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...
Word Of The Day

Word Of The Day

Koosen & Amaya Koosen Pielle is a young mother of two in the Tla’amin nation. She has been involved in language revitalization for going on 7 years. She specializes and has a passion for audio , and getting a “Word of the day” started for CKTZ radio (funded by CRFC Radiometres) was a natural next step in language revitalization. “Language needs to be embedded in every part of our lives… it’s an emergency now, to regulate it as much as possible and to decolonize our ear holes! Especially while we still have the resource people that we do have” Koosen says. Koosen has included elders from the Klahoose community in the word of the day she created. She’s also included singers from both the Tla’amin nation, Klahoose Nation, and the settler community for background music. “Culture is something we all have in common, it unites us and it brings all generations together…and that is when the real magic happens…when intergenerational learning is a possibility”. Koosen expresses her love for community radio because it is “a means of oral teachings”. June 2019 “Weega” - translation “go ahead” “Toq quaymiexw” - translation “People from Squirrel Cove” “tlakwat” - transaltion “to breath” May 2019 “thachitlpay” - translation “spruce tree” “Taxumay” - translation “Red Cedar” “Soput” - translation “to split something with an axe” “shehmatchxw” - translation “Dry it” April 2019 “sew sew” - translation “stinging nettle” “qoo_ohmqoo ” - translation “cod eggs” (?) “qoay” - translation “hemlock” “pixay” - translation “alder” “pahyeetga”- translation “say it again” March 2019 Marissa’s story “kwawitl” - translation “spruce pitch” “kwakwajehthote” - translation “being In pain” “klupxwat” ...
Buttons and Hoodies

Buttons and Hoodies

All photos courtesy Dan Peters In our second episode we present the songs “Sacrifice” and “New Kid” from Curtis and Reg of Buttons and Hoodies, who wrote the lyrics and composed the instrumental pieces.  “Sacrifice” is a track that explores the forces of change and sacrifice as we travel through the uncertainties of life; “New Kid” encourages people to be themselves and see the bigger picture, focusing on youth in the school system. Episode 2: Buttons and Hoodies - 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, and guidance for youth to compose, record, and perform original music.    Any music you hear during these broadcasts was either composed and performed entirely by youth, or with the guidance and...
Rust & Velvet

Rust & Velvet

All photos courtesy Dan Peters© In our first episode we present the songs “Rust” and “Velvet” from Laara, who wrote the lyrics and guided the musical composition.  “Rust” is an upbeat track which might mislead the casual listener, as the lyrics explore the theme of betrayal.  “Velvet” is a song that Laara created to sound the way that velvet feels.  See what it “feels” like to you…  Lara: Rust & Velvet 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 to compose, record, and perform original music.    Any music you hear during these broadcasts was either composed and performed entirely by youth, or with the guidance and support of musical mentors.  We will be airing 1 episode per...
Tracking with Doreen

Tracking with Doreen

This audio postcard is from Hollyhock created during The Story From Hear podcasting workshop. Here, Jen Moss spends the afternoon in the local forest with Cortes resident Doreen Guthrie and learns about trapping.  Tracking With Doreen - by Jennifer Schinne & Jennifer Moss Producers Jen Moss recording in the downtown eastside for Wild Art, CBC Radio’s The Current (2010) Jenni Schine is a community-engaged researcher, communication specialist, and sound artist based on Vancouver Island, BC. She is also the Pacific Programs Community Liaison at Tides Canada. Jenni is a big fan of public engagement and has extended her work into film, radio, sound art, and installations. She also likes to connect artists with scientists and produce radio and podcasts. As an educator, Jenni teaches courses and workshops in both urban and rural environments, including Podcasting: The Story From Hear at Hollyhock with Jen Moss. She currently acts as the Arts, Culture, and Ethnography Advisor for the Sfaira Foundation, and was previously a Director of the Salmon Coast Field Station. Jenni is grateful to learn from the many knowledge holders in the traditional territories where I work and play. Jenni Schine recording cedar-barking in Musgamagw Dzawada’enuxw territory (Echo Bay, BC) for The Kingcome Collective (2017). Jennifer Moss co-instructs The Story from Hear podcasting workshop at Hollyhock Retreat Centre on Cortes Island. She has spent nearly 20 years as a storyteller in various media. Starting in theatre, she moved into the print journalism, radio, podcasting, and digital interactive fields. Her writing revolves primarily around arts, social issues, and character-driven stories. Jen has worked extensively in radio production for both CBC and Roundhouse Radio in Vancouver. She...