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WR Podcasts

CKMS logo with wavies out the sidesWR Podcasts is CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo’s showcase of some of the podcasts produced in Waterloo Region. Each week we air one or two episodes from local producers to give you a taste of what’s available in Waterloo Region.

Podcasts in the rotation:

  • On Wisdom (white silhouettes of two owls on a black background, with diagonal lines) On Wisdom features a social-cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discussing the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom.
  • Wide World of Motorsports | @THEWWOMS (an automobile wheel with letters and social media logos on the tire)Wide World of Motorsports has been covering local racing for over 5 years! Their aim is to focus on Canadian Motorsports, and hope to reach regular fans from these tracks by covering events at Local Race Tracks.
  • Old Grey Mayors (park bench on a leafy sidewalk)Old Grey Mayors host Rob Deutschmann sits down with community leaders, civic leaders, and others from across Waterloo Region to learn more about their experiences and how those lessons can apply to today’s issues.
  • Great Battles (a wicker helmet with two words in the eyeholes)Great Battles in History explores some of the most famous and most important battles in world history from ancient times to the Second World War.
  • Across Her Table podcast (illustration of Mifrah Abid in front of a line drawing of the Toronto skyline inc. the CN Tower)Across Her Table is an interview-based podcast in which Mifrah Abid talks to remarkable Canadian women with immigrant roots and how they are enriching the social narrative in Canada.
  • Welcome to 100 | Bonn Park (Sara Geidlinger and Marshall Ward standing in front of a colourfully painted brick wall, text above styled to look like a street name sign)Bonn Park Podcast where hosts Marshall Ward and Sara Geidlinger chat in-depth with fascinating people living, working, and creating in Waterloo Region.



WR Podcasts airs every Friday from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Waterloo Region Podcast Producers! Do you want your podcast included in WR Podcasts? Drop us a line at office@radiowaterloo.ca with your podcast pitch!

Harrowsmith Radio

While this is a podcast, show logoHarrowsmith began as a groundbreaking Canadian magazine. It came to life on the kitchen table of James Lawrence in Camden East, Ontario in 1976. Back then it didn’t seem likely that his vision of a national magazine on the virtues of getting back to the land would last.

But before long Harrowsmith took off, quickly attracting legions of fans. Tapping into an urban desire to move to the country, the magazine also appealed to dyed-in-the wool ruralites. What Canada got was its magazine to promote green living and a country lifestyle. It also got the venerable Harrowsmith Almanac.

Over its 46-year history the Harrowsmith name became synonymous with Canadians living sustainably.

In this podcast we proudly continue the spirit of James Lawrence’s vision of sharing useful information for country dwellers and anyone seeking to tread a little more lightly upon the earth.

Harrowsmith Radio airs every fourth Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Zero Waste Countdown

Zero Waste Countdown Podcast showing hands holding a green earth with windturbines, solar panels, and buildingsZero Waste Countdown is a 30 minute radio show all about sustainability from a zero waste perspective.

What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a concept that eliminates unnecessary waste from the regular consumer cycle to decrease our impact on the planet as a whole. A countdown to zero waste is a pledge to reduce waste in personal lives, organizations, communities, and even entire cities or nations. While reaching total zero may seem impossible, a countdown to zero waste is a manageable approach to living with less trash.

The Host: Laura Nash

The ocean is on a countdown to 2050, when scientists predict there will be more plastic than fish. Laura is on her own countdown: to get as close as possible to zero waste. Through research, interviews, and personal experiences, Laura is on a mission to produce less waste and leave a happier, healthier planet for future generations.

Contact Laura Nash at laura@zerowastecountdown.com.

Follow Zero Waste Countdown on Instagram at @zero_waste_countdown

Zero Waste Countdown is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.

For The Wild: An Anthology of the Anthropocene

At for the wild | with Ayana Young | An Anthology of the AnthropoceneFor The Wild, we discuss the critical ideas of our time and parlay them into action for the defense and regeneration of natural communities. Key topics include the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society. We will travel deep into ancient forests, align with the struggles and ways of Earth-based people, and rekindle the mysteries of intuition. We will join today’s brightest visionaries in this momentous work of reimagining a world where humanity can find its way back into the web of life.

For The Wild airs on Wednesdays from 5:30am to 6:30am.

Your Host

Photo of Ayana Young
Ayana Young
Ayana is a lover and protector of wild nature. She was studying Ecology at Columbia University when the Occupy Wall Street movement began. Amid the burgeoning resistance in Zuccotti Park, she created the Environmental working group with March Young to help orient the movement to the realities of a suffering planet. From there she moved West to her beloved Cascadian bioregion, starting an organic farm and wild foods cartel on an Oregon mountaintop. In Portland, she had the fortune of learning from the herbalist Cascade Anderson Geller. Ayana is currently creating an ecological research center and native plants nursery in the Southern tip of the Cascadian bioregion. She teaches about empowered earth stewardship and leads biodiversity enhancement workshops across North America.

Subscribe to the For The Wild podcast (RSS feed)

Radio Waterloo Schedule

CKMS Program
CKMS Replay #
PSAs & Ads ^
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Check the schedule below for show times this week! Shows highlighted in green (*, %) or yellow (#) represent time slots that are available for new programmers. If you’re interested in broadcasting during one of these times, please check out How To Start A New Show!

Are you from the past? Have a look at our Old Schedules to see what you’ve missed.

For a description of each show, please see the About Our Shows page or click on the name below.

Sunday, 26 June 2022
12:00am—1:00am ·Rebel Time Radio (* from the archives)
A punk rock show with a (very!) political flavor.
1:00am—2:00am ·I Am Everything (*from the archives)
A talk show about everything and nothing.
2:00am—4:00am ·Indigcon *
Music by Indigenous artists from our Digital Music Library
4:00am—5:00am ·Sauti Za Africa (replay) #
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
5:00am—6:00am ·around the word around the world. around the world around the world.... *
World music from our Digital Music Library
6:00am—7:30am +won't somebody think of the children! *
Canadian Content music from our Digital Music Library. Not necessarily for kids...
7:30am—9:30am +Lijepa Nasa
9:30am—11:59am +Sargam
11:59am—12:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—1:00pm +Radio Boorama
Gathering community news, researching interviews and religious programming, working with youth counselling and how to prevent youth violence in the Somali community.
1:00pm—2:00pm +Wadio Wam!
Curated playlists from the minds of Will and Sam (WAM). A focus on music rather than discussion.
2:00pm—3:00pm +Sauti Za Africa
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
3:00pm—6:00pm +Live From the KW Multicultural Festival ~
Visit the Radio Waterloo booth at the KW Multicultural Festival and try your hand at hosting a radio show!
6:00pm—6:30pm +KWCon!!!
Music from KW by musicians from KW!
6:30pm—7:30pm +Truth Radio
Old school Hip-Hop music and talk radio.
7:30pm—8:29pm +Caribbean Spice
8:29pm—8:31pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
8:31pm—10:00pm +Training
Join our newest DJs and show hosts as they get their on-air training to Start A New Show.
10:00pm—12:00am +Revolution Rock %
Focusing on 60s garage rock, 70s punk/new wave, surf, alternative, indie and new/old music within those genres.
Monday, 27 June 2022
12:00am—12:30am ·The Jack and Marc Show (#Replay)
Jack Van and Marc Opie continue the fun.
12:30am—2:00am ·Drop-In DJ *
A timeslot for any CKMS DJ to play what they want. DJs coordinate their shows in the chatbox at https://radiowaterloo.ca/listen/. Join in and say "Hi!"
2:00am—3:00am ·World Beat Canada %
An exciting one hour, weekly global music alternative to jukebox radio.
3:00am—4:30am ·Jeff's Neoswing Selectorbot *
Dance to some new Swing and Jazz music from our Digital Music Library
4:30am—5:30am ·Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
5:30am—7:00am ·Early Morning Jazz *
Some Jazz music to start your day by Canadian musicians and musicians around the world.
7:00am—8:59am +Virasat Radio
South Asian focused current affairs programming and new arts and cultural programming.
8:59am—9:01am +CKMS Moment ^
9:01am—10:00am -100XLife
A Life Motivation and talk show.
10:00am—11:00am -Musicians' FAQ (* from the archives)
Focused on musicians entertaining you around Waterloo region.
11:00am—11:59am -CKMS Community Connections*
An hour of programmer created content, podcasts, music, interviews, and community announcements.
11:59am—12:01pm -CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—1:00pm -CanQueer %
The LGBTQ Program highlighting topics from all across Canada.
1:00pm—2:00pm -The Gems Of Life (* from the archives)
An uplifting show that brings inspirational real life stories, sharing our core values while igniting conversations that will spark change, and a call to action.
2:00pm—3:00pm +CJPME Debrief (% syndicated)
Breaking events and issues related to human rights in Palestine and the broader Middle East
3:00pm—4:00pm +Back Porch Bluegrass %
Hardcore bluegrass music from New Zealand
4:00pm—6:00pm +Afternoon Drive
The latest and Best in Reggae R&B Soca Old School Gospel and More.
6:00pm—7:00pm +MiPod *
All the music you don't know, but might just like.
7:00pm—7:59pm +Father To Son
Music show with father and son hosts Gary and Ben Van Osch, presenting music selections from all genres and picked from Gary’s personal music collection.
7:59pm—8:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
8:01pm—10:00pm +So Old It's New
Classic rock from the 60s, 70s, and 80s.
10:00pm—12:00am +Klausterfokken (*)
Tuesday, 28 June 2022
12:00am—2:00am ·Late Night Vibes
Multi genre late night mixshow with DJ Maciek
2:00am—3:00am ·Deep Threes — Music Beyond Boundaries %
Eclectic instrumental soundscapes that fuse jazz, electronica, soundtracks, modern classical, experimental music, and more.
3:00am—4:30am ·Folk Music *
Folk music from our Digital Music Library
4:30am—5:30am ·Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
5:30am—7:00am ·Early Morning Jazz *
Some Jazz music to start your day by Canadian musicians and musicians around the world.
7:00am—8:59am +Virasat Radio
South Asian focused current affairs programming and new arts and cultural programming.
8:59am—9:01am +CKMS Moment ^
9:01am—10:00am -100XLife
A Life Motivation and talk show.
10:00am—11:00am -Blue Sky Horse Radio
Advocacy oriented for horses and people.
11:00am—11:59am -Golden Record (#Replay)
What would you put on a Golden Record to the universe?
11:59am—12:01pm -CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—2:00pm -The Agriculture Show
What is your experience with agriculture that you would like to tell others?
2:00pm—7:59pm +Mazaj Show
Show for the Arab community in the Arabic Language.
7:59pm—8:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
8:01pm—8:30pm +The Jack and Marc Show
Jack Van and Marc Opie are an improv-based comedy team.
8:30pm—9:00pm +The First Sixteen (% syndicated)
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s podcast series that explores the freshest ideas in agriculture and food.
9:00pm—10:00pm +3 Nines Radio: Tape Tuesdays with Francis Claire
Local Independent Music, Tape Only
10:00pm—10:30pm +KWCon!!! *
KW Music from KW Musicians
10:30pm—11:30pm +Experimental *
60 Second Radio and other experimental music
11:30pm—12:00am +Scream Therapy %
is about the link between punk rock and mental health.
Wednesday, 29 June 2022
12:00am—1:00am ·Relic Radio %
Radio Theatre in the style of Old Tyme Radio
1:00am—3:00am ·Amplified Radio Network %
ARN delivers dynamic and Canadian-driven electronic music radio content, a mix of electronica, trip hop, deep house and techno music combined with artist interviews and guest mixes.
3:00am—4:30am ·Electronica *
Electronica, Dubstep, EDM, Trance, Step, House, and Techno from our Digital Music Library
4:30am—5:30am ·Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
5:30am—6:30am ·For The Wild (syndicated) %
Focused on land based protection, co-liberation and intersectional storytelling
6:30am—7:00am +Early Morning Jazz *
Some Jazz music to start your day by Canadian musicians and musicians around the world.
7:00am—8:59am +Virasat Radio
South Asian focused current affairs programming and new arts and cultural programming.
8:59am—9:01am +CKMS Moment ^
9:01am—10:00am -100XLife
A Life Motivation and talk show.
10:00am—11:00am -Let's chit Chat with Narine Dat
An Original Canadian Initiative
11:00am—11:59am -Democracy Now %
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
11:59am—12:01pm -CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—1:00pm -She is Your Neighbour (% syndicated)
Thought-provoking discussions to increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence.
1:00pm—2:00pm -Harrowsmith Radio (syndicated talk) %
Sharing useful information for country dwellers and anyone seeking to tread a little more lightly upon the earth
2:00pm—7:59pm +Mazaj Show
Show for the Arab community in the Arabic Language.
7:59pm—8:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
8:01pm—9:00pm +Golden Record
What would you put on a Golden Record to the universe?
9:00pm—10:00pm +Rebel Time Radio (* from the archives)
A punk rock show with a (very!) political flavor.
10:00pm—11:00pm +Requiem For Rock
A little Musicology and social history.
11:00pm—12:00am +81 82 83 84 (#Replay)
A retro-alternative show focusing on New Wave, punk, ska, early goth.
Thursday, 30 June 2022
12:00am—2:00am ·R.E.A.L Radio with DJ DC
A mix show featuring News, Reviews, Interviews, debuts, guest appearances, And an innovative take on urban music.
2:00am—4:30am ·Hip Hop *
Hip Hop music from our digital music library
4:30am—5:30am ·Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
5:30am—6:30am ·Unauthorized Disclosure (% syndicated)
Questioning social and political norms that too often go unchallenged.
6:30am—7:00am +Early Morning Jazz *
Some Jazz music to start your day by Canadian musicians and musicians around the world.
7:00am—8:59am +Virasat Radio
South Asian focused current affairs programming and new arts and cultural programming.
8:59am—9:01am +CKMS Moment ^
9:01am—10:00am -100XLife
A Life Motivation and talk show.
10:00am—10:30am -rabble radio (%syndicated)
Tune in on the issues and actions that matter to you.
10:30am—11:30am -Rebel Sing - Music from and inspired by Todd Serious and The Rebel Spell *
The Rebel Spell and the results.
11:30am—11:59am -Nasha Kasha - A Ukrainian Almanac (*archives)
A Ukranian Almanac with Stefan Andrusiak
11:59am—12:01pm -CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—1:00pm -The Electronic Intifada (% syndicated)
The ongoing struggle for Palestinian self-determination, international solidarity news and actions, and growing the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions campaign.
1:00pm—2:00pm -KWCon!!! *
Music by people in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Woolwich, Wellesley, Wilmot, and North Dumfries!
2:00pm—3:00pm +Truth Radio (#Replay)
Old school Hip-Hop music and talk radio.
3:00pm—4:00pm +MAM re-hear *
Superior music selection for the week from Mano A Mano.
4:00pm—6:00pm +Atardecer Ranchero/Dusk on the Ranch
The hottest tropical Latin American beats as well as Rancheras, Corridos and Banda music.
6:00pm—7:59pm +The Wax Jungle
7:59pm—8:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
8:01pm—10:00pm +Auto Funk *
Rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul, jazz, and rhythm and blues.
10:00pm—12:00am +Street Hop
Carmelo and Lakes bring you the best in local hip hop.
Friday, 1 July 2022
12:00am—2:00am ·The Clean Up Hour
DJ Mophead cleans up.
2:00am—4:30am ·PUUUUUUUUUUNK*
All kinds of punk from our digital music library
4:30am—5:30am ·Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
5:30am—6:30am ·WINGS - Women's International News Gathering Service (% syndicated)
An all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world.
6:30am—7:00am +Early Morning Jazz *
Some Jazz music to start your day by Canadian musicians and musicians around the world.
7:00am—8:59am +Virasat Radio
South Asian focused current affairs programming and new arts and cultural programming.
8:59am—9:01am +CKMS Moment ^
9:01am—10:00am -100XLife
A Life Motivation and talk show.
10:00am—11:00am -WR Podcasts %
Showcasing an episode or two of some of the podcasts produced in Waterloo Region.
11:00am—11:59am -Alternative Radio (% syndicated)
AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in corporate media.
11:59am—12:01pm -CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—12:30pm -making contact %
Investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material.
12:30pm—1:00pm -Talking Radical Radio %
Grassroots activists engaged in communities across the country talk about what they’re doing, how they’re doing it, and why they’re doing it.
1:00pm—2:00pm -Democracy In Perspective / Elevation Hour
in-depth interviews with famous guests, alternating with the newest releases in Hip Hop.
2:00pm—2:30pm +KWCon!!! *
Music by musicians from Waterloo Region!
2:30pm—3:00pm +WINGS - Women's International News Gathering Service (% syndicated)
An all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world.
3:00pm—4:00pm +CKMS Community Connections *
An hour of programmer created content, podcasts, music, interviews, and community announcements.
4:00pm—5:00pm +AW@L Radio
Audio news reports and podcasts from the Grand River Media Collective.
5:00pm—6:00pm +Bollywood Mirchi
Bollywood Hit Music and Current News Topics.
6:00pm—7:00pm +Requiem For Rock (#Replay)
Some more Musicology and social history.
7:00pm—7:59pm +Da Don's House
7:59pm—8:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
8:01pm—9:00pm +The Socially Radical Guitarist (#Replay)
Political history, community led social movements, new and emerging music, and a radical political perspective.
9:00pm—10:00pm +"It's A Vibe" with Sherice
Caribbean flow, playing Soca, Reggae, Dancehall as well as some R&B and Hip Hop.
10:00pm—12:00am +The Riley Powis Show
Riley Powis plays music
Saturday, 2 July 2022
12:00am—1:00am ·Into The Void (* from the archives)
Chris Sherren takes you deep into the void to explore music of the mind
1:00am—2:00am ·Overnight JazzCan *
Some jazz from Canadian musicians to take you through the night
2:00am—4:00am ·Indigcon *
Music by Indigenous artists from our Digital Music Library
4:00am—5:00am ·Sauti Za Africa (replay) #
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
5:00am—7:00am ·Morning CanCon *
Canadian Content music from our Digital Music Library
7:00am—9:00am +Kidz Tunez*
Kidz up early? Sit them down at the radio to listen to some Tunez from our Digital Music Library
9:00am—10:00am +Father To Son (#Replay)
More music from father and son hosts Gary and Ben Van Osch; music from all genres picked from Gary’s personal music collection.
10:00am—11:59am +Sur Sangeet
11:59am—12:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—2:00pm +The Swing and Blues Show (* from the archives)
Enjoy some episodes from the Radio Waterloo digital archives!
2:00pm—3:00pm +Sauti Za Africa
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
3:00pm—4:00pm +The Socially Radical Guitarist
Political history, community led social movements, new and emerging music, and a radical political perspective.
4:00pm—5:00pm +Bollywood Mirchi (#Replay)
Bollywood Hit Music and Current News Topics.
5:00pm—6:00pm +Amity Radio (*)
We aim to showcase art in every form!
6:00pm—7:59pm +Reggae Patrol
A diverse Caribbean radio show which plays a large range of Reggae, Dancehall, Ska, Rock-steady and Lovers-rock.
7:59pm—8:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
8:01pm—9:00pm +Mano A Mano *
Superior music selection for the week.
9:00pm—10:00pm +3 Nines Rewind #
Local Independent Music, Tape Only, rewound for listening again
10:00pm—11:00pm +81 82 83 84
A retro-alternative show focusing on New Wave, punk, ska, early goth.
11:00pm—12:00am +NoPoli Radio Show (*)
Interviews with upcoming artist, models, entertainers, as well as influencers through out the industry of entertainment, locally and abroad
Sunday, 3 July 2022
12:00am—1:00am ·Rebel Time Radio (* from the archives)
A punk rock show with a (very!) political flavor.
1:00am—2:00am ·Val Scheer's Eclectic Garage (* from the archives)
An hour of eclectic music from different eras and genres
2:00am—4:00am ·Indigcon *
Music by Indigenous artists from our Digital Music Library
4:00am—5:00am ·Sauti Za Africa (replay) #
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
5:00am—6:00am ·around the word around the world. around the world around the world.... *
World music from our Digital Music Library
6:00am—7:30am +won't somebody think of the children! *
Canadian Content music from our Digital Music Library. Not necessarily for kids...
7:30am—9:30am +Lijepa Nasa
9:30am—11:59am +Sargam
11:59am—12:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—1:00pm +Radio Boorama
Gathering community news, researching interviews and religious programming, working with youth counselling and how to prevent youth violence in the Somali community.
1:00pm—2:00pm +Wadio Wam!
Curated playlists from the minds of Will and Sam (WAM). A focus on music rather than discussion.
2:00pm—3:00pm +Sauti Za Africa
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
3:00pm—4:30pm +Country Music *
...and Western too!
4:30pm—6:30pm +La Roca (*)
6:30pm—7:30pm +Truth Radio
Old school Hip-Hop music and talk radio.
7:30pm—8:29pm +Caribbean Spice
8:29pm—8:31pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
8:31pm—10:00pm +Training
Join our newest DJs and show hosts as they get their on-air training to Start A New Show.
10:00pm—12:00am +Revolution Rock %
Focusing on 60s garage rock, 70s punk/new wave, surf, alternative, indie and new/old music within those genres.

Colour Symbol Meaning
White (none) Original CKMS programming
Yellow # CKMS replayed shows. Available for new shows!
Blue ^ Public Service Announcements and Advertisements
Green % Syndicated programs (shows produced at other radio stations). Available for new shows!
Green * Available for new shows! See How To Start A New Show
Red ~ Pre-empted – The regularly scheduled show has been pre-empted for a special presentation
White times  + Prime time hours (6am-9am and 2pm-midnight weekdays, 6am-midnight weekends)
Shaded times  – Off-peak hours (9am-2pm weekdays)
Dark shaded times  · Off-peak, overnight (midnight-6am daily)

Electro Experimental

(CKMS sunflower logo on teal background)Electro Experimental plays music from our Digital Music Library tagged with (you guessed it!) “Electro” and “Experimental”. Expect to hear new music, avant-garde jazz, synth-pop, and all the sounds you won’t hear on commercial stations, including selections from 60 Secondes Radio!

Electronica airs on Wednesday mornings from 3:00am to 4:30am; Experimental airs Tuesdays from 10:30pm to 11:30pm.

Featured image Focusrite Studio Console @ Sound City Setagaya DSC 1931 by JacoTen is used under a CC BY-SACreative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

Training

Bob Jonkman, Yenny Stronge, and DJ JD in the control room
Bob Jonkman, Yenny Stronge, and DJ JD in the control room
Training is the program during which new DJs learn all about the studio, microphones, mixing board, video console, LibreTime program scheduler, and everything else they need to know to host a radio show.

The show could be full of experimentation, interesting results, odd snippets of conversation, and even some dead air. But the results are polished DJs, who will bring you lots of exciting programming the rest of the week!

Would you like to get training as a radio DJ? All it takes is a Radio Waterloo membership — join up at https://radiowaterloo.ca/join and you could join our Technical Committee to learn more about running a radio station, or our Programming Committee to determine what goes on the schedule, or sign up to start a new show!

Training airs every Sunday from 8:30pm to 10:30pm.

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 is not currently on the schedule.

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 once every four weeks on Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

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 is not currently on the schedule.

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, James Jordan, 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: Dylan Bravener, Jeff Stager, Steve Todd, and Bob Jonkman
Theme music by Steven Todd

Join us! CKMS Community Connections Hour One currently airs on Mondays from 11:00am to noon, and Hour Two airs on Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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