Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

Susana was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in sales as a commercial director, she founded and ran a flourishing vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant that evolved to feed the body, mind and soul as a spiritual center for holistic healing. Susana has a passion for music since she can remember. Her grandmother was always listening to Fado and she was always surrounded by musicians and Djs that opened her taste to a lot of different genres. Coming to Cortes island, she started to perform at the CKTZ LipSyncs and realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it. Vinho do Porto Show So she decided to have her own radio show, where she can share all her Portuguese music background, being that from Portugal, from the ex Portuguese colonies or Brazil. Vinho do Porto show has as a common thread all songs in Portuguese language, and the genres varies between Fado, Rock, Pop, Blues, Dance, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, Bossa Nova, MPB, Forro, Choro, Frevo, Batucada, Maracatu, Morna, Semba, Marrabenta, etc. Recent Podcasts Episode 73 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+73.mp3 Episode 72 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+72.mp3 Episode 71 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+71.mp3 Episode 70 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+70.mp3 Episode 69 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+69.mp3 Episode 68 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+68.mp3 Episode 67 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+67.mp3 Episode 66 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+66.mp3 Episode 65 by Susana Vijaya |...
From The Muse’s Garden

From The Muse’s Garden

Long have I had a Dream of combining Poetry and Music into a radio show and now sure seems like the time. Please tune in early Monday evenings on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5 FM from 5:00 - 7:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 2 hours of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. Recent Podcasts Sept 17 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+36.mp3 Sept 10 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+35.mp3 Sept 3 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+34.mp3 Aug 27 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Harden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+33.mp3 Aug 20 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+32.mp3 August 13 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+31.mp3 Aug 6 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+30.mp3 July 30 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+29.mp3 July 23 by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+28.mp3 July 16 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muses' Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FMTG27.mp3 July 9 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FMTG+26.mp3 July 2 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FROM+THE+MUSE%27S+GARDEN+25.mp3 March 26 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+March+26+2018.mp3   Sound Meditation In The Great Pyramid On Norm Smookler’s 3rd recording in the Great Pyramid he received permission from Antiquities Minister Hawass to stay overnight in the building and this gave more time to explore the exceptional acoustics using flute, flute percussion,...
The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown show has been playing on Cortes Radio since 2012. It features local and Canadian music, especially artists from the west coast. The genres are open, but it tends to feature folk music, country, rock and blues, particularly with a west coast theme, or subjects that celebrate our lives on the BC coast. However, I like to play a few songs from Atlantic Canada as well in each show. I try to include a humorous or novelty song each show as well. These can be from anywhere. Spoken word also gets played on the show, and I would welcome more recorded poetry to include, as well as short stories, taking a bit of a literary direction as well as the music. The well respected works of Stewart MacLean and Wade Davis are two examples of Canadian literary work that I would like to include more of, as well as local radio plays. It would be awesome to revive the lost art of the radio play on the Homegrown show and showcase local creativity. The Homegrown Show Some of the music played on the Homegrown show is available online through CD baby, a platform for independent artists to distribute their works. A lot of the music is aquired at live shows hosted by our sponsoring establishment, Kameleon Food and drink. A lot of it is not available online, and is the one time only collected works of local artists who may have published one album and not found their way into distribution. Hurricane Rena here on the Homegrown Show makes sure their music will be part of our local...

Charlez (February 21, 2015 – August 25, 2018)


It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of “Charlez,” who was created for the Winter Lip Sync of 2015. His creator, Meinsje, put her fist through his face five minutes before he was to go on stage for this summer’s Lip Sync in Manson’s Hall on Cortes Island. With the help of CKTZ’s Greenroom Queen Lella Gmeiner, who brought her “a sharpie,” Meinsje stitched her renowned paramour up in time for his final performance. Now the word is out, Charlez is no more. Rumours Of Foul Play There are rumours of foul play. “Well my temper got the best of me, seeing Charlez ready to go on with another woman,” says Meinsje. Legendary Romance Meinsje’s off and on again relationship with Charlz dates back to their first performance. “I’m single, so I’m going to make myself a new boyfriend. So I created Charlez and he has been a big part of the Lip Sync ever since,” explained Meinsje. “If you are looking for the ideal companion, perhaps Meinsje can create one for you. You can name him whatever you want,” quipped Lip Sync MC Rick Bockner, at the time. Even then, Meinsje’s response to her companion’s bold advances was a slap. Not the First Time This is not the first time Meinsje has reported Charlz’s demise. The legendary puppet allegedly retired after the 2016 Lip Sync, but was devastated when he learned that Meinsje intended to perform by herself in 2017. After a lengthy discussion, she agreed to let him perform a solo rendition of “I’m not the man you think I am.” This year “Gizelle,”...
The ECOreport

The ECOreport

The ECOreport started out as an environmental news website in which owner/editor Roy L Hales asks asking What Works? What Doesn’t? And what can we do about it? The site’s written articles are reposted on better known web platforms like Clean Technica, PVSolar Report and East County Magazine. In July 2014, the ECOreport also became a radio program on CKTZ. RECENT BROADCASTS: Catching English Fish And Chips (The ECOreport broadcast for Aug 22, 2018)Bernie Anderson and Leila Gmeiner had big expectations in the Spring of 1978. For the past two years, they had been homesteading in the wilderness of Toba Inlet, British Columbia. Then a friend offered them the use of his fishing boat. They had to make the monthly payments to the bank of course, but any profits beyond that were theirs to keep. Nobody could foresee they would be catching English Fish and Chips. (Read More) The Greenroom Queen (The ECOreport broadcast for July 18, 2018) Her artistic roots go back to Vienna, while Russian troops still occupied part of the city. Years later, cast as the female lead in “As You Like It,” she found a much more fulfilling role than centre stage. She will be performing it again at this summer’s Lip Sync. Lella Gmeiner is the Queen of the Green Room. (Read More) Laura Balducci’s ART (The ECOreport broadcast for July 25, 2018) The audio version of this story opens with a clip from Laura Balducci’s art installation “The Other-Side Presents That Wall,” which was at the Old School House Art Gallery on Cortes Island in the summer of 2016. The video of another of her multi-media performances, “Sense That Sin”...

Laura Balducci

The audio version of this story opens with a clip from Laura Balducci’s art installation “The Other-Side Presents That Wall,” which was at the Old School House Art Gallery on Cortes Island in the summer of 2016. The video of another of her multi-media performances, “Sense That Sin” was part of a show last month. Laura is a film maker, promoter, curator, painter, doll-maker, hair dresser, make-up artist and the former lead singer of a female punk band. She promotes the Old School House Art Gallery through her website and Facebook page and is curating the annual member’s show, SPACE, which opens at 6 PM on Friday, July 27, 2018. This morning’s interview is devoted to Laura Balducci.   Laura Balducci On Art The first word I would use to describe Laura is eccentric - which is probably more of a statement of who I am, than who as she is. After that I would have to add she is obviously prolific, talented, cute, socoiable, and embodies the spirit of community. I haven’t had much to do with galleries since the 1990s. Back then, a gallery owner told me he would permanently bar my artwork if he ever heard I displayed in a mall or library again. Artists did not display alongside crafts either. So I was surprised when our interview started by discussing hairdressing. “I consider many occupations to be art, from hairdressing, to a painter, to a carpenter, to a gardener. So I feel there are actually a lot more artists in this world than people who may consider themselves artists … Anyone who is creating something...