August 31st, 2015 – Contest 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 email@example.com 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, 2015 – Welcome 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, 2015 – Here 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, 2015 – Silent 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:
- Step-by-Step Spreadsheets for Absolute Beginners
- Use Spreadhseets Confidently: Navigation, Functions and More
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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, 2015 – Welcome 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.
17 May, 2015– It’s HERE: the 2015 Island Radio Annual Fund Drive… please donate to help support independent community radio… No donation is too small or too large! All week long call the station at 613-384-8282 to make a pledge or to bid on one of our 20+ auction items (details here). There are over 80 prizes being given away all week too! Get in on the action to win! Woohooo!
May 10th, 2015 – Our Annual Fundraiser officially begins Monday May 18th! Yeah! But you can get in on the fun EARLY! Saturday May 16th, we’re having a party. A BIG party. We are hosting a community live music extravaganza at The Mansion in downtown Kingston. 7pm to 2am with loads of live talent, including Jon McLurg, Turpin’s Trail, Jack Troughton Band, Dan Curtis, Anthony Gifford, Rae Corcoran with Sean Tomalty, Al Duquette & The Wild West, Ryan Gollogly (from Goldwing) and Listen Up Kid will be closing out the night! WOW! $5 at the door. It doesn’t get any better than that. Come and celebrate another great year at YOUR Island Radio! More details can be found here.
April 15th, 2015 – We 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 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.
[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 email@example.com or call Andrea at 613-634-9734 or check their website at http://www.drystonecanada.com/
[10 August, 2014] – WIN a pair of tickets to see the show WICKED plus a $100 gift certificate to The Keg restaurant. The show takes place Saturday September 20th, a 1:30pm at the Ed Mirvish Theatre (Toronto). The seats are orchestra E10 and E11. Get your raffle tickets for this great theatre package. Tickets are $5 each and only 250 will be sold! Winner will be drawn Monday Sept 8th at 9am on the Udder Morning Show. All proceeds to support Island Radio operations and promotions. For more info and to obtain your raffle tickets, contact any Island Radio volunteer, or email our station manager Dayle Gowan at firstname.lastname@example.org
[6 August, 2014] – Alain Legault, the mastermind behind the Village of Bath News on Facebook, is the newest volunteer at Island Radio. He’ll be keeping you up to date on the hot local news you NEED to know about via our Island Radio Facebook feed. Welcome aboard Alain!
[21 July, 2014] – Blast from the Past! Former Island Radio broadcaster Leah Murray will be joining Keith Miler on the Up Steve’s Sleevesshow Tuesday evenings (and Wednesday mornings) as Steve Kennedy takes a summer sabbatical. Leah is exited to be back at the station. She welcomes your feedback and your song requests too! YEAH!
[14 July, 2014] – Last Monday Jacob Murray dropped in to chat with Dayle and Susan on the Udder Morning Show. He described his recent trip to Ireland to attend the Stone Festival in Donegal and to participate in the stone wall builders workshops. This was arranged by Andrea Cross with funding support by various island groups and individuals. There are photos and information on stoneartblog.blogspot.ca Stay tuned for more info in the near future about Amherst Island stone walls and maybe some local stone wall workshops too.
[10 July, 2014] – Get to know Coffee Trends! Everyone extends a warm welcome to Island Radio’s newest sponsor Coffee Trends. With two locations, one in Kingston East (235 Gore Rd) and one in Kingston West (772 Blackburn Mews), this locally owned and family operated business is your destination for Keurig K-Cups, Tassimo and other single serve beverages. Visit them soon to mix & match together any varieties in the store, whether they be coffee tea, hot chocolate or cappuccinos. YUM! Check out their website and their Facebook page!
[3 July, 2014] – Just a short drive down the road, the RBC Royal Bank Bluesfest is taking place for the next 10 days in Ottawa’s Lebreton Flats (July 3th to 13th). This year’s festival is chock full of stellar nationally and internationally known bands spanning various genres from blues, to rock, to country. Examples include Blondie, Queen’s of the Stone Age, Journey, Trombone Shorty, The Killers, Lady Gaga, and Moist just to name a few. Visit their website for more details and ticket information. Check out this interview that festival spokesman Joe Reilly did with Island Radio’s Eric Tremblay Wednesday night (give the link a moment to load).
[22 June, 2014] – This past week Peter and Annie entertained live in studio for listeners during the popular Wednesday afternoon Wolf’s Den program. They made the trip from their cottage in Elgin. By the looks of the picture, Peter and Annie were having just as much fun as the listeners!
What a nice sunset sky on the taken during the show. WOW!
[13 June, 2014] – In studio with Eric on Friday night was Kasey Ferguson and Ken Allan. The boys had a lot of fun talking about wide-ranging subjects while spinning listener requests on the theme of “Rebels of Rock”. Kasey explained about his exciting new podcasting venture, the Kasey Ferguson Show, produced locally in Kingston. Be sure to check out the episodes already available and like the show on Facebook: uncensored interviews, music that rocks and more. Ken took the opportunity to introduce us to the Taylor Allan Memorial Fund that supports awareness of abnormal heart arrhythmias. The associated website has all kinds of great information, be sure to check it out – it can save a life.
Ken on the left, Kasey on the right, and Bruce Lee in the middle at the back.
[28 May, 2014] – Here we GROW again! Welcome Jef Leeson to the volunteer crew at Island Radio. Jef is a true music junkie and he hosts a brand new program on CJAI: Eastern Ontario Playlist. Each Monday at 7pm (repeat Friday at 5pm), Jef packages together 1 hour of tidbits that showcase the past, present and the future of music in our region. Be sure to check the show out, like his Facebook and follow him on Twitter too!”
[26 May, 2014] – The Car Show at the Odessa Fairgrounds is back again this year, on June 14th and 15th (8am-5pm) . The Udder Morning Show had great guests in this morning to discuss the event. (L to R) Norm McWaters (A Studebaker fan) came down from Belleville, Merrill Weekes was the founding president of the Antique and Classic Car Club of Canada, Upper Canada Region 52 years ago (He is a Model T Ford owner), Eldon Peters was Secretary of the Odessa club for many years (He owns and drives an Edsel that he bought new many years ago and has brought back to top condition.)
Short-eared Owl – March, 2012 on Amherst Island by Terry Culbert.
It all begins at 7am, Monday, May 19th on the Udder Morning Show and culminates at 10pm, May 24th with Eric and Cathy’s Friday Night Radio Show. Operators will be standing by. Call 613-384-8282 to donate or drop in to Canada’s smallest radio station to join in the fun, chat with friends and to grab freshly brewed coffee, muffins and cookies. Get in on the action. Check out all the prize and auction information here.
- Monday’s end-of-day total was $3,290 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. Awesome!
- Tuesday’s end-of-day total was $4,795 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. Fabulous!
- Wednesday’s end-of-day total was $7,796 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. WOW!
- Thursday’s end-of-day total was $8,936 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. Stupendous!
- Friday’s end-of-day total was $11,556 in pledges and end-of-week auction bids. AMAZING!
Terry Culbert and Jim Gould were at the microphone when the fund raiser broke through the $10,000 level on Friday afternoon. Jim’s wife Judy was on the phone making the landmark pledge that made the difference.
Dan Simpson & his merry band of minstrels entertained listeners during the Fund Drive on Thursday afternoon. Great shirt Dan! For those who want an Island Radio Shirt too, they are on sale at the station $20 (in Large or XL). Hats are for sale $20 as well.
Jim Smith, Ellis Wolfreys and Gord Struthers entertained listeners during the fund drive Wednesday afternoon.
John & JB Entertained listeners and station visitors all day Monday!
[17 May 2014] – The Island Radio Benefit Rock Concert held at The Mansion on May 16th was a resounding success. It was a very fun and enjoyable evening of good friends and great music with 100% of the proceeds going to Island Radio.
Many aspects generated funds: silent auction from Purlin’ J’s, cash donation from the headline band Goldwing, hat sales, tshirt sales and tickets sales. In total we generated $1,030 for Island Radio.
Special thanks go to all of the entertainers, volunteers, organizers, emcees, door people, merch table people, poster hangers, ticket sellers, broadcasters that promoted the event, business partners who donated their time and services, sound technicians, photographers, videographers, social media buzz-makers, and to the staff of The Mansion. Without this team effort this level of success would not have been realized. Extra special thanks go to Shannon and Derek who spearheaded this great initiative. More pictures can be found here.
[16 May, 2014] – What a treat! Country Music fans from far and wide listened in to the great entertainment this week on Ellis’ Wolf’s Den. It was a full house of talent! If you want to re-live the fun, go check out the archive recording from May 14th here. From left to right – Ron Hudson, Peter Mallen, Sharon Dorey, Ellis Wolfreys, Martin Rombough, Shelly Mallen, Vern Rombough, and Evelyn Ramdhanie.
[15 May, 2014] – A BIG thank you goes out to Island Radio’s newest sponsor, Hummingbird Homecare. Bring Hummingbird into your home and live safely and independently for as long as possible. If you or a loved one aren’t ready yet to move out of the comfort on your own home then Krystyna at Hummingbird Homecare can help. Local, personal, based in Bath, call 613-352-1090 or email Krystyna at email@example.com Like their Facebook page too!
[10 May, 2014] – Braden Dragomir from Station 14 has published a fabulous featurette on Island radio in anticipation for our benefit concert at The Mansion (on May 16th) and for our 8th Annual Fund Drive which kicks off Monday May 19th. Check out the video here.
[8 May, 2014] – Mark down Friday May 16th on your calendars! The Island Radio Benefit Rock Concert is taking place at The Mansion in downtown Kingston.
When: Friday May 16th (first set starts at 8pm)
Where: The Mansion in downtown Kingston
Who:Abby Stewart, Kat Heikkila & Jeff Pearce (from Moist), Rae Corcoran, Bellfonix and Goldwing (and maybe some surprise special guests!)
Cost: $10 in advance or $15 at the door with 100% of the proceeds going to Island Radio!
100% of the proceeds from this event go to funding operating expenses at the station so plan on coming out and enjoying yourself!
[May 3, 2014] – In anticipation of the Island Radio Annual Fund Drive beginning on May 19th, Braden Dragomir from Station 14 was filming while Goldwing took the stage live in the Island Radio studios. The energy at the station was palpable while the band entertained and the listeners cheered! Be sure to check out Goldwing as they headline the Island Radio benefit Concert at the Mansion in downtown Kingston on May 16th.
[April 22, 2014] – Island Radio is pleased to announce that the NEW exclusive sponsor of Devin Stewart’s The Spinal Groove is Zap Records at 340 Princess Street in downtown Kingston. Since 1991, Gary has been buying and selling vinyl, CDs, as well as stereo gear. He provides a wealth of information about music to all his clients and loves to offer helpful advice on how you can locate that hard to find record. Also, if you have a box of records that you no longer want stashed away in a dusty closet, bring them to Gary and set them free. He offers top dollar for your vinyl.
So next time you organize a party at your place, ditch the cold iTunes playlist and bring your event to the next level with a vinyl listening party. Tell your friends to stop in at Zap Records and pick up something cool. Gary’s there to help.
[16 April, 2014] – This year Loyalist Township is proud to announce the 1st Annual “Enviro Challenge” taking place April 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
Consider taking 15 minutes on one of those days to pitch in around the office and the streets of Loyalist Township. Get some fresh air and together we can make our Township beautiful!
Please pass on to friends and family. By filling out our online form and taking a few pictures, friends, family and members of the community will be entered in a draw to WIN Loyalist Enviro Challenge T-Shirts! For all the details visit: http://www.loyalisttownship.ca/envirochallenge
Together we can!
[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, 2014 – Attention 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Jonathan “Stompin Tom” Finland and Bruce Forsyth
Ellis and Lorraine Marie hammin’ it up for the camera.
Jon 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!
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!
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.
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.
Then it continued as half the Island showed up to wish station manager Dayle and Eloise Gowan a great trip down south!
Click here for a bigger picture!
25 October, 2013 – Kris & 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.
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.
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.
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]
22 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.
If you are interested in investing in your community by partnering with Island Radio, then please contact Larry Jensen (CJAI Advertising Rep) at email@example.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.