So Old It’s New

Classic rock album tracks (mostly 60s and 70s stuff-Beatles, Stones, Tull, Purple, Who, Zep, Cream, Pink Floyd, etc. etc.). Show theme: Old bands, old tracks, old bands, new tracks if they’re still releasing music. If you want to hear, say, Jumping Jack Flash by the Stones, you won’t. But if you want to hear something like Jigsaw Puzzle or Shine a Light by the Stones, this is the place to be. That’s what got me doing the show in the first place – my annoyance with hearing the same (albeit great) old tracks by these bands on commercial rock radio playlists when there is so much more to their respective catalogues. So I dig deeper into the grooves of the albums those of us who grew up on 60s and 70s rock grew up on. I throw in some blues on occasion and late 70s early 80s punk/new wave (early Elvis Costello, Joe Jackson, Graham Parker, Clash (generally London Calling to Combat Rock period), heck, Flash and the Pan, etc.). And I’m not averse to throwing in heavier fare like AC/DC, Judas Priest etc. But the foundation of the show is the blues-based rock of the 60s and 70s.

Mano A Mano

Mano A Mano (medallion with the CN Tower logo for NCRC38 superimposed on crossed revolvers)MANO A MANO currently airs on Saturday from 8:00pm to 10:00pm, and again on MAM Rehear on Thursday afternoon.


During the Pre-Mano Battle DJ Adrock and DJ Steel alternate songs to prime the listeners for the battle that ensues.

The Mano A Mano Battle

Each battle DJ Steel and DJ AdRock choose 4 songs based upon a theme chosen specifically for that week. DJ Steel and DJ AdRock alternate their song selection throughout the battle. Once the show is over the listeners along with Mano A Mano’s expert listener can vote for which DJ had the superior music selection for the week. This head-to-head combat style of radio programming is sure to bring you superior song choices each week!

Feature Band

Each Week the Dj’s choose a feature band to play while the listeners are voting. These bands will range from local bands playing nearby shows to major label bands doing some new and interesting.


Listeners can write in on the Sound FM Chat or call in on the Sound FM request line to request a song that they feel was over looked in the battle that fits with the weeks theme. Only songs that fit the theme will be played.

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No Crap Radio

no crap radio with pj

photographer, strategist, warrior.
can slay dragons.
exploring 80 years of musical accomplishments.
dub, rock, folk, punk, psychedelia, jazz, world and of course the blues.
intelligent conversation and social commentary occasionally.

No Crap Radio is not currently on the schedule.

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop! A SoundFM Pledge Drive

SoundFM is reaching out to our community of listeners to continue our legacy of accessible community media. So, we have launched the “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!” pledge drive.

How You Can Help:

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If you have an interest in broadcasting, music, sales, office management, local news, computer programming or just want to bake us some cookies, your knowledge and talents are welcomed! Our programmers coop is always seeking new folks to sustain our existence.

If you are involved with a business or social organization that wants to inform this community of your services, don’t hesitate to contact us about our advertising options. Call 519-886-2567 (CKMS).

You can also help by way of financial donation Tax receipts are available for amounts of $10 or more.

Cheques can be made payable to:
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Thank you for advocating for Community Media.

Our Mission:
SoundFM is committed to broadcasting innovative programming that provides an alternative to other local media outlets in the surrounding Waterloo region.

Rebel Time Radio

Rebel Time Radio is the live to air branch of the Rebel Time Records community tree. The show is hosted by the Rebel Time Radio Collective (currently Phil, Mike, Elysha and Dan). The show features many underground Canadian artists in the punk/hardcore/ska/crust/old school/oi/street genres, as well as music from other genres and from all over the world.

You’ll also find local music scene news, events and interviews. There is also an attention paid to activism and political ideas / current events throughout the shows.

Tune in, you may be surprised what you hear!

Our past episodes are available as mp3 podcasts (download or stream), via

FACEBOOK GROUP (for quick updates!)

Rebel Time Radio currently airs from the archives on CKMS-FM alternate Saturdays from Midnight to 1:00am.

Coral FM

Coral FM – Interviews, Outerviews… Any Music I Feel Like….

Coral FM is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.

Recent Episodes

“One Act – Rage Against Violence” – This is probably one of the most important podcasts I have ever done. November is Woman Abuse Awareness Month and on Monday Nov 30,  playwrights Dwight Storring and Gary Kirkham in conjunction with Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region present  “One Act – Rage Against Violence” in a theatrical performance featuring local leaders and artists. … Continue reading “One Act – Rage Against Violence” –
Rosedale aka Mike Liorti – A One Man DIY Machine Rosedale is playing Maxwell’s Concerts and Events Sun Nov 8. Have Hope Presents: Indie Night w/ Pin Up, ROSEDALE, Time&Distance, Hell, Goldfinch, and Josh Gaulton. Here is a wee chat that I did Mike Liorti aka Rosedale on Coral FM. The podcast also includes Rosedale songs “Grey”, “To My Father”, “Taylor Shift” and his very … Continue reading Rosedale aka Mike Liorti – A One Man DIY Machine
Coral FM’s Aural Halloween Salon! BOO! Here is my Movie and Music and Mix of all Things Halloween dedicated to my pals Zoe and Mo… and  Paddy and Sam – Love and Screams –  – Magenta   Halloween Music and Movie Mix – Part 1, 2 and 3
Sonic Halloween Hijinks with Musicians Cory Williams, Mike McDonald, Jack Pender and Jeese Webber What fun was had by all. Tune in and find out what happens when one Jeese is late and three Jesses take over.Here is the Coral FM Halloween Aural Salon with very special guest musicians  Cory Williams,  with Mike McDonald, of  The Beggar’s Banquet joined by Jack Pender and Jesse Webber of The Crazy Diamonds! … Continue reading Sonic Halloween Hijinks with Musicians Cory Williams, Mike McDonald, Jack Pender and Jeese Webber
Robert Reid – “Reid Between the Lines” discusses The 2015 Stratford Festival Season Arts Writer Robert Reid recently retired from The Waterloo Region Record. He has transcended into Blogger Extraordinaire writing about all of his “creative passions and everything in between” be it the latest fly fishing antics through Armchair Fly Angler, Books and Literature, Visual Arts, Celtic Spirituality, Music  (from preferred Blues, Roots, Folk) and of course, … Continue reading Robert Reid – “Reid Between the Lines” discusses The 2015 Stratford Festival Season
“Under a Blue Moon” at The Blue Moon July 31 JULY 31st IS A BLUE MOON! It’s the perfect way to kick off a long weekend and to hold a fundraiser to help “Raise The Roof” At The Blue Moon! Hosted By: Bernie Vandonk Band Line Up And Times Patio:  Erick Traplin 3:00-4:00pm/Sandy MacDonald 4:30-6:00pm/Braydon Kains Band 7:30-8:00pm The Tree Room: Silvia Dee and The … Continue reading “Under a Blue Moon” at The Blue Moon July 31
Tempus Fugitives – The Peter Ulrich Collaboration @ New York’s Webster Hall   The Peter Ulrich Collaboration – he has worked closely with City Canyons CEO Trebor Lloyd and a wide ranging group of artists including Sara Wendt, David Steele, Jen Elliott, Kingsley Sage of Anemo and Saskia Dommisse of Poets to their Beloved.  Tempus Fugitives is the second part of the trilogy, as the Collaboration continues … Continue reading Tempus Fugitives – The Peter Ulrich Collaboration @ New York’s Webster Hall
Waylaid – One of Many Bands playing the Sound FM Live! – Locally Grown Summer Series June 13 @The Button Factory Waylaid is a solo project by Matthew Ariaratnam. After four years of studying music at Wilfrid Laurier University, he had songs piling up in the ‘vault’ so he decided it was finally time to share them. Matthew Ariaratnam is a singer/songwriter, composer, improviser, teacher, and multi-instrumentalist studying classical guitar and composition at Wilfrid Laurier University. He … Continue reading Waylaid – One of Many Bands playing the Sound FM Live! – Locally Grown Summer Series June 13 @The Button Factory
A Christmas Coral 2014 This my 15th year of doing  A Christmas Coral….. tune in between 4 and 6 pm Christmas Eve for songs and sounds of the season ….. for when I think of Christmas this quote is always in my mind …. Scrooge was better than his word.  He did it all, and infinitely more; and to … Continue reading A Christmas Coral 2014
Sandra Bender – CEO of the Centre in the Square visits Coral FM Sandra Bender CEO Centre in the Square Sandra Bender is the CEO of Centre in the Square. I was chuffed to have her as a guest in the Sound FM studios. And we had a very wide ranging chat from recent sell out spectacular The Book of Mormon and the upcoming challenges and contraversy of … Continue reading Sandra Bender – CEO of the Centre in the Square visits Coral FM

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AW@L Radio

AW@L radio is a weekly program on community radio, CKMS 102.7 FM in Waterloo Ontario. It plays from 4:00pm-5:00pm on Fridays.

You can listen live on the radio in the Waterloo region or on the internet.

The Show features discussions of AW@L’s ongoing campaigns and associated issues. Political outrage, ecology, anarchism and resistance are common themes on the show.

We try to use the show as a forum to share information about what we are working on. Most weeks will cover recent or upcoming AW@L actions as well as news from across the country and around the world.

The show also features music from Rebel Time Records, a DIY punk label based out of Kitchener-Waterloo, and other politically themed (mostly punk) music.

AW@L Radio is featured on the Rabble Podcast Network

AW@L Radio is also featured on the Canadian Pocasting Network

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