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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.

Recent Episodes

What Do You Want From Life? To kidnap an heiress, and threaten her with a knife? Here’s this week’s show. Follow us on Twitter at @CKMS81828384!
One Thing is for Sure The sheep is not a creature of the air. Fortunately, if you have an unpleasant nature and dislike people, this is no impediment to work. New show here:
How Do You Get To Cabaret Voltaire? When you get there, ask if the room is ready for Ralph.
You wanted more retro-alternative music? Here it is! Here’s this week’s show! Playlist is posted on Twitter at @CKMS81828384
More Retro Alternative Grooves! Here’s your next installment of 81 82 83 84! Follow the show on Twitter for setlists and other good stuff at @CKMS81828384.
This Week’s Show Now Posted! The second episode of 81 82 83 84 (which will air on Saturday Sept 11th at 10 pm Eastern) is now available for your listening pleasure right here!
First Show in 37 Years! Hey all! I’m back at CKMS after a 37-year hiatus. My first broadcast goes out on Saturday at 10 pm. But I couldn’t wait to post it here too! Hope you enjoy!
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 … Continue reading 81 82 83 84

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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
Producer
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

Revolution Rock

Revolution Rock | The best Punk, New Wave, Garage, Surf and Indie rock. 7-9pm every Saturday | Only on CJAM 99.1 FM | revrock.blogspot.comRevolution Rock is an award winning radio program on CJAM FM that first began broadcasting on CJAM’s airwaves in the late night hours of June 2004. Revolution Rock focuses on 60s garage rock, 70s punk/new wave, surf, alternative, indie and new/old music within those genres. The Revolution Rock blog provides band profiles, download links to the radio show, playlists and more.

Revolution Rock is hosted by Dave Konstantino and Adam Peltier on CJAM 99.1 FM (Windsor/Detroit). Dave is a freelance blogger/writer, musician and film maker. Download links to the show are provided by the CJAM website and can be found at the bottom of each play list on his blog.

Music Submissions:

Dave and Adam are always looking for bands that fit the format of the show (punk, post-punk, new wave, alternative, garage rock, etc). If you have a band you can send music to Dave and Adam, if they like it they will play it.

To send music:

ATTN: Revolution Rock
c/o University of Windsor/CJAM 99.1 FM
401 Sunset Ave.
Windsor, Ontario, N9B 3P4
[FOR PROMOTIONAL USE ONLY]


Revolution Rock is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange, and currently airs on Radio Waterloo CKMS-FM 102.7 on Sundays from 10:00pm to Midnight.

Back Porch Bluegrass

Back Porch Bluegrass (Paul Trenwith playing banjo, FM98 logo in bottom right corner)
Paul Trenwith
Back Porch Bluegrass is hosted by Paul Trenwith, a founder member of the Hamilton County Bluegrass Band, playing banjo and occasionally singing harmony parts. From the mid-70’s to the mid-90’s, Paul and his fiddle-playing wife Colleen played as mostly gospel music, bluegrass-style, with a group of friends, and often featuring songs that Paul had written. He has become something of a musical ‘jack-of-all-trades’, playing banjo, dobro, pedal steel and rhythm guitar. He also plays double bass in the Hamilton-based Irish band. Paul has always been an enthusiastic advocate for and promoter of bluegrass music, and the show includes tracks from the classic bands, the traditional stylists and contemporary groups as well as some ‘roots’ bluegrass and new-grass. NZ and Australian bluegrass gets an airing, and every show includes some of his personal favourites.

Back Porch Bluegrass is produced by Free FM (New Zealand) and is syndicated on Radio Waterloo from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange.

Back Porch Bluegrass airs on Radio Waterloo on Fridays from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

The Gems Of Life

The Gems Of Life | Aspire To InspireThe Gems Of Life is an uplifting show that brings inspirational real life stories, sharing our core values while igniting conversations that will spark change, and a call to action.

It is about celebrating diversity in our community, engaging in conversations that will tackle issues we all face such as youth crime, adversity, family dynamic, relationship challenges, as well as health and wellness.

It is when we shift how we do things, the things we do also shift, we are here to support and encourage each other to expand our abilities and promote inner growth.
I’m very excited you are able to join us on this journey called life.

Welcome to The Gems Of Life Show, What are you waiting for, come on in!

The Gems Of Life with Fadhwa Yusuf airs on Friday from 6:00pm to 7:00pm with a replay of previous episodes on Tuesday mornings from 11:00am to Noon.

Recent Episodes

The Gems Of Life Show-Ramadan Special. Today’s show is about the Blessed Month of Ramadan. Sheikh Musleh Khan shares the benefits of fasting, and why we fast.   Any questions please connect with us info@thegemsoflife.com  
The Gems Of Life This week episode, I had the pleasure of speaking with Alethia Cadore on the topic of procrastination. Join in the conversation, follow us on YouTube, support us by subscribing, commenting, liking and sharing with others. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCLdfinIbTCK8z5Dw0G3emnA Aspire To Inspire.  
The Gems Of Life Show -Share The Joy Wow yet another episode that will simply blow you away. It’s the little things we do, say that make a huge impact. Smile, share the joy with others with simple gestures. Take time at home to reboot your mind and unwind. Follow us on FB The Gems Of Life Show Subscribe to our Channel, Like, … Continue reading The Gems Of Life Show -Share The Joy
Episode 4-Kindness For All       On today’s episode we are joined by the Founders of call4kindness sister Melissa and Shannon. The gift of giving through kindness is one that you and I are able to share with others. Please support the work and the projects call4kindness does for our community. Join us every Friday 6-7pm on CKMS … Continue reading Episode 4-Kindness For All
The Gems Of Life Show Getting Unstuck Hello on today’s show we go over how we overcame being stuck.  Jules, Nakeisha and I share our inner struggles of being stuck and various ways you can get out of feeling stuck.   Please share with us how you went about getting unstuck, or what tips that resonated with you. Please subscribe to our … Continue reading The Gems Of Life Show Getting Unstuck
The Gems Of Life Show starts in 1 hour!!! Super excited for our first episode. Join us and share your comments. On today’s show we talk about various topics and we invite you to engage with us. What is your biggest AHA moments in 2020? What has been your biggest challenge and lessons during the pandemic? Today’s invitation to smile, be kind and it’s … Continue reading The Gems Of Life Show starts in 1 hour!!!
The Gems Of Life | Aspire To Inspire (logo and portrait of Fadhwa Yusuf with social media icons) The Gems Of Life The Gems Of Life is an uplifting show that brings inspirational real life stories, sharing our core values while igniting conversations that will spark change, and a call to action. It is about celebrating diversity in our community, engaging in conversations that will tackle issues we all face such as youth crime, adversity, family dynamic, … Continue reading The Gems Of Life

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The Freedom Principle

Black and white photo of Black musicians playing a variety of instrumentsThe Freedom Principle features music of the African Diaspora; this program sees acoustic ensemble music as a developing world jazz incorporating styles and rhythms which draw from Indigenous sources. On the air since June 1986, The Freedom Principle features new releases from the disparate genres of the African Diaspora with occasional forays into specialized thematic programs. Past programs include Manding Swing, Congolese Rumba, Zimbabwean Liberation, South African Jazz, Mississippi Delta Slide & Moan, African Impressionism in American Jazz, etc.

The Freedom Principle is hosted by Tom Fleming, is produced at CJAM-FM in Windsor, and is syndicated on CKMS-FM from the NCRA Community Radio Exchange. Contact The Freedom Principle at thefreedomprinciple99.1fm@gmail.com, and see their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/freedomprinciple/

The Freedom Principle airs on CKMS-FM on Mondays from 12:30am to 2:00am.

She Is Your Neighbour

In 2019, Moving Beyond Violence (text surrounding a circle with silhoutte 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.

She Is Your Neighbour is hosted by Jenna Mayne.

She Is Your Neighbour is not currently on the Radio Waterloo schedule.

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

Deep Threes – Music Beyond Boundaries

Deep Threes | Music Beyond Boundaries (black and red text)Deep Threes — Music Beyond Boundaries is the weekly radio show that brings you eclectic instrumental soundscapes that fuse jazz, electronica, soundtracks, modern classical, experimental music, and more… “Deep” is a nod to the deep tracks of heard on freeform radio. “Threes” refers to the MP3s that fill up our hard drives and computing clouds.

Since going on the air in 2010, Deep Threes has brought the listener long pieces that take music beyond boundaries. New releases from independent artists. Rediscovered gems from the past. Compelling pieces from with room to breathe. Music with bite, passion and depth.

Themes are not chosen so much as they emerge. Long jams and instrumental tracks create a sense of flow. Light touches of spoken word, found sound, and subtle remixes bind the music into sets.

A Deep Threes mix can float over the clouds in the night sky, or gradually take you across terrain that is radically different than the starting point. Your destination: an oasis of deep listening and discovery.

At the heart of this process is the music. The synergy of math and physics, mechanics and electronics, infused with the human spirit, rising up in a river of feelings alongside all the glistening gems we found along the way. The Deep Threes.

Please e-mail jj@deep3s.com to find out about backup download sites.

Deep Threes – Music Beyond Boundaries is produced by Jay and is syndicated through the NCRA Community radioExchange at Deep Threes – Music Beyond Boundaries — Series Information.

Deep Threes – Music Beyond Boundaries airs on Tuesday mornings from Midnight to 1:00am.

Front Burner

(four circles, three black and one red)Front Burner is your essential daily news podcast, brought to you by CBC News & CBC Podcasts. Every weekday, award-winning investigative journalist Jayme Poisson takes you deep into the stories shaping Canada and the world.

Front Burner is produced by CBC News, and is syndicated through the NCRA Community radioExchange at Front Burner — Series Information.

Front Burner airs weekdays from 6:30am to 7:00am.

The Reality Check

The Reality Check (a yellow impossible wireframe cube in the top right corner)The Reality Check is a weekly Canadian show that explores a wide range of controversies and curiosities by probing popular myths and exposing the surprising truth behind them. In a world awash with information, The Reality Check helps listeners differentiate fact from fiction, yet tries to strike a balance between providing entertainment and information. Born out of a grassroots critical thinking group who decided a podcast was the way to go – before podcasting was cool – TRC cuts through the “nonsense” using science to examine dubious claims.

The Reality Check airs Mondays from 5:30am to 6:30am.