[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 email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
[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!
[13 June, 2014] – In studio with Eric on Friday night was Kasey Ferguson and Ken Allan. The boys had a lot of fun talking about wide-ranging subjects while spinning listener requests on the theme of “Rebels of Rock”. Kasey explained about his exciting new podcasting venture, the Kasey Ferguson Show, produced locally in Kingston. Be sure to check out the episodes already available and like the show on Facebook: uncensored interviews, music that rocks and more. Ken took the opportunity to introduce us to the Taylor Allan Memorial Fund that supports awareness of abnormal heart arrhythmias. The associated website has all kinds of great information, be sure to check it out – it can save a life.
Ken on the left, Kasey on the right, and Bruce Lee in the middle at the back.
[28 May, 2014] – Here we GROW again! Welcome Jef Leeson to the volunteer crew at Island Radio. Jef is a true music junkie and he hosts a brand new program on CJAI: Eastern Ontario Playlist. Each Monday at 7pm (repeat Friday at 5pm), Jef packages together 1 hour of tidbits that showcase the past, present and the future of music in our region. Be sure to check the show out, like his Facebook and follow him on Twitter too!”
[26 May, 2014] – The Car Show at the Odessa Fairgrounds is back again this year, on June 14th and 15th (8am-5pm) . The Udder Morning Show had great guests in this morning to discuss the event. (L to R) Norm McWaters (A Studebaker fan) came down from Belleville, Merrill Weekes was the founding president of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Upper Canada Region 52 years ago (He is a Model T Ford owner), Eldon Peters was Secretary of the Odessa club for many years (He owns and drives an Edsel that he bought new many years ago and has brought back to top condition.)
Short-eared Owl – March, 2012 on Amherst Island by Terry Culbert.
It all begins at 7am, Monday, May 19th on the Udder Morning Show and culminates at 10pm, May 24th with Eric and Cathy’s Friday Night Radio Show. Operators will be standing by. Call 613-384-8282 to donate or drop in to Canada’s smallest radio station to join in the fun, chat with friends and to grab freshly brewed coffee, muffins and cookies. Get in on the action. Check out all the prize and auction information here.
- Monday’s end-of-day total was $3,290 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. Awesome!
- Tuesday’s end-of-day total was $4,795 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. Fabulous!
- Wednesday’s end-of-day total was $7,796 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. WOW!
- Thursday’s end-of-day total was $8,936 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. Stupendous!
- Friday’s end-of-day total was $11,556 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. AMAZING!
Terry Culbert and Jim Gould were at the microphone when the fund raiser broke through the $10,000 level on Friday afternoon. Jim’s wife Judy was on the phone making the landmark pledge that made the difference.
Dan Simpson & his merry band of minstrels entertained listeners during the Fund Drive on Thursday afternoon. Great shirt Dan! For those who want an Island Radio Shirt too, they are on sale at the station $20 (in Large or XL). Hats are for sale $20 as well.
Jim Smith, Ellis Wolfreys and Gord Struthers entertained listeners during the fund drive Wednesday afternoon.
John & JB Entertained listeners and station visitors all day Monday!
[17 May 2014] – The Island Radio Benefit Rock Concert held at The Mansion on May 16th was a resounding success. It was a very fun and enjoyable evening of good friends and great music with 100% of the proceeds going to Island Radio.
Many aspects generated funds: silent auction from Purlin’ J’s, cash donation from the headline band Goldwing, hat sales, tshirt sales and tickets sales. In total we generated $1,030 for Island Radio.
Special thanks go to all of the entertainers, volunteers, organizers, emcees, door people, merch table people, poster hangers, ticket sellers, broadcasters that promoted the event, business partners who donated their time and services, sound technicians, photographers, videographers, social media buzz-makers, and to the staff of The Mansion. Without this team effort this level of success would not have been realized. Extra special thanks go to Shannon and Derek who spearheaded this great initiative. More pictures can be found here.
[16 May, 2014] – What a treat! Country Music fans from far and wide listened in to the great entertainment this week on Ellis’ Wolf’s Den. It was a full house of talent! If you want to re-live the fun, go check out the archive recording from May 14th here. From left to right – Ron Hudson, Peter Mallen, Sharon Dorey, Ellis Wolfreys, Martin Rombough, Shelly Mallen, Vern Rombough, and Evelyn Ramdhanie.
[15 May, 2014] – A BIG thank you goes out to Island Radio’s newest sponsor, Hummingbird Homecare. Bring Hummingbird into your home and live safely and independently for as long as possible. If you or a loved one aren’t ready yet to move out of the comfort on your own home then Krystyna at Hummingbird Homecare can help. Local, personal, based in Bath, call 613-352-1090 or email Krystyna at email@example.com Like their Facebook page too!
[10 May, 2014] – Braden Dragomir from Station 14 has published a fabulous featurette on Island radio in anticipation for our benefit concert at The Mansion (on May 16th) and for our 8th Annual Fund Drive which kicks off Monday May 19th. Check out the video here.
[8 May, 2014] – Mark down Friday May 16th on your calendars! The Island Radio Benefit Rock Concert is taking place at The Mansion in downtown Kingston.
When: Friday May 16th (first set starts at 8pm)
Where: The Mansion in downtown Kingston
Who:Abby Stewart, Kat Heikkila & Jeff Pearce (from Moist), Rae Corcoran, Bellfonix and Goldwing (and maybe some surprise special guests!)
Cost: $10 in advance or $15 at the door with 100% of the proceeds going to Island Radio!
100% of the proceeds from this event go to funding operating expenses at the station so plan on coming out and enjoying yourself!
[May 3, 2014] – In anticipation of the Island Radio Annual Fund Drive beginning on May 19th, Braden Dragomir from Station 14 was filming while Goldwing took the stage live in the Island Radio studios. The energy at the station was palpable while the band entertained and the listeners cheered! Be sure to check out Goldwing as they headline the Island Radio benefit Concert at the Mansion in downtown Kingston on May 16th.
[April 22, 2014] – Island Radio is pleased to announce that the NEW exclusive sponsor of Devin Stewart’s The Spinal Groove is Zap Records at 340 Princess Street in downtown Kingston. Since 1991, Gary has been buying and selling vinyl, CDs, as well as stereo gear. He provides a wealth of information about music to all his clients and loves to offer helpful advice on how you can locate that hard to find record. Also, if you have a box of records that you no longer want stashed away in a dusty closet, bring them to Gary and set them free. He offers top dollar for your vinyl.
So next time you organize a party at your place, ditch the cold iTunes playlist and bring your event to the next level with a vinyl listening party. Tell your friends to stop in at Zap Records and pick up something cool. Gary’s there to help.
[16 April, 2014] – This year Loyalist Township is proud to announce the 1st Annual “Enviro Challenge” taking place April 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
Consider taking 15 minutes on one of those days to pitch in around the office and the streets of Loyalist Township. Get some fresh air and together we can make our Township beautiful!
Please pass on to friends and family. By filling out our online form and taking a few pictures, friends, family and members of the community will be entered in a draw to WIN Loyalist Enviro Challenge T-Shirts! For all the details visit: http://www.loyalisttownship.ca/envirochallenge
Together we can!
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