In These Dark Times

In These Dark Times

Let Cortes Radio bring you some light. Literally. We are now selling LED light bulbs that have a rechargeable battery in them. You use them as regular light bulbs in a lamp and when the power goes out they stay on for up to 4 hours. They use the ground in your receptacle to complete the circuit. They also come with a hanging cap and on/off switch so that you can carry them around as shown in the picture. This can really change your experience during power failures. 4 hours of real light! They cost $15.00. Due to Covid-19 we have no markets to sell them at so send me an email or call me at home (935-6405) and will arrange a way to get you some light...
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 Negron, Wells and Hutton the Three Dog Night vocals in “Joy To The World,” in 1969 Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Tuesday, Mar 24, 2020 Tues, Mar 17, 2020 Tues Mar 10, 2020 Tues Feb 25, 2020 Tues Feb 18, 2020 Feb 11, 2020 Podcasts Feb 4, 2020 Jan 20, 2020 JUly 23, 2019 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 it’s an old rocker with a new album, or an up and coming new artist, if I like it, I’ll share it on air. It’s 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 “Keemo’s Eclectic Classics” had a similar format, it did...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

This week’s Podcast Gerard “Boy” Mendes (born 1952) is a Senegalese musician of Cape Verdean descent. He was born in Dakar, Senegal and was raised in the city’s Cape Verdean diaspora community. As a child, he grew up in a household filled with the sounds of the native morna and coladeira, both Cape Verdian music styles. Later in his life he teamed with other musicians and form Cabo Verde Show, one of the most popular Cape Verdean bands of all time. Episode 149 - Vinho do Porto In this week’s show I won’t talk about an artist. I will tell you about our trip from La Manzanilla, Mexico to Quadra island, Canada, through the Pandemic that we are all passing. And I will also share my experience how other people in different countries are responding to it. Episode 148 - 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...
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. Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, March 28, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday Feb 23, 3030 Summer/Fall 2019 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...
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. MARCH 2020 Episode #114, March 30, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #113, March 23, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #112, March 16, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #111, March 9, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #110, March 2, From The Muse’s Garden FEBRUARY 2020 All Photos By Dancing Wolf except October’s Isis Episode #109, Feb 24, From The Muses Garden Episode #108, February 17, From The Muse’s Garden Wet’suwe’ten invasion, Episode #107, February 10, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #106, February 3, From The Muse’s Garden JANUARY 2020 Episode #105, Jan 27 From The Muse’s Garden Episode #104, January 20 From The Muse’s Garden 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,...
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 March 29, 2020, Program March 22, 2020, Program March 15, 2020 Program Mar 8, 2020, Program Mar 1, 2020 Program Feb 16, 2020, program Feb 9, 2020, Program Feb 2, 2020 Program Jan 26 2020, Program Jan 5, 2020 Program Winter 2019 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...
The Lessons Of A Virus

The Lessons Of A Virus

Strange Perspectives by Wendelin Jacober via Flickr (Public domain) In this episode we speak with  author and ecologist, Rex Weyler.  He has worked with Greenpeace since its founding in the 70s.  He represents an uncommon and refreshing perspective on the Covid-19 virus.  Cortes Currents: Max Thaysen interviews Rex Weyler about COVID 19: The Lessons Of A Virus The Underlying Condition: Overshoot We ask and answer: Is this the worst thing happening right now?  Why is it that we’re reacting so strongly to Covid-19 and are completely unmoved by other, more mundane, daily tragedies that have a much greater impact on the life and health of humans and non-humans.Rex explains, in this one-hour radio piece, how the virus is a symptom an underlying condition: overshoot.  Overshoot is a natural phenomena, quite common throughout nature, where a species reproduces and thrives and extends its number beyond the carrying capacity of it’s ecosystem.  The population then crashes as it hits the limitations on growth.  It might be a food shortage, building materials or a virus. Overshoot includes the habits and practices of a species as well as its numbers.  Rex tells us how we’ve got a problem with both.  Ample Warning We’ve had ample warning of this fact of nature from writers in the 60s and 70s and even earlier than that.  We know that some kind of balance between humans and the rest of the planet will be restored eventually, it’s just a matter of time (and this might be it).  In any case, this is a good time to wake up, shake our heads and consider how we might be...
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. West Coast Impressions Request Show - Friday, March 27, 2020 Pandemic All Request Show - Friday, March 20, 2020 Badass Blues & World-Wide Heavy Beats - Friday, March 5, 2020 Protest Continues - Friday Feb 28, 2020 Peace, Pot & Pestilence - Friday, Feb 21,2020 Divine Madness - Friday Feb 14, 2020 Episode 52 - Friday Jan 31, 2020 Episode 51 - Friday Jan 24, 2020 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...
The Midi File

The Midi File

The Midi File, with your host Charlie is a weekly (english hosted) French music show that presents curated playlists from Quebec, France and other parts of the Francophonie. Recorded & Aired LIVE at CJMP studios (Powell River) Thursdays at Noon and rebroadcast on Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM at 11:00 also on Thursdays. Episode 4: Salut Les Animaux - March 26, 2020 Episode 3: Du Bon Punk - March 19, 2020 Episode 2: En Hiver - March 12, 2020 Episode 1: En Région - March 5, 2020 Every week the show will play songs from all eras that fit a chosen theme. Every song is introduced in English with little snippets of the lyrics get translated so you get a sense of what you’re listening to.  The Midi File hopes to create a more accessible way for folks to discover French music. A bit more about the host: Charlie was raised in Northern Quebec in the region of Abitibi - Temiscamingue and now lives across the water from Cortes, in Lund. You can follow the show on Twitter @TheMidiFile  and reach the host...
Folk U goes to the AirWaves!

Folk U goes to the AirWaves!

We can still be connected, inspired, and supported as a community. And without a computer! Folk University is coming to the Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5… Same time (1 to 3p.m.) every Friday through the Spring, starting Friday, March 27. We will still have neighbours sharing their interests and skills AND there will be a call-in option at (250) 935-0200 for YOU to ask your questions and share your knowledge. Look for topic details forthcoming. (And if you can discuss wild harvesting, gardening, etc.. I’m particularly interested in you!) These airwaves are virus free…. turn the radio on, get your phone handy, extra points if you take it outside and share it with your community (at a 2 meter distance of course). Folk University: going...