23 October, 2016 – Amherst Island Radio was voted as the Local Business That Supports Local Music at the 2016 Kingston Ontario Music Conference. The award plaque was presented at the Portsmouth Olympic Harbour in Kingston last Saturday. WOW! Congratulations to the entire volunteer family, to the listeners and to the sponsorship partners. We are a great Team and we earned this all together!
08 October, 2016 – SBT Comics & Games is the newest partner at Amherst Island Radio! Located at 775 Strand Blvd in Kingston, they have a wide selection of Comics, Games, Trading Cards, Action figures and more! Be sure to Like them on Facebook! SBT Comics & Games is the exclusive sponsor of Kaela & Adam’s Geek Positive Radio Show airing every Monday night 7-9pm. Check it out!!!!
02 October, 2016 – Savour the difference! The Wilton Cheese Factory is one of the new partners at Amherst Island Radio. They are the new exclusive sponsor of Judy and Terry’s program, The Cheesemaker’s Daughter, on Thursday evenings. This locally owned cheese factory has been in operation since 1867 because of the amazing quality and popular varieties of products they sell. Drop into their storefront in Wilton and say hi!
25 September, 2016 – It is with sadness that we announce that we have lost one of our former volunteer family members at Amherst Island Radio: Cheryl Saunders, host of the Beaver’s Bark. Cheryl left us on Saturday August 21st after a very short illness. She was one not to waste time in life; if she was not seen out with her camera or attending meetings with the Kingston Photography Club, she could be found creating and selling her jewlery at the Sunday Farmers Market in Bath. Rest in peace in that big radio station in the sky.
Caribbean Vibes, with Peter St Marthe, brings a little taste of authentic Caribbean music to your Sunday afternoons (5-7pm) while Geek Positive Radio, with Kaela Simpson and Adam Wemp, provides you a safe place to let your inner-nerd out every Monday 7-9pm. Check out the new show pages for more details!
15 August, 2016 – New Show Alert! Overtones, a new radio show on Amherst Island Radio, will present a broad selection of classical music to the listening audience at 5-7PM on Thursdays. The Overtones host, Carl McCrosky, will discuss of the nature, structure, and history of the music, as well as the quality of performances. But most of Overtone’s air time will be dedicated to some of the best classical music of our civilization. So tune in, relax and enjoy!
31 July, 2016 – Lilly Bermanm is the 2016 winner of the Amherst Island Radio Citizenship Award at Amherst Island Public School. The award was presented by Susan Filson (left), the co-host of the Udder Morning Show. Also present at the ceremony was the head teacher, Theone Cooper (right).
17 July, 2016 – Come and check out Pharmasave, the newest partner of Amherst Island Radio! Now conveniently located in Bath. “We offer prescriptions, beauty and body products, vitamins, home health care, greeting cards and more! Plus you earn points on purchases. Our free delivery service to Bath, Sandhurst and Millhaven, flu shots with no appointment and easy prescription transfer are just some of the reasons to stop by. You’ll find fast pharmacy service with competitive fees, free blister packaging and refill reminders. We accept all major insurance coverages. Located at 368 Bath Rd., beside the Loyalist Grill. We’re open 9 to 6, Monday to Friday, 10 to 3 Saturdays or call us at 613- 352-7700. That’s 613-352-7700. We’re here for you!”
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1 July, 2016 – The 2016 edition of the RBC Ottawa Bluesfest takes place July 7-17th this year. Loaded with heavy hitters like Duran Duran, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Cult, Brad Paisley, Billy Idol, John Fogerty and Half Moon Run, it promises something for everyone! Listen in to Amherst Island Radio’s Kasey Ferguson’s interview with long-time Bluesfest media guy Joe Rilley for all the details. Check out the full schedule at http://www.ottawabluesfest.ca/ See YOU there!
20 June, 2016 – It’s a paradise here on Amherst Island, the view is ALWAYS amazing! Photo courtesy of Larry Jensen, the dynamic host of the Friday Morning show! Tune in every Friday 7-10am to join in on the fun!
05 June, 2016 – [Please distribute/Share this widely] A NEW Volunteer position is opening up at your Amherst Island Radio: Programming Director! Top 5 duties include:
1. review current line up / schedule for improvements based on our licensing requirements and listener feedback
2. monitor and report compliance with our license periodically to the Board of Directors
3. work with broadcasters to ensure everyone is doing their share of meeting compliance for their shows
4. review proposals for new shows and propose schedule changes
5. liaise with the Station Manager for implementation of any scheduling changes (SAM Broadcaster programming, replay recording, etc.)
Know someone reliable who might be interested? Let us know!
23 May, 2016– It’s HERE: the 2016 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 (donate via credit card too… see PayPal link to the left) or to bid on one of our 20+ auction items (details here). There are over 100+ prizes being given away all week too! Get in on the action to win! Woohooo!
May 12th, 2016 – Our Annual Fundraiser officially begins Monday May 23rd! Yeah! But you can get in on the fun EARLY! Saturday May 21st, 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. Follow all the developing details on our Facebook event Only $5 at the door. WOW! It doesn’t get any better than that. Come and celebrate another great year at YOUR independent radio station: Amherst Island Radio!
May 9th, 2016 – NEW SHOW ALERT! A familiar face steps behind the microphone on a weekly basis on the newest show to hit the airwaves at your Amherst Island Radio: The Cheesemaker’s Daughter! Yes! It’s hosted every Thursday 7-9pm by Judy Bierma. Judy plays an eclectic selection of music on the program including your requests! She’ll spend time remembering and thanking those people who have made a difference in our lives, she’ll host local artists and their music, and invite people to come co-host too! And most importantly … Judy will make sure you have a fun time!
April 4th, 2016 – In April and May, listeners will have opportunities to win fabulous prizes from your Amherst Island Radio including an amazing all expenses paid trip for two to Quebec City on Via Business Class, courtesy of Lafarge Inc. Listen to 10 live shows for 10 questions, call in and answer facts about Amherst Island radio. The listener with the most correct answers WINS! (Tie breaker is by draw) You must be a Canadian resident and 18 years or older. Contest begins April 5th and ends May 20th! Go to www.cjai.ca for the schedule of live shows. May the Facts be with You! Listen in to win!
April 2nd, 2016 – Amherst Island Radio celebrated its 10th Anniversary at the Community Centre on Friday April 1st. Over 200 people streamed in and out during the FREE 5-hour dance party. It included great snacks, amazing sandwiches, home made pies and delicious cake! Definitely something for everyone. Several door prizes were given out including season tickets to the Amherstview Jets, camouflage sunglasses, gift certificates (Papa Pete’s, Cora’s, Royal Canadian Legion, Doug’s Barber Shop), an island print of Stella from past resident Terry Culbert, Loyalist Cove Marina and Topsy Farms swag. Topsy Farms also generously donated a keg of MacKinnon Brothers beer. There were several special people in attendance and Rosemary Cooke (formerly Richmond) was on hand to tell us a story of what it felt like 10 years ago when the station first started broadcasting. The celebration organizing committee included Lynn Fleming, Larry Jensen, Cathy Christmas and Erin Merry. They promise that the celebration will continue as the next 7 weeks at the station will involve a series of on-air giveaways, such as gift certificates to places such as the Keg, Fast Freddy’s Free Flow Petroleum, Schell’s Groceries, one night’s stay at Poplar Dell Bed & Breakfast Bed and the Final Grand Prize (generously donated by Lafarge Inc.) which includes a trip for two to Quebec City Business Class Via One with a GIANT pre-paid Visa Card! Stay tuned to 92.1 FM for more details! Happy Birthday Amherst Island Radio!
March 26th, 2016 – Ali McCormick, aka the Lioness of Lanark, joined Larry Jensen on the Friday Morning show last week. What great fun! She delighted listeners with great selections from her upcoming full length release called “Clean Water”. Great Folk Artist – perfect for the morning!
March 23rd, 2016 – The Amherst Island Radio 10th Anniversary Celebration is less than 10 days away. On Friday April 1st, join your friends for a fun night of dancing, music and prizes. Check out all the amazing prizes that some lucky listeners will win:
- Cora’s Breakfast Gift Card ($25)
- Loyalist Cove Marina swag ($150)
- Original print by Terry Culbert ($250)
- Men’s haircut Doug’s Barber Shop ($15)
- Pair of season tickets to Amherstview Jets ($280)
- One night stay for two at Polar Dell Bed & Breakfast ($120)
- Lunch for Two at the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 623 ($50)
Brought to you by the generosity of our sponsors. See you THERE!
March 21st, 2016 – Dan Simpson and friends celebrated St. Patrick’s Day in style with live music from 2 – 5pm. It was a great opportunity to celebrate Dan’s 3rd anniversary as a broadcater on your Amherst Island Radio. Everyone had a great time and there were 5 x $25 gift certificates given to lucky listeners too! FUN!
March 16th, 2016 – This week marks the 3rd anniversary of the Island Sunrise Show with Dan Simpson! Wow! Time flies when you are having fun. Congrats Dan! The Island Sunrise Show airs every Thursday morning 7-9am.
March 4th, 2016 – Happy Birthday to Amherst Island Radio! The 10th anniversary birthday bash is coming up on Friday April 1st! There will be lots of dancing! Say you are coming by joining the Facebook Event! It’s Free Fun with amazing door prizes!
February 22nd, 2016 – If you loved QPOP! then you’re going to love Live at the Isabel! Come out to The Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts on March 10th to see some of your Kingston favourites including: The Wilderness, Pal Man and the Dude Friends, Hoodie Jack, Curfew and Social Swing Club.
Tickets on sale now at www.theisabel.ca ! Students $15 General Public $20
January 30th, 2016 – Time flies when you’re spinning awesome records! Devin Stewart’s popular show The Spiral Groove turns 3 years old! Devin’s on a mission to help you re-connect with the lost art of listening to a record cover-to-cover. It’s a fantastic experience that he brings to you each Saturday 5-7pm. Check it out!
January 16th, 2016 – This Monday morning on the Udder Morning Show, we will be having an interview with Scott Weidensaul, of Project Snowstorm. This project started in the winter of 2013/2014 to study Snowy Owls that had migrated south in historic numbers that winter. Captured owls were banded and some were fitted with solar powered GPS backpacks, that report tracking data back to the project headquarters over the cellphone network.
This winter, three of the owls have visited Amherst Island, the first arrived in mid December and the latest arrived in the past week.
Listeners can catch Janet Scott’s Birding Report on Monday morning, 7:30 – 8:00 and we will talk to Scott Weidensaul between 8:00 and 8:30 for an update on Project Snowstorm, and in particular the owls that are here on the island.
January 16th, 2016 The 2016 Kingston Canadian Film Festival hits downtown Kingston from February 25-28. Four action packed days of films, special guest appearances, music, comedy, special events, and parties. Be sure to check out the Kingston premieres of:
INTO THE FOREST, starring Ellen Page;
BORN TO BE BLUE, with Ethan Hawke;
FORSAKEN, starring Donald and Kiefer Sutherland and Demi Moore,
plus 25 other feature length Canadian films.
Also, catch an “An Evening with Scott Thompson” of Kids in the Hall – a mix of up-close-and-personal discussion and comedy! Special guests, films, and festival programming being announced from now until February!
Tickets on sale now at hhttp://kingcanfilmfest.com/
January 15th, 2016 – Special Programming Alert! For the next 12 weeks we are dedicating the 1pm slot on Thursday to airing some special programming made by different community radio stations across Canada. In celebration of the Rendezvous de la Francophonie taking place March 3rd to 23rd in multiple locations throughout the country. Check out the great website to find out more about the fun activities and be sure to listen in Thursdays at 1pm for this special treat!
January 3, 2016 – Welcome to 2016! Are you looking to start something NEW? Then consider volunteering at your Amherst Island Radio. We are 100% volunteer and we support everything local. We are currently looking for all kinds of volunteers, so contact us to find out about some of the exciting opportunities. Key volunteer vacancies include the Vice-President and the Secretary for the Board of Directors. Hope to hear from you soon!
December 24, 2015 – From the volunteer staff at Amherst Island Radio, we wish you a very Merry Christmas! Best wishes to you and your family during this joyful holiday season.
[26 Nov, 2015] – Local boy Duane Hudson takes over the reigns of the Wednesday Night Mixed Tape show while Shannon Myra takes a break. Duane grew up in Bath and his aunt & uncle lived on Amherst Island for 25 years! He’s excited to bring you a new mixed tape every second Wednesday. Tune in 7-10pm to hear some great rock and roll!
[09 Nov, 2015] – The Frontenac II is BACK! And it arrived Sunday with a wonderful gift on it – a HUGE thank you card from the people of Wolfe Island. From one Island to another, it sure feels good to have our Ferry back!
[24 Sept, 2015] – It’s Here! The Irish-Canadian International Dry Stone Festival is taking place on Amherst Island Friday, Saturday and Sunday Sept 25-27th. Get caught up on all the events at this link (scroll down on the page). Amherst Island Radio will be hosting special programming all day Saturday so stop in and say HI!
[19 Sept, 2015]: JOIN US! Come and volunteer at a radio station! We want YOU! Come and discuss the possibilities at our Annual General Meeting Wednesday October 14th 7pm at the Neilson 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, Vice-President, Director of Sponsorships, Director of Promotions (and more) are available. Talk to us about how you can join in on the fun at your Amherst Island Radio!
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