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Musicians’ FAQ

Hi! I’m Steve Todd, and you’re listening to show logoMusicians’ FAQ, a program focused on musicians entertaining you around Waterloo region. We’re featuring your favourite local singer, guitar player, or drummer, learning how they got started, influences, funny stories about the past gigs and upcoming performances. You’ll also hear some great recordings of their work. In addition, you’ll be learning about others in the music industry that are helping to maintain the vibrant music scene.

Musicians’ FAQ airs on Monday from 10:00am to 11:00am.

Check out my YouTube page with videos of past episodes.


Bob Jonkman, Yenny Stronge, and DJ JD in the control room
Bob Jonkman, Yenny Stronge, and DJ JD in the control room
Training is the program during which new DJs learn all about the studio, microphones, mixing board, video console, Airtime program scheduler, and everything else they need to know to host a radio show.

The show could be full of experimentation, interesting results, odd snippets of conversation, and even some dead air. But the results are polished DJs, who will bring you lots of exciting programming the rest of the week!

Would you like to get training as a radio DJ? All it takes is a Radio Waterloo membership — join up at https://radiowaterloo.ca/join and you could join our Technical Committee to learn more about running a radio station, or our Programming Committee to determine what goes on the schedule, or sign up to start a new show!

Training airs every other Sunday from 8:30pm to 9:30pm.

Faith Deficit

show logoFaith Deficit with Josh Bowman is a weekly program that explores individual stories of faith in an increasingly secular world. We speak with artists, musicians, faith leaders, comedians, writers, politicians, and business leaders to unveil what we’re never supposed to speak about in public: our spiritual beliefs – or lack thereof. The show will feature interviews, personal essays, and discussion around faith, philosophy, life, ageing, and living with kindness in a difficult world.

About Josh

Josh Bowman is a blogger, fundraiser, and comedian who has consulted and worked in Vancouver, Toronto, New York, and now Kitchener-Waterloo. Josh has raised millions of dollars for arts organizations, humanitarian and environmental charities, and universities.

Josh writes for the Huffington Post and the Good Men Project, and has been published online at Forbes.com, 101 Fundraising, People and Chairs, and a variety of other blogs. He was a featured speaker at the Queen’s Media and Journalism Conference (QMJC) and has interviewed Kyle Dunnigan, Ian Edwards, former mayor David Miller, Don Ferguson, Bani Dugal, and more.

Josh is still finding his own spiritual path with the help of his English Bulldog Molly.

Faith Deficit airs on Sunay from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Reggae Patrol

 Reggae Patrol is a  diverse Caribbean radio show which plays a large range of Reggae, Dancehall, Ska, Rock-steady and lovers-rock.

Our reggae top 10 chart will give you an overview on what songs are trending on a global diaspora.

We also interview local and international artistes on a promotional platform, we give updates on upcoming reggae parties in our community (Waterloo Region).

Five minute reviews and previews chit chatting on what is hot in the news.

This American Life

show logoThis American Life is a weekly public radio program and podcast. Each week we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme.

Mostly we do journalism, but an entertaining kind of journalism that’s built around plot. In other words, stories! Our favorite sorts of stories have compelling people at the center of them, funny moments, big feelings, surprising plot twists, and interesting ideas. Like little movies for radio.

This American Life airs on Tuesday from 9:00am to 10:00am.

Science For The People

show logoScience for the People is a long-format interview podcast that explores the connections between science, popular culture, history, and public policy, to help listeners understand the evidence and arguments behind what’s in the news and on the shelves.

Every week, our hosts sit down with science researchers, writers, authors, journalists, and experts to discuss science from the past, the science that affects our lives today, and how science might change our future.

Science for the People airs on Mondays from 9:00am to 10:00am.

#CANYouthVoteMatter & #CANMinorityVoteMatter Awareness Campaign!

Aalaa, Abdullah & Ayla will invite a guest every Sunday who will talk on the importance of Youth & Minority Vote and how they can become an active and strong part of the election process and have their voices heard.

To sponsor or to advertise please contact 416 710 5608 or go to www.aalaaconseil.ca

More information available on www.aalaaconseil.ca and Facebook page at; https://www.facebook.com/pages/category/Personal-Blog/CAN-Youth-Vote-Matter-and-CAN-Minority-Vote-Matter-354264868472370/

Youth and Minority can benefit a lot with their increased participation in the election process. Any legislation made today affects their present and future.

Youth being a quarter and Minority being 1/5th of the total Canadian population, can play a decisive role in the elections and make their elected representatives make legislations that matter to them.

This show will start from first Sunday of July 2019 (7th) to last Sunday of October 2019 (27th) (4 months).

Aalaa, Abdullah & Ayla will also sing songs in this Radio Show.

Aalaa have already talked about her show with Berry Vrbanovic – Kitchener Mayor, Dave Jaworsky – Waterloo Mayor, Catherine Fife – NDP MPP Waterloo, Alan Keeso – Conservative MP Candidate Kitchener-South Hespeler, Mike Morrice – MP Candidate Green Party Kitchener Centre, Andrew Moraga – NDP MP Candidate Kitchener-Centre, Bardish Chagger – Liberal MP for the riding of Waterloo, Kelly Dick – President Waterloo Regional Labour Council, Lauren Ross – Neighborhood Liaison, City of Kitchener  and many others and they have shown keen interest to be part of Aalaa’s Radio Show.

About Aalaa

Aalaa is a community youth leader who likes to work on projects especially for her community children, with the help of her siblings and friends. Her project themes include:

1. Making Canadian schools great again one student one tablet at a time.
2. Making Canadian kids’ strong again one kid one glass of milk at a time.
3. Judge us by using your senses of taste and sight.

She is a writer currently working on her first novel, “Sinking: The only way to grasp reality is to fade from it”. She is a singer, who likes to perform specially for the veterans. She makes video games and she has created characters like Trudy Fruity, Scheer Soda, Sajjan Pie, Mother May and Trumpity Dumpity. She has recently also started two new projects:
1. #CANYouthVoteMatter and #CANMinorityVoteMatter Awareness Campaign.
2. #DAMD (Daughters Against Marijuana Driving) and #DAHD (Daughters Against High Drivers). For more information visit her Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/Aalaa-Rehman-Youth-Leader-892898397454968/

Email: aalaarehman@gmail.com
cc ourchildrenmatter@aalaaconseil.ca

Radio Free Palestine Marathon

Radio producer Hadeel Al-Biss wanted to make her work make a difference. “We were asked to participate in a radio marathon for Nakba Day, and I figured that the best way to do that was to carry as many voices of Palestinian refugees as possible,” she told Arab News.

Al-Biss, the producer of the “Talet Sobh” morning show on Amman’s Radio Al-Bald, asked her team to report from various Palestinian refugee camps in Jordan. “People spoke freely and honestly about their desire to return, and the fact that hardships will not deter them from pursing their rights.”

The radio marathon is taking place over a 24-hour period on May 15, and is being broadcast over 28 stations in Palestine, Lebanon, Jordan, Tunis, Morocco, the US, Canada and over Pacifica Network stations.

Laith Marouf, Radio Free Palestine’s international coordinator, who began the idea of a radio marathon back in 2006, says that the project has grown a lot in recent years. “This year we were able to transmit Palestinian voices from Lebanon and Jordan, and bridge them with Palestinians in Jerusalem, Bethlehem and Gaza.”

Marouf says that he hopes that next year, the 24-hour broadcast will be available in four languages. “If Palestine is not free by next May 15, we will be able to broadcast the marathon live in Arabic, English, Spanish and French,” he told Arab News from Beirut.

George Rishmawi, head of the Rapprochement Center in Bethlehem, told Arab News that they have been involved in this project for 10 years, and it has been gradually gaining importance. “It is important that we can get Arab and international voices all on the same day because it shows the solidarity with the Palestinian people,” he said.

Rawan Jayyousi, anchor on “Talet Soboh,” told Arab News that the reaction of the program was huge. “I felt from the reaction I got on social media and personal contacts that despite the difficulties facing Palestinians, there is a hidden strength that came out and a feeling that Palestinians are not surrendering but are strong and resilient.”

Radio Free Palestine Marathon airs in hour-long episodes, Wednesdays at 11:00pm on CKMS-FM 102.7, radiowaterloo.ca on the Internet.

Welcome To Night Vale

Logo: Welcome To Night ValeWelcome To Night Vale is a twice-monthly podcast in the style of community updates for the small desert town of Night Vale, featuring local weather, news, announcements from the Sheriff’s Secret Police, mysterious lights in the night sky, dark hooded figures with unknowable powers, and cultural events.

Welcome To Night Vale currently airs every other Tuesday Night at 11:30pm.

In Conversation With Rashmi

show logoIn Conversation With Rashmi brings you your community stories. We are all storytellers in our day to day lives, we just don’t call ourselves that. Our stories are not something we do, its just who we are. I will be sitting down with guests from this community, who will share their stories of highs and lows, their loss and triumphs. You will hear some great advice and insight from my guests with extraordinary stories.

If you have a story to share, advertise or sponsor email onairwithrashmi@gmail.com

You can follow me on Instagram @rashsanj or on FacebookIn Conversation with Rashmi

You can also visit my website In Conversation with Rashmi

Regards, Rashmi Sanjay

CKMS Community Connections

Four people in the CKMS Studio
The voices behind CKMS Community Connections: Bob Jonkman, Jordan Dorans, Jenniefer Stronge, and Jeff Stager
CKMS Community Connections pushes our programming department out into the community to get local stories, promotional events, press conferences, musicians, events, concerts, theatre, culture, political stuff, public interest, public service announcements, etc…

Bonus: To hype new music that we get in and try to highlight local talent!

CKMS Community Connections has two one-hour slots: One is for a pool of programmers and producers to create quality content, the other for drop-in conversation and new music, hosted by a small pool of programmers

CKMS Community Connections has a workshop series for producing radio/podcast/webcast: interviews, storytelling, podcast creation, video creation, and “Train the trainer” sessions on how to produce your own radio show. We’ll produce training documentation: webcasting, live to air programming, podcast production.

Live-To-Air broadcasting is a component, so when something happens somewhere else… We’ll have live -to-air discussion/talk/podcast recording at some community venue, maybe the library, maybe City Hall…

CKMS Community Connections is an ongoing drop-in training timeslot with experienced CKMS trainers for new programmers and existing programmers to refresh skills and learn new programs.

Executive Producer: Jenniefer Stronge
Contributing Producers: Jordan Dorans, Dylan Bravener, Jeff Stager, Bob Jonkman

Join us! CKMS Community Connections currently airs on Mondays from 10:00am to noon.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca

CKMS logo with wavies coming out the sidesSubscribe to the CKMS Community Connections podcast!

CKMS | 102.7 FM | Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Mondays 10 am - 12 NoonSee all CKMS Community Connections shows!

Earth Matters

Earth Matters show logo - a human hand holding a very tiny frogEarth Matters from Australia is a local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network.

Earth Matters airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo on Thursday afternoons at 2:00pm.

Presenters: Teishan Ahearne, Kerri-Lee Harding & Bec Horridge.


  • Current affairs
  • Environment
  • Indigenous
  • Local Communities
  • Protests

About Earth Matters

Produced and Presented by the Earth matters team of broadcasters; Teishan Ahearne, Kerri-Lee Harding & Bec Horridge. Delivering to audiences relevant and up to date Local, national and international environmental issues from grassroots, activist perspectives with a strong social justice focus. Distributed nationally on the Community Radio Network and 11am Sundays 3CR Community Radio.

Into the Void

Every Friday from 10pm to 11pm and again on Sunday from 6:30pm tp 7:30pm I will take you deep into the void to explore music of the mind and hopefully teach you a few things about music you know or music you have never heard. Occasionally you will hear music I have, painstakingly, brought into this world from the deepest depths of my mind.

Here is a link to my Google Drive with all the shared files to listen to Past Episodes

Subscribe to the podcast feed


See you in  the VoiD

Check out my music at https://deafbydesign.ca/music

The Med Thread

From opium poppies to sleeping pills, from sucking to infusing, from insomnia, anemia, auto immune diseases and beyond – we discuss the threads that led to current trends and research in medication therapy. Listen to show logoThe Med Thread monthly, as we sew a patchwork quilt with squares of history, mythology, research, sciences and technological advances. The show is produced at CHMR studios in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Med Thread airs on Thursdays from 2:00pm to 3:00pm on CKMS-FM, 102.7 Radio Waterloo.

V Media

Radio Virasat logoRadio Virasat

Early Morning Show – Monday to Saturday 5AM to 8AM and Sunday 5AM to 7:30AM

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. In March 2019 we will have the phone lines open for live talk shows.

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

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