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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
The Video King the Radio Star award is given to the show who best utilizes the OTF video system to support their program. The winner is Sean Bush of Reggae Patrol.
The SoundFM Soldier award is given to two members who have put in a lot of work behind the scenes to keep CKMS Community Radio alive. The term “SoundFM” was once used as the name of the station as community members put in countless hours of volunteer work to keep the station alive. The winners are Chris Sherren and Bob Jonkman, both on the Tech Committee.
The Best Cultural/Culturally Diverse show is awarded to a show the best show that either features many different cultures or represents a culture that is under represented in the area. The winner is Bassam Awwad of the Mazaj Show.
The Best LP Show (LP is “Long Playing”) is awarded to the years best show that has been running for 3+ years. The winner is Souljah Sessions.
The Community Radio Award is given to a show that exemplifies what Community Radio is all about – COMMUNITY! The winner is Narine Dat Sookram of Let’s Chit Chat With Narine Dat.
The Best Graphic Material award is given to a program who is creating the Best accompanying images for their podcast or program. The winner is Rob McKenna of Mano A Mano.
SUR SANGEET is not currently on the CKMS-FM schedule.