Thank-you For Another Fun Filled Lip Sync

Thank-you For Another Fun Filled Lip Sync

To all the performers, the tech, kitchen, door, sales and clean-up crews we sincerely thank you for putting on another fun filled Lip Sync this weekend. Thank you Dancing Wolf for creating another awesome poster! A Special thanks to our MC, Rick Bockner, for once again tickling our beings with his special brand of humour. We had 18 delightful acts! These shows make up a good deal of our operating budget, so we really do appreciate the community turning out for them.  Announcements for the April 12 & 13, 2019, Cabaret coming...
CKTZ’s 2019 Winter Lip Sync

CKTZ’s 2019 Winter Lip Sync

CKTZ’s 2019 winter Lip Sync is set for February 23. This is your chance to break out of the winter doldrums, have some serious fun and support Cortes Radio. Rehearsal will be on Feb. 22, from 4pm to 6pm. As always both will be at the Mansons Hall. Please let us know if you are preparing an act at either 250 935-6405 or cortesradio@gmail.com....
Deep Roots – March Update

Deep Roots – March Update

Deep Roots Stories To Be Aired The shows will start being aired at 9:00am on Thursdays, with the first one on March 16th. They will be repeated on Saturdays at 2:00pm. Each week a new program will be featured. In addition to the Deep Roots staff introduced in these pages, Cortes Radio would like to thank the volunteers and story producers who made this initiative happen: Deep Roots Steering Committee Odette Auger, fundraising advisor Shannon Jonasson, education and youth advisor Kate Maddigan, Friends of Cortes Island board liaison Jacqueline Mathieu, Klahoose First Nation liaison David Rousseau, project lead and Cortes Community Radio Society board liaison Max Thaysen, Friends of Cortes Island president Sheryl Thompson, Cortes Community Radio Society president Deep Roots Story Producers Odette Auger Brittany Baxter Rick Bockner Mercedes Grant Roy Hales Sobhana Dilani Hippola Natalia Nybida Annie Rosenberg Morgan Tams Tara Warkentin Deep Roots Schedule and Story Synopses Thursday, March 16th Who Speaks For Brother Wolf? Writer/Producer: Natalia Auger Nybida Western culture paints wolves with a dark brush as evil characters in myths and fairytales, but perhaps that’s because they’re more like us than we care to admit. Natalia Auger Nybida takes a deep look at the essential role wolves play in our ecosystem.   Thursday, March 23rd Finding Gilean Douglas & The Protected Place Writer/Producer: Sobhana Dilani Hippola A powerful examination of the life and legacy of pioneering ecologist Gilean Douglas and the impact her vision has had on present day conservation efforts and attitudes.     Thursday, March 30th Secrets Of The Cedar Weavers Writer/Producer: Tara Warkentin By tracing the history and stories behind two hats,...

Vintage Vignettes 1 -18

Have you ever wondered what life was like in a small island community in simpler times?  Imagine: no ferries, no electricity, few roads or cars, no medical services, ambulance or firefighters. Back then life was what you made of it, with the help of your neighbours. Local self-reliance meant gathering and growing food, rowing and walking to get around, and generally having a great deal of practical knowledge and skills. And making your own entertainment. But that doesn’t mean life was dull. Not at all.   Vintage Vignettes, a joint project of Cortes Community Radio and Cortes Island Museum and Archives, brings you “radio snapshots” of local life in simpler times. We focus on colourful characters and memorable events, from winter sledding to major earthquakes.  These brief episodes feature dramatized voices from the past with archive recordings of music from the “Old Timers”, a dance band that played locally for several decades. Cortes Radio and Cortes Island Museum and Archives thanks the whole crew of volunteers who bring Vintage Vignettes to you: Museum Research: Bonnie McDonald, Nancy Kendel, Lynne Jordan. Scripts: Brittany Baxter Production: Greg Osoba, David Rousseau, Andy Vine. Voice Coach: Anne Wasyliw Voice Actors: Elizabeth Anderson, Connie Brill, Andy Ellingsen, Bobo Fraser, Oriane Lee Johnston, Lynne Jordan, Patricia Leroux, John Nursall, Greg Osoba, Kim Paulley, Amy Robertson, David Rousseau, George Sirk, Sheryl Thompson, Anne Wasyliw, Rex Weyler. If you would like to sponsor a Vintage Vignette, please contact Cortes Radio at cortesradio@gmail.com, or call the museum at 250 935-6340. Episode #1 http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/Vintage_Vignette_1_lost_teeth.mp3 Lost Teeth Hot off the press from the late 1940’s Whaletown National Enquirer! Episode #2...
Vintage Vignettes 1 -18

Vintage Vignettes 1 -18

Come on board for the first season of Vintage Vignettes. The joint project of Cortes Community Radio and Cortes Island Museum and Archives, brings you “radio snapshots” of local life in simpler times. These brief episodes feature dramatized voices from the past with archive recordings of music from the “Old Timers”, a dance band that played locally for several decades.In Vintage Vignettes 1 -18 we focus on colourful characters and memorable events, from winter sledding to major earthquakes. Lost Teeth http://rest.s3for.me/vintage-vignettes/Vintage_Vignette_1_lost_teeth.mp3 Lost Teeth Hot off the press from the late 1940’s Whaletown National Enquirer! The Wharf is Out http://traffic.libsyn.com/vintagevignettes/Vintage_Vignette_2_wharf_out.mp3 The Wharf is Out Penned by Peg Pyner, reporting for the Manson’s Landing Mirror, Nov. 5, 1954 Escape The Anthill http://traffic.libsyn.com/vintagevignettes/Vintage_Vignette_3_escape_the_anthill.mp3 Escape the Antihill Ruminations from retired logger Elton Anderson, questioning the soundness of his decision to move away from Cortes Island and take up residence on the Vancouver anthill. Moving A Cow To Cortes http://traffic.libsyn.com/vintagevignettes/Vintage_Vignette_4_cow.mp3 Moving a Cow to Cortes From the typewriter of Mary Ward, reporting for the Cortes Grapevine 1964 Earthquake http://traffic.libsyn.com/vintagevignettes/Vintage_Vignette_5_earthquake.mp3 Earthquake When an earthquake hit the islands in 1946, it left the islanders a little shaken up. Reverend RM Boas reports. Overland Route http://traffic.libsyn.com/vintagevignettes/Vintage_vignette_6_overland_route.mp3 Overland Route The first overland drive the length of Cortes Island; a True Tale of Travel and Adventure as told by Frank Hayes. Women Loggers http://traffic.libsyn.com/vintagevignettes/Vintage_Vignette_7_women_loggers.mp3 Women Loggers Women loggers!  Barbara Thompson looks back on her days of being a logger in Carrington Bay Steamship http://traffic.libsyn.com/vintagevignettes/Vintage_Vignette_8_steamship.mp3 Steamship A tale from Gladys Houghton-Brown Rekert about her first adventure up to Cortes aboard the Union Steamship in 1927! Post Office http://traffic.libsyn.com/vintagevignettes/Vintage_Vignette_9_post_office.mp3 Post Office...