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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.

HOW TO ENTER:

Send an email to contests@cjai.ca 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.

Closest wins! JUMP ON BOARD & ENJOY THE RIDE!

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 http://robobunnyattack.com/ 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 air@cjai.ca This online learning bundle is a $200 value.

100% of the proceeds go to support station operations at Amherst Island Radio! WOW! Thank you http://robobunnyattack.com/

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 roswellrehearsals.ca Like their page on Facebook too.

The Fund Drive is Here!
17 May, 2015It’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.

[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 generalinfo@drystonecanada.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 dayle@kos.net

[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.

MAY 19th to MAY 23rd
A full week of LIVE broadcasting, prizes, auctions & daily giveaways

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 info@hummingbirdhomecare.ca 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.

Station14

[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!

Tickets on sale at The Mansion (downtown Kingston), Blossoms (2785 Princess St in Bayridge), Island Radio World Headquarters (Amherst Island), and a Heritage Point Antiques and Gifts (Bath).

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.

recycling

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!

[16 April, 2014] – Congratulations to Dan Simpson and Steve Kennedy, they are the winners of the Friday Morning Show’s Ice Be Gone 2014 contest. Dan & Steve were able to successfully predict when the ice would leave The North Channel of The Bay of Quinte. The two winners will share the benefits of the award, a book of ferry tickets for the Frontenac II. Thanks to all 45 people that participated, to ferry crew and Larry Jensen, host of the Friday Morning Show, for making this fun contest happen!

[6 April, 2014] – Larry Jensen, host of the Friday Morning Show, challenged listeners to predict when the ice will leave the North shore of Amherst Island and the final calendar of Votes is now available. Best of luck everyone!!!!

[31 March, 2014] – On April 1st, Island Radio has a birthday… it has been on the air 24-7 for 8-years! Thanks to all the great volunteers, community members, partners and listeners who made this happen.

26 March, 2014Attention Internet Listeners! If you have the Island Radio Internet stream bookmarked on your computer, then the old link may not work any more. We have a new link for the Internet Stream that you can access by clicking Listen Live above. If you typically listen on the Internet by using TuneIn Radio, then your link will be updated automatically. If you need help listening to us on the Internet, please contact us and we’ll help you as best as we can. Every listener is important!

28 February, 2014 – Mike Pardy from “Pardy of 1” made the trip from Mount Forrest, North of Guelph, to join Eric for a Friday Night Jam! Listeners were treated to some sweet live tunes on a singer-songwriter theme night. If you want to know more about Mike, check out his Facebook page!

14 February, 2014 – Island Radio is looking for a new volunteer to join the family: Director of Sponsorships! If you love working with people, want to develop your interpersonal skills or like to get some sales experience, then Island Radio may have the position for YOU! Talk to us about joining the greatest community radio station team! For more info about this volunteer position, contact Larry Jensen at 613-331-3451 or 13360frontroad@gmail.com

28 January, 2014 – Ellis Wolfreys, host of the popular Wolf’s Den, was joined LIVE in studio by talented Briannah Cotton and friends on January 15th. Briannah is 17 years old and hails from Lindsay, Ontario. If you missed the show you can always listen to it on demand by clicking the “Past Shows” link in the top menu bar. If you want to hear more from Briannah, you can check out her music on SoundCloud.

January 25, 2014 – Eric Tremblay, host of the Friday Night Radio Show reached his milestone 100th show last night. About 1 hour into the broadcast, a party erupted as many Island Radio volunteers arrived with snacks to celebrate with Eric. (l-to-r) Keith “Dr. Love” Miller, Diane Pierce, Erin Merry, Michele LeLay, Eric Tremblay, Dan Simpson, Cathy Christmas, Larry Jensen and Dayle Gowan. (Photographer: Sherri Jensen)

Dan Simpson, host of the Island Sunrise Show joined Eric on the air to prove to listeners that a party was going on!

Erin Merry and Eric, signing off at the end of the night. Here’s to the next 100 shows!!! Thank you everyone!

January 24, 2014 – Ron Ruttan, CEO of Habitat for Humanity Greater Kingston and Frontenac, and Kelly Squier, Office and Volunteer Manager, joined Larry on the Friday Morning Show today. They had great discussions about the contribution that Habitat for Humanity makes to our community.

January 3, 2014 – Island Radio is pleased to announce that Mike’s Truck, Moving and Delivery Service is the new exclusive sponsor for Nic Rossetti’s Afternoon Delight. Service to, from, and throughout Amherst Island. Free Estimates and Friendly Honest Service. Storage Services available. Smaller Deliveries or a Full Truckload. We serve all your local Moving Needs, with our Professional Movers and Equipment. Visit www.MikesTruck.ca or Call 613 352-7804. REMEMBER IF YOU’RE STUCK WITHOUT A TRUCK, CALL MIKE!


 

January 2, 2014 – Kaela Simpson from Canadian Tapped Promotions was at Island Radio joining Eric on the Friday Night Show. The entire night focused on bands that will make waves in 2014. Curious about what songs they played? The show is archived and ready for you to stream on demand whenever you wish.

December 23, 2013 – 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.

14 December, 2013 Special guests last week on The Wolf’s Den included Lorraine Marie Shalitis (aka The Patsy Cline Girl), Jonathan “Stompin Tom” Finland and Bruce Forsyth – all from Trenton area. It was a great afternoon of live music from the milkhouse. It happens every Wednesday 2pm-5pm. Tune in and find out who the next live artist is going to be.
Wolf's DenJonathan “Stompin Tom” Finland and Bruce Forsyth

Wolf's DenEllis and Lorraine Marie hammin’ it up for the camera.

Wolf's DenJon and Lorraine Marie.

12 December, 2013 – Island Radio family and friends gathered yesterday at Susan Filson’s home on Amherst Island for a fun filled evening of snacks, stories, music and sing alongs. Special thanks to both Susan and Garry for being such gracious hosts!
Party Time!

7 December, 2013 – For two week’s in a row, Pete Jardine was in the milk house with Eric for the Friday Night Radio Show. Pete’s a master of music information about all things Beetles and Grateful Dead. He’s working up a possible show idea for next year that will focus on 60s and 70s music. Groovy Baby!
Pete Jardine

5 December, 2013 – A Cuppa tea in The County. CJAI’s Friday Morning Show host Larry Jensen stopped by Terry Culbert and Barb Hogenauer’s home in Prince Edward County. Terry and Brian Little originated the Friday Morning Show on Island Radio in June of 2006. Larry became the full-time host last January.
Tea Time!

28 October, 2013 – Halloween starts early on Amherst Island: the Goddess of Amherst Island with an early sighting of a Boo Footed Blueby only on the Udder Morning Show.
Halloween
Then it continued as half the Island showed up to wish station manager Dayle and Eloise Gowan a great trip down south!
Halloween Click here for a bigger picture!

25 October, 2013Kris & Dee were in studio this morning with Larry Jensen on the Friday Morning Show. They took the opportunity to discuss their new CD release BLOOM that was recorded in Bath at the Bathhouse Studios as well as their upcoming opening concert for Valdy at the Kingston LiveWire Music Series on November 15th.
Kris&Dee

21 October, 2013– He’s BAAAACK! That’s right – Nic Rossetti comes back to the CJAI airwaves this Saturday October 26th. After a brief hiatus, the Afternoon Delight is back LIVE on the air from 4pm to 6pm every Saturday. Bringing you yesterday’s favourites on today’s radio, Nic is always looking for requests and comments from listeners. Be sure to send him a note! Welcome back Nic!

15 October, 2013 – Save the date! The CJAI Annual General Meeting is open to the public and is taking place on Wednesday November 13, 2013, at the Neilson Store Museum on Amherst Island. Refreshments will be available. Come and find out what your community radio station is all about and ask about volunteer opportunities too! We are here to work together.
AGM Meeting

11 October, 2013 If you grow up on Amherst Island, then you are an Islander forever. That’s what people say about musician Jeff Pearce. He recently reunited with David Usher, Mark Makoway and Kevin Young as the rock band MOIST and they are going back on tour. Jan Murphy from the Kingston Whig Standard recently sat down with Jeff to get his perspective about the band’s history and its future. Check out the article here. Jeff recently sat down with Dayle Gowan, host of the Udder Morning Show, to discuss the reunion and to update listeners on what’s been going on recently. Click here to have a listen. MOIST

11 October, 2013: Amherst Island’s Judy Bierma dropped in on Cathy and Eric during the Friday Night Radio Show to keep them company. While in the studio she regaled listeners with tales of her adventures on the high seas! Sailing a 34 foot sailboat across the Atlantic! WOW! Listen to her stories here.

6 October, 2013: Island Radio’s very own Steve Kennedy performed as part of Crooked Wood at the Warring House in Picton on Saturday October 5th. When not delighting patrons with live music, Steve can be found co-hosting Up Steeve’s Sleeves with Keith Miller. There were 20+ die-hard “Sleevers” in attendance to cheer on Crooked Wood’s performance on Saturday Night!

20 September, 2013: Station Manager Dayle Gowan and Technical Wizard Greg Latiak have been working hard turning your generous donations into a complete broadcasting overhaul of the studios here at Island Radio. A BIG THANK YOU to everyone in our listening community who has worked towards making this modernization initiative a reality. If you donated, volunteered, consulted, listened and/or helped in any fashion over the years, then it’s because of you that we are able to grow. A sincere thank you from all the volunteers at your Island Radio! Without you there would be no Island Radio.

3 September, 2013: Kingston band, The Thuggees, will be live in the CJAI studio to debut their Abbey Road master single, Black Soul, Wednesday 18 Sept with Shannon on Mixed Tape. The Thuggees will be performing songs in studio as well as chatting with Shannon. Be sure to tune in!

31 August, 2013: Just a short drive down the road, the 2013 Ottawa Folk Festival is happening Sept 4th to 8th. Located at Hog’s Back Park, this year’s festival is chock full of stellar entertainers including Kendrick Lamar, Vampire Weekend, City and Colour, Patti Smith, Emmylou Harris, The Sheepdogs, Matt Andersen, Hey Ocean 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 CJAI’s Larry Jensen on the Friday Morning Show:

30 August, 2013: What a special night in the old barn at CJAI 92.1FM for Cat’s Friday Night Radio Show. Two special guests, Jim Elyot and Rick Choma took over the controls for three hours to entertain the masses. They had not worked in the same control booth since the late 1980’s. A variety of music was played from the 80’s and we even had a request or two come through over the phone lines.

We had a lot of response via social media, which only makes me even more excited for another anticipated 1380 CKLC Reunion in May 2014!

Cathy just let the guys monopolize the mic although they did let Cathy squeak in there to make a special dedication to a couple of old childhood friends of mine who were tuned in from Alberta and British Columbia! [Click here to listen to the replay – Note that takes a moment to load]

CJAI22 August, 2013: If you represent a community-minded business or organization, then WE WANT TO WORK WITH YOU! We are all in this together. Here at Island Radio, numerous volunteers donate their time and energy in front of the microphone and behind the scenes to bring you quality programming each and every day. Dozens of listeners support CJAI and donate money on a regular basis in order to defray the basic operating costs of the radio station. What can community-minded businesses and organizations do to participate in this team-effort? That’s simple – you can advertise on Island Radio! Become one of Our Sponsors!

For $200 per year, your commercial will air at least once a day. If you do the math, $200 spread over 365 days is just 55 cents a day. We are sure you will agree that other radio stations have a very difficult time matching or beating this very low cost.
Larry Jensen
If you are interested in investing in your community by partnering with Island Radio, then please contact Larry Jensen (CJAI Advertising Rep) at 13360frontroad@gmail.com

13 August, 2013: Island Radio is pleased to be supported by our newest sponsor The Merry Family Foot Clinic. Established in 1994 and located at 797 Princess Street in Kingston, they offer a full range of foot care services. A large selection of orthopedic shoes is available for your viewing and chiropodist Julia Merry crafts by hand custom foot orthotics. For more information don’t hesitate to call them at 613-542-2668 and like their Facebook page too!

30 July, 2013: Shannon Myra and Derek Wagar, alternating hosts of Wednesday’s Mixed Tape program, are teaming up to bring you even more of a good thing! They are expanding their time slot an extra hour and will now be bringing you the music you love for a full three hours 7-10pm each Wednesday. If you like what you hear, be sure to like their Facebook pages [Shannon | Derek] and send them a note thanking them for their efforts!


23 July, 2013: We are working hard away from the microphones to make life easier for you! You can now access all the past show archives on this website by clicking the handy “Past Shows” label in the top menu bar. Each program now has its own page so you can find exactly what you’re looking for faster! Nice improvement eh? We knew you would agree. (*smile*)

19 July, 2013: Larry Jensen, host of the Friday Morning Show, welcomed a familiar face into the studio this morning to play some live tunes: his daughter Dawn. What a treat for the listeners, and for the proud father, alike!

10 July, 2013: Local favourites Jan Fox and Pete Jardine joined Ellis Wolfrey’s, host of the Wolf’s Den, LIVE in studio on June 19th to crank out some great music for listeners. Be sure to check out their website for more information on this dynamic duo!

Ellis on the left, Pete in centre, and Jan on right.


The amazing Jan Fox jamming on guitar


Pete and Jan


Pete is a master of the Electric Drums!

3 July, 2013: 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 4th to 14th). 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 the Black Keys, Dixie Chicks, BB King, The Tragically Hip, Weezer, and RUSH 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 CJAI’s Derek Wagar last Wednesday night.

2 July, 2013: Happy Canada Day from your friends at Island Radio! This year’s CJAI float in the Canada Day Parade was a blast. No matter where you were, we hope everyone had a great long weekend celebrating how great it is to live in Canada.

21 June, 2013: Zander Dunn, Amherst Island’s retiring Presbyterian minister, was a guest on the Udder Morning Show last Monday. He drew the name of the lucky winner for the $100 Gift Card promotion associated with our Listener Survey. The winner was Steve Kennedy, co-host of Up Steve Sleeves. We know that Steve will find good use for his new found wealth. Perhaps he’ll even contribute some funds to his co-host Keith Miller to help fund the traffic helicopter fuel costs?
Keith and Steve!
Here’s Keith and Steve entertaining listeners live during the 2013 Annual Fund Drive!

18 June, 2013: Kingston’s Whig Standard comes to visit Island Radio! Patrick Kennedy from the Whig spent some time putting together this great character piece on our great community radio station. Billed as the smallest radio station in Canada, the article gives insight into the strong dedication of the volunteers and supporters that have kept this fun and diverse radio station alive for so many years. Patrick’s full article can be accessed on the Whig’s website.

13 June, 2013: Megan Joslin from Patchwork Gardens made an appearance on Shannon’s Mixed Tape to chat about community supported farming. Megan was really happy to be on the island!

10 June, 2013: There is still time to get into the draw for a $100 VISA Gift Card. Just fill in our short Listener Survey online so that you can contribute your ideas to the station. Everyone who completes the survey by Friday June 14th will be entered into the draw and the winner will be announced June 17th during the Udder Morning Show.

Chance to win a $100 Pre-paid VISA

8 June, 2013: On May 27th, the grand prize winner for the pair STING concert tickets was announced on the Udder Morning Show. The lucky winner was Diane Pearce, Stella, Ontario. Congratulations to Diane and thank you to everyone who participated in this raffle to raise funds for the radio station.

5 June, 2013: We are growing again! The newest member of the volunteer team at CJAI is Derek Wagar. He’s a main-lander with a passion for music. Platooning on a bi-weekly basis the Wednesday evening time slot with fellow Kingstonian Shannon Myra, host of Shannon’s Mixed Tape, Derek will be bringing you exciting rock and roll music and commentary every second Wednesday. Be sure to follow Derek’s exploits on his show’s Facebook page too. Welcome Derek! Rock ON!
Derek in Studio

28 May, 2013: The radio station is still busy this week despite the completion of the 2013 Annual Fund Drive. This week involves collecting many pledge monies, prize winners retrieving their winnings, and organizing delivery of some of the auction items. Below is a photo of Keith Miller delivering the composted manure to Brian Grace. Special thanks again to all the station volunteers, listeners and community members that made this fund drive an overwhelming success.
Delivery!

The Fund Drive is Here!
20 May, 2013It’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.
  • Wednesday’s end-of-day total was $5,410 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids.
  • Thursday’s end-of-day total was $6,460 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids.
  • Friday’s end-of-week total was a record setting $8,690 in pledges and end of week auction bids.
    That’s an increase of $2,230 due to Friday’s ‘touch down’ efforts. Everyone is a bit speechless at how wonderful this total is. It sets a new record when compared to last year’s record setting total of $7,700. Thank you everyone for sustaining your independent community radio station for another year!

Keith Miller
Many volunteers contributed comic relief during the high tempo fund drive week. Here’s Keith Miller preparing to do another traffic report from his ‘helicopter’! Thanks for the laughs Keith! That makes for fun radio. Hahaha.

Music
Thursday: Keith Miller, Ric Hendersen, Dan Simpson and Sheila Beddard playing music for the listeners.

Janet
Thursday: Janet Scott learning to fly solo at the controls.

Gord
Wednesday: Gord Struthers entertaining listeners.

Gord
Wednesday: Andy Rush and Kat Hatt of Open Voices Choirs, in for a visit.

Steve-Keith
Tuesday: Steve Kennedy and Doc Love (Keith Miller) on Up Steve’s Sleeves Tuesday evening

Steve - Keith
Tuesday: Steve Kennedy and Doc Love (Keith Miller) on Up Steve’s Sleeves Tuesday evening

Daniel and Brian
Tuesday: Daniel and his father Brian Little kicked off ‘Day Two’ of the annual fund drive at Island Radio.

Jim and Dayle
Tuesday: Jim Gould, former host of Jazz from Jim’s Vault and CJAI station manager Dayle Gowan.

Eloise
Tuesday: Eloise Gowan taking phone pledges during the 2013 fund drive.

Jim and Terry
Tuesday: Jim Gould and Terry Culbert came back to Amherst Island to help raise funds for their favourite radio station.

Cheryl
Monday: Cheryl Saunders working the phones!

Judy
Monday: Judy Chui at the station controls!

Jim
Monday: Jim Carr updating us on the fantastic BIG JIM auction item.

Jim and Susan
Monday: Jim Carr and Susan Filson discussing the finer points of harness racing.

Paul
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.)

Chance to win a $100 Pre-paid VISA

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!

Sold Out

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
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.

COMING SOON: MAY 20th to MAY 24th
A full week of LIVE broadcasting, prizes & daily giveaways

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.
Image Source: http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Sting_2009_portrait.jpg

Sting at the 2009 Tribeca Film Festival in New York City.

 

[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.

SLC Logo7 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.

Colleen Group:
Kaitlin Group:
Liam Group:
Ryme Group:

Voting has now closed.

 

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.

donation

donation

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.

Terry-Barb

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.

Shannon Myra

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: bookings@celtickitchenparty.com

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
Riviera.

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, 2012Friday 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, 2012UP 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.

[September 19, 2012] – Announce your community events such as bake or book sales, gardening club meetings, dinners and dances with CJAI Island Radio. Your event will be mentioned on all our LIVE shows and it’s free.

[August 22, 2012] – Dan and Joan Simpson, hosts of the second annual Emerald Music Festival on Amherst Island (August 10-12th), gave a large donation from their non-profit event to Island Radio CJAI 92.1 FM. Dan presented the money to Dayle Gowan and Susan Filson on the Udder Morning Show, Monday, August 20th. Thank you Dan and Joan for this unexpected, wonderful gift!

Don Cochrane and his band with Neville Wells at the 2012 Emerald Music Festival on Amherst Island.


[August 6, 2012] – Island Radio’s annual used book sale on Saturday, August 4th was a great success. Just over one thousand dollars was raised from the 4-hour event held in the drive shed beside our milkhouse radio station. Thanks to all those that browsed and purchased used books and a special thank you to all the hard working volunteers.


[2 July 2012] – Island Radio was a small part of the Canada Day parade in the village of Stella on Amherst Island. Left to right are Ron, Ula, Adrien, Dayle and behind the wheel of her VW convertible is Michele.



Island Radio waves to the crowds lining the parade route in downtown Stella. Amherst Island has a year round population of 400, swelling to 1000 during the summer months.


Michele sets her VW convertible on auto pilot during Amherst Island’s 2012 Canada Day parade.

[28 June 2012] – Ellis Wolfreys Wednesday afternoon bluegrass show, The Wolf’s Den, celebrated six years on June 27, 2012 in the driveshed beside Island Radio’s milk house studio. Live music was performed by dozens of mainland and Amherst Island musicians. Ellis and Mary Lou Wolfreys wish to thank all the folks who have filled the air waves with their music over the past six years. The following pictures are just a few of them.

Mill Creek Boys from Odessa.


Jim Smith from Yarker.

American artists, Pete and Annie Svenson from Maryland. They have a cottage north of Kingston on Traverse Lake.

Dave Martin from McDonald’s Corner near Lanark.

Amherst Island’s own Anthony Gifford, co-owner of Stella’s Cafe.

Tailgate bluegrass music lovers, Rapha in trunk, Dayo and their owner Claire Marson.


[27 June 2012]
-Eight year old Finn Varette became the very first recipient of Island Radio’s Citizenship Award at Amherst Island Public School during their Graduation and Awards Day, June 26, 2012. The award goes to a primary student who shares well, always tries to help others, and even joins in when it is not their favourite thing to do. Finn Varette got along with his peers, school staff and he demonstrated his willingness to offer assistance. Finn enters grade 4 in September. Well done Finn!


[26 June 2012] – Wednesday, June 27, 2012 marks the 6th anniversary for Ellis Wolfreys and his Wolf’s Den on Island Radio. Well done Ellis and all the wonderful entertainers you have brought into the milk house studio to perform over those six years.


[18 June 2012] – ISLAND RADIO’S ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE is Saturday, August 4th (Civic Holiday Weekend) from 9am to 1pm in the driveshed beside our milkhouse radio station, rain or shine. We hope to see you all there.


[3 May 2012] – Two out of four Frontenac II Captains listen to ISLAND RADIO during their 10-hour shift.


[1 May 2012] – Janet Scott, known affectionately as ‘The Bird Lady of Amherst Island’, is a regular on the Udder Morning Show. She can be heard every Monday morning at 7:15 LIVE with the show co-hosts Susan Filson and Dayle Gowan.


Monday, April 30th on the Udder Morning Show, co-hosts Susan Filson and Dayle Gowan announced the lucky winners from last week’s Island Radio Fund Drive. This included the auction items and the end of the week draws.

[27 April 2012] – It’s HERE: the 2012 Island Radio Annual Fund Drive… please donate to help support independent community radio… there are over 80 prizes too! Get in on the action to win! Details here.
Monday’s daily total was $1,235 in donations. WOW! Thank you everyone!
Tuesday’s daily total was $1,360 in donations. That beat Monday’s number!
Wednesday’s daily total was $1,125 in donations. Third straight day over $1K!
Thursday’s daily total was $965 in donations. WOW! The generocity continues!

Friday’s total (including the end of week auctions) went through the roof: $3,015 in donations. WOW!

With the help of the Amherst Island, Loyalist Township and Kingston communities, the CJAI Fund Drive set a new record of $7,700! WOW! The kindness and the support from so many volunteers, donors and sponsors came through loud and clear. Thank you ALL!

Fundraising Thermometer


Erin Merry (wife of Eric Tremblay), and her 6-month old son Sebastien collected phone and drop-in pledges and auction bids during the final four hours. The end result and the best ever… $7,700. Well done
volunteers, our fabulous audience and Island Radio supporters.


Cathy Christmas, host of Cat’s Friday Night Radio Show, and baby Sebastien Tremblay (the littlest DJ at CJAI!) are rocking out during the final hours of the Fund Drive.


Eric Tremblay, host of Eric’s Friday Night Radio Show, took the five-day fund drive to the finish line. Eric is also the webmaster for www.cjai.ca


John Munro, Dan Simpson, Lloyd and his brother Ellis (the Islanders founder) Wolfreys were marvellous on the final wrapup day of our fund drive, April 27, 2012.


Allen Caughey and Doc Luv (Keith Miller on harmonica) are two more members of the Islanders.


John Munro, Dan Simpson and Lloyd Wolfreys make up half of the newly formed group, the Islanders. They performed LIVE in the milk house studio on the final day.


Kris Abbot and her singing partner Dee McNeil came over from the mainland to join Dayle Gowan for two hours late Thursday afternoon.


Nic Rossetti (host of Saturday Afternoon Delight) sat in for six hours with his old buddy Devin Stewart on Devin’s Thursday Morning Matinee.


Retired CBC Broadcast executive and Amherst Island resident Harold Redekopp spent the first hour of Fund Drive Day 4 (Thursday) with Dayle Gowan.


Kitsy McMullen taking pledges on the Island Radio annual fund drive.


Station manager Dayle Gowan checking the math with Ron Rochester (foreground) at the end of day 3.


Ellis, Gord and Jim perform LIVE on the Wolf’s Den this afternoon, April 25, 2012 for the Island Radio Fund Drive.


Mary Lou Wolfreys and her show ‘Believe’, Wednesday at 1pm.


Wednesday started at 7am with the ‘Breakfast with Brian Show’. Brian checks the fund raising totals with phone operator Alison MacKeen.


We love visitors during the Annual Fund Drive! Please stop in for some coffee and goodies!


He’s back… after two years away… Jim Gould was LIVE today (24 Apr 2012) with his jazz for the 2012 Island Radio Fund Drive.


Host of Up Steve’s Sleeves, Steve Kennedy, takes a dare to sing along with a request in order to get a donation. Sitting in the broadcast booth with Steve are sheep shearer Gerald Gemmill and Steve’s co-host Doc Luv, Keith Miller.


Island Radio treasurer John Schutzbach with the incredible volunteer phone operator Paul Lauret, Monday, April 23, 2012. The first day total was $1,235. Well done everyone!


It all started at 7am this morning, April 23rd, on the Udder Morning Show with Janet Scott, the Bird Lady of Amherst Island and co-hosts Susan Filson and Dayle Gowan.

Island Radio volunteer and technical whiz Ron Rochester tweeks the on-air control board for Monday’s kick-off of the 2012 Fund Drive.


The planning committee for the Island Radio Fund Drive is made up of the co-hosts of the Udder Morning Show (seated) Susan Filson and Dayle Gowan, he’s also CJAI’s station manager and Terry Culbert, assistant station manager and host of the Friday morning Show.

Short-eared Owl – March 5, 2012 on Amherst Island by Terry Culbert.

APRIL 23rd to APRIL 27th
5-full days of LIVE broadcasting Prizes & giveaways every day

It all begins at 7am, Monday, April 23 on the Udder Morning Show and culminates at 9pm, April 27 on Eric’s Friday Night Radio Show. Operators will be standing by starting Monday, April 23 @ 7am. Call 613-384-8282 or drop into Canada’s smallest radio station for freshly brewed coffee, muffins and cookies.

NO DONATION IS TOO SMALL!
Thanks to you, ISLAND RADIO CJAI 92.1FM has been broadcasting over the airwaves and on the Internet for over six-years.

[1 April 2012] – On April 1st, ISLAND RADIO, Amherst Island Public Radio, had a birthday… it has been on the air 24-7 for 6-years. Thanks to all the great volunteers and ‘HAL’ our programming computer.

[17 March 2012] – Dee McNeil of Kingston is the lucky winner of two NHL hockey tickets and $50 in cash. Ms. McNeil and Kris Abbot, folk-pop artists, were guests on the Wolf’s Den, February 8th, where they each bought a $5 ticket for the CJAI fundraiser. With only 200 tickets printed, the $5 purchase won a
prize valued at $497. On Saturday, March 24th, Dee and Kris will be sitting in the Air Canada Centre watching the Toronto Maple Leafs play the New York Rangers.

CJAI Station Manager Dayle Gowan presenting a pair of Toronto Maple Leafs tickets to winner Dee (middle) with Kris (right)

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