The Cortes Island Radio Society was formed in 2004 by a small group of believers. Out of this came CORTES COMMUNITY RADIO. Licensed in October of 2011, broadcasting at 80 watts from a height of approximately 400 feet above sea level.

We feature many live locally made programs as well as a very eclectic mix of automated music. Cortes Radios call sign is CKTZ-FM, and it’s frequency can be found at 89.5 Mhz. Cortes Radio is your community radio, also available at this website, on our “Listen Now” page!

Our Coverage Area

Our listening area comfortably covers, Cortes, Quadra, Maurielle, and Read islands as well as Campbell River on Vancouver Island and Lund on the mainland side. Cortes Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day/7 days a week.


Number 273 - Cortes Radio

The True Value Stores at Heriot Bay & Quathiaski Cove, Quadra Island, have a very generous program called Spirit Points where they will donate 1% of your purchases to community organizations.

Station Personnel

Technical Director - Sean Cowell (since 2004)

Station Manager - Bryan McKinnon

Production Assistant - Clio FM

Volunteer DJs & Producers