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Program Schedule


Annual General Meeting

June 11, noon - 2:00 pm @ Manson’s Hall

This years meeting will be preceded by a BBQ and ‘unveiling’ @ the radio station (or hall as raincover). Members welcome - Yes, thats YOU!

Come out and support CKTZ 89.5. There are positions available on the Board of Directors. We seek savvy individuals for 2017. If you’re media savvy, electronics savvy, finance savvy, programming savvy, sales savvy, events savvy, wannabe savvy, or just interested — There may be a chair for you at the table!!!

Email inquiries to cortesradio@gmail.com.


A Sense of Belogging

Deconstructing the history of logging on Cortes into a metaphor for decolonization, writer/producer Brittany Baxter presents this collage of moments from over the past 150 years, each containing important clues to how our community is transforming in response to our growing desire to belong to each other and to the land.

Episode #10: A Sense of Belogging

by Brittany Baxter | Deep Roots


Special thank you to the Cortes Island Museum and Archives for the clip of Alan Robertson talking about the early days of logging on Cortes. Thanks also to Dan Pierce (director of Heartwood) for his recordings from the frontlines of the Cortes logging blockades. Huge bunches of roses to Kevin and Georgina for sharing their inspiring love story, to Martha Abelson, and to Sheena Fayowski, Mercedes Grant, Loni Taylor, Travis Pawlak for their voices. Music from John Watts, Axletree, Blue Dot Sessions, Lauki, and Myriadar. ~Brittany


Our material world is obsessed with acquiring and accumulating stuff. But how much do we all really need? Morgan Tams looks for options and solutions to this omnipresent conundrum.

Episode #9: Stuff

by Morgan Tams | Deep Roots


The producers would like to express a sincere thank you to all the interviewees for the donation of their time and the sharing of their histories. Your contributions are the heart and soul of this project.

Thanks to the Deep Roots Team, supporters, participants and interviewees.
Featuring: Bryan Pfeifle, Bruce Ellingsen, Dova Wiltshire, Max Thaysen, Patricia LaRoux, Noba Anderson, the Free Store Volunteers and many friends. ~Morgan

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.


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.

Programmers Wanted


We always need more programmers. The possibilities for new shows is endless. I’ve often wondered why in a community of avid gardeners we don’t have a garden show. There are so many articulate passionate people on Cortes that we could have a truly diverse, unique radio station.