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[26 Nov, 2015] – Local boy Duane Hudson takes over the reigns of the Wednesday Night Mixed Tape show while Shannon Myra takes a break. Duane grew up in Bath and his aunt & uncle lived on Amherst Island for 25 years! He’s excited to bring you a new mixed tape every second Wednesday. Tune in 7-10pm to hear some great rock and roll!

[09 Nov, 2015] – The Frontenac II is BACK! And it arrived Sunday with a wonderful gift on it – a HUGE thank you card from the people of Wolfe Island. From one Island to another, it sure feels good to have our Ferry back!

[24 Sept, 2015] – It’s Here! The Irish-Canadian International Dry Stone Festival is taking place on Amherst Island Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sept 25-27th. Get caught up on all the events at this link (scroll down on the page). Amherst Island Radio will be hosting special programming all day Saturday so stop in and say HI!

[19 Sept, 2015]: JOIN US! Come and volunteer at a radio station! We want YOU! Come and discuss the possibilities at our Annual General Meeting Wednesday October 14th 7pm at the Neilson Store Museum on Amherst Island. Talk to volunteers and find out what the fun is all about! We are very interested in getting new volunteers for the Board of Directors too. Positions like the Secretary, Vice-President, Director of Sponsorships, Director of Promotions (and more) are available. Talk to us about how you can join in on the fun at your Amherst Island Radio!

August 31st, 2015Contest Time!

Let’s bring some excitement about our Ferry’s return to Amherst Island! Because of the recent MTO announcement about further delays, the contest deadline has been extended. Enter before the end of day, Sept. 30th to have a chance to win an Amherst Island Radio T-shirt & hat.


Send an email to with the subject “Ferry Be Back”
In the email put the date and the half our time (i.e.: 9:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., etc.) of when you think the Frontenac II will make its first “official” run from Millhaven. Include your name and telephone number. One entry per person please.


August 2nd, 2015Welcome to Paddle Canada!

Paddle Canada is the newest partner at Amherst Island Radio! They have signed on as the exclusive sponsor for Ads, Fads and Rock & Roll, which airs Monday night 7-9pm. Paddle Canada’s PaddleSmart Program promotes recreational paddling safety and helps connect paddlers with training courses that enable them to enjoy our beautiful Canadian waterways safely. Check out their website, give them a Like on Facebook and follow them on Twitter too.

July 30th, 2015Here we GROW again!

Monday Aug 3rd is the first episode of a new show airing on your Amherst Island Radio called Ads, Fads and Rock & Roll! Seasoned marketing maven, Lindsey Fair, mixes talk and tunes to weave stories about what it’s like to be in the trenches of the fast paced world of marketing. She’ll make careful observations about Canadian and North American culture, and she might even take a few of your song requests too. The show airs every second Monday from 7-9pm. Be sure to check it out!

June 28th, 2015Silent Auction – Online Learning Bundle!

The good people at have provided a $200 Online Learning Bundle that you can bid on. It includes, UNLIMITED lifetime access to three (3) different on-demand online courses:

  1. Step-by-Step Spreadsheets for Absolute Beginners
  2. Use Spreadhseets Confidently: Navigation, Functions and More
  3. Collect, Extract and Use Online Data Quickly and More Easily

The silent auction will close when 5 days goes by without a new bid. Email your best bid to This online learning bundle is a $200 value.

100% of the proceeds go to support station operations at Amherst Island Radio! WOW! Thank you

May 30th, 2015Welcome Roswell Rehearsals!

The new exclusive sponsor for Shannon’s Mixed Tape is Roswell Rehearsals. Kingston’s first fully equipped music rehearsal space. It’s the perfect place for your musical practice needs. Solo Rooms start only at $25 and band rooms at $30. Take your project to the next level with their Showcase room. Whether you are jamming, practicing for a show or looking for somewhere to teach, Roswell is the place! Call 613-583-5178 or book online Like their page on Facebook too.

The Fund Drive is Here!
17 May, 2015- It’s HERE: the 2015 Island Radio Annual Fund Drive… please donate to help support independent community radio… No donation is too small or too large! All week long call the station at 613-384-8282 to make a pledge or to bid on one of our 20+ auction items (details here). There are over 80 prizes being given away all week too! Get in on the action to win! Woohooo!


May 10th, 2015 – Our Annual Fundraiser officially begins Monday May 18th! Yeah! But you can get in on the fun EARLY! Saturday May 16th, we’re having a party. A BIG party. We are hosting a community live music extravaganza at The Mansion in downtown Kingston. 7pm to 2am with loads of live talent, including Jon McLurg, Turpin’s Trail, Jack Troughton Band, Dan Curtis, Anthony Gifford, Rae Corcoran with Sean Tomalty, Al Duquette & The Wild West, Ryan Gollogly (from Goldwing) and Listen Up Kid will be closing out the night! WOW! $5 at the door. It doesn’t get any better than that. Come and celebrate another great year at YOUR Island Radio! More details can be found here.

April 15th, 2015We Want You!

Yes, Island Radio is looking for more volunteer broadcasters to get behind the microphone. Have you got an idea for a radio show? Then talk to us about it. We are looking for some interesting ideas for possible shows. Things like interview-based programs, talk shows, news, lifestyle and entertainment programs, and music-based radio shows, etc. In particular, we are looking to add more Morning Shows to the schedule – so early birds, please take note! We have many time slots available, on almost every day of the week, so if you are keen on volunteering behind the microphone on a regular basis, then just let us know. All our contact info is found here.

Join us in strengthening independent radio in your community!

April 1st, 2015 – Island Radio has a birthday… it has been on the air 24-7 for 9-years! Thanks to all the great volunteers, community members, partners and listeners who made this happen. WOW!


March 19th, 2015 – Congratulations go out to Shannon Myra, the host of Shannon’s Mixed Tape on Wednesday nights. Yesterday she celebrated her two year anniversary as a volunteer broadcaster on your Island Radio. Wow! Time flies!

February 6th, 2015 – Rick Melanson and Judy Duguay (forming the duo named “Judy and Me”) joined Eric in studio Friday to entertain listeners. The music was awesome! A recording of the show is available on-demand by visiting the “Past Shows” link at the top of this page. Be sure to check out Judy and Me on Facebook too!

January 31st, 2015 – Kingston’s Jamie Lynn Byford is the BIG winner of the $100 CASH! Thank you to everyone who participated in our January Promotion on Facebook. Stay tuned for more giveaways and promotions… you never know what fun stuff is next on your Island Radio!

January 19th, 2015 – CJAI goes ice fishing! Keith Miller of Up Steve’s Sleeves and Dan Simpson of the Island Sunrise Show get some BIG rewards! Nice Fish!

January 1st, 2015 – Did you buy a lot of gifts this Christmas? Need a bit of help paying off those credit card bills? Island Radio can help! Head over to our Facebook page and find the video of Winston the dog and watch it. He’ll explain how you can win $100 from Island Radio! Tell your friends and family to join in on this super easy contest.

December 26, 2014 – Jacob Murray joined Larry Jensen on the Friday Morning Show to play a little acoustic guitar. Home grown music from Amherst Island on your Island Radio! Perfect!

December 22, 2014 – From the volunteer staff at Island Radio, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! Best wishes to you and your family during this joyful holiday season.

[12 Dec, 2014]: Paul Langlois of the Tragically Hip and John Munro joined Larry on the Friday Morning Show. Paul even treated listeners to a couple of live tunes too! What a great guy!

[07 Dec, 2014]: Emily Fennell joined John Munro, Cathy Christmas and Larry Jensen in studio last Friday. Did you miss it? Don’t fret. We recorded the entire thing for you. Listen in here – Emily arrives at about the 2h mark in the recording.

[22 Nov, 2014]: Get ready for No “Bah Humbug” Mondays in December! Listen for “You’re a Mean One Mr. Grinch” during the Udder Morning Show each Monday morning and call in for your chance to win prizes! $25 gift certificates to Creative Gift & Baskets in Amherstview as well as the grand prize Christmas Basket! WOW! Listen in to Win!

[16 Nov, 2014]: The 2014/15 Board of Directors has been elected and it’s a great team. Congratulations to these hard working volunteers who have chosen to give their time in support of keeping independent radio alive in your community.

President – Eric Tremblay Vice-President – Michele Lelay
Treasurer – Mati Kolga Secretary – Susan Filson
Anthony Gifford Larry Jensen
Danielle Kennedy Steve Kennedy
Leah Murray John Schutzbach
Dan Simpson Ellis Wolfreys

[07 Nov, 2014]: Island Radio’s Chief Music Librarian, Sherri Jensen, has been busy. Take a look at all the new music in the station that we are queueing up for you. If you know a local or touring band that has new music, be sure to tell them to send us a copy. We would love to get their new music on the air! Get in touch with us by visiting our Contact Us page.

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