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2023 Golden MP3 Award Winners

You are invited! | CKMS Golden MP3 Awards Party 2024 | At Ouroboros Sports Lounge | Refreshments 5pm | Awards 6pm | Live Performances 7pm | * Burnaby * Eddy * Tristan Stronge * HolliZay * | DJ: Carmelo & Nattyphysicist | MARCH.9.2024 | 101 Hazelglen Dr. Kitchener | CKMS-FM 102.7 RADIOWATERLOO.CA The Golden MP3 Awards were awarded at the CKMS Golden MP3 Awards Party 2024 held at the Ouroboros Sports Lounge on 9 March 2024. And also on 10 March 2024, since the party went long into the night.

There was entertainment by Jordan Kalist, Atomica, Tristan Stronge, Eddy Cabral, Burnaby, and HolliZay, with DJ Natty Physicist and DJ Carmelo filling in between sets. And the evening was Live-To-Air on CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo, so a good time was had by all, even those who couldn’t be there in person.

Coral Andrews response to recognition of 45 years at CKMS

Radio Waterloo audio: coral-andrews-golden-MP3-awards-march-9-2024.mp3, 2m54s, 2 MBytes

 

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The 2023 Golden MP3 Award Winners

DJ AdRock Memorial Award
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | DJ AdRock Memorial Award | 2012 - DJ Steel | 2013 - DJ Saviour | 2014 - The NattyPhysicist | 2015 - DJ Jeff E Jeff | 2016 - Moses Bogart | 2017 - Pete Fowler | 2018 - DJ Raph Kanai | 2019 - Francis Claire | 2020 - Indira Singh | 2021 - Late Night Vibes | 2023 - Father To Son
DJ AdRock Memorial Award: 2023 – Father To Son

The DJ Adrock Memorial Award for Exceptional DJing goes to 2G1WKBA Indie rock round composition. Color illustration of music-related objects such as guitar, sound amplifier, rock inscriptions. Template for posterFather To Son, hosted by Ben Van Osch and Gary Van Osch.

LP Show
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best LP Show | 2013 - Mano A Mano | 2014 - Mano A Mano | 2015 - Mano A Mano | 2016 - Mano A Mano | 2017 - So Old it's New | 2018 - Rebel Time Radio | 2019 - Souljah Sessions | 2020 - Denim Entertainment | 2021 - Street Hop | 2023 - Interzone
Best LP Show: 2023 – Interzone

The LP Show is awarded to a great Long Playing show that has been on the air for three or more years. It goes to (colour solarized photo of a woman with long hair, looking a bit surprised)Interzone, hosted by Squeeky Submersive.

Freshest Beats
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Freshest Beats | 2013 - Friday Night Rockabilly | 2014 - The Electrifying Sessions | 2015 - The Lost Indie City | 2016 - Ska Party/Radio Hootenany | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - Requiem For Rock | 2019 - Golden Record | 2020 - Changemakers Without Borders & Val Scheer's Eclectic Garage | 2021 - Truth Radio | 2023 - Through The Static
Freshest Beats: 2023 – Through The Static

Freshest Beats is awarded to a show in the first three years of existence: Through The Static (black letters on a background of B&W television static, with a sound waveform running between the words)Through The Static hosted by Jordan Kalist.

Community Radio Award
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Community Radio Award | 2013 - DJ Zach (Highbrau) | 2014 - Moses Bogart (local 1/2 hr.) | 2015 - DJ Carmelo (fresh 5) | 2016 - DJ JD (TUSP) | 2017 - Mr. K (MyAudioFace) | 2018 - 3 nines Radio (LTA) | 2019 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2020 - Community Connections | 2021 - Bollywood Mirchi | 2023 - Atardecer Ranchero
Community Radio Award: 2023 – Atardecer Ranchero

Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567Atardecer Ranchero hosted by DJ Felix Ranchero wins the Community Radio Award, given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about.

Best Talk Focus
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Talk Focus | 2019 - Community Connections | 2020 - I am Everything | 2021 - Requiem For Rock | 2023 - Story Telling
Best Talk Focus: 2023 – Story Telling

The most interesting spoken word and informative talk program was voted Story Telling with Kerime Carpan.

Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse | 2016 - Caribbean Spice | 2017 - Dominican Culture | 2018 - Mazaj Show | 2019 - Mazaj Show | 2020 - Caribbean Spice | 2021 - Atardecer Ranchero | 2023 - Mazaj Show
Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse: 2023 – Mazaj Show

This award is given to either the best show expanding the cultural diversity of the station or a show that features many diverse cultures or features a culture that is under-represented in the area. The award goes to Mazaj Show... Ahla Show | on Waterloo Radio 102.7 with Bassam AwwadMazaj Show produced by Bassam Awwad.

Best Graphic Material
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Graphic Material | 2015 - Audio Tsunami | 2016 - Street Hop & Souljah Sessions | 2017 - BoD - CKMS Logo | 2018 - Wide World of Motor Sport | 2019 - Mano A Mano | 2020 - Rob's Rewind | 2021 - Community Connections | 2023 - From The Void
Best Graphic Material: 2023 – From The Void

From The Void hosted by Chris Sherren wins for the show with best supporting images either through a poster, logo, or website posts.

Most Original Program
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Most Orginal Program | 2014 - The Agriculture Show | 2015 - Thanks for listening & Blue Sky Horse Radio | 2016 - Radio Absurdica | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - VMedia | 2019 - Tolking Cannabis | 2020 - Klausterfokken | 2021 - Sargam | 2023 - Unlimited Fortune
Most Original Program: 2023 – Unlimited Fortune

Most Original Program goes to Unlimited Fortune (a ceramic(?) head painted red on a green background with yellow lettering)Unlimited Fortune with Stephen Baltus and John Keating for a show that is very original and can only be found on Radio Waterloo.

The Sonic Boom Award
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Sonic Boom Award | 2018 - Mano A Mano | 2019 - Pressure Drop | 2020 - Pressure Drop & Requiem for Rock | 2021 - It's A Vibe with Sherice | 2023 - Truth Radio
Sonic Boom Award: 2023 – Truth Radio

Truth Radio hosted by Mandeep Chagger wins the Sonic Boom Award. The name is an homage to the old sonic boom awards and is given to a show playing great music.

SoundFM Soldier
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | SoundFM Soldier | 2013 - Dan, Nat (station move) | 2014 | Mark, Dan (CRTC license) | 2015 - Mark, Nat (station move) | 2016 - Nat, Cam (station running) | 2017 - Nat, Rob (OTF grant) | 2018 - Bob, Nat (tech stuff) | 2019 - Bob, Chris (more tech) | 2020 - Bob, Jeff (COVID support) | 2021 - Lee Gregory (community support) | 2023 - Gary Van Osch & Barbara Urbach (studio painting)
SoundFM Soldier: 2023 – Gary Van Osch & Barbara Urbach (studio painting)

The SoundFM Soldier award is given to two members who have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to keep Radio Waterloo Community Radio alive. The name is an homage to the past nickname of the station and the hard work that people did at that time to move the station from the UW campus and to become its own entity. The winners are Gary Van Osch and Barbara Urbach for painting the studio.

Video Crown the Radio Star
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Video Crown the Radio Star | 2018 - Natty Physicist | 2019 Reggae Patrol | 2020 - Atardecer Ranchero | 2021 Atardecer Ranchero | 2023 Community Connections
Video Crown the Radio Star: 2023 – Community Connections

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connectiion (black and magenta letters on a square teal background)CKMS Community Connections wins the award for the show that best utilizes the studio video system to support their program. The Executive Producer of CKMS Community Connections is Jennifer Stronge, associate producers are Jeff Stager and Bob Jonkman.

Teamwork Transition
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Teamwork Transition | 2028 - Denim Ent. & 3 Nines Radio | 2019 - Into the Void & The Riley Powis Show | 2020 - Wax Jungle & Street Hop | 2021 - The Jack and Marc Show | 2023 - Wax Jungle & Pressure Drop
Teamwork Transition: 2023 – Wax Jungle & Pressure Drop

The Wax Jungle with a face between the wordsThe Wax Jungle with Raph Kanai, Maciek Gudrymowicz, and Carmelo Farruggio, and Pressure Drop (side portrait of Nat Persaud)Pressure Drop with Nat Persaud win the award for the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on Radio Waterloo.

Local Liaison of Canada
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Local Liaison of Canada | 2013 - Non-toxic Airwaves | 2014 - Coral FM | 2015 - Coral FM | 2016 - Interzone | 2017 - Caribbean Spice | 2018 - MC Narine for Caribbean Spice & Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2019 - In Conversation with Rashmi | 2020 - CKMS Newsroom | 2021 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat | 2023 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat
Local Liaison of Canada: 2023 – Let’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat

Chit Chat poster with Gehan SabryLet’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat wins the Local Liaison of Canada award for the DJ who puts local stories on a national level.

FUNdraiser of the Year
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | FUNdraiser of the Year | 2016 - Moses Bogart | 2017 - DJ Cam (Denim) | 2018 - Jeff Stager | 2019 - Narendra Grover | 2020 - DJ Steel | 2023 - Carmelo Farruggio
FUNdraiser of the Year: 2023 – Carmelo Farruggio

Carmelo Farruggio is the FUNdraiser of the Year, for promoting a FUN spirit during our fundraising efforts.

Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast
Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast | 2020 - Mano A Mano (COVID & ISO fest) | 2021 - Mano A Mano (Play it Forward) | 2023 - Virasat Radio
Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast: 2023 – Virasat Radio

The Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast is given to Virasat Radio, produced by Baljinder Tamber, for the show that best uses Remote Live-To-Air.

Awards for Years of On-Air Programming

In addition to the Golden MP3 awards, CKMS recognized our show hosts for years of service to the community. Hosts of shows 10 years and over received a certificate signed by our President and Secretary. Congratulations to those who have passed these milestones!

One Year on Air

  • Radio Nowhere – DON JANZEN
  • Music with Kara and Michele – MICHELE MERCER, KARA SHAW, LYNDA SHAW
  • Mixtape Monopoly – LUKE HICKSON
  • Through the Static – JORDAN KALIST

Two Years on Air

  • 81 82 83 84 – LEE GREGORY
  • Radio Boorama – HAMUD ELMI
  • 100X Life – AJIT SEERHA
  • The Jack and Marc Show – MARC OPIE, JACK VAN BRUNSCHOT
  • Truth Radio – MANDEEP CHAGGER
  • Atardecer Radio  – FELIX GRANDE
  • Reggae Patrol – SHAWN BUSH
  • The Clean Up Hour – RICHARD GILES

Five Years on Air

  • Bollywood Mirchi – ANDY NAGPAL
  • Into the Void, From The Void – CHRIS SHERREN
  • Requiem For Rock – ALEX SMART
  • Sauti Za Africa – YASIN DEWJI
  • The Riley Powis Show – RILEY POWIS
  • Virasat Radio – BALJINDER TAMBER
  • Mazaj Show – BASSAM AWWAD
  • Blue Sky Horse Radio (2015-2022), CKMS Community Connections, The Regime – JENNIEFER STRONG

Ten Years on Air

  • Klausterfokken – MASON TIKL

Fifteen Years on Air

  • Swing and Blues Show 2009 – 2011), The Agriculture Show (2012 – 2024), Golden Record ( 2018-2024) – JEFF STAGER
  • AW@L Radio, CKMS News – DAN KELLAR
  • Mano A Mano – ROB MCKENNA
  • So Old It’s New – KARLO BERKOVICH
  • Afternoon Drive – COLIN JOHNSON
  • The Wax Jungle – RAPH KANAI

Twenty Years on Air

  • Let’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat, Caribbean Spice – NARINE SOOKRAM
  • Street Hop, The Wax Jungle – CARMELO FARRUGGIO
  • Lijepa Nasa – MILAN MAJSTOROVIC

Twenty-five Years on Air

  • Pressure Drop – NAT PERSAUD
  • Late Night Vibes (Nov 2021), The Wax Jungle, Magik Beats (1998) – MACIEK GUDRYMOWICZ

Thirty Years on Air

  • Sargam – INDIRA SINGH

Forty-five Years on Air

  • Interzone – CORAL ANDREWS

 

 

The CKMS-FM 2022 Picnic!

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.

People talking to each other, most standing, one in a wheelchair, one staring off in the distance, some in the shade, some in the sun
Yasin Dewji, DJ DC, Carmelo Farruggio, Nat Persaud, Jeff Stager
People standing beside a tree, one person leaving, one person waving
Nat Persaud, Dan Kellar, Felix Ranchero, Bob Jonkman
Writing on the back of a T-Shirt for the 30th anniversary of CKMS-FM listing all the shows on CKMS-FM: Celebrating 30 years of air | 1977-2007 | CKMS FM 100.3 | Morning Drive, Carribean Spice, Central Services, Midday Magazine, Box Social, The Rock Show, PIRG Power, The First Sound, Riff Inquiry Team, Poor Folk Blues, Lets Get Lost, Royalty Rascals and Raconteurs, Forced Meditation, Stumbling Upon Moksha, Funky Planet, Bob Radio, Free Music, Brand New Sound, Santo Domingo Invila, 51%, More Dusty Than Digital, World of Chamber Music, Random Green Dots, Two Steps Back, Taking You to Work, Coffee Tea and Mama D, Making Contact, Keep'n Score, Bill's Hoedown, Non-Toxic Airwaves, Radio Thematic, Road Dog Show, Bruised Elbow, Wednesday Evening Jazz, Topic of Conversation, Vive Le Underground, Psychedelic Pete's Underground Freakout, Dawn on the Ranch, The Culture Revolution and her Sweet and Salt Alternatives, Do You Like Jazz?, Salmagundi, Concious Beats, The Anti-Dazzle Radio Show, Rehab for Meatheads, CIGI Lecture Series, The Wax Jungle, Prime Time Club Fix, Space In Your Face, Streep Hop, A Fox In The Henhouse, Safe and Sound, Sideshow Continuum, Coral FM, Sahaja Radio, Visions In Sound, Latin Behaviour, Sharkey's World, Fireball XL5, Swineherd's Dance, Strange Frequencies, Super Cool Wagon, The Pig House, Euphoric, South American Mix, Windows to Islam, So Old It's New, Mega Mix, Sabito Alegre, Destellos De America, Tone Poems, Frequent Mutilations, Lijepa Nasa, Sargam, Ecos De Espana, Ecos Portuguese, Saet Zaman, Chinese Program, Week In Review, Pressure Drop, The Paul Show, Mad Stabs, Bridge To Health, Campus Beat, Warrior Sports | CKMS 100.3 FM (logo)
DJDC shows his vintage CKMS-FM T-shirt
People talking to each other under a tree, some in shade, one person in a wheelchair
Yasin Dewji, DJ DC, Carmelo Farruggio, Nat Persaud, and Jeff Stager under the trees
People standing in a small circle talking to each other, one person sitting in a wheelchair
Yasin Dewji, Carmelo Farruggio, DJDC, Christian Shingiro, Bob Jonkman, Nat Persaud
People in a large circle talking to each other, man in a wheelchair with his back to the camera in the foreground
Mason Tikl, Cassandra, Felix Ranchero, Nat Persaud, Carmelo Farrugo
People standing under a tree, talking to each other
Mason Tikl, Cassandra, Nat Persaud, Carmelo Farruggio, Yasin Dewji, Christian Shingiro, Narendra Grover, Bob Jonkman
People posing for a group photo, one with a dog on a leash, one in a wheelchair
Narenda Grover, Jeff Stager, Yasin Dewji, Christian Shingiro, Carmelo Farruggio, Cassandra, Mason Tikl, Nat Persaud
A man holding a red water bottle speaking with a young boy, and a young girl sitting on a bicycle in the background. Lens flare over the man.
Dan Kellar and the kids
Two people posing for the camera in the shade of a tree
Narendra Grover, and Nat Persaud
People standing beside a tree talking to each other
Nat Persaud, Dan Kellar, Bob Jonkman, Carmelo Farruggio
People around a picnic table, with water bottles and pizza boxes
Christian Shingiro, Alex Smart, Carmelo Farruggio, Bob Jonkman

2020 CKMS GOLDEN MP3 AWARDS

2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Video Crown the Radio Star
Video Crown the Radio Star: 2020 – Atardecer Ranchero

Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567

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.


CKMS Golden MP3 Awards | Teamwork Transition
Teamwork Transition: 2020 – Wax Jungle & Street Hop

The Wax Jungle with a face between the wordsStreet Hop | Thursdays @ 10PM | 102.7 CKMS FM | DJ CARMELO | RADIOWATERLOO.CA (silhouette of DJ Carmelo with a cane, white on black)

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.


CKMS Golden MP3 Awards | SoundFM Soldier
SoundFM Soldier: 2020 – Bob, Jeff (COVID support)

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.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Sonic Boom Award
Sonic Boom Award: 2020 – Pressure Drop & Requiem for Rock


Poster: Winter Dance Party | Buddy Holly and the Crickets | Big Bopper | Ritchie Valens | Dion and the Belmonts (and much other text)

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.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast
Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast: 2020 – Mano A Mano (COVID & ISO fest)

The winner of the Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast award is Rob McKenna of Mano A Mano.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Most Original Program
Most Original Program: 2020 – Klausterfokken

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.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Local Liaison of Canada
Local Liaison of Canada: 2020 – CKMS Newsroom

N on a coloured background

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.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Best Graphic Material
Best Graphic Material: 2020 Rob’s Rewind

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.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: FUNdraiser of the Year
FUNdraiser of the Year: 2020 – DJ Steel

The FUNdraiser Of The Year award is given to a FUN spirit during our fundraising efforts: DJ Steel.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Freshest Beats
Freshest Beats: 2020 – Changemakers Without Borders & Val Scheer’s Eclectic Garage

Changemakers Without Borders | with May Cooper (May Cooper next to a globe with a swirly pattern)

The Freshest Beats award is given to a great program that is in its first 3 years: May Cooper of Changemakers Without Borders and Val Scheer of Val Scheer’s Eclectic Garage.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse
Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse: 2020 – Caribbean Spice

Portrait of Narine Dat Sookram

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.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Best Talk Focus
Best Talk Focus: 2020 – I Am Everything

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.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Best LP Show
Best LP Show: 2020 – Denim Entertainment Radio

Denim Radio | Friday 8pm EST | 102.7 FM Kitchener-Waterloo | www.radiowaterloo.ca/listen | @Denim_Entertainment

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.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: Community Radio Award
Community Radio Award: 2020 – Community Connections

CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections

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.


2020 Golden MP3 Awards: DJ AdRock Memorial Award
DJ AdRock Memorial Award: 2020 – Indira Singh

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.


Raising the CKMS Banner

Last week members of the Radio Waterloo Tech and Space Committee spent their evening putting up the CKMS-FM banner over the entrance door.

The CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo banner over the doors!
The banner is hung!

Members from the Tech and Space committee raising the banner are Nat Persaud (Coordinator), Jeff Stager, Cam Matthews, and Bob Jonkman.

2019 Golden MP3 Awards

All the programmers at CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo
Programmers at CKMS-FM 102.7 Radio Waterloo. Back L-R: Mason Tikl, Yasin Dewji, Rob McKenna, Jeff Stager, Andy Nagpal, Barbara Garrett, Cam Matthers DJ Denim); Middle L-R: Indira Singh, Nat Persaud, Rashmi Sanjay, James Jordan, Narendra Grover, Patrick Ng, Roman Pernica; Front L-R: Vin Maru, Jenniefer Stronge, Bob Jonkman, Milan Majstorovic

What a record turn out of CKMS DJ’s at the After Holiday Party! The Golden MP3 Awards took physical form! Here is the recap of the what was given out!

Nat Persaud with Rashmi Sanjay holding her Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud and Rashmi Sanjay

The Local Liaison of Canada award is given to a DJ who puts local stories on a national level: Rashmi Sanjay, host of In Conversation with Rashmi.

James Jordan, Jenniefer Stronge, and Bob Jonkman holding their Golden MP3 Award plaques
James Jordan, Jenniefer Stronge, and Bob Jonkman

The Best Talk Focus award is given to a show that has had the best talk focused programs for the year: James Jordan, Jenniefer Stronge, and Bob Jonkman who host CKMS Community Connections.

Nat Persaud with Vin Maru holding his Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud and Vin Maru

The Most Original Program award is given to an original program that you will not find on radio anywhere but on CKMS! The winner is Vin Maru of Tolking Cannabis.

Nat Persaud with Narendra Grover holding his Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud and Narendra Grover

The FUNdraiser Of The Year award is given to a FUN spirit during our fundraising efforts! The winner is Narendra Grover who hosts Sur Sangeet

Nat Persaud, with Jeff Stager holding his Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud and Jeff Stager

The Freshest Beats award is given to a great program that is in its first 3 years! The winner is Jeff Stager, host of Golden Record.

Nat Persaud holds his Golden MP3 Award plaque
Nat Persaud

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. The winner is Nat Persaud, hosting Pressure Drop.

Francis Claire setting up a speaker
Francis Claire

The DJ AdRock Memorial Award for Exceptional DJing is given to a DJ who exemplifies the qualities of the EDJ Academy. The winner is Francis Claire of 3 Nines Radio: Tape Tuesdays /w Francis Claire.

Riley Powis holds his Golden MP3 plaque
Riley Powis

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.

Nat Persaud and Rob McKenna

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

Four people in the CKMS Studio
The voices behind CKMS Community Connections: Bob Jonkman, James Jordan, Jenniefer Stronge, and Jeff Stager
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: Jeff Stager 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 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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Recent CKMS Community Connections Episodes

MG 08 – War Metal – on CKMS Community Connections with Yenny From mg08.site: “Hailing from the frozen depths of Canada, MG 08 is a one-man war metal band formed in 2023 by Tom.Kpfw. MG 08 attempts to capture the essence of brutality and horror that is warfare. The name, MG 08, draws its moniker from the iconic Maschinengewehr 08, a German machine gun used in the … Continue reading MG 08 – War Metal – on CKMS Community Connections with Yenny
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 3 June 2024 with Laurel Boytim of The Ripple Effect Education Notes Podcast Index Video Show Notes Laura Boytim, Executive Director of The Ripple Effect Education talks to Bob Jonkman about the origins of TREE, what services it provides and what programs it offers, the Peace Innovator Scholarship & Mentorship Program, the effects of Covid 19, and the staff, volunteers, and its Board of Directors. The … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 3 June 2024 with Laurel Boytim of The Ripple Effect Education
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 20 May 2024: Spring 2024 Fundraiser and Jax Rula of WEFT Fest Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Spring 2024 Fundraiser 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 … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 20 May 2024: Spring 2024 Fundraiser and Jax Rula of WEFT Fest
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2024 with Megan Brady of the CMHA Waterloo Wellington Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Megan Brady, Communications Lead for CMHAWW, the Canadian Mental Health Association of Waterloo Wellington talks to Bob Jonkman about the work of CMHAWW, the Run For Women fundraiser on Saturday 11 May 2024, effects of the pandemic on people’s mental health, and the operations of CMHAWW. The interview … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 10 May 2024 with Megan Brady of the CMHA Waterloo Wellington
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 6 May 2024: Guest Hosts André Leoncita and Asuga Ikemoto Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Guest hosts Asuga Ikemoto and André Leoncito from St. Mary’s High School play music, some of their own productions, and provide interpretation and explanations. Special thanks to David Lacalamita, teacher at St. Mary’s High School! Asuga starts at 00m51s ; André starts at 27m15s. Asuga Ikemoto Online: SoundCloud: … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 6 May 2024: Guest Hosts André Leoncita and Asuga Ikemoto
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 29 April 2024 with Scott McGovern of Waterloo Arts and Culture Industries Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Jenniefer Stronge and Bob Jonkman talk with Scott McGovern of the City of Waterloo Arts and Cultural Industries about upcoming events taking place in Waterloo. The interview starts at 3m44s. Online: Website: https://www.waterloo.ca/events Twitter (X): Create Waterloo (@CreateWaterloo) | Twitter Facebook: CreateWaterloo (@CreateWaterloo) | Facebook Instagram: Create Waterloo … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 29 April 2024 with Scott McGovern of Waterloo Arts and Culture Industries
CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connections | Monday 11am-Noon, Friday 3pm-4pm (sunflower logo on the left, black and purple lettering on a teal background to the right and below) CKMS Community Connections for 18 March 2024 with Sepehr Reybod and June Sung of the UofW Department of Theatre and Performance Notes Events Podcast Index Video Show Notes Bob Jonkman talks to script developer Sepehr Reybod and actor June Sung about the upcoming performance of Immolation, how the play was developed, the theme of the play, how it relates to current events, and how the play is structured to achieve the message it is trying to … Continue reading CKMS Community Connections for 18 March 2024 with Sepehr Reybod and June Sung of the UofW Department of Theatre and Performance
KIX 2024: Knowledge Integration Exhibition at University of Waterloo, March 18-23 Knowledge Integration Exhibition 2024 Visit from Monday & Tuesday, March 18, 19, Thursday & Friday Mrch 21, & 22: 11 am-6pm, Wednesday, March 20: 11am-4:30pm, Saturday, March 23: 10am-4pm St. Jerome’s University, Siegfried Hall Residence Wellness Centre Gym, 290 Westmount Rd N, Waterloo, ON N2L Songs played today per request: Sarah McLachlan, Rarities, B-sides and … Continue reading KIX 2024: Knowledge Integration Exhibition at University of Waterloo, March 18-23
CKMS Community Connections visit with KW AccessAbility Visit with the lovely folk at KW AccessAbility, an organization that support and advocate for people with disabilities. www.kwaccessability.ca for more information. They are located Downtown Kitchener at 659 King Street East. Thanks! That was a blast!

golden record

The Golden Record consists of 115 analog-encoded photographs, greetings in 55 languages, a 12-minute montage of sounds on Earth and 90 minutes of music.

What would you put on a Golden Record?

EPISODES

Bob Jonkman

Melissa McNamara

Nat Persaud

Nic Weber

Karl Kessler

Chris Sherren

Antoine Gerritson

Chase Phillips, DJ Blitz, DJ Lucifer

Rob McKenna

Doug St.Amant

Megan and Makayla  (2)

John Kokko

Andrew Wood

Chris Pompeo

Erik Stager

Mark Reusser

Mike and Frances

Laura Mae and Sage

Dave Ottenbrite

Ayr Community Theatre

 

 

 

 

SOCIAL DANCER EPISODES

Daniella Batjos

Jayne and Kia

Jeff and Amanda

Maria and Joel

Ed and Walter

Megan and Makayla

Ann Sychterz

Sandy and David

Patrick Burns

 

 

EPISODES WITH MUSICIANS

Dr. Swamp

Alan Charlebois and Paul Schultz

Steve Todd

Andrew

David Wang

 

“WINGIT WEDNESDAYS”

Mike, Peter, and Walter

Zora, Mike, and Peter

 

The text below was spoken by Kurt Waldheim, the Secretary General of the United Nations.

I send greetings on behalf of the people of our planet. We step out of our solar system into the universe seeking only peace and friendship, to teach if we are called upon, to be taught if we are fortunate. We know full well that our planet and all its inhabitants are but a small part of the immense universe that surrounds us and it is with humility and hope that we take this step.

Here is that recording as well as recordings by other speakers. Feel free to send me your recording of the same text.

Original Waldheim recording

The recording in Korean by Jay Jeong  2018

The recording in Russian by Maria Kouznetsova 2019

More info on the Golden Record. This is the show opening clip.

40 years ago in 1977, CKMS radio and the Voyager spacecrafts were launched. in a few years, the spacecrafts will power down, as their nuclear power source dwindles. We trust CKMS will be broadcasting for many more years than that.

The Voyager Golden Records are phonograph records that were included aboard both Voyager spacecraft. The records are thought to be able to remain intact for a billion years.
The records contain sounds and images selected to portray the diversity of life and culture on Earth, and are intended for any intelligent extraterrestrial life form, or for future humans, who may find them. Those records are considered as a sort of, time capsule.

Carl Sagan noted that “The spacecraft will be encountered and the record played only if there are advanced space-faring civilizations in interstellar space. The launching of this ‘bottle’ into the cosmic ‘ocean’ says something very hopeful about life on this planet.

Sagan and his associates assembled 115 images and a variety of natural sounds, such as those made by surf, wind, thunder and animals (including the songs of birds and whales). To this they added 30 musical selections from different cultures and eras, spoken greetings in 55 ancient and modern languages, and other human sounds, like footsteps and laughter.

Here is an excerpt of President Carter’s official statement placed on the Voyager spacecraft for its trip outside the Solar System, June 16, 1977:

We cast this message into the cosmos … Of the 200 billion stars in the Milky Way galaxy, some – perhaps many – may have inhabited planets and space faring civilizations. If one such civilization intercepts Voyager and can understand these recorded contents, here is our message: This is a present from a small distant world, a token of our sounds, our science, our images, our music, our thoughts, and our feelings. We are attempting to survive our time so we may live into yours. We hope some day, having solved the problems we face, to join a community of galactic civilizations. This record represents our hope and our determination and our goodwill in a vast and awesome universe.

What would you put on a Golden Record?

The Agriculture Show

The Agriculture Show is talk radio where guests tell us their story, and we play their music.  Tuesdays from 12 noon – 2PM to hear the stories of agriculture from the people who have many different paths connecting them to agriculture.  Send email to jeff.stager@gmail.com   Have a look at past episodes here.   http://radiowaterloo.ca/category/shows/the-agriculture-show/

 

Swing and Blues

Waterloo Region’s only swing and blues radio show, dedicated to promoting swing jazz and blues of the 1920’s to the 1940’s. Listen to great musicians of the golden era and of today. Local, national and international event listing for swing dancers and jazz enthusiasts.

Interviews with musicians, swing dancers, organizers and venues.

Your Hosts and DJs:

David Trinh , Jeff Stager,  Greg Nash, Turlough Myers, Eva Balassey, Julie-Anne Desrochers,  Audrey Bothwell, Ali Rajabi, Ann Sychterz, Jeff Benoit, Amy Nyland, Martin Hansen,  Sarah Kate,  Jen Cyr,  Ross McDowell,  Nigel Sywtink-Binnema,  John Ladan, Jimmy Prevost, Max Salman, Lucy Zang, Rob Gracie, Krister Shalm, Elaine Foster

 

Archived shows air on CKMS-FM Saturday from Noon to 12:30pm.

Swing Dancing on Granville Street © 2012 by GoToVan used under a CC BYCreative Commons Attribution license.