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ON THE SCENE is a live radio broadcast showcasing the music, film, and arts events in KW each week. Hosted by local musician and podcaster Allison Dyjach, ON THE SCENE provides listings, artist interviews, and local music. Tune in at 7:00pm every Thursday on Sponsored by the Downtown Kitchener and Uptown Waterloo BIAs.


October 6, 2022: Clarissa Diokno, Janice Jo Lee, & Richard Garvey are dropping NEW TUNES all over the place! LIVE @ Uptown Waterloo
Allison Dyjach is behind the mic for this live broadcast of ON THE SCENE from an undisclosed location in Uptown Waterloo. In this episode, she chats with a trio of amazing KW songwriters who are releasing brand new tracks this fall. She also talks about the exciting Oktoberfest events happening this month and plays music from up and coming local artist Noah Stolee.
76:13 10/07/2022
September 29, 2022: Ciar√°n Myers talks "Stories from the Next Generation" & STEVEDAVE reveals his brand new single
This week Allison Dyjach returns to host ON THE SCENE. She's joined by Kitchener playwright Ciaran Myers, who is leading a guided forest walk in Bechtel Park as part of his "Stories from the Next Generation" project, and Waterloo hip hop artist STEVEDAVE, who is dropping his brand new track next week.
58:54 09/30/2022
Septemeber 22: Celebrating Midtown Radio's Season 4 Launch w/ Matt Ancich, Mike Murray, and Michael Clark LIVE in Uptown Waterloo!
Midtown Radio is launching a new season of hyperlocal community radio and to celebrate ON THE SCENE hosts a few regular Midtown Radio personalities for a chat on what listeners can expect. Mike Murray and Matt Ancich from "CXC" (Wednesdays @ 7pm) chat about their upcoming season and "Mid Credit Scene" host Michael Clark stops by to talk about some Midtown's new movie themed partnership.
56:15 09/23/2022
September 15, 2022: Bestival Episode with Amanda Kind, Katy Topham, and David DeWitt from Cinched Events
This week we welcome...Katy Topham, a local country and folk musician, who just returned from the CCMA's just last week as part of the All Woman Music Sessions performance.Amanda Kind , a Waterloo based vocal coach and country musician, who just released her latest single "Love Used to Live Here" in July.David DeWitt - Manager and producer of Cinched Events , a KW based drag company producing drag shows across the Tricities and more. Established only recently this year, Cinched has been hosting regular drag shows around town all summer long!Music:White Knuckle by Dan WalshLove Used to Live Here by Amanda KindJeannie and the Sailor by Onion HoneyRed Flags Green by Katy TophamAnother Life by Waterstreet Blues BandBetter Than You Got It by My Son the Hurricane 
60:03 09/16/2022
September 8, 2022: Mike Elliott from Elliott and the Audio Kings
This week guest host Danielle Deveau is chatting with local musician Mike Elliott from @elliottandtheaudiokings. We chat with Mike about his newly released album, "So Much To Do" and how the local music scene has changed over the last 25 years.
60:01 09/09/2022
September 2, 2022: Talkin' ART HOP and WELCOMEFEST w/ Ramsay Almighty, Rachel Hickey, Dayonikin, Allan Cayenne, & KWFamous LIVE @ Shortfinger Brewing
This weekend is a special one in KW as there are two amazing festivals, Art Hop and Welcomefest, showcasing the talent and creativity of local musicians and artists. Guest Host Danielle Deveau is pleased to welcome local musicians Ramsay Almighty, Dayonikin, and Rachel Hickey, as well as KW Oktoberfest president Allan Cayenne, and local events promoters KWFamous to talk about these festivals spectacular.
58:23 09/02/2022
August 25, 2022: Sylent Syd and DJ Good Dr. LIVE @ Jane Bond
On the Scene is live from Jane Bond! Guest host Danielle Deveau talks to two local DJs, Sylent Syd and DJ Good Dr, about their art form and the return to live DJing post-pandemic. Plus they delve into some interesting DJ-specific questions such as musical preferences, gear, and underrated skills.
58:36 08/26/2022
August 18: Strummerfest Special ft. Michael Clifton and The Essential Letdowns LIVE @ Revive Game Bar
ON THE SCENE is celebrating Strummerfest 2022, a local music festival celebrating indie music in memory of the legendary Joe Strummer. Guest host Danielle Deveau is joined by organizer Michael Clifton as well as members of the band The Essential Letdowns.
53:53 08/19/2022
BONUS: Matt Rappolt talks to Guelph songwriter Anthony Schmanthony in advance of his KWLT Performance
In this bonus clip from ON THE SCENE, host Matthew Rappolt chats with Guelph singer-songwriter Anthony Schmanthony about his career and influences as a musical artist. They also talk about his August 19 performance at KW Little Theatre as part of the "Sounds Good to Me" songwriter series.
18:30 08/19/2022
August 11, 2022: Alex Mac of Rusty Nail Comedy and Samantha Staresincic of KWFamous LIVE @ Vogelsang Green
Allison Dyjach is ON THE SCENE at Vogelsang Green in DTK, broadcasting from "Comedy in the Green" with special guests Alex Mac from the infamous Rusty Nail Comedy production and Sam Staresincic from local merch and events company KWFamous. Local music from Block Parent Punk, Hyness, Courage My Love, and more!
58:29 08/12/2022
August 4, 2022: Matt Rappolt does a deep dive into the music of Midtown Radio LIVE @ Park St. Studio
This week, Allison Dyjach is stuck at home following a Covid encounter so she gives the weekend entertainment listings from the comfort of her own office studio. She is also joined by fellow isolater and Midtown Radio station manager Matthew Rappolt who talks about how the station acquires local music and the recently released Local Music Catalogue on
59:52 08/05/2022
July 28, 2022: Musician Eric Jackson drops by to talk about his album launch LIVE @ The Uptown Waterloo Night Market
Local Metis musician Eric Jackson stops by ON THE SCENE to chat about his upcoming album release and how he has reconnected to his indigenous identity. Allison Dyjach also shares the weekend event listings from the busy Night Market outside the WPL main branch.
59:37 07/29/2022
BONUS: Chey Bholla talks to KW musician Jack Cooper about "Sounds Good to Me" Songwriting Series
Midtown Radio producer Chey Bholla sits down with KW songwriter Jack Cooper to discuss his brand new songwriter series "Sounds Good to Me" including Scott Cook's July 22 performance at the KWLT. They also talk about performing in the Kitchener-Waterloo music scene.
16:58 07/22/2022
July 21, 2022: Paige Warner talks performing with a CANADIAN LEGEND; Bangishimo and Amy Smoke of LAND BACK CAMP preview their new film LIVE @AOK Bar
Allison Dyjach broadcasts live from AOK Game Bar, one of Downtown Kitchener's most fun and unique spaces. She is joined by local singer-songwriter Paige Warner, fresh off a new song release and performance with one of the Canada's legends of folk music, as well as Bangishimo Johnston and Amy Smoke from O:se kenhionhata:tie (Land Back Camp) to preview their new film about the former Charles Street bus terminal.
58:52 07/22/2022
July 14, 2022: Local multi-instrumentalist SAMMY DUKE chats releasing a new album LIVE @ Jane Bond
Allison is live from one of Uptown Waterloo's most iconic and delicious restaurants. She chats with local singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Sammy Duke about the release of his new album, his favourite KW venues, and what it was like to record in a net-zero studio.
60:03 07/15/2022
July 7, 2022: Reopening Creative Spaces - Coproduction with Arts Build Ontario
Join Midtown Radio and Arts Build Ontario for a special presentation of On the Scene. We chat about the Reopening of Creative Spaces with Alex Glass (Executive Director, Arts Build Ontario), Matt White (Artistic Director and Cofounder, Green Light Arts), and Stephanie Vegh (Director of Marketing and Communication). The panelists share details of their experience working in/managing creative spaces during the pandemic and advice to fellow local creative space managers. Show includes KW event listings for July 8-10.
61:04 07/08/2022
July 1, 2022: THE NEW PEOPLE and Cx-VIOLET talk the music scene in Kitchener LIVE @ The Crazy Canuck
Allison Dyjach hosts the premiere of ON THE SCENE live at The Crazy Canuck in DTK. She is joined by CxViolet and The New People in advance of their first single release, also playing tracks from local artists Rufus John, Ramsay Almighty, I, the Mountain, Clarissa Diokno, Matt Weidinger, and more!
62:10 07/01/2022