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2023 Golden MP3 Award Winners

You are invited! | CKMS Golden MP3 Awards Party 2024 | At Ouroboros Sports Lounge | Refreshments 5pm | Awards 6pm | Live Performances 7pm | * Burnaby * Eddy * Tristan Stronge * HolliZay * | DJ: Carmelo & Nattyphysicist | MARCH.9.2024 | 101 Hazelglen Dr. Kitchener | CKMS-FM 102.7 RADIOWATERLOO.CA The Golden MP3 Awards were awarded at the CKMS Golden MP3 Awards Party 2024 held at the Ouroboros Sports Lounge on 9 March 2024. And also on 10 March 2024, since the party went long into the night.

There was entertainment by Jordan Kalist, Atomica, Tristan Stronge, Eddy Cabral, Burnaby, and HolliZay, with DJ Natty Physicist and DJ Carmelo filling in between sets. And the evening was Live-To-Air on CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo, so a good time was had by all, even those who couldn’t be there in person.

Coral Andrews response to recognition of 45 years at CKMS

Radio Waterloo audio: coral-andrews-golden-MP3-awards-march-9-2024.mp3, 2m54s, 2 MBytes

 

Radio Waterloo Video: 2024-Golden-MP3-Awards-videos.mp4, 1m48s, 133 MBytes

The 2023 Golden MP3 Award Winners

DJ AdRock Memorial Award
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | DJ AdRock Memorial Award | 2012 - DJ Steel | 2013 - DJ Saviour | 2014 - The NattyPhysicist | 2015 - DJ Jeff E Jeff | 2016 - Moses Bogart | 2017 - Pete Fowler | 2018 - DJ Raph Kanai | 2019 - Francis Claire | 2020 - Indira Singh | 2021 - Late Night Vibes | 2023 - Father To Son
DJ AdRock Memorial Award: 2023 – Father To Son

The DJ Adrock Memorial Award for Exceptional DJing goes to 2G1WKBA Indie rock round composition. Color illustration of music-related objects such as guitar, sound amplifier, rock inscriptions. Template for posterFather To Son, hosted by Ben Van Osch and Gary Van Osch.

LP Show
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best LP Show | 2013 - Mano A Mano | 2014 - Mano A Mano | 2015 - Mano A Mano | 2016 - Mano A Mano | 2017 - So Old it's New | 2018 - Rebel Time Radio | 2019 - Souljah Sessions | 2020 - Denim Entertainment | 2021 - Street Hop | 2023 - Interzone
Best LP Show: 2023 – Interzone

The LP Show is awarded to a great Long Playing show that has been on the air for three or more years. It goes to (colour solarized photo of a woman with long hair, looking a bit surprised)Interzone, hosted by Squeeky Submersive.

Freshest Beats
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Freshest Beats | 2013 - Friday Night Rockabilly | 2014 - The Electrifying Sessions | 2015 - The Lost Indie City | 2016 - Ska Party/Radio Hootenany | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - Requiem For Rock | 2019 - Golden Record | 2020 - Changemakers Without Borders & Val Scheer's Eclectic Garage | 2021 - Truth Radio | 2023 - Through The Static
Freshest Beats: 2023 – Through The Static

Freshest Beats is awarded to a show in the first three years of existence: Through The Static (black letters on a background of B&W television static, with a sound waveform running between the words)Through The Static hosted by Jordan Kalist.

Community Radio Award
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Community Radio Award | 2013 - DJ Zach (Highbrau) | 2014 - Moses Bogart (local 1/2 hr.) | 2015 - DJ Carmelo (fresh 5) | 2016 - DJ JD (TUSP) | 2017 - Mr. K (MyAudioFace) | 2018 - 3 nines Radio (LTA) | 2019 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2020 - Community Connections | 2021 - Bollywood Mirchi | 2023 - Atardecer Ranchero
Community Radio Award: 2023 – Atardecer Ranchero

Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567Atardecer Ranchero hosted by DJ Felix Ranchero wins the Community Radio Award, given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about.

Best Talk Focus
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Talk Focus | 2019 - Community Connections | 2020 - I am Everything | 2021 - Requiem For Rock | 2023 - Story Telling
Best Talk Focus: 2023 – Story Telling

The most interesting spoken word and informative talk program was voted Story Telling with Kerime Carpan.

Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse | 2016 - Caribbean Spice | 2017 - Dominican Culture | 2018 - Mazaj Show | 2019 - Mazaj Show | 2020 - Caribbean Spice | 2021 - Atardecer Ranchero | 2023 - Mazaj Show
Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse: 2023 – Mazaj Show

This award is given to either the best show expanding the cultural diversity of the station or a show that features many diverse cultures or features a culture that is under-represented in the area. The award goes to Mazaj Show... Ahla Show | on Waterloo Radio 102.7 with Bassam AwwadMazaj Show produced by Bassam Awwad.

Best Graphic Material
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Graphic Material | 2015 - Audio Tsunami | 2016 - Street Hop & Souljah Sessions | 2017 - BoD - CKMS Logo | 2018 - Wide World of Motor Sport | 2019 - Mano A Mano | 2020 - Rob's Rewind | 2021 - Community Connections | 2023 - From The Void
Best Graphic Material: 2023 – From The Void

From The Void hosted by Chris Sherren wins for the show with best supporting images either through a poster, logo, or website posts.

Most Original Program
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Most Orginal Program | 2014 - The Agriculture Show | 2015 - Thanks for listening & Blue Sky Horse Radio | 2016 - Radio Absurdica | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - VMedia | 2019 - Tolking Cannabis | 2020 - Klausterfokken | 2021 - Sargam | 2023 - Unlimited Fortune
Most Original Program: 2023 – Unlimited Fortune

Most Original Program goes to Unlimited Fortune (a ceramic(?) head painted red on a green background with yellow lettering)Unlimited Fortune with Stephen Baltus and John Keating for a show that is very original and can only be found on Radio Waterloo.

The Sonic Boom Award
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Sonic Boom Award | 2018 - Mano A Mano | 2019 - Pressure Drop | 2020 - Pressure Drop & Requiem for Rock | 2021 - It's A Vibe with Sherice | 2023 - Truth Radio
Sonic Boom Award: 2023 – Truth Radio

Truth Radio hosted by Mandeep Chagger wins the Sonic Boom Award. The name is an homage to the old sonic boom awards and is given to a show playing great music.

SoundFM Soldier
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | SoundFM Soldier | 2013 - Dan, Nat (station move) | 2014 | Mark, Dan (CRTC license) | 2015 - Mark, Nat (station move) | 2016 - Nat, Cam (station running) | 2017 - Nat, Rob (OTF grant) | 2018 - Bob, Nat (tech stuff) | 2019 - Bob, Chris (more tech) | 2020 - Bob, Jeff (COVID support) | 2021 - Lee Gregory (community support) | 2023 - Gary Van Osch & Barbara Urbach (studio painting)
SoundFM Soldier: 2023 – Gary Van Osch & Barbara Urbach (studio painting)

The SoundFM Soldier award is given to two members who have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to keep Radio Waterloo Community Radio alive. The name is an homage to the past nickname of the station and the hard work that people did at that time to move the station from the UW campus and to become its own entity. The winners are Gary Van Osch and Barbara Urbach for painting the studio.

Video Crown the Radio Star
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Video Crown the Radio Star | 2018 - Natty Physicist | 2019 Reggae Patrol | 2020 - Atardecer Ranchero | 2021 Atardecer Ranchero | 2023 Community Connections
Video Crown the Radio Star: 2023 – Community Connections

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connectiion (black and magenta letters on a square teal background)CKMS Community Connections wins the award for the show that best utilizes the studio video system to support their program. The Executive Producer of CKMS Community Connections is Jennifer Stronge, associate producers are Jeff Stager and Bob Jonkman.

Teamwork Transition
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Teamwork Transition | 2028 - Denim Ent. & 3 Nines Radio | 2019 - Into the Void & The Riley Powis Show | 2020 - Wax Jungle & Street Hop | 2021 - The Jack and Marc Show | 2023 - Wax Jungle & Pressure Drop
Teamwork Transition: 2023 – Wax Jungle & Pressure Drop

The Wax Jungle with a face between the wordsThe Wax Jungle with Raph Kanai, Maciek Gudrymowicz, and Carmelo Farruggio, and Pressure Drop (side portrait of Nat Persaud)Pressure Drop with Nat Persaud win the award for the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on Radio Waterloo.

Local Liaison of Canada
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Local Liaison of Canada | 2013 - Non-toxic Airwaves | 2014 - Coral FM | 2015 - Coral FM | 2016 - Interzone | 2017 - Caribbean Spice | 2018 - MC Narine for Caribbean Spice & Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2019 - In Conversation with Rashmi | 2020 - CKMS Newsroom | 2021 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2023 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat
Local Liaison of Canada: 2023 – Let’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat

Chit Chat poster with Gehan SabryLet’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat wins the Local Liaison of Canada award for the DJ who puts local stories on a national level.

FUNdraiser of the Year
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | FUNdraiser of the Year | 2016 - Moses Bogart | 2017 - DJ Cam (Denim) | 2018 - Jeff Stager | 2019 - Narendra Grover | 2020 - DJ Steel | 2023 - Carmelo Farruggio
FUNdraiser of the Year: 2023 – Carmelo Farruggio

Carmelo Farruggio is the FUNdraiser of the Year, for promoting a FUN spirit during our fundraising efforts.

Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast | 2020 - Mano A Mano (COVID & ISO fest) | 2021 - Mano A Mano (Play it Forward) | 2023 - Virasat Radio
Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast: 2023 – Virasat Radio

The Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast is given to Virasat Radio, produced by Baljinder Tamber, for the show that best uses Remote Live-To-Air.

Awards for Years of On-Air Programming

In addition to the Golden MP3 awards, CKMS recognized our show hosts for years of service to the community. Hosts of shows 10 years and over received a certificate signed by our President and Secretary. Congratulations to those who have passed these milestones!

One Year on Air

  • Radio Nowhere – DON JANZEN
  • Music with Kara and Michele – MICHELE MERCER, KARA SHAW, LYNDA SHAW
  • Mixtape Monopoly – LUKE HICKSON
  • Through the Static – JORDAN KALIST

Two Years on Air

  • 81 82 83 84 – LEE GREGORY
  • Radio Boorama – HAMUD ELMI
  • 100X Life – AJIT SEERHA
  • The Jack and Marc Show – MARC OPIE, JACK VAN BRUNSCHOT
  • Truth Radio – MANDEEP CHAGGER
  • Atardecer Radio  – FELIX GRANDE
  • Reggae Patrol – SHAWN BUSH
  • The Clean Up Hour – RICHARD GILES

Five Years on Air

  • Bollywood Mirchi – ANDY NAGPAL
  • Into the Void, From The Void – CHRIS SHERREN
  • Requiem For Rock – ALEX SMART
  • Sauti Za Africa – YASIN DEWJI
  • The Riley Powis Show – RILEY POWIS
  • Virasat Radio – BALJINDER TAMBER
  • Mazaj Show – BASSAM AWWAD
  • Blue Sky Horse Radio (2015-2022), CKMS Community Connections, The Regime – JENNIEFER STRONG

Ten Years on Air

  • Klausterfokken – MASON TIKL

Fifteen Years on Air

  • Swing and Blues Show 2009 – 2011), The Agriculture Show (2012 – 2024), Golden Record ( 2018-2024) – JEFF STAGER
  • AW@L Radio, CKMS News – DAN KELLAR
  • Mano A Mano – ROB MCKENNA
  • So Old It’s New – KARLO BERKOVICH
  • Afternoon Drive – COLIN JOHNSON
  • The Wax Jungle – RAPH KANAI

Twenty Years on Air

  • Let’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat, Caribbean Spice – NARINE SOOKRAM
  • Street Hop, The Wax Jungle – CARMELO FARRUGGIO
  • Lijepa Nasa – MILAN MAJSTOROVIC

Twenty-five Years on Air

  • Pressure Drop – NAT PERSAUD
  • Late Night Vibes (Nov 2021), The Wax Jungle, Magik Beats (1998) – MACIEK GUDRYMOWICZ

Thirty Years on Air

  • Sargam – INDIRA SINGH

Forty-five Years on Air

  • Interzone – CORAL ANDREWS

 

 

CKMS-FM at Winterloo

Radio Waterloo had a booth at Winterloo this past Saturday, 17 February 2024. We were supposed to broadcast live from 11:00am to 5:00am, but it was cold! How cold was it? It was so cold that the computer we use to link to the studio froze up! Our wonderful Technical Committee managed to find another computer, which we put inside the DJ Dome so it wouldn’t freeze up too. But that meant we couldn’t use our microphones to chat with the people at Winterloo. Happily, DJ King Kadeem did an excellent job as a radio host, so our Live To Air broadcast was a success!

CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo attending Winterloo, 17th of February: 12:00-5:00 PM ~Come on out!

We are attending Winterloo! This is the second time, as we were there in 2019 as well (super chilly that year). Come out say hello! Winterloo has stuff for the whole family.

*New location. Due to mild weather many of the wintery activities are cancelled. Thereof, Winterloo Lite will take place in Waterloo Public Square. Come find us!

More information about Winterloo at www.winterloofestival.ca

 

2023 Golden MP3 Nominations

See the results of the 2023 CKMS Golden MP3 Contest!
2023 was a year of revival. The station passed its 45 year anniversary: Radio Waterloo was incorporated on 18 January 1978, and went on-air on 15 October 1978. In 2023 the studio was open again after being closed for Covid in previous years, we welcomed a number of new programmers and new shows, and added a whole bunch of music to our library.

The Golden MP3 Awards are the opportunity to recognize exceptional show hosts, producers, their programs, and the people who work behind the scenes. The awards ceremony will be held at our 2024 Membership Recognition Night, starting at 4:00pm and going to after Midnight on Saturday, 9 March 2024 at the Ouroboros Sports Lounge, 101 Hazelglen Drive, Kitchener Map

You can nominate a show for more than one award, and nominate more than one show for an award, or skip an award altogether. If you complete this nomination form but find you forgot to nominate a show, you can fill in another nomination form. Nominations close at 11:59pm Sunday, 14 January 2024. Since the awards are not until March, nominations are extended until 11:59pm on Sunday, 11 February 2024!

Descriptions of the shows are at https://radiowaterloo.ca/about-our-shows/

Nominations are now closed.

Award Categories

DJ AdRock
DJ Adrock Memorial Award is given for exceptional DJing.
LP Show
Awarded to a great Long Playing show that has been on the air for three or more years.
Freshest Beats
Awarded to a show in the first three years of existence.
Community Radio Award
Given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about.
Talk Focused Show
For the most interesting spoken word and informative talk.
Culturally Diverse
Either best show expanding the cultural diversity of the station or a show that features many diverse cultures or features a culture that is under-represented in the area.
Graphic Material
Awarded to the show with best supporting images either through a poster, logo, or website posts.
Most Original
Awarded to a show that is very original and can only be found on Radio Waterloo.
Sonic Boom
The name is an homage to the old sonic boom awards and is given to a show playing great music.
SoundFM Soldier
The SoundFM Soldier award is given to two members who have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to keep Radio Waterloo Community Radio alive. The name is an homage to the past nickname of the station and the hard work that people did at that time to move the station from the UW campus and to become its own entity) *This award is often given to two people.
Video Crown the Radio Star
Given to the show that best utilizes the studio video system to support their program.
Teamwork Transition
Given to the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on Radio Waterloo.
Local Liaison of Canada
Given to a DJ who puts local stories on a national level.
FUNdraiser Of The Year
Award is given to a FUN spirit during our fundraising efforts.
Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast
Given to the show that best uses Remote Live-To-Air.

Radio Waterloo joins the #Fediverse!

Due to technical difficulties, the #Fediverse integration on this website is currently deactivated.

(five coloured dots, fully meshed with coloured lines)Hello Fediverse!

Radio Waterloo, CKMS-FM 102.7, a community radio station in Waterloo Region, Ontario, Canada is very happy to be joining the #Fediverse through our blog at https://radiowaterloo.ca/.

Our show hosts post their music lists, interview show notes, and sometimes podcasts on the Radio Waterloo blog, and now those posts are available in the Fediverse too!

Follow @radiowaterloo.ca@radiowaterloo.ca to receive all the posts, or follow individual show hosts from our Authors List at https://radiowaterloo.ca/authors.

Happy listening!

/cc: @waterlooregion@chirp.social

The #Fediverse: A New Social Messaging Platform for Programmers

Due to technical difficulties, the #Fediverse integration on this website is currently deactivated.

Hi Programmers! As you may have read in the news, Canada’s (illustration of two hands holding a mobile phone, one finger scrolling the screen)Online News Act was made into law this summer. In short, it requires online platforms to pay news organizations for displaying links to their news stories. The law and its regulations are worded so that it only applies to Google and Meta (Facebook and Instagram). Paying to display links was never in Google’s and Meta’s business model, so in compliance with the law Facebook and Instagram have stopped displaying links to news stories, and are no longer displaying the pages and accounts of news organizations, including those of Radio Waterloo. We’ve lost all the engagement with our community on Facebook and Instagram. We can still make posts and do live videos, but nobody in Canada can see them  1 .

On the bright side, Radio Waterloo is a big enough news organization to be recognized by Facebook and Instagram!

Likewise, Google will be removing any links to news organizations from their search and news products, probably happening when the Online News Act comes into force in December.

For entirely different reasons, Radio Waterloo is no longer getting any engagement on Twitter either. Twitter (now calling itself “X‑Corp”) has restricted tweets to logged-in users only, so they’re no longer publicly visible. The Twitter analytics show @RadioWaterloo is getting only a handful of views per month, compared to hundreds before the summer. And lately, the conversations on Twitter have become toxic, and are no longer compatible with our Statement of Principles.

Radio Waterloo will continue to explore ways to for us to navigate the dominant social media sites, but in the meantime…

The Fediverse to the rescue!

So, what can we do? We can find ourselves a social media platform that doesn’t depend on large corporations only looking out for their bottom line. And that’s (five coloured dots, fully meshed with coloured lines)The Fediverse!

The Fediverse started as a single social media site in the summer of 2008, “StatusNet”, created by Canadian entrepreneur Evan Prodromou. The StatusNet software was installed by hundreds of individuals and networked together to be come one Federated Universe. Today there is specialized Fediverse software that works like Twitter (Mastodon or Pleroma), Facebook (Friendica), Instagram (Pixelfed), and many more, and each has hundreds of instances (servers). And because they’re federated,they all communicate with each other, so you can see Friendica posts on Mastodon, Mastodon “toots” on Pixelfed, and Pixelfed images on Friendica.

This Radio Waterloo blog is joining the Fediverse!

Starting today, any posts you make on the Radio Waterloo blog can be seen in the Fediverse. If you already have an account in the Fediverse, follow @radiowaterloo.ca@radiowaterloo.ca (yes, that’s two “@”s, two “radiowaterloo”s, and two “.ca”s).

People can also follow individual authors on the blog with @username@radiowaterloo.ca — check out our Authors Page for your Fediverse handle. Everyone who’s posted their music list, show notes, or podcast audio file is there. If you don’t like your “Bio” paragraph or your show logo, then log into the Radio Waterloo blog and change it! You can’t change your Fediverse handle yet, but that’s coming.

All posts on https://radiowaterloo.ca/ will go to your subscribers in the Fediverse, and any replies they make will show up in the comments on the post. But people can’t contact you directly from the Fediverse unless they reply — direct messages don’t work (yet). For full two-way communication you’ll need an account in the Fediverse. Here are some places where you can sign up for an account:

If you use: Then you want: Join this instance:
Facebook Friendica https://venera.social/
Instagram Pixelfed https://pixelfed.org/how-to-join
Twitter Mastodon https://mstdn.ca/ or
https://cosocial.ca/
Firefish https://joinfirefish.org/
YouTube PeerTube https://joinpeertube.org/
Reddit Lemmy https://join-lemmy.org/

And if none of these match your tastes, there are other instance locators at https://fediverse.observer/ and https://joinfediverse.wiki/.

If you have any questions or need help posting on the Radio Waterloo blog, please join our weekly training session, online every Sunday at 8:30pm at https://radiowaterloo.ca/progcom.

–Bob @bobjonkman@mastodon.sdf.org

Footnote 1: Sometimes people can see the content on Instagram, sometimes they can’t. Some days I receive messages from Instagram that “Nobody in Canada can see your content”, some days I don’t. People have told me their “@ckms102.7fm” mentions aren’t links. And, of course, engagement has dropped to close to zero…

2023 Annual General Meeting for Radio Waterloo: 1pm Sat 26 Aug 2023 at Country Hills Library

The 2023 Annual General Meeting for Radio Waterloo will be held on Saturday, 26 August 2023:

What: 2023 Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting
When: 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Saturday 26 August 2023
Where: CH Meeting Room, Country Hills branch, Kitchener Public Library
Location: 1500 Block Line Road, Kitchener Map
Online: https://radiowaterloo.ca/meeting (Google Meet)

For those who can’t attend in person and can’t use Google Meet, a phone number for dialling in to the online meeting will be provided closer to the AGM date.

A complete package with information for the Annual General Meeting is available to members on request. It will contain the meeting agenda, last year’s AGM minutes, financial statements, current and proposed by-laws, and a proxy form for members who can’t attend the meeting. Printouts will not be provided at the AGM, please bring your own printouts or a device to display the PDF file (approximately 50 pages, 1.0 MBytes).

Election to the Board of Directors is open to members. Nominations are being accepted until 11:59pm on Wednesday 23 August 2023. Members can contact the Board for the nomination form.

This is a public meeting, everyone is invited to attend. Only members in good standing can vote on motions, or for the election of members to the Board of Directors.

Agenda

  1. Year in Review (Nat Persaud, President).
  2. Approval of 2022 AGM Minutes.
  3. Vote on By-law changes.
  4. Finances
    1. Review 2022-2023 budget.
    2. Vote on 2023-2024 budget.
    3. Vote on Review Engagement.
  5. Election results for Board of Directors.
  6. Members’ Forum.
  7. Adjournment.

A brief meeting of the new Board of Directors will be held after the AGM.

102.7 CKMS Radio Waterloo presents | Saturday, 26 August 2023 | Street Hop
20 Years Strong | $10 Entry | 19+ Event | Live 2 Air | Doors Open 8pm | Live performances by | Dox | Righteous | Dav!d Sm!th | & more! | Music provided by DJ D.C. | Hosted by Shua James | Ouroboros Sports Lounge | 101 Hazelglen Drive, Kitchener Please join us at 8:00pm that evening at Ouroboros Sports Lounge, 101 Hazelglen Drive, to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Street Hop with DJ Carmelo!

Throwback Thursdays

Diamond Daibhid James dug out this old playlist from 1985:

Twitter: Diamond Daibhid James on Twitter: #ThrowbackThursdays Charts

CKMS FM Stereo 94.5 Playlist for Sept. 1-6 (B&W image of a one page playlist from 1-6 September 1986, listing artists such as Talking Heads, D.O.A., Clive Robertson, Stewart Copeland, Cocteau Twins)
from September 1985

2021 Golden MP3 Award recipients!

Yes, it’s a bit late, but here are the results of the Golden MP3 Awards as chosen by you!

Sonic Boom Award

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards - Sonic Boom Award | 2018 - Mano A Mano | 2019 - Pressure Drop | 2020 - Pressure Drop & Requiem For Rock | 2021 - It's A Vibe with Sherice (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Sonic Boom award goes to “It’s A Vibe” with Sherice, hosted by Sherice Alishaw. “Sonic Boom” is an homage to the old sonic boom awards and is given to a show playing great music.

Culturally Diverse

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse | 2016 - Caribbean Spice | 2017 - Dominical Culture | 2018 and 2019 - Mazaj Show | 2020 - Caribbean Spice | 2021 - Atardecer Ranchero (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse award goes to Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567Atardecer Ranchero, hosted by Felix Ranchero. It is given to either best show expanding the cultural diversity of the station, or a show that features many diverse cultures or features a culture that is under-represented in the area.

LP Show

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best LP Show | 2013 through 2016 - Mano A Mano | 2017 - So Old It's New & Souljah Session | 2018 - Rebel Time Radio | 2019 - Souljah Sessions | 2020 - Denim Entertainment | 2021 - Street Hop (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best LP Show award goes to Street Hop | Thursdays @ 10PM | 102.7 CKMS FM | DJ CARMELO | RADIOWATERLOO.CA (silhoutte of DJ Carmelo wiht a cane, white on black)Street Hop, hosted by DJ Carmelo. It is awarded to a great Long Playing show that has been on the air for three or more years.

Best Graphics

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Graphic Material | 2015 - Audio Tsunami | 2016 - Street Hop & Souljah Sessions | 2017 - BoD - CKMS Logo | 2018 - Wide World of Motor Sport | 2019 - Mano A Mano | 2020 - Rob's Rewind | 2021- Community Connections (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best Graphic Material award goes to CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connectiion (black and magenta letters on a square teal background)CKMS Community Connections executive producer Jenniefer Stronge and associate producers Jeff Stager, Dylan Bravener, Bob Jonkman, and Steve Todd, who also composed and performs the theme music. It is awarded to the show with best supporting images either through a logo or website posts.

Most Original

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Most Original Program | 2014 - The Agriculture Show | 2015 - Thanks for listening & Blue Sky Horse Radio | 2016 - Radio Absurdica | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - VMedia | 2019 - Tolking Cannabis | 2020 - Klausterfokken | 2021 - Sargam (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Most Original Program award goes to Sargam, hosted by Indira Singh. It is awarded to a show that is very original and can only be found on Radio Waterloo.

DJ Adrock Memorial Award

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | DJ Adrock Memorial Award | 2012 - DJ Steel | 2013 - DJ Saviour | 2014 - The NattyPhysicist | 2015 - DJ Jeff E Jeff | 2016 - Moses Bogart | 2017 - Peter Fowler | 2018 - DJ Raph Kanai | 2019 - Francis Claire | 2020 - Indira Singh | 2021 - Late Night Vibes (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The DJ Adrock Memorial Award goes to DJ Maciek (black text "DJ Maciek" repeated at top and bottom, middle illustration of a DJ turntable deck with photography irises in place of the turntables)Late Night Vibes, hosted by DJ Maciek. The award is given for exceptional DJing.

Talk Focused Show

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Talk Focus | 2019 - Community Connections | 2020 - I Am Everything | 2021 - Requiem For Rock (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best Talk Focus award goes to Poster: Winter Dance Party | Buddy Holly and the Crickets | Big Bopper | Ritchie Valens | Dion and the Belmonts (and much other text)Requiem For Rock hosted by Mr. Smart. It is given for the most interesting spoken word and informative talk show.

Freshest Beats

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Freshest Beats | 2013 - Friday Night Rockabilly | 2014 - The Electrifying Sessions | 2015 - Lost Indie City | 2016 - Ska Party / Radio Hootenanny | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - Requiem For Rock | 2019 - Golden Record | 2020 - Changemakers Without Borders & Val Scheer's Eclectic Garage | 2021 - Truth Radio (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Freshest Beats award is given to Truth Radio, hosted by DJ Chagger. It is awarded to a show in the first three years of existence.

Radio Waterloo Soldier

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards - SoundFM Soldier | 2013 - Dan, Nat (station move) | 2014 - Mark, Dan (CRTC license) | 2015 - Mark, Nat (station move) | 2016 - Nat, Cam (station running) | 2017 - Nat, Rob (OTF grant) | 2018 - Bob, Nat (tech stuff) | 2019 - Bob, Chris (more tech) | 2020 - Bob, Jeff (Covid support) | 2021 - Lee Gregory (community support) (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The SoundFM Soldier award is given to one or 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 2021 recipient is Lee Gregory for providing community support. Lee hosts the 81 82 83 84 show.

Honourable Mentions

Video Crown The Radio Star

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards - Video Crown the Radio Star | 2018 Natty Physicist | 2019 Reggae Patrol | 2020 Atardecer Ranchero | 2021 Atardecer Ranchero (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Video Crown The Radio Star award goes to Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567Atardecer Ranchero hosted by Felix Ranchero. It is given to the show that best utilizes the studio video system to support their program

Teamwork Transition

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards - Teamwork Transition | 2018 Denim Ent. & 3 Nines Radio | 2019 - Into the Void & The Riley Powis Show | 2020 - Wax Jungle & Street Hop | 2021 - The Jack and Marc Show (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Teamwork Transistion award goes to The Jack and Marc Show hosted by Jack Van and Marc Opie. The Teamwork Transition award is given to the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on Radio Waterloo.

Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast | 2020 - Mano A Mano (Covid & ISO fest) | 2021 - Mano A Mano (Play it Forward) (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast award goes to Mano A Mano (medallion with the CN Tower logo for NCRC38 superimposed on crossed revolvers)Mano A Mano (Play It Forward), hosted by DJ Steel. It is given to the show that best uses Remote Live-To-Air.

Local Liaison of Canada

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Local Liaison of Canada | 2013 - Non-toxic Airwaves | 2014 and 2015 - Coral FM | 2016 - Interzone | 2017 - Caribbean Spice | 2018 - MC Narine for Caribbean Spice and Chit chat with Narine | 2019 - In Conversation with Rashmi | 2020 - CKMS Newsroom | 2021 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Local Liaison of Canada award goes to Chit Chat poster with Gehan SabryLet’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat, hosted by Narine Dat Sookram. It is given to a DJ who puts local stories on a national level.

Community Radio Award

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Community Radio Award | 2013 - DJ Zach (Haighbrau) | 2014 - Moses Bogart (local 1/2 hr.) | 2015 - DJ Carmelo (fresh 5) | 2016 - DJ JD (TUSP) | 2017 - Mr. K (MyAudioFace) | 2018 - 3 nines Radio (LTA) | 2019 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2020 - Community Connections | 2021 - Bollywood Mirchi (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Community Radio Award is presented to Bolly Mix | Your Favourite Bollywood Hits Music Radio Show (portraits of Yasin Dewji and Andy Nagpal on either side of text)Bollywood Mirchi, hosted by Andy Nagpal. It is given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about.

Sharpen your pencils, and get ready in January to vote for the 2022 Golden MP3 Awards nominees!

Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting, 2pm on Sunday 21 Aug 2022

This is the official notification of the Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting, to be held in 10 days. This is a hybrid meeting, both in-person and online, and open to the public.

What: Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting
When: 2:00pm to 3:00pm, Sunday, 21 August 2022
Where: CKMS-FM Studio (or just outside, in the hallway)
Location: Unit 114B, 283 Duke Street West, Kitchener, Ontario
Maphttps://osm.org/go/ZXnwU_oJ?layers=H&m=
Onlinehttps://radiowaterloo.ca/meeting (Google Meet)

For those who can’t attend in person and can’t use Google Meet, a phone number for dialling in to the online meeting will be provided closer to the AGM date.

A complete package with information for the Annual General Meeting is available to members on request. It contains:

  • The 2022 AGM Agenda
  • 2022 AGM Proxy Form
  • 2022 AGM presentation slides
  • 2021 AGM minutes (14 August 2021)
  • 2021-2022 Financial Statements (2021-2022 Budget)
  • 2022-2023 Proposed Budget
  • Current Bylaws (approved 14 August 2021)
  • Proposed Bylaws (incorporating changes to membership fees)

Printouts will not be provided at the AGM, please bring your own printouts or a device to display the 2022-AGM-Package.pdf (43 pages, approx 1 MByte).

Everyone is invited to attend this meeting. Only members in good standing can vote on motions, or for the election of members to the Board of Directors.

Agenda

  1. Welcome (President Nat Persaud):
    • Year in Review and Looking Forward.
  2. Approval of 2021 AGM Minutes.
  3. Passing revised Bylaws (Dan Kellar, Policy Committee).
  4. Changing membership fee from $25/year to $2/month (combined with Programming Fees).
  5. Annual budget for 2022-2023 (Treasurer Andy Nagpal, Finance Committee):
    • Financial Statements: 2021-2022 Budget.
    • Proposed Budget: 2022-2023 Budget.
    • Pass a motion to waive the review engagement.
      • A review engagement is a type of engagement that provides a limited level of assurance that a company’s financial statements comply with the applicable financial reporting framework. It gives users limited assurance on the accuracy or correctness of financial statements.
  6. Election of Board.
  7. Members’ Forum.
  8. Adjournment.

…followed by a brief Special Board Meeting for the newly elected Board members to set the date for the next regular Board meeting.

And then to McCabe’s Irish Pub & Grill for a social get-together! (352 King Street West, Kitchener)

OpenStreetMap showing the route from CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo to McCabe's Irish Pub and Grill

(CKMS-FM Studio at the green marker, McCabe’s Irish Pub & Grill at the red marker)

See you at the AGM!
–Bob Jonkman, Secretary to the Radio Waterloo Board of Directors.

At the 2022 KW Multicultural Festival

Broadcasting Live-To-Air from the DJ booth at the KW Multicultural Festival on 25 and 26 June 2022.

CKMS at the 2022 Multicultural Festival - the booth
CKMS at the 2022 Multicultural Festival – the booth
CKMS at the 2022 Multicultural Festival - Riley Powis, Carmelo Farrugio, Joga, Nat Persaud
Riley Powis, Carmelo Farrugio, Joga, unknown, Nat Persaud
CKMS at the 2022 Multicultural Festival - Riley Powis, Carmelo Farruggio, Joga, Nat Persaud
Riley Powis, Carmelo Farruggio, Joga, unknown, Nat Persaud
CKMS at the 2022 Multicultural Festival - Nat Persaud, Carmo Farruggio, Chico, Riley Powis
Nat Persaud, Carmo Farruggio, Chico, Riley Powis
CKMS at the 2022 Multicultural Festival - Nat Persaud, Carmelo Farruggio, Riley Powis
Nat Persaud, Carmelo Farruggio, Riley Powis
CKMS at the 2022 Multicultural Festival - Carmelo Farruggio
Carmelo Farruggio
CKMS at the 2022 Multicultural Festival - Bob Jonkman, Riley Powis, Joga, Carmelo Farruggio
Bob Jonkman, Riley Powis, Joga, Carmelo Farruggio

CKMS at the 2022 Multicultural Festival - Riley's Car
Day Two of the KW Multicultural Festival – Riley brought his car! Just the right colour for a CKMS-FM logo!

And some Facebook video from Felix Ranchero:

Radio Waterloo at the KW Multicultural Festival, 25-26 June 2022

Come to the City Hall Clock Tower in Willow River ParkKW Multicultural Festival and meet the DJs and Show Hosts from CKMS-FM!

We’ll be broadcasting Live-To-Air both Saturday and Sunday, playing all the local hits by local hit musicians.

Have you ever wanted to try radio? Take a seat in our open-air DJ booth, then announce and spin one of your favourite tunes. If you catch the radio bug then you can Start Your Own Show!

When: Noon to 6:00pm on Saturday and Sunday, 25 & 26 June 2022
Where: Willow River Park, aka Victoria Park Map


CKMS-FM Schedule KW Multicultural Festival 25-26 June 2022
Saturday Sunday
Noon Live To Air Radio Boorama
Community news and religious programming from Somalia
Host: Hamud Elmi
1:00pm Wadio Wam!
Curated playlists from the minds of Will and Sam (WAM)
Hosts: Will Hardie and Samuel Johnston
2:00pm Sauti Za Africa
Great music from the continent of Africa
Host: Yasin Dewji
3:00pm Live To Air Live To Air
4:00pm Bollywood Mirchi
Bollywood hit music and current news topics
Host: Andy Nagpal
5:00pm Live To Air

City Hall Clock Tower Victoria Park Kitchener by JustSomePics from Wikimedia Commons is used under a CC BY-SACreative Commons Attribution Sharealike 4.0 International license.

Nominations for the 2021 Golden MP3 Awards

The Golden MP3 Awards have been awarded! Check 2021 Golden MP3 Award Recipients for details!

2021 was a tough year for CKMS-FM programmers. The studio was closed for most of the year, but our programmers soldiered on, producing some excellent community radio programs in the process.

The Golden MP3 Awards are the opportunity to recognize exceptional show hosts, producers, their programs, and the people who work behind the scenes. The awards ceremony will be held at the CKMS-FM Volunteer Appreciation Picnic, Noon-6:30pm on Saturday, 4 June 2022 at the picnic shelter in Waterloo Park.

Sorry, Golden MP3 nominations are now closed

You can nominate a show for more than one award, and nominate more than one show for an award, or skip an award altogether. If you complete this nomination form but find you forgot to nominate a show, you can fill in another nomination form. Nominations close at 11:59pm Thursday, 2 June 2022 (Election Day!)

Descriptions of the shows are at https://radiowaterloo.ca/about-our-shows/

CKMS-FM Studio Re-opening on Monday, 18 October 2021

Bob Jonkman, Jeff Stager, and Brian Doucet in the studio at the microphones
Bob Jonkman, Jeff Stager, and Brian Doucet
Good news! With the new ventilation system installed, the CKMS-FM studio is re-opening! Starting on Monday, 18 October 2021 you’ll be able to hear your favourite DJs and show hosts directly from our studios again.

There are still a few restrictions in effect — there will be no in-studio guests, but phone and web conference interviews can be held with studio equipment.

DJs and show hosts can check details for studio re-opening to see what they need to do before returning (login required for that link).

Welcome back, everyone!

Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting, 1:30pm on Sat, 14 Aug 2021

CKMS 102.7 FM | Est. 1977 | Radio Waterloo (illustration of a sunflower on top of a transmitter tower with radio waves coming off the flower)Radio Waterloo will be holding its Annual General Meeting for the year 2020-2021:

What: Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting
When: 1:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, 14 August 2021
Where: ONLINE and PHONE ONLY due to Covid precautions
URL: https://radiowaterloo.ca/meeting
Phone: +1-404-585-8905 Pin= 678 741 109#
(Sorry, there is only a US dial-in number)

Everyone is invited to attend this meeting. Only members in good standing can vote on motions, or for the election of members to the Board of Directors. Members in good standing are those who have paid their annual membership ($25) for the 2020-2021 year, and programmers with lapsed memberships who currently have a payment plan in place. You can become a member, or renew a lapsed membership at https://radiowaterloo.ca/join and pay by credit card.

Voting on motions at the AGM will be by show of hands on video, typing “Yea” or “Nay” in the meeting chat, or saying your name and “Yea” or “Nay” for phone participants.

Procedures for electing members to the Board of Directors have changed from last year. For this AGM voting will be open to all members, including those not attending the AGM. You will receive your ballot by e-mail before 9:00am on Saturday, 14 August 2021, and the voting period is from 9:00am to 2:15pm, when the results will be announced at the AGM. Seven of the total eleven Board positions are open, two for a one-year term, and five for a two-year term. Board member roles will be determined at the first Board meeting in September.

Because of the extended voting period, nomination for candidates for the Board of Directors will close at 8:00pm on Friday, 13 August 2021. The Board of Directors is actively seeking new directors. Members in good standing can submit their own name as a candidate. To nominate another member as a candidate please contact that member to ensure they accept the nomination. Nominations and acceptances should be sent to board@radiowaterloo.ca Serving on the Radio Waterloo Board of Directors is a great way to get involved in Community Radio and learn more about the operation of the radio station!

Rob McKenna is the returning officer for this election, and will run the voting software, maintain the list of candidates, send ballots to the membership list, and announce the results at the AGM.

Members of Radio Waterloo should have received the AGM package with additional information such as the Agenda, financial statements, previous AGM minutes, and the Radio Waterloo bylaws.

There will be a brief meeting of the newly elected Board of Directors after the AGM in order to set a date for the next full Board meeting, at which the Executive positions will be decided and Committee chairs selected.

If you have any questions please e-mail board@radiowaterloo.ca

–Bob Jonkman bob@radiowaterloo.ca
Secretary for the Radio Waterloo Board of Directors

RFQ: CKMS-FM Studio Ventilation (283 Duke St. W. 114b, Kitchener, Ontario)

To: HVAC contractors

Request For Quote (RFQ20210719.v)

Our Kitchener studio is a unit in the former Boehmer Box Factory, unit 114B on the first floor off Breithaupt Street. The unit is approximately 400 square feet, divided into a reception area and studio control room, both approximately 15ft x 15ft. Both areas require ventilation and filtration for Covid-19 mitigation. The unit does not have any outside walls. The corridor from the studio to the outside door is approximately 50 ft. and there is a bulkhead over the outside door suitable for an air inlet. We have the cooperation and support of building management for this installation.

We would like a quote on the provision and installation of appropriate ventilation and filtration for both studio areas (reception and control room). We would like to receive two quotes, one for ventilation and filtration from the corridor, and one for ventilation and filtration with ductwork to supply outside air for ventilation.

Quotes should include an itemized list of the main components to be installed, labour costs, and taxes. Note that the lowest quote or any particular quote will not necessarily be the successful respondent.

If you need to evaluate the site there will be CKMS staff onsite on Monday, 26 July between 10am and 3pm. Please make an appointment with Bob Jonkman at bob@radiowaterloo.ca or 519-884-2567 menu option 6.

Please submit your response by by e-mail to bob@radiowaterloo.ca by 6pm on Wednesday, 28 July 2021. Responses will be evaluated and all respondents will be contacted on Friday, 30 July 2021. A purchase order will be sent to the successful respondent.

Thank you,

Bob Jonkman
Tech/Space Committee
CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo
bob@radiowaterloo.ca
519-884-2567 menu option 6

Download the PDF: RFQ – CKMS-FM Studio Ventilation (90 KBytes)

Raising the CKMS Banner

Last week members of the Radio Waterloo Tech and Space Committee spent their evening putting up the CKMS-FM banner over the entrance door.

The CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo banner over the doors!
The banner is hung!

Members from the Tech and Space committee raising the banner are Nat Persaud (Coordinator), Jeff Stager, Cam Matthews, and Bob Jonkman.

Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting, 2pm on Saturday 29 August 2020

Members: Log in to see the AGM 2020 Minutes
Hello Members, Friends, and Supporters of Radio Waterloo! It is time again for our Annual General Meeting, and everyone is invited! If you have an interest in being involved with the station and learning how radio works, this is a great opportunity.

Members of Radio Waterloo should have received their AGM Members’ Package. If you did not receive your package contact the Secretary, Bob Jonkman at bob@radiowaterloo.ca

What: Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting
When: Saturday, 29 August 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm
Online: https://radiowaterloo.ca/meeting

If you cannot use a computer to join the meeting online, you should be able to use this phone number (US): +1‑240‑532‑3778 , PIN: 846 492 940#

Agenda

  1. Welcome from President, Nat Persaud
  2. Approve 2019 AGM minutes
  3. CKMS Health Chart
  4. 2020 – 2021 Budget Proposal
  5. Election of Directors
  6. Members’ Forum: Members contribute their ideas
  7. Adjournment

The Board of Directors is actively seeking new directors. You can nominate yourself (if you’re a member) or nominate other members during the AGM, or nominate yourself now by e-mailing the Secretary, Bob Jonkman at bob@radiowaterloo.ca

There will be a brief meeting of the newly elected Board of Directors after the AGM in order to set a date for the next full Board meeting, at which the Executive positions will be decided and Committee chairs selected.

See you all at the meeting!

–Bob Jonkman,
Secretary for Radio Waterloo Board of Directors
E-mail: bob@radiowaterloo.ca

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.



Friday, 19 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 +Music with Kara and Michele
Kara Shaw and Michele Mercer play piano and sing the songs of the 50s 60s, and 70s (oldies).
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, 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!

 

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

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

Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting, 1pm on Saturday, 17 August 2019

102.7 CKMS Logo Rectangle Hello Radio Waterloo supporters! It is time for our Annual General Meeting (AGM):

What: Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting and Foodluck Social
When: Saturday, 17 August 2019 from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, Foodluck from 2:00pm
Where: The Games Room, 2nd Floor of the Boehmer Box Building (where the studio is)
Location: 283 Duke Street West, Kitchener, Ontario, Canada Map

The Board of Directors is actively seeking new directors. If you have an interest in being more involved with the station and learning more about how radio works, this is a great opportunity. Speak to any board member if you have questions. 

Agenda

  1. Welcome from President, Nat Persaud
  2. Approve 2018 AGM minutes
  3. New Logging process
  4. Programming hours growth (chart)
  5. 2019 – 2020 Budget Proposal
  6. Election of Directors
  7. Members’ Forum
  8. Adjournment

If you’re a member in good standing but cannot attend the AGM, you can appoint another member in good standing to vote for you using a proxy form. Contact Bob Jonkman to get a proxy form.

The AGM will be followed by a Foodluck Social. Please feel free to bring a food item to share – appetizer, snack, dessert, entree, or anything else! Please label your item if it contains nuts, wheat, dairy, eggs, meat, spices, &c. It’s a social! If you’re a listener, meet your favourite on-air personalities; if you’re a programmer, meet your biggest fans!

See you all at the meeting.

Bob Jonkman,
Secretary for Radio Waterloo Board of Directors
E-mail: bob@radiowaterloo.ca

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