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July 2nd, 2015What’s coming up Monday July 6th on the Udder Morning Show

Be sure and tune into The Udder Morning Show this Monday, July 6th as Dayle & Susan will be interviewing live guests in the studio. At 8.a.m., Glenn Reid will be in and Glenn has been a performing singer/songwriter for over thirty years. His music & CDs have been, and are being played in over thirty-five countries around the world, with several staying on the European Country Music Association’s Top 100 Chart for 14 straight weeks. His song (and performance) of “Another Hank Williams Night reached #4 in Germany, #2 in Denmark, and #1 in Sweden. Glenn has taught private lessons for over twenty years & with several students going on to highly successful careers in the music industry. He has played venues of all types and sizes, from tiny clubs to huge arenas, as a solo act, as a member of duos and trios, and with full bands. Glenn is currently completing his 4th CD due this summer.

At 9:00 a.m. Kris and Dee will be joining Dayle & Susan and they are Kingston’s superfolk duo Kris Abbott and Dee McNeil. They have released their third full-length album in less than five years, “A Great Long Game”. It’s the much-anticipated follow-up disk to their 2013 release, Bloom, which was selected by CBC Music’s Mark Rheaume as a Top Pick for the year, and to their 2011 debut, Still Here Inside, chosen by Starbucks for its Worldwide Playlist. Drawing upon their folk, pop & rock roots as well as digital influences, Kris and Dee’s production concept for A Great Long Game is a pure extension of their creative process. The result is a dynamic, textured collection of songs that range from introspective & intimate to playful & rocking – each one was written, produced and performed solely by Kris and Dee. Kris and Dee are touring extensively across Ontaario this summer to support the release, including headlining stage performances at Ottawa’s Westfest & London’s Home County Music & Art Festival.

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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