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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 Tuesdays from 1:00am to 3:00am.

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.

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 airs every other Wednesday from 12:01pm to 1:00pm starting 27 January 2021 to 2 June 2021, and is hosted by Jenna Mayne.

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 7:30am to 8:00am.

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 9:00am to 10:00am.

I Am Everything

  I Am Everything is a music talk show about everything and nothing…. Think The Strombo Show meets CBC Q. Your Punk Father Shyun Atøwn will showcase genres like new indie rock and punk and rap, even throwing in some local rock bands that need that exposure. And sometimes you might hear some cool guests along the way. Shy’s objective for I Am Everything is to profile bands that not many know about but mainly to bring back the next great music show since the days of Much Music. He is everything you need him to be and yet nothing at all.

I Am Everything airs on Saturday from 10:00pm to 11:00pm eastern time with a repeat on Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

WR Podcasts

CKMS logo with wavies out the sidesWR Podcasts is CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo’s showcase of some of the podcasts produced in Waterloo Region. Each week we air one or two episodes from local producers to give you a taste of what’s available in Waterloo Region.

Podcasts in the rotation:

WR Podcasts airs every Friday from 10:00am to 11:00am starting on 16 October 2020.

Waterloo Region Podcast Producers! Do you want your podcast included in WR Podcasts? Drop us a line at office@radiowaterloo.ca with your podcast pitch!

Changemakers Without Borders

Example is not the main thing in influencing others. It is the only thing.

Albert Schweitzer, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, humanitarian doctor, philosopher and author

Changemakers Without Borders is hosted by May Cooper on Radio Waterloo, CKMS, as well as on Peach City Radio, CFUZ in Penticton, BC. You can also find Changemakers on her home site, where you can even leave a voice message!

What is Changemakers?

Changemakers Without Borders is a spoken-word episodic interview and biographical podcast that explores changemakers in our history who’ve made a positive change in our world, and through these stories, hopefully inspire us to be changemakers in our own lives.

I also interview current community changemakers who are investing their time to better their surroundings, and who take true action to make a positive difference.

My Approach

I take a more personal slant in my show to demonstrate that every leader in our history was, in fact, human. Despite each and every one of us having a difficult challenge to overcome, we can seek encouragement from these personal stories, and allow them to propel us forward.

The knowledge of leader’s triumphs can aid us in our present and future so that we can seek to become more responsible and innovative stewards of our future, and only allow the positive aspects of history’s leaders to shine through.

Changemakers Without Borders airs on CKMS Wednesdays from 8:00am to 8:30am

Contact Changemakers for Interviews, Feedback, or Questions

You can email me at changemakerswithoutborders@gmail.com for any suggestions for people to interview, or if you would like to come on the show as a person who is making a positive influence with your work. You can also write to me about a particular episode you want to ask about, or give me feedback or comments on!

Feel free to write to me for any inquiries about CKMS in regards to Outreach, as I am also one of the Board of Directors, who has taken on this role. may@radiowaterloo.ca

I am also part of Peach City Radio, and my email there is changemakers@peachcityradio.org

Atardecer Ranchero/Dusk on the Ranch

Atardecer Ranchero/Dusk on the Ranch airs on Thursday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

DJ Felix Ranchero brings you the hottest tropical Latin American beats as well as Rancheras, Corridos and Banda music. The purpose of this show is to inform our community and to cooperate in the maintenance of our culture and values with much pride. We will be bringing for you ranchera music, a variety of Latin beats, community events announcements, local, national and international news, as well as local and international interviews on subjects of interest to our community.

Harrowsmith Radio

While this is a podcast, show logoHarrowsmith began as a groundbreaking Canadian magazine. It came to life on the kitchen table of James Lawrence in Camden East, Ontario in 1976. Back then it didn’t seem likely that his vision of a national magazine on the virtues of getting back to the land would last.

But before long Harrowsmith took off, quickly attracting legions of fans. Tapping into an urban desire to move to the country, the magazine also appealed to dyed-in-the wool ruralites. What Canada got was its magazine to promote green living and a country lifestyle. It also got the venerable Harrowsmith Almanac.

Over its 46-year history the Harrowsmith name became synonymous with Canadians living sustainably.

In this podcast we proudly continue the spirit of James Lawrence’s vision of sharing useful information for country dwellers and anyone seeking to tread a little more lightly upon the earth.

Harrowsmith Radio airs every fourth Wednesday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Zero Waste Countdown

Zero Waste Countdown Podcast showing hands holding a green earth with windturbines, solar panels, and buildingsZero Waste Countdown is a 30 minute radio show all about sustainability from a zero waste perspective.

What is Zero Waste?

Zero Waste is a concept that eliminates unnecessary waste from the regular consumer cycle to decrease our impact on the planet as a whole. A countdown to zero waste is a pledge to reduce waste in personal lives, organizations, communities, and even entire cities or nations. While reaching total zero may seem impossible, a countdown to zero waste is a manageable approach to living with less trash.

The Host: Laura Nash

The ocean is on a countdown to 2050, when scientists predict there will be more plastic than fish. Laura is on her own countdown: to get as close as possible to zero waste. Through research, interviews, and personal experiences, Laura is on a mission to produce less waste and leave a happier, healthier planet for future generations.

Zero Waste Countdown airs on Thursday from 1:00pm to 2:00pm.

Contact Laura Nash at laura@zerowastecountdown.com.

Follow Zero Waste Countdown on Instagram at @zero_waste_countdown

Welcome To The Civic Hub

Welcome To The Civic Hub promotes the grassroots and small nonprofit organizations working to make lives better for everyone in Waterloo Region. Join the 23 groups already booking space for their activities, events or joint initiatives. These partners of the Civic Hub WR logoCivic Hub Waterloo Region are active in a range of fields: environmental justice, democratic reform, arts and culture, anti-poverty, anti-racism, human rights, ethnocultural and newcomer support, technology, peace and nonviolence, spirituality and wellbeing.

Welcome To The Civic Hub is hosted by Bob Jonkman, and is sponsored by the Social Development Centre of Waterloo Region. Some funding for the Civic Hub is provided by Heritage Canada through the Community Support, Multiculturalism, and Anti-Racism Initiatives Program.

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