[14 Sept, 2014]: JOIN US! Come and volunteer at a radio station! We want YOU! Come and discuss the possibilities at our meeting Wednesday October 8th at the Nielson 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, that require good organization, are available. Talk to us about how you can help.
[8 Sept, 2014]: Harry Klassen, Presbyterian Minister, randomly drew the name of the lucky winner on the Udder Morning Show Monday morning: congratulations to Susan Filson! Susan wins the fabulous Island Radio WICKED / KEG Prize pack! Woohoo! Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets in support of Island Radio.
[5 September, 2014]: Just a short drive down the road, the 2014 Ottawa Folk Festival is happening Sept 10th to 14th. Located at Hog’s Back Park, this year’s festival is chock full of stellar entertainers including Gaslight Anthem, The Wooden Sky, Craig Cardiff, Lorde, Foster the People, Neutral Milk Hotel, Seasick Steve, NQ Arbuckle and many more! Tickets are still available. Visit their website for more details on the complete lineup, schedules and for ticket information. Check out this interview that festival spokesman Joe Reilly did with Island Radio’s Larry Jensen on the Friday Morning Show:
[1 Sept, 2014] – The Island Radio Top 30 Chart for the month of August is out and a whopping 10 local bands hit the chart. WOW! Check out these new tasty local releases as well as the full list of Top 30 new music offerings. If your band has a NEW RELEASE album or EP that is less than 6 months old and you want a shot at getting on the Island Radio Top 30 Chart then be sure to send us a copy of your NEW RELEASE so we can spin is for listeners!
[25 August, 2014] – Sean Donnelly was the guest on the Udder Morning Show today. He dropped in to remind us of the upcoming Dry Stone Wall Workshop on Amherst Island, Sept 13th and 14th. This workshop is sponsored by The Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada (a non-profit group) and Sean Donnelly is the instructor for the course. Have a look at Sean’s website for more details.
[20 August, 2014] – The GRAND OPENING of the 4,000 sq ft Loyalist Township Leisure & Activity Center is Sept 7th. Here’s what you need to know about this great new community resource:
1. Where is the Leisure and Activity Centre located?
The new facility is located in Loyalist Township at the corner of Amherst Drive and Upper Park Road. It is across from Amherstview Public School and beside Willie Pratt Sports fields.Centrally located in the heart of Amherstview and only a short distance from west end Kingston.
2. Is there a website?
For added information about the Leisure and Activity Centre visit the Loyalist Township Website, under Recreation.www.loyalist.ca
3. How big is the facility?
The facility is over 4,000 sq/ft with 3 dedicated rooms that will offer a number of diverse and dynamic programs for residents of all ages.
4. Grand Opening – September7th 10am-1:00pm
Join us for the official ribbon cutting and opening of this new centre. Facility tours will be available as well as a variety of activities for the family; entertainment, clowns, face painting, wagon rides and afree barbecue lunch provided by the Lion’s Club. Special events will also be taking place at the W J Henderson Centre to celebrate its 40th Anniversary. Come and enjoy a complimentary swim and skate to help us celebrate.
5. What regular programs and activities will the Centre offer?
Starting this fall, the centre will feature fitness and wellness programs, special interest, workshops, as well as a variety of specialized programs for all ages. There will be something for everyone; preschool, children, youth, adults, and seniors.
6. Why should people come to the Centre?
This facility now offers recreational programming for the whole family conveniently located in the suburbs of Amherstview.
7. Will people be able to buy memberships?
Clients can register for a program session or purchase a punch card for all fitness programs.
8. Does the Centre have a slogan?
The facility will use the same tagline as the Recreation Services Department, which is “Building a healthy, engaged community”.
9. Will you be offering any discounts to celebrate your grand opening?
Try-It week will be offered Monday, September 8th – Saturday, September 13th. We invite everyone to come out and try a class this week from our fall schedule at no charge.Fall Session begins Monday, September 15 – please register early to avoid disappointment.
[13 August, 2014] -The Dry Stone Walling Association of Canada (a non-profit group) Workshop is being held on Amherst Island September 13th & 14th. This workshop is open to masons, landscapers and enthusiasts of all abilities. The hands-on course will cover safety, basic terminology, structure and styles of dry stone walling. Students will be able to identify proper walling techniques and construct their own walls. This includes 15 hours of instruction, refreshments and meals. Also the format allows time for students to ask questions regarding their own projects. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Andrea at 613-634-9734 or check their website at http://www.drystonecanada.com/
[10 August, 2014] – WIN a pair of tickets to see the show WICKED plus a $100 gift certificate to The Keg restaurant. The show takes place Saturday September 20th, a 1:30pm at the Ed Mirvish Theatre (Toronto). The seats are orchestra E10 and E11. Get your raffle tickets for this great theatre package. Tickets are $5 each and only 250 will be sold! Winner will be drawn Monday Sept 8th at 9am on the Udder Morning Show. All proceeds to support Island Radio operations and promotions. For more info and to obtain your raffle tickets, contact any Island Radio volunteer, or email our station manager Dayle Gowan at email@example.com
[6 August, 2014] – Alain Legault, the mastermind behind the Village of Bath News on Facebook, is the newest volunteer at Island Radio. He’ll be keeping you up to date on the hot local news you NEED to know about via our Island Radio Facebook feed. Welcome aboard Alain!
[21 July, 2014] – Blast from the Past! Former Island Radio broadcaster Leah Murray will be joining Keith Miler on the Up Steve’s Sleevesshow Tuesday evenings (and Wednesday mornings) as Steve Kennedy takes a summer sabbatical. Leah is exited to be back at the station. She welcomes your feedback and your song requests too! YEAH!
[14 July, 2014] – Last Monday Jacob Murray dropped in to chat with Dayle and Susan on the Udder Morning Show. He described his recent trip to Ireland to attend the Stone Festival in Donegal and to participate in the stone wall builders workshops. This was arranged by Andrea Cross with funding support by various island groups and individuals. There are photos and information on stoneartblog.blogspot.ca Stay tuned for more info in the near future about Amherst Island stone walls and maybe some local stone wall workshops too.
[10 July, 2014] – Get to know Coffee Trends! Everyone extends a warm welcome to Island Radio’s newest sponsor Coffee Trends. With two locations, one in Kingston East (235 Gore Rd) and one in Kingston West (772 Blackburn Mews), this locally owned and family operated business is your destination for Keurig K-Cups, Tassimo and other single serve beverages. Visit them soon to mix & match together any varieties in the store, whether they be coffee tea, hot chocolate or cappuccinos. YUM! Check out their website and their Facebook page!
[3 July, 2014] – Just a short drive down the road, the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest is taking place for the next 10 days in Ottawa’s Lebreton Flats (July 3th to 13th). This year’s festival is chock full of stellar nationally and internationally known bands spanning various genres from blues, to rock, to country. Examples include Blondie, Queen’s of the Stone Age, Journey, Trombone Shorty, The Killers, Lady Gaga, and Moist just to name a few. Visit their website for more details and ticket information. Check out this interview that festival spokesman Joe Reilly did with Island Radio’s Eric Tremblay Wednesday night (give the link a moment to load).
[22 June, 2014] – This past week Peter and Annie entertained live in studio for listeners during the popular Wednesday afternoon Wolf’s Den program. They made the trip from their cottage in Elgin. By the looks of the picture, Peter and Annie were having just as much fun as the listeners!
What a nice sunset sky on the taken during the show. WOW!
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