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Ontario Election 2022: #CANYouthVoteMatter & #CANMinorityVoteMatter

#CANYouthVoteMatter | #CANMinorityVoteMatter (Abdullah, Aalaa, and Ayla Rehman making hashtag signs with their fingers)
Abdullah, Aalaa, and Ayla Rehman
Abdullah, Aalaa, and Ayla Rehman return for the 2022 Ontario provincial election to ask candidates #CANYouthVoteMatter and #CANMinorityVoteMatter?

Ontario Election 2022: #CANYouthVoteMatter & #CANMinorityVoteMatter airs from 3:00pm to 3:30pm on Sunday 22 and 29 May 2022.

She Is Your Neighbour Survivor Series

The Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region is releasing Season Three of of the She Is Your Neighbour survivor series | www.sheisyourneighbour.com | Women's Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (collage of six people above the text, with logos for podcast services, Rogers media, and WCSWR)She Is Your Neighbour Survivor Series on Monday, 16 May 2022.

Visit sheisyourneighbour.com to listen to the first episode now!

In this series, you’ll hear from survivors who share unique experiences & how they’ve moved from surviving to thriving. @WomensCrisisSWR explores the realities and complexities of domestic violence by sharing real, raw stories from people of all walks of life.

New episodes will be released every week every Tuesday. The trailer and the first episode is out now!

CKMS-FM is airing Season Two of She Is Your Neighbour every other Wednesday from Noon to 1pm; Season Three begins 29 June 2022.

Have a listen and share your thoughts! Tag Women’s Crisis Services on social media and use the hashtags #SheIsYourNeighbour and #SIYNpodcast.

Together With Ukraine – A Drum and Bass Compilation

Pressure Drop presents,
Thursday, March 3rd, 2022
8 to 10 PM EST
A 2-hour special in support of, “Together with Ukraine”, a Drum and Bass Compilation with tracks donated from some of the top producers worldwide.
All funds raised through sale of this compilation will be donated to Ukrainian Red Cross Society.

With every day that passes, the high-scale humanitarian crisis and assault on the people of Ukraine continues to worsen. Civilian deaths are increasing on a daily basis across the country with no sign of stopping, with millions of citizens already forced out of their homes in search of refuge. As we wake up to yet another day of war, hundreds more innocent lives have been lost and destroyed overnight. We cannot leave this unchecked, and we need to act on this now without hesitation.

Now more than ever is a time for unity, solidarity and support of a nation under attack. It’s crucial for us to use our voice to create widespread and sustained awareness of the situation on the ground in Ukraine, and to give support in every way possible. Whether it’s signing petitions, attending demonstrations, sharing facts on social media, offering help for refugees, or more – this situation cannot be allowed to continue, and engaging in support of any kind for the people of Ukraine is our absolute priority.

Comprised of over 100 exclusive tracks from across the Drum & Bass and wider Bass Music spectrum, alongside over 30 pieces of bespoke visual art, with art direction by Uno (@uno.graphics), we are proud to present our compilation project ‘Together with Ukraine’.

We are incredibly grateful to the music community for supporting our initiative to raise vital funds for humanitarian aid on the front line. All artists and people involved have offered their services free of charge, and all revenue generated will be donated directly to the Ukrainian Red Cross Society. We have set a minimum price of £12 for the compilation, but we would encourage everyone to give generously and donate a higher amount if you have the means to do so.

We would like to thank everybody who has taken part in making this project a reality – including our extended team of Diana and Bohdan (Ukraine), Jan (Germany) and Piotr (Poland) – as well as everybody that is willing to purchase the album.

For more information on the Ukrainian Red Cross Society, and the humanitarian efforts they are undertaking to heal the devastating impacts of the war in Ukraine, please visit their website at redcross.org.ua/en.


released March 4, 2022

The Elevation Hour of Hip-Hip on CKMS 102.7FM – Hosted by 9-Duice & Cate Blanchett every Friday 1-2pm

The Elevation Hour of Hip-Hop every Friday 1-2pm on CKMS 102.7FM will run for 12 episodes.

Hosted by 9-Duice & Cate Blanchett. Initially on CKWR 98.7FM, now CKWR 98.5FM in 1995-1996, then on CSCR 90.3FM IN 1997M  now Fusion Radio in Toronto, the Elevation Hour of Hip-Hop is now on CKMS 102.7FM. The Elevation Hour of Hip-hop transcends listeners for 1 hours of the latest and greatest underground and commercial hits that the traditional media outlets won’t play in hip-hop music. Check out the Elevation Hour every Friday 1-2pm on CKMS 102.7FM

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Wadio Wam!

Wadio Wam! features curated playlists from the minds of Will and Sam (WAM). Each week a new theme will tie all the songs together. A focus on music rather than discussion.

Wadio Wam! airs on Sunday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Here you’ll find the hub to all our episodes!

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Recent Episodes

Wadio Wam! Episode 12 – Food! ft. Rosie and Brittany

Wadio Wam! Episode 11 – Mother’s Day

Wadio Wam! Episode 10 – Cole

Wadio Wam! Episode 9 – Summer Hits!

Wadio Wam! Episode 8 – Sampled

Wadio Wam! Episode 7 – Roadtrip!

Wadio Wam! Episode 6 – Girls Rule, Boys Drool

Wadio Wam! Episode 5 – Intros and Outros

Wadio Wam! Episode 3 + 4 – The End Of The World

Wadio Wam! Episode 2 – Spring Has Sprung

Wadio Wam! Episode 1 – Coming of Age

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WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service

(letter W made with an audio waveform)WINGS – Women’s International News Gathering Service is an all-woman independent radio production company that produces and distributes news and current affairs programs by and about women around the world. WINGS programs are used by non-commercial radio stations, women’s studies, and individuals. Programs can be heard on local radio stations, on shortwave, on the internet, and on cassettes. .

“Raising Women’s Voices through Radio Worldwide” since 1986

Contact WINGS Executive Producer Frieda Werden at frieda.werden@gmail.com

WINGS is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange, and currently airs on Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM 102.7 on Friday from 5:30am to 6:30am.

The First Sixteen

(black silhoutte of a rooster head wearing red headphones, with lines radiating out)The First Sixteen is Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada’s podcast series that explores the freshest ideas in agriculture and food. Each episode explores a single topic in depth—digging deep into new practices, innovative ideas, and their impacts on the industry. Learn about Canada’s agricultural sector from the people making the breakthroughs and knocking down the barriers! Farmers and foodies, scientists and leaders, and anyone with an eye on the future of the sector—this podcast is for you!.

The First Sixteen is hosted by Kirk Finken and Sara Boivin-Chabot, and airs on CKMS-FM on Tuesdays from 8:30pm to 9:00pm.

The First Sixteen podcast from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada is copyright by the Government of Canada and used under the Terms and Conditions permitting non-commercial reproduction.

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She Is Your Neighbour

In 2019, Moving Beyond Violence (words around a blue circle with a silhouette of a dragonfly)She Is Your Neighbour was launched in the form of a blog series and social media campaign. Women’s Crisis Services of Waterloo Region (WSCWR) asked community leaders to share their perspectives on domestic violence and explain why they are invested in ending it. These community leaders became ambassadors of the She Is Your Neighbour project. Together, WCSWR and these leaders explored different types of abuse and challenged the misconception that domestic violence refers only to physical violence. Many ambassadors shared stories of emotional, psychological, and financial violence that they have witnessed or experienced.

In fall 2020, the She Is Your Neighbour podcast was released! In the podcast, WCSWR takes a deep dive into domestic violence. Through thought-provoking discussions WCSWR addresses hard topics like domestic violence and the drug trade, violence against Indigenous women and girls, challenges for transgender youth seeking support, and more.

Season Two was produced in 2021. Throughout this season, we build on topics we explored in Season One and fill in the blanks by covering new topic areas. Join us as we explore the realities and complexities of domestic violence.

Our goal is to increase awareness and understanding of domestic violence through thought-provoking discussions, highlighting groups who are disproportionately impacted. We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.

She Is Your Neighbour is hosted by Jenna Mayne.

She Is Your Neighbour Season Two airs every other Wednesday at 12:01pm–1:00pm from 26 January 2022 to 1 June 2022; Season Three begins on 15 June 2022.

What Next?

WCSWR encourages you to get involved! Read a blog story, tune into the podcast, buy a book, start conversations, and use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour. We can’t do this without you! We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence.

What is Domestic Violence?

There are many forms of domestic violence, all of which include attempts to maintain power and control over the thoughts, beliefs and behaviour of a woman by creating fear and/or dependency. All forms of abuse result in the woman feeling powerless, unequal and unsafe.

Forms of Domestic Violence

Domestic abuse includes but is not limited to:

  • Emotional
  • Physical
  • Psychological
  • Financial
  • Sexual
  • Verbal
  • Spiritual

Know the signs

Signs of domestic abuse include but are not limited to:

  • Insults or put downs, name calling
  • Violent outbursts
  • Threats of violence or harm
  • Threats to destroy property or harm pets
  • Forced sexual acts
  • Physical assault
  • Control over finances
  • Unkept promises of change

We all have a role to play in ending domestic violence

Use the hashtag #SheIsYourNeighbour

listen to the #SHE IS YOUR NEIGHBOUR podcast

Redeye Podcast

The Redeye | 20/20 (alternating black and red letters arranged as an eyechart with a loudspeaker symbol in place of 'd' and '20/20' in the top left corner)Redeye Podcast is broadcast live every Saturday morning on Vancouver Cooperative Radio, CFRO 100.5FM. It is produced by an independent media collective at the studios of Coop Radio in Vancouver’s downtown eastside.

The show has been on the air for over 40 years, providing high-quality public affairs and arts programming to listeners looking for a progressive take on current events.

Redeye is activist radio. We don’t just give you the facts, we give you the information you need to take action and create change.

Redeye is alternative radio. We seek out the voices of those who don’t get heard and we cover issues that corporate media distorts or ignores or relegates to the back page.

Redeye is partisan radio. We take a critical view of the idea of objectivity and we believe there are more than two sides to any story. We aren’t interested in soundbites, and we give our guests the time and space to explain the issues as they see them.

Redeye is community radio. We encourage dialogue during our open line and we give our callers time to share their thoughts. We invite callers to share news from their community and we welcome comments on our programming.

Redeye is listener-supported radio. We are part of a cooperative — owned and supported by our members. We make our own editorial decisions, because we are accountable to our listeners, not to advertisers or government.

If this sounds like your kind of radio, give us a listen and see what you think.

CKMS-FM airs multiple episodes from the Redeye Podcast alternate Thursdays from 12:01pm to 1:00pm.

rabble radio

RABBLE RADIO | rabble.ca (red text, a white podcast icon, a white audio waveform)rabble radio is a weekly podcast and radio program that tunes in on the issues and actions that matter to you.

It is the flagship podcast of rabble.ca, an award-winning, independent, community-driven media. Among the first digital journalism organizations in Canada, and the first to incorporate as non-profit, rabble.ca has been at the forefront of reporting on national politics with a progressive lens that centres issues of social movements, of labour, and of grassroots activism..

rabble radio is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange, and currently airs on Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM 102.7 on Thursdays from 10:00am to 10:30am.

Democracy In Perspective Hosted by Leonard Ro on CKMS 102.7FM

show logoDemocracy In Perspective has in-depth interviews with famous guests including ex- Canadian Prime Ministers, ex- US Presidents and more…

Democracy In Perspective is hosted by Leonard Ro and airs on Friday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm on CKMS 102.7FM


Leonard Ro first started programming on CKWR 98.7FM now CKWR 98.5FM in 1995 and then at CSCR 90.3FM in Toronto, Ontario. Democracy in Perspective on CKMS 102.7FM is the first show in the Tri-City that allows the general public to voice their opinion on political and socio-economic issues. Leonard Ro gives the listeners the platform to voice their opinions on the air by calling 1-800-765-0877 and leave a 20-30 second message. 

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Recent Episodes

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The Feminist Shift

(logo of two sine waves forming the letters FS)The Feminist Shift is an advocacy capacity building collaborative between YW Kitchener-Waterloo and YWCA Cambridge that started in 2019. Together, with partnerships in the community, The Feminist Shift is taking on gender-based violence in Waterloo Region and working to improve the lives women and gender-diverse people. Their mission is to build a region that acknowledges and rejects gender-based violence. They will do this through engaging in thoughtful conversations, challenging engrained local issues with other feminist organizations, hosting knowledge sharing and training opportunities and through pointed and strategic advocacy projects.

This project is funded through Women and Gender Equality Canada’s capacity building grant, which allows The Feminist Shift to increase our community’s understanding of gender-based issues and build policy and preventative solutions to tackle these issues. The understanding of feminism is from an inclusive, strengths-based, intersectional lens and they focus on smart advocacy that promotes systemic progress and change.

The Feminist Shift airs on CKMS-FM alternate Wednesdays from Noon to 1:00pm starting on 6 October 2021 and runs to 12 January 2022.

81 82 83 84

81 82 83 84 is a retro-alternative show focusing on music I loved when I was an undergrad and volunteered at CKMS in the early 1980’s. Music will be mostly New Wave, punk, ska, early goth. Some experimental stuff too, with the occasional more-mainstream tune mixed in.

81 82 83 84 airs on Saturday from 10:00pm to 11:00pm, with a replay on Wednesday from 11:00pm to Midnight.

Recent Episodes

81 82 83 84 Episode 037: He Knows that Mr. Brezhnev is Planning a Reunion One day we will be free, we will be free one day One day we will be free, we will be free one day
81 82 83 84 Episode 036: Rosse! Rosse! Here’s a Canadian music rabbit hole you might enjoy: citizenfreak.com
81 82 83 84 Episode 035: Around the World in 60 Minutes Making musical stops in Canada, the US, the UK, Trinidad and Tobago, Jamaica, and Nigeria. Have a nice trip!
81 82 83 84 Episode 034: It’s no fun starving just to keep your integrity Sometimes I wonder why do I worry about those things that you do And then I see you late on a Saturday and I know that you’re right If I had a job you could come and live with me and I would see you every night If I was working you might come and … Continue reading 81 82 83 84 Episode 034: It’s no fun starving just to keep your integrity
81 82 83 84 Episode 33: What You Gonna Do When the River Runs Dry? “What’s it all about?” they scream and then they shout Don’t ask me, ’cause I don’t know “What’s it all about?” they scream and then they shout Don’t blame me, I told you so
81 82 83 84 Episode 031: She Said “Boom”! All-women post-punk Toronto-based bands from the early 80’s? There weren’t a lot of them, but we’ve got two for you this week.
81 82 83 84 Episode 030: Hi, my name is Ricky and I’m a Pisces Wanna be the empress of fashion? Wanna be the president of Moscow? Let’s meet and have a baby now!
81 82 83 84 Episode 029: Every Word Means No It used to be no words could come between us Any time was right for secret meetings It’s different now and when you speak Every word means no Gang of Four’s opening song at the Granada Theater in Dallas Texas on March 16, 2022:
81 82 83 84 Episode 028: Sex Beat Johnny’s got a light in his eyes And Shirley’s got a light on her lips Jakes got a monkeyshine on his head And Debra Ann’s got a tiger in her hips

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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 iicsipr@uoguelph.ca

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.

Virasat Radio

Radio Virasat logoVirasat Radio produced by Virasat Media is a Canadian based media company that was founded in 2011. The company develops and produces South Asian focused current affairs programming for various media including, print, radio, and television broadcast. After a decade in the business, the company is focusing on the creation of new arts and cultural programming.
There is growing interest in South Asian culture among young Canadians. Virasat Media recognizes the opportunity of introducing international stars to the Canadian market while simultaneously creating opportunities for new home-grown Canadian Talent. Join us and bring your products and services to one of the most prosperous and fastest growing ethnic communities…
Virasat Media’s resourcefulness and its ability to create, produce and broadcast, radio and TV shows has helped it develop a foundation, a network and a set of skills that is invaluable in planning and executing larger scale events.

Our early morning show on CKMS 102.7 FM starts with Morning Prayer followed by today in history. We play Punjabi music produced by Canadian and international artist from the world. Our news producers from Canada and India will keep the community updated with current news in Canada and around the world.

Virasat Media is the voice of the community. Call/Text/Email.

Virasat Radio airs weekday mornings from 7:00am to 9:00am starting 2 August 2021.

Baljinder Tamber
Phone: +1-416-451-2222
Web: www.imela.cainfo@imela.ca

The Socially Radical Guitarist

show logoThe Socially Radical Guitarist will inform the public on political history, community led social movements, new and emerging music in the community and around the world, and will provide a radical political perspective. The program is sponsored by The African and Caribbean Inclusion Centre: https://www.aciccanada.ca. A major fundraiser is being held to provide comprehensive services to newcomers. Every bit helps. Please support this major initiative launched by the African and Caribbean Inclusion Centre: https://gofund.me/b6c5f31f

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Handpicked: Stories from the Field

The Laurier Centre for Sustainable Food Systems’ (LCSFS) podcast Handpicked (letter I replaced by a carrot about to be picked)Handpicked: Stories from the Field showcases the excellent and varied research happening at the LCSFS with a focus on how the work creates meaningful changes to the ways we produce, get, eat and understand our food.

Handpicked: Stories from the Field is hosted by Amanda Di Battista, the LCSFS Project Coordinator, and Laine Young, PhD Candidate in Geography and Environmental Studies at Wilfrid Laurier University.

The first season of the Handpicked podcast launched on Sept. 30, 2019

Handpicked: Stories from the Field is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule, but will return with Season Two in 2022.

Subscribe to the podcast at http://handpickedpodcast.libsyn.com/rss