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. Vinho do Porto show 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. 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. Susanna Performing in Mexico Posted by Susana Vijaya on Monday, February 19, 2018 Posted by Susana Vijaya on Monday, February 19, 2018 Posted by Susana Vijaya on Monday, February 19, 2018 Recent Vinho do Porto Podcasts Episode 45 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho Do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto45.mp3 Episode 44 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto44.mp3 Episode 43 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto43.mp3 Episode 42 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto42.mp3 Episode 41 by SusanaVijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto41.mp3 Episode 40 by...

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...

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...

Allegro

For more than six years, Allegro brought the world of classical music came to our homes every Sunday at 3:00. The program’s principal host, Doug Butt, had an eclectic taste. He preferred baroque, with a dash “of the renaissance stuff,” but also modern composers like Shostakovich and Arvo Pärt. He was assisted by Eleanor Hargreaves, who hosted a number of shows. Many CKTZ listeners felt that  Doug Butt’s retirement last September left a gaping hole in the station’s line-up. Good news: Allegro is back. Allegro Is Back Though the station has yet to find anyone who could take their place, Doug and Eleanor more than 30 episodes were stored in the station’s computer. This is more than enough to fill out another season and Eleanor has consented to do an occasional new show. Podcasts February 11 Broadcast Four works: Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, written around 1720, considered among the best examples of the work of the late Baroque period. Victor Herbert’s second cello concerto (1894). A 1951 guitar concerto by Heitor Villa-Lobos (1951). Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns’ piano concerto of 1868. February 11 Program by Doug Butt | Allegro http://rest.s3for.me/allegro/170319.mp3 February 4 Broadcast This is a repeat of a broadcast made last year and there appears to be a corruption in this audio file. When this program was aired earlier today, radio boss jumped from Allegro’s theme right into the music. Listening to the podcast that follows, there is a silent spot where Doug Butt would have made his introduction. Feb 4 Program by Doug Butt | Allegro http://rest.s3for.me/allegro/180218.mp3 January 28th Program Today’s program consist of: Sacred chorale compositions by Josquin des Prez (c. 1450/1455 – 27...

Why George Sirk Became Nature Boy

Originally Published on the ECOreport George Sirk’s newest radio program comes from a lifelong passion. He became a specialist in “tropical ecology, in places such as Australia, Papua New Guinea and tropical America,”  and later an expedition leader in the Canadian Arctic. He first brought this to the airwaves for CFUV in Victoria. George also produced seven minute clips on the Arctic for CBC’s Morning Show, before Prime Minister Harper cut back on funding. He returned to Cortes Island in 2016 and on February 1 became CKTZ’s newest talk show host. In this morning’s interview, Why George Sirk Became Nature Boy (Click here to access Podcasts of “Nature Boy” on Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM) or listen live Wednesday’s 2-3:30 PM.) Becoming Nature Boy He traces his passion for studying nature back to his brother’s collections of frog and salamanders. George has been addicted to bird watching ever since he was a 14-year-old student in Vancouver. His career as a naturalist began when the Parks Branch hired him to work on Mitlenatch Island in 1969. “I’ve been working off and on as a naturalist guide ever since … I’m just swept up by nature. I never stopped admiring nature, looking at it, pondering it and then of course identifying species … It is fun to know what I have seen,” he said. “I never stop learning. I see a robin, or I’ve seen a Varied  Thrush today and I’ve seen one a thousand times. but todays Varied  Thrush will teach me something I’ve never noticed before about it. Maybe the way it cocks its head … Every time you see a raven fly...

Nature Boy

What bird is that? Listen to ‘Nature Boy’ on CKTZ and find out! (Cortesradio.ca or CKTZ) Thursdays 2:00-3:30PM, PST Nature Boy’s Bird Of The Week I’ll be having ‘bird of the week’ -(and not in the oven!), wildlife sightings, best places to view wildlife, and featuring tidbits and news on what is happening, nature-wise here and globally. And ”the weather” like you’ve never heard on CBC! This season I’ll be featuring my audio-diary recordings in the high Arctic. I collected the clips while travelling by ship through the NW Passage and Hudson Strait as a naturalist-guide in 2016 and 2017. I’ll also air some favourite CFUV and CBC radio show excerpts. Then there’s the recordings I just made with Kim in Costa Rica this winter…plus recordings that totally fall through the cracks. Additionally, I’ll interview naturalists, review books, and generally dwell on nature. Then there’s the music…. A Naturalist’s Perspective on Global Issues For a naturalist’s perspective on global issues, as varied as a new bird discovered in Amazonia to the current thickness of the ice in Lancaster Sound, from rare Lampreys in the Comox Valley to why Mitlenatch Island needs to be burnt to the ground, (according to a leading naturalist)…Nature Boy will ponder the strangest things, the mundane and pick them bones clean. Drop me a note if you have a question and I’ll do my best to answer it on the air. Fleetingly yours, George Sirk natureboy@twincomm.ca (Click here if you wish to access George Sirk’s interview on the ECOreport)  Podcasts Note Re Feb 8 Podcast There are some difficulties in the first 2:09 minutes of...