Adventure Rider Radio

Adventure Rider Radio features motorcycle adventure stories and industry pros talking tech and technique on this engaging podcast. This program is produced on Quadra Island and was downloaded over one million times last year. About Adventure Rider Radio Jim Martin, ARR’s host, brings years of adventure tourism experience, almost a decade of automotive publishing background and in recent years, work with podcasting and audio productions to the ARR show. Jim is a motorcycle enthusiast that especially enjoys the outdoors, camping, and exploring new and out of the way places on his bike. Elizabeth Martin, ARR producer, has a huge love of history, the outdoors and travel, she’s travelled to the UK several times, Germany, France, Taiwan, United States and coast to coast through Canada. She brings extensive adventure tourism, business and management skills to the show. Their website is https://www.adventureriderradio.com Recent Adventure Rider Radio Podcasts: Lone Rider: Globe-Trotting Before the Internet What would it be like if you couldn’t just turn on your computer and ask google all the questions you want to help plan your trip? Everything from planning and packing, to routing and picking your destinations. All the answers at your fingertips. And what if in the 1980’s it was so against the norm for someone to set out on a long distance motorcycle trip, let alone a woman? Would you still have the nerve to ride around the world? Elspeth Beard has just published a book this summer, the one that we talked about in an interview with her last year. We’ll remind you that it’s the story of a 23 year old woman who in 1982...

Mixtapes

  Jonesy’s passion for mixtapes harkens back to the cassette era. She loved compiling collections for friends, or having them introduce her to a new artist. Jonesy never dreamed of playing mixtapes over the radio until coming to Cortes Island. A Remote Island Off The West Coast “We’re on this little remote island off the West Coast and, through the radio, we get a chance to connect with people world wide,” says Jonesy. Prior to 2003, Jonesy had been a middle school teacher in Winnipeg. Her partner, Monica, initiated the move after attending a course at Hollyhock. She knew this was something Jonesy must do and, without asking, signed her up for the Spring Term. Jonesy describes her first experience of Cortes as just like “coming home.” She and Monica quit their jobs and sold their house in Winnipeg. Playing Mixtapes Over The Radio They started listening to Cortes Community Radio. Monica told Jonesy, “This is something you should get involved with.” This idea did not come to fruition until after Jonesy became a teacher at Cortes Island Elementary. Around 2008, she and a couple of friends took turns producing a show called “Still Thinking.” This led to Jonesy’s embarking on a show of her own the following year. She explained, “Mixtapes gave me permission to put together an eclectic mix of whatever I enjoyed listening to.” Her Inspiration “If I’m listening to a song that I haven’t heard before and I like it, I try to find a collection of songs I can build around that one song. It can be about the weather; …current events; … how...

The ECOreport

The ECOreport didn’t start out as a local news venue. Nor was it a radio program. This is my (Roy L Hales) venue for exploring relevant issues. There are currently close to 4,000 articles. Many of the ones I wrote are reposted on better known web platforms like Clean Technica, PVSolar Report and East County Magazine. Yet it is easy to get lost in the international arena and I started broadcasting over the radio in 2014. Since then, The ECOreport has been Cortes Community Radio’s only locally produced news program. Victoria’s Passive Houses (Broadcast Wednesday, Sept 13, 2017 at 7:00 AM): “When I first interviewed Rob Bernhardt in 2014, you could count the number of British Columbia’s passive houses on your fingers. The Berhardts built the first certified passive house in the Victoria region. Rob went on to become the CEO of Passive House Canada. I recently interviewed him again, during a quick peek at Victoria’s passive houses.” (Read the Article) Turn It In Week (Part of the program September 6, 2017) “For the past eight years Gorge harbour residents, on Cortes Island, have been cleaning up the aquaculture debris, left by industry, at their own expense. This was sometimes a source of tension between property owners and industry. Barry and Amanda Glickman, who organized these annual clean-ups, said the first year they hauled away three truck loads of debris. The most recent clean-up was last May. Now the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) is stepping in and, in partnership with industry, will be holding Turn it in week between September 11-15, 2017.” (Read the article) From Last Month: The Message Behind...

2016/17 Was A Breakthrough Year

2016/17 Was A Breakthrough Year Cortes Island - Cortes Community Radio’s 2017 AGM was held at the station, in Mansons Landing, B.C., on Sunday, June 11, 2017. The key message was delivered by outgoing President Sheryl Thompson, who said 2016/17 was a breakthrough year. 2017 was a Breakthrough Year by Sheryl Thompson | CZTK's 2017 AGM http://cortesradio.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/A-Breakthrough-Year.mp3 2016/17 Was A Breakthrough Year Because: the “Deep Roots” and “Vintage Vignettes”  programs were launched. CKTZ also produced “Rendezvous,” a French Language series for the National Community Radio Association that is now available across the country. CKTZ Initiated partnerships with the Klahoose First Nation, Friends of Cortes Island (FOCI), Cortes Island Museum and Theatre Quadra. An emergency back-up for the radio station tower, for power outages of up to 36 hours, was funded by a BC Gaming Grant. CKTZ held its very first cabaret (licensed adult night). CKTZ held 3 Lip Syncs: 2 on Cortes and 1 on Quadra Island. And Much more…. Proposal For Operating Committees To keep up the momentum, a proposal to set up operating committees was brought forward. This is meant to spread the work load out from the board to the membership. Some Proposed Committees: Program Committee - oversees broadcast content, DJ conduct, recorded messages etc, Receives proposals for new shows Major Projects & Grants Committee - Guides “Deep Roots/Island Waves” other projects & major grants Emergency Preparedness Committee - Guides emergency training, public outreach & equipment upgrades Re emergency, liaison with ESS, CIVFD Ham Radio Society etc Listener Relations Committee - Guides website content, membership drives, sponsorship, newsletters, etc. The Board for 2017/18 The Cortes Community Radio’s 2017 AGM ended with the election of a...
A Sense of Belogging

A Sense of Belogging

Deconstructing the history of logging on Cortes into a metaphor for decolonization, writer/producer Brittany Baxter presents this collage of moments from over the past 150 years, each containing important clues to how our community is transforming in response to our growing desire to belong to each other and to the land. Episode #10: A Sense of Belogging by Brittany Baxter | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/A+Sense+of+Belogging.mp3 Acknowledgements Special thank you to the Cortes Island Museum and Archives for the clip of Alan Robertson talking about the early days of logging on Cortes. Thanks also to Dan Pierce (director of Heartwood) for his recordings from the frontlines of the Cortes logging blockades. Huge bunches of roses to Kevin and Georgina for sharing their inspiring love story, to Martha Abelson, and to Sheena Fayowski, Mercedes Grant, Loni Taylor, Travis Pawlak for their voices. Music from John Watts, Axletree, Blue Dot Sessions, Lauki, and Myriadar....
Stuff

Stuff

Our material world is obsessed with acquiring and accumulating stuff. But how much do we all really need? Morgan Tams looks for options and solutions to this omnipresent conundrum. Episode #9: Stuff by Morgan Tams | Deep Roots http://rest.s3for.me/deep-roots/Stuff.mp3 Acknowledgements The producers would like to express a sincere thank you to all the interviewees for the donation of their time and the sharing of their histories. Your contributions are the heart and soul of this project. Thanks to the Deep Roots Team, supporters, participants and interviewees. Featuring: Bryan Pfeifle, Bruce Ellingsen, Dova Wiltshire, Max Thaysen, Patricia LaRoux, Noba Anderson, the Free Store Volunteers and many friends....