Germany Is Number One!

Germany Is Number One!

While of the vast majority Cortes Radio’s web and FM listeners are Canadian, there is a special niche where our largest audience is European. When it comes to high fidelity radio, Germany is number one! Data for CKTZ’s aac* listeners during November 2018 - courtesy VosCast Germany Is Number One “The data I sent is from the aac+ stream which is a high-fidelity stream but which is (I think) only linked to Shoutcast and a couple other sites so gets much less traffic.  Germans must be sticklers for high fidelity sound LOL!,” explains Sean, Cortes Radio’s technical expert. “If you’re wondering why the hi-fi stream isn’t on the website, it’s because it would require a second listen live button (confusing) and some people’s devices/software have trouble with the aac+ stream, so it makes much more sense to use the universal mp3 stream on the website.” The Majority Of Our Listeners As might be expected VosCast, who streams our broadcasts to the internet, reports that more than 80% of our overall web audience is Canadian. The data from our website is more specific. 77% of our visitors are British Columbian and a large percentage are from cities like Richmond (18%), Courtenay (9%) and Vancouver (8%). There is no available data for our FM radio audience, but we believe is it probably about the same size as our web audience.  So we probably have a total listening audience of 5,000 to 6,000. Top photo credit: “Prost!” by Adrián Pérez via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Folk Club with Andy Vine

Folk Club with Andy Vine

Folk Club with Andy Vine - Tues. 10 - 11 AM;  Repeats: Fri. 6 - 7 PM The Folk Club is a one hour show hosted by Andy Vine and focused on folk music of all kinds but perhaps with a bit of a bias towards acoustic and Celtic music. Andy himself was raised in the UK and started his folk singing there during the 1960’s folk revival. Still an active musician, Andy has acquired a large library of folk music, from which he draws for his radio show. He is also constantly on the lookout for new folk music and is consistently delighted by how much great traditional music is being made by young people. Dec 7 Program by Andy Vine | Folk Club http://rest.s3for.me/folkclub/Dec+7+Andy+Vine.mp3 Nov 20 Program by Andy Vine | The Folk Club http://rest.s3for.me/folkclub/Folk+Club+007+Mixdown+1.mp3 Andy also likes to include music by local BC artists, many of whom he has a personal connection with having lived and played music in Vancouver for many years. Requests and music suggestions are always welcome. Illustrations: Podcast illustration: Runa whose song “The House Carpenter,” from the album “Stretched On Your Grave“, opens this...
Youth Voices Radio Workshop

Youth Voices Radio Workshop

Enthusiasm.  Exuberance.  Imagination.  Authenticity.  Honesty.  Contemplation.  Vulnerability.  Depth.  All of these words describe the youth of today.  Indeed, these qualities can be found inside each one of us if they are given the space to grow and be revealed. “Our Youth Voices! Radio Workshop program set out to help youth tap in to the well of knowledge, creativity and experience they possess and share it with the world.  We gave them hands on, practical instruction in the use of hand held “Zoom” recorders and a basic grounding in the realm of audio production, with a free program called Audacity.  They were given a list of questions and topics to choose from for a starting point, and also encouraged to go whichever direction they might imagine. These Youth Voices! Radio Workshop podcasts are a beautiful reflection of the interests, opinions, and diversity of our youth. Youth Voices! Radio Workshop by Sofia, Angus, Nathaniel, Mira, Zella, Ezra, Naio, Tristen, James | Facilitators: Dan Peters, Sara Gifford, Morgan Tams http://rest.s3for.me/specialproduction/Youth+Voices+Podcast+and+Documentary+Master.mp3 We gave them hands on, practical instruction in the use of hand held “Zoom” recorders and a basic grounding in the realm of audio production, with a free program called Audacity.  They were given a list of questions and topics to choose from for a starting point, and also encouraged to go whichever direction they might imagine.  These podcasts are a beautiful reflection of the interests, opinions, and diversity of our youth. The lens of youth is both unique and invaluable to the matrix of healthy community.  To support youth in exploring their experiences and then sharing them with the world tells...
Christmas Market Season 2018 For Cortes Radio

Christmas Market Season 2018 For Cortes Radio

Cortes radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM: –  Christmas Market Season 2018 is about to begin. Here are venues where you can purchase solar lanterns, solar radios, flashlights, CKTZ hats, water bottles, our newest line of T-shirts and older T-shirt designs as well: . The Markets Mansons Christmas Market - Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 - 11 AM to 3 PM Whaletown Christmas Market, at Gorge Hall, Cortes Island - Saturday, December 1, 2018 Mansons Friday Markets on December 7th, 14th & 21st from 12:00 - 3:00 PM Price List Our new (higher quality) T-Shirt - $30 Older T-Shirt designs - $25 Solar radios - $55 Hanging Lanterns - $25 Solar Lanterns - $20 Water Bottles - $20 CKTZ hats - $15 Flash lights - $5 Cortes radio’s market sales and Lip Syncs raise over half of the money needed to keep the station...
Cortes Radio Apologizes

Cortes Radio Apologizes

  Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, apologizes for broadcasting two hours of static during the All Candidates Meeting Thursday night. We know there were people who trusted in our promise to cover this event. How We Failed While our pre-event tests were successful, we failed to anticipate the effect a parking lot full of cars would have on the signal. Unfortunately, this also means we do not have a usable recording of the event. Upcoming Interviews On Lunchtime Locomotion The only radio coverage CKTZ has of the election is the interviews two of our programmers made with the candidates. Nat King Cono will be interviewing: George Sirk at 12 PM on Lunchtime Locomotion, Friday, October 12 Noba Anderson on Lunchtime Locomotion, Friday, October 19. Both of these programs are being recorded and will be put up on the website as podcasts. Interviews On The ECOreport We also have podcasts of the candidates half-hour-long interviews with the ECOreport Why Re-elect George George Sirk? (https://cortesradio.ca/george-sirk-for-regional-director/) Why Re-elect Noba Anderson? (https://cortesradio.ca/noba-anderson-for-regional-director/) You may also be interested in seeing: Director Noba Anderson’s website Former Director George Sirk’s most recent Campaign Update Once again, we apologize. CKTZ will not attempt a live broadcast again until we acquire much better equipment. Roy L Hales President, Cortes Radio Society...