Anything Goes

Anything Goes

From CKTZ’s archives: Howie Roman and Rick Bockner interview Dorien Baxter, known to many as “Elvis Priestly,” the Bishop of Beal Street in Memphis,Tennessee. In addition to his duties as an ordained an Anglican Priest, Baxter is known for his rendition of the legendary “King of Rock and Roll”. Anything Goes to Church! Anything Goes To Church by Howie Roman & Rick Bockner | Anything Goes http://rest.s3for.me/anything-goes/Anything+Goes+To+Church.mp3 Anything Goes Howie Roman and Paul the K are old friends, both originally from New York though they met on Cortes almost 50 years ago. For many years they’d get together for dinner and to share music. In 2004 when talk started of starting a radio station they decided to join in. Anything Goes is on CKTZ 89.5 fm on Saturdays from 10:30 am to 1pm and repeated on Thursday nights from 8pm to 10:30 pm. Anything Goes by Howie Roman | Mar 31 Program http://rest.s3for.me/anything-goes/March+31%2C+2018.mp3 Blues, Rock n Roll, Gospel, Soul - Whatever Grabs Us Though primarily a blues show Anything Goes all over the place-blues, rock n roll, gospel, soul..whatever grabs us. To quote the great Chicago bluesman Willie Dixon,“The blues is the roots and the rest is the fruits”. Having A Show Howie attended the meeting at Manson’s Hall, when the possibility of starting a radio station on Cortes Island was first discussed. Six months after CKTZ was launched, he and Paul became DJs. Howie went on to become a board member for five years and is now the station manager. However, he explains, “My prime interest in Cortes radio is [that] I really enjoy having a show.” Click here to...
How the Gathering Place Trading Was Born

How the Gathering Place Trading Was Born

  Originally Published on the ECOreport, Aug 7, 2017 Lovena is Canadian and her husband Ryan is from South Africa. They wanted to keep in touch with their families in both countries. Being Rooibos tea lovers, the Harveys sought out a supplier in South Africa’s Cederberg Mountains. That’s where they found Frans and Gerda, who greeted the Harveys with a cup of the best Rooibos tea they have ever tasted. The Gathering Place Trading was born. Gathering Place Trading That was about fourteen years ago. Click on the Rooibos tab, on the Gathering Place’s website, and you will find Frans and Gerda are still their suppliers. There are also pages for Wild Mountain Honeybush, Green Rooibos, Rooibos Chai, Yebol teas, bulk spices, Antarctic sea salt,  Coconut, Pineapple, Vanilla & Moringa. These products are shipped to Canada by sea freighter, “that being the lowest carbon footprint way of transporting.” All of the Gathering Place’s merchandise is “harvested by hand and are certified organic.”  Lovena and Ryan are only a phone call away from the farms where they are grown. “Our strongest founding principal was that we wanted to have a direct relationship. We don’t want to get it from the middle man, who has potentially had that product warehoused for a year and maybe he’s got it from someone who had warehoused it for another year. Losing that integrity of what was the harvest date and what was the processing date; Knowing that we are getting our customers the very best, very freshest products.” “…. [We are] really looking for people that are making a difference over there, with their people policy, how they treated their employees, how they treated the...
Basil Creek Culvert: Everything That Needed To Be Done

Basil Creek Culvert: Everything That Needed To Be Done

  Originally Published on the ECOreport, Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017 By the time you hear this, the Ministry of Transportation crew will have left Basil creek. As Cortes Streamkeeper Cecil Robinson observed, prior to this “if the fish came early and the rains were late, they just simply couldn’t get through the old culvert. They died right there.” Now more of them will swim upstream to their spawning grounds. Then he proceeded to describe how the “Basil Creek culvert project was over the top from the very beginning. Everything that needed to be done, is done: and then some more, always some more.” Everything that needed to be done, is done: And then some more, always some more He added, “Everything from interaction with the community:  … there is an old bridge, so they are going to rebuild it; There is bamboo to take out, well, let’s keep digging and make a pond. The project manager, Sean Wong, just keeps adding things in and improving on the plan almost day by day.” There is no question that this project costs more than an ordinary  culvert replacement. It is a provincial government project funded by a grant from the Pacific Salmon Foundation and also a Fisheries & Oceans [DFO] grant awarded to the Friends of Cortes Island Society. In terms of investment for the future, the benefits probably  outweigh costs by a hundredfold. A threatened salmon population will now have easy access to its spawning grounds. In terms of public relations, Cec says, “[Sean Wong] has salvaged my opinion of the bureaucracy. I realize that he is unusual, but I have hope...
From The Muse’s Garden

From The Muse’s Garden

From the Muse’s Garden with Victor Van Buskirk: Mon 5 - 7 PM; Thur 12 - 2 PM Recent Podcasts March 26 Program by Victor van Buskirk | From The Muse's garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+March+26+2018.mp3 Sound Meditation In The Great Pyramid On Norm Smookler’s 3rd recording in the Great Pyramid he received permission from Antiquities Minister Hawass to stay overnight in the building and this gave more time to explore the exceptional acoustics using flute, flute percussion, chant and mallet. Victor Van Buskirk made the video, mixed the sound on it and used photos from the Creative Commons. Natural Majesty A tribute to a massive fir, 160 feet tall and hundreds of years old that fell naturally during a winter storm. She did not break anywhere but at her base but she cracked open 60 feet up her trunk. Also a shout out to all that take living things for their food, shelter, profit etc. Be thoughtful and be grateful. Music is Yves Song - from Shine Edgar’s wonderful CD Great Central Sun Photos, Art and Video - By Victor Van Buskirk One-Minute Mindful Music Meditation Music Meditation by Norm Smookler Photography, Video Sound Mixing and Editing - Victor Van Buskirk @ http://www.artoftheheart.ca/ [/et_pb_column_inner][/et_pb_row_inner] Poetpourri from The Muse’s Garden Long have I had a Dream of combining Poetry and Music into a radio show and now sure seems like the time. Please tune in early Monday evenings on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5 FM from 5:00 - 7:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 2 hours of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. If you have poems you would...
The NCRA intervenes in Cortes Radio’s favour

The NCRA intervenes in Cortes Radio’s favour

Manson’s Landing, on Cortes Island - Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM,  is one step closer to having its broadcasting license renewed. The station’s current mandate expires on August 31, 2018. As a result of our increasing the amount of local programming, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) found CKTZ to be in “apparent compliance” with our license. The public was given until March 28 to comment, subject to which the Commission intends to renew our license for a full seven year term. There was only one submission. The NCRA intervenes in Cortes Radio’s favour intervenes in CKTZ’s favour. NCRA Intervenes For Six Stations The National Campus and Community Radio Association / l’Association nationale des radios étudiantes et communautaires (NCRA/ANREC) is dedicated to advancing the role and increasing the effectiveness of campus and community radio in Canada. There are currently 108 stations in the association. Cortes Radio was one of six in “apparent compliance” with their licenses when they applied to have their licenses renewed this year. The other five were: Small Town Radio (“CFWN-FM”) Lillooet Camelsfoot T.V. and Radio Association (“CHLS-FM”) The Kamloops Campus/Community Radio Society (“CFBX-FM”) Haliburton County Community Radio Association (“CKHA-FM”) San Lorenzo Latin American Community Centre (“CHHA-AM”) Barry Rooke, Executive Director of the NCRA, informed the CRTC, “We believe that CFWN-FM, CHLS-FM, CFBX-FM, CKHA-FM, CHHA-AM, and CKTZ-FM have all accomplished a great deal during their current licence terms, and we are pleased to share some of their successes with the Commission. We therefore encourage the Commission to approve these applications and ensure that these stations can continue to serve their communities in furtherance of the objectives of the...