20 May, 2013- It’s HERE: the 2013 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 for pledge and auction bidding information. There are over 75 prizes too! Get in on the action to win! Prize details here. Woohooo!
- Monday’s end-of-day total was $2,735 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids.
- Tuesday’s end-of-day total was $4,510 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. That’s an increase of $1,775 due to Tuesday’s fund raising efforts. WOW! Thank you everyone!
Tune in Wednesday 7am to 6pm for live broadcasting with hosts and volunteers Keith Miller, Dayle Gowan, Bill Barrett, Cheryl Saunders, Ellis Wolfreys, and Roberta who have tons of prizes to give-away!
Tuesday: Daniel and his father Brian Little kicked off ‘Day Two’ of the annual fund drive at Island Radio.
Tuesday: Jim Gould, former host of Jazz from Jim’s Vault and CJAI station manager Dayle Gowan.
Tuesday: Eloise Gowan taking phone pledges during the 2013 fund drive.
Tuesday: Jim Gould and Terry Culbert came back to Amherst Island to help raise funds for their favourite radio station.
Monday: Cheryl Saunders working the phones!
Monday: Judy Chui at the station controls!
Monday: Jim Carr updating us on the fantastic BIG JIM auction item.
Monday: Jim Carr and Susan Filson discussing the finer points of harness racing.
Monday: Paul Lauret manning the telephone and collecting pledges.
19 May, 2013: CJAI 92.1 FM has been on the air for 7 years, but we don’t really know much about our listeners and their preferences. We want to change that. We want to know your opinion and we need your help in shaping how CJAI grows in the future. We have launched a short Listener Survey online so that you can contribute your ideas to the station, and you will be eligible to win a $100 prepaid VISA Gift Card! Everyone who completes the survey will be entered into the draw and the winner will be announced June 10th, 2013. The winner will be contacted by telephone or email, and the winner’s name will be posted on the CJAI website.
(Note #1: You may complete the survey without giving your contact information, but in that case we cannot enter your name into the draw.)
(Note #2: If you know someone who wants to complete the survey but can’t do it online, then have them call the station at 613-384-8282. People who complete the survey by telephone WILL also be eligible for the draw.)
19 May, 2013: STING is SOLD OUT! Thank you to everyone who supported CJAI 92.1 FM and bought raffle tickets for the STING concert taking place June 18th at Kingston’s K-Rock Center. The 200 raffle tickets are now SOLD OUT. Stay tuned to the Udder Morning Show with Dayle Gowan and Susan Filson on Monday May 27th as they announce the lucky winners!
18 May, 2013: Attention Harness Racing Fans!!! We have received a fantastic addition to the list of week-long auction items for the CJAI 92.1 FM 2013 Annual Fund Raiser. Stud service by Standardbred BIG JIM is available for you to bid on. In 2010 and 2011, BIG JIM was constantly in the news. In his career he won 10 of his 20 starts, won purse money of over $1.5 million, and set a world record at the Governor Cup. His stud service can be yours with all proceeds going to support your community radio station CJAI. More details available here.
Big Jim, Image courtesy of Seelster Farms.
15 May, 2013: BOYS FROM AWAY are returning Tuesday, May 21st from 10am to 2pm for the 2013 Island Radio Fund Drive. Terry Culbert, former host of the Friday Morning Show and his friend Jim Gould host of Jazz from Jim’s Vault join forces to help raise money for the ‘smallest and best radio station in Canada’
Short-eared Owl – March, 2012 on Amherst Island by Terry Culbert.
It all begins at 7am, Monday, May 20th on the Udder Morning Show and culminates at 10pm, May 24th with a special on-air reunion of CKLC 1380 AM alumni on Eric’s Friday Night Radio Show. Operators will be standing by. Call 613-384-8282 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. Want a sneak peek on how the prize and auction items list is coming along? Check it out here.
[28 April 2013] – It’s the concert of a lifetime and you could be sitting 14 rows from the stage. STING is coming to Kingston’s K-Rock Center on June 18th and CJAI is raffling two fantastic tickets! The face value of the tickets is $210 and the winner of the raffle will be treated to a performance by one of music’s most well-known artists. Get your raffle tickets while they are still available by contacting any CJAI staff member. The raffle tickets are $3 each or 2 for $5. The draw will take place on Monday May 27th and the winners will be announced live on the Udder Morning Show with Dayle Gowan and Susan Filson.
[15 April 2013] – CJAI is pleased to announce that Breaking Bread Bistro has become a supporter of community radio. Breaking Bread Bistro is the new exclusive sponsor for the Island Sunrise Show which airs every Thursday morning from 7-9am with host Dan Simpson. For more information on Breaking Bread Bistro, please visit their fantastic website: breakingbreadbistro.com
[31 March 2013] – On April 1st, ISLAND RADIO, Amherst Island Public Radio, has a birthday… it has been on the air 24-7 for 7-years. Thanks to all the great volunteers and community members who made this happen.
11 March, 2013: Welcome NewCanadianMusic.ca to the sponsorship family at CJAI. They are your source for everything music in Canada. New releases, video of the moment, latest chart activity, top tracks of the week and music news – you can find all this at NewCanadianMusic.ca. If you love Canada and you are into music discovery then this website will become one of your favourites very quickly. NewCanadianMusic.ca is proud to sponsor Eric’s Friday Night Radio Show which airs Friday evenings 7-10pm and repeats Saturdays 8-11pm. Visit NewCanadianMusic.ca on the web and be sure to LIKE them on Facebook too to find out more about the great up-to-date information they provide.
7 March, 2013: Last week students in the IMC@SLC Dual Credit Program at St. Lawrence College visited Larry Jensen, host of the Friday Morning Show at CJAI, and were tasked with creating commercials for a CJAI sponsor (Loyalist Cove Marina) as part of an advertising and communications project. The projects are in! Four groups have each produced a 30-second commercial. Have a listen to each one and then take a moment to help the students by voting for which commercial you think is the best.
9 March, 2013: Terry Culbert broadcasted his last morning show on Thursday March 7th. After over 350 shows on Island Radio, Terry has left his mark. During his time on Amherst Island, the contributions that Terry made to his community and to the radio station were immense. He will be dearly missed.
9 March, 2013: Welcome Blossoms Kingston to the sponsorship family at CJAI. Located at 2785 Princess Street in Kingston, Blossoms provides edible fresh fruit arrangements for holidays, special occasions, and corporate functions. Blossoms is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of Shannon’s Mixed Tape which airs Wednesday evenings 7-9pm. Visit the Blossom’s Kingston website at http://blossomskingston.com or like them on Facebook for more information about the tasty services they provide.
7 March, 2013: Wilhelmine Card stopped by CJAI to visit Ellis and Mary-Lou Wolfreys. She presented a donation for $100 from the Bedford Jam in recognition of Ellis and Mary-Lou’s support of the local live music and local entertainers. Mary-Lou is the host of Believe heard live each Wednesday at 1pm and Ellis follows at 2pm with his show, The Wolf’s Den.
5 March, 2013: Terry Culbert has set two records on CJAI Island Radio: the longest and shortest running programs. The retired television news journalist hosted the Friday Morning Show for 342 editions as well as Thursdays @ Eight for 10 editions.
Join Terry at 8am March 7th 2013 for his final LIVE show before he and his life-partner Barb Hogenauer move to Prince Edward County. Terry has been part of Amherst Island Public Radio for over 7-years.
THURSDAYS @ EIGHT 8 to 11am / Repeated between 8 and 11pm.
4 March, 2013: We are growing again! Join ex-roller derby superstar Shannon Myra as she crafts a tasty mixed tape for you every second Wednesday from 7-9pm. The show is appropriately titled SHANNON’S MIXED TAPE and she will be taking your song requests. Don’t be shy – email her your obscure and fun song suggestions. She would love to play them for you. Shannon’s first show will air on Wednesday, March 6th.
February 27, 2013: Welcome Dan Simpson as Island Radio’s newest morning host with a Thursday program called THE ISLAND SUNRISE SHOW. From 7 to 9am, the beef-farming-country-singer, will entertain listeners with good old country, bluegrass and a bit of rock n’ roll. Dan’s first show will air on Thursday, March 14th.
February 15, 2013: Joe Coté, a long time friend of Ron Rochester, has written a lovely article for Toronto’s Globe and Mail newspaper that showcases the life of Ron and his contribution to broadcasting in Canada. Ron was the former chair of the Board of Directors of CJAI and everyone at the station, and in the community, miss Ron dearly. Here’s a photo of Ron (foreground) working hard with Station Manager Dayle Gowan during the 2012 CJAI Annual Fundraiser.
February 7, 2013: Dan Simpson, Amherst Island’s beef farming-country singer sang a Valentine’s Day song he wrote to his wife Joan LIVE on Thursdays @ Eight this morning:
“Go to sleep my little Darline
Rest your body next to mine
It’s morning here and the storm is over
And everything will be fine.”
February 7, 2013: Bath resident and long time listener to Island Radio, Jim Bedford, made his way from the mainland to sit in with Terry Culbert on Thursdays @ Eight this morning. Jim loves 50′s and 60′s rock n’ roll and has a great knowledge of those times. This was his second LIVE guest appearance on the show.
January 31, 2013: Three members of the Kingston-based Celtic group IRISH ROOTS visited Terry Culbert on his Thursdays @ Eight program. Left to right: Paul Gillespie, Andrew Vanhorn and Mary Kennedy. During the
90-minute interview, their entire new album titled ‘The Roads We Choose’ was played. Checkout IRISH ROOTS website www.CelticKitchenParty.com or
book them for a special function: firstname.lastname@example.org
January 24, 2013 – Terry Culbert, Island Radio’s assistant station manager and host of Thursdays @ Eight, was guest speaker at Prince Edward County Radio Corporation’s AGM last evening in Picton. CJPE 92.3FM hopes to be on air by the summer of 2014. Their purpose is to fund and operate a not-for-profit community radio station that reflects and enhances the richness, diversity and economic vitality of Prince Edward County.
January 17, 2013 – Dayle Gowan, of the Udder Morning Show, making a call from Porta Morelos, Mexico, to co-host Susan Filson during their show heard Mondays LIVE from 7 to 10am (repeat 3 to 6pm). Porta Morelos is a small fishing village on the Yucatan Peninsula, known as the Mayan
January 10, 2013 – Jim Bedford, Roy Mills, Bonnie Bedford and Sandra Mills
of Bath, Ontario, heard about Amherst Island’s New Years Eve dinner-dance listening to ISLAND RADIO CJAI 92.1FM. They enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner and LIVE music provided by The Runnin’ Kind.
January 4, 2013 @ 8:07am – Larry Jensen, hosting his first Friday Morning Show today. Larry takes over the longest running show on Island Radio from Terry Culbert after Culbert completed 342 editions in the past six and a half years. We’re looking forward to Larry broadcasting for the next six years or so.
December 31, 2012 – The volunteer staff at Island Radio wish you and your family a very Happy New Year!!! May 2013 bring success to both you and your community.
December 30, 2012 – We are growing again! There has been some exciting changes in the lineup of live broadcasts at Island Radio. Here’s the new run down:
MONDAY: Udder Morning Show with Dayle Gowan & Susan Filson 7-10am (repeat 3-5pm).
TUESDAY: Up Steve’s Sleeves with Steve Kennedy & Keith Miller 7-9pm (repeat the following Tuesday morning 7-9am).
WEDNESDAY: Breakfast with Brian with Brian Little 7-9am (repeat 5-7pm).
WEDNESDAY: Believe with Mary Lou Wolfreys 1-2pm.
WEDNESDAY: Wolf’s Den with Ellis Wolfreys 2-5pm (repeat Fridays 10-1pm / Sundays 4-7pm).
THURSDAY (NEW show): Thursdays @ Eight with Terry Culbert 8-11am (repeat 8-11pm).
FRIDAY (NEW host): Friday Morning Show with Larry Jensen 7-10am (repeat 2-5pm).
FRIDAY: Eric’s Friday Night Radio Show with Eric Tremblay 7-10pm (repeat the following Thursday afternoon 2-5pm)
SATURDAY: Afternoon Delight with Nic Rossetti 4-6pm.
SATURDAY (NEW show): The Spiral Groove with Devin Stewart 6-8pm.
December 24, 2012 – 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.
December 19, 2012 – At a recent gathering of the Kingston & District Old Tyme Fiddlers Association, president Glenn Morris, on the right, presented Ellis Wolfreys of the Wolf’s Den with a donation for CJAI Radio. The Fiddlers Association thanked Ellis for all he does fostering Country and Bluegrass music.
December 17, 2012 – Friday Morning Show host Terry Culbert was asked to MC the Kingston Senior Choristers ‘Season of Dreams’ which took place December 14th and 16th. As a thank you from the choir, Terry was presented with a generous donation cheque made out to CJAI Radio.
December 16, 2012 – Terry Sprague of Big Island, Prince Edward County, was a guest on the Udder Morning Show on December 10th. Terry Sprague is an author, columnist, naturalist, broadcaster and retired farmer. One of the many topics discussed was his recently released book: Up Before Five – The Family Farm. (Terry’s life growing up in The County).
They also chatted about Terry’s fascination with the Main Duck Islands, situated to the south of Amherst Island. Terry hosts excursions during the summer to the Main Ducks, telling visitors of its history and former owners, one of which was a colourful character named Claude “King” Cole. Cole raised cattle, horses and buffalo on the Main Ducks. He may also have been a rum runner during prohibition.
Following the broadcast, the show’s hosts and Terry Sprague attended breakfast at the home of Barbara Filson, a niece of Claude ‘King’ Cole. Barbara Filson presented Terry with a hammer, which belonged to her uncle, bearing his name on the handle.
Visit Terry’s website: www.naturestuff.net
Up Before Five – The Family Farm: is available @ Books & Company in Picton or from the author: Terry Sprague, 23 Sprague Road, RR#1 Demorestville K0K 1W0
December 11, 2012 – Ron Rochester, broadcaster and president of CJAI Radio’s Board of Directors, died suddenly on Monday, December 10, 2012. A huge loss to his wife Margaret and his friends at Island Radio. Funeral services will be held in Napanee at 1pm, Friday, December 14th at the Catholic Church (West and Thomas Streets). Reception to follow service.
December 7, 2012 Larry Jensen joined Terry Culbert today as co-host of the Friday Morning Show. Larry and his wife Sherri recently purchased a home at the head of Amherst Island, moving here from Oakville, Ontario. Welcome to Island Radio Larry! Will the lads rename it the Terry & Larry Show? Stay tuned.
November 21, 2012 – Murray Shields founder and organizer of Authentic Canadian Tours brought two dozen Toronto area visitors to Amherst Island on Saturday, November 17th. This is Authentic Canadian Tours third island visit and one of their destinations is ISLAND RADIO. CJAI thanks them for their generous donation.
November 21, 2012 – Keith ‘Doc Luv’ Miller of the Up Steve’s Sleeves show was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, November 15th at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee. Scott Reid, Member of Parliament for Lanark-Frontenac-Lennox and Addington presented the medal. Keith received the award for his long history of concerning himself with the welfare and prosperity of his community and has promoted many farming and other causes with local and higher levels of government. He is a patient teacher who has personally instructed many on conservation-conscious disposal of waste.
November 12, 2012 – Braden Dragomir, a CKWS Television News journalist, visited the Wolf’s Den recently and his story will air Tuesday, November 20th @ 6pm. Host Ellis Wolfreys and his LIVE guests Anne Banks and Red Neck Blvd. are featured.
October 27, 2012 – Wallace Edwards, Canadian children’s illustrator and winner of the 2002 Governor General’s Award for his book Alphabeasts, will be Terry Culbert’s guest at 9am, Friday, November 2nd on the Friday Morning Show. The Yarker resident will be promoting his latest book: Uncle Wally’s Old Brown Shoe. Wallace Edwards book launch and opening reception is Saturday, December 1st at the Ingram Gallery, 49 Avenue Road in Toronto.
October 21, 2012 – UP STEVE’S SLEEVES is going from early morning LIVE to evening LIVE 7pm to 9pm beginning Tuesday, October 23rd. The repeat will play Tuesday mornings from 6 to 8am the following week. Steve Kennedy and his co-host Keith ‘Doc Luv’ Miller are looking forward to being able to sleep in on those cold winter mornings. By the way, Up Steve’s Sleeves is probably the only radio show to be exclusively sponsored by a sheep farm … Amherst Island’s Foot Flats Farm.
October 21, 2012 – Island Radio’s Annual General Meeting was held today in Stella. This is a photo of the CJAI 92.1 FM Board of Directors.
Back row left to right: John Schutzbach (treasurer), Eric Tremblay (new director), Ellis Wolfreys, Susan Filson (new director), Anthony Gifford, Allen Caughey, Dayle Gowan (station manager).
Front row seated: Ron Rochester (chair), Mary Lou Wolfreys (secretary), Terry Culbert (assistant station manager) and Mati Kolga.
October 21, 2012 – New Country singer-songwriter Rob Carnegie was a guest on the Friday Morning Show, October 19th. Kingston-born Carnegie spent several years in Nashville, Tennessee building his career and has opened for some of the best Canadian country stars including: George Canyon, Gord Bamford and Dean Brody. Rob Carnegie is also the Director Tourism Marketing & Development for the City of Kingston.
October 21, 2012 – Independent country singer-songwriter Jamie Spurvey of Brighton, Ontario, was Ellis Wolfreys guest for three hours on the Wolf’s Den, October 10th. The 22-year old Newfoundland native has performed at the Havelock Jamboree, the Emerald Music Festival and on Island Radio. His debut country album is called ‘Take it all’.
Sunday, October 28th, 2012 – Fundraiser dance for Island Radio CJAI. Rideau Acres Banquet Hall – Kingston (Cunningham Road off Hwy. 15, just north of the 401), 1 to 6pm. Music by Red Neck Blvd. and Anne Banks. $12 per person. Admission at the door. Further info: call Ellis Wolfreys @ 613-376-6664.
[Saturday, October 13, 2012] – CJAI 92.1 FM was truly touched to receive a very substantial donation this week. Scott Jackson, former employee at Kingston’s CKLC 1380 AM, has made a $1,000 donation to CJAI to help keep our community radio station running. Now the president and founder of LIFE 100.3 FM Ontario’s Christian Superstation in Barrie, Ontario, Scott hopes that this donation will encourage others to support and invest in their community. Thank you Scott for this wonderful and generous donation.
[Saturday, October 6, 2012] – Keith ‘Doc Luv’ Miller of the Up Steeve’s Show, with his acrylic painting titled: Summer on Amherst Island whilst driving my John Deere tractor. Keith gave his creation to The Lodge during their All-Island Artists Show as a fund raiser for CJAI Island Radio. The painting fetched $230 dollars. Thank you Keith and thanks also to The Lodge for donating the entire amount to our radio station.
[September 23, 2012] – ISLAND COOKS is a recent addition to the Udder Morning Show with hosts Susan Filson and Dayle Gowan. Amherst Island, lovingly referred to as ‘Pie Island’, has an amazing number of great cooks and periodically they become guests on the show. The Udder Morning Show can be heard Mondays from 7 to 10am LIVE (repeated between 3 and 6pm). Click ISLAND COOKS for some of their favourite recipes and kitchen secrets.
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