CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below)

CKMS Community Connections

Four people in the CKMS Studio
The voices behind CKMS Community Connections: Bob Jonkman, James Jordan, Jenniefer Stronge, and Jeff Stager
CKMS Community Connections pushes our programming department out into the community to get local stories, promotional events, press conferences, musicians, events, concerts, theatre, culture, political stuff, public interest, public service announcements, etc…

Bonus: To hype new music that we get in and try to highlight local talent!

CKMS Community Connections has two one-hour slots: One is for a pool of programmers and producers to create quality content, the other for drop-in conversation and new music, hosted by a small pool of programmers

CKMS Community Connections has a workshop series for producing radio/podcast/webcast: interviews, storytelling, podcast creation, video creation, and “Train the trainer” sessions on how to produce your own radio show. We’ll produce training documentation: webcasting, live to air programming, podcast production.

Live-To-Air broadcasting is a component, so when something happens somewhere else… We’ll have live -to-air discussion/talk/podcast recording at some community venue, maybe the library, maybe City Hall…

CKMS Community Connections is an ongoing drop-in training timeslot with experienced CKMS trainers for new programmers and existing programmers to refresh skills and learn new programs.

Executive Producer: Jenniefer Stronge
Contributing Producers: Jeff Stager and Bob Jonkman
Theme music by Steven Todd

Join us! CKMS Community Connections Hour One currently airs on Mondays from 11:00am to noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Recent CKMS Community Connections Episodes

MG 08 – War Metal – on CKMS Community Connections with Yenny From mg08.site: “Hailing from the frozen depths of Canada, MG 08 is a one-man war metal band formed in 2023 by Tom.Kpfw. MG 08 attempts to capture the essence of brutality and horror that is warfare. The name, MG 08, draws its moniker from the iconic Maschinengewehr 08, a German machine gun used in the … Continue reading MG 08 – War Metal – on CKMS Community Connections with Yenny
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 3 June 2024 with Laurel Boytim of The Ripple Effect Education Notes Podcast Index Video Show Notes Laura Boytim, Executive Director of The Ripple Effect Education talks to Bob Jonkman about the origins of TREE, what services it provides and what programs it offers, the Peace Innovator Scholarship & Mentorship Program, the effects of Covid 19, and the staff, volunteers, and its Board of Directors. The … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 3 June 2024 with Laurel Boytim of The Ripple Effect Education
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 20 May 2024: Spring 2024 Fundraiser and Jax Rula of WEFT Fest Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Spring 2024 Fundraiser Bob makes pitches for the Spring 2024 Fundraiser throughout the show. We’re raising funds to keep Radio Waterloo on the air — money raised will go towards maintenance of our equipment, offsetting increases in rent both for the studio and our transmitter, and generally dealing … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 20 May 2024: Spring 2024 Fundraiser and Jax Rula of WEFT Fest
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2024 with Megan Brady of the CMHA Waterloo Wellington Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Megan Brady, Communications Lead for CMHAWW, the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington talks to Bob Jonkman about the work of CMHAWW, the Run For Women fundraiser on Saturday 11 May 2024, effects of the pandemic on people’s mental health, and the operations of CMHAWW. The interview … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2024 with Megan Brady of the CMHA Waterloo Wellington
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 6 May 2024: Guest Hosts André Leoncita and Asuga Ikemoto Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Guest hosts Asuga Ikemoto and André Leoncito from St. Mary’s High School play music, some of their own productions, and provide interpretation and explanations. Special thanks to David Lacalamita, teacher at St. Mary’s High School! Asuga starts at 00m51s ; André starts at 27m15s. Asuga Ikemoto Online: SoundCloud: … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 6 May 2024: Guest Hosts André Leoncita and Asuga Ikemoto
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 29 April 2024 with Scott McGovern of Waterloo Arts and Culture Industries Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Jenniefer Stronge and Bob Jonkman talk with Scott McGovern of the City of Waterloo Arts and Cultural Industries about upcoming events taking place in Waterloo. The interview starts at 3m44s. Online: Website: https://www.waterloo.ca/events Twitter (X): Create Waterloo (@CreateWaterloo) | Twitter Facebook: CreateWaterloo (@CreateWaterloo) | Facebook Instagram: Create Waterloo … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 29 April 2024 with Scott McGovern of Waterloo Arts and Culture Industries
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 18 March 2024 with Sepehr Reybod and June Sung of the UofW Department of Theatre and Performance Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Bob Jonkman talks to script developer Sepehr Reybod and actor June Sung about the upcoming performance of Immolation, how the play was developed, the theme of the play, how it relates to current events, and how the play is structured to achieve the message it is trying to … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 18 March 2024 with Sepehr Reybod and June Sung of the UofW Department of Theatre and Performance
KIX 2024: Knowledge Integration Exhibition at University of Waterloo, March 18-23 Knowledge Integration Exhibition 2024 Visit from Monday & Tuesday, March 18, 19, Thursday & Friday Mrch 21, & 22: 11 am-6pm, Wednesday, March 20: 11am-4:30pm, Saturday, March 23: 10am-4pm St. Jerome’s University, Siegfried Hall Residence Wellness Centre Gym, 290 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L Songs played today per request: Sarah McLachlan, Rarities, B-sides and … Continue reading KIX 2024: Knowledge Integration Exhibition at University of Waterloo, March 18-23
CKMS Community Connections visit with KW AccessAbility Visit with the lovely folk at KW AccessAbility, an organization that support and advocate for people with disabilities. www.kwaccessability.ca for more information. They are located Downtown Kitchener at 659 King Street East. Thanks! That was a blast!

10 thoughts on “CKMS Community Connections”

  1. Hi Bob!

    I’m a Canadian musician, and I wanted to send my upcoming single, “Can’t Lose Again,” to Community Connections. I think it’d be a great fit — it’s fresh, it’s fun, and it’s Canadian!

    It’s a 3 minute Northern Soul/Motown whirlwind that tells the tale of a chronically unlucky gambler as he bets his very last dime — but can he finally win?

    Here’s the Earshot link: https://secure.earshot-distro.ca/song/27456.

    Hope you enjoy it!

    Luc LeMans

  2. Traversing a world populated by snakes, whales, and butterflies, Royal Visit to Uranium City is a cautionary tale of disaster, rebellion, and, of course, love. If not for certain incendiary wafts of ash, this story may not have survived…

    Royal Visit to Uranium City is the new album from producer/multi-instrumentalist Kitz Willman. The Winnipeg-based artist flexes their world-building skills with nine brand new songs. This is their first release of 2021, fresh off of their 2020 collaboration with Kay the Aquanaut called “Ancient Fish from the Northwest.”

    Winnipeg-based producer and multi-instrumentalist Kitz Willman handles saxophone, piano, bass, drums, and vocals to create experimental jazz influenced by the sampling of hip-hop and heaviness of post-hardcore. Their music is reflective of Ukrainian-Canadian culture, free jazz, and Canadian underground weirdo hip-hop delivered through high energy performances.

    artist: Kitz Willman
    album: Royal Visit to Uranium City
    label: Banned Era Records (Canada)
    genre: Hip-hop / Jazz / Experimental
    release date: March 5, 2021
    lyrics: the entire album is radio-friendly

    Banger: kings (track 1)
    Softer side: only butterflies (track 6)
    Long experimental cut: have you seen the trees? (track 8)
    Weird: dawn (track 7)
    Dancey: always (track 9)

    download the album in MP3 format (rar folder) here: https://www.dropbox.com/s/a827dsd5c916zo5/Kitz%20Willman%20-%20Royal%20Visit%20to%20Uranium%20City%20-%202021%20-%20Experimental%20hip-hop_jazz%20mp3.rar?dl=0

  3. Hi there, my name is Justin (artist name Cooless). I’ve just released an EP and was hoping you’d take a listen to see if it might be a contender for airplay on your show. I’m Canadian, living in Toronto and all the music is CanCon. I’d be happy to talk/answer any questions and provide you with an mp3 or .wav file of anything that catches your ear. Thanks for your time!

    Justin

    https://cooless.bandcamp.com/album/hostages

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