Eclectic Selection

Eclectic Selection

The Eclectic Collection reflects my love of music, in itís many forms. The rock and roll and blues and folk songs of my youth, jazz, classical and Celtic of later years, all make an appearance during the show. Not the top 40 hits, unless there is no option, but the live versions, the covers by other artists, the hidden gems deep in the albums that never got airplay Jan 15 Program by Lorne | Eclectic Selection http://rest.s3for.me/eclectic-selection/Jan+15+Eclectic+Selection.mp3 The magic of the internet lets me indulge my passion in finding new tunes to love, new artists to share. Whether itís an old rocker with a new album, or an up and coming new artist, if I like it, Iíll share it on air. Itís not enough though to just play a bunch of songs I like. I try to weave songs together to tell a tale, to set a mood, spark feelings. In other words, I have fun putting together each show. It has been a long road from spinning 45s for my high-school radio club to CKTZ, with many years of internet pirate radio in between. While ëKeemoís Eclectic Classicsí had a similar format, it did not feature as much new material. Doing legit radio lets me pay back for my pirate ways by playing new acts, new stuff. Beyond my normal ambling search for new to me songs, Iíve added deliberate searches for Canadian acts, and in respect for the peopleís whose lands we occupy, First Nations acts as well. My criteria always remains the same, a song has to move me. Cascades of notes making me smile,...
Youth Have Seen Enough

Youth Have Seen Enough

Article originally published on Greenpeace International; Audio/edited recorded by Cortes Radio. By Rex Weyler Why are global politics so dysfunctional that the UN climate meeting requires a 15-year-old Swedish grade school student to speak the truth? Why does a coalition of youth, outside the COP 24 climate meeting articulate a more comprehensive action plan than the delegates inside the meeting? Youth Have Seen Enough by Rex Weyler | Guest Opinion http://rest.s3for.me/specialproduction/The+Youth+Have+Seen+Enough.mp3 Youth Have Seen Enough The world’s youth have finally seen and heard enough from the deplorable political process, from compromised delegates, corrupted political appointees, and criminal corporations who sabotage these critical international discussions. The truth of our ecological crisis is not difficult to see. Fragile ecosystems are unraveling all around us. We have been warned by scientists for two centuries: by the 1972 “Limits to Growth” study, William Catton’s 1980 book “Overshoot,” by reliable scientists, and by millions of ecology activists. We were warned by the 2009, Nature article, “Planetary Boundaries” showing that humanity has breached seven critical tipping points; and by the 2012, Nature article, “Approaching a State Shift in Earth’s Biosphere,” by 22 international scientists warning of an “irreversible” planetary-scale transition, “unknown in human experience.” And yet, politicians and delegates travel around the world, stay in luxury hotels, and dither about our children’s future, as carbon emissions rise, species blink from existence, rivers run dry, and ancient forests burn. It is no wonder, and a welcome sight, that the world’s youth have seen enough and are not impressed. COP 24 - Poland On 12, December 2018, at the COP 24 UN climate conference in Katowice, Poland, Swedish...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

Susana is finally in Mexico, and will be sending us Vinho do Porto from the beach for the next 3 months! She writes, “… I feel great! I hope you guys are great too! The picture is us, on the road in Mexico, sleeping in a gas station, but next to Our Lady of Guadalupe, to be protected!” Susana Vijaya was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in sales as a commercial director, she founded and ran a flourishing vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant that evolved to feed the body, mind and soul as a spiritual center for holistic healing. She has a passion for music since she can remember. Her grandmother was always listening to Fado and she was always surrounded by musicians and Djs that opened her taste to a lot of different genres. Coming to Cortes island, she started to perform at the CKTZ LipSyncs and realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it. Vinho do Porto Show So she decided to have her own radio show, where she can share all her Portuguese music background, being that from Portugal, from the ex Portuguese colonies or Brazil. Vinho do Porto show has as a common thread all songs in Portuguese language, and the genres varies between Fado, Rock, Pop, Blues, Dance, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, Bossa Nova, MPB, Forro, Choro, Frevo, Batucada, Maracatu, Morna, Semba, Marrabenta, etc. Recent Podcasts Episode 89 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do POrto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto89.mp3 Episode 88 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto88.mp3 Episode 87 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho...
From The Muse’s Garden

From The Muse’s Garden

From The  Muse’s Garden with Dancing Wolf: Mondays 5 -7 PM; Repeats Thu 12 - 2 PM Long have I had a Dream of combining Poetry and Music into a radio show and now sure seems like the time. Please tune in early Monday evenings on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5 FM from 5:00 - 7:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 2 hours of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. Recent Podcasts Jan 14 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+52.mp3 Jan 7 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+51.mp3 My New Year's Eve Offering by Dancing WOlf | From the Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+50.mp3 Winter Solstice Special by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+49.mp3 Dec 10 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+48++1.mp3 Dec 3 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+47.mp3 Spirit of Gilean Douglas by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+46.mp3 Nov 19 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+45.mp3 Nov 12 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+44.mp3 Nov 5 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+43.mp3 Oct 29 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+42.mp3 Oct 22 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+41.mp3 Oct 15 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+40.mp3 Oct 1 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+38.mp3 Sept 24 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+37.mp3 Sept 17 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden...
Meinsje

Meinsje

In this episode of Art on the Island, Maureen Bader interviews Meinsje Vlaming, long time artist and Cortes Island resident, originally from the Netherlands. Meinsje began her artistic voyage as a child. She found clay in the garden and created sculpture. Her first show in sculpture was in the Netherlands in 1983. Meinsje by Maureen Bader | Art On The Island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/Meinsje+Vlamming.mp3 Meinsje is very interested in anatomy and this assisted her development in sculpting. Although Meinsje hasn’t studied art formally, she has studied art all her life and talks about how having the tools and a sense of discipline is important to realize what an artist wants to achieve in their art practice. Currently, Meinsje focuses on puppetry and doll making. She says the two art forms are connected. Listen to hear who mentored Meinsje in puppetry and how she got involved in the Puppets for Peace festival.  Meinsje had a doll in the Member’s show at the Schoolhouse Gallery last summer, and many summers before that. Listen to hear how Meinsje and the other doll artists made the dolls for the most recent show. In fact, Meinsje has been involved with the Schoolhouse Gallery since the 1990s. Meinsje will also participate in the annual CKTZ Lip Sync event this February 23. If you are interested in participating, please send an email to cortesradio@gmail.com and let us know what you want to do. The rehearsal is on February 22. Mensje talks about where her inspirations come from and where she gets her supplies (you’ll be very surprised). She advises artists to work at it, and don’t do it...
Pranayama Pachamama

Pranayama Pachamama

Pranayama Pachamama with DJ Liquid Crystal, Sundays Sun: 11:30 AM -1 PM; Repeats: Wed: 10 -11:30 AM   It’s not about achieving perfection or even being more spiritual. It’s about a journey to self discovery. To Rise to the call with commitment, clarity and conscious choice. Pranayama Pachamama was formed with the desire to share my teachings in a relaxed manner to reach as many hearts for the journeys yet to come. Jan 13 Program by DJ Liquid Crystal | Pranayama Pachamama http://rest.s3for.me/pranayama-pachamama/Jan+13+Pachamama.mp3 January 6 Program by DJ Liquid Crystal | Pranayama Pachamana http://rest.s3for.me/pranayama-pachamama/Pranyama+Pachamama+-+Jan+2.mp3 December 23 Program by DJ Liquid Crystal | Pranayama Pachamama http://rest.s3for.me/pranayama-pachamama/Dec+23+Pachamama+.mp3 The balance of body, mind, and soul are always at play. As a long time Yogini, I have explored the safe haven of a spiritual practice. A place of integration, to settle into the simplicity and the complexity of living in this body and in this world. I am committed to know myself, my heart, the layers of conditioning, and the battle with the beast of the mind. The show is about resting in the silence and stillness to receive just a glimpse of wholeness. Through practices, philosophy, and music steeped in primordial wisdom we work with the constant dance of the sane and insane. Peace and Chaos. Co-Creating our reality with the energy we contain within us. Tanya’s training is about the emotional, mental, and psychological characteristics manifested within the body harnessing the essence of yoga as a map for self healing and empowerment. She is a registered Continuing Educator with Yoga Alliance and offers programs and workshops developed to deepen the Yoga...
The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown Show

Homegrown Show with Hurricane Rena - Sun: 1:00-3:00 PM The Homegrown show has been playing on Cortes Radio since 2012. It features local and Canadian music, especially artists from the west coast. The genres are open, but it tends to feature folk music, country, rock and blues, particularly with a west coast theme, or subjects that celebrate our lives on the BC coast. However, I like to play a few songs from Atlantic Canada as well in each show. I try to include a humorous or novelty song each show as well. These can be from anywhere. Spoken word also gets played on the show, and I would welcome more recorded poetry to include, as well as short stories, taking a bit of a literary direction as well as the music. The well respected works of Stewart MacLean and Wade Davis are two examples of Canadian literary work that I would like to include more of, as well as local radio plays. It would be awesome to revive the lost art of the radio play on the Homegrown show and showcase local creativity. The Homegrown Show Some of the music played on the Homegrown show is available online through CD baby, a platform for independent artists to distribute their works. A lot of the music is aquired at live shows hosted by our sponsoring establishment, Kameleon Food and drink. A lot of it is not available online, and is the one time only collected works of local artists who may have published one album and not found their way into distribution. Hurricane Rena here on the Homegrown Show makes...
Friday Lunchtime Locomotion

Friday Lunchtime Locomotion

Lunchtime Locomotion with Nat King Cono - Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM; Repeats Tues 1 - 3 PM Nat King Cono brings you lively and thoughtful music from around the world to get your weekend started. Somewhat nostalgic and always toe tapping, he endeavours to get you moving. This can include live interviews with locals and visitors who are making a difference. From artists and authors to musicians and politicians, spontaneous discussions are always in the moment and never edited or prerecorded. Nat stays true to the spirit and essence of “live” radio unscripted. Last Show Until March by Nat King Cono | Friday Lunchtime Locomotion http://rest.s3for.me/lunchtimelocomotion/Jan+11+Lunchtime+Locomotion.mp3 Dec 7 Program by Nat King Cono | Friday Lunchtime Locomotion http://rest.s3for.me/lunchtimelocomotion/Dec+7+Lunchtime+locomotion.mp3 Oct 19 Program by Nat King Cono (w Noba Anderson 1:00 - 1:33) | Friday Lunchtime Locomotion http://rest.s3for.me/lunchtimelocomotion/Oct+19+Program.mp3 Oct 12 Program by Nat King Cono (w George Sirk 58:20 - 1:31:02) | Friday Lunchtime Locomotion http://rest.s3for.me/lunchtimelocomotion/George+Sirk+interview.mp3 Greg Osaba (AKA Nat King Cono) of Friday Lunchtime Locomotion Fundamental to his love of radio is music. “As a musician and keen listener I’m always curious as to who’s doing what and finding a niche to fit into. Often that can mean playing less and listening more.” Collaboration is one of Nat’s greatest delights. Nat (Greg’s) involvement with CKTZ goes back nearly 15 years and remains a regular routine. The Friday Lunchtime Locomotion is one of the longest regularly running programs dating back to near Cortes Radio’s beginning. He also served on the station’s Board of Directors for a couple of years in the 90’s acting as Chair. “The opportunities and experiences with Cortes...
CKTZ’s 2018 Winter Lip Sync

CKTZ’s 2018 Winter Lip Sync

CKTZ’s 2018 winter Lip Sync is set for February 23. This is your chance to break out of the winter doldrums, have some serious fun and support Cortes Radio. Rehearsal will be on Feb. 22, from 4pm to 6pm. As always both will be at the Mansons Hall. Please let us know if you are preparing an act at either 250 935-6405 or cortesradio@gmail.com. – Thanks....
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...