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Folk Club with Andy Vine - Thursdays: 10 -11 AM; Fridays 6 - 7 PM

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Phil’s Pick N Mix Wed: 8:00-10:00 PM

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Vinho do Porto Show Tues: 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM






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Doug Butt Left Allegro

Dress rehearsal for Handel's Messiah by the Hobart Baroque Chorus - by Stefan Karpiniec via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)


After six years and a half years of entering our homes every Sunday at 3:00, that distinguished sounding voice that introduced many CKTZ listeners to classical music is going away. Doug Butt left Allegro.
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New Sponsor Messages On Cortes Community Radio

One of the New Sponsor Messages On Cortes Community Radio comes from Squirrel Cove

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!

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CKTZ Signs MOU With Strathcona Regional District

BC Ferry Arriving Heriot Bay by David Stanley via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)

Cortes Island, August 29, 2017 - Cortes Community Radio CKTZ signs MOU with Strathcona Regional District, stating its willingness to provide temporary usage of the station during  emergencies.

“This memorial of understanding is a significant milestone in our relationship with the Strathcona Regional District (SRD), and is fully aligned with the purposes laid down by Cortes Community Radio’s founders. Article 2.g of our constitution  states that one of the station’s purposes is “to establish an ongoing community radio station that can broadcast important information to the community in cooperation with emergency services,” said Roy L Hales, President of Cortes Community Radio.

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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.

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Buy a membership in the Cortes Community Radio Society for as little as $15 a year, or $25 per family.(Read More)

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Number 273 - Cortes Radio. The True Value Stores on Quadra Island have a very generous program called Spirit Points where they will donate 1% of your purchases to community organizations.

Donate to CKTZ 89.5 FM!

Every dollar helps to keep Community Radio alive on Cortes Island. Use PAYPAL to easily and securely donate money to 89.5 FM. If you prefer not to use Paypal, send us a cheque, cash, or money order made out to the Cortes Community Radio Society to Box 210, Manson’s Landing BC, V0P 1K0.

Programmers Wanted

CKTZ is a non profit community organization that survives by the involvement of our listeners. Think about joining us- you’ll have fun! We always need more programmers. The possibilities for new shows is endless.

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Stories on the ECOreport, 7 AM, Wed: Oct, 18, 2017

The last of the B.C. Utility Commission’s Community Input Sessions was at the Victoria, on October 11, 2017.  I asked Torrance Coste of the Wilderness Committee, “What do you think Site C is really about?” (Read More)

A new political consciousness arising in Greater Victoria (Read More):

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