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20 years Out of Focus

In 2002 Cyanide Kiss released their first demo CD. Created in a basement studio created with minimal effects and all running through a tape machine for playback/input separation. 20 years after this first music release Rob & Jeff McKenna combine solo audio projects Audio Boffins and All Weather haulage to create a combination track that can be heard at the Mano A Mano Bandcamp page.

Download Both albums free here:

https://manoamanoradio.bandcamp.com/album/chaac-mool

2021 Golden MP3 Award recipients!

Yes, it’s a bit late, but here are the results of the Golden MP3 Awards as chosen by you!

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 (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Sonic Boom award goes to “It’s A Vibe” with Sherice, hosted by Sherice Alishaw. “Sonic Boom” is an homage to the old sonic boom awards and is given to a show playing great music.

Culturally Diverse

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse | 2016 - Caribbean Spice | 2017 - Dominical Culture | 2018 and 2019 - Mazaj Show | 2020 - Caribbean Spice | 2021 - Atardecer Ranchero (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best Cultural / Culturally Diverse award goes to Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567Atardecer Ranchero, hosted by Felix Ranchero. It is given to either 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.

LP Show

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best LP Show | 2013 through 2016 - Mano A Mano | 2017 - So Old It's New & Souljah Session | 2018 - Rebel Time Radio | 2019 - Souljah Sessions | 2020 - Denim Entertainment | 2021 - Street Hop (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best LP Show award goes to Street Hop | Thursdays @ 10PM | 102.7 CKMS FM | DJ CARMELO | RADIOWATERLOO.CA (silhoutte of DJ Carmelo wiht a cane, white on black)Street Hop, hosted by DJ Carmelo. It is awarded to a great Long Playing show that has been on the air for three or more years.

Best Graphics

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 (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best Graphic Material award goes to CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Community Connectiion (black and magenta letters on a square teal background)CKMS Community Connections executive producer Jenniefer Stronge and associate producers Jeff Stager, Dylan Bravener, Bob Jonkman, and Steve Todd, who also composed and performs the theme music. It is awarded to the show with best supporting images either through a logo or website posts.

Most Original

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Most Original 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 (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Most Original Program award goes to Sargam, hosted by Indira Singh. It is awarded to a show that is very original and can only be found on Radio Waterloo.

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 - Peter Fowler | 2018 - DJ Raph Kanai | 2019 - Francis Claire | 2020 - Indira Singh | 2021 - Late Night Vibes (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The DJ Adrock Memorial Award goes to DJ Maciek (black text "DJ Maciek" repeated at top and bottom, middle illustration of a DJ turntable deck with photography irises in place of the turntables)Late Night Vibes, hosted by DJ Maciek. The award is given for exceptional DJing.

Talk Focused Show

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Best Talk Focus | 2019 - Community Connections | 2020 - I Am Everything | 2021 - Requiem For Rock (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Best Talk Focus award goes to Poster: Winter Dance Party | Buddy Holly and the Crickets | Big Bopper | Ritchie Valens | Dion and the Belmonts (and much other text)Requiem For Rock hosted by Mr. Smart. It is given for the most interesting spoken word and informative talk show.

Freshest Beats

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Freshest Beats | 2013 - Friday Night Rockabilly | 2014 - The Electrifying Sessions | 2015 - Lost Indie City | 2016 - Ska Party / Radio Hootenanny | 2017 - Golden Record | 2018 - Requiem For Rock | 2019 - Golden Record | 2020 - Changemakers Without Borders & Val Scheer's Eclectic Garage | 2021 - Truth Radio (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Freshest Beats award is given to Truth Radio, hosted by DJ Chagger. It is awarded to a show in the first three years of existence.

Radio Waterloo 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) (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The SoundFM Soldier award is given to one or 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 2021 recipient is Lee Gregory for providing community support. Lee hosts the 81 82 83 84 show.

Honourable Mentions

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 (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Video Crown The Radio Star award goes to Atardecer Rancher | CKMS 102.7 FM Radio Waterloo | Horario de 04:00pm - 06:00pm | Tiempo del Este | Tel: 519-884-2567Atardecer Ranchero hosted by Felix Ranchero. It is given to the show that best utilizes the studio video system to support their program

Teamwork Transition

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards - Teamwork Transition | 2018 Denim Ent. & 3 Nines Radio | 2019 - Into the Void & The Riley Powis Show | 2020 - Wax Jungle & Street Hop | 2021 - The Jack and Marc Show (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Teamwork Transistion award goes to The Jack and Marc Show hosted by Jack Van and Marc Opie. The Teamwork Transition award is given to the best 1-2 seamless transition programs on Radio Waterloo.

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) (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Robot Apocalypse Remote Broadcast award goes to Mano A Mano (medallion with the CN Tower logo for NCRC38 superimposed on crossed revolvers)Mano A Mano (Play It Forward), hosted by DJ Steel. It is given to the show that best uses Remote Live-To-Air.

Local Liaison of Canada

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Local Liaison of Canada | 2013 - Non-toxic Airwaves | 2014 and 2015 - Coral FM | 2016 - Interzone | 2017 - Caribbean Spice | 2018 - MC Narine for Caribbean Spice and Chit chat with Narine | 2019 - In Conversation with Rashmi | 2020 - CKMS Newsroom | 2021 - Let's Chit Chat with Narine Dat (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Local Liaison of Canada award goes to Chit Chat poster with Gehan SabryLet’s Chit Chat with Narine Dat, hosted by Narine Dat Sookram. It is given to a DJ who puts local stories on a national level.

Community Radio Award

Golden MP3 CKMS Awards | Community Radio Award | 2013 - DJ Zach (Haighbrau) | 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 (golden letters on a background representing a digital VU meter, with the CKMS sunflower logo at the top left above previous years winners)
The Community Radio Award is presented to Bolly Mix | Your Favourite Bollywood Hits Music Radio Show (portraits of Yasin Dewji and Andy Nagpal on either side of text)Bollywood Mirchi, hosted by Andy Nagpal. It is given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about.

Sharpen your pencils, and get ready in January to vote for the 2022 Golden MP3 Awards nominees!

Play It Forward

In this Experimental Radio Podcast Series each episode will feature a different band who will select three other bands that they enjoy.

Mano A Mano will contact all the selected bands and if they reply, a continuation branch from this episode will be created with that band as the feature along with their three selections and so on and so forth….

A branch dies when a band does not reply, chooses an already selected band or the mentioned band cannot be found.

Hosted and produced by Mano A Mano. DJ’d and directed by bands.

www.mamradio.ca

Mano A Mano with Gary Cain

DJ Steel of the Mano A Mano show met virtually with Gary Cain. It was previously established and proven on the Mano A Mano show that Gary Cain is the 4th best guitarist in the WORLD! Here is the raw interview where we talk about how Gary got playing Blues guitar, his influences and how to get to the next level with your guitar playing and more

Radio podcast available at www.mamradio.ca

 

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.


Hug of Thunder and The Marble Index

Here is the full podcast from Sat May 2nd! Two great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Check out the albums here then go buy all these bands merch!

Album:  Hug of Thunder
Artist: Broken Social Scene
Year: 2017
Notes: Hug of Thunder is the fifth studio album by this amazing Canadian indie rock musical collective. With all the amazing collaborations this is an exciting album with many different sounding tracks depending upon who is collaborating!

Album:  The Marble Index
Artist: The Marble Index
Year: 2004
The Marble Index is a Canadian rock band from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The group formed in 2001, and comprised Brad Germain, Ryan Tweedle, and Adam Knickle. The band is named after the album The Marble Index by Nico! We opened for this band onetime…not really but we played at the same venue on the same night!

Check it out in the podcast above and then go support these two amazing CANADIAN bands!

 

Set Yourself on Fire & Transmission

Here is the full podcast from Sat Apr. 25th! Two great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Check out the albums here then go buy all these bands merch!

Album:  Set Yourself on Fire
Artist: Stars
Year: 2004
Notes: Another one of my favourite albums! Immediately transform yourself into a happy mood by listening to this amazing album from start to finish. With multi-vocals, amazing instrumental performances and super catchy songs there is never a dull moment on this album!

Album:  Transmission
Artist: The Tea Party
Year: 1997
As I was getting set to play this album I was wondering if it would translate over 20 years later. Back when it was released this was the most futuristic album. I was in awe at the integration of new music instruments and a old ethnic instruments and sounds. The result was pure genius! I’m happy to announce that this is still amazingness!

Check it out in the podcast above and then go support these two amazing CANADIAN bands!

 

Zam & Hot Hot Heat

Here is the full podcast from Sat Mar. 14th! Two great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Check out the albums here then go buy all these bands merch!

 

Album:  Hot Hot Heat
Artist: Hot Hot Heat
Year: 2016
Notes: After 17 years, five albums, and numerous line up changes, Hot Hot Heat are calling it quits with their final, self-titled LP, which looks back on things with surface cheeriness and tangible fatigue. This album was not really toured but is one of my favourite albums that I have not only in my Hot Hot Heat collection but in my entire vinyl collection!

Album:  Zam
Artist: Frankie and the Witch Fingers
Year: 2019
Frankie & the Witch Fingers‘ fifth album, 2019’s Zam, sounds as psychedelic as a paisley shirt under a blacklight, but it’s also the work of a furiously tight band with plenty of guitar firepower, a killer rhythm section, and enough energy and momentum to fly around the globe non-stop….the internet says. For me, my brother bought me this vinyl and I had no idea what it was about. I put it on and immediately loved this entire album! It was in the CKMS Top 19 of 2019. Check it out above then go purchase your copy!

 

 

Bones in the Soil, Rust in the Oil & Guidance

Here is the full podcast from Sat Mar. 14th! Two great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Check out the albums here then go buy all these bands merch!

 

Album:  Bones in the Soil, Rust in the Oil
Artist: Pretend
Year: 2009
Notes: I think this is one of the most underrated post-rock albums. The musicianship is absolutely insane, the vocals are perfect, not intrusive but still there, the lyricism is abstract to just the right degree.  Check it out and let me know if you agree!

Album:  Guidance
Artist: Russian Circles
Year: 2016
Notes: Russian Circles is a three piece instrumental band from Chicago, Illinois. They were formed in late 2004. Check out this album as a great representation of their music. All their albums sound like heavier Post-Rock with moments of beauty throughout!
Let me know what you think!

 

 

Bellaclava, Deleter, Bedlam in Goliath

Here is the full podcast from Sat. Feb 22nd! Three great albums were added to the Concept Album Mosaic. Plus a new show font added to optimize space – this little patch is going to get coloured soon!

Album:  Bellaclava
Artist: Limblifter
Year: 2000, 2020
Notes:  I can’t believe that this album came out 20 years ago! What a great album! Limblifter is a Canadian Classic. So to mark the 20 year anniversary the album was released for the first time on vinyl. The album includes an updated mastering process, which sometimes ruins an album in my opinion but for this album it sounds great AND the album also includes two extra unreleased tracks. Check it out above on our podcast and then get ordering! This vinyl is limited to only 300 copies!
Album:  Deleter
Artist: Holy F&$#
Year: 2020
Notes: Already in the running for one of the best albums released this year is Holy F%$^’s Deleter album! This album picks up right where the band left off with more cool electronic/indie combo tracks! Check out the full albums above on our podcast the go out and get this sweet vinyl!

Album:  Bedlam in Goliath
Artist: The Mars Volta
Year: 2008
Notes: I consider The Mars Volta one of my “Vinyl Bands”. Some bands I will just wait to listen until I get the vinyl. Some I have to have it so fast I will take anything. It is not a question of which bands I like more, I believe it has more to do with the type of music. Post Rock & Math Rock seem to be more “Vinyl Bands”. All others are CD, Digital and I’ve even started dabbling in tapes thanks to 3Nines Cassettes! Anyways, This album changed all that for me….Check out the podcast above!