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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.

From the Void #4 – July 26th

Tonight is the 4th Episode of From the Void – I am going to focus very largely on the Psychedelic Era. The most accessible experimental period of music. You are going to hear Floyd, the Beatles, Zappa, Brainticket, The Soft Machine, Tangerine Dream and of course, Mike Patton. Pull up a chair and lose your mind with me!!!

Full episodes to enjoy at your leisure https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1–fLGsdUzW5O_9sK_Bzt9fBvBW-GWKBG?usp=sharing

My Music https://deafbydesign.ca/music

See you in the Void!

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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!

2019 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.

Radio Waterloo Schedule

CKMS Program
CKMS Replay #
PSAs & Ads ^
Syndicated %
Available *

Legend

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.



Saturday, 20 April 2024
12:00am—1:00am ·Rebel Time Radio (* archives)
A punk rock show with a (very!) political flavor.
1:00am—2:00am ·Father To Son (* archives)
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.
2:00am—5:00am ·Indigicon *
Music by Indigenous artists from our Digital Music Library
5:00am—5:59am ·around the world around the world around the world around the world.... *
World music from our Digital Music Library
5:59am—6:01am ·CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
6:01am—7:00am +Quinte Jazz (* Archives)
Contemporary and Smooth Jazz Featuring Canadian Performers
7:00am—8:00am +In Conversation with Rashmi (*Archives)
Rashmi Sanjay sat down with guests from this community who share their stories.
8:00am—10:00am +So Old It's New (#2)
For material that BaldBoy can't currently fit into his 8-10 pm Monday timeslot.
10:00am—11:59am +Mixtape Monopoly
Playing old-school hip-hop, rap, R&B and new with an old-school vibe.
11:59am—12:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—1:00pm +The Swing and Blues Show (*Archives)
Enjoy some Swing Jazz and Blues from the Radio Waterloo digital archives!
1:00pm—2:00pm +Through The Static (#Replay)
The show where we play a little bit more of everything!
2:00pm—3:00pm +Sauti Za Africa
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
3:00pm—3:59pm +The Triple A Show (#Replay)
An Immigrant Success and Lifestyle Music and Talk Show
3:59pm—4:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
4:01pm—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 +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 +Country Music *
...and Western too!
9:00pm—10:00pm +Truth Radio (#Replay)
Old school Hip-Hop music and talk radio.
10:00pm—11:00pm +81 82 83 84
A retro-alternative show focusing on New Wave, punk, ska, early goth.
11:00pm—12:00am +Musician's FAQ (* archives)
Focused on musicians entertaining you around Waterloo region.
Sunday, 21 April 2024
12:00am—1:00am ·Radio Nowhere
Rock and Roll from the sixties and seventies.
1:00am—2:00am ·Val Scheer's Eclectic Garage (* archives)
An hour of eclectic music from different eras and genres
2:00am—5:00am ·Indigicon *
Music by Indigenous artists from our Digital Music Library
5:00am—5:59am ·around the world around the world around the world around the world.... *
World music from our Digital Music Library
5:59am—6:01am ·CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
6:01am—7:00am +Celt In A Twist (% syndicated)
It sure ain’t your Grand pappy’s fiddle music!
7:00am—7:30am +Nasha Kasha - A Ukrainian Almanac (*archives)
A Ukranian Almanac with Stefan Andrusiak
7:30am—9:30am +Lijepa Nasa
Croatian Radio
9:30am—11:59am +Sargam
11:59am—12:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—1:00pm +Radio Boorama
A magazine show on the Somalian community.
1:00pm—2:00pm +Reader's Delight
A showcase of local Authors who do live readings of their work.
2:00pm—3:00pm +Sauti Za Africa
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
3:00pm—3:30pm +CKMS Community News
News from the Waterloo Region community. This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative.”
3:30pm—3:59pm +Words and Culture (%Syndicated)
Weaving conversations with Indigenous language and knowledge keepers together with music by Indigenous artists.
3:59pm—4:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
4:01pm—5:00pm +Quinte Jazz (* Archives)
Contemporary and Smooth Jazz Featuring Canadian Performers.
5:00pm—6:30pm +Easy Listening *
Take it easy on a Sunday afternoon.
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 +The Horizon Broadening Hour *
Showcasing new music in the Radio Waterloo library!
Monday, 22 April 2024
12:00am—12:30am ·The Jack and Marc Show (#Replay)
Jack Van and Marc Opie continue the fun.
12:30am—1:30am ·From The Void (#Replay)
Soundscapes and audio experiments to lose your mind to. Again.
1:30am—4:30am ·Jeff's Neoswing Selectorbot *
Dance to some new Swing and Jazz music from our Digital Music Library.
A Drop-In DJ show!
4:30am—5:59am ·Early Morning Jazz *
Some Jazz music to start your day by Canadian musicians and musicians around the world.
5:59am—6:01am ·CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
6:01am—7:00am +Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
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—11:00am -100XLife
A Life Motivation and talk show.
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 (% syndicated)
The LGBTQ Program highlighting topics from all across Canada.
1:00pm—1:30pm -Welcome To The Civic Hub
Interviews with the partner organizations of the Civic Hub Waterloo Region.
1:30pm—2:00pm -making contact (% syndicated)
Investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material.
2:00pm—2:30pm +CKMS Community News
News from the Waterloo Region community. This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative.”
2:30pm—3:00pm +Viewpoints (% syndicated)
A news magazine that provides an overview of what’s happening across Canada, by reporters from the Local Journalism Initiative.
3:00pm—3:59pm +The Green Planet Monitor (% syndicated)
Global environment, development and social justice issues.
3:59pm—4:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
4:01pm—6:00pm +Mixtape Monopoly
More old-school hip-hop, rap, R&B and new with an old-school vibe.
6:00pm—7:00pm +Back Porch Bluegrass (% syndicated)
Hardcore bluegrass music from New Zealand
7:00pm—7:59pm +Bandwidth
Showcasing the music of students and youth in and around the area.
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—11:00pm +Gospel Hour *
11:00pm—12:00am +I Am Everything (* archives)
A talk show about everything and nothing.
Tuesday, 23 April 2024
12:00am—2:00am ·Late Night Vibes
Multi genre late night mixshow with DJ Maciek
2:00am—5:00am ·Folk Music *
Folk music from our Digital Music Library. A Drop-In DJ show!
5:00am—5:59am ·Redeye Podcast (% syndicated)
Redeye is activist radio. We don’t just give you the facts, we give you the information you need to take action and create change.
5:59am—6:01am ·CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
6:01am—7:00am +Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
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—11:00am -100XLife
A Life Motivation and talk show.
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—10:00pm +Country Music *
...and Western too!
10:00pm—11:00pm +From The Void
Soundscapes and audio experiments to lose your mind to
11:00pm—12:00am +Country Music *
...and Western too!
Wednesday, 24 April 2024
12:00am—1:00am ·Relic Radio (% syndicated)
Radio Theatre in the style of Old Tyme Radio
1:00am—3:00am ·Electronica *
Electronica, Dubstep, EDM, Trance, Step, House, and Techno from our Digital Music Library. A Drop-In DJ show!
3:00am—5:00am ·Electronic-Experimental *
Electronica, Ambient, and other Synth Sounds. A Drop-In DJ show!
5:00am—5:59am ·The Electronic Intifada (% syndicated)
EI deals with the ongoing struggle for Palestinian self-determination.
5:59am—6:01am ·CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
6:01am—7:00am +Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
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—1:59pm -Interzone
Radio with no preservatives!
1:59pm—2:00pm -CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
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 +Through The Static
The show where we play a little bit of everything!
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, 25 April 2024
12:00am—2:00am ·Revolution Rock (% syndicated)
Focusing on 60s garage rock, 70s punk/new wave, surf, alternative, indie and new/old music within those genres.
2:00am—5:00am ·Hip Hop *
Hip Hop music from our digital music library. A Drop-In DJ show!
5:00am—5:59am ·Alternative Radio (% syndicated)
AR provides information, analyses and views that are frequently ignored or distorted in corporate media.
5:59am—6:01am ·CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
6:01am—7:00am +Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
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—11:00am -100XLife
A Life Motivation and talk show.
11:00am—11:59am -Radio Nowhere (#Replay)
More Rock and Roll from the sixties and seventies.
11:59am—12:01pm -CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—2:00pm -The Midtown Folk Show
Your weekly dose of KW's best folk show!
2:00pm—2:30pm +CKMS Community News
News from the Waterloo Region community. This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative.”
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—3:59pm +Country Music *
...and Western too!
3:59pm—4:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
4:01pm—6:00pm +Atardecer Ranchero / Dusk On The Ranch (#Replay)
More of 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 +Pressure Drop
Selector NATTYPHYSICIST takes you on a trip through the tropical sub bass jungle.
10:00pm—12:00am +Street Hop
Carmelo and Lakes bring you the best in local hip hop.
Friday, 26 April 2024
12:00am—2:00am ·The Clean Up Hour
DJ Mophead cleans up.
2:00am—4:30am ·Mixtape Monopoly (#Replay)
More old-school hip-hop, rap, R&B and new with an old-school vibe.
4:30am—5:59am ·Early Morning Jazz *
Some Jazz music to start your day by Canadian musicians and musicians around the world.
5:59am—6:01am ·CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
6:01am—7:00am +Democracy Now! (% syndicated)
A daily, global, independent news hour hosted by award-winning journalists Amy Goodman and Juan González.
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—11:00am -100XLife
A Life Motivation and talk show.
11:00am—1:59pm -Poems of Divine Power: Solutions
Annielean reads poems from her book, Poems of Divine Power.
1:59pm—2:00pm -CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
2:00pm—2:30pm +CKMS Community News
News from the Waterloo Region community. This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative.”
2:30pm—3:00pm +rabble radio (%syndicated)
Tune in on the issues and actions that matter to you.
3:00pm—3:59pm +CKMS Community Connections *
An hour of programmer created content, podcasts, music, interviews, and community announcements.
3:59pm—4:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
4:01pm—5:00pm +AW@L Radio
Audio news reports and podcasts from the Grand River Media Collective.
5:00pm—6:00pm +Bollywood Mirchi (*Archives)
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 +The Triple A Show
An Immigrant Success and Lifestyle Music and Talk Show
7:59pm—8:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
8:01pm—9:00pm +Blues High Radio *
Get high on the Blues! Selections in our Digital Music Library.
9:00pm—10:00pm +Unlimited Fortune
Are You Ready To Experience?
10:00pm—12:00am +The Riley Powis Show
Riley Powis plays music
Saturday, 27 April 2024
12:00am—1:00am ·Rebel Time Radio (* archives)
A punk rock show with a (very!) political flavor.
1:00am—2:00am ·3 Nines Radio: Tape Tuesdays with Francis Claire (* Archives)
Local Independent Music, Tape Only
2:00am—5:00am ·Indigicon *
Music by Indigenous artists from our Digital Music Library
5:00am—5:59am ·around the world around the world around the world around the world.... *
World music from our Digital Music Library
5:59am—6:01am ·CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
6:01am—7:00am +Quinte Jazz (* Archives)
Contemporary and Smooth Jazz Featuring Canadian Performers
7:00am—8:00am +In Conversation with Rashmi (*Archives)
Rashmi Sanjay sat down with guests from this community who share their stories.
8:00am—10:00am +So Old It's New (#2)
For material that BaldBoy can't currently fit into his 8-10 pm Monday timeslot.
10:00am—11:59am +Mixtape Monopoly
Playing old-school hip-hop, rap, R&B and new with an old-school vibe.
11:59am—12:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—1:00pm +The Swing and Blues Show (*Archives)
Enjoy some Swing Jazz and Blues from the Radio Waterloo digital archives!
1:00pm—2:00pm +Through The Static (#Replay)
The show where we play a little bit more of everything!
2:00pm—3:00pm +Sauti Za Africa
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
3:00pm—3:59pm +The Triple A Show (#Replay)
An Immigrant Success and Lifestyle Music and Talk Show
3:59pm—4:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
4:01pm—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 +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 +Country Music *
...and Western too!
9:00pm—10:00pm +Truth Radio (#Replay)
Old school Hip-Hop music and talk radio.
10:00pm—11:00pm +81 82 83 84
A retro-alternative show focusing on New Wave, punk, ska, early goth.
11:00pm—12:00am +Musician's FAQ (* archives)
Focused on musicians entertaining you around Waterloo region.
Sunday, 28 April 2024
12:00am—1:00am ·Radio Nowhere
Rock and Roll from the sixties and seventies.
1:00am—2:00am ·Rob's Rewind (* archives)
Golden Oldies on Rob's Rewind, now playing from the archives in our Digital Music Library
2:00am—5:00am ·Indigicon *
Music by Indigenous artists from our Digital Music Library
5:00am—5:59am ·around the world around the world around the world around the world.... *
World music from our Digital Music Library
5:59am—6:01am ·CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
6:01am—7:00am +Celt In A Twist (% syndicated)
It sure ain’t your Grand pappy’s fiddle music!
7:00am—7:30am +Nasha Kasha - A Ukrainian Almanac (*archives)
A Ukranian Almanac with Stefan Andrusiak
7:30am—9:30am +Lijepa Nasa
Croatian Radio
9:30am—11:59am +Sargam
11:59am—12:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
12:01pm—1:00pm +Radio Boorama
A magazine show on the Somalian community.
1:00pm—2:00pm +Red Road Journey
First Nations issues of concern
Up coming events
Guest speakers
And indigenous music
2:00pm—3:00pm +Sauti Za Africa
Bringing you great music from the continent of Africa. Afrorock, Bongo Flava, Souskous.
3:00pm—3:30pm +CKMS Community News
News from the Waterloo Region community. This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative.”
3:30pm—3:59pm +Words and Culture (%Syndicated)
Weaving conversations with Indigenous language and knowledge keepers together with music by Indigenous artists.
3:59pm—4:01pm +CKMS Public Service Announcement ^
4:01pm—5:00pm +Quinte Jazz (* Archives)
Contemporary and Smooth Jazz Featuring Canadian Performers.
5:00pm—6:30pm +Easy Listening *
Take it easy on a Sunday afternoon.
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 +The Horizon Broadening Hour *
Showcasing new music in the Radio Waterloo library!

 

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Yellow # CKMS replayed shows. These timeslots are available for new shows!
Blue ^ Public Service Announcements and Advertisements
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Green * These timeslots are available for new shows! See How To Start A New Show
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White times  + Prime time hours (6am-9am and 2pm-midnight weekdays, 6am-midnight weekends)
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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!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wk2WTgW4r5Y&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2y2ifELnrEuH8RQipns0RRXlwps_qbIJq9lmcoGT1VEzpa6GuOpEN4z_0

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

Denim Radio ❗️❗️❗️
Tuesday’s 8-9 PM ❗️🙌🏻🤟🏾🙌🏽

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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