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Host Your Own Show

Do you need a gift idea?

If you need an idea for giving, then buy a “host your own show” certificate. Your gift recipient will get to host a half hour show of content they like. They pick the music and what they want to talk about.

If a friend needs a gift idea, then suggest a certificate for that birthday or office exchange.

Want a unique team building package for your office team? Buy a bunch of certificates.

Do you want to support community radio? Then buy a $25 membership to Radio Waterloo and you get a half hour show where you are the host.

Whatever your motivation… you’re supporting community radio and have the unique chance to be on the air at CKMS‑FM 102.7 radiowaterloo.ca for $25, at the same time.

To purchase HYOS gift certificates buy a membership or contact the Programming Committee at progcom@radiowaterloo.ca

If hosting your own show has given you the radio bug, you can start your own regularly scheduled show!

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Ep. 202 at 8 PM EST.

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Golden MP3 Awards

All the programmers at CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo
Programmers at CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo. Back L-R: Mason Tikl, Yasin Dewji, Rob McKenna, Jeff Stager, Andy Nagpal, Barbara Garrett, Cam Matthers DJ Denim); Middle L-R: Indira Singh, Nat Persaud, Rashmi Sanjay, James Jordan, Narendra Grover, Patrick Ng, Roman Pernica; Front L-R: Vin Maru, Jenniefer Stronge, Bob Jonkman, Milan Majstorovic

What a record turn out of CKMS DJ’s at the After Holiday Party! The Golden MP3 Awards took physical form! Here is the recap of the what was given out!

Nat Persaud with Rashmi Sanjay holding her Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud and Rashmi Sanjay

The Local Liaison of Canada award is given to a DJ who puts local stories on a national level: Rashmi Sanjay, host of In Conversation with Rashmi.

James Jordan, Jenniefer Stronge, and Bob Jonkman holding their Golden MP3 Award plaques
James Jordan, Jenniefer Stronge, and Bob Jonkman

The Best Talk Focus award is given to a show that has had the best talk focused programs for the year: James Jordan, Jenniefer Stronge, and Bob Jonkman who host CKMS Community Connections.

Nat Persaud with Vin Maru holding his Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud and Vin Maru

The Most Original Program award is given to an original program that you will not find on radio anywhere but on CKMS! The winner is Vin Maru of Tolking Cannabis.

Nat Persaud with Narendra Grover holding his Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud and Narendra Grover

The FUNdraiser Of The Year award is given to a FUN spirit during our fundraising efforts! The winner is Narendra Grover who hosts Sur Sangeet

Nat Persaud, with Jeff Stager holding his Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud and Jeff Stager

The Freshest Beats award is given to a great program that is in its first 3 years! The winner is Jeff Stager, host of Golden Record.

Nat Persaud holds his Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud

Sonic Boom is a throw-back to the old CKMS Sonic Boom awards and is awarded to the best music based program of the year. The winner is Nat Persaud, hosting Pressure Drop.

Francis Claire setting up a speaker
Francis Claire

The DJ AdRock Memorial Award for Exceptional DJing is given to a DJ who exemplifies the qualities of the EDJ Academy. The winner is Francis Claire of 3 Nines Radio: Tape Tuesdays /w Francis Claire.

Riley Powis holds his Golden MP3 plaque
Riley Powis

The Teamwork Transition award is given to the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on CKMS: The winners are Chris Sherren and Riley Powis from Into The Void and The Riley Powis Show.

The Video King the Radio Star award is given to the show who best utilizes the OTF video system to support their program. The winner is Sean Bush of Reggae Patrol.

The SoundFM Soldier award is given to 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 winners are Chris Sherren and Bob Jonkman, both on the Tech Committee.

The Best Cultural/Culturally Diverse show is awarded to a show the best show that either features many different cultures or represents a culture that is under represented in the area. The winner is Bassam Awwad of the Mazaj Show.

The Best LP Show (LP is “Long Playing”) is awarded to the years best show that has been running for 3+ years. The winner is Souljah Sessions.

The Community Radio Award is given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about – COMMUNITY! The winner is Narine Dat Sookram of Let’s Chit Chat With Narine Dat.

Nat Persaud and Rob McKenna

The Best Graphic Material award is given to a program who is creating the Best accompanying images for their podcast or program. The winner is Rob McKenna of Mano A Mano.

God is an Astronaut Sold for a Smile

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album We had a God and the Devil theme suggestion that we fulfilled with two amazing albums. We were also able to do something we have been hoping to do for a while and feature a bands amazing album and an amazing album that they like. The first Album that we feature was CDN band The Gandharvas and their 1998 MCA release “Sold For A Smile” followed by a band that Gandarvas lead singer is a fan of God is an Astronaut and their 2008 self titled release.

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

I&II – Audio Boffins

We featured the Audio Boffins new album I&II on Mano A Mano while doing our NBA fantasy draft picks. Unfortunately there is talking over the music but it is mainly instrumental. We will eventually put together a proper Concept Album podcast to feature this amazing band but we figured we should add it to the mosaic.

** DJ Steel’s Fantasy Team defeated DJ JD’s team in the first week of the Fantasy action!

Make A Pest A Pet – Age of Electric

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album I featured the re-released Make A Pest A Pet album by The Age of Electric. This album was originally released in 1997 and re-released in 2017 with 4 additional amazing tracks. Check out the full album in the podcast below.

If you have an album that you think should be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

The book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety – Toe

Last weekend on Mano A Mano – Concept Album we feature a few great albums. This album was suggested to us by Dylan Francis of 3 nines tape radio. We played the entire Toe debut album “The book about my idle plot on a vague anxiety”. If you haven’t heard this Japanese band before check them out at the podcast below!

If you have an album that you be added to the mosaic contact us on twitter or instagram: @mamradio

 

Denim Radio Episode 180! 2019 CKMS Funding Drive set! Guest DJ Hyper Kid and B2B DJ Denim!!!

Denim Radio Episode 180 LIVE in studio tonight!

Denim Radio Ep. 180

Ep. 180 features a local guest DJ Hyper Kid coming in to hold down a Hype set while we promote the CKMS 2019 Funding Drive!!! If you like the set and its’ getting you hype donate to community radio of Waterloo today!
100% of donations going to your non for profit community radio station!

Denim Radio 8-9 PM
DJ Hyper Kid 8-8:30 PM
Hyper Kid B2B Denim 8:30-9 PM

Requests tracks for any amount donation! 519-884-2567

Chaotic Entrance

Here is the Robot Apocalypse series podcast “Chaotic Entrance” featuring the music of Ulysses Coppard including his solo project Ulysses and his band SMASH BOOM POW.

 

Phase Shifter

Here is the Robot Apocalypse series podcast “Phase Shifter” featuring the music of Chelsea McBride including:
Chelsea McBride’s Socialist Night School, The Chelsea McBride Group, Chelsea and the Cityscape, The Koopa Troop Band

and Hot Hot Heat track in there too for full representation of collaborators!

 

ASDF Robot Apocalypse Series

Here is the first of the Home Row Robot Apocalypse Series podcasts ASDF featuring all the bands of the skeleton track creators of the Robot Apocalypse project that started here at CKMS!

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!

Inner Attitude Gage – Robot Apocalypse Series

Here is the next Mano A Mano Robot Apocalypse Series show titled “Inner Attitude Gage” featuring the music of collaborators Gary Cain and 54-40!

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zTo3etyK41Zw0mnaTo4rurzSktvDD0jj/preview

 

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 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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D€NÏM RADIO EPISODE 141

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Episode 141 coming up at 8 PM! LIVE today in the CKMS studio featuring the sounds of DJ D€NÏM hosting guest selecta DJ Woody Wood! Classic house, drum n’ bass and bass music coming your way from 8 – 9 pm commercial free!

Follow us on Facebook for more future guest DJ appearances and artists interviews on Denim Radio coming this spring.

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Episode 140 Live in studio Tonight !¡!
8 PM !¡! 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo in the tri-city region!

www.radiowaterloo.ca/listen to stream online at the Livestream!

Tonight’s epdisode features another Non-stop commercial free DJ set with a recap of this Saturday’s Friends of CKMS Fundraiser and live show!!

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Thank you, thank you, thank you

The Friends of CKMS Appreciation Event was a great success!

Huge thanks to all that came out to support our funding drive.

The donors, the performers, the volunteers, together you made this all happen.

Thank you to Descendants for hosting us. A great venue, great staff, greet food, great beer…. how many times can you say great in a sentence? As many times as it applies.

More details to come, so stay tuned. And keep it tuned to 102.7FM- CKMS! Radio Waterloooooooo!

We had tons of great prizes won last night. Check out this page for info on the fine organizations that generously donated items to makes this possible: http://radiowaterloo.ca/give/thankyou/

Denim Radio Episode 137 ! Tonight at 8 PM

Lock your FM radio in to 102.7 FM and surf the smartphone to www.radiowaterloo.ca/listen ; turn up your sub and get ready for a non-stop commercial free DJ Set with Denim Entertainment!

Come ride the Bass Lines with DJ Denim on 102.7 Radio Waterloo TONIGHT and every Tuesday from 8 to 9 PM !!!

Tonight’s Denim Radio Ep. 137 features a non-stop DJ set of Denim on the studio’s turntables!!!  #UKG #Bass #Basshouse #Grime #denimradio #radiowaterloo