Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

This week Podcast I received a Brazilian CD from “my biggest fan” (his words!) and he really likes the 2nd song on that CD - Sonho Meu, sang by Maria Bethania and Gal Costa. This is them in the picture. Curious about this song? One of my favorites too!!! On this week’s show. Episode 115 - Vinho do Porto 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 the CKTZ Lip Sync on Quadra Island, August 2017 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,...
CLICK HERE for Podcasts From The Muse’s Garden, Spring 2019

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

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. JULY, 2019 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 Garden Episode #67 - From The Muse’s Garden April 2019 Episode 66 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 65 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 64 - From The Muses Garden Episode 63 - From the Muse’s Garden March 2019 Episode 62 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 61 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 60 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 59 - From The Muse’s Garden Click here to access more...
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 July 2019 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...
Qʷaqʷθamčxʷ “You tell a story!”

Qʷaqʷθamčxʷ “You tell a story!”

The Klahoose Nation invited youth from Tla’Amin, Komoks, and Homalco to spend a weekend learning to create podcasts.  The Sister Nations to Klahoose share the same language: ʔayʔaǰuθəm (Ayajuthem.) These youth were encouraged to use the language throughout the camp and as a part of the stories they chose to share.  While learning how to use sound recording and editing equipment, the youth enjoyed experiential games that focused on the Sounds of the Land. Audio Ethnographer Jenni Shine led youth on a Sound Walk to introduce the idea of deep listening, which was many participants favourite part.  Learning storytelling techniques was a significant part of the camp, however, the most important part was connecting these youth to each other at an early age. This opportunity for them to explore their beautiful land and spend time together sharing their songs and skills provided an opportunity for an earlier connection between youth in the Sister Nations.     We recognize and appreciate all the support and funding provided by CKTZ, CRFC,  CCHA, Tides Canada, and the Klahoose Nation. Also to Rosemary, Jacqueline, Dan, Odette, Koosen, Gary, Mariko and Zoe.  ʔi:mot (Thank you.) Qʷaqʷθamčxʷ “You tell a story!” Podcasts Episode 2 - You tell a story! - Jordyn You Tell A Story - Episode 2: Jordyn In this episode Jordyn, from the Tla’Amin First Nation, presents an interview of Klahoose Elder Norman Harry Sr telling the local stories and legends of Tal, using Ayajuthem language.  Jordyn edited the interview and provided accompanying music and sound effects. The legend of Tal is used to keep kids from misbehaving. Episode 1 - You tell a story!...
CZTZ FM Is Off The Air; Still Broadcasting Over Internet

CZTZ FM Is Off The Air; Still Broadcasting Over Internet

Cortes Radio suffered a major technical failure at our transmission tower. The antenna failed. While this does not effect our broadcasting over the internet, CKTZ’s FM is off the air at 89.5 FM. We hope to resolve the problem soon. Our worst case scenario is that you may not be able to hear Cortes Radio over a conventional radio set for several weeks. In the meantime we invite you to listen online at cortesradio.ca, where you can still enjoy all your favourite CKTZ shows. And come on out and show your support for Cortes Radio at the summer Lip...
The Merry McKentys Return – On Tour

The Merry McKentys Return – On Tour

Originally Published on Cortes Currents According to the description on their website, the McKentys saga starts sounds on a steep snowy mountainside in the backwoods of British Columbia. Robert and Elizabeth had a small cabin, “many children of various sizes, a wood stove, a small battery-powered stereo system that sometimes worked, a mandolin, and several fiddles.” By the time they moved to Cortes, the Merry McKenty were on their way towards becoming a band. There were five people sitting around the table of their Vancouver home, the morning we skyped. It is easy to identify the rich timbre of Robert’s voice, or his daughter Ieva, but I find it more difficult to discern which of the boys –  Francis, Immanuel or Isa – is talking.  Coming Back To Cortes “We lived in a number of different places on Cortes because it is very difficult to find year round rentals, especially for a large family. Cortes is … a very unusual demographic, all told, and it is also a very unusual place to be in nature. Those two things stand out for all of us. … Whether we were living on the boat, or living in a campground in Smelt Bay, or when we lived in Smelt Bay for nearly ten years in a rental, every morning we could get out and we were in unusually pristine natural environment and go swimming, or go running … or go to the Co-op, especially when the Cafe is open.” – Robert  “We arrived in 2002 and didn’t find a summer rental and so moved off the island and then came back in 2003...
Salvaging On BC’s Central Coast

Salvaging On BC’s Central Coast

Originally Published on Cortes Currents As I was waiting for the ferry at Quathiaski Cove, my eyes were drawn to a trailer full of rough planking and an antique floating devise. They belonged to a BC Ferry captain from the Quadra to Cortes run. Randall Warnock spends a lot of time salvaging on BC’s central coast. Bringing stuff back to the Aruga – Courtesy Randall Warnock Namu He’s being combing the beaches for the past ten years.  The pace picked up three years ago, when he started visiting the abandoned site at Namu.  “It’s an old abandoned fish cannery; a small city on the central coast. There was a Chinatown bunkhouse, a Japanese section, a First Nation section – where they all had their people who worked there. There was a big fish plant, a processing plant, a cafe, and had manager’s houses up in the back. It was a pretty happening place for years. I think it shut down in the early 80’s or late 70’s,” he says. Namu went into receivership after that. “It is deteriorating and some of it is falling into the ocean.” Storing the stuff at home – Courtesy Randall Warnock What Does He Find? For Warnock, salvaging is like being a kid with free access to a candy shop. “There is all kinds of old brass and fishing artefacts … {he and his twin brother] usually pick up a thousand crab floats every summer.  They come up from Washington and Oregon, they drift up with the currents. Then rope and we call them jellybeans, these big three or four foot long egg shaped things...
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 Podcasts July 2, 2019 June 18, 2019 June 11, 2019 June 4, 2019 - Eclectic Selection May 28, 2019 - Eclectic Selection Jan 15, 2019 - Eclectic Selection My Passion 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...
SRD Has Important Cortes Issues To Address.

SRD Has Important Cortes Issues To Address.

Originally published on Cortes Currents.ca The perspective expressed in the article/podcast that follows is not necessarily shared by the Cortes Radio Society, its’ board, staff or membership. Some progress was made at the June 27 Strathcona Regional District Board Meeting. When the bylaw for Cortes Island’s proposed Hall service tax finally passed,  Chair Babchuk announced she wanted to do a happy dance. Cortes Island’s 2019 Advisory Planning Commission has finally been appointed. Frances Guthrie, Mike Manson, Carrie Saxifrage, Sam Mayer, Brittany Baxter, and Kristen Schofield-Sweet have all previously served on the APC. The bylaw for the proposed hall tax passed and, assuming that there are no hold-ups with the Ministry for Municipal Affairs, we are likely to see a referendum this fall, but the SRD has important Cortes Issues to address. Leftover From The Legal Petition Firstly: there is Regional director Noba Anderson’s legal fees which the Strathcona Regional District is reluctant to pay – even though they have insurance. The SRD have not given an explanation for this neglect, as their decision was made in camera. (This situation remains unchanged as of July 11, 2019.) There is no doubt about Anderson’s innocence. To say that the legal petition to remove Director Noba Anderson from office failed is an understatement. By the time it reached court, even the lawyer who drew up this factually flawed document conceded that “there is no basis for the declarations sought by the petitioners.” He added that, “The Respondent [ie Director Anderson] did not accept a gift contrary to section 105 of the Community Charter.” There was no court battle, only a total capitulation in which the plaintiff’s...
Saturday Market At The Gorge

Saturday Market At The Gorge

Summer market season is upon us. Cortes Radio has been manning a booth at Mansons Friday Market for years, and this year is also at the Gorge Harbour Saturday Market.  Visitors To Saturday Market AT The Gorge You can visit it any Saturday between 10 AM to 1 PM.  Though supposedly smaller than its counterpart at Mansons, the Gorge market may appeal to a larger percentage of off-islanders. Some had boats tied up at  the Marina, or were staying in the campsite. Others said they lived in Campbell River. A significant number were Americans. This could be a significant opportunity for local venders. Culinary Treats, Local Products & Tourism The Gorge Harbour Saturday Market offers a variety of culinary treats, fine arts, crafts, artisan products and even an opportunity to explore the islands on board the schooner “Misty Isles.”   In terms of sales, Cortes Radio’s booth did slightly better at the Gorge than Mansons – which might not be a fair comparison because it was raining on the 28th. So I asked a couple of the other vendors about their experience. All photos by Roy L Hales Everyday Ceramics “I make everyday ceramics, that’s my hobby/job now. It’s all made on Cortes Island …  This is my fifth year … [Gorge Market] is a little bit slower than Friday market in Mansons, but I really like it because it is my local town. I really like it here.” – Yuri Ikoma Baked Goods, Savoury Snacks & Produce This is the sole market for Carrie’s baked goods and savoury snacks.  “I love it. It’s quiet but there are good people and enough...