On the Monday 16th of October, 11 AM, CKMS Community Connections we talked with DJ Mophead!
It was an amazing conversation, and we learned a lot about how little Richard back in the day, when he was nine years’ old, discovered Hip Hop. Til he had an opportunity to start a show with CKMS, and quite the show at that. DJ Mophead had prepared daytime friendly tunes:
Skyblew x Navo the Maestro – Light Switch
Aesop Rock – Blood Sandwich
6 Dogs – Plant Life
Blu – j e s u s
Childish Gambino – Waiting
Bloquera – Back to the Grind Again
It was friggen awesome
Check it out The Clean-Up Hour sometime: Thursdays 12 midnight til 2 am
Waterloo – “We have not been able to engage with any of our listeners on those platforms… We’re just getting caught up in it and it is not very fair to us.” is how Radio Waterloo’s president Nat Persaud responded when asked by CKMS News about the effects of Meta’s actions which de-platformed and restricted the community radio station’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
Similar to many community radio station across the country, Radio Waterloo, also known as CKMS, started to see restrictions on Facebook posts in August, and by September the station’s Facebook posts and profile were not viewable by folks inside of Canada. In early October, Radio Waterloo’s Instagram account had the same restrictions.
Meta has introduced restrictions on their platforms in response to the Canadian government’s bill C-18, which became law in June 2023 and is on track to come into full force in December. The bill, known as the Online News Act, in part seeks to impose fees on large social media and search engine companies for allowing Canadian created news content to be shared as links on their platforms, in effect charging the internet companies for re-publishing content if they profit from the interaction through selling advertising space or collecting and selling user info.
At this time, only Google and Meta meet the triggering guidelines of the legislation, though if other companies increase their revenues or presence in Canada, they too would have to follow the new regulations. Google has said they will implement their reaction to C-18 in December, with the delisting of news from the platform.
For today’s show, CKMS News spoke with CKMS President Nat Persaud and CKMS News editor Bob Jonkman, who are both members of the station’s technical team, and Barry Rooke, the executive director of the National Community and Campus Radio Association. The interviews included questions about the effects of bill C-18 on station operations, adaptations to the social media restrictions (like joining the fediverse), and ideas of the role of the government in funding community radio and local news.
For more in-depth background and analysis on Bill C-18, lawyer Michael Geist has discussed C-18 thoroughly on his website and podcast, which you can find at michaelgeist.ca/tag/c-18/
Denim Radio Ep. 167 LIVE in-studio tonight on 102.7 FM locally #Kitchener #waterloo or stream at www.radiowaterloo.ca/listen
Tonight’s episode features a non-stop DJ mix show of some of the best in bass music! Great tracks including @fabioandgrooverider @djguv @felckin @endormusicuk @camokrooked @rusko and many more.
Lock Denim in at 8 PM EST and ride the rollercoaster of bass!!!
Join CKMS-FM broadcasters Francis Claire, Cameron Matthews, Natty Physicist live on-site this Saturday November 17th at the Beat Goes-On (Waterloo) Live on location and Live-To-Air on 102.7 CKMS Radio Waterloo !!! Live bands will be playing on-site and in-store performances including a live b-day performance by Ned Flangers!!
2-4 PM !
As part of CKMS 102.7FM – RadioWaterloo’s 40th year celebrations, we are having our largest CD sale of the year.
This is your chance to browse through the hundreds (and hundreds) of CD’s that Radio Waterloo has accumulated over the years.
Every genre imaginable, covering many many years of the Radio Waterloo history.
Come one, come all to pick up CD’s you simply will not find anywhere else at insanely cheap prices…and there will be a LIMITED amount of vinyl LP’s available, though we do not expect them to last long.
The best part? Every penny you spend will help fund Radio Waterloo so we can continue providing the community the very best radio experience.
This great event is happening on November 25th from 8am to 2pm at the Radio Waterloo studio at
Lyndon Fish Pond is sponsoring an event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region. Join us Saturday June 3 at 11 AM for this event as we live stream on the FM band and from our website.
Lyndon Fishing Pond is proud to be sponsoring Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region this Saturday, June 3 from 9:30 to 12:30. Bigs and Littles will be joining us for a “Kids Workshop” to learn how to fish along with a cooking demonstration by Chef Justin Bronson. The Fishing Pond will be open to customers our regular hours of 9 am to 6 pm. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a leading child and youth mentoring charity that facilitates life-changing relationships that inspire and empower children and youth to reach their potential.
Here it is folks: The 1st podcast from MyAudioFace.
Our special show featuring metal covers, recorded on May 3rd 2017, gets the distinction of being our 1st podcast.
Featured in this podcast Judas Priest covers Joan Baez, Disturbed covers Simon & Garfunkel, Avenged Sevenfold covers Pantera, and Halestorm totally rocks a Skid Row classic. Oh and there’s more, much more, including a Britney Spears song!
This podcast and video have been a long time in the making. This was filmed as Radio Waterloo was leaving the 108 King Street Studio Location. Because of that the audio is a bit glitchy in the podcast but as you can tell in the video above the harmonies provided by the Alpacas were unwavering.
Check out this amazing band in the video above and podcast below.
Last night on the SoundFM program “Electrifying Sessions”, DJ Jeff E Jeff released Season 2 Episode 2: Interrogations from the series “The Electrifying Adventures of DJ Jeff E Jeff”. This episodes is the 10th installment in the series. Artwork for this episode was created by Sophia Westrop.
We continue to feature great Canadian Bands in this series. Here is the next group of great Canadian bands (in order of appearance):
Coming up on February 28th CKMS is having a station fundraiser at the Button Factory with Live Acts that are TBA in the upcoming week (possibly on the Mano A Mano show) Just by attending a great show you are supporting the station but there is sure to be some great draws etc!
If online is more your thing…..you can support this station kickstarter that is a station promoter and you will also be supporting Canadian multi-media comic book history!
Click the image below to go to the kickstarter page!
This October we ventured out to Wektoberfest which was an AWESOME day!
I got there after all the Dragons Den festivities went down, but after talking with a few Toronto business owners (who thought I was in one of the bands) they said that the morning was was awesome too! Perhaps they got lucky and Mike Wekerle liked their business!?!
The early part of the festival was a time for business owners to mingle, connect and to pitch their idea and possibly get feedback or funding from the newest dragon Mike Wekerle. Check out the event website here: http://www.wektoberfest.com/
Upon thinking about it later…it would have been good to see if he was interested in a Canadian Arts and Culture promoting Audio Comic…. I didn’t look into all that part before the festival and at one point I had a millionaire (!?!) dancing right beside me! Anyways, I went for the great music he brought in: Kandle and 54-40. Kandle was playing a wicked set (this is the first time I have seen her live) when Mike Wekerle got on stage with Neil Osborne and danced in the background as seen above. The Kandle set was sooo good! I was able to chat with her briefly about it before one of my favourite bands of all time got to the stage!
As always 54-40 played a great flawless set! What was fun, the crowd was challenged to out-sing Mike Wekerle who was singing back-up at one point. The crowd was right into the 54-40 hits and were obviously right into this request. Then to close out the set…I have never seen 54-40 do this before, they invited anyone on the stage to dance with them.
This whole evening was quite exciting and I would have to say that my first Wektoberfest was a HIT! I hope Mike Wekerle will run this event yearly!!!