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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: Dylan Bravener, Jeff Stager, Steve Todd, 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 on Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

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, 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 7 November 2022: In-Studio with Loon Town Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Footage Show Notes Bob Jonkman talks to Dave Lacalamita of Loon Town about the band, songwriting, teaching music, and politics. The interview starts at 4m06s. Online: Website: https://thisisloontown.com/ Facebook: Loon Town | Facebook Instagram: @loon_town | Instagram YouTube: Loon Town | YouTube Bandcamp: Loon TGown | Bandcamp SoundCloud: Loon Town | SoundCloud … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 7 November 2022: In-Studio with Loon Town
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 23 September 2022 with Aalaa, Abdullah, and Ayla Rehman of #CANYouthVoteMatter #CANMinorityVoteMatter Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Footage Show Notes Aalaa, Abdullah, and Ayla Rehman of #CANYouthVoteMatter #CANMinorityVoteMatter join Bob Jonkman in the studio. We discuss the importance of voter engagement, we get to know the Rehmans, and Abdullah spins some tunes. Municipal Election 2022: #CANYouthVoteMatter & #CANMinorityVoteMatter airs Sundays from Noon to 12:30pm starting 25 September and running … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 23 September 2022 with Aalaa, Abdullah, and Ayla Rehman of #CANYouthVoteMatter #CANMinorityVoteMatter
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 5 September 2022 with Matthew Albrecht of WR Nonviolence Show Notes Podcast Index Show Notes Matt Albrecht joins Bob Jonkman to talk about the upcoming Nonviolence Day In The Park, WR Nonviolence‘s definition of Nonviolence, and some of the work that goes into putting on a festival. There’s a false start to the interview at 4m29s, but the real interview starts at 9m21s. Online: Website: … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 5 September 2022 with Matthew Albrecht of WR Nonviolence
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 19 August 2022: Fundraising and KWCon Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Footage Show Notes Radio Waterloo is having its On-Air Funding Drive for 2022, so Bob Jonkman makes a pitch for donations and plays new KWCon music by artists from Waterloo Region and the surrounding area. Podcast Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-08-19-episode099.mp3 (54.7 MB, 56m57s, episode 099) Index Time Title Album Artist 0m00s Theme for CKMS … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 19 August 2022: Fundraising and KWCon
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 27 June 2022 with Woody Woodburn Show Notes are in progress! Check this page later for updates! Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Footage Show Notes Woody Woodburn joins Bob Jonkman in the studio for a Live, On-Air, In-Studio performance and interview. The interview starts at 4m05s. Online: Website: https://woodywoodburn.ca/ Twitter: @Woodywoodburn12 | Twitter Facebook: Woody Woodburn Music | Facebook Instagram: @woodywoodburn12 | Instagram … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 27 June 2022 with Woody Woodburn
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 June 2022: Encampment Evictions with Dr. Erin Dej, Dr. Laura Pin, and Lesley Crompton Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Footage Show Notes Bob Jonkman is joined by Dr. Erin Dej, Assistant Professor in the Department of Criminology at Wilfrid Laurier University, Dr. Laura Pin, Assistant Professor in the Political Science Department, also at Wilfrid Laurier University, and Lesley Crompton, who works with the Unsheltered Campaign at the Civic Hub in Waterloo … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 10 June 2022: Encampment Evictions with Dr. Erin Dej, Dr. Laura Pin, and Lesley Crompton
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 16 May 2022: Recent KWCon Music Show Notes Podcast Index Show Notes Bob empties the last of the KWCon from his inbox to play all the latest new, local music. Also, Bob introduces Season three of She Is Your Neighbour If you’re a local artist and want to have your work on the radio (music, poetry, short (or long) stories, comedy, radio … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 16 May 2022: Recent KWCon Music
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 2022: The May Day Show featuring Thieves Of Joy by The Soviet Influence Show Notes Podcast Index Show Notes Today we’re featuring the new album Thieves Of Joy by The Soviet Influence, to be released on the first of May, otherwise know as May Day or Labour Day in other parts of the world. You can get advance copies of Thieves Of Joy on Bandcamp. Online: Website: The Soviet … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 29 April 2022: The May Day Show featuring Thieves Of Joy by The Soviet Influence
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 22 April 2022: All KWCon Music Show Notes Podcast Index Show Notes Today we have nothing but KWCon music — music by musicians from Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Wilmot, Wellesley, Woolwich, and North Dumfries. All recent releases, too! If you’re a Waterloo Region musician and want to get your music on the radio check out How To Submit Music and we’ll add it … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 22 April 2022: All KWCon Music
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 14 March 2022 with Barbara Schumacher and Jim Stewart of WRHC Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Footage Show Notes Barbara Schumacher and Jim Stewart of the Waterloo Region Health Coalition join Bob Jonkman on a web conference to talk about the Ontario government’s creeping advances to privatized health care, the diminishing level of health care in Ontario compared to other provinces, ideas to improve public health care, the … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 14 March 2022 with Barbara Schumacher and Jim Stewart of WRHC

9 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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