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Deep Cut Film Festival 2019

The Deep Cut Film Festival was a great success this year! I was able to check out a bunch of great movies and interview many of the directors and writers! Check out the podcast here!

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.

Community For Can Praxis 2019

Save the Date

PTSD/OSI Recovery Via Horses

Saturday, 14 September 2019

Hand and horseCanPraxis | Veterans, First Responders, PTSD, Horses
Reaching out to: Veterans and First Responders, with Respective Families and Friends, including Community at large, as Mental Health affects all of us.


Event held 14th of September 2019, starting at 10:00am. At the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 50, Fred Gies : 524 Belmont Avenue West, Kitchener


Day of:

Presentations, Documentaries about horses helping humans, Fundraiser concert — Confirmed bands: Jenny Howes Duo, Parallax Error, Piano On The Patio, Burnaby, Cyphier, & Singer/Speaker Relentless Melanie Crawford! Elvis! Karaoke, & food.

Special Guest: Fitz “The Whip” Vanderpool — Kitchener & Waterloo World Boxing Champion, & President of With Hope It’s Possible — Youth In Transition, a non-profit organization for kids at risk.

Schedule will be announced. Community building and fundraising for Can Praxis — Equine Therapy for PTSD. Learn more about Can Praxis at canpraxis.com. Link to donate via page, or to learn more via Steve Critchley, also direct transfers via steve@canpraxis.com. Can Praxis Charity number: 79990 7894 RR0001.

Five sponsor logos

In memoriam

Justice For Alecia - Victims Speak Up


For questions about this event, email Yenny at jennieferve@gmail.com.

Facebook: Community for CanPraxis 2019.
See also: Blue Sky Radio with Yenny via
Radiowaterloo.ca, Thursdays, 12PM
on CKMS-FM 102.7 in Kitchener and Waterloo.

Poster: Community For Can Praxis 2019 (PDF, 452 kBytes)

*NEW Upload on CKMS Youtube!!! CKMS Live On-site at Ever After Music Festival 2018

NEW CKMS VIDEO ON YOUTUBE! CKMS Live On-site at the Ever After Music Festival 2018!

Check out our brand NEW upload on the CKMS Youtube Page!

CKMS-FM is Live On-site with Cameron Matthews and Joel Marshall at Ever After Music Festival 2018!
Thinking of buying your ticket for this year’s festival? See what the music festival is all about first in the Youtube video link below.
CKMS Live at Ever After Music Festival

Don’t be shy to like and subscribe to the CKMS Youtube page while you are there!

Ever After Music Fest!!! Kitchener’s largest electronic and bass music festival! Be sure not to miss it this year on June 6, 7, 8, and 9th 2019 !!!

Big Up Joga Basics for taking the footage. Ending credit track in the video is also produced by Joga Basics as well off his latest album “Poolside”. Support local! Check out Joga on Soundcloud.com
Video Credits

Tickets available at everafterfest.com

2018 Festival Map at Bingeman’s Kitchener.

OPEN MIC NIGHT TONIGHT AT THE KW BOATHOUSE!!! LIVE-2-AIR ON 102.7 FM AT 9 PM!!!

TONIGHT at the KW Boathouse!!! Open mic night!!
No cover!
Bands come early to sign up!! We’re Live on location tonight on FM and stream!

Open Mic Night!

Working late? … Not to worry! Tune us in on your way home! 102.7 FM Live to Air from the KW Boathouse from 9 – 10:30 PM !!!!

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 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

CKMS Info booth at @BOTSunshine Festival

This Sunday CKMS had an information table at the Bring ON The Sunshine Festival held at Kitchener City Hall. CKMS Board member Yasin Dewji, host of Sauti Za Africa was on hand to pass out information, and to invite everyone interested in community radio to join Radio Waterloo, and maybe even host a show!

Yasin Dewji behind a table with the CKMS banner and info leaflets
Yasin Dewji staffs the info table
Two people on stage in the background, seated audience members in foreground
Presentations at @BOTSunshine
Two people carrying African shields in front of a map
Re-enacting history

Winterloo 2019 – CKMS Live-on-location

THIS COMING SATURDAY and SUNDAY (Jan. 26th and 27th, 2019) CKMS-FM is LIVE on location and Live-to-Air at the Uptown Waterloo Town Square!!!
We will be providing live music and interactive DJ sets at 2019 Winterloo Festival!!!

Winterloo is an outdoor FREE community winter festival with cool winter activities open to all to get involved in.

Hosted by the City of Waterloo; come join us for ice sculpture carving competitions, dog sled racing, CKMS-FM live DJ sets during the Uptown “Shake N’ Skate”, food trucks such as Tim Horton’s and Beaver Tails, ice fishing games, winter golf in Waterloo Park, snowman building contests, horse and buggie tours, and so much more!!!!
All FREE FOR YOU, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND YOUR COMMUNITY of the Waterloo region!

* Join the Facebook event link for general festival updates:
https://www.facebook.com/events/632883583793730/?ti=ia

Music: CKMS DJ’s DJ Denim, DJ JD, DJ Yasin, Nattyphsicist, Francis Claire, Yenniefer Storange, Jeff Stager, Bob Jonkman and many more CKMS DJs and programmers Live-On-site!! We will be LIVE-To-AIR on the FM and stream!!
DJ set times will be announced and updated on our Facebook page this week!

Give CKMS Radio Waterloo a like or follow on Facebook for the updates!

CKMS on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/RadioWaterloo/

Any questions or details on how you can get involved with CKMS or Winterloo email office@radiowaterloo.ca or cam@radiowaterloo.ca

Hope to see you this coming weekend at the Winterloo Festival!

CKMS 102.7 FM Live-to-Air this Saturday at the Waterloo Beat Goes-On! (Weber St. Location)

Join CKMS-FM broadcasters Francis Claire, Cameron Matthews, Natty Physicist live on-site this Saturday November 17th at the Beat Goes-On (Waterloo) Live on location and Live-To-Air on 102.7 CKMS Radio Waterloo !!! Live bands will be playing on-site and in-store performances including a live b-day performance by Ned Flangers!!

2-4 PM !


Event page: CKMS Live-to-Air Event page

Hope to see you this Saturday!
Join the event page for updated details!


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Oktoberfest ticket giveaway!!! Listen for the cue to call tonight at 8 pm!!!

TONIGHT AT 8 PM on CKMS!
Win a pair of tickets to #kwoktoberfest to see Loud luxury and Smashmouth LIVE in concert at Bingemans Oktoberfest!!!

To Enter/ Win you must:

1) “follow” @ckms102.7fm on Instagram !
2) “like” this post!
3) comment below what your favourite radio show is on CKMS FM!
Winner will be selected at random draw Tuesday, Oct. 9th at 8:30 pm live on-air, website stream and on CKMS FB video cast!!!
So get your comment in before hand and tell a friend! Good Luck!!! #ckmsfm #oktoberfest #ticketgiveaway #freegiveaway #oktoberfesttickets #radiowaterloo #onairgiveaway #kwawesome #bingemans #concert #loudluxury #smashmouth

Good Luck to All !!!

CKMS celebrates over 40 years on air with funding drive

The Spring Friends of CKMS 2018 Funding Drive may be over however we need your help all year round. Head over to http://radiowaterloo.ca/donate/ to make your donation.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

radiowaterloo.ca/give
Go to  radiowaterloo.ca/give to donate now! Limited time, order your very own CKMS 6 pack of locally brewed beer at www.descendantsbeer.com/ckms. Hurry, sales ends March 18th! The sale benefits the Friends of CKMS Funding Drive

 

While our 2018 Friends of CKMS Funding Drive officially ended with a great evening of celebration on March 24th, you still have time to get involved.

The limited edition CKMS 6 pack of locally-brewed craft beer can still be ordered for a few more days.  Get your order in now! Link above

Donations are still being accepted via our funding page for a few more days if you didn’t get a chance to donate: radiowaterloo.ca/give.

 

 


For Immediate Release

CKMS celebrates over 40 years on air with funding drive

Kitchener, March 1st 2018 – CKMS recently attained a significant milestone in Canadian community radio history: 40 years on the FM airwaves. As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, CKMS 102.7FM (Radio Waterloo) is pleased to announce the Friends Of CKMS Funding Drive (March 10-24th 2018

Starting on March 10th 2018, the fundraiser aims to raise $2500 to support the ongoing operations of the non-profit, volunteer-run, community radio station.

The fundraiser, involving on-air requests from the various shows and programmers, will culminate in an exclusive Friends of CKMS Appreciation Event on March 24th 2018.

The Appreciation Event is held at Descendants Brewery in Kitchener, with live performances from local musicians: The Jenny Howes Duo, Crimson Breed & The Faulty Rivals.

Access to the event will be offered to donors first. Many local businesses have generously contributed prizes for the event to support the fundraising and help make the event a wonderful climax to the 2 week funding drive.

 

Background

Radio Waterloo evolved from the Broadcasting Club / Broadcasting Association at the University of Waterloo which was operating in the early to mid 1960’s. CRTC-licensed since 1977, CKMS recently celebrated 40 years on the FM airwaves.

Today the station is also streamed on Rogers Cable (946) and worldwide thru radiowaterloo.ca and the TuneIn app in addition to 102.7 FM.

The radio station is entirely run by volunteers and does not receive any ongoing funding from government or universities.

The majority of our operations are funded by programming fees paid by the on-air hosts and donations from the community.

The station provides a unique service to the KW region by being a voice for the different cultural communities and alternate content not available on commercial radio.

 

For further information, please contact: Dan Kellar Vice-President, Radio Waterloo Inc. dan@radiowaterloo.ca

 

 

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DENIM RADIO back On-Air with 102.7 CKMS-FM with a new Live Tuesday night 8 PM time slot!!!

 

DENIM RADIO EP. 135 !!!

COMING IN HOT!! A ROLLERCOASTER RIDE OF BASSLINES RUMBLIN’ YOUR SPEAKERS!!!

DJ is in the Studio ready to drop Episode 135 tonight featuring a Non-stop Commercial Free BASS MUSIC, JUMP UP, DRUM AND BASS!!

“Turn Up your stereo if it can handle it!!!

LIVE 8-9 PM EST
www.radiowaterloo.ca/listen

Kronik Kristmas at Dstrct

IT’S ‘KRONIK KRISTMAS’ TIME AGAIN!!
7 BANDS( + ‘special guest!) – 2 FLOORS (Dstrct / Dstrct Lounge)
THIS YEARS WICKED LINEUP IS …
THE AFTERIMAGE *COMEBACK SHOW!!! , Islands & Empires –
Voltang ~ Mirrors&Tides ~ Ending Tyranny ~ Damage Control ~ The Story Of. (‘new project’ ft. Bilay BadoeNik Wever) & ‘special guest’ Leslie Shapiro‘The Naked Harpist’ … yup, a Harpist!!!
** Negative Underground Society will be there too, check out their designs!!!

SATURDAY , DECEMBER 16 , 2017.
Dstrct (2nd floor) & Dstrct Lounge(3rd floor)
10 Wyndham St. N. Guelph On.

8PM DOORS / 9PM BANDS
ALL AGES / LICENSED
$10 COVER

CKMS MEGA CD (AND VINYL) SALE

As part of CKMS 102.7FM – RadioWaterloo’s 40th year celebrations, we are having our largest CD sale of the year.
This is your chance to browse through the hundreds (and hundreds) of CD’s that Radio Waterloo has accumulated over the years.
Every genre imaginable, covering many many years of the Radio Waterloo history.
Come one, come all to pick up CD’s you simply will not find anywhere else at insanely cheap prices…and there will be a LIMITED amount of vinyl LP’s available, though we do not expect them to last long.
The best part?   Every penny you spend will help fund Radio Waterloo so we can continue providing the community the very best radio experience.
This great event is happening on November 25th from 8am to 2pm at the Radio Waterloo studio  at
283 Duke St West
#114B
KitchenerON N2H 3X7

Live from Lyndon Fishing Pond sponsoring Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Waterloo Region Saturday June 3 11 AM

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Lyndon Fish Pond is sponsoring an event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region. Join us Saturday June 3 at 11 AM for this event as we live stream on the FM band and from our website.

Lyndon Fishing Pond is proud to be sponsoring Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region this Saturday, June 3 from 9:30 to 12:30. Bigs and Littles will be joining us for a “Kids Workshop” to learn how to fish along with a cooking demonstration by Chef Justin Bronson. The Fishing Pond will be open to customers our regular hours of 9 am to 6 pm. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a leading child and youth mentoring charity that facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential.

Pick A Piper New album: Distance

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Pick A Piper is back with a new Album: Distance. This new album takes their work to a new level! Check out this podcast that spans various different era’s of work by this great band with ties to the KW community!

Then get your stuff together and meet us at Starlight! April 13th for Pick A Piper live in concert. These guys always put on a great show switching from synths to percussion to whatever else they can to produce the electro-rock vibes!

A CKMS-FM “New Frequency Party!”

Doors Open to the Public !!!

A fun evening of entertainment, Nightlife and Live performances!
A door prize ticket and chance at a Great door prize to come with everyone’s entry!!
All while supporting local talent, DJ’s and community radio of Waterloo Region, CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo!

Come celebrate a night of fun, live music, drinks and beverage at the KW Boathouse as we celebrate the switch from 100.3 to our NEW FM frequency 102.7 FM!!!

Live Music provided by CKMS-DJ’s!!
Opening Mix: 8:30 – 9:00 PM
Ati of “LA ROCA” (Latin Mix) :
9:00 – 10:00 PM
DJ Carmelo of “STREET HOP” Radio (Old school Funk) : 10:00 – 11:00 PM
Live hip-hop performance by “Crispy” and “Lakes”! : 11:00 – 11:25 PM
Door prize Draws!! : 11:30 – 11:40 PM
A Special Announcement from CKMS Radio Waterloo! : 11:40 – 11:55 PM
DJ Denim of “DENIM ENTERTAINMENT RADIO!” (Bass and Electronic Dance Music) : 12:00 – 2:00 AM

Door prize draws included with your entry fee!! Sponsors from Street Hop, Denim Entertainment, the KW Titan professional basketball team, New Damage Records and many more to come! Keep posted for more exciting door prize updates and Full details on prizes to come withn the event page!

19+ Event
Cover only $4 for CKMS members, $7 for non-members and $20 that includes a 2017 CKMS-FM membership!

Celebrate a community radio station that has served Waterloo Region for 40 YEARS and still Is continuing to grow strong thanks to its great community and surrounding cities!!

Come support CKMS-FM on Friday, FEBRUARY 17TH !!!

Click here to volunteer at this event.

New Frequency party

Full event info and updates can be found here!! (Facebook Event page)

The CKMS S.O.S. Fundraiser Success!!! Thank-You for Supporting!

Thank-you to everyone who could make it out last weekend to the CKMS S.O.S. Fundraiser!!!  It was an amazing night!  We look forward to hosting more upcoming CKMS fundraisers and public events in the near future.  Photos are up from last Saturday’s S.O.S. on our Facebook Page!

Thanks again for your coming out and showing your support to community radio in Waterloo.

For latest details on our upcoming events please see our Facebook page at  ‘100.3 SOUND FM

Cheers!