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. Episode 50 - Friday Jan 17, 2020 On the Road Episode 49 - Mary Jane End of the Road Show Episode 48 - End of 2019 Show Episode 46 - End of the Road Show Episode 45 - Firewood Mtn Episode 44 - Firewood Mtn Episode 43 - Firewood Mtn, Pender Island Episode 42 - Medicine Beach Episode 41 - Medicine Beach Episode 40 - Blues/Rock Special Episode 39 - Medicine Beach 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...
Greg Osoba On Music & Radio

Greg Osoba On Music & Radio

Originally Published on the ECOreport (Now Cortes Currents) He helped shape Cortes Radio almost since the beginning. as one of the station’s early Presidents, as a senior producer of our Deep Roots Initiative and most Fridays he hosts the Lunchtime Locomotion. In addition to this, he is a member of Cortes Island’s original rock quartet and more recently Back Eddy and the Procrastinators. In this morning’s interview, I asked Greg Osaba to tell us his story. In the podcast, Greg Osaba talks about … The radio station at Seneca College, in Ontario His eight years as a broadcast journalist in Toronto, Edmonton & Vancouver: in the newsroom and as host of “Bookshelf” Interviewing Guy Dauncey; Premier Peter Lougheed; Joe Clark; Wayne Gretsky … Asking tough questions of politicians vs interviewing a grieving family Ska, the precursor of Reggae How prerecording takes the soul out of music Gordy & Zoe Ryan from Babatunde Olatunji’s Drums of Passion; Island Rythm; Six Foot Johnson; Back Eddy and the Procrastinators When Gregor Robertson lived on Cortes Island, his first campaign (as an NDP MLA) The art of creating space, in music and life Falling in love with Cortes Island Linnaea Farm, Hollyhock, Rex Weyler as a mentor in writing, Getting involved with Cortes Radio, The Friday Lunchtime Locomotion with Nat king Cono   “There is something to that adage 10 years or 10,000 hours, because something starts to happen after that point. Once you put in your time, what starts to happen I’ve found - and other musicians I know who are experienced concur with this - is that you become competent  …....
Solution For Colony Collapse Disorder

Solution For Colony Collapse Disorder

Originally Published on Cortes Currents.ca There was an upside to this summer’s long ferry waits at the Whaletown terminal on Cortes island. One of North America’s leading fungi experts, Paul Stamets, was in the car in front of me.  While we were waiting for a second ferry, he told me about his discovery a solution for colony collapse disorder.  Wild Bees Are Infected “I’ve been working with the USDA, the United States Department of Agriculture, and Washington State University. Dr Jay Evans, of the USDA, told me has not seen a virus free bee in ten years. Wild bees are infected with viruses, but not ALL wild bees with Deformed Wing Virus. The concern is that they will soon will be from domesticated honey bees. Why? Well, when the honey bees visit a flower they leave viral particles on the flower and so when wild bees come to the same flower they pick up the viral particle. So now this virus has spread all over, even yellow jackets have been found to carry the deformed wing virus.” “ … We are facing a tremendous threat to our world-wide food security … It’s getting worse. This is the proverbial canary in the coal mine. The loss of honey bees is one factor for commercial implications, but most people don’t realize that wild bees, bumble bees and other wild bees, give farmers approximately 80% of their benefits. [This] pollination comes from wild bees, not honey bees … The loss of wild bees is even more dramatic, but much harder to calculate.” The Leading Cause of Colony Collapse “ … When colony collapse...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

This week’s Podcast Rita Lee (born Rita Lee Jones, December 31, 1947) is a Brazilian rock singer and composer. She is a former member of the Brazilian band Os Mutantes and is a popular figure in Brazilian entertainment, where she is also known for being an animal rights activist and a vegetarian. She has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Episode 139 - 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 About Susana Vijaya 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 sold it and moved to Brazil to learn Permaculture and live in Intentional Communities across the country. In 2012 she found Cortes Island and started to spend her Summers there, while continuing to spend her winters in Brazil. In 2016 she left Brazil for good and replaced it for Mexico - La Manzanilla, in Jalisco state. In 2019 she finally achieved her Permanent Residency in Canada. She also moved to Quadra island, but continues to stay connected with the Cortes community, and maintain her volunteer work for the CKTZ radio station as a weekly DJ and as a performer. She has a passion for music since she can remember....
From The Muses Garden-1

From The Muses Garden-1

From The  Muse’s Garden with Dancing Wolf: Mondays 5 - 6 PM; Repeats Thu 12 - 1 PM (SCROLL DOWN FOR PODCASTS) 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. JANUARY 2020 EPISODE #103, JANUARY 13, FROM THE MUSE’S GARDEN EPISODE 102, JANUARY 6, FROM THE MUSE’S GARDEN DECEMBER 2019 Solar Blossom by Dancing Wolf New Year Special, Episode 101, Dec 30, From The Muse’s Garden SOLSTICE SPECIAL, EPISODE 100, Dec 23, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #99, Dec. 16, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #98, Dec. 9, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #97, Dec. 02, From The Muse’s Garden NOVEMBER 2019 Episode #96, Nov 25, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #95, Nov 18, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #94, Nov 11, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #93, Nov 4, From The Muse’s Garden OCTOBER 2019 Isis, Goddess of Life” by Auguste Puttemans Episode #92, Oct 28, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #91, Oct 21, From The Muse’s Garden 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...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto Fall/Winter 2019

José Afonso, Zeca Afonso or just Zeca (2 August 1929 – 23 February 1987) is among the most influential folk and political musicians in Portuguese history. He became an icon in Portugal due to the role of his music in the resistance against the dictatorial regime of Oliveira Salazar. He is still widely listened to, not only in Portugal, but also abroad. In 2007 he was elected the 29th Greatest Portuguese. Episode 138 - Vinho do Porto Maria Bethânia  is a Brazilian singer and songwriter. She is the sister of the singer-songwriter Caetano Veloso and of the writer-songwriter Mabel Velloso, as well as being aunt of the singers Belô Velloso and Jota Velloso. The singer has released 50 studio albums in 47 years of career, and is among the 10 best-selling music artists in Brazil, having sold more than 26 million records. Bethânia was ranks in 2012, by Rolling Stone Brasil magazine, as the fifth biggest voice of Brazilian music. Photo: ” Maria Bethania - Abraçar e Agradecer” by Theresa Eugênia. Via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence) Episode 137 - Vinho do Porto Special Christmas show from Mexico! Episode 136 - Vinho do Porto Luís Represas is a Portuguese singer-songwriter. In 1976 he founded the band Trovante, together with João Gil, João Nuno Represas, Manuel Faria and Artur Costa, a group that would prove to be one of the most influential of Portuguese popular music. In 1992 Luis Represas begins his solo career.He takes refuge in Havana to compose songs, and start a friendship with the Cuban Pablo Milanés (biggest name of Cuban music), that collaborated with him...
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...
The Homegrown Show

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 Jan 5, 2020 Program Dec 22, 2019 Program Dec 8, 2019, Program Dec 1, 2019 Program Nov 24 Program Nov 10 Program The Halloween Program Fall Oct 20, 2019, Program 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...
Word of the Day -2

Word of the Day -2

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”. Co Producer Jacqueline Mathieu Co-producer Jacqueline Mathieu is the Daughter of Emma Yvonne Louie and Pierre Mathieu. Her Grandparents are John Louie, Emma Hill and Laurier Mathieu , Jacqueline Lamire. She belongs to the Klahoose First Nation on Cortes Island Originating in Toba Inlet. Jacqueline writes: “I am Currently working in Language preservation and Cultural revitalization within my community as well as a liaison between Klahoose and the Cortes island radio specifically working on the Deep Roots Project. Without my ancestors I would not be doing the good work I do, my people motivate me. With my work in the Deep Roots project I would love to see more...