Annual General Meeting

June 11, noon - 2:00 pm @ Manson’s Hall This years meeting will be preceded by a BBQ and ‘unveiling’ @ the radio station (or hall as raincover). Members welcome - Yes, thats YOU! Come out and support CKTZ 89.5. There are positions available on the Board of Directors. We seek savvy individuals for 2017. If you’re media savvy, electronics savvy, finance savvy, programming savvy, sales savvy, events savvy, wannabe savvy, or just interested — There may be a chair for you at the table!!! Email inquiries to...
Deep Roots – March Update

Deep Roots – March Update

Deep Roots stories are coming to air! The shows will start being aired at 9:00am on Thursdays, with the first one on March 16th. They will be repeated on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Each week a new program will be featured. In addition to the Deep Roots staff introduced in these pages, Cortes Radio would like to thank the volunteers and story producers who made this initiative happen: Deep Roots Steering Committee Odette Auger, fundraising advisor Shannon Jonasson, education and youth advisor Kate Maddigan, Friends of Cortes Island board liaison Jacqueline Mathieu, Klahoose First Nation liaison David Rousseau, project lead and Cortes Community Radio Society board liaison Max Thaysen, Friends of Cortes Island president Sheryl Thompson, Cortes Community Radio Society president Deep Roots Story Producers Odette Auger Brittany Baxter Rick Bockner Mercedes Grant Roy Hales Sobhana Dilani Hippola Natalia Nybida Annie Rosenberg Morgan Tams Tara Warkentin Deep Roots Schedule and Story Synopses Thursday, March 16th Who Speaks For Brother Wolf? Writer/Producer: Natalia Auger Nybida Western culture paints wolves with a dark brush as evil characters in myths and fairytales, but perhaps that’s because they’re more like us than we care to admit. Natalia Auger Nybida takes a deep look at the essential role wolves play in our ecosystem.   Thursday, March 23rd  Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected PlaceWriter/Producer: Sobhana Dilani Hippola A powerful examination of the life and legacy of pioneering ecologist Gilean Douglas and the impact her vision has had on present day conservation efforts and attitudes.     Thursday, March 30th  Secrets Of The Cedar Weavers Writer/Producer: Tara Warkentin By tracing the history and stories behind two hats,...
Come to the Cabaret!

Come to the Cabaret!

A Night To Remember! This is going to be a fun show. Tickets are going fast, so get them early. An evening of songs, monologues, stand-up, poetry, lip sync, skits, that cover issues and topics particular to adults with humour and just the right amount of “appropriately inappropriate” and sex positive material. A benefit for Cortes Radio 89.5...
Upcoming Winter Events

Upcoming Winter Events

In addition to our annual Winter Lip Sync, February 18th, we are planning a special one time event in January. This will be an adults-only Cabaret on March 25th. We need to know if there is performer interest in doing the January show. This would be open to any kind of performance: Lip Sync, Music, Dance, Poetry… whatever people come up with in adult themes. Please let us know if you would like to perform either by email or phone Howie 935-6405. This show could be a lot of...

Deep Roots Initiative – News

Introducing the Deep Roots Initiative Logo! This rectangular Coast Salish design depicts two Coast Salish guardian spirit dancers singing the song of their power. The subtle circle between them is a drum with Salish sound waves emanating from it. In contemporary Canadian visual culture, crescents are utilized to symbolize sound waves. This is a cultural commonality that Coast Salish and Canadian cultures have in common. In Coast Salish art, crescents are used to create a real rhythmic rippling, a real fluid flowing feeling. SOUNDWAVES Artist: LessLIE Sam, Coast Salish Visit the Alcheringa Gallery website for more information on the artist. THE STORIES:  Greg and Rob continue to mentor and support story producers’ progress – with draft scripts all submitted, and with insightful reviews thereof. Our story writers have been given training in interviewing techniques, recording equipment and guidance in First Nations protocol. Some of the most interesting moments so far were the training sessions on critical listening skills offered by CBC veteran Rob Selmanovic. THE WRITERS: Initially conceived as a youth [ages 16-30] project; we found ourselves with high calibre skill sets; and years of experience with writers ranging in age from 15 to 70. We have a well rounded set of writers representing Aboriginal youth, local elders, radio writers, aspiring journalists and environmentalists including: TARA WARKENTIN NATALIA NYBIDA BRITTANY BAXTER DILANI (Sobhanā) HIPPOLA MERCEDES GRANT ANNIE ROSENBERG ROY HALES RICK BOCKNER ODETTE AUGER THE STEERING COMMITTEE: Our volunteer board includes representatives from each partner in this project: Kate Maddigan and Max Thaysen [Friends of Cortes Island -FOCI], David Rousseau and Sheryl Thompson,President [Cortes Community Radio Society], Jacqueline Mathieu [Klahoose First Nation]...