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This American Life

show logoThis American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme.

Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. In other words, stories! Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.

This American Life airs on Tuesday from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Science For The People

show logoScience for the People is a long-format interview podcast that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what’s in the news and on the shelves.

Every week, our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.

Science for the People airs on Mondays from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Radio Free Palestine Marathon

Radio producer Hadeel Al-Biss wanted to make her work make a difference. “We were asked to participate in a radio marathon for Nakba Day, and I figured that the best way to do that was to carry as many voices of Palestinian refugees as possible,” she told Arab News.

Al-Biss, the producer of the “Talet Sobh” morning show on Amman’s Radio Al-Bald, asked her team to report from various Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. “People spoke freely and honestly about their desire to return, and the fact that hardships will not deter them from pursing their rights.”

The radio marathon is taking place over a 24-hour period on May 15, and is being broadcast over 28 stations in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunis, Morocco, the US, Canada and over Pacifica Network stations.

Laith Marouf, Radio Free Palestine’s international coordinator, who began the idea of a radio marathon back in 2006, says that the project has grown a lot in recent years. “This year we were able to transmit Palestinian voices from Lebanon and Jordan, and bridge them with Palestinians in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Gaza.”

Marouf says that he hopes that next year, the 24-hour broadcast will be available in four languages. “If Palestine is not free by next May 15, we will be able to broadcast the marathon live in Arabic, English, Spanish and French,” he told Arab News from Beirut.

George Rishmawi, head of the Rapprochement Center in Bethlehem, told Arab News that they have been involved in this project for 10 years, and it has been gradually gaining importance. “It is important that we can get Arab and international voices all on the same day because it shows the solidarity with the Palestinian people,” he said.

Rawan Jayyousi, anchor on “Talet Soboh,” told Arab News that the reaction of the program was huge. “I felt from the reaction I got on social media and personal contacts that despite the difficulties facing Palestinians, there is a hidden strength that came out and a feeling that Palestinians are not surrendering but are strong and resilient.”

Radio Free Palestine Marathon airs in hour-long episodes, Wednesdays at 11:00pm on CKMS-FM 102.7, radiowaterloo.ca on the Internet.

Welcome To Night Vale

Logo: Welcome To Night ValeWelcome To Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Welcome To Night Vale currently airs every other Tuesday Night at 11:30pm.

Choose Yr Own Festival — Saturday, 20 April 2019

KWCDIY, HAVE HOPE, CKMS and DIFFERENT STROKES PRESENT

KW CHOOSE YOUR OWN FEST 2019


$10/Venue | $15/All Venues | $5/Prfm | Kitchener-Waterloo's Choose Yr Own Fest '19 | Saturday April 20th * 2019 | Patent Social | Chainsaw | Night School | Harmony Lunch | (very long list of bands) | Sponsored by | Long & McQuade | The Different Strokes Company | CKMS Radio Waterloo

The Inaugural Kitchener Waterloo Choose Your Own Festival will take place Saturday April 20th , Uptown Waterloo from 2:00pm – 12:00am. Spanning four venues within seconds of each other, the festival is sure to be a unique experience. A delight to veteran concert goers, and newcomers alike.

Patent Social, Chainsaw, Night School, and Harmony Lunch will host the first ever Choose Your Own Festival. Boasting over 50 musical acts from the KW region and Ontario abroad, The festival serves in conjunction with the local seasonal Punk Rock Flea Market typically hosted by KWCDIY, which will take place at Chainsaw from 2:00pm – 6:00pm featuring over 20 vendors and local entrepreneurs. Please note The festival is all ages, excluding Chainsaw past 8:30pm.

The Inagural Kitchener Waterloo Choose Yr Own Festival | Saturday April 20th 2019 | Patent Social | Chainsaw | Night School | Harmony Lunch | 2:00pm until after Midnight

The festival is the brainchild of former ne’er-do-well, and current local musician Chris Walton. Developed as a way to get all his local (and abroad) musician buddies together for a one day gig, Chris hired Kyle Wappler to help co-host the festival as a means to give back to the local music community within the tri-cities, showcasing all the best independent bands in Ontario. Chris and Kyle have been involved with the local KW music scene for over a decade now. On the surface, both seem to share very different musical tastes and outlooks from one another, but at the heart of it all they both share the same proverbial DIY ethos. Kyle is no stranger to festivals, he and Chris both had roles in the success of the now defunct local KOI music fest, and is currently working on his second annual Hopefest to take place later this September. Needless to say, music in the region is at a surplus. The times are exciting to be a music fan of any genre in Kitchener Waterloo, and even Cambridge too!

“This festival is to serve the local arts community at large. To nurture and maintain a music scene for everyone at all walks of life to enjoy, is the end goal. Kitchener Waterloo’s arts community will never stagnate, if every facet from the region works together. KW’s Choose Your Own Fest stands with these inclusive values”

Advance tickets for the festival are availble at www.ticketscene.ca, Orange Monkey, Digital Print Integrity Inc., and local musical acts.

KW CYOF is sponsored by:

Different Strokes

Long and McQuade

102.7 FM CKMS

Digital Print Integrity Inc.

CKMS Community Connections

Four people in the CKMS Studio
The voices behind CKMS Community Connections: Bob Jonkman, Jordan Dorans, Jenniefer Stronge, and Jeff Stager
CKMS Community Connections pushes our programming department out into the community to get local stories, promotional events, press conferences, musicians, events, concerts, theatre, culture, political stuff, public interest, public service announcements, etc…

Bonus: To hype new music that we get in and try to highlight local talent!

CKMS Community Connections has two one-hour slots: One is for a pool of programmers and producers to create quality content, the other for drop-in conversation and new music, hosted by a small pool of programmers

CKMS Community Connections has a workshop series for producing radio/podcast/webcast: interviews, storytelling, podcast creation, video creation, and “Train the trainer” sessions on how to produce your own radio show. We’ll produce training documentation: webcasting, live to air programming, podcast production.

Live-To-Air broadcasting is a component, so when something happens somewhere else… We’ll have live -to-air discussion/talk/podcast recording at some community venue, maybe the library, maybe City Hall…

CKMS Community Connections is an ongoing drop-in training timeslot with experienced CKMS trainers for new programmers and existing programmers to refresh skills and learn new programs.

Executive Producer: Jenniefer Stronge
Contributing Producers: Jordan Dorans, Dylan Bravener, Jeff Stager, Bob Jonkman

Join us! CKMS Community Connections currently airs on Mondays from 10:00am to noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca

CKMS logo with wavies coming out the sidesSubscribe to the CKMS Community Connections podcast!

CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

CKMS March Madness Fundraiser 2019

CKMS FUNDRAISER 2019

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo and 3 Nines Compact Cassettes Presents:

CKMS March Madness Fundraiser 2019!

(a.k.a. 3 Nines Fest Part III)

A three event fundraiser festival to raise money for CKMS Radio Waterloo. Come out and help a local community radio station survive another 41 years in our region!

Musical acts will be provided at each venue as well as raffle prizes to be won at each event!


Event 1:


Thursday, 28 March 2019, Ages 19+

Venue: Harmony Lunch Uptown Waterloo

8:00pm to Midnight

ACTS:

DJ Crease (DJ between sets – KW)

Event 2:


Friday, 29 March 2019
Venue:The Elvis Freshley Jam Studio (RSVP / Message for address)

7pm to Midnight

ACTS:

Event 3:


Saturday, 30 March 2019, Ages 19+
Venue: KW Boathouse, Victoria Park

7pm to 1am

ACTS:

Hosted by:

Denim Entertainment Kitchener Waterloo DJ Services/ DJ Denim Intermission sets (Denim Radio on 102.7 FM – KW)

https://www.mixcloud.com/DenimnZeebrat/

LIVE2AIR on CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo – 7pm to 9pm!


March 28th, 29th, 30th 2019

$25 for all three events or $10 per event

all money goes to CKMS

Brought to you by 3 Nines Radio, Glue Gun Records, No Funeral Records, Denim Entertainment Kitchener Waterloo DJ Services…..


Poster by Malcolm Klimowicz

Earth Matters

Earth Matters show logo - a human hand holding a very tiny frogEarth Matters from Australia is a local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Earth Matters airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo on Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm.

Presenters: Teishan Ahearne, Kerri-Lee Harding & Bec Horridge.

Topics:

  • Current affairs
  • Environment
  • Indigenous
  • Local Communities
  • Protests

About Earth Matters

Produced and Presented by the Earth matters team of broadcasters; Teishan Ahearne, Kerri-Lee Harding & Bec Horridge. Delivering to audiences relevant and up to date Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network and 11am Sundays 3CR Community Radio.

The Med Thread

From opium poppies to sleeping pills, from sucking to infusing, from insomnia, anemia, auto immune diseases and beyond – we discuss the threads that led to current trends and research in medication therapy. Listen to show logoThe Med Thread monthly, as we sew a patchwork quilt with squares of history, mythology, research, sciences and technological advances. The show is produced at CHMR studios in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Med Thread airs on Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on CKMS-FM, 102.7 Radio Waterloo.

V Media

Radio Virasat logoRadio Virasat

Early Morning Show – Monday to Saturday 5AM to 8AM and Sunday 5AM to 7:30AM

Virasat Media is a Canadian based media company that was founded in 2011. The company develops and produces South Asian focused current affairs programming for various media including, print, radio, and television broadcast. After a decade in the business, the company is focusing on the creation of new arts and cultural programming.
 
There is growing interest in South Asian culture among young Canadians. Virasat Media recognizes the opportunity of introducing international stars to the Canadian market while simultaneously creating opportunities for new home-grown Canadian Talent. Join us and bring your products and services to one of the most prosperous and fastest growing ethnic communities…
 
Virasat Media’s resourcefulness and its ability to create, produce and broadcast, radio and TV shows has helped it develop a foundation, a network and a set of skills that is invaluable in planning and executing larger scale events.

Our early morning show on CKMS 102.7 FM starts with Morning Prayer followed by today in history. We play Punjabi music produced by Canadian and international artist from the world. Our news producers from Canada and India will keep the community updated with current news in Canada and around the world. In March 2019 we will have the phone lines open for live talk shows.

Virasat Media is the voice of the community. Call/Text/Email.

Baljinder Tamber
Producer
Phone: +1-416-451-2222
Web: www.imela.cainfo@imela.ca

Music

show logoMusic for when there’s nothing on TV.

Red Eye Radio

For almost 50 years, Red Eye Radio logoRed Eye Radio Network has been a part of the fabric of the trucking industry by consistently providing professional drivers up-to-the-minute news, information, and entertainment. The show is motivated by one purpose — to deliver a positive, in-cab experience by helping trucker drivers/owner operators and fleet owners stay informed, engaged, and entertained on the road or wherever they are in their daily lives.