End of the Road Show

End of the Road Show

Hello listeners, my is Gregg aka Hiway Hippy. I came to Cortes Radio with my End of the Road Show the first week of June 2018. Funny thing is the station was the first building I entered upon my arrival to the island back in May. Drawn in by the hometown ambiance and the endless volumes of music I was instantly caught hook, line and sinker.   I didn’t know exactly how I would find a space to fill but I knew in my heart that I could add my own twist into ‘Puttin the Freak into Frequency’. Fortunately I was able to meet Howie while moving a local fellow and we set the wheels in motion for a chance at becoming a D.J. 3 day’s later we had an impromptu training session and as they say, the rest is history and I’ve been spinning the tunes Friday afternoons starting at 3pm through till 7pm. On the Road Episode 38 - Medicine Beach Episode 37 - (originally broadcast last April) Episode 36 - Medicine Farm Episode 35 - Medicine Farm Special Episode 34 - ETRS from Kennedy Lake Episode 33 - ETRS from Heriot Bay Episode 32 - ETRS from Fanny Bay Episode 31 - End of the Road Show Episode 30 End of the Road Show Episode 28 - End of the Road Show Episode 27 - End of the Road Show Episode 23 - End of the Road Show Episode 22 - End of the Road Show Episode 21 - End of the Road Show Episode 20 - End of the Road Show Episode 18 - End of...
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. Recent Oct 13 - Pranayama Pachamama Aug 18 - Pranayama Pachamama March 2019 March 10 - Pranayama Pachamama March 3, 2019 - Pranayama Pachamama February 2019 Feb 24, 2019 Program - Pranayama Pachamama Feb 10, 2019, Program - Pranayama Pachamama Feb 3 , 2019 program - Pranayama Pachamama January 2019 Jan 13, 2019 - Pranayama Pachamama December 2018 Dec 31, 2019 Program - Pranayama Pachamama Dec 23 , 2019, Program - Pranayama Pachamama 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,...
CKTZ Replaced The Old Antenna

CKTZ Replaced The Old Antenna

All photos taken during the original inspection of our tower. Cortes Radio replaced the old antenna on top of its’ broadcasting tower on October 9, 2019. We had no choice in the matter. Our old antenna was no longer functioning and we could no longer broadcast over 89.5 FM. However compliments about the sudden clarity of our signal been flowing in ever since the new antenna was installed.  We have new listeners in Comox, who were not previously able to receive our signal. Our techie, Sean, reports that the signal is 50% to 60% stronger in Mansons Landing.  I live in Squirrel Cove, where most residents have not been able to receive Cortes Raadio. Sean told me that my house might be an exception because we are also on a hill and the signal is bouncing back from West Redonda Island. I was visiting family in the Lower Fraser Valley when the new antenna was installed. Returning last night, we were delighted to find CKTZ broadcasting with far greater clarity than before. (It is not even affected when I turn my computer on!)  Nick Gagnon spent almost six hours at the top of our tower on Thunder Road to install the new antenna. John Murvin assisted him, packing heavy boxes up and down the hill. The repair was made possible through a combination of Gaming Grant Funds and contributions from local listeners. (Thanks again to the Above The Tide Motel, in Campbell River, for its generous donation of...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

This week Podcast Humanos was a Portuguese band created to bring to light some unreleased António Variações’ songs that were found after his death in a shoe box. David Fonseca, Manuela Araujo and Camane were responsible for what became an unmatched success at that point in the Portuguese music scene (2004 to 2006). The picture is from their only album which achieved quintuple platinum status. Episode 127 - Vinho do Porto Susana’s Performances at the CKTZ LipSync August 2019 Susana performing “It’s Oh So Quiet” at the CKTZ LipSync fundraiser on Quadra island, Aug 4th 2019 Susana performing “Give Me A Band And A Bandana” at the CKTZ LipSync fundraiser on Quadra island, Aug 4th 2019 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. In 2008 she moved to Brazil and in 2012 she found Cortes Island and started to spend her Summers there. 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 made her debut in the 2015 Lip Sync and has been one of the regular performers since then, participating as well at the newest CKTZ Cabaret. With these performances she realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it. Susana and Lyle at...
Cortes All Candidates Meeting

Cortes All Candidates Meeting

On Monday October 21st, Canadians will head to the polls in what some believe may be one of the most important elections of our time. Though Conservative candidate Shelley Downey declined the invitation, our incumbent MP Rachel Blaney (NDP), Green candidate Mark De Bruijn and Liberal candidate Peter Schwarzhoff came to the first ever Cortes All Candidates Meeting in Mansons Hall, on Saturday October 12. Kudos to all participants for the mature level of discussion, unlike anything seen in the national debates during this election. Full audio of the debate, moderated by De Clarke and recorded by Cortes Radio, below. Poster for Cortes All Candidates Meeting Cortes Island All Candidates Meeting Some Of The Topics Discussed How will your party address climate change?What is your party’s position on the Trans Mountain pipeline?Should racial, social justice and climate change issues be treated separately?What are your thoughts on Canada’s New Green Deal? And the idea of a youth corps that would free post secondary education in return for their services?Considering its human rights record, should Canada continue to trade with Saudi Arabia? What should we do about climate refugees?Does your party support measures to make the senate more fair for British Columbia?How does your party resolve the tension between giving MPs freedom to express their constituents and party discipline?What is your party’s position on a woman’s rights over her reproductive process? The second half of the podcast above consists of a Q & A with the audience. The event was sponsored by the Southern Cortes Community Association & Whaletown Community Club. Top photograph: Candidates at Cortes Island’s First All Candidates Meeting(l...
Erika Grundmann and the Story of George Dibbern

Erika Grundmann and the Story of George Dibbern

In this episode of Art on the Island Maureen Bader talks to writer Erika Grundmann.  Erika and her husband came to Cortes Island 25 years ago because of a recommendation from a friend. Listen as Erika describes how she transitioned from medical research to writing, passing through a number of groundbreaking changes. Erika published her first book, Dark Sun, in 2004. It is the story of George Dibbern (1889-1962), a sailor, visionary and philosopher, who wrote the book Quest. Maureen Bader Erika came upon the story of George Dibbern by accident. Listen as she discusses her challenge finding the book Quest and her growing interest in Dibbern’s story. Erika received much help from many people including the descendants of writer Henry Miller. Erika talks about her correspondence with other people interested in the life of Dibbern and how she met George Dibbern’s daughter. Dibbern wrote his book Quest in BC in 1938. Erika describes how he came to BC, staying until 1939. Quest was published in 1941. Erika published an expanded reprint of Quest in 2008. You can order a copy from Erika at www.georgedibbern.com. Who is George Dibbern? Erika describes how he was a man ahead of his time, a free thinker and believer in brotherhood and tolerance. He wanted to create his own future and promote the ideas of tolerance and world citizenship — for which he paid the price of being interned in NZ in both World Wars.  Henry Miller wrote “…when George Dibbern says a thing he means it, he acts on it.”  Dibbern was not influenced by societal views. Erika talks about wanting to understand...
CLICK HERE for Podcasts From The Muse’s Garden, Autumn, 2019

CLICK HERE for Podcasts From The Muse’s Garden, Autumn, 2019

FALLING INTO AUTUMN From The  Muse’s Garden with Dancing Wolf: Mondays 5 - 6 PM; Repeats Thu 12 - 1 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 - 6:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 1 hour of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. OCTOBER 2019 THANKSGIVING OCT. 14, 2019, EPISODE #90, FROM THE MUSE’S GARDEN Charles Crossland October 7, From The Muse’s Garden SEPTEMBER 2019 Episode #88 Sept 30, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #87 Sept 23, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #86 Sept 16, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #84 Sept 2, From the Muse’s Garden AUGUST 2019 Episode #83 Aug 26, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #82 Aug 19, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #81 Aug 12, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #80 Aug 5, From The Muse’s Garden JULY, 2019 Episode #79 July 29, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #78 July 22, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 77 July 15, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #76, July 8, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #75, July 1, From The Muse’s Garden June 2019 Episode #74, June 24, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #73, June 17, From The Muse’s Garden Episode 72, June 10, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 71, June 3, From The Muse’s Garden May 2019 Episode # 70 May 27, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 69 May 20, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 68 - From the Muse’s...
The Burnt Marshmallows

The Burnt Marshmallows

Episode 6 brings us the songs “Cozy Winter Days” and “Home” from the Burnt Marshmallows. “Cozy Winter Days” is a relaxing and contemplative track about warm winter memories. What do you enjoy as the seasons get colder? “Home” is an upbeat song that asks you to look at the world through the eyes of a displaced orangutang. This song was undertaken to write in a quick moment and as a result was not fully developed, leaving it to you to imagine what might come next in this story. Episode 6 - The Burnt Marshmallows 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...
The Mansons Hall Story

The Mansons Hall Story

(from top down) Dennis Newsham, Martha Abelson, Gail Ringwood, Ian Moul taking shakes off the old Mansons Hall roof – photos courtesy SCCA Originally Published on Cortes Currents He settled on Cortes just after BC Ferries started serving the island. John Sprungman became one of the principal voices behind the 1978 – 80 renovation at Mansons Hall. He went on to serve several terms as President of the Southern Cortes Community Association. In this morning’s interview he talks about the origins of Mansons Hall, its role in the community and why it needs core funding. Photo credit: John Sprungman during the 1970s – courtesy SCCA Beginnings “The very beginning of Mansons Hall, according to people who were here at the time, was around 1921. It was built by a logging crew working on Gunflint Lake. That was the story I got from Robbie Graham, which he heard from his father. It was primarily used for dances and people were getting together for occasional meetings …” “When my wife and I came in 1971, [Mansons Hall] was pretty beat up because the [old] Cortes School was actually on the other side of the road from the hall(where the Co-op is now), [and] used it for a gym. So the windows were all covered with fencing wire, the big lights down the centre all had wire cages around them. The place was used for floor hockey, dodge ball and stuff like that …” “… It had a small kitchen off one side, the Sutil road side, and on the other side there was a little building … which was the liquor room and securely locked up. That was for the dances.” “When we first came, the...
Spring 2019 on the Homegrown Show

Spring 2019 on the Homegrown Show

“Welcome to the Homegrown Show, and I am your host, Hurricane Rena. The Homegrown show is a radio show played on CKTZ Cortes Island Community radio, 89.5 fm. It’s on from 1-3 Sunday afternoons and features local musicians from Quadra, Cortes, and Vancouver Island. A lot of Canadian music is played, songs that celebrate our unique lifestyle in the islands of the BC Coast and Western Canada in general. You can hear music on my show that you don’t often hear anywhere else, as well as poetry. The Homegrown show began celebrating our unique lifestyle in song during March of 2011, around the time of the super moon, closest the moon will be to the Earth in 27000 years.” – from Hurricane Rena’s website Fall October 6, 2019 Program Summer 2019 Aug 11, 2019 Program July 28, 2019, Program July 14, 2019, Program June 2019 June 30, 2019 Program June 16, 2019 Program June 2, 2019, Program May 2019 May 26 , 2019, Program May 12, 2019 Program April 2019 April 28, 2019 Program April 14, 2019, program March 2019 March 31, 2019 Program March 24, 2019 Program March 10, 2019 program March 3, 2019 Program The Homegrown Show’s other Podcast Pages Homegrown Show - Winter 2018/19Homegrown Show - Fall 2018Homegrown Show - Summer...