Microphone (Not unlike the one used by our DJs) by Alex Indigo via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)


Cortes Community radio’s mandate is to provide a platform where the “the concerns, interests, and activities of the Northern Gulf Islands” can be expressed. This means providing “local, minority and Canadian actors and musicians” with a voice. According to station Manager Howie Roman, our DJs are CKTZ!

“Without our DJ’s we really would just be playing the playlist.”



Our DJs

There are currently 24 DJs, producing the following shows:

  • Acoustic Music Show (Sean Coyote) – Friday’s: 9-11 AM
  • Anything Goes (Paul The K & Howie Roman) - Saturdays: 10:30 AM-1:00 PM
  • Clio FM  - Wednesdays: 5:00-7:00 PM
  • D J Johnnie - Fridays: 9:30 - MIdnight
  • Gaia Grooves with Dancing Wolf - should return in early December.
  • Folk Club with Andy Vine - should return after Andy gets back from Europe.
  • Ken Hanuse - Saturdays: 9:00-10:00 AM
  • Homegrown Show with Rena Patrick - Sunday: 1:00-3:00 PM
  • Kirsten (Cinema Musique) - Sundays: 9:00-11:00 AM
  • Lilith’s Whatnot - Fridays: 7:00-9:30 PM
  • Lunchtime Locomotion with Nat King Cono - Fridays: 1100 AM-1:00 PM
  • Misty Morning Hop - Mondays: 9:00 AM - 12:00 Noon; Saturdays: 9:30-12:00 PM
  • Mixtapes (with Jonesy) - Thursdays: 4:00-6:00 PM - (Read More)
  • Phil’s Pick ’n Mix - Wednesdays: 8:00-10:00 PM
  • Pranayama Pachamama - Sundays: 11:30 AM -1:00 PM
  • ShimSham Show With Psychedelic Sam - Thursdays: 6:00-8:00 PM
  • Stone Soup (DJ Artemisia) - Wednesdays: 12:30-2:30 PM
  • Sunday Night Jazz with Andreas - Sundays: 5-7 PM
  • Sunsplash with Bobbi - Saturdays: 5:00-8:00 PM
  • Sustaining Resistance (Bridget Holtom) - Tuesdays: 6:00-9:00 PM
  • Vinho Do Porto (Susana) - Tuesdays: 11:30 AM-1:00 PM - (Read More)

(Click here to view as a schedule)

Profiles & Podcasts will appear as dropboxes, under “Our DJs” in the top Navigation Bar, as they are ready.



by Cortes Community Radio | CKTZ 89.5 %M


Local News & Weather

Cortes Community Radio’s DJs provide most of the station’s coverage of local news* and weather.

Howie explains, “In the training we discuss the ways to promote local events … I instruct people to read from the announcement board, from the flyer (which each week I circle in yellow the items we are to announce and from the Cortes Tideline. Strictly- events, non-profit news- I instruct people how to find the weather including marine weather both of which are on the bookmark toolbar … We have had calls thanking us for giving a storm warning.”

*CKTZ’s locally produced environmental news program, The ECOreport, covers many local stories in more depth.

Photo Credit: Microphone by Alex Indigo via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)