CZTZ FM Is Off The Air; Still Broadcasting Over Internet

CZTZ FM Is Off The Air; Still Broadcasting Over Internet

Cortes Radio suffered a major technical failure at our transmission tower. The antenna failed. While this does not effect our broadcasting over the internet, CKTZ’s FM is off the air at 89.5 FM. We hope to resolve the problem soon. Our worst case scenario is that you may not be able to hear Cortes Radio over a conventional radio set for several weeks. In the meantime we invite you to listen online at cortesradio.ca, where you can still enjoy all your favourite CKTZ shows. And come on out and show your support for Cortes Radio at the summer Lip...
Chris In The Evening

Chris In The Evening

Tune into CKTZ his Monday evening (June 10th) from 6pm to 9pm for the premiere of Chris in the Evening, a lively selection of mostly new music that takes a hard look at modern society. You can look forward to hearing feminist punk, hardcore and ska, conscious hip-hop, experimental, jazz, neo-soul and a bit of alt country. This weeks show will include tracks by Petra Glynt, Alice Bag, War on Women, Jorja Smith, Petrol Girls, IDLES, Noname, stella donnelly, Lula Wiles, The Specials (w/Saffiyah Khan), &more w/chuck d, Durand Jones & the Indications, Calina Lawrence, Drezus, Black Thought, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Damon Locks, Mavis Staples, Amyl and the Sniffers, Bobby Sessions, Kate Tempest, Kishi Bashi, Weaves w/Tanya Tagaq, Buffy St. Marie, Meshell Ndegeocello and more. Podcasts July 1, 2019 - Chris In The Evening June 23, 2019 - Chris In The...
Ilo & The Three Musketeers

Ilo & The Three Musketeers

Episode 3 brings us the songs “Open Your Eyes” from Ilo and “Respect” from the Three Musketeers.  “Open Your Eyes” is a track that explores the journey of growing up, as we begin to learn some of the challenging truths about life on this planet.  It’s a call for all of us to “open [our] eyes and see that this world is so alive.”  “Respect” is also a song that explores some of the challenges we face as a global society.  It encourages us to “see the beautiful things; all the little things a simple day brings.” All photos by Dan Peters Ilo & The Three Musketeers - Spark Point Music Spark Point Music Coming to you from the unceded, ancestral territories of the Klahoose, Homalco, and Tla’amin peoples, this is Spark Point Music Radio!  We are working in partnership with CKTZ Cortes radio, Youth Voices!, and The Community Radio Fund of Canada - Radiometres program to bring you original music created by youth from Cortes Island. At Spark Point Music we believe that when we create, we explore what it is to be whole and discover more of who we truly are. In our programs we seek to spark the imagination, and a sense of what is possible, for youth on the remote island of Cortes when their voices are heard and valued. We give youth ages 8 to 18 an opportunity to create art and music in an encouraging environment, seeking to minimize judgment and increase acceptance of themselves and others. Our studio is graciously hosted at Linnaea Farm, where we provide inclusive space, instruments, recording  gear,...
Klahoose Language Program

Klahoose Language Program

Norm Harry hosts the Klahoose Language Program on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, 2:30 - 4 PM on Wednesdays. “Thank-you from coming to the Klahoose territory* .… We say it with a good heart so that people feel welcome, not like an outcast. Especially when I am on the radio show. This is all our island. We have to share it as a home, even though it is the territory of the Klahoose people. You don’t get pushy about it, you do it in a polite manner so that everybody is equal. ” - Norm Harry, from an interview on Cortes Currents. Each Klahoose Language program podcast starts with a Word of the Day, which is followed by Norm’s program. The Klahoose Language Program and word of the day are sponsored by the Community Radio Fund of Canada. (Click here to access a separate page for Word of the Day) Here are some recent podcasts: June 2019 June 26 Klahoose Program June 19 Klahoose Program June 5 Klahoose Program May 2019 May 29 Klahoose Program May 22 Klahoose Program May 15 Klahoose Program May 8 Klahoose Program May 1 Klahoose Program April 2019 April 24 Klahoose Program April 17 Klahoose Program April 10 Klahoose Program April 3 Klahoose Program March 2019 March 27 Klahoose Program March 20 Klahoose Program March 13 Klahoose Program March 6 Klahoose Program February 2019 Feb 27 Klahoose Program Feb 20 Klahoose Program Feb 13 Klahoose Program Feb 6 Klahoose Program January 2019 Jan 30 Klahoose Program Jan 23 Klahoose Program Jan 16 Klahoose Program Jan 9, Klahoose...
CKTZ’s 2019 AGM

CKTZ’s 2019 AGM

Cortes Radio’s 2019 AGM was held at Mansons Hall on June 2, 2019.  Presentations: Rick Bockner was the MC and there were presentations by:  Roy L Hales (President’s message)Howie Roman (Station Manager’s report)Julia Rendall (Financial Report)Sean (for Barry Glickman, who could not be present to report on the status of emergency communications)Morgan Tams (speaking on behalf of the Projects Committee & Island Waves)  Sean & Catriona performed during the intermission Highlights of The Previous Year: For the past two years, we have managed to pay our station manager and techie the equivalent of about one day a week. They contribute much more than that, but that is what we can pay them. For the past 18 months we have met our licensing requirement of broadcasting 100 hours of locally produced programming every week.99.5% of that is produced by volunteers, who pour their talents into a variety of music programs, documentaries and dramatic presentations.  Deep Roots Island Waves, which is primarily funded by Radiometres but also has other sponsors and donors produced 20 episodes, 250 minutes (4 hours, 10 minutes) of professional calibre edited radio spoken word programming. CKTZ has consistently shown that, providing the internet stays up, the station can continue broadcasting for 10 to 14 hours after the grid goes down. CKTZ’s market sales were not that good last term (Most Cortes Islanders already have enough solar lanterns and t-shirts). We need to try out new enterprises in the year to come. Election of the new Board There were eight candidates, which prompted an election overseen by Andy Ellingsen & Howie Roman. The elected Board members were:  Philip AllenJames FosterBarry Glickman...