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Happy Halloween


Happy Halloween! I hope you guys have a safe and raucous weekend and a great Monday. We might even see some costumes in class next week.
On the show I read a couple short scary stories from the reddit page r/shortscarystories. In movies there are a couple fun Halloween events happening around town including the Princess playing Rocky Horror Picture Show and the Apollo having quite a few viewings of different Halloween classics. There are also several club events going on in uptown, most having costume competitions.
In the news, there have been several discoveries in prosthetic limb technology that are awesome. There were some sci-fi-esque developments in a battery based on he human intestine and a diamond being used as an advance storage device.
Lastly, in old news, an escapologist was going to get out of a straight jacket while hanging upside down in the middle of a street on July 7th 1928. It’s interesting that the field of escapology has not changed much in 88 years.
If you guys would like to contact me tweet me @NextWeekNow, and I’ll talk to you Next Week Now.

News Unplugged- Thursday, November 26, 2015
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News Unplugged- Thursday, November 26, 2015

Russian Warplane Shot Down By Turkey

Tensions rise after Russian warplane was  shot down after crossing into Turkish airspace. This took place after Russia announced it would deploy missiles to Syria. 

Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated on Tuesday that they sent multiple warnings, specifically 10 times within five minutes before taking action.

Vladimir Putin, President of Russia has since called Turkey “accomplices of terrorism” and also declared that “ there will be serious consequences”.

Russia has  been bombing Syrian Rebel groups since they launched strikes in September.

The plane crashed in Syrian territory and the pilot, Lt Col Oleg Peshkov, was shot dead by rebels as he parachuted to potential safety

SUV Torched With Four Year Old Boy’s $8000 Wheelchair 

An SUV containing was stolen and later set on fire with  an$8000- custom-made wheelchair set inside on Tuesday afternoon in Kitchener Ontario.

The custom wheelchair was used by a four-year-old boy, Isaiah.

According to mother, Meghan Gardecki, Isaiah suffers from a similar case close to severe cerebral palsy.

Police found the vehicle in the Six Nations parking lot, torched leaving everything inside wrecked.

Gardecki’s concern lies within the time it will take to replace the chair, rather than the cost. She states that they will make do with an older wheelchair for Isaiah until then.

Laurier Students Shocked By  Hate Graffiti

Students across Laurier’s Waterloo campus are in shock and disapointment after it was revealed over the week that their had been two cases of hate graffiti.

School officials have revealed that the graffiti was found on the stalls of two washrooms on campus. One in the science building, the other near a cafeteria. 

Upon report the graffiti was quickly removed, but School officials have since sent out emails regarding their disdain. In response a summit will be held in the near future to address concerns about racism. 

The summit is scheduled for March 21 for the “International Day for the Elimination of Racism”.

Ontario Permits Public Smoking Of Medical Marijuana

New regulations in Ontario permit public smoking of medical marijuana. 

According to Dipika Damerla, Ontario’s associate health minister, employers, restaurant owners and other proprietors have the right to overrule any medical marijuana smoking

Restaurant owners are also entitled to ask for proof of medical prescription.

Studies have found medical marijuana to be beneficial for pain control and the quality of life for patients  in need of relief.

Chris Hemsworth Shows Appreciation to Parents In A Big Way

Actor Chris Hemsworth may just be your new favourite and possibly the best son a parent could ask for. 

The 32 year old Avengers star showed his undeniable appreciation to his parents with a huge jester by paying off their lifelong debts.

Younger brother, Liam Hemsworth, revealed in a recent interview  The Independent after being asked about some of the life-changing effects stardom has had.

“They are so happy now and able to spend more time with us,” the Hunger Games star continued. “I would love to be able to do something for my parents like that.”





Five years is a long time to keep coming back to something. Since 2010, Kitchener-native brothers Curt and Cory Crossman have been organizing the now annual KOI music festival in the heart of downtown Kitchener. Intended to help promote the local music scene and bring in nationally recognized artists, the festival has grown throughout the years and continues to be a staple for music fans attending from all across the province.

Kicking off KOI on Friday, the music seemed to be more geared towards alternative rock and folk, in contrast to the more hardcore and punk acts on Saturday. Across three stages, KOI started with a bang and didn’t relent. Several local bands took to the stage at the main stage that demonstrated the diversity of talent in Kitchener-Waterloo. Local pop punk band Lancaster were a prime example of this, delivering their unique music with precise musicianship. Although the crowd was still arriving for the evening, those in attendance approved of Lancaster.

Continuing on the roll of pop punk started with Lancaster, Pennsylvanian band Carousel Kings streamlined through a highly energetic set. With a clear emphasis on getting the crowd amped up for their music and bands to come, the band jumped and showcased a lively set that was well-received by the crowd. Although not reinventing the wheel with how they performed their music, it should be applauded how the Carousel Kings brought a level of energy to the main stage that continued for the rest of the evening.

Local folk rock outfit The Royal Streets changed the pace a bit. While the crowd initially seemed a little hesitant of the move away from pop punk on the stage, within 15 minutes everyone seemed to be clapping and dancing along. Once people warmed up to their music, it became more evident of the great energy the band had on stage, along with the solid musicianship that accompanied their performance. Slated to go back into the studio in early 2016 to work on their sophomore album, The Royal Streets are a local band to keep an eye on.

Rich Aucoin’s presence at KOI, to some, may have seemed like an odd one. Based out of Halifax, the solo artist brought a unique blend of indie pop and electronica to the main stage. While different then previous bands, Aucoin also had one of the most memorable sets at KOI for his unique performance. Shortlisted in 2012 for the Polaris Music Prize for We’re All Dying to Live, Aucoin brought a dominating appearance of having a party to his set. Jumping into the audience at several points to dance with the crowd and shooting confetti from a tube-like instrument, his entire set was filled with enthusiasm and seemed to be based around making sure the audience was having a good time and going crazy. A highlight from his set was when he brought out a rainbow-coloured parachute, akin to what people used back in elementary school and enveloped the entire audience underneath it to perform a song. Overall delivering one of the most unique performance at KOI this weekend, Aucoin ended his set in a fashion attuned to his persona, putting his cell phone number up on a projector and telling the audience to send him a text message to get his music for free.

Moving onto Friday night’s headliners, July Talk gave a strong performance that matched the media attention they have been receiving the past few years. Fresh off a performance of opening for Alabama Shakes at the Air Canada Center on Sept. 23, the Toronto-based band seemed very euphoric. The band roared through an hour-long set that saw them performing songs from their self-titled album, along with a few new songs from an as-of-yet following up album. “Headsick,” “Paper Girls” and “Guns + Ammunition” stood out as highlights from their set, along with their encore “The Garden” bringing the audience into hysterics. On top of delivering a dynamite set that enthralled the crowd, the on-stage chemistry between vocalist Leah Fay and guitarist/vocalist Peter Dreimanis was a highlight throughout the evening. Both fed off one another’s energy, constantly getting entwined with one another.



Off the coattails of Friday’s performers, the tone seemed different of Saturday, albeit not in a negative manner. More of the bands seemed to follow a punk or hardcore vibe then the pop punk. Bands like The Menzingers and letlive. brought a much harsher sound to the KOI music festival

Formed from the ashes of punk bands Bob and the Sagets and Kos Mos, Pennsylvanian punk band The Menzingers performed a solid performance at the Scion stage. Kicking things off with the opening song of 2014’s “I Don’t’ Want to Be an Asshole Anymore,” they started their set with zest. For 45 minutes, The Menzingers blasted through a high-octane set that was paired between strong musicianship and an energetic live performance, standing out as one of the strongest performance for the weekend.

Drawing a large crowd, Los Angeles hardcore outfit letlive. didn’t fail to deliver a strong performance. Currently working on their fourth studio album, the band played their distinctive blend of punk and hardcore to very warm reception. A spotlight from their performance was the on-stage banter by frontman Jason Butler, who offered life lessons to the audience such as resisting the urge to headbutt a cop, something he himself was jailed for a few years ago.

Arguably one of the oldest touring bands at KOI this year, Indiana-based The Ataris showed that with age comes experience. Playing a majority of 1999’s Blue Skies, Broken Hearts…Next 12 Exits, the band navigated their set list across all five of their five-album discography, including hits like their cover of Don Henley’s “The Boys of Summer”. Frontman Kris Roe announced at one point that the band didn’t have any merch to sell, because they simply wanted to play music. This sentiment is metaphorical to how they performed; their high-energy and enthusiasm to be playing in front of their crow added a strong allure for people to stick around for their set. An overarching emphasis for them was fun. For many fans, singing along to “Boys of Summer” and “Angry Nerd Rock” was a nostalgic trip that brought back good memories.

Closing KOI was Saturday’s headliners, Pennsylvanian-based August Burns Red. Touring their most recent album Found in Far Away Places, there was a massive amount of hype for the band’s set, drawing one of the largest crowds for the weekend. Cycling between their new album and old ones, songs like “Provision” form Restore & Rescue and “Cutting the Ties” from Leveler drew strong support and praise from the audience. The band also treated the crowd with performances of “Martyr” and “Majoring in the Minors,” two songs they previously had not played live. From their driving set, the crowd’s enthusiasm to August Burns Red was very evident through the mosh pits and circle pits throughout their set. Overall the band gave a very welcomed set that seemed favourably received by the crowd.

With sunny and warm weather all weekend, this year’s KOI festival went off with a bang and kept the liveliness going all weekend. A common trend that bands seemed to point out all weekend was the enthusiasm and overwhelming support from Kitchener fans, something that speaks to how the fans received the bands and their performances


Written by Bryan Stephens,

WLUSP President and Publisher.



Richard Garvey ‘Where Fools Gather’ Review
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Richard Garvey ‘Where Fools Gather’ Review

Making a wave in Canadian music with his new album ‘Where Fools Gather’ released on June7th, Richard Garvey is one to look out for. Originally from Kitchener, Ontario Garvey is giving Canada someone to root for, offering musical serenity with his soulful voice.

His latest collection of work, is an easy listen, something to play with your windows down driving as the summer breeze ripples in time with the soulful smooth sound of his voice and eclectic use of instruments. At times his voice slips into an almost whisper, as if he is singing these lyrics directly to you, unleashing his deepest thoughts in an almost dream like manner. In particular the track titled, ‘Abagail’ does just this, the variety of instruments in unison with voices provides an almost lackadaisical listening experience.

A specific standout on the album is ‘ Right or Wrong’, whether your directly connect to what he is singing in the song or not, his deliverance make you feel as though you have. His gentle voice and careful articulation of lyrics, provide the song with a haunting feeling of the regrets we make in life that many can connect to. This song is undoubtedly one of the best on the album.

Although, Garvey does not limit his range to be just that of songs to close your eyes to but also ones to tap your feet to. With specific tracks like ‘Wagon Wheel’, and ‘Run the River’ he provides listeners with a satisfying variety of sound. His sound is similar to the likes of Mumford and sons and Ben Howard, and has even been compared to Pete Seegar and David Francey.

‘Where Fools Gather’ successfully accomplishes everything it sets out to deliver with its 14 track list. Richard Garvey proves Canadian music is full of depth, and worthy of recognition. If you haven’t already, check out his stuff and any tour dates he has coming up on his Canadian tour!

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What else is there to talk about?

Hello, lovely listeners in radio land.

This past Friday Morning Show started off slow with Baby Roach going solo for the first 45.  I was later joined by Kpop and Ivan with which we discussed the lovely day that is black Friday.

Surprisingly Miley Cyrus did not breach our conversation in the entertainment world and Ivan and I had a lovely chat about Charlie Sheen visiting a cancer patient.

Laurier Problems dragged on a bit, as we talked about 12 Barz and the many ways to call the walk home the next morning…

For our how to we advised shoppers how to Survive the Canadian Black Friday.  Basically shop at your own pace.  Ivan found a list of tips from Forbes stating that you should not bring your kids and leave all valuables at home.

Never a dull moment on Morning Show!

Enjoy your weekend, you lovely golden hawks!


Happy Turkey Weekend
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Happy Turkey Weekend

Happy Thanksgiving to all our Canadian listeners!


DJ Kpop is here for the blog doing the usually.


Let’s get into some events for the day.

Laurier event to mark on your calendars is Do you like to Ziggy Zoggy?  Do you also like to OI OI OI?  Come to the Turret’s tradidtional Oktoberfest celebration at the HAWK HAUS. This is an ALL AGES event. October 18, 2013 10:00 PM ET. KW is having every single event possible happening today! Kitchener City Hall – Civic Square has the 45th annual “TAPPING OF THE KEG” from 11:30am-1pm.This signifies the official opening of Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest 2013. The Official Proclamation will be read and Kitchener-Waterloo Oktoberfest President, Harry Vogt, will drive the spigot into the keg to kick off the beginning of our nine day Festival.Fall Art Market, Petting Zoo, Rock Climbing Wall, Pony rides are happening at  Crabby Joes Parking Lot (between Queen and Frederick St. Kitchener) from 1:30-6pm. GUC BASAR GULLE at THE JAZZ ROOM is performing from  6:30-11:30pm at The Jazz Room at the Huether Hotel. Doors open at 6:30 P.M. Come for dinner; stay for music! Show starts at 8:30 P.M. Cover Charge: $18.00 / person. (Free to annual pass holders.) Advance tickets can be purchased on-line by going to www.kwjazzroom.com and clicking on the desired concert’s listing. Sloan is performing from 8-10pm at Centre in the Square 101 Queen St North. TICKET PRICES: $25.00 • $30.00 • $40.00 BOX OFFICE: 519-578-1570 WEB PAGE:www.centreinthesquare.com. Maxwells: After the funk, the down right 19+  8:30pm- 11:45pm 5$.


Entertainment news headlines areDeath Cab for Cutie have begun working on their eighth studio album, the follow-up to 2011’s Codes and Keys. Yay! Positive news and then there is Paris Hilton…Paris Hilton: ‘I Want to Write Songs People Can Relate To’. is remarks to her forthcoming album is ‘electro-pop with some hip-hop’. Here is her single if you dare listen, “Good time ft. Lil Wayne”.


How to for the day is How to choose a winning adult halloween costume! Here is the link for all your halloween ideas.


Our holiday for the day is It’s My Party Day is today. Let’s have a party and celebrate. Do you really need a reason to have a party? Me neither, so let’s get this party started!  Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day is a great opportunity to show off your beloved Teddy Bear to work associates.World Egg day!

Today is history- 1984 1st space walk by US woman (Dr Kathryn D Sullivan).

For all your famous bday’s check out this website.


That’s all for the blog today! Have a great weekend! The next show will be next Tuesday!