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The Clean Up Hour Mix 273.

What’s up, y’all? Here is tonight’s Clean Up Hour — I talk a bit about the great debate.


The Game – Bompton
Slim 400 – Dum B***y
Drakeo the Ruler – Punk Rock *****
Tha Alkaholiks – Mary Jane
Wiz Khalifa, Smoke DZA, Big KRIT, & Girl Talk – No Singles
Snoop Dogg, Redman, Nate Dogg, & Warren G – From Long Beach 2 Brick City
Anderson .Paak – Parking Lot
Classified – Slippin
Camila Cabello & Drake – HOT UPTOWN
Jay-Z – Can’t Knock the Hustle (Fool’s Paradise Mix)
LNDN DRGS & K-Dee – The Fee is Mine
DJ Quik, Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Hi-C, AMG, 2nd II Noe, & El Debarge – Medley for a “V” (The ***** Song)
Brassmunk, Moka Only, & Chris Rouse – How Bouts
Ice Cube – What Can I Do? (Westside Remix)
Xzibit, Defari, Goldie Loc, & Kokane – Rimz & Tirez
Dom Kennedy – Ice Cream Truck
Rick Ross, Wiz Khalifa, & Curren$y – Super High (S**iva Remix)
Michael Christmas & Kipp Stone – P*** Juice
Larry June – Feeling Good Today
Yelawolf – Beer Buzz
Sheek Louch & Jeremih – Party After 2
Drake – Uuugly
Boldy James & Conductor Williams – Flying Trapeze Act
Lupe Fiasco – Palaces
Previous Industries – Braids
Felt – Morris Day
Your Old Drogg – Mantra
Terrace Martin, Uncle Chucc, & The Emotions – Patiently Waiting
Eight Mile Road & 2Pac – Life is a Traffic Jam
NxWorries, Earl Sweatshirt, & Rae Khalil – WalkOnBy

See y’all next time!

Through the Static Episode 36 – 03/07/24

Yes I am once again able to do regular broadcasts, yay! Despite a couple technical difficulties early in the show I’m still able to bring you a great lineup of songs! From Canadian classics to synthy funky tracks, and everything in between sit down and enjoy another installment of Through the Static!

  • The Things I Do For Money – The Northern Pikes
  • Simple Dude – Tokyo Police Club
  • Ukiuq – The Jerry Cans
  • 17 18 19 – Ibibio Sound Machine
  • Dance Yrself Clean – LCD Soundsystem
  • She’s In Parties – Bauhaus
  • Not Ready To Make Nice – The Chicks
  • The Line – Vera Sola

Check out the podcast!

episode 306 agriculture show july 2 with Maggie Van Camp

Maggie Van Camp is the guest today on The Agriculture Show.  Maggie is busy with her project via Loft 32 called Farmers Bridge . Our playlist “Get Stuff Done”:

  • Fight  Song  by  Rachel Platten
  • Truck Got Stuck  by  Corb Lund
  • Celebration  by  Kool and the Gang
  • Buy Dirt  by  Jordan Davis
  • Lizzo  by  About Damn Time


The Feminist Shift

(logo of two sine waves forming the letters FS)The Feminist Shift is an advocacy capacity building collaborative between YW Kitchener-Waterloo and YWCA Cambridge that started in 2019. Together, with partnerships in the community, The Feminist Shift is taking on gender-based violence in Waterloo Region and working to improve the lives women and gender-diverse people. Their mission is to build a region that acknowledges and rejects gender-based violence. They will do this through engaging in thoughtful conversations, challenging engrained local issues with other feminist organizations, hosting knowledge sharing and training opportunities and through pointed and strategic advocacy projects.

This project is funded through Women and Gender Equality Canada’s capacity building grant, which allows The Feminist Shift to increase our community’s understanding of gender-based issues and build policy and preventative solutions to tackle these issues. The understanding of feminism is from an inclusive, strengths-based, intersectional lens and they focus on smart advocacy that promotes systemic progress and change.

The Feminist Shift is now in its third season, and airs on CKMS-FM every fourth Wednesday from 11:00am to Noon, starting on 10 July 2024 with Season 1 Episode 1: The Work Begins.

So Old It’s New set list for Canada Day, Monday, July 1, 2024

An all-Canadian artists set for Canada Day. My track-by-track tales follow the bare-bones list.

1. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, T-Bone
2. Bachman-Turner Overdrive, I Think You Better Slow Down/Slow Down Boogie
3. The Guess Who, Coming Down Off The Money Bag/Song Of The Dog
4. Colin James, National Steel
5. Danko Jones, Bounce
6. Trooper, 3 Dressed Up As A 9
7. Gordon Lightfoot, That Same Old Obsession
8. Alannah Myles, Hurry Make Love
9. Tom Wilson, Sex etc . . .
10. Joni Mitchell, Sex Kills
11. Kim Mitchell, Love Ties
12. The Tragically Hip, Killing Time
13. Pat Travers, Killer
14. Rush, Something For Nothing (live, from All The World’s A Stage)
15. April Wine, Juvenile Delinquent (from Live At The El Mocambo)
16. Tom Cochrane, Willie Dixon Said
17. David Wilcox, On A Roll
18. Headstones, Cut
19. Bruce Cockburn, Burn
20. Big Sugar, Joe Louis/Judgment Day
21. Murray McLauchlan, Out Past The Timberline

My track-by-track tales:

1. Neil Young and Crazy Horse, T-Bone . . . Best lyrics ever 🙂 ; certainly easy to remember, on this bruising tune from 1981’s Re·ac·tor record. I was in northern Alberta, starting my journalism career where more of the jobs were at the time after graduating from college in Ontario, when the album came out and I remember a friend of mine raving about the song in part because of the sheer ballsiness of putting out a nine-plus minute tune whose lyrics are: Got mashed potatoes, ain’t got no T-Bone. Seven words, or eight if you count T-Bone as two words, repeated amid the guitar riffology. It actually works, and never ceases to make me smile.

2. Bachman-Turner Overdrive, I Think You Better Slow Down/Slow Down Boogie . . . Another nine-minute rocker, this one originally recorded during the sessions for BTO’s self-titled 1973 debut album, although it didn’t survive the final cut for that record. The song first saw official light of day on CD – and that’s when I first heard it though I followed BTO through the 1970s – with the release of the 2-disc Bachman-Turner Overdrive: The Anthology in 1993. That compilation was released as part of Polygram Records’ Chronicles series which has also, among other releases, compiled material by Free, Roy Buchanan and The Fillmore Concerts by The Allman Brothers Band, all of which I also own and are of high quality. The Allmans reissue is a 2-disc expanded release of songs, some in alternate form from different shows, from the Fillmore East concerts in New York City on March 12-13 in 1971 that initially resulted in the classic live album At Fillmore East, with some of the recordings later winding up on the live portions of the Allmans’ Eat A Peach album and the later deluxe expanded release of At Fillmore East.

So, there’s just a little history for you, for what it’s worth, as I started digging into it and finding it fascinating in terms of the tentacles of massive corporations. Polygram has long since been absorbed by Universal Music Group, the world’s biggest music company and one of the ‘big three’ along with Sony Music Group and Warner Music Group. Universal – which has ties to and shares a logo with Universal Pictures the movie company – has musical roots going back to the American branch of the UK’s Decca Records, which became MCA Records and also released material on the London Records imprint in North America. Decca Records, of course, is infamous for turning down The Beatles, with Decca executives saying they felt ‘guitar groups are on the way out’ and “The Beatles have no future in show business.” Decca soon corrected its error, at least in some measure, by signing The Rolling Stones, reportedly at least in part on the recommendation of Beatle George Harrison, who had by then become a fan of the Stones.

3. The Guess Who, Coming Down Off The Money Bag/Song Of The Dog . . . I’ve always loved this toe-tapping bluesy, country-ish, rockabilly-ish ditty from the band’s Share The Land album. It was the first album after Randy Bachman left the group. Guitarists Kurt Winter and Greg Leskiw – who sings this tune he co-wrote with usual lead singer Burton Cummings – replaced Bachman and the band kept on rolling while Bachman formed Brave Belt, which morphed into BTO.

4. Colin James, National Steel . . . Fabulous acoustic blues title cut from James’s 1997 mostly covers album of classic blues tunes like Muddy Waters’ Rollin’ Stone, Taj Mahal’s Going Up To The Country and Bukka White’s Fixin’ To Die. Yet, National Steel, which James co-wrote with Canadian musicians/songwriters Daryl Burgess and Christopher Ward, proves his blues bonafides alongside the legendary best.

5. Danko Jones, Bounce . . . Appropriately titled tune from the Toronto rock trio, named after its leader Danko Jones, from their 2001 album I’m Alive And On Fire. Indeed.

6. Trooper, 3 Dressed Up As A 9 . . . Yeah, this is a for the very most part deep cuts show and I know it was a single, and a sort of hit, in addition to being the leadoff cut on Trooper’s 1979 studio album Flying Colors. But, as I always say, I do play occasional singles I, or listeners, may not have heard in a while. That applies to this tune, for me.

I don’t own any actual original studio albums by Trooper but I was rifling through CDs in prepping this show and came across a ‘Green Series’ (environmentally correct cardboard packaging) Trooper compilation released in 2008 that I picked up at a used CD shop somewhere along the way and 3 Dressed Up As A 9 is on it. It’s also on another Trooper comp I don’t own, a 2010 release called Hits From 10 Albums but, perhaps surprisingly, it ISN’T on that Trooper compilation I also own and seems ubiquitous in most Canadian homes, 1979’s now 6-time platinum compilation Hot Shots. 80,000 units is platinum in Canada; platinum is 1 million in the USA so it’s the usual approximate multiply by 10 for population difference. What’s interesting about Hot Shots is how The Boys In The Bright White Sports Car became a hit single off that compilation, in a slightly different re-recorded version of a song that wasn’t released as a single in its original form on the 1976 studio album Two For The Show. I really can’t discern the difference between the versions and don’t know for sure, can’t find definitive information, but presume it’s a different master for single release as compared to the studio album.

7. Gordon Lightfoot, That Same Old Obsession . . . So I had my set list all done on Saturday night for tonight’s Canada Day show and when I got up Sunday morning I realized, I have no Gordon Lightfoot in it. I also realized that as far as The Guess Who and Canada goes, I perhaps should have played their tune Maple Fudge but, frankly, the Guess Who tune I played, Coming Down Off The Money Bag, I much prefer and I’m just playing Canadian artists, for the most part there’s no deeper meaning to the set list.

Still, as for overlooking Lightfoot in a Canadian artists’ show? That’s sacrilege! Or, it means, there’s loads of quality Canadian artists to choose from, and there indeed are, successful in Canada and abroad to varying degrees but to not include Lightfoot in such a show would be, well, yes, sacrilegious. So, I updated the list and here we go. A beautiful lament of lost love, released as a single on Lightfoot’s 1972 album Old Dan’s Records. It did well on what I would describe as ‘refined’ charts; that is, refined or distilled down to things like the ‘bubbling under hot 100″ or ‘adult contemporary” charts, where the song was top 5 or better in a selective situation but on the main charts like Billboard in the US and even in Canada, this single sort of stiffed. It’s even described as not making much of an impact, as a single, in the liner notes to a Lightfoot collection of his singles and B-sides I own. That said, it’s Gordon Lightfoot. It’s great.

8. Alannah Myles, Hurry Make Love . . . From her self-titled first album that was overwhelmed by the success of the hit single Black Velvet; in fact Myles’ whole career could be said to have been overwhelmed by that song. She’s so much more, her first album overall is terrific as is her second, Rockinghorse in particular the title cut. This is from the debut album, short, sweet, sexy.

9. Tom Wilson, Sex etc . . . Anyone who’s ever followed my show over the years knows the high regard in which I hold Tom Wilson. Amazing artist, whether it be with his early band The Florida Razors which I admit I must delve more deeply into but what I know I like, but certainly since then Junkhouse, which introduced me to Wilson, then his solo stuff, his work with musical friends Colin Linden and Stephen Fearing in Blackie and The Rodeo Kings, and his cleverly-titled project Lee Harvey Osmond which also features members of Canadian acts Cowboy Junkies and Skydiggers. This hypnotic track – and being a Stones fan I obviously love the lyrical nod to the Stones’ live album Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out! – is from Wilson’s 2001 solo album Planet Love.

10. Joni Mitchell, Sex Kills . . . I have a few actual studio albums by Joni Mitchell, the classic Blue among them, but for the most part with certain artists, she being one of them, I tend to be a compilation guy. There’s only so much money to spend, if one is still actually spending on music and I’m still into physical copies, generational I suppose but so be it. But, that said, she did a brilliant thing, I thought, in 1996 when she released two compilations on the same day, October 29. One was called Hits and had everything one would expect from an artists’ hits compilation; in Joni’s case such songs as Big Yellow Taxi, Free Man In Paris, Help Me, etc. But the other compilation, Misses, deep cuts, chosen by Mitchell herself, represented her more obscure to most listeners stuff and forays beyond commerciality. It was, and remains, deeply rewarding and thus served as incentive to at least investigate some of her studio albums from which Misses tracks were drawn, that may not have received their just due. They should. This track is one of them, from her 1994 release Turbulent Indigo which actually won a Grammy Award as best pop album.

11. Kim Mitchell, Love Ties . . . I don’t play Max Webster or Kim Mitchell much because, I’ll admit, I’ve never really gone beyond the hits so, doing a deep cuts show, I naturally am limiting myself with regard to Max and Kim. However, I do have a couple Kim Mitchell studio albums, which I bought years ago because I hate it when compilations are released with remixed songs and such happened with a Kim Mitchell compilation I bought ages ago. I can’t remember what song it was that was shortened or remixed to a sound I didn’t like, thus making the song something I didn’t know or ‘hear’ as I remembered it, but in any event it prompted me to buy the actual 1984 release Akimbo Alogo. That’s the one with two of Mitchell’s biggest hits, Go For Soda and Lager and Ale but it also features this funky, electronica-type tune. Really good, to my ears, different from what one might ‘expect’ of Max Webster/Kim Mitchell, at least based on commercial rock radio play, but that’s the beauty of studio albums that obviously go beyond the hits to show the depth of the artists’ talent and experimentation.

12. The Tragically Hip, Killing Time . . . I love the darkness of this song, the vocals, all of it. From the first Hip EP, 1987, self-titled, a shade under 30 minutes, before most people knew who the Hip was in advance of what became their breakthrough full album release, 1989’s Up To Here featuring Blow At High Dough, New Orleans Is Sinking and so on. I didn’t know who they were. I got into them via Up To Here when I read in a now long defunct Canadian rock magazine that they were Stones-ish so I decided to check them out. I liked what I heard so then I went back to the EP, and forward with them as subsequent albums were released.

13. Pat Travers, Killer . . . From an album that bombed, pretty much, the Hot Shot release of 1984 (interestingly a similar title to the Trooper compilation I touched on earlier) by which time Travers had long since faded from the heights of the 1970s with such albums as Crash and Burn and its title cut along with Snortin’ Whiskey and the rest of that period. But this one, albeit a tad overproduced with maybe too much of that annoying to my ears almost hair metal 80s sound, nevertheless kicks butt. I saw Travers at the Kitchener Bluesfest some years back, great show.

14. Rush, Something For Nothing (live, from All The World’s A Stage) . . . Interesting maybe only to me but I’ve always thought of this as a pretty well-known song and likely a single, although it actually wasn’t a single while appearing on Rush’s 2112 album released in 1976. It did gets lots of radio play on the great FM stations of the day that played hits, full albums, album sides, whatever struck their fancy in the days before marketing mavens decided playing Stairway To Heaven five times an hour was the way to go – an annoyance that prompted me to do my show. Anyway, this is a version from Rush’s first live album, recorded at Toronto’s Massey Hall.

15. April Wine, Juvenile Delinquent (from Live At The El Mocambo) . . . A song that, to my knowledge and research, April Wine never did a studio version of but played at the El Mocambo when they opened for The Rolling Stones’ famous 1977 club shows there and which resulted in tracks for both April Wine’s live album and Love You Live by the Stones. One of my favorites from that April Wine live disc, it was writtten by American/Canadian artist/songwriter Bob Segarini who established a life in Canada, the Toronto area, after moving from California. I slow danced to it with a college girlfriend as Segarini played it at one of the regular concert pub nights the school held.

16. Tom Cochrane, Willie Dixon Said . . . Bluesy cut, as it should be if you’re using Willie Dixon’s name in a song title, from Cochrane’s 1999 album xray sierra. Yes, the album title is in lower case letters.

17. David Wilcox, On A Roll . . . How does one describe that incessant riff and the sort of descending riff that envelops it? Just listen, I suppose; words can’t do it justice.

18. Headstones, Cut . . . These guys are, generally, so dark, devious and delicious, right from the first album, titled Picture of Health with a cover of someone doing something unhealthy, lighting a cigarette. Not advocating smoking, I don’t smoke, but I like the cheeky cover, and the raunchy rock Headstones provide.

19. Bruce Cockburn, Burn . . . Early Cockburn, a minor hit from his 1975 album Joy Will Find A Way.

20. Big Sugar, Joe Louis/Judgment Day . . . Compelling reggae rock, this near 9-minute cut from Big Sugar’s 1996 album Hemi-Vision which featured the Canadian hit singles Diggin’ A Hole and If I Had My Way.

21. Murray McLauchlan, Out Past The Timberline . . . From McLauchlan’s 1983 album Timberline which I recently discovered has been released on CD after being out of print for years. I first cottoned to the song via a superb 2-CD MM collection Songs From The Street, released in 2007. I’d never heard the song before that although I knew MM’s hits. And it’s now definitely among my favorites of his many great tunes. Not to maybe overrate it, but it could be our national anthem if only because of the lyrics throughout but especially this passage that always hits me, near the end: “Oh Canada, ain’t no Cabinet man in the Rideau Club at election time . . . Canada is somewhere out there (which he’s described, so-called ordinary hard working salt of the earth people, throughout the song) … out past the timberline.” Beautiful, musically and lyrically.

Radio Nowhere Episode 69, 6/29/24

Download:, 57m48s, 80.0 MBytes

Down the Line Jack Knife & The Sharps
Pray Kaz Hawkins
The Party The Peace Leeches
From a Distance The Byrds
Don’t Have to Like You The Pack A.D.
That’s the Way (Remaster) Led Zeppelin
When It Comes To You Dire Straits
Top Of The Hill Coco Montoya
Moody’s Mood for Love / Teo Licks Amy Winehouse
Hello Dad I’m In Jail Was (Not Was)
Love Song (Ode To George) Ann Rabson
Roadrunner (Once) The Modern Lovers
Up Against the Wall, Red Neck Jerry Jeff Walker
Thorn Tree In the Garden Derek And The Dominos

New Music Added to Libretime + Horizon Broadening Hour #33

What’s up, y’all? First up, here is what I’ve added to Libretime in the past week:

National Security Band Critical Sound Theory Rock No
Liyah Annles Child Born Strong R&B No
Symphony of Nine The Gallery Pop CanCon
Milladoiro Galicia No Tempo Traditional No
Code Pie Let Me – Single Rock CanCon
Neil Conway Songs for Topical Use Rock CanCon
Suede Suede Indie Rock CanCon
Talking Violet It’s Gonna Be Good – Single Pop CanCon
Relic Kings Hey Goodnight – Single Rock CanCon
DM LaFortune Mr. Businessman’s Blues – Single Blues CanCon
Russell Brannon Sojourn Jazz CanCon
The Town Heroes Singin’ Rock CanCon
Brown Ale The Carlton Showband – Single Pop CanCon
Menzies Spaghetti Land Rock No
14 Flamingos Lawn Songs Rock CanCon
With Violet Saturday Nights in Your Sunday Best Pop CanCon
fxvrrst CBAYAOM – Single Alternative CanCon
Marvin Caleb Map Vini – Single Pop CanCon
Odario Sunset Flicks – Single Hip Hop NSFR CanCon
Simon Astley OMG – Single Pop No
The Howlin’ Gales Slow Dancing in a Crowded Room Rock CanCon
Amanda Martinez Recuerdo Latin CanCon
Soul Filter A Minor Conspiracy Rock CanCon
Huun-Hurr-Tu The Orphan’s Lament Traditional No
Lawns The Worrier – Single Rock No
Zaffi Gousopoulos The Queen’s Incurable Inglish Spoken Word CanCon
Laura Sea Certified Anti-Depressant – Single Rock CanCon
Various Artists Jazz Montreal Jazz CanCon
Impedance of Free Space Computer Electronic CanCon/KwCon
Solex Solex vs. The Hitmeister Indie Rock No
Tanner Christian Gesek Charisma Instrumental No
Retrograth Coagulation Alternative No
Lisa Oribasi Oscillation – Single Pop No
Jay Allan Shame On Me – Single Country CanCon
Icarus Phoenix High Tide – Single Indie Rock No
Tessa Rose Jackson & Noon Garden The Antidote – Single Singer-Songwriter No
Wasted Youth Club MINDS – Single Rock No
prchr. Album One: everything that’s wrong with me Rock NSFR (radio edits are available for half the album) No
Blue Eyed Red Lady Starlight – Single Rock CanCon
Delta High Sunny Day – Single Pop No
BD Gottfried Ghosts and Girls Rock CanCon
Primaluce Simple Sunrise – Single Pop No
Michael Botte Band Dance With Your Shadow – Single Rock No
Milltown Philosophers Milltown Philosophers Folk CanCon

Here is tonight’s Horizon Broadening Hour:


National Security Band – Humans Need Not Apply
Fxrrvst – CBAYAOM
Relic Kings – Hey Goodnight
14 Flamingos – Old Wet Sweater
Menzies – 8/10
Blue Eyed Red – Lady Starlight
Jay Allan – Shame On Me
Icarus Phoenix – High Tide
Talking Violet – It’s Going to be Good
With Violet – Mountains are Calling
Wasted Youth Club – MINDS
Lawns – The Worrier
PRCHR – Rock Bottom
Retrograth – Eternal Grains
Brown Ale – The Carlton Showband
The Town Heroes – Hockey Fights
The Howlin Gales – Slow Dancing in a Crowded Room
Simon Astley – OMG
Delta High – Sunny Day
Primaluce – Simple Sunrise
Tessa Rose Jackson & Noon Garden – The Antidote
Milltown Philosophers – High on the Hillside
Mike Casey – Calle Pizarro
Russell Brannon – Thistle Street
Amanda Martinez – Mi Libertad
Tanner Christian Gesek – Autumn Air
The Hi Fi Collective – Cool Time
Johnny Griffin – Rhythm-a-ning
Kira Martini – Life’s Roundabouts

See y’all next time!

PS: Programmers, please be aware that an invitation to an upcoming music committee meeting will be in your inboxes soon.

CKMS News -2024-06-27- Federal petition with local origin calls for Liberals to revisit and refine the Canada Disability Benefit

CKMS News -2024-06-27- Federal petition with local origin calls for Liberals to revisit and refine the Canada Disability Benefit

dan kellar
Kitchener, ON –
On June 21st,
petition e-4993, Initiated by Chantal Huinink and authorized by MP Mike Morrice, closed with 3219 signatures. The petition wants the government to revisit the terms of the Canada Disability Benefit, and give increased support to more people in a less bureaucratic manner. While MPs have left Ottawa for the summer, the petition will be presented once the house of commons resumes activities in September.

In the 2024 budget, the federal government announced the benefit which would be a payment of $200 per month restricted to those who qualify for the Disability Tax Credit.  Payouts are to start in July of 2025. 

This show features interviews with Waterloo Regional Councillor Chantal Huinink and Kitchener Centre Green Party MP Mike Morrice, responding to the implementation of the Canada Disability Benefit and discussing petition e-4993. Liberal MP for Nickel-Belt, Marc Serré, provided a short statement to CKMS News regarding the CDB.

So Old It’s New set list for Saturday, June 29, 2024

Fourth, and for now final, in my series of Saturday morning live album replay shows. I’m starting with Rod Stewart/Faces Live Coast To Coast: Overture and Beginners, released in 1974; playing it at the suggestion of a friend. Also on the menu is The J. Geils Band which I think is best served live as evidenced by the group’s 1972 release “Live” Full House. And, to fill out the two-hour slot, some of my favorite tracks from another of Geils’ fine live albums, the appropriately titled 1976 record Blow Your Face Out. That album features lead singer Peter Wolf’s famous impromptu rap that introduces the song Musta Got Lost.

Rod Stewart/Faces Live Coast To Coast: Overture and Beginners

1. It’s All Over Now
2. Cut Across Shorty
3. Too Bad/Every Picture Tells A Story
4. Angel
5. Stay With Me
6. I Wish It Would Rain
7. I’d Rather Go Blind
8. Borstal Boys/Amazing Grace
9. Jealous Guy

The J. Geils Band – “Live’ Full House

1. First I Look At The Purse
2. Homework
3. Pack Fair And Square
4. Whammer Jammer
5. Hard Drivin’ Man
6. Serves You Right To Suffer
7. Cruisin’ For A Love
8. Looking For A Love

The J. Geils Band – from Blow Your Face Out

1. (Ain’t Nuthin’ But A) Houseparty
2. Musta Got Lost
3. Love-Itis
4. Detroit Breakdown
5. Chimes

Radio Recall Sources!

As promised, here is a list of the readings I used to craft today’s episode. Thanks for tuning in, and don’t forget to add your radio story to the CKMS live chat with an @radiorecall, or send it to me through email at!

Arceneaux, Noah. “Dismantling the Golden Age: Broadcast Scheduling Strategies on 1950s US Network Radio: Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media.” Radio Journal: International Studies in Broadcast & Audio Media, vol. 21, no. 2, Oct. 2023, pp. 237–52,

Bessie Smith | Biography, Songs, Music, Death, & Facts | Britannica. 21 May 2024,

“Bing Crosby – Movies, Songs & Death.” Biography, 4 Oct. 2019,

Douglas, Susan J. Listening In: Radio and the American Imagination. University of Minnesota Press, 2004.

Kortti, Jukka. Media in History: An Introduction to the Meanings and Transformations of Communication over Time. 1st ed., Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2019.

Louis Armstrong | Biography, Facts, What a Wonderful World, Nickname, & Songs | Britannica. 23 May 2024,

Rudy Vallee | American Singer, Actor, Bandleader | Britannica. Accessed 27 June 2024.

Brackett, David. The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader. 4th ed. New York: Oxford University Press,  

Why Video Killed the Radio Star. Accessed 18 June 2024.


The Clean Up Hour, Mix 272

What’s up, y’all? Here is tonight’s Clean Up Hour: I briefly complain about moving goalposts and the reality that I am becoming an oldhead.


Kendrick Lamar & Angela McKluske – Is It Love?
Jadakiss – Bring You Down
Felt – The Two
Curren$y & Pharrell – Chasin Papers
T-Pain – Need to be Smokin
French Montana, Curren$y, & Mac Miller – Triple Double
Larry June – Another Day, Pt. 2
Snoop Dogg – Sandwich Bag
Mighty Casey – Liqourland
Lil B & CGRB – Food Is Like Drugs
Action Bronson – Latin Grammys
LNDN DRGS & Stalley – Waffle House
DJ Quik – Keep Tha P In It
Swarvy & Lojii – Driftin
Your Old Droog – Yodi Dodi
Jackie Chain, Bun B, & Big KRIT – Parked Outside
Dom Kennedy & Rick Ross – Gold Alpinas
T-Pain, Bow Wow, & MJG – Moving Her Mouth
Earthgang – OSMOSIS
4batz & Drake – act ii: date @ 8
Drake – Drew a Picasso
Michael Christmas – Not the Birkin
NxWorries & Rae Khalil – OuttheWay
The Internet – Stay the Night
Sir & Ab-Soul – I’M NOT PERFECT
Bas – Clouds Never Get Old
Kill Bill x Rav – FETISH
G Percio – Streets Don’t Love Us
B. Cool Aid, Denmark Vessey, Quelle Chris, Jimetta Rose, V.C.R., Moruf, & Kamilah – Brandy, Aaliyah
Yelawolf & DJ Paul – Lookin Over
The Alchemist – Seasons Change

See y’all next time!

Kitchener demands fair share of federal arts funding

MP Holmes
Kitchener, ON

Arts institutions in Kitchener are struggling, and the city is pinning it on inequities in the Federal regional arts funding model. City Council noted that Kitchener receives five times less in arts funding than larger cities like Montreal and Winnipeg. In response, they passed a motion requesting the federal government to address these disparities.

Despite the City’s assistance, local arts institutions have been struggling for some time. In 2023, the KW Symphony closed due to lack of funds and more recently the Museum has experienced economic troubles.

City Councillor Dave Schnider highlighted the significant funding cuts by the federal government and how this impacts local arts organizations.

While the motion was supported unanimously by council members, Mayor Berry Vrbanovic suggested also seeking additional support from the provincial government.

Through the Static Episode 35 – 26/06/24

365 Celebration – 1 Year of Through the Static!

Well friends, after an over-extended hiatus I’m back once again! I hope to be more consistent going forward but with life you never know what will come at you 🙂 Anyhow, I’m back this week with a handful of tracks to get you up and moving through the heat of summer evenings! Some funky, some dancey, and some more mellow tracks to get you through whatever life might be throwing at you, you never know what you’ll find through the static 😉

  • Ladykillers – Lush
  • Celebrity Skin – Hole
  • 365 – Charli XCX
  • 365 – Waxahatchee
  • Pink Pony Club – Chappell Roan
  • That Lady Pts 1 & 2 – The Isley Brothers
  • i – Kendrick Lamar
  • L’AMOUR DE MA VIE – Billie Eilish
  • Falling – Julee Cruise

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CKMS News -2024-06-26- Waterloo approves affordable housing tax exemption, extending regional program

CKMSNews-2024-06-26-CKMS News -2024-06-26- Waterloo approves affordable housing tax exemption, extending regional program

dan kellar
Waterloo, ON – On June 24th, Waterloo council voted unanimously to approve the city’s Affordable Housing Property Tax Exemption Program, extending a regional program which was approved earlier this year. After the vote, Waterloo Mayor Doroty McCabe said the program “will make a real difference in our community”. 

The program exempts owners of affordable housing units from paying property taxes on the properties, provided that at least 30% of the units in a building are affordable, and that the affordable rents must be provided for a term of 60 years, or the remaining useful life of the building.  

This show features clips from the June 24th council meeting, primarily of the single delegate, Sean Campbell the executive director of Union Co-op, an organisation which operates two buildings in Kitchener with affordable units. Campbell supports the new by-law, noting it would make it easier to bring more buildings into community ownership and provide even more “permanent affordability”.

episode 305 agriculture show june 25 2024 with Sarah O’Donnell

Sarah O’Donnell is our guest today. Sarah is a student studying rhetoric and communications at UW . Our playlist:

  • 500 Miles Away From Home  by  Bobby Bare
  • In A World Possessed By The Human Mind  by  The Tragically Hip
  • San Antonio Stroll  by  Tanya Tucker
  • End Of The Line  by  The Traveling Wilburys
  • Cowpoke  by  Colter Wall

Public Health advises Waterloo Region residents to take caution when outdoors this summer

MP Holmes
Kitchener, ON

Summer hiking season is back, and along with it, warnings to be on the lookout for ticks.

At Waterloo Regional Council on June 19, the Waterloo Region Public Health Department warned residents of the increased presence of black-legged ticks in the area. A black-legged tick bite can transmit Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses.

Dr. Adele Chang, the Region’s Associate Medical Officer for Health describes the detection of these ticks in Cambridge and that three additional tick-borne diseases — anaplasmosis; babesiosis; and Powassan virus disease, have been added to the provincial list of diseases of concern.

Bolstering Dr. Chang’s warning, the eTick website reports a doubling of tick sightings in the area.

Alongside these warnings comes advice on how to prevent tick bites in the first place. Rebecca Piavison the Public Health Manager for Vector-Borne Diseases at the Region of Waterloo, provides practical tick tips, emphasizing the importance of physical barriers, insect repellents, and thorough body checks after outdoor activities.

FROM THE VOID #104 June 25th

Welcome to Episode #104 of From the Void

Tonight is a farewell!

Love From the Void….see in FOREVER!

My new podcast with Co – Host Peri Urban is on YouTube, it’s called The Listening Eyebrow and its about EVERYTHING!!!

ALSO!!! I released  a new album. Hear the Future.  You Tube,  Bandcamp,  Spotify, Apple Music or where ever you stream your music!

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Waterloo Region gets to the heart of residents’ noise complaints — using a smartphone app

MP Holmes
Kitchener, ON

Waterloo Region residents have been vindicated by a simple phone app after a complicated computer noise model failed to recognize real-life noise.

Staff used a phone app to assess the noise and determined that vehicles with modified mufflers are to blame.

At a Waterloo Region Council meeting in early June, Kitchener residents living near Highland Road West, raised concerns about noise following the expansion of Highland Road. At that time, Council requested information and staff presented their findings at the Regional Council meeting on June 19.

Doug Spooner, the Acting Commissioner of Transportation Services for the Region, reported back to Council, explaining he went to the impacted neighbourhood and tested the noise with an app on his phone.

Spooner discovered excessive noise caused by disruptive peak noises generated by vehicles with modified mufflers or exhausts and recommended regulatory measures.


Artist – Song Title

Mason Tikl – Klausterfokken Opener
Ever Forthright – Tambora
Dark Tranquility – Not Nothing
Airbag – Dysphoria
Ghost – The Future is a Foreign Land
Man Man – Mulholland Drive
Caligula’s Horse – The World Breathes With Me
Blazy & Kathy Brauer – Hologram
Pure Reason Revolution – Dig Till You Die
Alcest – L’Envol
VOLA – Break My Lying Tongue
Man Man – Odyssey
Deltron 3030 – Virus
Jordan Rudess – The Alchemist
Oforia – Arcadia (Captian Hook Remix)
Sleep Token – Take Me Back to Eden

Amazing time at the Multicultural Festival

Our Warmest thanks go to the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre for putting on their 57th festival! Incredible work by them!

Also! Thank you to the amazing CKMS Outreach team who facilitated CKMS’ attendance at the Multicultural Festival.               The weather (mostly) cooperated. With great vendors and fantastic performances, and the reflection of KW & C multicultural people! Great peacework by Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre.

Can’t wait til next year.

Carmelo is right, it is the best time!

~Stay tuned for interview with someone from the Multicultural team with Community Connections.


Radio Nowhere Episode 68, 6/22/24

Download:, 57m30s, 80.0 MBytes

Veronica Fever Raveonettes
What Good Am I? Solomon Burke
My Immortal Evanescence
Rattlesnake Spider John Koerner
Turn Ron Leary
The Final Breath Ron Hynes
Fishin’ Blues Taj Mahal
Uncle Albert / Admiral Halsey Paul & Linda McCartney
Another Day Paul & Linda McCartney
Be There Sara Watkins
Sumeru islandman
Don’t Tell Me (Repo Man) Al Kooper
Only You Portishead
Wild Nights Van Morrison
Hungry Ghost Starfucker

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, June 24, 2024 – on air 8-10 pm ET

Here’s my programmed 3-play set of a few of my favorite albums – David Bowie, The Kinks and The Beatles.

David Bowie – The Man Who Sold The World

1. The Width Of A Circle
2. All The Madmen
3. Black Country Rock
4. After All
5. Running Gun Blues
6. Saviour Machine
7. She Shook Me Cold
8. The Man Who Sold The World
9. The Supermen

The Kinks – Give The People What They Want

1. Around The Dial
2. Give The People What They Want
3. Killer’s Eyes
4. Predictable
5. Add It Up
6. Destroyer
7. Yo-Yo
8. Back To Front
9. Art Lover
10. A Little Bit Of Abuse
11. Better Things

The Beatles – Rubber Soul (UK track listing)

1. Drive My Car
2. Norwegian Wood (This Bird Has Flown)
3. You Won’t See Me
4. Nowhere Man
5. Think For Yourself
6. The Word
7. Michelle
8. What Goes On
9. Girl
10. I’m Looking Through You
11. In My Life
12. Wait
13. If I Needed Someone
14. Run For Your Life