Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting, 1:30pm on Sat, 14 Aug 2021

CKMS 102.7 FM | Est. 1977 | Radio Waterloo (illustration of a sunflower on top of a transmitter tower with radio waves coming off the flower)Radio Waterloo will be holding its Annual General Meeting for the year 2020-2021:

What: Radio Waterloo Annual General Meeting
When: 1:30pm to 3:30pm on Saturday, 14 August 2021
Where: ONLINE and PHONE ONLY due to Covid precautions
Phone: +1-404-585-8905 Pin= 678 741 109#
(Sorry, there is only a US dial-in number)

Everyone is invited to attend this meeting. Only members in good standing can vote on motions, or for the election of members to the Board of Directors. Members in good standing are those who have paid their annual membership ($25) for the 2020-2021 year, and programmers with lapsed memberships who currently have a payment plan in place. You can become a member, or renew a lapsed membership at and pay by credit card.

Voting on motions at the AGM will be by show of hands on video, typing “Yea” or “Nay” in the meeting chat, or saying your name and “Yea” or “Nay” for phone participants.

Procedures for electing members to the Board of Directors have changed from last year. For this AGM voting will be open to all members, including those not attending the AGM. You will receive your ballot by e-mail before 9:00am on Saturday, 14 August 2021, and the voting period is from 9:00am to 2:15pm, when the results will be announced at the AGM. Seven of the total eleven Board positions are open, two for a one-year term, and five for a two-year term. Board member roles will be determined at the first Board meeting in September.

Because of the extended voting period, nomination for candidates for the Board of Directors will close at 8:00pm on Friday, 13 August 2021. The Board of Directors is actively seeking new directors. Members in good standing can submit their own name as a candidate. To nominate another member as a candidate please contact that member to ensure they accept the nomination. Nominations and acceptances should be sent to Serving on the Radio Waterloo Board of Directors is a great way to get involved in Community Radio and learn more about the operation of the radio station!

Rob McKenna is the returning officer for this election, and will run the voting software, maintain the list of candidates, send ballots to the membership list, and announce the results at the AGM.

Members of Radio Waterloo should have received the AGM package with additional information such as the Agenda, financial statements, previous AGM minutes, and the Radio Waterloo bylaws.

There will be a brief meeting of the newly elected Board of Directors after the AGM in order to set a date for the next full Board meeting, at which the Executive positions will be decided and Committee chairs selected.

If you have any questions please e-mail

–Bob Jonkman
Secretary for the Radio Waterloo Board of Directors

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, August 9, 2021 – on air 8-10 pm ET

  1. Drive-By Truckers, Let There Be Rock . . . I was debating whether to start the show with AC/DC/s Let There Be Rock or this one by the Truckers, but settled on this one since I overlooked a southern rock track last week and wanted to set things up, in that vein, with the next tune.
  1. Blackfoot, Highway Song . . . I played the Outlaws’ Green Grass and High Tides and Molly Hatchet’s Fall Of The Peacemakers last week and mentioned that every ‘southern rock’ band seems to have a signature, Freebird-like song and in fact Molly Hatchet covered that iconic Lynyrd Skynyrd tune on their Double Trouble live album. So, anyway, I forgot this one from Blackfoot last week so here it is, another extended cut in the same vein and interesting in that Blackfoot leader Rickey Medlocke, who is a Blackfoot native American, was an original member of Skynyrd. He played drums on some sessions in 1971 and 1972 Skynyrd released their first album, some of the tracks of which later came out on the 1978 archival release Skynyrd’s First . . . And Last. He then formed Blackfoot before returning to the Skynyrd fold as a guitarist in the reconsitituted post-plane crash band.
  1. Bill Wyman, (Si Si) Je Suis Un Rock Star . . . A hit single, in the disco vein, by The Rolling Stones’ bassist, released in 1981. As a Stones’ fanatic, I have all his solo work and while I don’t listen to it all that much, it’s not bad, especially the first two, Monkey Grip and Stone Alone from the early 1970s. And I do like Wyman’s long-ago contribution to the Stones’ Satanic Majesties album, In Another Land, always liked that tune on what is a much-trashed but actually quite good Stones’ album. In terms of Stones’ members solo work I’d rank the boys thusly: 1. Keith Richards. 2. Ronnie Wood (yes, indeed, his solo work is really good especially his first one, I’ve Got My Own Album To Do in 1974 before he was even in the band and Slide On This). 3. Mick Jagger, particularly the Wandering Spirit album which is his most Stones-like and very good. 4. Wyman. 5. Mick Taylor. Brilliant guitarist but sorry, for all the bitching he did about not getting songwriting credits while in the Stones, which might be true, what has he done that is even remotely memorable since he left the band in 1974? I mean seriously. I have literally all his solo work but all I ever listen to is his live stuff which is usually blues covers and Stones’ covers. Love the guy’s playing but, said it before and will repeat it now; I’d say he was more inspired by being in the Stones’ orbit and contributing to the songwriting partnership of Jagger-Richards than the reverse. He’s a great guitarist. That’s it. Not a bad thing, but he isn’t much of a songwriter or he would have long since proved it.
  1. The Rolling Stones, Some Girls . . . Title, and controversial cut due to the ‘black girls just want to get fucked all night I just don’t have that much jam’ lyric. Great tune though. I finally heard them play it live on the stripped-down No Security tour show in 1999. As with the 1978 Some Girls tour, I have a special place for the 1999 tour because of its stripped-down nature and, especially on No Security, the band playing some little-played material like Some Girls the song, Moonlight Mile and the cover tune, Route 66.
  1. Bill Withers, Who Is He (And What Is He To You?) . . . What a great cut from the late great (he died in 2020) artist who is so much more than his well-known hit tunes like Ain’t No Sunshine, Use Me and Lean On Me. Love the lyrics to this one, along with the soulful treatment and funky guitar work.  
  2. Supertramp, Another Man’s Woman . . . I seem to be on a relationship/breakup or whatever thing here by osmosis or whatever, what with the ever-pervasive song title thing I wind up getting into it’s pretty much unconscious, just seems to happen but that’s how our brains work, or at least mine, one thing leads to another. In any event, a great track by the boys, from the Crisis, What Crisis album and yet another band I must credit my older brother by eight years for getting me into when he first brought the previous album, Crime Of The Century, home. Inevitably I would have gotten into all of it, Zep, Hendrix, Tull etc but he certainly helped. RIP, Robert.
  1. Blind Faith, Had To Cry Today . . . Speaking of whom, another via my brother, from the one and only studio album by the supergroup comprised of Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Ric Grech. Amazing album, amazing tune.
  1. Quicksilver Messenger Service, Who Do You Love (single edit) . . . Single version of the Bo Diddley track that, on the Happy Trails album, the band extended into a 25-minute suite. Which got me thinking, and thought of it before; I could do a show just of long tracks – stuff like this, Pink Floyd’s Echoes (which I’ve played before), Genesis’ Supper’s Ready (also previously played),Yes’s The Gates Of Delirium (which I almost played, recently) and so on, so maybe a 5 or 6 song set. But then you’d call me lazy. We’ll see. I may do it at some point. 
  1. Budgie, Who Do You Want For Your Love? . . . Typically great track from arguably this underappreciated Welsh hard rock band, although they’ve influenced many including Metallica, who has covered some of their tunes.
  1. U2, Please . . . The Pop album seems to divide people about U2, or at least music journalism critics. I’ve always liked it, including this tune. Good bands, to me, don’t do bad music; they merely explore different things and if you like them, you go with them and are usually enlightened and, if not, that’s cool, too.
  1. Gene Clark, No Other . . . Title cut on the 1974 album by the former Byrd-man. Great stuff, yet the album bombed. Go figure. For music aficionados, it’s well worth reading about the making of the album.
  1. Tony Joe White, Polk Salad Annie . . . Elvis Presley covered this great tune written by White, the ‘swamp rock’ master. Super stuff.
  1. Deep Purple, Painted Horse . . . An outtake from 1973’s Who Do We Think We Are album, later released on expanded reissues of the album. Nice bluesy tune featuring typically great guitar by Ritchie Blackmore.
  1. Funkadelic, You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks . . . From Maggot Brain, an album I got into some years back on the recommendation of a friend. The title cut is brilliant, featuring the amazing guitar playing of Eddie Hazel; I’ve played it before, will again, almost did this week but settled on this shorter cut from the record.
  1. Neil Young, Surfer Joe And Moe The Sleaze . . . From 1981’s Re-Ac-Tor album, which was panned by critics but I’ve always liked, probably because I like all Neil Young albums particularly those in which he calls on his Crazy Horse pals for backup. This one, too, reminds me of when I was out west at that time, northern Alberta in a house with two buddies, evenings spent just hanging out, maybe smoking some pot and one of my buddies had this newfangled (then) turntable you could hold and turn upside down and every which way and the record would keep playing. So, he’d constantly demonstrate it to us until inevitably it was like, ok, we get it, that’s nice.
  1. Joe Jackson, Got The Time . . . Scorching kick butt track from his debut, Look Sharp. Another of those albums and artists I got into during college days. Metal band Anthrax later covered it and it’s funny on the internet to read comments from metal fans saying ‘this is a Joe Jackson song?” It maybe doesn’t compute because they might think of JJ as the jazzy Night and Day album onward, not realizing he really kicked punk/new wave ass on his first three records.
  1. The Tragically Hip, At The Hundredth Meridian . . . Always been one of my favorite Hip tracks, from the Fully Completely album, typically great lyrics. And what other band can you easily find in a computer search of songs by plugging in the word ‘meridian’ ?
  1. Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack (1970), Heaven On Their Minds . . . noiyk noiyk noiyk noiyk noiyk noiyk noiyk noiyk noiyk noiyk or however one would write/sound out that freaking amazing opening guitar riff to this fantastic track from what for my money is one of the greatest albums of all time,soundtrack or otherwise. But you have to get the original version, 1970, not the 1973 shit show from the movie with present day ‘take’, the bus and all that crap I’ve never been able to get through. No, the one you want is the 1970 version, the one featuring Murray Head as Judas (singing here), Ian Gillan of Deep Purple fame as Jesus and Yvonne Elliman, a huge contributor to Eric Clapton’s 1970s albums, as Mary Magdalene. Outstanding band featuring guitarists Neil Hubbard (Roxy Music, Joe Cocker, etc.) and the late Henry McCullough (Spooky Tooth, The Grease Band (backing Joe Cocker), Paul McCartney/Wings).
  1. Jesus Christ Superstar soundtrack (1970) Pilate’s Dream . . . Just a nice little ditty from Pilate, same album, figured I’d play it. I just like Pilate’s vocals, sung by the late Barry Dennen. I think, perhaps at Easter I suppose would be most appropriate, I might play the entire album on my show, it’s that good and worthwhile. 86 minutes with still some time to spare for other stuff. We’ll see how it goes. Nothing to do with religion, either, I was brought up Catholic but in the fun words of an old friend, I’m a recovering Catholic and long since a-religious.
  1. Stevie Ray Vaughan, Dirty Pool . . . Typically great blues from the late great master.
  1. The Specials, Gangsters . . . The track that got me into ska back in college. Saw The Specials on CITY-TV’s (Toronto) The New Music and I was hooked.
  1. Triumph, Lay It On The Line . . . A hit, and I don’t usually play singles but as the show name goes, so old it’s new at least to some. I always think of this tune on the radio as my then college girlfriend and I were about to watch TV, or something, in her basement rec room one night. Turned out the song lyrics pretty much nailed our relationship. As for Triumph, not a major fan actually although I do love this track but much of their work is overproduced 80s-type stuff for the American market, just my thought. I do like Rock and Roll Machine, their cover of Rocky Mountain Way and the terrific cut from their self-titled debut, Blinding Light Show/Moonchild but that’s about it. I actually was going to play Blinding Light Show tonight but couldn’t find my damn CD to load into our station system. Maybe next time.
  1. Robert Plant, Too Much Alike . . . A fun little duet with US country/folk artist Patty Griffin, with whom Plant had a relationship . This track was previously unreleased but out now on Plant’s outstanding two-CD (if one is still into the physical stuff, I am) compilation Digging Deep: Subterranea, released in 2020. It’s a great way to catch up on what the former Zep singer has been up to, if you haven’t been following (you should have been, ha ha) his great solo work up to the present. Griffin’s own work is well worth listening to.
  1. Steve Earle, Six Days On The Road . . . This is relatively early stuff from Earle, great country rock.
  1. Steely Dan, King Of The World . . . Funky track from 1973’s Countdown To Ecstasy, typically tight, nicely arranged, brilliantly played Steely Dan fare.
  1. The Kinks, Shangri-La . . . Said it before. This ridiculously brilliant song that is a few songs in one, didn’t chart. Aside from in The Netherlands. Wise folk, the Dutch.
  1. Jethro Tull, Blues Instrumental . . . And so this instrumental from the released in 1988 now apparently out of print Tull box set 20 Years of Jethro Tull which I of course own as a huge fan of the band, finally sees the light of day as a credited track on my show. I’ve used it as out-tro exit music to fill in any time, if needed, if I don’t time the shows exactly right, but this time it fit in as a full track in itself so, why not? It’s a nice slow blues tune. It was recorded circa 1978 by Tull then consisting of on this track, Ian Anderson (flute), Martin Barre (guitar), John Glascock (bass), John Evan (keyboards) and Barriemore Barlow (drums).

CKMS News – 2021-08-09 – Working through hesitancy to bring residents together at the Waterloo Night Market

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Host: Krista Henry

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on how people live their lives. How we work, shop, conduct business and experience entertainment have been transformed. As we continue to emerge from long-periods of restrictions, organizations such as the Uptown Waterloo Business Improvement Area are trying to re-ignite the passion for coming together again for events that bring people together in a real way. Tracy Van Kalsbeek executive director of the UWBIA speaks about bringing people back to uptown.

Events are vital in the country’s economic recovery and the mental wellness of countless community members. However is there hesitancy in going back to normal with events? We explore the importance of such events and speak with Waterloo resident Sarah about comfort in participating in the community as COVID-19 restrictions ease.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

Check out the archived versions of this program and other episodes on, and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at

You can follow us on twitter @RadioWaterloo. If you want to get in touch with comments, or ideas about stories to cover, email us at


CKMS NEWS – 2021-08-09 – In Conversation with Fitsum Areguy on finding a rhythm as a journalist during the COVID-19 pandemic

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Host: Shalaka Jadhav

Fitsum Areguy is a Black activist and writer who grew up in Kitchener. He draws on years of experience as a community worker and advocate for youth rights and disability justice. Voted Waterloo Region’s ‘Best Local Writer’ in 2020, he has published in Canadian Dimension, The Waterloo Region Record, Briarpatch Magazine, The Community Edition, and Korea Expose. His interests focus on human rights, misuses of power, and community development, connecting local stories to provincial, national, and global issues through reporting and analysis.  Fitsum is also the co-founder and project director of Textile, a literary publication and writing mentorship program, where Fitsum and I work together.  

As the pandemic has impacted workers across every and any industry, we talked about the importance of upholding the complexity of local stories, finding a rhythm as a journalist during the pandemic, and of course, the launch of InsideWaterloo, an independent media initiative publishing investigative and personal stories of identity and belonging not otherwise covered by traditional media in Waterloo Region.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

Check out the archived versions of  this program and other episodes on, and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at

You can  follow us on twitter @RadioWaterloo. If you want to get in touch with comments, or ideas about stories to cover, email us at

Music for this episode was courtesy of Dylan Prowse.

CKMS Community Connections for 9 August 2021: The Toronto Prisoners Rights Project Compilation Launch

Show Notes

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Peter Snow

You may remember our show from 10 May 2021 with Peter Snow from The Soviet Influence, a politically active, indie rock band from southern Ontario. Peter spoke of a live, online event in August for prisoner justice.

The Soviet Influence have partnered up with the Toronto Prisoners Rights Project (B&W illustration of birds escaping from a gap in barbed wire)Toronto Prisoner Rights Project and produced a compilation record and streamed show this past weekend to raise funds and awareness of this cause. CKMS Community Connections is re-broadcasting that show, recorded by our sister campus radio station from Guelph University, CFRU-FM. It features performances from The Soviet Influence, Friday Empire, Skye Wallace, and Joni Void, along with interviews and information about the project.

The Toronto Prisoner’s Rights Project (TPRP) is a volunteer organization of former prisoners, people with loved ones inside, front-line workers, artists, researchers, educators and students. They engage in direct action, public education, and mutual aid to shed light on the harms caused by incarceration and connect prisoners with social, financial, legal and health supports. They’re committed to abolition and building sustainable communities rooted in community care, transformative justice, and accountability.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 10 August 2021 is Prisoners' Justice Day 2021 | August 10, 5-8pm Church of the Holy Triniity, 19 Trinity Square | #PJD #NoMoreDeathsInCustodyPrisoner Justice Day. Please join the memorial at the Church of the Holy Trinity, in Trinity Square tucked between the Eatons Centre and the Marriott Downtown. Between 5pm and 8pm there will be a vigil in solidarity with those who have died while incarcerated as well as to show support for prisoners’ rights. Former prisoners and their loved ones will share their stories and truths. There will be activities, music, performances, food, swag and more! Folks are encouraged to show up to demonstrate solidarity with prisoners and those impacted by incarceration. No one is free until we are all free.

You can support the Toronto Prisoner Rights Project at All proceeds go to mutual aid projects including the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund, Jail Hotline, and Good Food Boxes, and support our direct action advocacy work (through digital organizing tools and protest supplies). Supporters can contribute a monthly donation on Patreon that includes exclusive TPRP merchandise as a thank-you.

Or you can make a one-time donation to the Prisoner Emergency Support Fund, started by the Criminalization and Punishment Education Project and the Toronto Prisoners’’ Rights Project. It’s a team of volunteers that are organizing to support prisoners, who believe that people need access to community support and not human cages. The fund was originally launched as a response to the pandemic. Given the clear gaps in care that have been revealed by the volume of applications, they are continuing to raise funds so long as there are needs to be met. This fund is intended for people inside prisons and jails and recently released prisoners. People behind bars often need support to contact their loved ones or purchase essential items on their canteen. Recently released prisoners need access to funds for housing, food, clothing, and physical and mental health supports. Families who still have loved ones behind bars need funds for expensive phone bills and canteens.

Toronto Prisoners' Rights Project Compilation | Musicians For Mutual Aid | Ft. The Burning Hell //Sean Bertram//Sky Wallace//Davita Guslits//Friday Empire//The Soviet Influence//Joni Void + Jerry Quickley//The Young AbolitionistsAnd you can download the Toronto Prisonsers Rights Project Compilation EP by Musicians For Mutual Aid. The record features new music from The Soviet Influence along with tracks from Skye Wallace, The Burning Hell, Sean Bertram, Friday Empire, Davita Guslits, Joni Void + Jerry Quickley, and Kayla Hagerty.

The broadcast starts at 4m43s.


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CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Saturday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

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YouTube: Musicians For Mutual Aid In Support of the Toronto Prisoners’ Rights Project

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EP 29: Ink & Entertainment (Ft John Thomas Gauthier)

John is an actor whom stands at 6’5, covered in tattoos. Though he looks intimidating, once you get to know him, he comes off super friendly and a kind soul to be around, He is also a Dad, writer, director, producer, stuntman, podcast host, cage rattler, mover and shaker and so much more. Get to know him!


Improvfest 2021 on 14 August 2021

Improvfest 2021 poster listing start times around the globe

Improvfest 2021 airs on CKMS-FM on Saturday, 14 August 2021:

  • Midnight to 4:00am
  • 6:00am to 9:00am
  • 12:30pm to 2:00pm

CONTACT: Sam Boer at

Improvisation Institute Announces IF 2021: a 24-hour Digital Festival of Improvised Arts

The second iteration of this “all-day, all-night, online celebration of the arts” is taking place on August 13-14 and will feature 150+ artists of all disciplines from around the world.

You can view the IF 2021 teaser and the full artist line-up on our website.

July 8, 2021 (Guelph, ON)—The International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation (IICSI) at the University of Guelph is thrilled to announce the second annual edition of a 24-hour improvised arts festival: IF 2021. Starting on August 13th at 7pm (EDT), this free, multi-disciplinary Festival will feature a stream of curated improvised works by 150+ artists from more than 20 countries. 

World-class artists performing at IF 2021 include legendary Scottish percussionist Evelyn Glennie; iconic free jazz musicians Matthew Shipp and William Parker; prolific Japanese composer and pianist Satoko Fujii; Czech avant-garde violinist Iva Bittová; renowned soprano saxophonist and bandleader Jane Bunnett; former poet Laureate of Toronto George Elliott Clarke; playwright and Order of Canada recipient Judith Thompson; Governor General’s Award-winning poet Lorna Crozier; and curator/composer team Candice Hopkins and Raven Chacon. Take a look at the full line-up on our website.

IF 2021 will showcase a range of creators—including musicians, dancers, theatre practitioners, poets, visual artists, filmmakers, and more—exploring the limitations the pandemic has imposed and, in turn, imagining the world anew. It builds upon the success of last summer’s inaugural festival, which attendees praised as “deeply touching and beautiful” and which the Italian music magazine Musica Jazz called “a huge, cathartic rite.”

IF 2021 is curated by IICSI director Dr. Ajay Heble (Founder and former Artistic Director of the Guelph Jazz Festival) and features sponsored performances courtesy of 25+ partnering organizations across Canada (such as Hillside Festival, Suoni per il Popolo, Mariposa Festival, Downtown Toronto Jazz Society, Calgary Opera, Small World Music, and Wavelength Music) and international partners including Lasalle College of the Arts (Singapore), Sonic Arts Research Centre (N. Ireland), Onassis Cultural Centre (Greece), Música UNAM (Mexico), and Elysium Gallery (UK).

IF 2021 is presented by IICSI, with support from Musagetes, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), and the Art Gallery of Guelph, as well as the Office of the Vice-President (Research) and the College of Arts at the University of Guelph.

CKMS News -2021-08-05 – Impacts of COVID-19 on women in the workforce

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Host: Krista Henry

Recent numbers released fromStatistics Canada indicated that 1.5 million women in Canada lost their jobs during the first 2 months of the pandemic. This led to unemployment rates as high as 20% among women, compared to13% among their male counterparts. 

The YWCA Canada has since developed a Feminist Recovery Plan which emphasizes that women’s rights and gender equity could see the biggest rollback if left unchecked. 

Rosalind Gunn, Director of Marketing and Communications of the YWCA Cambridge and Jennifer Gordon, Director of Advocacy at YW Kitchener-Waterloo discuss the impacts of the global pandemic their organizations have seen on women in the workplace in the Waterloo region.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the

Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

Check out the archived versions of this program and other episodes on, and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at

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The Gems of Life: Zehra Raza

Zehra Raza joins me in conversation on Life Work Balance.

I particularly enjoyed the cultural similarities we both had on women balancing life , work and the pressure professional immigrant women are challenged with from the cultural norms.

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CKMS News -2021-08-02 – Expanding operations at Bingemans

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Host: Namish Modi

This piece features an interview with president of Bingemans in Kitchener, Mark Bingeman. This piece is a follow-up to our interview with Explore Waterloo Region CEO Minto Schneider from last week. 

In our discussion with Bingeman, we discuss how the pandemic has affected Bingemans, one of the biggest hospitality organizations in Waterloo region. Bingemans has several types of facilities including banquet halls, water park, arcade, bowling alley and much more. 

As of July 16, Bingemans was allowed to open many more of its indoor facilities as Ontario moved into Step 3 of its reopening plan. 

Bingeman is happy that the company is bringing back staff who may have been laid off during COVID while he expects bigger events like Oktoberfest to come back in Fall, in a modified, covid friendly form. 

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

Check out the archived versions of  this program and other episodes on, and other stories commissioned under the Local Journalism Initiative at

You can  follow us on twitter @RadioWaterloo. If you want to get in touch with comments, or ideas about stories to cover, email us at

So Old It’s New set list for Monday, August 2, 2021 – on air 8-10 pm ET

  1. Chicago, Sing A Mean Tune Kid . . . From Chicago III, typically amazing guitar, including wah wah, from the late Terry Kath but a song that displays all the assets of early, and best (to me) Chicago.
  1. Pink Floyd, The Great Gig In The Sky … Perfect example of the voice – in this case session singer Clare Torry – as instrument. According to Wikipedia, Torry delayed her contribution by a week because she wanted to see a Chuck Berry concert in London. When she did come in, she was unsure how to sing the part until, according to other sources, David Gilmour suggested she use her voice as if it were a saxophone.
  1. Rare Earth, We’re Gonna Have A Good Time . . . Another great funky tune by Rare Earth. Must be somehow subliminal that I chose this one, since a friend of mine texted me last week raving about an Average White Band album he picked up, Cut The Cake, if memory serves. So we got talking about largely white bands doing funky soul stuff. Hence, likely, me playing Rare Earth, a band I’ve always liked and remember first hearing at day camp, remember those things your parents sent you to for part of the summer, in 1972 as one of the counselors had the band’s 1971 live album, Rare Earth In Concert, on cassette and was playing it.
  1. Lou Reed, Rock N Roll (live, from Rock N Roll Animal) . . . Extended version of the tune from the blistering live album.
  1. Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, Anything That’s Rock N Roll . . . As promised last week thanks to some of my own silly wordplay about damning torpedoes, a TP cut this week. From the self-titled debut album, this short rocker was released as a single in the UK, made the top 40, but was not a single elsewhere. Good tune. Does Petty have a bad one?
  1. Accept, Balls To The Wall . . . Apparently some people confuse this monster metal track with AC/DC, at least from what I’ve read on YouTube. I never did. I mean, I can see it. But geez lots of metal bands might sound like the great AC/DC, which I’ve always considered hard rock, not metal, but whatever. Just a great track, regardless.
  1. Nick Lowe, American Squirm . . . I played Nick last week and didn’t intend to this week but when digging through the station computer system, to which I’ve contributed thousands of tunes, ha ha, this came up while looking for something else. So, why not? Great song from the Labour Of Lust album, 1979 which turned me on, in my college days, to Lowe. My first vinyl copy was the American version, which contains this track – which wasn’t on the UK version. Since then and only recently, I happily found the album on CD but obviously found the initial UK version since my CD doesn’t have the song. I pulled it off a Lowe compilation I have. I know, who cares, way too much info.
  1. The Mamas & The Papas, Twelve-Thirty (Young Girls Are Coming To The Canyon) . . . Same deal with this one as the previous, Lowe, track. Just came up in the system, I’ve loaded so much in there I should be getting paid for supplying but anyway it does reduce the workload more than somewhat in terms of having to load more stuff show by show. Whatever, typically great track by the band.
  1. The Allman Brothers Band, Melissa . . . Love the tune and now often think of my younger of two sons who startled me some years back when I mentioned how much I like the Allmans and he cited this track as one of his favorite songs, at least in part I suppose from hearing it among all the other classic rock of mine he grew up hearing.
  1. The Cars, Candy-O . . . Title track from the second album. It could not possibly measure up to the ridiculously great debut, which is essentially a greatest hits album. But the Cars’ sophomore effort is still a pretty damn fine album.
  1. Rod Stewart, Handbags and Gladrags . . . One of my favorite alltime tunes, written by Mike D’Abo who at that time was in The Moody Blues and arranged and played piano on the Stewart version. It’s a beautiful interpretation, which Stewart has always been wonderful at, particularly during his peak solo period, 1969-74. D’Abo also sang the King Herod role in the original Jesus Christ Superstar, an album, the 1970 version, I must get back to. In fact, I had it out for this week but one thing led to another and I didn’t get to it. Next time, soon. I’ve played a lot of it over time on the show, but it’s so great, that’s never enough.
  1. Steppenwolf, It’s Never Too Late . . . Love Steppenwolf, a band that is so much more than the usual hits one hears on radio – Born To Be Wild, Magic Carpet Ride, etc. Thought of this one after hearing it while browsing in a used record store last week.
  1. Jackson Browne, Lives In The Balance . . . Very political song, the title cut from his 1986 album, stands up, always, lyrically, re governments and their sins, regardless the generation.
  1. Hawkwind, Brainbox Pollution . . . An extra, typically pulsating track added to the expanded re-issue of 1972’s cleverly-titled Doremi Fasol Latido album, the first to feature later Motorhead leader Lemmy on bass. Too much to go into here, but it’s worth reading up on the album, particularly Lemmy’s views on his own playing, which he didn’t like.
  1. Talking Heads, Take Me To The River . . . The song that, again during college days, 1978, got me into the band, a cover of the more funky Al Green tune that the Heads turned into a more bluesy version. Uncharacteristic in the Heads’ experimental-type catalog.
  1. Jethro Tull, Back To The Family . . . Ah, the Stand Up album. A bedrock album for me, thanks to my older brother by eight years bringing it home along with Led Zeppelin II back when our family lived in Peru for a few years in the late 1960s. At the time, my elder brother and sister, along with most in their age group, went back to North America for high school but came back each holiday season with treasures from the north. Easily one of Tull’s best albums, yet perhaps somewhat lost in the shuffle amid such more widely celebrated works as Aqualung and Thick As A Brick.
  1. The Tragically Hip, The Luxury . . . Not sure how to analyze it or if it’s even necessary, other than to say I just have always loved this cut from Road Apples.
  1. Outlaws, Green Grass and High Tides . . . Song one in the set (wait, you’ll hear the second next) from a southern rock band that, like the more well-known Lynyrd Skynyrd, has in its arsenal a Freebird-like piece, manic guitar work and all. The title is a play on the 1966 Rolling Stones’ compilation Big Hits (High Tide And Green Grass).
  1. Molly Hatchet, Fall Of The Peacemakers . . . See above. It seems every southern rock band has their one ‘signature’ extended piece, like this one.
  1. Elvis Costello, 13 Steps Lead Down . . . Costello pretty much lost me by the early 1980s but I happened to be in a used record store the other day and lo and behold saw a compilation I’d never heard of, Extreme Honey, from 1997. It pulls together 18 tracks, with a couple then new ones, from his work from ‘the Warner Brothers years”, albums like Spike, Mighty Like A Rose, Brutal Youth and All This Useless Beauty which I tried but never got into. But, via the compilation decided to sample, again. At $4.99, the price was right and playing this track, a No. 59 single in the UK from Brutal Youth, is the result. A good one, which is not surprising since he recorded it with the reunited Attractions, his original band. Never said he wasn’t or remains a great songwriter, I just preferred him during his angry young man phase. But perhaps now I’ll discover some stuff I overlooked.
  1. The Beatles, Girl . . . One of a few tunes in tonight’s set brought about by a music discussion with a friend, and isn’t that the beauty of it. Somehow, a discussion prompted by my buddy about Keith Richards’ vocal style/enunciations became a Bob Dylan discussion I initiated about so-called ‘bad’ singers actually being good, and then this Beatles’ tune, from Rubber Soul, came into it. Great song. And another from my childhood when my elder siblings would, merely by their playing them, introduce me to such things and set the foundations for my listening experiences. My sister had Rubber Soul, the first Beatles’ studio album, aside from compilations or hit singles on 45s, that I ever knew.
  1. ZZ Top, A Fool For Your Stockings . . . One of my favorite ZZ tracks, from 1979’s Deguello, in memory/honor of Dusty Hill, the band’s bass player who died just last week. The band continues on, out on tour now with, on Hill’s recommendation to Billy Gibbons, the band’s longtime guitar tech Elwood Francis replacing Hill.
  1. The Rolling Stones, How Can I Stop . . . A direct result, this one, of my discussion with a friend about Keith Richards’ vocals. He was citing work from Richards’ solo albums but I mentioned some of the slow, jazzy type stuff he’s done on latter day Stones’ albums, like this great cut from 1997’s Bridges To Babylon album. The track features Wayne Shorter, who played with Miles Davis and co-founded Weather Report, on saxophone.
  1. Billy Swan, I Can Help . . . This one was lying there in the system when I called up How Can I Stop, so I decided to play it. A hit single in 1974, I can’t remember if I played it during a ‘one hit wonder’ type show I did some months ago. Good tune, and it works with the song titles in closing the show. Keith’s asking how can he stop, Billy says he can help, and Fludd, next, says just get the you know what outta here.
  1. Fludd, Get Up, Get Out, Move On . . . Probably my favorite from Fludd, which had a bigger hit with Cousin Mary but I like this one better. And, of course, Gregg Godovitz, who later formed Goddo, was in the band. Great stuff. And, yes, time to, as the song title says. Until next week.

CKMS News – 2021-07-31 – Relationships in the Age of COVID

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Host: Krista Henry

How do couples cope with the stressful events of the COVID-19 pandemic? How will singles embark on dating as we emerge from months of lockdown measures? Waterloo region based clinical psycho- therapist, Janine Fisher to talk about the effects COVID-19 has had on clients in her community. 

Fisher gives helpful advice for couples and singles on how to move forward as we embark on another phase of the new normal.

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CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – Local non-profits adapt to continue serving the community

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Host: Krista Henry

COVID-19 has impacted billions of lives around the globe since March of last year. During these unprecedented times, the role of non-profit organizations has been key in combating the impact on our most vulnerable populations. As businesses grappled with adapting services, so too did local non profits.

CKMS News spoke to the Food Bank of Waterloo Region and the Wilmot Family Resource Centre to learn more about how they adapted, lessons learned and key takeaways moving forward.

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CKMS News – 2021-07-30 – The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announces new location

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Host: Krista Henry

After 15 years on King Street West in Kitchener’s downtown core, the Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre announced its new location. The 54-year old organization will be moving to 715 Fischer-Hallman Road after construction is completed.

The Kitchener-Waterloo Multicultural Centre – known to many for its annual festival in Victoria Park – provides a wide variety of services for new immigrants to the community and operates an interpretation and translation business that saw service volumes rise to nearly 20,000 service requests last year.

We spoke to COO of the Multicultural Centre, Lucia Harrison to learn more about their relocation and what the organisation has been up to recently.

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CKMS News – 2021-07-25 – Continuing to support survivors of sexual assault through pandemic spike

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Host: Sherice Alishaw

CW: This episode features discussion of sexual assault.

Through the pandemic survivors of sexual assault in the Waterloo Region have been increasingly accessing available supports.  

On this episode of CKMS News, we interview Andrea Arthur-Brown, the Director of Services for the Sexual Assault Support Centre Waterloo Region. We discuss what it is that the Sexual Assault Support Centre does, the rise of sexual assault within our region, and the rise in individuals seeking support for sexual assault. We also talk about how we as a community can reduce the instances of sexual assault within our community. 

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So Old It’s New set list for Monday, July 26, 2021 – on air 8-10 pm ET

  1. Murray McLauchlan, Hard Rock Town . . . It’s a deep cuts show but I deviate sometimes. This was a hit and appropriate to a set full of hard rock or at least up-tempo tracks. I also got into a ‘thing’ with song titles about, you’ll see it’s obvious, and couldn’t seem to stop for a while. Whatever, what’s done is done. Good tunes, in any event. Some repeats from fairly recent previous shows I think but again, so be it.
  1. The Beatles, Why Don’t We Do It In The Road? . . . And so starts a sort of topic you’ll see reflected in the song titles of the next several, including another Beatles’ tune.
  1. AC/DC, Givin The Dog A Bone . . . As lead singer Brian Johnson was once quoted as saying, ‘we’re a filthy band.” Applies to the next several tunes, so just listing them, no comment until I pick it up again.
  1. Led Zeppelin, The Lemon Song
  1. Frank Zappa, Dirty Love


  2. Dead Kennedys, Too Drunk To Fuck
  1. Ted Nugent, Just What The Doctor Ordered
  1. Graham Parker & The Rumour, Protection . . . Not really what I’m on about with the topic, but the title fits my silly narrative, ha.
  1. The Beatles, Getting Better . . . Were this song released today, it likely would provoke controversy given the lyrics: “I used to be cruel to my woman I beat her…” But, it’s one of my musical favorites from the Sgt. Pepper album.
  1. Metallica, Ain’t My Bitch . . . From the controversial Load album, where fans accused the band of selling out, even more than they were accused of doing on the previous monster hit ‘black’ album. They still sold millions, attracted new fans, and their entire catalog has merit so, relax.
  1. The Rolling Stones, Bitch . . . One of my favorite tunes by my favorite band, and on Mick Jagger’s birthday, to boot. Still going strong at age 78.
  1. Black Sabbath, Digital Bitch . . . From the one and only album the band did, 1983, with Deep Purple lead singer Ian Gillan. A controversial album, but I and many Sabs fans maintain, a good one.
  1. Deep Purple, Lady Double Dealer . . . Good rocker from the Stormbringer album, typically good co-lead vocals by David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes during that period of the band. Love Hughes’ ‘oh baby’ in one of the verses early in the song, just adds a cool element to the track.
  1. Judas Priest, Ram It Down . . . Title cut from the album and just an absolute scorcher.
  1. Blue Oyster Cult, Hot Rails To Hell . . . Great riff on this pulsating track from the Tyranny and Mutation album.
  1. Midnight Oil, Redneck Wonderland . . . Title cut from the almost metallic, somewhat industrial sound of the band’s 1998 album. One of my favorites by the Oils.
  1. Elvis Costello (I Don’t Want To Go To) Chelsea . . . A single that didn’t do well outside the UK, from This Year’s Model in 1978. Likely has become better known over time as it’s been included on many compilation albums.
  1. Motorhead, Speedfreak . . . The song lives up to the title. Typical Motorhead madness, which is a good thing.
  1. Yes, Machine Messiah . . . And now for a total change of direction, to Yes’s 1980 Drama album, a hard-edged offering by the revamped band now (then) featuring imports from The Buggles in singer Trever Horn and keyboardist Geoff Downes. Great song, great album.
  1. Golden Earring, Candy’s Going Bad . . . Love the riff on this rocker from Moontan, the album which of course gave the world Radar Love but revealed the band to be SO much more than that song. A wall to wall great album, this song (among just five extended cuts on the record) an indication of that.
  1. The Kinks, 20th Century Man . . . Said it a million times about Muswell Hillbillies, a criminally underappreciated (at least commercially) album that for my money is one of the greatest rock/pop albums ever released by one of the greatest bands ever.
  1. King Crimson, 21st Century Schizoid Man . . . Lead cut, and the heaviest rocker on the brilliant In The Court Of The Crimson King debut album in 1969. It remains my favorite Crimson record.
  1. The Beach Boys, Sloop John B . . . One of the more commercial cuts from Pet Sounds, the highly-acclaimed album that, aside from this and Wouldn’t It Be Nice, took me about seven billion listens to ‘get’ but I do now ‘get’ it and it’s brilliant. Decided to play this one after discussing great ‘summer’ music with a buddy; he was playing the B-52s so that same day I happened to pop a Beach Boys’ compilation into the car player and thought, yeah, I’ll play this one on my next show.
  1. Johnny Winter, Highway 61 Revisited . . . Yet another great Winter cover, this being the studio version of the Bob Dylan track which Winter released on Second Winter, his 1969 album. It’s the song that got me into Winter, I heard it wherever, found the album, bought it and became a Winter fan. Saw him at the 2011 Kitchener Blues Festival, he along with brother Edgar was one of several big names on the bill that year, the others being Gregg Allman and John Mayall. I saw all four, all were great even if by that time, Johnny was in declining health, needing assistance and sitting down through his set, but still smokin’ hot.
  1. Paul McCartney/Wings, Morse Moose And The Grey Goose . . . A fun extended track by Macca, from 1978’s London Town album. Reminds me in some ways, in terms of structure at least, of McCartney’s Uncle Albert/Admiral Halsey in that it’s essentially several songs in one.


  2. Faces, Had Me A Real Good Time . . . I just know I’ve recently closed a show with this track and I don’t like repeating myself (at least, not too closely together) but what the heck. Occured to me as I was prepping the show, because I always have a good time doing it, and so here it is, from one of the great raunch and roll bands of all.

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RFQ: CKMS-FM Studio Ventilation (283 Duke St. W. 114b, Kitchener, Ontario)

To: HVAC contractors

Request For Quote (RFQ20210719.v)

Our Kitchener studio is a unit in the former Boehmer Box Factory, unit 114B on the first floor off Breithaupt Street. The unit is approximately 400 square feet, divided into a reception area and studio control room, both approximately 15ft x 15ft. Both areas require ventilation and filtration for Covid-19 mitigation. The unit does not have any outside walls. The corridor from the studio to the outside door is approximately 50 ft. and there is a bulkhead over the outside door suitable for an air inlet. We have the cooperation and support of building management for this installation.

We would like a quote on the provision and installation of appropriate ventilation and filtration for both studio areas (reception and control room). We would like to receive two quotes, one for ventilation and filtration from the corridor, and one for ventilation and filtration with ductwork to supply outside air for ventilation.

Quotes should include an itemized list of the main components to be installed, labour costs, and taxes. Note that the lowest quote or any particular quote will not necessarily be the successful respondent.

If you need to evaluate the site there will be CKMS staff onsite on Monday, 26 July between 10am and 3pm. Please make an appointment with Bob Jonkman at or 519-884-2567 menu option 6.

Please submit your response by by e-mail to by 6pm on Wednesday, 28 July 2021. Responses will be evaluated and all respondents will be contacted on Friday, 30 July 2021. A purchase order will be sent to the successful respondent.

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So Old It’s New set list for Monday, July 19, 2021 – on air 8-10 pm ET

  1. Chris Isaak, Let’s Have A Party . . . Isaak became well known via his big hit Wicked Game, which to me remains his best song and, released in 1989, is now more than 30 years old! But Isaak’s other material is top-notch; I’m not a major fan but I do like this rocker and much of his other stuff. He does a nice cover of Cheap Trick’s I Want You To Want Me which I almost chose, but thought we’d start the party with this one.
  1. Kenny Rogers and The First Edition, Just Dropped In (To See What Condition My Condition Was In) . . . I like and respect Kenny Rogers’ later work that turned him into a superstar but have always gravitated to his two big hit songs – this one and Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town – while with the First Edition, who I remember hosting the show Rollin’ on Canadian TV, early 1970s. I first heard Ruby when my dad, who emigrated from Europe after WW2, played it. He was more into classical and opera but also had a love for American country music so probably liked Ruby due to it being written by Mel Tillis and was curious about the First Edition’s cover. Mel’s version is much more country/rockabilly than the rockier First Edition version.
  1. Ron Wood, Am I Grooving You . . . From Woody’s first solo album, 1974’s I’ve Got My Own Album To Do and a track which quickly became one of my favorites. I always play a Stones’ or Stones-related track on the show, they being my all-time favorite band and I’ve Got My Own Album To Do is a real demonstration of what I like to call Stones Inc. Mick Jagger and Keith Richards appear on it and contributed two songs (Act Together and Sure The One You Need), then-Stone (who Wood replaced) Mick Taylor contributes guitar, bass and synthesizer and it’s truly, beyond the Stones, an all-star cast on the record. Also appearing to varying degrees are George Harrison, David Bowie, Rod Stewart…terrific album.


  2. Ten Years After, 50,000 Miles Beneath My Brain . . . TYA is likely most widely known for the immortal version of Goin’ Home from Woodstock and their wonderful single I’d Love To Change The World. But, led by Alvin Lee, such a solid band, great, consistent blues-rock material with some elements of psychedelia as on this one from 1970’s front-to-back solid Cricklewood Green album.
  1. Deep Purple, Shield . . . From The Book of Taliesyn album, the middle one of their first three albums representing the early psychedelic/progressive side of the band before Ian Gillan and Roger Glover replaced original singer Rod Evans and bassist Nick Simper, respectively, in 1970 for the In Rock album. As I’ve often stated, I like every version/lineup of Deep Purple, major fan, but over the years have really dug into the first three albums, which I think are brilliant.
  1. Van Morrison, Tupelo Honey . . . Title cut from his 1972 album. Great stuff, one of my favorite Van The Man tracks. Made No. 35 and 47, respectively, on the Canadian and US singles charts.
  1. Atlanta Rhythm Section, Champagne Jam . . These guys were pretty hot for a while there in the mid- to late 1970s what with great singles like So Into You and Imaginary Lover, which they played when I saw them as one of three opening acts for The Rolling Stones’ July 4, 1978 show at what was then known as Rich Stadium, outside Buffalo, where the NFL’s Bills play. ARS opened with this title cut from their 1978 album which they were touring behind that year. Other acts on that Stones’ bill were Journey and April Wine, but we missed April Wine, dammit, due to our tour bus being stuck in a massive traffic jam heading into the stadium. Fantastic day, though, my first time seeing the Stones.
  1. Emerson, Lake & Powell, Mars, The Bringer Of War . . . Yes, Emerson, Lake & Powell, not Palmer. More on that in a minute. Anyway, a slightly different ELP’s version of the first movement (of seven) from English composer Gustav Holst’s great epic 49-minute orchestral suite The Planets, written between 1914 and 1917. It appeared on the one and only Emerson, Lake & Powell album, in 1986. The band wanted to do a new Emerson, Lake & Palmer album but Palmer was contractually tied up with the band Asia at the time so, after unsuccessfully auditioning a few drummers, they contacted Powell, a friend of Emerson’s, and voila! Fortuitously, given Powell’s surname they could keep the ELP moniker although, according to Wikipedia, the band did approach ‘Phil Pollins’ and ‘Ringo Parr’ before Powell agreed to join. What a diverse artist Cozy Powell was: Metal/hard rock (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, etc.) blues (some work with Peter Green), progressive rock (ELP).
  1. Tipton, Entwistle and Powell, Walls Cave In . . . And here’s Powell in another combo with Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest and John Entwistle of Who fame. This is from the Edge Of The World album released by Tipton in 2006, after his mates had passed, but dating back to sessions he did with Entwistle and Powell between 1994 and 1997 that were intended for Tipton’s 1997 solo album, Baptizm of Fire. According to Tipton’s liner notes, the majority of his work on what became Baptizm of Fire featured Entwistle and Powell. The record company liked the material but suggested the band was too ‘old school’ and that Tipton use younger musicians, which he did on an album that, among other songs, included a cover of the Stones’ Paint It Black. I played Tipton’s cover eons ago on the show and will again, it’s a cool metallic treatment of the Stones’ classic. But Tipton liked the unused material done with Entwistle and Powell and decided to put it together and release it as a tribute to his friends.


  2. Moon Martin, Hot Nite In Dallas . . . Remember him, of Rolene fame? And he wrote Bad Case Of Loving You (Doctor Doctor) which Robert Palmer rode to hit status in 1979. Martin was (died in 2020 of natural causes at age 74) really good. Great, usually up tempo rocker stuff. Check out a ‘mix’ of his on YouTube sometime. Oh, real name John David Martin, apparently given the nickname Moon due to the presence of ‘moon’ in many of his lyrics.
  1. Nick Lowe, I Love The Sound Of Breaking Glass . . . What a great artist Nick Lowe is and that thought was reinforced as I was working through his material and reminding myself to play him again/more often, while prepping the show. He came to wide prominence, arguably, with the Labour of Lust album in 1979, which is when and where I discovered him, brilliant album. This is from the preceding record, also great, his first solo effort, Jesus Of Cool, in 1978. The album was re-titled Pure Pop For Now People (a slogan on the original UK release) with a different track listing in the USA. Haven’t been able to find a definite reason but given US religious bullshit I can imagine Jesus Of Cool wouldn’t fly in some of the colonies, as some insult on Jesus. Anyway, great tune from a great artist who was also a member of Brinsley Schwarz, for whom he wrote the song (What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love & Understanding that became a hit for Elvis Costello, Rockpile (with Dave Edmunds) and Little Village (with John Hiatt, Ry Cooder and Jim Keltner). And latter day, Lowe has some terrific rockabilly, countryish, singer songwriter stuff.
  1. The Beatles, Cry Baby Cry . . . Haven’t played the boys in a while, some of their solo work but overdue for a Beatles’ tune. One of my favorites from the white album, such a great record and such great vocals by John Lennon on this one. Plus the cool “Can You Take Me Back” coda sung by Paul McCartney at the end. These guys were ridiculously good.
  1. David Wilcox, God Is On A Bender . . . Given the usual state of the world, yeah, probably. Actually, the world to me is OK. It’s the people in it, me included, that cause problems. Just kidding. Sort of. Maybe. Sometimes. Anyway, nice bluesy fun tune and a nice intro to the next one, by title, at least.
  1. Paul Rodgers, Morning After The Night Before . . . From Rodgers’ solo debut in 1983 after the first, classic original version of Bad Company broke up. He played all instruments on this one, produced the record and it may as well have been another Bad Co. album. Quite good. I had already planned to play this tune but was gratified on Sunday when someone on Twitter asked about albums that were truly ‘solo’ and I put forward this one, to great feedback.
  1. Patti Smith, Are You Experienced . . . from Smith’s covers album, Twelve, released in 2007. This cover of a Hendrix tune goes out to my old pal Gerry Telford with whom, when I played another Smith track recently, I got into a discussion of her work and I recommended he try this album along with what he was recently discovering in her catalog. Did you get it yet, Gerry? 🙂
  1. Concrete Blonde, Walking In London . . . She’s not as well widely known, likely, but I really think Johnette Napolitano is one of the all-time best female rock singers, and singers, period. Sultry, throaty, sexy, powerful, great range, just brilliant. Evidenced, to me, by this title cut from the now defunct band’s 1992 album.
  1. Joe Jackson, Right and Wrong . . . from one of my favorite artist’s Big World album, 1986. About Ronald Reagan, great, typically cutting Jackson lyrics. Could apply at any time, really. I saw the tour promoting this album, first time (of two) I saw JJ. Great show.
  1. Sniff ‘n’ The Tears, Poison Pen Mail . . . These guys are much more than the brilliant hit single Driver’s Seat. Like this song. Usually considered a one-hit wonder and I get it, but try more of their tunes if you’re so inclined and there’s lots more good stuff.
  1. Montrose, Space Station No. 5 . . . From whence Sammy Hagar sprang. Great rocker from the debut, self-titled Montrose album.
  1. Goddo, Anacanapana/So Walk On . . . These ‘have’ to be played together for the transition alone, between the instrumental and into So Walk On. I saw Goddo 5-6 years ago in Cambridge, Ontario in a wonderful reunion with some old childhood friends from Peru. A great show enjoyed by all.
  1. The Allman Brothers Band, Instrumental Illness (live) . . . This extended cut first appeared on what turned out to be the final studio album by the boys, Hittin’ The Note in 2003. Twelve minutes on the album, this is the almost 17-minute version from the great live album by the latter-day band, One Way Out. There is an extended drum solo within but still, what to me has always made the Allmans great is how they can do long tracks, particularly instrumentals, and never bore you.

CKMS News – 2021-07-19 – Cambridge’s Baitul Mosque hatefully ransacked

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Host: Namish Modi

This piece features interviews with Baitul Mosque volunteer Nabeel Rana, Cambridge mayor Kathryn McGarry and Coalition of Muslim Women KW President Sarah Shafiq. 

The mosque in the Galt area of Cambridge was severely vandalized this week in an act of hate, and Rana estimates the damage at about $15,000 to $20,000. 

The vandalism is under investigation by the Waterloo Regional Police.

The Cambridge community has come together to support the mosque while the vandalism comes off the heels of the murder of four members of a Muslim family in London last month.

Radio Waterloo published a piece on the incident in London a few weeks ago, as well.

Update: 1 man has been arrested so far in connection to this incident.

This program is a part of the “Local Journalism Initiative” grant program and is funded by the Community Radio Fund of Canada, the Government of Canada, and the CKMS Newsroom.

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