Cortes Radio’s First ZOOM AGM

Cortes Radio’s First ZOOM AGM

Cortes Community Radio Society had its first ZOOM AGM on Sunday, July 12, 2020. There were 14 attendees. Cortes Radio has been on the air, 24 hours a day (aside from technical challenges), for the past 16 years.  24 Volunteer Produced Programs We currently have 24 volunteer produced programs, without which there would be no reason for Cortes Radio to exist.  Allegro, Anything GoesCake MixDarwinEclectic SelectionEnd of the Road ShowFolk UFree Range RadioFriday Lunchtime LocomotionFrom the Muses GardenGia GroovesGirl CrushJim, Nadya & Friends Misty Morning HopMixtapesPachamama PranayamaPhil BellPhil’s Pick n MixRagamuffin ParadeScotty Dog’s Rock n RollStone SoupTake me to the CasbahThe Shim Sham ShowVinho do Porto Thank-you very much. Other Achievements Cortes Radio has also been receiving a grant to produce documentaries every year since 2014 and have currently broadcasting a new story for our radio news magazine (Cortes Currents) every week since February 1, 2020. For the past four years, Cortes Radio has managed to pay Sean for 10 hours a week throughout the year. We were able to do the same thing for Howie for the last 3 years.Cortes Radio has successfully broadcast the amount of locally produced programming required under our license, since January 2018.  Coming Soon: A New Generation Barry Glickman & Leonard Woywika both served 4 years and retired from the Board as of  our July 12, 2020, AGM.  Our constitution limits service on the board to 5 years, which means this next year will be our President’s last term, and we hope to find his replacement before the next AGM. Someone once described the inner workings of Cortes Radio as the Sean, Howie & Roy show. Roy...
The Misty Morning Hop

The Misty Morning Hop

Misty Morning Hop with DJ Sasparilla - Mondays: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon; Fridays: 9:30 -12:00 PM “Welcome to my radioworld here on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5FM. Sometimes mellow, sometimes rockin’. Encorporating all styles of music through a lens that is rose coloured and full of positive energy. A weekly organic process, a playlist that evolves out of life every day. As a work with my headphones on or walk through scenes and stores and chat with friends, I have a little book where I take notes, write down songs, references and artists names. This is my treasurehunt for new music. These weekly playlists are constantly evolving, inside of my mind and heart and spirit. The Misty Morning Hop was born & created with babes in arms, special by me Sassparilla in the good ol daze of ’04ish.”  “Navigate morning vibes, weather you’re at work, playin’ or just chillin’ or driving around in your pick up truck… through swimming experiences of a modern psychedelic, electronica & rock music playlist. A good song is a good song.”  “My level of passion for music is high. It stems from early childhood, hometown of Foleyet or living far n remote in the bush. Many super long roadtrips in the van with my mom listening to all kinds of tapes. Paul Simon, David Wilcox, Neil Young. My first purchase was Def Leopard! Also, I was super stoked as a young kid to create mixtapes. The only way for me was an all night mission to record newly released songs on the am radio stations.” “Sigh.I feel so inspired to bring you the love...
Openings of Playfields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and Skateparks

Openings of Playfields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and Skateparks

May 19, 2020 – The SRD is focusing on protocols to initiate openings of Playfields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and Skateparks currently closed in the Region. Campbell River, BC -The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) acknowledges B.C.’s Phase 2 Reopening Plan and is currently working on a plan for the future opening of additional SRD park facilities for public use. The SRD is focusing on protocols to initiate openings of Playfields, Tennis Courts, Basketball Courts and Skateparks that are currently closed. “The SRD is proud to have continued to provide parks services during the provincial state of emergency with the majority of our parks and trails remaining open for public use” says Aniko Nelson, SRD Senior Manager of Community Services. “Where our facilities have been impacted by Public Health orders, the SRD is focused on working within the health guidelines and provincial directives to have these facilities open as soon as we are advised that it is safe to do so.” Timelines for opening these outdoor facilities and parks amenities will be based on guidelines and industry standards developed by the Province and the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association. These facilities will only be opened once appropriate signage encouraging physical distancing and proper self-sanitization protocols are in place.  Indoor recreation facilities, outdoor fitness equipment and playgrounds remain closed at this time, pending further guidance from the Province. SRD Parks and Trails are open, with the exception of the following which remain closed, pending further guidance from the Province: Mitlenatch Park and Playground – Electoral Area DHagel Park Playground, Fitness Equipment and Tennis/Basketball Courts – Electoral Area DBlenkin Park Facilities (Playgrounds, Swings, Tennis/Basketball...
COVID 19: Good News From Overseas

COVID 19: Good News From Overseas

Cortes Radio international news update for Monday, April 27: While the numbers of confirmed COVID cases within North America continues to rise, there is good news from overseas.  In Wuhan, China, where the pandemic began, there are no coronavirus patients in the hospitals anymore.  The reports of new cases in Western Europe peaked at the end of March and is dropping everywhere. In Italy, the high point was March 21, in Germany - March 28, in France - March 31. This morning’s New York Times suggests Europe may be doing better than the United States because of its strong response to the virus. “Germany, for example, has done much more testing per capita than the United States — and been able to contain its spread as a result. Italy suffered a horrific outbreak but then implemented a tougher version of social distancing for its residents.” Top photo credit: taken from New York Times morning briefing, Monday April 27,...