CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm

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: James Jordan, Dylan Bravener, Jeff Stager, Steve Todd, and Bob Jonkman

Join us! CKMS Community Connections Hour One currently airs on Mondays from 11:00am to noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturdays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

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

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Recent CKMS Community Connections Episodes

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 12 July 2021 with Phöenix Lazare Show Notes Index Show Notes Today Bob was joined by Phöenix Lazare on a web conference. There were technical difficulties resulting in really poor sound quality, so there’s no podcast of today’s show available. We’ll have Phöenix back for another interview when the studio re-opens, and Bob has access to real broadcast audio equipment. Online: Website: … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 12 July 2021 with Phöenix Lazare
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 5 July 2021 Show Notes Index Show Notes Today we have a debut of Fly Away Child from KW musician Sammy Duke, and two tracks from Phöenix Lazare’s new album that will be released this Friday, 9 July 2021. Join us next week for an interview with Phöenix. And today’s show is filled out with lots of other Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 5 July 2021
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 28 June 2021 — A #CanCon Episode Show Notes Index Show Notes This is the week in which we used to celebrate Canada Day. That’s not happening, but there’s no reason to not celebrate incredible Canadian musicians. Stay tuned over the summer for interviews with some of these musicians, and when the studio re-opens we may have some Live, On-Air, In-Studio performances! Music … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 28 June 2021 — A #CanCon Episode
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 24 May 2021 with Jake Feeney Show Notes Podcast Index Show Notes Jake Feeney comes back to chat about his new single Sunrise and many other things… Jake was last on CKMS Community Connections on 16 March 2020. The interview starts at 2m33s. Online: Facebook: Jake Feeney | Facebook Instagram: @jakefeeney YouTube: Jake Feeney Music Bandcamp: Jake Feeney | Bandcamp SoundCloud: Jake … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 24 May 2021 with Jake Feeney
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2021 with Peter Snow of The Soviet Influence Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Footage Show Notes Our guest today on CKMS #CommunityConnections is Peter Snow from The Soviet Influence. We talk about music, making a video in pandemic times, and even about politics. The Soviet Influence had a Live, On-Air, In-Studio Performance on CKMS Community Connections for 24 February 2020. The interview starts at 4m40s. … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2021 with Peter Snow of The Soviet Influence
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 3 May 2021 Show Notes Index Show Notes Since the studio remains closed we’re playing more new Canadian Content and KW Content music today, and a few tracks released last year too. The definition of “KW Content” broadens yet again — while the group Your New False Gods hails from Scotland, lead singer Kevin Combe has family in Kitchener, … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 3 May 2021
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 19 April 2021 Show Notes Index Show Notes This weeks marks the start of a four-week Covid lockdown in Ontario, so the studio remains closed. No guests, but the music keeps on coming. All CanCon again this week, with some new material and some favourites. Music Index Time Title Album Artist 0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 19 April 2021
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 12 April 2021 Show Notes Index Show Notes There’s another lockdown for the Covid pandemic, and the Radio Waterloo studio remains closed. In good news, there are now vaccinations available in Waterloo Region, and there is lots of new music from local Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, and Palm Springs musicians (OK, Michael Gagliardi lives in Palm Springs, but he’s got … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 12 April 2021
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 22 March 2021 – New Releases for Spring Show Notes Podcast Index Show Notes It’s the first CKMS Community Connections show of spring, when grass is growing, birds are singing, and new music is released. The studio remains closed due to Covid so there’s no interviews, but we have lots of newly released music with several tracks from local Waterloo Region musicians! Courtney Wolfe … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 22 March 2021 – New Releases for Spring
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Saturday 1pm-2pm CKMS Community Connections for 15 March 2021 – The Holidays Show Notes Index Show Notes Today is The Ides Of March, but the 15th of March falls in a run of other celebratory days: Pi Day, St. Urho’s Day, and of course, St. Patrick’s Day. So today we depart a bit from our usual format with some holiday music, and a poetry reading. The recording of Gene McCavic is … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 15 March 2021 – The Holidays

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  1. 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

  2. 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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