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...
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 59 by SusanaVijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto59.mp3 Episode 58 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto58.mp3 Episode 57 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho Do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto57.mp3 Episode 56 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto56.wav Episode 55 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto55.mp3 Episode 54 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto54.mp3 Susana Vijaya In 2008 she decided it was time for a change. She sold her business and began the trip of a lifetime. With a nearly...
Susana Vijaya Talks About Performing

Susana Vijaya Talks About Performing

Originally Published on the ECOreport She exploded onto Cortes Island’s Lip Sync stage four years ago, introducing the musical tastes of her native Portugal. She can also render a sultry imitation of Tina Turner. Her radio program Vinho do Porto is among CKTZ’s most popular. In this morning’s show, Susana Vijaya talks about performing. Susana Vijaya Starts Performing “I feel that I am …  expanding a lot. I’m becoming more public. I’m giving more not just to my close friends, the ten people who live around you, but to an audience. The first time that I sang in public was last year, at the Summer of Love. I was so nervous, I was shaking inside, my hands were shaking. And then this last winter in Mexico it was amazing, I was singing every Friday night  in the bar and every other Saturday. Suddenly I had a fan club … A lot of people would come to watch me sing and dance on stage,” she said. “That brought out a lot of insecurities because I do not think I am that good. I am still learning. In fact I still have everything to learn, but it is incredible how these processes are because I remember Lyle and I would play something and we would come feeling the worst you can imagine … That we were horrible; that we were out of tune; that we were out of rhythm. So we would go to bed feeling like the worst. Then we would wake up the next day and say ‘Lets watch the records ….’ Then we would see that in reality...
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: Victoria’s Common Vision For Social & Ecological Change (The ECOreport broadcast for June 6, 2018) According to Paul Cheoketen Wagner colonial society has ruled over this land for the blink of an eye and brought it to the precipice of a climate that is ready to collapse. That’s because we, “have not paid attention to natural law.”  We need to step back and take a look at how we can govern a place that holds regard for every aspect of [life]. For a government that only seeks to profit from the things around it, “will continue upon those lines.” He was one of the speakers at a weekend conference dedicated to finding Greater Victoria’s common vision for social & ecological change. (Read More) Launching Deep Roots Second Season (The ECOreport broadcast for May 30, 2018) According to Volunteer and Fundraising co-ordinator Odette Auger, Deep Roots is important because it is “local, regionally based spoken word programming.” Steering Committee leader David Rousseau says, “it builds capacity and connection around Cortes Radio.” Senior producer Greg Osaba explains, “Deep Roots is both a skill building and story telling exercise to generate original stories from people who have something to say.” To which Klahoose co-ordinator Jacqueline Mathieu adds, “The stories that are going to be developed really...
Quadra Island Studio Tour: June 2-3, 2018

Quadra Island Studio Tour: June 2-3, 2018

There is nothing quite as magical as getting a glimpse of an artist at work in their studio. It is an experience that cannot be replicated - for so many artists, their studios are an extension of their soul. Every year for the past 16 years the artists on Quadra Island have opened up their studios to the public on the first weekend in June for the Quadra Island Studio Tour.  Quadra Island Studio Tour by Rochelle Baker http://rest.s3for.me/discovery-sound/2018+CKTZ+Quadra+Studio+Tour.mp3 For these two exciting days you can explore the amazing creative forces this community has to offer. There is a huge range of work to take in. Gary Colter makes the most incredibly intricate jewelry from recycled watches and fossils. Gordon James will wow you with both his gorgeous prints, and the amazing pottery he makes with his wife Martha. Maureen Maryka paints such vibrant images of the West Coast that they just about explode off the canvas! Tracy Myerson will captivate you with the stunning colors and patterns in her fused glass pieces. And Terry Phillips uses textiles the way most artists use a brush and canvas - her quilts are spectacular works of art. These are but a few of the many talented artists on this year’s tour! There is so much to see and learn, you’ll probably have to come back! Many of the artists studios are open year round, here is your first chance to meet the artists and see them in their environment. See what inspires them, chat with them and learn what they do, and maybe a piece will speak to your heart and call your...
Deep Roots Second Season Will Begin Soon

Deep Roots Second Season Will Begin Soon

Originally Published on the ECOreport According to Volunteer and Fundraising co-ordinator Odette Auger, Deep Roots is important because it is “local, regionally based spoken word programming.” Steering Committee leader David Rousseau says, “it builds capacity and connection around Cortes Radio.” Senior producer Greg Osaba explains, “Deep Roots is both a skill building and story telling exercise to generate original stories from people who have something to say.” To which Klahoose co-ordinator Jacqueline Mathieu adds, “The stories that are going to be developed really do need to be told.” They were talking about Cortes Radio’s premiere documentary series. Deep Roots second season will soon begin. (The podcast above contains much more detail.) A Deeper Voice “This project is an outreach of the radio society to bring radio into the community in a much deeper way. After all, Cortes is something that we invented here on Cortes Island and it is our voice. The question is, who’s voice is it? It has been the voice of those who step up. This is really an outreach program. It is going out into the community and saying, look we want to go much further and much deeper. We would like this radio station to be the voice of people who have stories to tell: the voice of Klahoose, the voice of people who are opening up to writing in a new way,” says Rousseau. He added, “It has a much bigger piece than just a story telling project. It has this role of doing something for Cortes Radio which is really exactly what community radio is all about.” The Deep Roots project originated...