Cortes Radio’s first Reporter’s Roundtable

Cortes Radio’s first Reporter’s Roundtable

In partnership with Cortes Community Radio & Cortes Currents, Folk U Radio offered its first Reporter Roundtable: Fish farms and seaweed production.  Clockwise from top left: Binny Paul, Ashley Zarbatany, Rochelle Baker and Roy L Hales The panel: Binny Paul (LJI reporter for Campbell River Mirror), Rochelle Baker (LJI reporter for Cortes and Quadra Islands, National Observer), Roy L Hales (editor of Cortes Currents) and Ashley Zarbatany (Folk U Radio’s new political and climate commentator).  Wild salmon advocates celebrate Discovery Islands fish farms decision by Rochelle Baker, National Observer (reposted on Cortes Currents here) The Discovery Island’s fish farms “By June 20, 2022, the whole region must be free of open net salmon farms. After that, no licenses will be issued. On one hand this issue can look like environment versus industry, but as one looks deeper, it is more complicated,” began moderator Manda Aufochs Gillespie of Folk U Radio.  “Everything folks argue from opposite sides of the debate is true to an extent, the issue, like most issues, are simply more nuance entangled than they appear to be,” said Rochelle Baker.  Fisheries minister and MP Blaney talk about economic transition plans for Vancouver Island re: fish farm decision by Binny Paul, Campbell River Mirror Was the fish farm decision made correctly? “In my personal opinion, the writing has been on the wall for a very long time for everyone: the Federal Government, the Provincial Government, the aquaculture companies,” said Binny Paul. “The question that everyone needs to be asking is, was it done correctly?” Fisheries Minister Bernadette Jordan claims this decision was made in consultation with the seven First Nations that hold title in the Discovery Islands. This is the beginning of a...
The Wild Years with John Orysik

The Wild Years with John Orysik

The Wild Years with John Orysik: Mondays, 7:00 to 9:30 pm John Orysik, weekly state of the art survey of jazz - highlighting local and international new releases and reissues. Join John Orysik as he takes you on a musical excursion through the magical, ever-evolving world of jazz—from Ragtime to No Time.  John caught the fever during his teenage years; and fell in love with all manner of music but found the greatest source of pleasure and inspiration in jazz. Each week John will be dropping some serious knowledge about this unique and varied genre through a carefully curated musical selections. The pillars of jazz—past, present, and...
Almost Daily News (Week 27) Feb 22-27, 2021

Almost Daily News (Week 27) Feb 22-27, 2021

Number of confirmed cases in North Vancouver Island on the rise Jesse Ketler, Chair of the Comox Valley Regional District – courtesy CVRD website Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data(BC Gov News) news releases from the Ministry of Health COVID 19 Update: Sevenfold increase in Greater Campbell River Links of interest: (Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data(BC Gov News) news releases from the Ministry of Health How the Sunflower food truck moved into the Gorge Harbour General store Selling 30 of these a day, plus a lot of other favourites - photo courtesy Carie Taylor Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) - How the Sunflower food truck moved into the Gorge Harbour General Store(Cortes Currents) Changes at the Toki Bap Cafe(Cortes Currents) Clark McKay and Carol Pierce: how COVID changed the meaning of take out(Cortes Currents) A truly awesome Cortes community Christmas dinner A branch of Canada’s seventh Regional Development Agency Links of Interest (Gov of Can) Government of Canada explores new approaches to regional economic development in Western Canada(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning MP Rachel Blaney(Cortes Currents) Phasing out one of Campbell River’s three pillars Changes at the Toki Bap Café  Summertime red cod taco, basil citrus salsa, & linnaea green – courtesy Sujon Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Changes at the Toki Bap Cafe(Cortes Currents) Clark McKay and Carol Pierce: how COVID changed the meaning of take out(Cortes Currents) A truly awesome Cortes community Christmas dinner(Campbell River Mirror repost) Fresh fruit & veggies: the Strathcona good food box program(Cortes Currents)...
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 Cover of Duke Jenkins’ Aristocrats “Baby I’m Sick Of You,” lead song for Jan 2, 2020 Feb 27, 2021 Feb 20, 2021 Feb 13, 2021 Feb 6, 2021 Jan 30, 2021 Jan 22, 2021 Jan 16, 2021 Jan 9, 2021 Jan 2, 2021 Dec 26, 2020 Dec 19, 2020 Dec 12, 2020 Dec 5, 2020 Nov 28, 2020 Nov 7, 2020 Oct 31, 2020 Oct 24, 2020 Oct 17, 2020 October 10, 2020 October 3, 2020 September 26, 2020 September 19, 2020 September 12. 2020 September 4, 2020 August 29, 2020 August 15, 2020 Saturday, August 1, 2020 Saturday July 25, 2020 Saturday, July 18, 2020 Saturday, July 11, 2020 Saturday, July 4, 2020 Saturday, June 27, 2020 Saturday, June 20, 2020 Saturday, June 13, 3030 Saturday, June 6, 2020 Saturday , May 30, 2020 Saturday, May 23, 2020 Saturday, May 16, 2020 Saturday May 9, 2020 Saturday May 2, 2020 Saturday, April 25, 2020 Tuesday, April 21, 2020 Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 Tuesday Apr 7, 2020 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...
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. Fairy Creek Blockade Show, Feb 26, 2021 Led Zeppelin IV, 420Hr Feb 19, 2021 Indie Rock Show Feb 12, 2021 Opioid Crisis Show - Feb 5, 2021 Salute to First Nations Show - Jan 29, 2021 Innaguation Shout Out Show - Jan 22, 2021 Headstone Wish Wake Up - Jan 15, 2021 Boat Theivin Bastard Blues Show - Jan 8, 2021 2101 New Years Day Show - Jan 1, 2021 Hippy Christmas Special Dedidated to the Forest - Dec 25, 2020 All Hippy preChristmas Show - Dec 18, 2020 All Request Show - Dec 11, 2020 New Rock Outrage - Dec 4, 2020 Canadian Classic Request Show - Nov 27, 2020 Rocky Oldfield Tribute -...
Thursday Locomotion

Thursday Locomotion

Lunchtime Locomotion with Nat King Cono -Thursdays 11 AM - 1 PM; Repeats Tues 1 - 3 PM 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. February 25, 2021 February 18, 2021 Thursday January 28, 2021 Thursday January 21, 2021 Thursday, Nov 26, 2020 Thursday, Nov 19, 2020 Thursday, Nov 5, 2020 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. Thursday, Oct 1, 2020 - Lunchtime Locomtion Last Shows Until March  The talking Heads @ the El Mocambo, Toronto, Ontario, Canada- foto by paul b. toman via wikipedia (CC BY SA, 3.0 License)  Jan 11, 2019 - Friday Lunchtime Locomotion Dec 7, 2018 - Friday Lunchtime Locomotion October 2018 Oct 20 (Noba Anderson Interview) - Friday Lunchtime Locomotion Oct 13 (George Sirk Interview) - Friday Lunchtime Locomotion Greg Osaba (AKA Nat King Cono) of Friday Lunchtime Locomotion 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...
Gaia Grooves with Dancing Wolf

Gaia Grooves with Dancing Wolf

Welcome to Gaia Grooves on CKTZ 89.5 F.M. cortesradio.ca Gaia Grooves airs on Saturday nights at 9:00 and is also found on Podcast at cortesradio.caIt is both an opportunity to dance round your house, workshop or under the stars and/or to hear what is new in the broad genre of World Fusion music. Feb 27, #45 Gaia Grooves Feb 20, #44, Gaia Grooves Valentines Special, Gaia Grooves 43 Episode #42, Feb 6, Gaia Grooves Episode #41, Jan 23, Gaia Grooves Episode #40, Jan 16, Gaia Grooves Episode #39, Jan. 9, Gaia Grooves Episode #38, Jan 2, Gai Grooves Episode #37, Dec 26, Gaia Grooves Episode #36, Dec 19, Gaia Grooves Episode #35, Dec 12, Gaia Grooves Episode #34, Nov 28, Gaia Grooves Episode#33, Nov 21, Gaia Grooves I am not a stickler to exact science when it comes to what I play. Under my large umbrella of World Fusion you will hear World Beat which I loosely describe as African, Latin, Asian, Mid Eastern, Celtic and a large ETC. You will also hear Reggae, House, Hip Hop, Down Tempo, Dub Step, Bhangra, Techno. Electronica, Calypso, and another large ETC. In my home town of Victoria, back in 1995, I created a radio show on CFUV 101.9.F. M. at the University Of Victoria. It started off as a Contemporary Folk show but very shortly into it I found thousands of World Music CDs and LPs in CFUV’s Music Library and Planet Folk was born. I aired the show every Tuesday afternoon from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and did so for 9 years. Given the population of Victoria I had hundreds of listeners,...
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 - Feb 21, 2021 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Jan 10, 2021 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Nov 29, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun Nov 22, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun Nov 15, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun Nov 8, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Nov 1, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Oct 18th, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Oct 4, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Sept 27, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sun, Sep 6, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, Aug 23, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday May 24, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, May 17, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, April 19, 2020 Pranayama Pachamama - Sunday, April 5, 2020 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...
Waking Life

Waking Life

Waking Life with Jennifer Starship, Fridays 9:30 - 11:00 AM on Cortes Community Radio, 89.5 FM Waking Life - Friday February 19,2021 Waking Life - Friday January 22, 2021 Waking Life Friday January 15, 2021 Waking life for Friday, Dec 18, 2020 Waking life for Friday, Nov 20, 2020 Podcasts from Jen’s previous show: Girl Crush Waking LIfe for Friday, Dec 11, 2020 GiRL CRUSH - All Women Radio is on Cortes Radio, CKTZ, 89.5 FM Wednesdays 1-3pm PT  GiRL CRUSH is the all female pop rock and hop-hop radio show. It is a female focused radio program featuring women-identifying singers and songwriters.   GiRL CRUSH also features interviews with women artists, activists, and intellectuals.    Girl Crush for July 29, 2020 CKTZ’s Podcasts Talk RadioOur DJ podcasts(Almost) Daily...
Stone Soup

Stone Soup

Catriona Vega’s first Cortes Radio program consisted of live performances into a single mic. She launched “Stone Soup” after returning to Cortes Island about 2012. It is:& “A cup of folk, a cup of world, a dash of Hip Hop, a splash of the jazz and blues with a healthy dose of Canadian artists.” Stone Soup - Monday - Feb 22, 2021 Stone Soup - Monday, Feb 15, 2021 Stone Soup - Monday, JAN 25, 2021 Stone Soup: Monday January 11, 2021 Stone Soup: Monday, Dec 7, 2020 Stone Soup: Monday, Nov 30, 2020 Stone Soup: Monday Nov 9, 2020 Some of her global perspective may come from having taught English as a second language in both Eritrea and Ecuador. Catriona named her program Stone Soup because the ingredients are coming from many people. “At the beginning it was a jumble. Then I decided to separate it out: folk the first hour and world the second and I do throw in some jazz and some blues and some funk and whatever…” One of her favourite songs: Interview: How the world got into Stone Soup In The Podcast How Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM has changed since she first became a DJ, around 2006, and what she misses from the station’s past. Growing up in North Vancouver;Travels, Eritrea, Ecuador and World music;Working at both Hollyhock and Linnaea on Cortes Island;Some of the challenges & people behind CKTZBeing a mom and a DJMany more stories & annecdotes Songs Played In The Audio Catriona singing the first Spanish language song she ever learnedHer favourite Ethiopian hitHer favourite Andean hit Stone Soup is...