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

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 January 2024 with Barbara Spronk of CFUW and Melissa Star Ireland of Indigenous Relations UW Show Notes are in progress! Check this page later for updates! Show Notes Events Podcast Index Bonus Video Show Notes Barbara Spronk of CFUW-KW and Melissa Star Ireland of Indigenous Relations UW join Jenniefer Strong and Bob Jonkman to discuss the Indigenous Film Festival taking place in February. The interview starts at 3m00s. Office of Indigenous Relations … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 29 January 2024 with Barbara Spronk of CFUW and Melissa Star Ireland of Indigenous Relations UW
CKMS Community Connections for 22 January 2024: Bob & Yenny interview with DJ Jordan & “Through the Static” Download: ckms-community-connections-2024-01-22-episode149-DJ-Jordan-Through-The-Static.mp3 (55 MB, 1h00m02s) DJ Jordan with Through the Static, on Wednesdays at 9 PM til 10 PM and replay on Saturdays at 1 PM til 2 PM. Bob and I enjoyed our chat with DJ Jordan, who puts in a lot of thought to her shows and is a genuine music lover, spinning … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 22 January 2024: Bob & Yenny interview with DJ Jordan & “Through the Static”
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 8 December 2023: Amnesty International’s Write For Rights with Margaret Jackson Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Video Show Notes Margaret Jackson from Amnesty International‘s local KW chapter Group Nine talks to Bob Jonkman about this year’s Write For Rights campaign, describes some of the cases that are being written about, the petition to BC premier David Eby about the criminalization of the Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders, and gives some … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 8 December 2023: Amnesty International’s Write For Rights with Margaret Jackson
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 4 December 2023: The CFUW December 6 vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with Margaret Walker and Fadhilah Balogun Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Video Show Notes Bob Jonkman chats with Margaret Walker of CFUW and Fadhilah Balogun of African Women’s Alliance of Waterloo Region about the upcoming Vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women. Margaret and Fadhilah also talk about gender-based violence, how it affects our communities, some available … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 4 December 2023: The CFUW December 6 vigil for the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women with Margaret Walker and Fadhilah Balogun
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 November 2023: Fundraising Week and KWCon Music Show Notes Index Bonus Video Show Notes Today I play music from Waterloo Region musicians (“KW Content”), and then talk all over it to request donations for our Fall 2023 Fundraiser. My sincere apologies to all the musicians. No podcast today. Instead, go out and buy the music I played or go to a concert, and listen … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 20 November 2023: Fundraising Week and 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 13 November 2023: Fundraising Week, with guest Jack Bishop of the KW Santa Claus Parade Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Video Show Notes Bob Jonkman makes a fundraising request for a new audio board, and talks to Jack Bishop, the chair of the KW Santa Claus Parade about this Saturday’s parade and the preparations that go into it. The interview starts at 5m17s. Online: The Lions Club of Kitchener Website: https://lionsclubofkitchener.com/ Twitter: … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 13 November 2023: Fundraising Week, with guest Jack Bishop of the KW Santa Claus Parade
Big Wreck’s Sekou Lumumba on CKMS Community Connections with Yenny TOUR DATES: 2023.11.09 • HAMILTON, ON • FIRSTONTARIO CONCERT HALL 2023.11.10 • LONDON, ON • LONDON MUSIC HALL 2023.11.11 • KITCHENER, ON • ELEMENTS NIGHTCLUB 2023.11.14 • CHARLOTTETOWN, PE • PEI BREWING CO. 2023.11.15 • HALIFAX, NS • LIGHTHOUSE ARTS CENTRE 2023.11.17 • MONCTON, NB • CASINO NEW BRUNSWICK 2023.11.18 • MONTREAL, QC • THÉ … Continue reading Big Wreck’s Sekou Lumumba on CKMS Community Connections with Yenny
CKMS Community Connections with: “The Truth Behind The Smile” PTSD PEER SUPPORT Jean-Guy Poirier, a firefighter diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress (Disorder), started PTSD Peer Support groups: “The Truth Behind The Smile. These groups so far are in London, Stratford, and Kitchener, Ontario. Jean-Guy has a big vision for The “Truth Behind The Smile.” Giving back is a big part of the endeveour. Thanks Jean-Guy!  
DJ Mophead on CCC with Yenny On the Monday 16th of October, 11 AM, CKMS Community Connections we talked with DJ Mophead! It was an amazing conversation, and we learned a lot about how little Richard back in the day, when he was nine years’ old, discovered Hip Hop. Til he had an opportunity to start a show with CKMS, and … Continue reading DJ Mophead on CCC 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 18 September 2023 with David Alton of the Lived Expertise Working Group Show Notes Podcast Index Bonus Video Show Notes David Alton of the Lived Expertise Working Group talks to Bob Jonkman about the work of LEWG, what is “lived expertise”, working with the City of Kitchener, the principles of human rights in housing, homelessness, and using contributions of people with lived expertise. David tells us of some upcoming … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 18 September 2023 with David Alton of the Lived Expertise Working Group

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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