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. Sample podcast:   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...

The ECOreport

The ECOreport started out as an environmental news website, whose articles are reposted on better known web platforms like Clean Technica, PVSolar Report and East County Magazine. I started broadcasting some of my interviews on Cortes Community radio during 2014. Since then, the ECOreport has been Cortes Community Radio’s only locally produced news program. Some recent programs: Basil Creek Stream Restoration (Broadcast Wed: Oct 4, 2017 at 7:00 AM) – “the “Basil Creek culvert project was over the top from the very beginning. Everything that needed to be done, is done: and then some more, always some more …” (Read More)   Is FM Radio Still Relevant? In a world where even television is being eclipsed by the internet, recent polls show that close to 80% of the American public still listens to FM radio at least once a day. More Americans listen to AM/FM radio each week than use Facebook. The statistics are similar for Canada. How is FM radio still relevant? (Read More)   Replacing The Culvert at Basil Creek (Broadcast Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017 at 7:00 AM): “Two weeks ago, the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure closed a small segment of Whaletown Road on Cortes Island. The impact on the local community is minimal. However British Columbia’s threatened fish stocks greatly benefit from projects like replacing the culvert at Basil Creek …” (Read The Article). . 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...