Cortes Community Radio

Mixtapes with Jonesy
Thu: 4:00 - 6:00
Sat: 3:00 - 5:00

Cortes Community Radio

Ken Hanuse Sat: 9:00-10:00

Cortes Community Radio

“Anything Goes” With Howie Roman
Sat: 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
CKTZ 89.5 FM

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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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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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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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Local News: Replacing The Culvert At Basil Creek

” … A program that could go a long way towards restoring British Columbia’s threatened fish stocks” – on the ECOreport, Wednesday Sept 20, at 7:00 AM.

Our DJs

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 volunteer DJs are CKTZ!

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Local Talk Shows

Cortes Community Radio was designed to broadcast the “concerns, interests, and activities of the Northern Gulf Islands to the public.” This goes beyond reading announcements and short bulletins. We need to produce local news and talk shows.

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