On Saturday, 4 June 2022 CKMS-FM held its Volunteer Appreciation Picnic. It was a bit cool, jacket weather, so turnout was lower than expected. But those who came had good conversations, listened to good music, ate good pizza, and had a good time.
The Video Crown the Radio Star award is given to the show that best utilizes the OTF video system to support their program: Felix Ranchero of Atardecer Ranchero / Dusk On Ranch.
The Teamwork Transition award is given to the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on CKMS: Raphael Kanai, DJ Maciek, Andre Brown, and DJDC AJ Baylee of The Wax Jungle and Carmelo Farruggio of Street Hop.
The SoundFM Soldier award is given to two members who have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to keep CKMS Community Radio alive. The term “SoundFM” was once used as the name of the station as community members put in countless hours of volunteer work to keep the station alive: Bob Jonkman and Jeff Stager of the Technical Committee.
Sonic Boom is a throw-back to the old CKMS Sonic Boom awards and is awarded to the best music based program of the year: Nat Persaud of Pressure Drop and Mr. Smart of Requiem For Rock.
The winner of the Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast award is Rob McKenna of Mano A Mano.
The Most Original Program award is given to an original program that you will not find on radio anywhere but on CKMS! Dr. Tikl of Klausterfokken.
The Local Liaison of Canada award is given to a DJ who puts local stories on a national level: The winner is the CKMS Newsroom.
The Best Graphic Material award is given to a program that is creating the best accompanying images for their podcast or program: Rob Curwain of Rob’s Rewind.
The FUNdraiser Of The Year award is given to a FUN spirit during our fundraising efforts: DJ Steel.
The Best Cultural/Culturally Diverse Show is awarded to a show that either features many different cultures or represents a culture that is under-represented in the area: Narine Dat Sookram of Caribbean Spice.
The Best Talk Focus award is given to a show that has had the best talk focused programs for the year: Shyun Atøwn of I Am Everything.
The Best LP Show (LP is “Long Playing”) is awarded to the years best show that has been running for 3+ years: Cam Matthews of Denim Entertainment Radio.
The Community Radio Award is given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about: Jenniefer Stronge (Executive Producer), James Jordan, Jeff Stager, Dylan Bravener, and Bob Jonkman of CKMS Community Connections.
The DJ AdRock Memorial Award for Exceptional DJing is given to a DJ who exemplifies the qualities of the EDJ Academy: Indira Singh of Sargam.
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 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.
The Teamwork Transition award is given to the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on CKMS: The winners are Chris Sherren and Riley Powis from Into The Void and The Riley Powis Show.
The Video King the Radio Star award is given to the show who best utilizes the OTF video system to support their program. The winner is Sean Bush of Reggae Patrol.
The SoundFM Soldier award is given to two members who have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to keep CKMS Community Radio alive. The term “SoundFM” was once used as the name of the station as community members put in countless hours of volunteer work to keep the station alive. The winners are Chris Sherren and Bob Jonkman, both on the Tech Committee.
The Best Cultural/Culturally Diverse show is awarded to a show the best show that either features many different cultures or represents a culture that is under represented in the area. The winner is Bassam Awwad of the Mazaj Show.
The Best LP Show (LP is “Long Playing”) is awarded to the years best show that has been running for 3+ years. The winner is Souljah Sessions.
The Community Radio Award is given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about – COMMUNITY! The winner is Narine Dat Sookram of Let’s Chit Chat With Narine Dat.
The Best Graphic Material award is given to a program who is creating the Best accompanying images for their podcast or program. The winner is Rob McKenna of Mano A Mano.
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: Dylan Bravener, Jeff Stager, Steve Todd, and Bob Jonkman
Theme music by Steven Todd
Join us! CKMS Community Connections Hour One currently airs on Mondays from 11:00am to noon, and Hour Two airs on Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.
Today, we interviewed the Co-Chapter of Fair Vote Canada Bob Jonkman. He educated us about the issues surrounding politics and also educated us about the importance of going to a Proportionate Representation system.
Please check out www.fairvote.ca and sign the petition there to get your voices heard for a Proportionate Representation system. One can also visit the local chapter at http://www.fairvotewrc.ca/.
Fair Vote Canada has the following community consultations scheduled for this year and the dates are as follows:
August 23 – 6:30 p.m.
August 30 – 6:30 p.m.
September 13 – 6:30 p.m.
September 20 – 6:30 pm.
September 27 – 6:30 p.m.
October 4 – 6:30 p.m.
These will be held at Queens Street Commons Cafe. If anyone has any questions, please email Sharon Sommerville at email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fair Vote Canada also had events being held at
Kitchener Public Library – Central Branch from 7 to 8:30 p.m.
Thursday September 8, 2016 Registration Required. One can register by going to www.kpl.org as registration is now up.
6:30 – 8:00 p.m.
Wednesday September 21, 2016
Region of Waterloo Library
New Hamburg Branch
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Wednesday September 28, 2016
Region of Waterloo Library
6:30 to 8:00 p.m.
Thursday September 29, 2016
Region of Waterloo Library
We hope to see you there! Remember, get involved! Here is the interview below. Enjoy!
Bob Jonkman visits our studio today. Bob has lived in the Waterloo Region for 15 years. He has decided to be a candidate for the Green Party by running in the Kitchener-Conestogo riding. Bob brought some great tunes to play.