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 is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.


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:
220 King St North
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Waterloo Ontario
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You can also help us with your generous donation online!
Visit or and type in SOUNDFM!

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

Bob Blue’s Playlist – One Coooolomundo Truck       Bob Blue and his very good friend Bryan Charles Peter decided to put together a playlist and I had a wee chat with Bryan and Bob who are promoting a very special event at Rhapsody Barrel Bar. Bob is going people a ride around the area as part of a silent auction … Continue reading Bob Blue’s Playlist – One Coooolomundo Truck
A Christmas Coral 2015 I am sorry this is a wee bit late this year. I am behind my time. I was Making Rather Merry these past few days. This podcast is for all of my family here in Canada  and also my cousins Mary and Jane and their families in England. And for all of my amazing friends!!! … Continue reading A Christmas Coral 2015
Coral’s FM’s Crazy Christmas Show 2015! Here is my 2015  Christmas Show with Songs, and Sounds, of the Season  ….. and my very  special guests Bev Finnegan, of The Blue Moon Resturant, Rai Madge, of the KW Boathouse,  Glimmer Twin/Partner in Creative Crime,  Joyce Domingo,  plus Musicians Extraordinare – Lynn Jackson, Jesse Webber, Cory Williams and Mike McDonald.  Plus Mr. Hankey! … Continue reading Coral’s FM’s Crazy Christmas Show 2015!
“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
The Grand Rivers Blues Camp – 2015! “This show is remarkable and it really is what kicks off the Bluesfest. Families are there. People who getting started at the Festival are there. And it is a packed house. What a great experience it is to witness this.” – Claude Cloutier, Artistic Director,TD Kitchener Blues Festvial.  The Grand River Blues Society has adopted a mandate … Continue reading The Grand Rivers Blues Camp – 2015!
TD Kitchener Bluesfest Artistic Director Claude Cloutier profiles the 2015 Bluesfest Line-Up! Yowser!   From August 6 to 9 Waterloo Region will be resonating with the Blues from Rock and Roll, Roots, Americana, Vintage Blues, Chicago’s West Side Blues, Rockabilly, R&B, plus Soul, Gospel, and the young players of tomorrow through the Grand River Blues Camp and The Youth Legacy Winners. It was my great pleasure to have … Continue reading TD Kitchener Bluesfest Artistic Director Claude Cloutier profiles the 2015 Bluesfest Line-Up! Yowser!

See all previous episodes

AW@L Radio

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

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.

An old poster:

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Here is our currentish schedule: If the time space is empty, then pitch a show, become a member and program a show! If it has *show name* then it is a syndicated show and we can likely move it around if you want that space. all other shows are on when they say they are on and change when the programmer chooses 🙂

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