From The Muse’s Garden

From The Muse’s Garden

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 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 Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+38.mp3 Sept 24 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+37.mp3 Sept 17 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+36.mp3 Sept 10 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+35.mp3 Sept 3 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+34.mp3 Aug 27 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Harden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+33.mp3 Aug 20 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+32.mp3 August 13 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+31.mp3 Aug 6 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+30.mp3 July 30 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From the Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+29.mp3 July 23 by Victor Van Buskirk | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+28.mp3 July 16 Program by Victor Van Buskirk | From...
The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown Show

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 sure their music will be part of our local...
Art On The Island: Laurel Bohart

Art On The Island: Laurel Bohart

Maureen talks with guest Laurel Bohart, a Cortes Island taxidermist, about how and why taxidermy is a form of sculptural art. Laurel Bohart by Maureen Bader | Art On The Island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/CKTZ+-+Laurel+Bohart+2018-10-8+-+2018-10-23%2C+4.19+PM.mp3 Laurel’s favourite subject is birds, and she talks about how that interest started when she lived in Nigeria as a child. Listen as Laurel explains the challenges of mounting a hummingbird, starting with making her own tools from toothpicks. Right now, she is mounting a Speckled Rockfish, who knew? Laurel participated in the Schoolhouse Gallery summer show with a raven she suspended from the ceiling. Laurel explains about the circumpolar importance of the raven in myth, providing the background for the way she displayed the raven during the member show. During the summer, Laurel’s work is displayed in the Wild Cortes exhibit at Linnaea Farm Education Centre. Wild Cortes is the story of water and portrays all the ecosystems on the island. You can see Laurel’s work now at the Cortes Island Museum, 957 Beasley...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

Susana 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. Susana 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 79 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto79.mp3 Episode 78 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto78.mp3 Episode 77 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto77.mp3 Episode 76 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto76.mp3 Episode 75 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto75.mp3 Episode 74 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+74.mp3 Episode 73 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+73.mp3 Episode 72 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/Episode+72.mp3 Episode 71 by Susana Vijaya |...
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.   I have a wide variety of music tastes but the one thing I try to do is play Hard Rock and Alternative in 1 hour long sets. This program has been a work in progress with many hurdles to cross being mostly transient. Most of the summer was spent sailing, stopping by the station to pre-record the show for later airing. I now have a laptop dedicated to music and the production of radio and karaoke shows. This coupled with various networks for music available to me as well as the new contacts I am making in the local music community, has given me the freedom to remain semi-transient while offering 4 hours of unique...
Art On The Island: Susana Vijaya’s Macramé

Art On The Island: Susana Vijaya’s Macramé

In episode six of Art on the Island, Maureen talks with guest about how her background, travel and life in Brazil inspires her art: Susana Vijaya’s macrame Susana Vijaya by Maureen Bader | Art On The Island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/2018-10-26+Channel+1+09-00-00.mp3 Susana Vijaya’s Macramé Susana started out in art as a child with her parents and grandparents being the great teachers in her life. Susana needs to express herself artistically but gets bored and moves on to new challenges. Her current artistic interest is macramé art. Susana combines semi precious stones into some of her work to form unique bracelets and necklaces. Susana also explained the origins of macramé, a very interesting story. During the summer, Susana displays her art at the Cortes Craft Shop and has a table at both the Gorge and Manson’s markets. In the winter you can see her work at the Raven Song gallery on Quadra Island. Vinho do Porto Susana is a regular CKTZ contributor with her show Vinho de Porto, a collection of music of many genres with the Portuguese language as the uniting...
Cortes Island 2018 Election

Cortes Island 2018 Election

Noba Anderson is re-elected Director of Strathcona regional District B (Cortes Island) by a margin of 72 votes. The final count was: (Incumbent since 2008) NOBA ANDERSON - 353 - (55.7%) (Director 1996 - 2005) GEORGE SIRK - 281 - (44.3%) SRD Election 2018 by Roy L Hales | CKTZ News http://rest.s3for.me/specialproduction/Election+results.mp3 We have yet to hear from George Sirk, but Director Anderson says: “Great gratitude to everyone who participated in this election process and all of you who voted. Thanks to George for your continued willingness to serve this community, I trust you will find a good way of doing that. And such gratitude to my core election team who have just provided unwavering and real positive support to me in the last weeks. It has been a real treat to work with you. I really look forward to continuing to have the honour of representing this island at the regional district board, but even more importantly to continue the good work on many island projects that I think are of real great importance to this community. So thank-you to everybody and here’s to another four years.” Residents of Area B were also asked two referendum questions, both of which passed: Question 1: Are you in favour of the Strathcona Regional District preparing a bylaw to establish a service for funding community halls on Cortes Island on the condition that the bylaw would require the approval of the electors before it is adopted?  YES - 443 NO - 191 Question 2: Are you in favour of the Strathcona Regional District preparing a bylaw to establish a first responder service for Cortes...
Art On The Island: John Cooper

Art On The Island: John Cooper

Maureen talks with guest John Cooper about how he got started with art back in the 1950’s. Maureen and John discussed how John’s natural ability led him into art when given his background, he might have ended up someplace else.  John came to Cortes Island about a year and a half ago and resides here full time. John Cooper by Maureen Bader | Art On The Island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/Art+On+The+Islan+101918.mp3   John has spent much of his career teaching art, starting in the US and then at the University of Manitoba after moving to Canada in the 70’s. Heading west, John lived for about 40 years in a town close to Nelson BC, painting about 300 paintings per year, teaching art, and working in different occupations to fund his artistic vision.  Given his depth of detailed knowledge, we ran out of time so John will be back in December to talk about his more recent activities including the marketing and production challenges he faces as an island artist. ...
Friday Lunchtime Locomotion

Friday Lunchtime Locomotion

On Friday Lunchtime Locomotion, 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. Oct 19 Program by Greg Osaba (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 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 Radio have afforded me so much satisfaction and learning. Just recently, with Season 2 of Deep Roots/Island Waves, a diverse team came together for the first time to create something new and perhaps inspiring, and for me offered opportunities for potential insight and new experiences impossible to anticipate. I feel incredibly...
Art On The Island: Barb Buffington

Art On The Island: Barb Buffington

Maureen talks with her guest Barb Buffington about her background, current activities and inspirations. Barb has lived full time on Cortes Island for 24 years and her main activity now is baking, a year round activity but much busier during the summer. Barb attends the three Cortes Island markets and delivers to the yacht clubs as well. Hear how many pounds of flour and butter Barb uses each summer – it’s massive Barb Buffington by Maureen Bader | Art on The Island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/CKTZ-BarbBuffington+2018-10-08%2C+2.39+PM.mp3 Barb considers baking a creative outlet that she comes by naturally. She talks about how she chose the best products for her markets and the challenges she has transporting her products. Hear about why selling is so much fun and her advice for bakers who work in remote locations. Besides baking, Barb also sells hand-knotted rugs from Nepal, scarves, handmade paper and knitted silks. Barb explains why these rugs have such brilliant colour and what people do with this unusual paper. You can see Barb’s products on her website: ravishingrugs.com, or talk to Barb at the Friday...