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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
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 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 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

–Bob Jonkman
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 or 519-884-2567 menu option 6.

Please submit your response by by e-mail to 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
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

What: Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting
When: Saturday, 29 August 2020 from 2:00pm to 3:00pm

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#


  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

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

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. 


  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

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!


Ever After Music Festival Pre-Party coming this Thursday!!!

This Thursday, June 6th marks the kick off to the 5th annual Ever After Music Festival in Kitchener, Ontario! And the first year a pre-party is added to the festival extending it to 4 days total.
This year the festival features some of the best in bass music and headliners from all around the world. Specifically the pre-party featuring sets from local talent and international DJ’s such as Zia, Moody Good and headliner Yellow Claw, an elite world wide known DJ teamed with a production recording duo originating out of Amsterdam, Netherlands in 2010!
Since 2010, this trio (downsized to a duo in 2016) has put out multiple hit singles, multiple hit albums, many that have hit #1 charts and has rocked some of the biggest main stages of music festivals around the world such as Ultra Music Festival in Miami, Tomorrowland in Boom, Belgium, Electronic Daisy Carnival in Las Vegas, Coachella in California and New Year’s in New York City’s Madison Square Garden. Needless to say we are thrilled to have them come to Kitchener, Ontario’s Ever After Festival this coming week; and you should be too!!
And YES I am excited to get confirmation to get a quick word in and interview with the the men of Yellow Claw themselves, Jim and Nils, before they take the stage at Bingeman’s!

Tickets to this very exciting show and whole 3 day festival are still available at: Get Tickets!

For more info. on Yellow Claw visit Ever After’s Website at:
Yellow Claw at Ever After

Yellow Claw

For more info. about the artist Zia visit Ever After’s website at:


P.S. Visit our Instagram and Facebook pages to enter a contest on NOW for your chance to win a pair of free tickets to this exciting show on Thursday, June 6th!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets available at

2018 Festival Map at Bingeman’s Kitchener.

WIN FREE TICKETS to Iheart Beer and Taco Fest!

Win tickets to the Kitchener 2nd Annual Beer and Taco Fest at Lot 42 just by listening to CKMS this week!!!

Taco Festival next weekend (Feb. 23rd) at lot42 in Kitchener!!!

First chance to win a pair of tickets is by listening this Sunday night at 8:30 PM to Paul Stickney, host of “Now That’s Country” on CKMS!

Be ready for more live show ticket call-in giveaways and an Instagram contest coming this week to win more FREE tickets!!!

Follow us on Instagram for more chances to win tickets!!!

#ckms #radiowaterloo #listen #communityradio #waterloo #onair #free #giveaways #win #iheart #beer #taco #festival #tickets #kitchener #kwawesome

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

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

2-4 PM !

Event page: CKMS Live-to-Air Event page

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

#ckms #radiowaterloo #liveonsite #livetoair #onlocation #beatgoeson #waterloo #weberstreet #location #vinyl #records #nedflangers #livebands #ckmsdjs #francisclair #nattyphysicist #djdenim

Scientific prediction of Cleveland winning game 3

Mano A Mano is back on Sunday nights! This past Sunday we simulated game 2 (forgetting to make it in Golden States home stadium) thus making it our prediction for game 3. It is already our most unpopular podcast!

But not for the great music! NEW A Perfect Circle, Giraffes? Giraffes! Cara Leigh, Mounties Band, Robot Apocalypse and more…

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




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

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


AGM & August Fees

Hi CKMS membership!

I apologise if you get this message more than once, I added a few email groups to this email.

The Board of Directors of CKMS – Radio Waterloo would like to invite you all to the AGM (Annual General Meeting). This is the BIG meeting held once per year.
When: Saturday August 5th 2017
Where: WPL – Waterloo Public Library
Time: 2:30 – 5:00
Who: all members of CKMS
For programmers it is important to get your show fees paid so that you can vote. There are many board positions available so if you think you want to learn more about Community Radio please put your name in. It is also important for you to be in "good standing" to be eligible for the board of directors.
We have some exciting announcements this year and we hope you cam make it!
Anyways, we hope to see you there! 
If you require a proxy…please let me know!

Rob "DJ" Steel – 100.3 SoundFM
CKMS Board Member

283 Duke St W, Unit 114b
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
N2H 3X7

Pick a Pipers new album is available now!!

Image result for Pick a Piper Mano A Mano

The picture above is from a few years ago when Pick a Piper released their first untitled album. They came to CKMS the day of the release and celebrated the album.

Fast Forward to now and Pick A Piper is releasing their follow up album called “Distance” and it is Amazing! I was lucky enough to be at their Waterloo show where they blew the top off the starlight.

In the interview that can be heard here I thought I heard Brad wrong when he said that they play stand up drums….but it was amazing! We will get a video clip up soon on our Mano A Mano Youtube page but for now check out some choice tracks and stories about the albums here:


Pick A Piper New album: Distance

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

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

Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Diplo feat. Deb’s Daughter – Hey Baby (Remixes)


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Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike vs Diplo feat. Deb’s Daughter – Hey Baby (Remixes)
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Hey Baby (Remixes)

Bringing together some of the finest talent the industry has to offer, <b>Smash The House</b> gets ready to unleash the huge <b>Dimitri Vegas &amp; Like Mike</b> vs <b>Diplo</b>’s ‘<b>Hey Baby</b>’ remix package to set off 2017’s release schedule in style.



Live Interview with Canadian Electronic-band “Dragonette” on Sound FM !


Just incase you missed it earlier this month.. Now on the DJ Denim Mixcloud for your review and listening!  DJ Denim holds an interview with lead singer Martina Sorbara of Dragonette! Live interview and commercial Free DJ set from Nov. 8th, 2016.  Get the latest on Dragonette and their upcoming tour while catching one awesome DJ set!

Check out the DJ Denim mixcloud page for this episode and other past episodes of Denim Entertainment Radio in FULL on CKMS!

Listen Here:

Join DJ Denim for Denim Radio Live bi-weekly Friday nights at 10 pm! And remember… Hash Tag It on Social Media.. #DenimRadio !