Nuevo Malibu V: Showdown On Main Street

Nuevo Malibu V: Showdown On Main Street

The Turf War At Disneyland ends with a final Showdown on Mainstreet, in the Magic Kingdom. Still harbouring those questions about behind-the-scenes strife at Disneyland?  Our time-traveling crew of earthlings Clell Landis and Doctor Shay Watt?, Mack the hologram and Narrator show up on Main Street, U.S.A., in the Magic Kingdom for a midnight showdown between the Walts, the characters Mister Disney personally produced, and the Non-Walts, those added to the franchise since Walt died.  Battles erupt all over the park.  Captains Jack Sparrow and Hector Barbossa take on Peter Pan and Davy Crockett on the waterways.  Jiminy Cricket squares off with Ant Man.  The Hulk falls in love with Matterhorn Mountain.  When all seems lost, Mary Poppins tries to play peacemaker with mixed results.  It’s such a glorious mess you’ll barely believe your ears. Nuevo Malibu: Grand finale of the Turf War in...
Cortes News Update For March 17, 2020

Cortes News Update For March 17, 2020

Originally published on Cortes Currents This is a COVID-19 news update for March 17, 2020. There are now 103 confirmed cases of COVID 19 in British Columbia. 8 of these are on Vancouver Island. The first was a Victoria. The seven most recent cases were reported yesterday. A Courtenay doctor confirmed that one of her patients is among them. While I have yet to see official confirmation, two sources have independently mentioned a case of COVID -19 in the Campbell River Hospital.  Five British Columbians have fully recovered, 6 are in acute care and 4, all in North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Care Centre, have died.  How Long Will It Last? According to the Guardian, a leaked document from Public Health England (PHE) states, “As many as 80% of the population are expected to be infected with Covid-19 in the next 12 months, and up to 15% (7.9 million people) may require hospitalisation.” A more positive estimate, from a World Health Organization spokesperson, suggests life may return to normal this summer.  The American company that developed a successful treatment for Ebola has isolated hundreds of virus-neutralizing antibodies and is developing a multi-antibody cocktail that it hopes to be manufacturing by the end of summer. Confirmed Cases According to the World Health Organization, states that as of yesterday there are 182,000 confirmed cases COVID-19 and there are now more cases outside of China than in that nation. As of 6:45 PM yesterday, there were 424 confirmed cases in Canada; 74% of these were travellers and another 6% were friends of travellers. British Columbia has the second highest number of confirmed cases in the nation, there are 177 in Ontario. Cancelling Elective...
Cortes Radio Had 24,600 Search Impressions During January

Cortes Radio Had 24,600 Search Impressions During January

According to Google Search Console, Cortes Radio.ca had 24,600 search impressions on the web during January, 2020. CKTZ was on the first page results of 60 Goggle searches. The top performing pages were Cortes Cortes Radio.ca (409 clicks)  and a Cortes Current’s episode called “Paul Stamet’s Anti-dote  For Colony Collapse Disorder” (43 clicks). Our website’s Goggle Analytics program states that 10,704 people visited Cortes Radio.ca during the past twelve months. 2,603 of these were “returning visitors.”  There were 1,096 “active users” on our website during January, 2020. This number resembles that of the 1,036 members of the Cortes Community Radio Facebook Page. No numbers are available for our FM Radio listening audience, which largely appeals to a different demographic. Cortes Radio’s broadcast area stretches down to Powell River and Comox. There may be more listeners in Campbell River and Quadra than on Cortes Island.  In addition, Cortes Radio also has a high definition VosCast channel, not available through our website or on FM radio, which attracts some European listeners. Google Analytics states that during the last 12 months, the top three origin sites for our web visitors were: Campbell River (which probably includes Cortes & Quadra Islands), Vancouver and Courtenay. Approximately 5,000 people are believed to listen to CKTZ, over their radio or through the...
Nuevo Malibu IV: Turf War At Disneyland

Nuevo Malibu IV: Turf War At Disneyland

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at Disneyland?  Given any thought to creative differences simmering between major characters in the Magic Kingdom?  Curious how Mickey Mouse and Captain America really get along?  Journey to suburban Los Angeles with earthlings Clell Landis and Doctor Shay Watt? in Episode 4, and all your curiosity will be slaked.  Hong Kong Disneyland by Gary Todd via Flickr (CC BY Sa, 2.0 License) Nuevo Malibu IV Accompanied by Narrator and Mack, the subliminal being who communicates through holograms, our fearless time-travelers sneak into Disneyland after it closes and stumble into a confrontation between the world’s most famous mouse and the top Avenger.  Mickey leads the Walts: the characters Mister Disney personally produced.  Captain America fronts the Non-Walts, those added to the franchise since Walt died.  When the two sides can’t reach a peaceable solution, they choose hostile interaction at midnight on Main Street, U.S.A.  All scores will be settled then. Captain America by Gunner III via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Spark Point Music: Behind The Scenes

Spark Point Music: Behind The Scenes

Episode 9 brings us to our final episode of the Spark Point Radio series.  This is a behind the scenes look at our music program.  It features interviews with youth and parents, creative insight in to how the youth view the program, moments from our teaching sessions, and segments that follow two bands through the songwriting process from initial brainstorming to final recording.  It concludes with some moments from our final performance where all of the youth performed the songs they wrote to an audience of around 60 of their peers, families and supporters.  Thanks for listening and supporting local youth music and creativity! Spark Point Music: Behind the Scenes 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, and guidance for youth...