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CKMS Community Connections for 20 May 2024: Spring 2024 Fundraiser and Jax Rula of WEFT Fest

Show Notes

Spring 2024 Fundraiser

(chart showing the amount of money raised and number of pledges. This is dynamic, the numbers change as pledges are received)
 

Bob makes pitches for the Spring 2024 Fundraiser throughout the show. We’re raising funds to keep Radio Waterloo on the air — money raised will go towards maintenance of our equipment, offsetting increases in rent both for the studio and our transmitter, and generally dealing with inflation. There are prizes of T-shirts from Radio Waterloo, Street Hop, and All Weather Haulage, and CD compilations of music from local musicians.

Make your donation at https://radiowaterloo.ca/give.

Online:

Spring 2024 Fundraiser Wrap-Up Special

Join our Fundraising Committee members on-air as we summarize the fundraiser, and give away the prizes!

WEFT Fest

(headshot of a woman with long blonde hair)
Jax Rula

Bob speaks with Jax Rula of WEFT Fest, the Woolwich Expressions in Fibre Traditions about the name “WEFT Fest”, events taking place, the Vendors’ Market, and some of the other events.

The interview starts at 4m30s.

Online:

WEFT Fest. Woolwich Expressions in Fibre Traditions. (colourful letters, as though they're cut out of cloth)
WEFT Fest Events

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2024-05-20-episode159-Spring-2024-Fundraiser-and-Jax-Rula-of-WEFT-Fest.mp3 (51 MB, 55m10s, episode 159)

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m32s Bob makes a pitch for the Spring 2024 Fundraiser, and introduces the first track.
2m05s Pixels (a mushroom in grass, some dry leaves scattered about)
(single)
Amanda Braam
4m30s Bob speaks with Jax Rula of WEFT Fest. Jax explains that on a loom the “warp” are the strings that go on the loom, and the “weft” are the strings that make the pattern. But WEFT is also the Woolwich Expressions in Fibre Traditions. Jax created a venue, the TriSisters Art House and wanted to be part of the Quilt and Fibre Arts Festival. But the ladies that ran it were retired, and to continue the festival Jax had to change the name. Jax tells us about the TriSisters Art House. It’s busy at the Vendors’ Market; Jax talks with some customers. Talking about some of the other events taking place during the ten days of the festival. Jax tells us about the items in the auction. Jax’s fibre art is dollmaking, and she tells us of alternate fibres, for example, paper. And Jax tells us about the Vendors’ Market in the Timber Barn, and some of the other events.
15m06s Is This Human? (A woman wearing a sari and a steampunk helmet)
(single)
Trina Chakrabarti
19m15s Bob tells listeners how to submit music and continues to pitch for donation throughout the rest of the show.
23m26s Skeletons In The Closet (a mushroom in grass, some dry leaves scattered about)
(singles)
Amanda Braam
28m09s Siren Song
36m46s Inertia Hello Hopeless. Dark Pasts, Brighter Futures. (two large red 'H's on a black background)
Dark Pasts, Brighter Futures
Hello Hopeless
42m25s Hell Or High Water Onion Honey | Hell or High Water (painting of the Carpathia steaming towards the sinking Titanic)
(single)
Onion Honey
50m00s California Living Room. California. (two men sitting in front of a green wall)
(single)
Living Room for Small
51m00s Coffee? Coffee? | The Whythouse | Coffee? |The Whythouse (picture of a diner-in-a-trailer with a signpost "West Side Diner")
(single)
The Whythouse
54m11s End Credits

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Video

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2024 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and derivative works are allowed with attribution to Radio Waterloo and a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

Spring 2024 Fundraising Drive

The Spring 2024 Fundraiser has concluded, but you can still make a regular donation!

Donate

CKMS wants to continue offering a place for community members to have their voices heard on the FM dial and for that we are once again asking for your support.

CKMS has more than 45 locally produced shows made by volunteer hosts from Waterloo region. We also have a professional newsroom covering stories in our community by reporters who live here.

CKMS is a nonprofit radio station with the mission of empowering Waterloo region through radio!

Help us reach our goal of $2,500 by pledging your support using the link below!

Leaderboard

What favourite programs have been supported?

Chart showing how much money has been raised for each show

CKMS Community Connections for 20 November 2023: Fundraising Week and KWCon Music

Show Notes

Program Leaderboard | Friends of CKMS 2023 Fall Fundraising Drive | Requiem For Rock $25 | Radio Nowhare $100 | Pressure Drop $365 | Street Hop $45 | Atardecer Ranchero $50 | Mixtape Monopoly $110 | Virasat Radio $625 | Lijepa Nasa $300 | Bandwidth $25 | 81 82 83 84 $250 | AW@L Radio $40 | Father To Son $103 | The Clean Up Hour $500
2023 Fall Fundraiser Leaderboard

Today I play music from Waterloo Region musicians (“KW Content”), and then talk all over it to request donations for our Fall 2023 Fundraiser. My sincere apologies to all the musicians.

No podcast today. Instead, go out and buy the music I played or go to a concert, and listen to the music as it was meant to be heard.

–Bob.

Index

Time Title Album Artist
1m02s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
1m33s Introduction Piece and Hackerboy CKMS Logo - yellow sunflower with a black centre with diagonal wavies on a circular teal background, transparent background to corners
From a Live, On-Air, In-Studio recording.
CxViolet
6m14s Saved Last Chance to Dance | EVO | Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra (illustration of a vinyl disk, lettering in Art Deco typeface)
Last chance to Dance
Eclectic Vinyl Orchestra
9m42s Nothing factory city | art is war (BW photo of a frog sitting on a skull)
Art is War
Factory City
14m11s Wandering
17m54s Ruby Mae Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown | Double Shot! (Snooky playing harmonica and Mel Brown playing guitar)
Double Shot!
Snooky Pryor & Mel Brown
22m53s Pygmy Blow Dart Oktoberfest Cheer | Max the Axe (beer steins being klinked)
Oktoberfest Cheer
Max The Axe
26m38s Repeated Dreams 78 North (white letters on a purple shield)
(single)
78 North
31m36s Can You See Me Can You See Me? | Courtney Wolfe (line drawing of eyes and eyebrows with a pink flower all on a black background)
(single)
Courtney Wolfe
34m11s Cardinal Red Codename Justine (line drawing of 3/4 of a head wearing a fedora)
(single)
Codename Justine
37m52s Never Be Apart
42m40s Snow Came Falling Snow Came Falling | Carla Muller | 50% of proceeds from sales of this single will benefit our local Food Bank | FoodBank of Waterloo Region (photo of ice and snow laden tree branches)
(single)
Carla Muller
46m36s Wasting My Time (Alyssa DVM wearing a bright green pantsuit sitting on a black leather couch)
(single)
Alyssa DVM
50m11s Miss You Like I Should (double exposure of a man sitting in the grass playing a guitar)
(single)
Arih SK
53m43s Simcoe Mud Jay Linden | Ordinary Sunrise (illustration of a banjo with the resonator illustrated in a First Nations art style)
(single)
Jay Linden
57m23s CCC Theme while Bob gives the end credits. CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
58m26s Interlude III bruises | missy bauman (illustration of a rabbit on its back, a person with horns falling down on the rabbit, surrounded by white flowers, all on a tan background)
Bruises
Missy Bauman

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Video

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for Monday 20 November 2023

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2023 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and derivative works are allowed with attribution to Radio Waterloo and a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

On-Air Funding Drive

Thank You!

Through your support, we are able to continue bringing community access to FM broadcasting in KW! We thank all of our donors and sponsors!

Radio Waterloo has partnered with some generous businesses in our community to thank you for your donation. At the end of the funding drive, we will randomly select a donor to receive each of the following gifts.

  1. FREE FLIGHT FOR 2 from FLAIR AIRLINES
    • From Waterloo Airport (YFK) to anywhere Flair flies.
    • One (1) round-trip flight for two (2) passengers to anywhere Flair flies
    • One (1) big bundle per passenger included
    • Travel must be completed by May 6, 2024
    • Taxes/fees included
    • Subject to availability at the time of booking
    • No blackout dates
  2. Cycling Enthusiast prize pack from ZM CYCLE & FITNESS

    • Continental Grand Prix 5000 tires
    • Select speedometer cycling computer
    • PRO storage bottle
    • PRO aerofuel bag
    • pwr road light
    • FuelBelt bag
    • Ryders glasses
  3. A pair of tickets to see HAYDEN, Nov 29 2023 from MAXWELL’s Concerts and Events
  4. A pair of tickets to see MONOWHALES, Dec 6 2023 from MAXWELL’s Concerts and Events

 


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo Launches On-Air Funding Drive to Raise $10,000 for a State-of-the-Art Digital Studio Mixing Board.

Waterloo, ON – October 20, 2023 – CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo, your trusted source for community-driven radio in the Waterloo region, is thrilled to announce the launch of a special On-Air Funding Drive, scheduled to run from November 8 to November 21 The primary objective of this drive is to raise $10,000 to acquire a cutting-edge studio mixing board that will enhance the quality of our broadcasts and empower our passionate team of volunteers.

This fundraising campaign reflects CKMS’s unwavering commitment to providing the community with diverse and engaging radio content. As a non-profit, volunteer-driven station, we rely on the generous support of our listeners, local businesses, and community members to continue delivering high-quality programming and support the creative voices of the region.

A studio mixing board is at the heart of our broadcast operations, ensuring that every show, interview, and music selection sounds its best. The new mixing board will enable CKMS-FM to elevate the overall listening experience and facilitate smoother show production. By upgrading this critical piece of equipment, we aim to enhance our ability to serve the community even better, by providing the latest professional equipment with which community show hosts can gain knowledge and experience.

“CKMS-FM has been a vital part of the Waterloo community for 46 years, connecting people, and providing a platform for local artists, musicians, and diverse voices,” says Nat Persaud, CKMS-FM’s President. “We’re excited about this funding drive, as it allows us to enhance our mission and improve our services to the community.”

During the funding drive, CKMS-FM will host special programming, live interviews, and interactive events featuring community leaders, artists, and musicians. Listeners can tune in to 102.7 FM or stream the station online at radiowaterloo.ca to participate in this exciting event and contribute to our cause.

There are multiple ways for community members to show their support:

  1. **Donate**: Fill in our
  2. **Become a Member**: Join the CKMS-FM family by becoming a member of the station and enjoy exclusive perks.
  3. **Sponsor a Show**: Local businesses and organizations can sponsor a show and receive recognition on the air.
  4. **Volunteer**: Get involved in station activities and share your talents with the community.
  5.  

CKMS-FM would like to thank its dedicated listeners and supporters for their continued commitment to community radio. Together, we can reach our funding goal and ensure the station continues to be a vibrant hub for local voices and diverse content.

For more information about the On-Air Funding Drive and CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo, please visit radiowaterloo.ca or contact office@radiowaterloo.ca.

About CKMS-FM Radio Waterloo:

CKMS-FM is a non-profit, volunteer-driven community radio station serving the Waterloo region. We provide a platform for diverse voices, music, and ideas, fostering a stronger sense of community and connectivity in the region.

CKMS Community Connections for 19 June 2023: Fundraising and KWCon Music

Show Notes

Wavy music staff with treble clef in the centre
A KWCon Musical Score

It’s the last day of spring for CKMS Community Connections, and time for our annual Spring Funding Drive! If you’re a fan of CCC or just Community Radio in general, help keep CKMS-FM on the air with a donation! Radio Waterloo is a cooperative, so you can become a member with a donation of $24 or more. Then you’ll get a vote in how the station is run, and you’ll get to host an episode of CKMS Community Connections!

At Radio Waterloo we do things you don’t hear on mainstream radio stations: Live, On-Air, In-Studio performances by local musicians; Extended interviews with local service agencies, advocacy groups, and social justice activists; In-depth reporting and analysis of local news; News programs from across Canada and the world; and, of course, as much local music as we can get our hands on.

Today I’m doing an all-music show with some of that local music (sorry, no podcast or bonus video!) to showcase Waterloo Region musicians, but it’s also because I’m so very behind in writing up the show notes and producing the podcasts for the last few CKMS Community Connections episodes with in-studio musicians. The music in-studio has been great, but the broadcasts and audio files have not always been so good. That’s because our studio equipment is older than most of the performers, and parts of it need repair or replacement. The sound board is missing some channels, the microphones need refurbishing, our transmitter is weak… We’d like to get a new transmitter so our signal reaches all parts of Waterloo Region, but the budget for equipment replacement got eaten up by the 50% increase in rent this year. So we really need your donation!

Thanx,
–Bob.

Donate: https://radiowaterloo.ca/donate

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
0m43s Did I Ever Tell You? Cameronoise | A Henry Shade of Winkler (a cat peeking from the top edge of the picture at spider in the lower right corner)
A Henry Shade of Winkler
Cameronoise
4m44s Wish You Could See Yourself
7m40s Free Free (JSJ sitting on a grassy field wearing a white dress, surrounded by flowers)
(single)
JSJ (Joshua Säde James)
11m07s The Squig Space Kitchen (illustration of a frying pan with text across it, white on a blue background)
EP
Space Kitchen
12m47s Zoo Keeper
15m09s what’s my issue (idk) Social Cues (letters as though cut from a magazine in ransom note style, on a wavy purple background)
(single)
Living Room for Small
19m05s Social Cues
21m26s Twelve Bar Prescription FOG Blues & Brass Band | Twelve Bar Prescription (B&W photo of band members centered on a blue background, typeface as though made from shiny cut metal)
Twelve Bar Prescription
The FOG Blues & Brass Band
24m50s Hey Lucy
29m00s For Old Henry Foul Weather Friends | Onion Honey (illustration of a snail on a mushroom, a mouse, and two frogs, all sheltering from the rain under a leaf)
Foul Weather Friends
Onion Honey
32m15s Justified Shuffle
35m27s Forwell (illustration of a plant with a pink flower, with leaves and stem under water)
Habitat
Waterfowl
38m37s All My Time
43m36s Why? Here Between | Eric Bolton (photos in primary colour stripes)
Here Between
Eric Bolton
46m38s Lessons In Love
50m34s Best bruises | missy bauman (illustration of a rabbit on its back, a person with horns falling down on the rabbit, surrounded by white flowers, all on a tan background)
Bruises
Missy Bauman with Ben Worcester
53m51s Finding My Wings Finding My Wings | Natalia Valencia (Natalia with her face to the side, apparently spinning around, hair flying away)
(single)
Natalia Valencia
57m17s Bob gives the end credits.
58m18s Spotlight On (white square, letterboxed in a rectangle, in the centre of another square, there is a faint outline of someting rectangular in the inside white square)
dana sonic

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs alternate Fridays from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at ccc@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Support Permanent Funding for CKMS!

Dear CKMS listener,

The federal government is currently working on the budget for April 1, 2023 to March 30, 2024. The Community Radio Fund of Canada alongside the three main community radio associations (The Association des radiodiffuseurs communautaires du Québec (“ARCQ”), l’Alliance des radios communautaires du Canada (“ARCC”), and the National Campus and Community Radio Association/Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires (“NCRA/ANREC”)) are currently doing a lot of work, demonstrating the impacts of the community radio sector and how regular financial support of the sector will have enormous impacts.  We are at a critical time in the outreach efforts where your participation as a listener is incredibly important.

At this time, we are focusing on two areas of importance that will bring direct funding to CKMS alongside Campus/Community radio stations across Canada:

1) The extension and expansion of the Local Journalism Initiative (we currently have 41 stations with paid journalists on the ground), as the 5-year program is about to enter its final year without a plan after 2024 to renew the program. We are looking for that program to expand to $20 million a year and make it permanent.

2) Establish a 25 million dollar annual Community Broadcasting Fund to be distributed among all stations. This fund would support all licensed broadcasters, with core and stable funding.

Our goal is to now have as many listeners of community radio stations as possible contact their local Member of Parliament (MP) so that they are aware of the sector and this pitch for support so that we have a better chance of having this included in the next federal budget.

Attached is a letter template which we ask that you copy, add your name to, and send to our local MPs in Kitchener-Waterloo.

DOWNLOAD: Letter in support of CKMS-FM

We thank you for your support!

Nat Persaud

President –  Radio Waterloo Inc.

CKMS Community Connections for 19 August 2022: Fundraising and KWCon

Show Notes

Screenshot of Radio Waterloo web page "Funding Drive 2022"
Screenshot of the Radio Waterloo website showing the “Funding Drive 2022”
Radio Waterloo is having its On-Air Funding Drive for 2022, so Bob Jonkman makes a pitch for donations and plays new KWCon music by artists from Waterloo Region and the surrounding area.

Podcast

Download: ckms-community-connections-2022-08-19-episode099.mp3 (54.7 MB, 56m57s, episode 099)

Index

Time Title Album Artist
0m00s Theme for CKMS Community Connections ccc CKMS Sunflower logo (yellow petals surrounding a black centre with white wavies all on a teal background)
CKMS Community Connections
Steve Todd
1m08s Extended Heatwarning Ponysapien (clouds over water, coloured with a spectrum of colours)
Ponysapien
Ponysapien
4m08s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
8m46s On My Own JI (white lowercase outline letters on a black background with an octave of piano keys below)
Creative Record Initiative 2022
Fredlyne Kayee & Demaya Green
10m57s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
13m45s The Guns of Brixton The Clash  London Calling (B&W photo of a man smashing a guitar, vertical pink letters for "London" on the left, horizontal green letters for "Calling" on the bottom)
London Calling
The Clash
16m44s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
17m01s The Guns of Brixton Abolition Now! (black upper case letters drawn on an orange background surrounded by explosion lines)
Abolition Now!
The Soviet Influence
20m20s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the wrong music.
23m43s Happy Song Good To See You | Henry Taylor (B&W photo of Henry Taylor wearing a winter coat and hat in a forest)
Good To See You
Henry Taylor
26m06s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the wrong music again.
28m55s Leave It Alone Good To See You | Henry Taylor (B&W photo of Henry Taylor wearing a winter coat and hat in a forest)
Good To See You
Henry Taylor
29m14s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the correct music.
29m22s Washout Dreamer The Lamaas | Landsdowne Mixtapes (collage of photos of lizards, Toronto landmarks, and the musicians on a bridge)
Landsdowne Mixtapes
The Lamaas
31m53s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the correct music again.
32m23 Watching You Watching You | by Anya Mia (four eyes in four squares, alternating white and blue filters)
(single)
Anya Mia
36m40s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
40m36s Blind Eye 4 Walls 4 Chords / Blind Eye / Skyline / 5 Star Family | Basement City View | Lyssa & the Try-Tones (sepia photo of Lyssa playing  an electro-acoustic guitar and singing into a microphone)
Basement City View
Lyssa & the Try-Tones
43m52s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
45m50s When Your Lover Has Gone Joe Coughlin | Dedicated to You |  featuring | Bernie Senensky | Neil Swainson | Terry Clarke | Ryan Oliver (photo of hands and forearms on the left, text on black background on the right)
Dedicated to You
Joe Coughlin
48m29 Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and introduces the music.
51m06s Moonray (Who Needs the Sun Anymore) Impossible World | Wilfred N & the Grown Men (B&W photo of a dog with long fur laying on the ground)
Impossible World
Wilfred N & the Grown Men
55m10s Bob makes another pitch for fundraising, and gives the end credits.

CKMS Community Connections Hour One airs on CKMS-FM 102.7 on Monday from 11:00am to Noon, and Hour Two airs on Friday from 3:00pm to 4:00pm.

Got music, spoken word, or other interesting stuff? Let us know at office@radiowaterloo.ca or leave a comment on our “About” page.

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Bonus Footage

YouTube: CKMS Community Connections for 19 August 2022

Show notes and podcast interview content is Copyright © 2022 by the participants, and released under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution Only license. Copy, re-use, and derivative works are allowed with attribution to Radio Waterloo and a link to this page. Music selections are copyright by the respective rights holders.

Funding Drive 2022

August 2022 – As CKMS enters its 45th year on the FM airwaves, Radio Waterloo is pleased to announce the Friends Of CKMS Funding Drive (August 14th to 27th both inclusive). The drive aims to raise a minimum of $10,270 to support the ongoing operations of our non-profit, volunteer-run, community radio station.

We are counting on your support!

Background

Radio Waterloo evolved from the Broadcasting Club at the University of Waterloo which was operating in the early to mid 1960’s. CRTC-licensed since 1977, CKMS is 45 years on the FM airwaves!

The radio station is entirely run by volunteers and does not receive any ongoing funding from the government or universities. The majority of our operations are funded by the on-air hosts and donations from the community. The station provides a unique service to the KW region by being a voice on radio for the different cultural communities and alternate content not available on commercial radio.

Radio is a resource. With most people having access to a radio, the FM broadcast is a powerful tool to connect listeners with programs. CKMS wants to enable content creators in KW to be heard on FM. We provide training and facilities for anyone to operate their own show and the freedom to choose their own content (within CRTC regulations).

CKMS is a leader in Canadian radio. We were one of the quickest stations to adapt to the lock down, enabling shows to get back on air from home studios streaming to our transmitter via the internet. And due to our cooperative funding model, our broadcast maximizes content by not depending on advertising. We also broadcast online and can do video streaming from our studio.

Why should you give?

By giving to CKMS, you ensure a solid platform on which our community can stand. You put radio in the hands of people, so that the innovative ideas and rich experiences of Kitchener-Waterloo can be expressed. You enable the alternative to a platform that is dominated by the same old songs.

Be sure to mention your favorite show when you pledge!

Friends of CKMS Funding Drive 2021

DONATE!

 

May 5, 2021 – CKMS recently attained a significant milestone in Canadian community radio history: 40 years on the FM airwaves. Unfortunately, our world was hit by the devastating effect of Covid-19 during the year 2020. But we were resilient! We survived the worst part. CKMS 102.7FM (Radio Waterloo) is pleased to announce the Friends Of CKMS Fundraiser Drive (May 7-May 20 Extended to 24 May!, 2021 both inclusive). We are counting on your support! Starting on May 7th, 2021, the fundraiser aims to raise a minimum of $1,000 to support the ongoing operations of our non-profit, volunteer-run, community radio station. And we need your support. Programmer participation to drive this funding initiative is very important! Many local businesses have generously contributed prizes for the event to support the fundraising and help make the fundraising drive a successful event. This year, we want to make it better!

Background

Radio Waterloo evolved from the Broadcasting Club /Broadcasting Association at the University of Waterloo which was operating in the early to mid 1960’s. CRTC-licensed since 1977, CKMS recently passed 40 years on the FM airwaves. The radio station is entirely run by volunteers and does not receive any ongoing funding from the government or universities. The majority of our operations are funded by grants, programming fees paid by the on-air hosts and donations from the community. The station provides a unique service to the KW region by being a voice for the different cultural communities and alternate content not available on commercial radio.

 

Friends of CKMS Funding Drive 2020

The Annual “Friends of CKMS” Funding Drive is on from October 25 to November 7. Please support your favorite show on CKMS as they ask for your support!

DONATE!

Radio Waterloo IS:

  • community run, community funded, community minded
  • non-profit, non-boring, non-traditional
  • committed to training community members in the techniques of broadcasting.
  • committed to serving the needs of community groups.
  • committed to showing the true diversity of Waterloo Region

Radio Waterloo DOES:

  • introduce our listeners to new ideas, perspectives, and music
  • broadcast shows in many languages, serving many cultural communities
  • emphasize exposure of issues and activities that are important to the local community
  • support local arts talent
  • play music that you won’t hear on commercial radio
  • broadcasts news, analysis and discussion that you won’t hear on commercial radio

Program Leaderboard

Anna Kuepfer, Jen Wilson & Jolene Knott

Anna, Jen, Jolene

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Started in 2018 by Anna Kuepfer, Abigail Loewen and Leah Wouda , SheCycle aims to end the cycle of poverty for women in Uganda with a focus on menstrual hygiene. SheCycle is creating an antimicrobial and reusable menstrual pad that is environmentally friendly, creates employment and has a sustainable business model. In 2019 the trio from University of Waterloo SheCycle project took the top prize of $30,000 in the World’s Challenge Challenge beating 17 other universities from 9 countries at an international competition where students pitch their ideas to address a global issue.

Lipoffkw is KW’s only lip-sync battle fundraiser. The team is entirely volunteer and made up of 4 local women Tiffany Iden, Jen Wilson, Jolene Knott, and Rebecca Petricevic who organize the most fun fundraiser. They have raised almost $10,000 for local charities and each year, they choose a different benefiting cause. In the past funds were raised for St. Mary’s General Hospital Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Centre, St Mary’s General Hospital , YWCA KW, Homelessness Housing Umbrella Group and this year they are supporting ALL IN 2020. They strongly believe, together as a community we can end homelessness in Waterloo Region.

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Denim Radio Episode 180! 2019 CKMS Funding Drive set! Guest DJ Hyper Kid and B2B DJ Denim!!!

Denim Radio Episode 180 LIVE in studio tonight!

Denim Radio Ep. 180

Ep. 180 features a local guest DJ Hyper Kid coming in to hold down a Hype set while we promote the CKMS 2019 Funding Drive!!! If you like the set and its’ getting you hype donate to community radio of Waterloo today!
100% of donations going to your non for profit community radio station!

Denim Radio 8-9 PM
DJ Hyper Kid 8-8:30 PM
Hyper Kid B2B Denim 8:30-9 PM

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Dr Jodi Rosner , Leya Oommen & Ellen Brisley

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Dr. Jodi Rosner, an assistant professor with McMaster University. Her practice is quite diverse, she has an outpatient office where she sees a wide variety of patients. At Grand River Hospital she is one of the pediatrician part of POGO (Pediatric Oncology Group of Ontario) where she cares for the children of KW with cancer. In addition, Dr. Rosner has a pediatric diabetic clinic.
Inspired by the children with cancer who she cared for, some of them who have lost their battle to cancer, she took her love and hobby of running and turned it into a charity. She founded Kitchener kids with Cancer Run/Walk which raises money for our local children with cancer (through POGO).
Dr. Jodi Rosner shared the stories of real people, the survivors of cancer, the struggles and challenges families go through and how raising money for this event has helped to financially support the families and fund further research. It is also an event that has allowed families to honour the angels who have lost their battle to cancer.

Inspired by the worst floods in the state of Kerala, India in over a century, a pair of 14-year-old girls from #KW created an app to help with disaster aid, resulting in them winning a North American competition.
Leya Oommen and classmate Ellen Brisley, who coined themselves ‘String Theorists,’ developed AID as part of a pitch for the Technovation competition, where they were named the junior winners of the North American regional semifinals. They are the regional winners in each division, beating 38 other teams in the North American semifinals.

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CKMS March Madness Fundraiser 2019

CKMS FUNDRAISER 2019

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo and 3 Nines Compact Cassettes Presents:

CKMS March Madness Fundraiser 2019!

(a.k.a. 3 Nines Fest Part III)

A three event fundraiser festival to raise money for CKMS Radio Waterloo. Come out and help a local community radio station survive another 41 years in our region!

Musical acts will be provided at each venue as well as raffle prizes to be won at each event!


Event 1:


Thursday, 28 March 2019, Ages 19+

Venue: Harmony Lunch Uptown Waterloo

8:00pm to Midnight

ACTS:

DJ Crease (DJ between sets – KW)

Event 2:


Friday, 29 March 2019
Venue:The Elvis Freshley Jam Studio (RSVP / Message for address)

7pm to Midnight

ACTS:

Event 3:


Saturday, 30 March 2019, Ages 19+
Venue: KW Boathouse, Victoria Park

7pm to 1am

ACTS:

Hosted by:

Denim Entertainment Kitchener Waterloo DJ Services/ DJ Denim Intermission sets (Denim Radio on 102.7 FM – KW)

https://www.mixcloud.com/DenimnZeebrat/

LIVE2AIR on CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo – 7pm to 9pm!


March 28th, 29th, 30th 2019

$25 for all three events or $10 per event

all money goes to CKMS

Brought to you by 3 Nines Radio, Glue Gun Records, No Funeral Records, Denim Entertainment Kitchener Waterloo DJ Services…..


Poster by Malcolm Klimowicz

Thank you, thank you, thank you

The Friends of CKMS Appreciation Event was a great success!

Huge thanks to all that came out to support our funding drive.

The donors, the performers, the volunteers, together you made this all happen.

Thank you to Descendants for hosting us. A great venue, great staff, greet food, great beer…. how many times can you say great in a sentence? As many times as it applies.

More details to come, so stay tuned. And keep it tuned to 102.7FM- CKMS! Radio Waterloooooooo!

We had tons of great prizes won last night. Check out this page for info on the fine organizations that generously donated items to makes this possible: http://radiowaterloo.ca/give/thankyou/

CKMS celebrates over 40 years on air with funding drive

The Spring Friends of CKMS 2018 Funding Drive may be over however we need your help all year round. Head over to http://radiowaterloo.ca/donate/ to make your donation.

Thank you for your support.

 

 

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Go to  radiowaterloo.ca/give to donate now! Limited time, order your very own CKMS 6 pack of locally brewed beer at www.descendantsbeer.com/ckms. Hurry, sales ends March 18th! The sale benefits the Friends of CKMS Funding Drive

 

While our 2018 Friends of CKMS Funding Drive officially ended with a great evening of celebration on March 24th, you still have time to get involved.

The limited edition CKMS 6 pack of locally-brewed craft beer can still be ordered for a few more days.  Get your order in now! Link above

Donations are still being accepted via our funding page for a few more days if you didn’t get a chance to donate: radiowaterloo.ca/give.

 

 


For Immediate Release

CKMS celebrates over 40 years on air with funding drive

Kitchener, March 1st 2018 – CKMS recently attained a significant milestone in Canadian community radio history: 40 years on the FM airwaves. As part of the 40th anniversary celebrations, CKMS 102.7FM (Radio Waterloo) is pleased to announce the Friends Of CKMS Funding Drive (March 10-24th 2018

Starting on March 10th 2018, the fundraiser aims to raise $2500 to support the ongoing operations of the non-profit, volunteer-run, community radio station.

The fundraiser, involving on-air requests from the various shows and programmers, will culminate in an exclusive Friends of CKMS Appreciation Event on March 24th 2018.

The Appreciation Event is held at Descendants Brewery in Kitchener, with live performances from local musicians: The Jenny Howes Duo, Crimson Breed & The Faulty Rivals.

Access to the event will be offered to donors first. Many local businesses have generously contributed prizes for the event to support the fundraising and help make the event a wonderful climax to the 2 week funding drive.

 

Background

Radio Waterloo evolved from the Broadcasting Club / Broadcasting Association at the University of Waterloo which was operating in the early to mid 1960’s. CRTC-licensed since 1977, CKMS recently celebrated 40 years on the FM airwaves.

Today the station is also streamed on Rogers Cable (946) and worldwide thru radiowaterloo.ca and the TuneIn app in addition to 102.7 FM.

The radio station is entirely run by volunteers and does not receive any ongoing funding from government or universities.

The majority of our operations are funded by programming fees paid by the on-air hosts and donations from the community.

The station provides a unique service to the KW region by being a voice for the different cultural communities and alternate content not available on commercial radio.

 

For further information, please contact: Dan Kellar Vice-President, Radio Waterloo Inc. dan@radiowaterloo.ca

 

 

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CKMS MEGA CD (AND VINYL) SALE

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
283 Duke St West
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CKMS’s Annual Friends of SoundFM Funding Drive – Sept 22nd-Oct 6th

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From September 22nd to October 6th CKMS will be hosting our annual friends of SoundFM funding drive, and today I’m asking you to support Waterloo Region’s community and campus radio station as we head into our 40th year.

If you have the means please visit soundfm.ca/donate to find out how you can financially support the station, and become a member of the CKMS radio community.

Thank you for continuing to tune in to and supporting 100.3 SoundFM!

#RadioWaterloo
#KWAwesome


Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop! A SoundFM Pledge Drive

SoundFM is reaching out to our community of listeners to continue our legacy of accessible community media. So, we have launched the “Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop!” pledge drive.

How You Can Help:

Canada Helps

If you have an interest in broadcasting, music, sales, office management, local news, computer programming or just want to bake us some cookies, your knowledge and talents are welcomed! Our programmers coop is always seeking new folks to sustain our existence.

If you are involved with a business or social organization that wants to inform this community of your services, don’t hesitate to contact us about our advertising options. Call 519-886-2567 (CKMS).

You can also help by way of financial donation Tax receipts are available for amounts of $10 or more.

Cheques can be made payable to:
SoundFM
220 King St North
Unit G
Waterloo Ontario
N2J 2Y7

You can also help us with your generous donation online!
Visit www.soundfm.ca or www.canadahelps.org and type in SOUNDFM!

Thank you for advocating for Community Media.

Our Mission:
SoundFM is committed to broadcasting innovative programming that provides an alternative to other local media outlets in the surrounding Waterloo region.