Hey Lip Syncers, Are You Ready?

Hey Lip Syncers, Are You Ready?

Summer Days are here again. Wannabees:  No experience necessary! You can do it. Everyone will love you, you’ll see. For the past decade, we’ve had sold-out crowds. Please let us know if you would like to perform. Getting everything together before the last minute, however, is always a challenge. Rehearsal is Aug 24th and showtime is Aug 25th at 7:00 PM - Manson’s Hall. Call Roy at 250-935-6328, or email...
Summer Lip Syncs

Summer Lip Syncs

Cortes Island : July 29, 2017 - Cortes Community Radio is holdings Summer Lip Syncs this year. The first will be on Cortes Island, August 12, and then there will be another Lip Sync on Quadra Island August 19. Cortes Island Summer Lip Sync The doors of Manson’s Hall open at 6:30 PM on August 12 for a fun evening followed by a free 50 Summers of Love DJ Dance. Pricing: Adults - $12; Kids 5 to 16 - $6; Families - $30 Email: Cortesradio@gmail.com 2nd Annual Cortes/Quadra Lip Sync Come and join everyone at the Quadra Community Centre for a fun family evening out while supporting the Cortes Island Radio and the Quadra Island Theatre. LET’S SEE WHOSE ROCKY SHORES ROCK MORE!! Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 7:00pm Pricing: $12/person Phone Number: 250-285-3881 Email: theatrequadra@gmail.com Website: https://www.facebook.com/theatrequadra[/et_pb_text] Summer Lip Syncs Successful A postscript, added later: The Summer Lip Syncs were a success. There was a stand-up crowd on Cortes. “Great night! The dancing was over by 10:30 so I got home before 11. Perfect,” said Howie Roman, station manager of Cortes Community Radio. The lip Sync on Quadra was also a success. Whereas only 70 turned out last year, this year every seat was sold out...
Gallery Cortes-Quadra Lip Sync

Gallery Cortes-Quadra Lip Sync

Cortes-Quadra Lip Sync in the Gumboot 13th June 2016 - BILLETS for the LIP-SYNC! “Theatre Quadra is excited about joining forces with Cortes Radio in mounting a lip-sync extravaganza this summer, on stage at the QCC. The show will raise funds to keep Cortes Radio on the air! Along with our home grown Quadra talent, TQ will host a handful of Cortes Island’s best and brightest lip-sync performers for the spectacle on Saturday, August 6. To accomplish this inter-island collaboration, we are looking for overnight accommodations for a couple of dozen Cortes performers. Their travelling troupe will overnight on Saturday, August 6, while some of the participants will spend Friday night as well. TQ will organize a potluck get-together for our visitors on Friday evening and a wrap party on Saturday, following the show. If a few additional sustaining meals could be offered to your guests in this hands-across-the-water initiative, it would be a wonderful gesture to our Cortes Island compatriots. Please let us know how you can help, as soon as possible. Reply to: Allen Perkins: dunnjudy@hotmail.com / 250-285-2302 or Trudi Richter: trspirit@gmail.com / 250-285-2008. Thanks a ton from TQ!” Cortes-Quadra LIPSYNC EXTRAVAGANZA! Theatre Quadra and Cortes Radio feature sensational lip-sync talents from both islands at the Quadra Community Centre on Saturday, August 6 – 7:00 to 9:00. $12 cheep! Funds raised will help keep Cortes Radio rockin’ on the air and rollin’ over the waves!                       Gallery Theatre Quadra: Dick Whittington Source: Gallery Cortes-Quadra Lip...
Lip Sync 2016 – Cortes PHOTOS!

Lip Sync 2016 – Cortes PHOTOS!

Lip Sync 2016 According to Howie, CKTZ’s Lip Syncs lowered the bar on silly!” Sheryl Thompson said it is “going to be awesome, because it is always awesome.” “Great performances everyone!” says Immanuel on the Tideline. It was the station’s 14th Lip Sync - and yet another sold out crowd! The You Tube Video Immanuel posted  the following video of the 2016 winter Lip Sync,  calling it “a somewhat legendary bi-annual event sponsored by Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ)” Rehearsal was Friday, February 19, 2016 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm. Doors opened at 6:30 pm on Saturday, February 20. Admission only $10. Come and join the fun! Photos Check out the Cortes Lip Sync photos taken by Tom...
2017 Market Sales & Lipsyncs

2017 Market Sales & Lipsyncs

The end of Cortes Community Radio’s fall sales season is approaching. How important is this? And What changes have transpired recently? A Q & A with station manager Howie Roman about 2017 Market Sales & Lipsyncs. Q/ How important are CKTZ’s market sales and Lip Syncs to the radio station? Howie: Like all non-profits we are eligible for some grants. Unfortunately, grants do not pay the operating expenses. This means that we must raise money to cover expenses like rent, hydro, telephone etc.In addition, we have a continuous need for new pieces of equipment. The Lip Syncs and Sales cover over half of our expenses.The Lip Syncs have become an island tradition, having done about 20.  One of the things Cortes Radio gets from the Lip Syncs and sales is that’s when we get to meet the listeners. Radio is a very isolated experience you sit in a room and talk or play music and than you leave; Almost no contact with the listeners. [/et_pb_text]   Q/ Tell me about some of the new markets that CKTZ entered, or has expanded its presence in, this year. Where are they? And what is the significance of this activity?  Howie: Quadra Island has three times the population than Cortes and we’ve known for a long time that we probably had three times as many listeners over there. For the last two summers Cortes Radio has joined with Theatre Quadra in presenting a August Lip Sync. That one is starting to take as well, good size audience this year. This summer we’ve had a small group  of people doing markets and sales for us...