Recorded Sponsor Messages

Listeners note, we now have recorded sponsor messages to acknowledge the essential support we receive from local businesses. The brief messages are always preceded by a ships bell, music and sound effects.

Community radio is non-commercial- it has no advertising-.  That’s one reason we listen. But Cortes Radio also relies on listener and sponsor financial support to stay on air. We can get grants for special projects, but we still must raise funds to pay the bills. It’s all done by volunteers folks!

Cortes Radio has several long-term, loyal sponsors who have been sponsoring individual shows. These are acknowledged by the DJ on air, and that will continue. But our new sponsorship program invites businesses to sponsor not just a show, but the station. All current sponsors now will receive a unique acknowledgement message played at least twice a week during daytime hours. It’s not advertising: it’s a grateful thanks from all of us at Cortes Radio!

Our First Five Messages

Our first five sponsor messages were produced for Harbour Authority Cortes Island (HACI), Marine Dental Clinic- Cortes Island, Ocean Pacific Marine Supply & Boatyard, Squirrel Cove General Store and Twincomm.

Sample podcasts of these messages appear below:

Harbour Authority Cortes Island

by Andy Vine | Sponsorship Messages

Marine Dental Clinic - Cortes Island

by Andy Vine | Sponsorship Messages

Ocean Pacific Marine & Boatyard

by Andy Vine | Sponsorship Messages

Squirrel Cove General Store

by Andy Vine | Sponsorship Messages


by Andy Vine | Sponsorship Messages

To Become A Sponsor

As we build our sponsorship base, we build a regular income to meet our regular operating expenses.

If your business would like to become a sponsor, please contact the station at,  leave a message at 250 935-0200, or mail

Cortes Community Radio
PO Box 210
Manson’s Landing, BC, V0P 1K0

Click here to see a sample of our sponsorship contract.

Andy Vine

Andy Vine

The Production Team

The next batch of sponsorship messages is in production.

Andy Vine is Cortes Radio’s volunteer producer for the sponsor messages above, as well as Vintage Vignettes.

Colin Funk and Gabriella Gmeiner (Lella) were the narrators.

Roy L Hales is the station’s liaison with sponsors and scriptwriter.