggio is the FUNdraiser of the Year, for promoting a FUN spirit during our fundraising efforts.

Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast | 2020 - Mano A Mano (COVID & ISO fest) | 2021 - Mano A Mano (Play it Forward) | 2023 - Virasat Radio
Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast: 2023 – Virasat Radio

The Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast is given to Virasat Radio, produced by Baljinder Tamber, for the show that best uses Remote Live-To-Air.

Awards for Years of On-Air Programming

In addition to the Golden MP3 awards, CKMS recognized our show hosts for years of service to the community. Hosts of shows 10 years and over received a certificate signed by our President and Secretary. Congratulations to those who have passed these milestones!

One Year on Air

  • Radio Nowhere – DON JANZEN
  • Music with Kara and Michele – MICHELE MERCER, KARA SHAW, LYNDA SHAW
  • Mixtape Monopoly – LUKE HICKSON
  • Through the Static – JORDAN KALIST

Two Years on Air

  • 81 82 83 84 – LEE GREGORY
  • Radio Boorama – HAMUD ELMI
  • 100X Life – AJIT SEERHA
  • The Jack and Marc Show – MARC OPIE, JACK VAN BRUNSCHOT
  • Truth Radio – MANDEEP CHAGGER
  • Atardecer Radio  – FELIX GRANDE
  • Reggae Patrol – SHAWN BUSH
  • The Clean Up Hour – RICHARD GILES

Five Years on Air

  • Bollywood Mirchi – ANDY NAGPAL
  • Into the Void, From The Void – CHRIS SHERREN
  • Requiem For Rock – ALEX SMART
  • Sauti Za Africa – YASIN DEWJI
  • The Riley Powis Show – RILEY POWIS
  • Virasat Radio – BALJINDER TAMBER
  • Mazaj Show – BASSAM AWWAD
  • Blue Sky Horse Radio (2015-2022), CKMS Community Connections, The Regime – JENNIEFER STRONG

Ten Years on Air

  • Klausterfokken – MASON TIKL

Fifteen Years on Air

  • Swing and Blues Show 2009 – 2011), The Agriculture Show (2012 – 2024), Golden Record ( 2018-2024) – JEFF STAGER
  • AW@L Radio, CKMS News – DAN KELLAR
  • Mano A Mano – ROB MCKENNA
  • So Old It’s New – KARLO BERKOVICH
  • Afternoon Drive – COLIN JOHNSON
  • The Wax Jungle – RAPH KANAI

Twenty Years on Air

  • Let’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat, Caribbean Spice – NARINE SOOKRAM
  • Street Hop, The Wax Jungle – CARMELO FARRUGGIO
  • Lijepa Nasa – MILAN MAJSTOROVIC

Twenty-five Years on Air

  • Pressure Drop – NAT PERSAUD
  • Late Night Vibes (Nov 2021), The Wax Jungle, Magik Beats (1998) – MACIEK GUDRYMOWICZ

Thirty Years on Air

  • Sargam – INDIRA SINGH

Forty-five Years on Air

  • Interzone – CORAL ANDREWS

 

 

Words and Culture

Words and Culture (illustration of words on a set of headphones,  with "Culture" forming the curly cord)Words and Culture weaves conversations with Indigenous language and knowledge keepers together with music by Indigenous artists. The team creating this original content is made up exclusively of Indigenous producers, hosts and guests. Words and Culture is funded by SiriusXM through the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC).

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Words and Culture is syndicated from the CRFC and airs on CKMS-FM on Sundays from 3:30pm to 3:59pm starting in April 2024.

Rights Back At You

Amnesty International logo (illustration of a candle wrapped in barbed wire, black on yellow background)Rights Back At You is the Amnesty International Canada podcast that examines anti-Black racism, policing, and surveillance. They delve into stories of resistance and meet the people making change unstoppable. From facial recognition and the right to protest to the war on drugs and defunding the police, this series connects the dots and passes the mic to people building a better future now. They unravel the Canada you think you know and challenge the systems that hold back human rights.

Meet the Host

A Black woman smiling towards the left to something off-camera.
Daniella Barreto
Daniella Barreto is the host and producer of Rights Back at You and Amnesty International Canada’s Digital Activism Coordinator. She was an organizer with Black Lives Matter Vancouver when the group discovered they were under police surveillance. She has a background in epidemiology and public health and is concerned with the intersections of racism, health, and policing. She co-produced RUDE the Podcast and was runner-up in the 2019 Hot Docs Podcast Festival Pitch Competition. Daniella is an immigrant from Zimbabwe to unceded Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh territories (aka Vancouver, BC).

Rights Back At You is syndicated from Amnesty International Canada. It is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.

Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF)

This year’s (Colourful maple leaf with various logos on it)Les Rendez-vous de la Francophonie (RVF) podcast series features conversations with eight bilingual and multilingual guests.

Many of this year’s guests have worked or volunteered in campus and community radio.

Rendez-vous de la Francophonie is hosted by Catherine Fisher, and is syndicated from RVF and the NCRA, and aired on CKMS-FM on Sundays from 3:30pm to 4:00pm during the month of March 2024.

List of podcast guests

  • 3 March: Dr. Claire-Marie Brisson hosts the North American Francophone Podcast and is a Preceptor in French at Harvard University. In this conversation, Claire-Marie talks about growing up in Dearborn, Michigan in a bilingual family, sharing her love of language through teaching and her podcast, some Franco-American history. She also offers insights about her upcoming book, Michiganaise.
  • 10 March: Amélie Sauquet-Davidson is the Sponsorship Coordinator at Kootenay Co-op Radio, a community radio station in Nelson, BC. Amélie talks about growing up in France, learning Spanish and English, coming to Quebec, and finally, coming to British Columbia, where she lives and works in English and French.
  • 10 March: Shelley Robinson is the executive director of National Capital Freenet in Ottawa, Ontario, and the former executive director of the National Campus and Community Radio Association. In this conversation, she speaks about how anglophones can support bilingualism, being a life-long French learner, and her experience working and volunteering in community radio in Canada, Rwanda, and Afghanistan.
  • 17 March: Francella Fiallos is a Program Officer and Communications Director at the Community Radio Fund of Canada. In this conversation, Francella talks about speaking Spanish and English as a child in Ottawa, her experience of learning French, and her history working and volunteering in community radio in Halifax, Montreal, and Ottawa.
  • 17 March: Kallee Lins is the executive director of the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council/Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance. She talks about learning French in school and living and working in French and English in Montreal and Ottawa.
  • 24 March: KL Kivi is an author and activist living in Sinixt tmxʷúlaʔxʷ (homeland) in the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia. KL grew up speaking Estonian and English. They learned French in school and then spent a year in southern France as a young adult. In this conversation, KL speaks of their love of learning and language and how different languages open us up to new perspectives and ideas.
  • 24 March: Victoria King is a manager at the Executive Office at The University of Winnipeg Foundation. Victoria talks about growing up in an anglophone family, learning French in Canada through her school’s late immersion program and working and volunteering at CKUW, a campus radio station in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • 31 March: Ness Benamran is a manager at Kootenay Career Development Services in the West Kootenay region of British Columbia. In this conversation, Ness talks about his childhood living in France, England, and Cyprus, learning and then relearning French, living in Barcelona, Spain, as a young adult, and immigrating to a majority English-speaking region of Canada, where it is sometimes difficult to use his other languages.

World Radio Day, Tuesday 13 February 2024

On February 13th, people worldwide will celebrate World Radio Day 2024 | A Century Informing, Entertaining and Educating (closeup of a microphone in a shock mount, with an out-of-focus sound board in the background showing brighly lit indicators)World Radio Day. Whether you listen to it in your car, at home, on your mobile phones, at work, radio continues to play an essential part in everyday lives. We rely on it to learn what is happening in our communities, when disaster strikes, to educate us on important topics or to feel better connected to the world around us. And while radio is seeing some declines with station closures, it’s seeing a rise across sub-Saharan Africa, where rural people rely on it for their lives and livelihoods.

To celebrate, the NCRA-ANREC (stylized illustration of a hand holding an old-style microphone with a blue sunburst behind)NCRA/ANREC and Farm Radio International / Radios Rurales Internationales (illustration of a microphone with leaves at the base on a green background, text in a circle around it)FRI are partnering to get people to listen to the radio on February 13th. Whether it’s your favourite local radio station, campus radio, public broadcast, or a special program that will be streamed live that day, we want as many people as possible to tune in to show that audio continues to impact our everyday lives.

NCRA/ANREC and FRI will also partner with CKCU-FM to host a live broadcast, syndicated here on Radio Waterloo from 11:00am to 2:00pm. You will hear from broadcasters past and present and from around the world talking about the importance of radio.

“In Canada, campus, community and Indigenous not-for-profit radio reaches over 75% of Canadians, providing invaluable local news, information and entertainment in spaces where the local voice is often not heard. It fosters music growth, disseminating verifiable information with journalistic integrity and provides opportunities for organizations and companies to inform their community through a free-to-access medium,” says Barry Rooke, Executive Director for the NCRA/ANREC.

“In sub-Saharan Africa, radio is the world’s most accessible and popular communication service. When combined with mobile phones, which allow farmers to share their own stories on the airwaves, it brings lasting change for some of the world’s most vulnerable people—small-scale farmers in rural Africa,” says Kevin Perkins, Executive Director of Farm Radio International. “By sharing knowledge, amplifying farmers’ voices, and supporting better practices, audio has the power to reduce food insecurity, improve health and nutrition, and plant the seeds for long-term positive change.”

Last year, Farm Radio International directly reached an estimated 24.1 million people with life-changing audio services over the airwaves, enabling about 5 million to make a positive change.

This live broadcast will take place on Tuesday, 13 February 2024, at a morning event in downtown Ottawa, re-broadcast on CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

On-Air Funding Drive

Thank You!

Through your support, we are able to continue bringing community access to FM broadcasting in KW! We thank all of our donors and sponsors!

Radio Waterloo has partnered with some generous businesses in our community to thank you for your donation. At the end of the funding drive, we will randomly select a donor to receive each of the following gifts.

  1. FREE FLIGHT FOR 2 from FLAIR AIRLINES
    • From Waterloo Airport (YFK) to anywhere Flair flies.
    • One (1) round-trip flight for two (2) passengers to anywhere Flair flies
    • One (1) big bundle per passenger included
    • Travel must be completed by May 6, 2024
    • Taxes/fees included
    • Subject to availability at the time of booking
    • No blackout dates
  2. Cycling Enthusiast prize pack from ZM CYCLE & FITNESS

    • Continental Grand Prix 5000 tires
    • Select speedometer cycling computer
    • PRO storage bottle
    • PRO aerofuel bag
    • pwr road light
    • FuelBelt bag
    • Ryders glasses
  3. A pair of tickets to see HAYDEN, Nov 29 2023 from MAXWELL’s Concerts and Events
  4. A pair of tickets to see MONOWHALES, Dec 6 2023 from MAXWELL’s Concerts and Events

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo Launches On-Air Funding Drive to Raise $10,000 for a State-of-the-Art Digital Studio Mixing Board.

Waterloo, ON – October 20, 2023 – CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo, your trusted source for community-driven radio in the Waterloo region, is thrilled to announce the launch of a special On-Air Funding Drive, scheduled to run from November 8 to November 21 The primary objective of this drive is to raise $10,000 to acquire a cutting-edge studio mixing board that will enhance the quality of our broadcasts and empower our passionate team of volunteers.

This fundraising campaign reflects CKMS’s unwavering commitment to providing the community with diverse and engaging radio content. As a non-profit, volunteer-driven station, we rely on the generous support of our listeners, local businesses, and community members to continue delivering high-quality programming and support the creative voices of the region.

A studio mixing board is at the heart of our broadcast operations, ensuring that every show, interview, and music selection sounds its best. The new mixing board will enable CKMS-FM to elevate the overall listening experience and facilitate smoother show production. By upgrading this critical piece of equipment, we aim to enhance our ability to serve the community even better, by providing the latest professional equipment with which community show hosts can gain knowledge and experience.

“CKMS-FM has been a vital part of the Waterloo community for 46 years, connecting people, and providing a platform for local artists, musicians, and diverse voices,” says Nat Persaud, CKMS-FM’s President. “We’re excited about this funding drive, as it allows us to enhance our mission and improve our services to the community.”

During the funding drive, CKMS-FM will host special programming, live interviews, and interactive events featuring community leaders, artists, and musicians. Listeners can tune in to 102.7 FM or stream the station online at radiowaterloo.ca to participate in this exciting event and contribute to our cause.

There are multiple ways for community members to show their support:

  1. **Donate**: Fill in our
  2. **Become a Member**: Join the CKMS-FM family by becoming a member of the station and enjoy exclusive perks.
  3. **Sponsor a Show**: Local businesses and organizations can sponsor a show and receive recognition on the air.
  4. **Volunteer**: Get involved in station activities and share your talents with the community.
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CKMS-FM would like to thank its dedicated listeners and supporters for their continued commitment to community radio. Together, we can reach our funding goal and ensure the station continues to be a vibrant hub for local voices and diverse content.

For more information about the On-Air Funding Drive and CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo, please visit radiowaterloo.ca or contact office@radiowaterloo.ca.

About CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo:

CKMS-FM is a non-profit, volunteer-driven community radio station serving the Waterloo region. We provide a platform for diverse voices, music, and ideas, fostering a stronger sense of community and connectivity in the region.

The Horizon Broadening Hour

show logoThe Horizon Broadening Hour consists of two hours(!) of songs recently added to the Radio Waterloo library so that show hosts can hear some of their options — and, of course, our listeners can be introduced to new music, too!

The Horizon Broadening Hour is hosted by the Radio Waterloo Music Committee Coordinator Richard Giles (aka DJ Mophead), sponsored by Radio Waterloo, and airs on CKMS-FM on Saturday from 10:00pm to Midnight.

Recent Episodes

The Horizon Broadening Hour (teal text over a colour saturated photo of the Kitchener skyline) New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #28 What’s up, y’all? First up, here is what I have added to Libretime since last week: Unquiet Nights Seasons in Exile Blues No AMBER Waters of Love – Single Pop No Mattmac x Stella Standingbear Imposters – Single Hip Hop Clean and Explicit versions available CanCon William Thomson Lighthouse New Age No Wayne Gillespie & … Continue reading New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #28
The Horizon Broadening Hour (teal text over a colour saturated photo of the Kitchener skyline) New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #27 What’s up, y’all? First up, here is what I have added to Libretime since last week: Dignatian Hopelessly – Single Pop CanCon Morgan Faith Hendrix Devil Gonna Rattle His Chains – Single Country No Morgan Faith Hendrix Every Now and Then – Single Country No Phistojamandra The Walls Reggae No Phistojamandra A Crippled Mother – … Continue reading New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #27
The Horizon Broadening Hour (teal text over a colour saturated photo of the Kitchener skyline) New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #26 What’s up, y’all? Posting a day early because my schedule for tomorrow might get a bit goofy. Here’s what I have added to Libretime since last Sunday: Yester Daze Nothing, Perfectly Rock CanCon Lynne Hanson Just a Poet Singer-Songwriter CanCon Jon Gordon 7th Ave South Jazz CanCon Gabriel Genest As It Is Jazz CanCon Brandi … Continue reading New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #26
The Horizon Broadening Hour (teal text over a colour saturated photo of the Kitchener skyline) New Music Added to Libretime + The Horizon Broadening Hour #25 What’s up, y’all? I’m back at the helm of the Horizon Broadening Hour, but first up, here is what I have added to Libretime in the past week: The Silverbeets Mr. Brown Goes to the Cabaret Indie Rock No Sierra Blacc Did Different – Single Pop CanCon Sierra Blacc Crazy – Single Pop CanCon Sierra … Continue reading New Music Added to Libretime + The Horizon Broadening Hour #25
New Music Added to Libretime What’s up, y’all? First up, sorry for being a day late with this post. Here is what I have added to Libretime since the 21st: Telegraphe Jungle Calling the Night – EP Rock CanCon Jr Rhodes Celebration – Single Hip Hop CanCon Ian James WeakNights Soul CanCon Buvke What is Understanding Indie Rock No Ken … Continue reading New Music Added to Libretime
The Horizon Broadening Hour (teal text over a colour saturated photo of the Kitchener skyline) The Horizon Broadening Hour #28 It’s almost a Middle-Of-The-Road / Adult Contemporary / Easy Listening show tonight — there’s no Punk, no Metal, no Techo/Electronica/Experimental stuff tonight. But all the tunes are good for dancing, fast or slow. It’s the last week of me filling in; next week Mophead returns to show off our new acquisitions. –Bob. Podcast Download: https://soundfm.s3.amazonaws.com/The-Horizon-Broadening-Hour-28.mp3 … Continue reading The Horizon Broadening Hour #28
The Horizon Broadening Hour (teal text over a colour saturated photo of the Kitchener skyline) The Horizon Broadening Hour #27 More new music pulled from the KWCon and CanCon folders in my inbox, and a few CDs uploaded by Mophead too! There was some technical maintenance in the studio tonight, so there’s no podcast this week. Music List Title Artist Album Genre Loan Me Your Heart The Vaudevillian Oh Shuckareeroo I Get To Marry You … Continue reading The Horizon Broadening Hour #27
New Music Added to Libretime What’s up, y’all? As a reminder, Bob Jonkman is hosting the Horizon Broadening Hour throughout April, so make sure to tune into his version of the show tonight at 10:00 PM EST! I have added more music to Libretime during this past week, here is the list: Spectre Hearts re Alternative CanCon WORLD5 III Rock … Continue reading New Music Added to Libretime
New Music Added to Libretime What’s up, y’all? First things first, reminder that Bob Jonkman is taking over the Horizon Broadening Hour for me throughout the month — make sure to tune into his variation of the show at 10:00 PM tonight! I am still adding some music to Libretime when I can, here is what I added in the … Continue reading New Music Added to Libretime
The Horizon Broadening Hour (teal text over a colour saturated photo of the Kitchener skyline) The Horizon Broadening Hour #26 Most of this week’s tracks were taken from CDs submitted to the radio station, digitized and uploaded to our LibreTime software by Mophead, your regular host. He’s busy with work, and will be back in May. And some tracks were uploaded by other show hosts. Thanx, Dan and Don! –Bob. Podcast Download: The-Horizon-Broadening-Hour-26.mp3 1h59m23s, 109 MBytes. … Continue reading The Horizon Broadening Hour #26

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Radio Waterloo joins the #Fediverse!

Due to technical difficulties, the #Fediverse integration on this website is currently deactivated.

(five coloured dots, fully meshed with coloured lines)Hello Fediverse!

Radio Waterloo, CKMS-FM 102.7, a community radio station in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada is very happy to be joining the #Fediverse through our blog at https://radiowaterloo.ca/.

Our show hosts post their music lists, interview show notes, and sometimes podcasts on the Radio Waterloo blog, and now those posts are available in the Fediverse too!

Follow @radiowaterloo.ca@radiowaterloo.ca to receive all the posts, or follow individual show hosts from our Authors List at https://radiowaterloo.ca/authors.

Happy listening!

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All Things Palestinian

On All Things Palestinian (black, green, and red letters on a white background, colours of the Palestinian flag above, and a stylized Canadian flag below)All Things Palestinian Rafeef, Tayla and Tom from CJPME dive into the realm of what it means to be Palestinian. They explore all aspects of Palestinian culture and art as well as history and politics to encourage Palestinian pride and engagement. They are frequently joined by Palestinian guests to shed insight and perspective on new and thought-provoking topics.

All Things Palestinian is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.



2023 Annual General Meeting for Radio Waterloo: 1pm Sat 26 Aug 2023 at Country Hills Library

The 2023 Annual General Meeting for Radio Waterloo will be held on Saturday, 26 August 2023:

What: 2023 Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting
When: 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Saturday 26 August 2023
Where: CH Meeting Room, Country Hills branch, Kitchener Public Library
Location: 1500 Block Line Road, Kitchener Map
Online: https://radiowaterloo.ca/meeting (Google Meet)

For those who can’t attend in person and can’t use Google Meet, a phone number for dialling in to the online meeting will be provided closer to the AGM date.

A complete package with information for the Annual General Meeting is available to members on request. It will contain the meeting agenda, last year’s AGM minutes, financial statements, current and proposed by-laws, and a proxy form for members who can’t attend the meeting. Printouts will not be provided at the AGM, please bring your own printouts or a device to display the PDF file (approximately 50 pages, 1.0 MBytes).

Election to the Board of Directors is open to members. Nominations are being accepted until 11:59pm on Wednesday 23 August 2023. Members can contact the Board for the nomination form.

This is a public meeting, everyone is invited to attend. Only members in good standing can vote on motions, or for the election of members to the Board of Directors.

Agenda

  1. Year in Review (Nat Persaud, President).
  2. Approval of 2022 AGM Minutes.
  3. Vote on By-law changes.
  4. Finances
    1. Review 2022-2023 budget.
    2. Vote on 2023-2024 budget.
    3. Vote on Review Engagement.
  5. Election results for Board of Directors.
  6. Members’ Forum.
  7. Adjournment.

A brief meeting of the new Board of Directors will be held after the AGM.

102.7 CKMS Radio Waterloo presents | Saturday, 26 August 2023 | Street Hop
20 Years Strong | $10 Entry | 19+ Event | Live 2 Air | Doors Open 8pm | Live performances by | Dox | Righteous | Dav!d Sm!th | & more! | Music provided by DJ D.C. | Hosted by Shua James | Ouroboros Sports Lounge | 101 Hazelglen Drive, Kitchener Please join us at 8:00pm that evening at Ouroboros Sports Lounge, 101 Hazelglen Drive, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Street Hop with DJ Carmelo!

Inspect and Protect

Feature image for Inspect and Protect, a podcast from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency CFIA https://inspection.canada.ca/inspect-and-protect/podcast/eng/1616162488695/1616162631392Inspect and Protect explores stories about food safety, animal health and plant protection. Listen in as they connect with the people at the heart of these issues.

Inspect and Protect is hosted by Greg Rogers and Michelle Strong and is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Inspect and Protect is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.

The Inspect and Protect podcast from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency is copyright by the Government of Canada and used under the Terms and Conditions permitting non-commercial reproduction.




She Is Your Neighbour – Season Four

The fourth season of #She Is Your Neighbour | podcast | Brought to you by | Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (illustration of houses and trees on a teal background with black and white text)She Is Your Neighbour, Understanding Femicide will air on CKMS-FM starting Monday, 13 March 2023. The guests share impactful stories, and we can learn how to prevent these tragedies from happening.

In this series, we explore what happens when domestic violence becomes lethal. You will hear stories from survivors, experts, and family members of women and girls who lost their lives to femicide. In this six-episode series, we find out how they persevered in the darkest times and managed to take action following these tragedies.

The series kicks off with two episodes: “A Family Story of Femicide with Fallon Farinacci” and “When Systems Fail with Dr. Jennifer Kagan-Viater”. These stories are truly incredible. Fallon is an Indigneous woman who lost her parents to femicide and is now using her story to empower others. And you may have heard about Kiera’s Law in the news, which Jennifer Kagan-Viater has been advocating for since she lost her daughter.

The six episodes of She Is Your Neighbour: Understanding Femicide air on CKMS-FM Mondays at 1:00pm-2:00pm from 13 March 2023 until 17 April 2023.



ImprovFest 2022

if (black letters surrounded by yellow and purple semicircles)ImprovFest 2022 is a 24-hour digital celebration of off-the-cuff art-making that showcases new, improvisational works by hundreds of performers, hailing from 25+ countries, practicing across all disciplines: music, dance, theatre, poetry, visual arts, and more. Through a digital video livestream and simultaneous international radio broadcasts, the Festival was able to reach thousands of attendees from 55+ countries. Through collaborations with dozens of amazing arts organizations, festivals, radio stations, and other community partners around the world, IF was able to bring niche pockets of community from across the globe together, creating a provocative, ephemeral portrait of art-making during the pandemic.

On Saturday, 27 August 2022, CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo is joining ImprovFest 2022 in progress at various times throughout the day.

Schedule for Saturday, 27 August 2022

Here’s what’s on the air on Saturday:

Can’t listen to the radio? You can watch ImprovFest 2022 live as it unfolds.

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2021 Golden MP3 Award recipients!

Yes, it’s a bit late, but here are the results of the Golden MP3 Awards as chosen by you!

Sonic Boom Award

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards - Sonic Boom Award | 2018 - Mano A Mano | 2019 - Pressure Drop | 2020 - Pressure Drop & Requiem For Rock | 2021 - It's A Vibe with Sherice (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Sonic Boom award goes to “It’s A Vibe” with Sherice, hosted by Sherice Alishaw. “Sonic Boom” is an homage to the old sonic boom awards and is given to a show playing great music.

Culturally Diverse

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse | 2016 - Caribbean Spice | 2017 - Dominical Culture | 2018 and 2019 - Mazaj Show | 2020 - Caribbean Spice | 2021 - Atardecer Ranchero (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse award goes to Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567Atardecer Ranchero, hosted by Felix Ranchero. It is given to either best show expanding the cultural diversity of the station, or a show that features many diverse cultures or features a culture that is under-represented in the area.

LP Show

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best LP Show | 2013 through 2016 - Mano A Mano | 2017 - So Old It's New & Souljah Session | 2018 - Rebel Time Radio | 2019 - Souljah Sessions | 2020 - Denim Entertainment | 2021 - Street Hop (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best LP Show award goes to Street Hop | Thursdays @ 10PM | 102.7 CKMS FM | DJ CARMELO | RADIOWATERLOO.CA (silhoutte of DJ Carmelo wiht a cane, white on black)Street Hop, hosted by DJ Carmelo. It is awarded to a great Long Playing show that has been on the air for three or more years.

Best Graphics

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Graphic Material | 2015 - Audio Tsunami | 2016 - Street Hop & Souljah Sessions | 2017 - BoD - CKMS Logo | 2018 - Wide World of Motor Sport | 2019 - Mano A Mano | 2020 - Rob's Rewind | 2021- Community Connections (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best Graphic Material award goes to CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connectiion (black and magenta letters on a square teal background)CKMS Community Connections executive producer Jenniefer Stronge and associate producers Jeff Stager, Dylan Bravener, Bob Jonkman, and Steve Todd, who also composed and performs the theme music. It is awarded to the show with best supporting images either through a logo or website posts.

Most Original

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Most Original Program | 2014 - The Agriculture Show | 2015 - Thanks for listening & Blue Sky Horse Radio | 2016 - Radio Absurdica | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - VMedia | 2019 - Tolking Cannabis | 2020 - Klausterfokken | 2021 - Sargam (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Most Original Program award goes to Sargam, hosted by Indira Singh. It is awarded to a show that is very original and can only be found on Radio Waterloo.

DJ Adrock Memorial Award

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | DJ Adrock Memorial Award | 2012 - DJ Steel | 2013 - DJ Saviour | 2014 - The NattyPhysicist | 2015 - DJ Jeff E Jeff | 2016 - Moses Bogart | 2017 - Peter Fowler | 2018 - DJ Raph Kanai | 2019 - Francis Claire | 2020 - Indira Singh | 2021 - Late Night Vibes (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The DJ Adrock Memorial Award goes to DJ Maciek (black text "DJ Maciek" repeated at top and bottom, middle illustration of a DJ turntable deck with photography irises in place of the turntables)Late Night Vibes, hosted by DJ Maciek. The award is given for exceptional DJing.

Talk Focused Show

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Talk Focus | 2019 - Community Connections | 2020 - I Am Everything | 2021 - Requiem For Rock (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best Talk Focus award goes to Poster: Winter Dance Party | Buddy Holly and the Crickets | Big Bopper | Ritchie Valens | Dion and the Belmonts (and much other text)Requiem For Rock hosted by Mr. Smart. It is given for the most interesting spoken word and informative talk show.

Freshest Beats

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Freshest Beats | 2013 - Friday Night Rockabilly | 2014 - The Electrifying Sessions | 2015 - Lost Indie City | 2016 - Ska Party / Radio Hootenanny | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - Requiem For Rock | 2019 - Golden Record | 2020 - Changemakers Without Borders & Val Scheer's Eclectic Garage | 2021 - Truth Radio (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Freshest Beats award is given to Truth Radio, hosted by DJ Chagger. It is awarded to a show in the first three years of existence.

Radio Waterloo Soldier

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards - SoundFM Soldier | 2013 - Dan, Nat (station move) | 2014 - Mark, Dan (CRTC license) | 2015 - Mark, Nat (station move) | 2016 - Nat, Cam (station running) | 2017 - Nat, Rob (OTF grant) | 2018 - Bob, Nat (tech stuff) | 2019 - Bob, Chris (more tech) | 2020 - Bob, Jeff (Covid support) | 2021 - Lee Gregory (community support) (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The SoundFM Soldier award is given to one or two members who have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to keep CKMS Community Radio alive. The term “SoundFM” was once used as the name of the station as community members put in countless hours of volunteer work to keep the station alive. The 2021 recipient is Lee Gregory for providing community support. Lee hosts the 81 82 83 84 show.

Honourable Mentions

Video Crown The Radio Star

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards - Video Crown the Radio Star | 2018 Natty Physicist | 2019 Reggae Patrol | 2020 Atardecer Ranchero | 2021 Atardecer Ranchero (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Video Crown The Radio Star award goes to Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567Atardecer Ranchero hosted by Felix Ranchero. It is given to the show that best utilizes the studio video system to support their program

Teamwork Transition

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards - Teamwork Transition | 2018 Denim Ent. & 3 Nines Radio | 2019 - Into the Void & The Riley Powis Show | 2020 - Wax Jungle & Street Hop | 2021 - The Jack and Marc Show (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Teamwork Transistion award goes to The Jack and Marc Show hosted by Jack Van and Marc Opie. The Teamwork Transition award is given to the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on Radio Waterloo.

Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast | 2020 - Mano A Mano (Covid & ISO fest) | 2021 - Mano A Mano (Play it Forward) (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast award goes to Mano A Mano (medallion with the CN Tower logo for NCRC38 superimposed on crossed revolvers)Mano A Mano (Play It Forward), hosted by DJ Steel. It is given to the show that best uses Remote Live-To-Air.

Local Liaison of Canada

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Local Liaison of Canada | 2013 - Non-toxic Airwaves | 2014 and 2015 - Coral FM | 2016 - Interzone | 2017 - Caribbean Spice | 2018 - MC Narine for Caribbean Spice and Chit chat with Narine | 2019 - In Conversation with Rashmi | 2020 - CKMS Newsroom | 2021 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Local Liaison of Canada award goes to Chit Chat poster with Gehan SabryLet’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat, hosted by Narine Dat Sookram. It is given to a DJ who puts local stories on a national level.

Community Radio Award

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Community Radio Award | 2013 - DJ Zach (Haighbrau) | 2014 - Moses Bogart (local 1/2 hr.) | 2015 - DJ Carmelo (fresh 5) | 2016 - DJ JD (TUSP) | 2017 - Mr. K (MyAudioFace) | 2018 - 3 nines Radio (LTA) | 2019 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2020 - Community Connections | 2021 - Bollywood Mirchi (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Community Radio Award is presented to Bolly Mix | Your Favourite Bollywood Hits Music Radio Show (portraits of Yasin Dewji and Andy Nagpal on either side of text)Bollywood Mirchi, hosted by Andy Nagpal. It is given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about.

Sharpen your pencils, and get ready in January to vote for the 2022 Golden MP3 Awards nominees!

Routes & Branches & Beyond

Ivan Emke wearing a warm sweater and playing mandolinRoutes & Branches & Beyond is a weekly excursion, starting from Celtic music and moving beyond – geographically, stylistically and culturally. Travel the world, without changing planes in Toronto.

Routes & Branches & Beyond is hosted by Ivan Emke, and is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA’s !earshot Digital Distribution System. Routes & Branches & Beyond is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.



Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show

Many of us have devoted a significant amount of time to eating, and to talking and reading and thinking about eating. However, perhaps we have spent much less time thinking about where our food came from. Or who grew it or raised it or hunted it or collected it… or made it in a lab. But that may be changing.

Indeed, in these times, we are beginning to think more about food security, as we realize ever more clearly that in this province (NL) we are at the weakest link of the transportation chain – in an age of extreme weather and climate disruption. If we were not able to ship in food, we would not survive. We produce only around 10% of what we eat. Thus, without imports, we’d eat until about the end of the first week of February, and then we’d go hungry the rest of the year. That is not a good situation.

So it is time to talk about our food system, and the people who play a role in it.

A new weekly radio/podcast show hopes to contribute to that conversation. It is called Fit To Eat show logo (a sheep in a meadow looking in to the camera)Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show. It features conversations with farmers, processors, hunters, chefs, thinkers, innovators, homesteaders, researchers and eaters. And, to further lighten the tone, it includes music suggested by the interview guests.

Fit to Eat: the NL Farm and Food Show is hosted by Ivan Emke, is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA’s !earshot Digital Distribution System. Fit to Eat is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.



Celt In A Twist

Producer Cal Koat is very pleased to bring the very latest, contemporary Celtic music to fresh ears. Says Cal, “It sure ain’t your Grand pappy’s fiddle music.” Celt In A Twist (black runic style lettering on a green background, with a triskel in the centre)Celt In A Twist spotlights the next generation Celtic fusions including everything from the Acid-Croft alchemy of Shooglenifty to the Highland- Metal of Mudmen. “You know, the original Celts wandered from the Asian subcontinent through North Africa to the Iberian peninsula and on to Scandinavia as well as the British Isles,” Cal explains, “so it’s not like you have to have lily white skin and bad teeth to feel a connection to it.”

“And the host couldn’t be a better fit for the program. Patricia Fraser has had her imagination fired and her cultural heartstrings plucked by this music. She’s a terrific communicator with a brilliant mind, who shares the listeners’ excitement as they discover these vibrant, underexposed sounds together.”

Celt In A Twist airs on CKMS-FM on Sundays from 6:00am to 7:00am.

Viewpoints

New Radio Program | Viewpoints | A national radio show exploring local contentViewpoints is the latest news magazine produced by the Community Radio Fund of Canada. It provides an overview of what’s happening across Canada, thanks to some 20 radio reporters posted across the country (British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, North West Territories, Québec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia) and working for the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI). The Local Journalism Initiative supports the production of original civic journalism news content that covers the diverse needs of underserved communities across Canada. Politics, society, environment, community, arts and culture take the air on «Viewpoints» hosted by Boris Chassagne. The Community Radio Fund of Canada works in collaboration with the National Campus and Community Radio Association (NCRA/ANREC).

Viewpoints is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA’s !earshot Digital Distribution System, and currently airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Mondays from 2:30pm to 3:00pm.