Category Archives: Syndicated

Syndicated shows air on Radio Waterloo but are produced at other stations or by other producers.

WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service

(letter W made with an audio waveform)WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs are used by non-commercial radio stations, women’s studies, and individuals. Programs can be heard on local radio stations, on shortwave, on the internet, and on cassettes. .

“Raising Women’s Voices through Radio Worldwide” since 1986

Contact WINGS Executive Producer Frieda Werden at frieda.werden@gmail.com

WINGS is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange, and currently airs on Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM 102.7 on Friday from 5:30am to 6:30am.

The First Sixteen

(black silhoutte of a rooster head wearing red headphones, with lines radiating out)The First Sixteen is Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s podcast series that explores the freshest ideas in agriculture and food. Each episode explores a single topic in depth—digging deep into new practices, innovative ideas, and their impacts on the industry. Learn about Canada’s agricultural sector from the people making the breakthroughs and knocking down the barriers! Farmers and foodies, scientists and leaders, and anyone with an eye on the future of the sector—this podcast is for you!.

The First Sixteen is hosted by Kirk Finken and Sara Boivin-Chabot, and airs on CKMS-FM on Tuesdays from 8:30pm to 9:00pm.

The First Sixteen podcast from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is copyright by the Government of Canada and used under the Terms and Conditions permitting non-commercial reproduction.

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She Is Your Neighbour

In 2019, Moving Beyond Violence (words around a blue circle with a silhouette of a dragonfly)She Is Your Neighbour was launched in the form of a blog series and social media campaign. Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WSCWR) asked community leaders to share their perspectives on domestic violence and explain why they are invested in ending it. These community leaders became ambassadors of the She Is Your Neighbour project. Together, WCSWR and these leaders explored different types of abuse and challenged the misconception that domestic violence refers only to physical violence. Many ambassadors shared stories of emotional, psychological, and financial violence that they have witnessed or experienced.

In fall 2020, the She Is Your Neighbour podcast was released! In the podcast, WCSWR takes a deep dive into domestic violence. Through thought-provoking discussions WCSWR addresses hard topics like domestic violence and the drug trade, violence against Indigenous women and girls, challenges for transgender youth seeking support, and more.

Season Two was produced in 2021. Throughout this season, we build on topics we explored in Season One and fill in the blanks by covering new topic areas. Join us as we explore the realities and complexities of domestic violence.

Our goal is to increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence through thought-provoking discussions, highlighting groups who are disproportionately impacted. We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.

She Is Your Neighbour is hosted by Jenna Mayne.

She Is Your Neighbour Season Two airs every other Wednesday at 12:01pm–1:00pm from 26 January 2022 to 1 June 2022; Season Three begins on 15 June 2022.

What Next?

WCSWR encourages you to get involved! Read a blog story, tune into the podcast, buy a book, start conversations, and use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour. We can’t do this without you! We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.

What is Domestic Violence?

There are many forms of domestic violence, all of which include attempts to maintain power and control over the thoughts, beliefs and behaviour of a woman by creating fear and/or dependency. All forms of abuse result in the woman feeling powerless, unequal and unsafe.

Forms of Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse includes but is not limited to:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Financial
  • Sexual
  • Verbal
  • Spiritual

Know the signs

Signs of domestic abuse include but are not limited to:

  • Insults or put downs, name calling
  • Violent outbursts
  • Threats of violence or harm
  • Threats to destroy property or harm pets
  • Forced sexual acts
  • Physical assault
  • Control over finances
  • Unkept promises of change

We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence

Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour

listen to the #SHE IS YOUR NEIGHBOUR podcast

Redeye Podcast

The Redeye | 20/20 (alternating black and red letters arranged as an eyechart with a loudspeaker symbol in place of 'd' and '20/20' in the top left corner)Redeye Podcast is broadcast live every Saturday morning on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5FM. It is produced by an independent media collective at the studios of Coop Radio in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.

The show has been on the air for over 40 years, providing high-quality public affairs and arts programming to listeners looking for a progressive take on current events.

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.

Redeye is alternative radio. We seek out the voices of those who don’t get heard and we cover issues that corporate media distorts or ignores or relegates to the back page.

Redeye is partisan radio. We take a critical view of the idea of objectivity and we believe there are more than two sides to any story. We aren’t interested in soundbites, and we give our guests the time and space to explain the issues as they see them.

Redeye is community radio. We encourage dialogue during our open line and we give our callers time to share their thoughts. We invite callers to share news from their community and we welcome comments on our programming.

Redeye is listener-supported radio. We are part of a cooperative — owned and supported by our members. We make our own editorial decisions, because we are accountable to our listeners, not to advertisers or government.

If this sounds like your kind of radio, give us a listen and see what you think.

CKMS-FM airs multiple episodes from the Redeye Podcast alternate Thursdays from 12:01pm to 1:00pm.

rabble radio

RABBLE RADIO | rabble.ca (red text, a white podcast icon, a white audio waveform)rabble radio is a weekly podcast and radio program that tunes in on the issues and actions that matter to you.

It is the flagship podcast of rabble.ca, an award-winning, independent, community-driven media. Among the first digital journalism organizations in Canada, and the first to incorporate as non-profit, rabble.ca has been at the forefront of reporting on national politics with a progressive lens that centres issues of social movements, of labour, and of grassroots activism..

rabble radio is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange, and currently airs on Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM 102.7 on Thursdays from 10:00am to 10:30am.

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 airs on CKMS-FM alternate Wednesdays from Noon to 1:00pm starting on 6 October 2021 and runs to 12 January 2022.

Handpicked: Stories from the Field

The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems’ (LCSFS) podcast Handpicked (letter I replaced by a carrot about to be picked)Handpicked: Stories from the Field showcases the excellent and varied research happening at the LCSFS with a focus on how the work creates meaningful changes to the ways we produce, get, eat and understand our food.

Handpicked: Stories from the Field is hosted by Amanda Di Battista, the LCSFS Project Coordinator, and Laine Young, PhD Candidate in Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.

The first season of the Handpicked podcast launched on Sept. 30, 2019

Handpicked: Stories from the Field is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule, but will return with Season Two in 2022.

Subscribe to the podcast at http://handpickedpodcast.libsyn.com/rss

Revolution Rock

Revolution Rock | The best Punk, New Wave, Garage, Surf and Indie rock. 7-9pm every Saturday | Only on CJAM 99.1 FM | revrock.blogspot.comRevolution Rock is an award winning radio program on CJAM FM that first began broadcasting on CJAM’s airwaves in the late night hours of June 2004. Revolution Rock focuses on 60s garage rock, 70s punk/new wave, surf, alternative, indie and new/old music within those genres. The Revolution Rock blog provides band profiles, download links to the radio show, playlists and more.

Revolution Rock is hosted by Dave Konstantino and Adam Peltier on CJAM 99.1 FM (Windsor/Detroit). Dave is a freelance blogger/writer, musician and film maker. Download links to the show are provided by the CJAM website and can be found at the bottom of each play list on his blog.

Music Submissions:

Dave and Adam are always looking for bands that fit the format of the show (punk, post-punk, new wave, alternative, garage rock, etc). If you have a band you can send music to Dave and Adam, if they like it they will play it.

To send music:

ATTN: Revolution Rock
c/o University of Windsor/CJAM 99.1 FM
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4
[FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY]


Revolution Rock is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange, and currently airs on Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM 102.7 on Sundays from 10:00pm to Midnight.

Back Porch Bluegrass

Back Porch Bluegrass (Paul Trenwith playing banjo, FM98 logo in bottom right corner)
Paul Trenwith
Back Porch Bluegrass is hosted by Paul Trenwith, a founder member of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, playing banjo and occasionally singing harmony parts. From the mid-70’s to the mid-90’s, Paul and his fiddle-playing wife Colleen played as mostly gospel music, bluegrass-style, with a group of friends, and often featuring songs that Paul had written. He has become something of a musical ‘jack-of-all-trades’, playing banjo, dobro, pedal steel and rhythm guitar. He also plays double bass in the Hamilton-based Irish band. Paul has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music, and the show includes tracks from the classic bands, the traditional stylists and contemporary groups as well as some ‘roots’ bluegrass and new-grass. NZ and Australian bluegrass gets an airing, and every show includes some of his personal favourites.

Back Porch Bluegrass is produced by Free FM (New Zealand) and is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange.

Back Porch Bluegrass airs on Radio Waterloo on Mondays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

The Freedom Principle

Black and white photo of Black musicians playing a variety of instrumentsThe Freedom Principle features music of the African Diaspora; this program sees acoustic ensemble music as a developing world jazz incorporating styles and rhythms which draw from Indigenous sources. On the air since June 1986, The Freedom Principle features new releases from the disparate genres of the African Diaspora with occasional forays into specialized thematic programs. Past programs include Manding Swing, Congolese Rumba, Zimbabwean Liberation, South African Jazz, Mississippi Delta Slide & Moan, African Impressionism in American Jazz, etc.

The Freedom Principle is hosted by Tom Fleming, is produced at CJAM-FM in Windsor, and is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange. Contact The Freedom Principle at thefreedomprinciple99.1fm@gmail.com, and see their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/freedomprinciple/

The Freedom Principle airs on CKMS-FM alternate Mondays from 4:00pm to 5:30pm.

Deep Threes – Music Beyond Boundaries

Deep Threes | Music Beyond Boundaries (black and red text)Deep Threes — Music Beyond Boundaries is the weekly radio show that brings you eclectic instrumental soundscapes that fuse jazz, electronica, soundtracks, modern classical, experimental music, and more… “Deep” is a nod to the deep tracks of heard on freeform radio. “Threes” refers to the MP3s that fill up our hard drives and computing clouds.

Since going on the air in 2010, Deep Threes has brought the listener long pieces that take music beyond boundaries. New releases from independent artists. Rediscovered gems from the past. Compelling pieces from with room to breathe. Music with bite, passion and depth.

Themes are not chosen so much as they emerge. Long jams and instrumental tracks create a sense of flow. Light touches of spoken word, found sound, and subtle remixes bind the music into sets.

A Deep Threes mix can float over the clouds in the night sky, or gradually take you across terrain that is radically different than the starting point. Your destination: an oasis of deep listening and discovery.

At the heart of this process is the music. The synergy of math and physics, mechanics and electronics, infused with the human spirit, rising up in a river of feelings alongside all the glistening gems we found along the way. The Deep Threes.

Please e-mail jj@deep3s.com to find out about backup download sites.

Deep Threes – Music Beyond Boundaries is produced by Jay and is syndicated through the NCRA Community radioExchange at Deep Threes – Music Beyond Boundaries — Series Information.

Deep Threes – Music Beyond Boundaries airs on Tuesday mornings from 2:00am to 3:00am.

The Reality Check

The Reality Check (a yellow impossible wireframe cube in the top right corner)The Reality Check is a weekly Canadian show that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities by probing popular myths and exposing the surprising truth behind them. In a world awash with information, The Reality Check helps listeners differentiate fact from fiction, yet tries to strike a balance between providing entertainment and information. Born out of a grassroots critical thinking group who decided a podcast was the way to go – before podcasting was cool – TRC cuts through the “nonsense” using science to examine dubious claims.

The Reality Check airs every other Thursday from 5:30am to 6:30am.

WR Podcasts

CKMS logo with wavies out the sidesWR Podcasts is CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo’s showcase of some of the podcasts produced in Waterloo Region. Each week we air one or two episodes from local producers to give you a taste of what’s available in Waterloo Region.

Podcasts in the rotation:

  • On Wisdom (white silhouettes of two owls on a black background, with diagonal lines) On Wisdom features a social-cognitive scientist in Toronto and an educator in London discussing the latest empirical science regarding the nature of wisdom.
  • Wide World of Motorsports | @THEWWOMS (an automobile wheel with letters and social media logos on the tire)Wide World of Motorsports has been covering local racing for over 5 years! Their aim is to focus on Canadian Motorsports, and hope to reach regular fans from these tracks by covering events at Local Race Tracks.
  • Old Grey Mayors (park bench on a leafy sidewalk)Old Grey Mayors host Rob Deutschmann sits down with community leaders, civic leaders, and others from across Waterloo Region to learn more about their experiences and how those lessons can apply to today’s issues.
  • Great Battles (a wicker helmet with two words in the eyeholes)Great Battles in History explores some of the most famous and most important battles in world history from ancient times to the Second World War.
  • Across Her Table podcast (illustration of Mifrah Abid in front of a line drawing of the Toronto skyline inc. the CN Tower)Across Her Table is an interview-based podcast in which Mifrah Abid talks to remarkable Canadian women with immigrant roots and how they are enriching the social narrative in Canada.
  • Welcome to 100 | Bonn Park (Sara Geidlinger and Marshall Ward standing in front of a colourfully painted brick wall, text above styled to look like a street name sign)Bonn Park Podcast where hosts Marshall Ward and Sara Geidlinger chat in-depth with fascinating people living, working, and creating in Waterloo Region.



WR Podcasts airs every Friday from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Waterloo Region Podcast Producers! Do you want your podcast included in WR Podcasts? Drop us a line at office@radiowaterloo.ca with your podcast pitch!

Harrowsmith Radio

While this is a podcast, show logoHarrowsmith began as a groundbreaking Canadian magazine. It came to life on the kitchen table of James Lawrence in Camden East, Ontario in 1976. Back then it didn’t seem likely that his vision of a national magazine on the virtues of getting back to the land would last.

But before long Harrowsmith took off, quickly attracting legions of fans. Tapping into an urban desire to move to the country, the magazine also appealed to dyed-in-the wool ruralites. What Canada got was its magazine to promote green living and a country lifestyle. It also got the venerable Harrowsmith Almanac.

Over its 46-year history the Harrowsmith name became synonymous with Canadians living sustainably.

In this podcast we proudly continue the spirit of James Lawrence’s vision of sharing useful information for country dwellers and anyone seeking to tread a little more lightly upon the earth.

Harrowsmith Radio airs every fourth Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Zero Waste Countdown

Zero Waste Countdown Podcast showing hands holding a green earth with windturbines, solar panels, and buildingsZero Waste Countdown is a 30 minute radio show all about sustainability from a zero waste perspective.

What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a concept that eliminates unnecessary waste from the regular consumer cycle to decrease our impact on the planet as a whole. A countdown to zero waste is a pledge to reduce waste in personal lives, organizations, communities, and even entire cities or nations. While reaching total zero may seem impossible, a countdown to zero waste is a manageable approach to living with less trash.

The Host: Laura Nash

The ocean is on a countdown to 2050, when scientists predict there will be more plastic than fish. Laura is on her own countdown: to get as close as possible to zero waste. Through research, interviews, and personal experiences, Laura is on a mission to produce less waste and leave a happier, healthier planet for future generations.

Contact Laura Nash at laura@zerowastecountdown.com.

Follow Zero Waste Countdown on Instagram at @zero_waste_countdown

Zero Waste Countdown is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.

Homes For All

Homes For All presents a series of 12 shows from March to May 2020 telling stories of people affected by the unaffordability and lack of housing, and raising awareness of the work being done by many players in the community. SDCWR logo

Homes For All now airs as Life Stories of Displacement every other Monday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm, and is hosted by Angela Goodwin and Brian Doucet.

For The Wild: An Anthology of the Anthropocene

At for the wild | with Ayana Young | An Anthology of the AnthropoceneFor The Wild, we discuss the critical ideas of our time and parlay them into action for the defense and regeneration of natural communities. Key topics include the rediscovery of wild nature, ecological renewal and resistance, and healing from the trauma of individualistic society. We will travel deep into ancient forests, align with the struggles and ways of Earth-based people, and rekindle the mysteries of intuition. We will join today’s brightest visionaries in this momentous work of reimagining a world where humanity can find its way back into the web of life.

For The Wild airs on Wednesdays from 5:30am to 6:30am.

Your Host

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Ayana Young
Ayana is a lover and protector of wild nature. She was studying Ecology at Columbia University when the Occupy Wall Street movement began. Amid the burgeoning resistance in Zuccotti Park, she created the Environmental working group with March Young to help orient the movement to the realities of a suffering planet. From there she moved West to her beloved Cascadian bioregion, starting an organic farm and wild foods cartel on an Oregon mountaintop. In Portland, she had the fortune of learning from the herbalist Cascade Anderson Geller. Ayana is currently creating an ecological research center and native plants nursery in the Southern tip of the Cascadian bioregion. She teaches about empowered earth stewardship and leads biodiversity enhancement workshops across North America.

Subscribe to the For The Wild podcast (RSS feed)

Science For The People

show logoScience for the People is a long-format interview podcast that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what’s in the news and on the shelves.

Every week, our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.

Science for the People airs once every four weeks on Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

The Electronic Intifada

show logoThe Electronic Intifada podcast is cut from a weekly show on Berkley radio in California which deals with the ongoing struggle for Palestinian self-determination with updates about resistance to the segregation wall and settlements being built by the state of Israel on Palestinian lands, international solidarty news and actions, and growing the Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions campaign.

visit electronic intifada on the web: https://electronicintifada.net

podcast producer:

Nora Barrows-Friedman is a staff writer and editor with The Electronic Intifada, and contributes to Al-Jazeera English, Inter Press Service, Truthout.org, Left Turn magazine, and various other international media outlets. From 2003-2010, she was the Senior Producer and co-host of Flashpoints, an award-winning investigative newsmagazine operating out of KPFA/Pacifica Radio in Berkeley, California. Nora has been regularly reporting from Palestine since 2004.


Electronic Intifada airs alternate Thursdays from 12:01pm to 1:00pm.

Amplified Radio Network

DISCOVER. PLAY. LISTEN. The show logoAmplified Radio Network is Canada’s leading electronic music radio network. ARN delivers dynamic and Canadian-driven (50% per show) electronic music radio content that moves with its audiences.

ARN offers a mix of electronica, trip hop, deep house and techno music combined with artist interviews and guest mixes. Our shows are currently aired in 1 hour and 2 hour versions on a combination of 36 terrestrial and online stations. Members stations are situated in Canada’s top college and commercial radio markets and around the world online. ARN shows reach millions of Canadians each week and stream hours of content monthly. We are committed to engaging and connecting with our listeners and their communities across the country.

Amplfied Radio Network is hosted by Sean Savage and airs on CKMS-FM from 1:00am to 3:00am on Wednesday mornings.