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 The Homegrown Show - Jan 18, 2021 The Homegrown show is back - Jan 11, 2021 Shows before going on Sabbatical June 7, 2020 Program May 24, 2020 Program May 17, 2020 Program May 10, 2020 Program April 26, 2020, Program April 19, 2020, Program April 12, 2020, Program April 5, 2020, Program 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...
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, 2021 Mary Oliver Special, Episode #156, January 18, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #155, Jan 11, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #154, Jan 4, From The Muse’s Garden DECEMBER, 2020 ONE HEART NYE DANCE SPECIAL Episode 153, New Year’s Special, Dec 28, 2020 Episode 152, Solstice Special, Dec 21, 2020 Episode #151, Dec 14, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #150, Dec 7, From The Muse’s Garden NOVEMBER, 2020 Episode #149, Nov 30, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #148, Nov 23, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #147 Nov 16, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #146, Nov. 9, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #145, Nov 2, From The Muse’s Garden OCTOBER, 2020 Episode #144, Oct. 26, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #143, Oct 19, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #142, Thanksgiving, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #141, Oct 5, 2020 SEPTEMBER 2020 Episode #140, Sept 28, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #139, Sept 21, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #138, Sept 14, From The Muse’s Garden Episode #137, Sept 7, From The Muse’s Garden AUGUST 2020 Episode #136, Aug 31, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 135, August 24, From The Muse’s Garden...
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. 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 - Nov 20, 2020 Loud +Proud KickOff - Nov 13, 2020 Port Browning+Mashup - Nov 6, 2020 Gratitude + CompassionShow - Oct 30, 2020 70s Flashback Show - Oct 23, 2020 Covid Request West Coast Highlight Show - Oct 16, 2020 All Hippy Live -...
Daily News Updates (week 21) Jan 9-15, 2021

Daily News Updates (week 21) Jan 9-15, 2021

North Island Mayors Support Fish Farms Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) North Vancouver Island Mayors support fish farms(Cortes Currents) articles about the Mayors actions in support of fish farms(Cortes Currents) articles about the Discovery Island fish farms(Cortes Currents) Articles about a Transition Plan for the Discovery Islands(BC Salmon Farmers) Open letter to Minister Jordan: Your decision to close Discovery Island area salmon farms puts at risk 1,500 rural coastal jobs BC Salmon Farms: Prospects for Survival Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) interview with John Paul Fraser, President of the BC Salmon Farmer’s Association(Cortes Currents) articles about the Discovery Island fish farms(Cortes Currents) Articles about a Transition Plan for the Discovery Islands(BC Salmon Farmers) Open letter to Minister Jordan: Your decision to close Discovery Island area salmon farms puts at risk 1,500 rural coastal jobs(DFO) Summaries of the risk assessments for the Discovery Islands area(DFO) Fisheries and Oceans Canada’s update on the implementation of the Cohen Commission’s recommendations(Cortes Currents) articles about the BC Salmon Farmers Association The BC Salmon Farmers website(Cortes Currents) articles about Cermaq Canada(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Jeremy Dunn(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning Ian Roberts Questioning the numbers: Are 1,500 people losing their jobs? Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) interview with Stan Proboszcs, a biologist opposing fish farms(Cortes Currents) articles about the Discovery Island fish farms(Cortes Currents) Articles about a Transition Plan for the Discovery Islands(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, Stan Proboszcz Watershed Watch Salmon Society website(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning Alexandra Morton(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Dr Kristi Miller(Cortes Currents) articles about salmon farms There will be a plan to address fisheries and job losses...
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 - 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 Pachamama The balance of body, mind,...
The Misty Morning Hop

The Misty Morning Hop

Misty Morning Hop with DJ Sasparilla - Mondays: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon; Fridays: 9:30 -12:00 PM “Welcome to my radioworld here on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5FM. Sometimes mellow, sometimes rockin’. Encorporating all styles of music through a lens that is rose coloured and full of positive energy. A weekly organic process, a playlist that evolves out of life every day. As a work with my headphones on or walk through scenes and stores and chat with friends, I have a little book where I take notes, write down songs, references and artists names. This is my treasurehunt for new music. These weekly playlists are constantly evolving, inside of my mind and heart and spirit. The Misty Morning Hop was born & created with babes in arms, special by me Sassparilla in the good ol daze of ’04ish.”  Misty Morning Hop - Friday Jan 8, 2021 Podcasts Misty Morning Hop - Mon December 28, 2020 Misty Morning Hop - Friday Dec 18, 2020 Misty Morning Hop - Friday Dec 11, 2020 Misty Morning Hop: Friday Nov 27, 2020 Misty Morning Hop: Friday, Nov 20, 2020 Misty Morning Hop: Friday, Nov 13 Misty Morning Hop: Monday, Nov 9, 2020 “Navigate morning vibes, weather you’re at work, playin’ or just chillin’ or driving around in your pick up truck… through swimming experiences of a modern psychedelic, electronica & rock music playlist. A good song is a good song.”  “My level of passion for music is high. It stems from early childhood, hometown of Foleyet or living far n remote in the bush. Many super long roadtrips in the van with my...
The Art of Leadership

The Art of Leadership

Folk U Radio: Art of Community Leadership 101.  In this episode Colin Funk joins to discuss with host Manda Aufochs Gillespie to look at the idea of community leadership a little deeper. What is the mix of magic and resourcefulness and entrepreneurialism that makes an effective community leader? How do we cultivate that resilient and spontaneous aspects of our selves? And how do we create organizations that will support us in being responsive and visionary to the needs of a community? Even harder, how do we pivot organizations and businesses and ourselves when it is time for things to change or to let old-ways go?  Jenny Evans from North Island Employment Foundation also joins to discuss a bit more about how individuals can pivot in their work lives. Folk U Friday: Manda Aufochs Gillespie interviews Colin Funk about the Art of Leadership Colin Funk works as an organizational consultant and leadership development coach and was a trustee with the Cortes Island Business and Tourism Association and is now a director of Cortes Community Economic Development Association or as an improv actor and leader of the Laughing Mussels Improv Troop. What is Community Leadership? Manda: How do you define community leadership? What might it look like in a small community like ours? Colin: Community describes people who share a particular place and all the resources located there. A healthy community is a place where all people can meet their economic, social, physical, cultural, and spiritual needs, work together for the common good; and participate in creating their futureCommunity Leader…..a person who works with others to develop and sustain the health of the community Community Leadership occurs when anyone, regardless...
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 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 JUly 23, 2019 July 2, 2019 June 18, 2019 June 11, 2019 June 4, 2019 - Eclectic Selection May 28, 2019...
Daily News Updates (week 21) Jan 9-15, 2021

Daily News Updates (week 20) Jan 2-8, 2021

Vaccinations start in Campbell River Photo of Pfizer vaccine courtesy Island Health Links of interest (Cortes Currents) Vaccinations start in Campbell River (Island Health) Island Health expands COVID-19 vaccination clinics to central and north Vancouver Island(Cortes Currents) articles about COVID vaccines (Cortes Currents) COVID updates(Island Health) COVVID 19 Daily status Dashboard(BC Centre for Disease Control) BC COVID-19 Data Cortes Island’s #1 Industry is coming back Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Cortes Island’s #1 Industry is coming back - in preparation(Cortes Currents) Chinas wants more Oysters from BC growers(Cortes Currents) articles about Cortes Island AquacultureCortes Island Oysters.ca website(Cortes Currents) articles about oysters What does the Opioid Crisis mean on Cortes Island? Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Opioid crisis(BC Coroners Service) Illicit Drug Toxicity Deaths in BC: January 1, 2010 – November 30, 2020(Island Health) Addiction & Substance Use Resources(Island Health) Overdose Prevention Services(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Cortes Medical Clinic(CCHA) Group Physician Practice at the Cortes Health Centre(CCHA) The Cortes Community Health Association website Moving into the Seniors Village Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) Moving into the Seniors Village(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Cortes Island Senior’s Village(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Cortes Island Senior’s SocietyThe Cortes Community Housing website(BC Housing) A little paradise provides happiness for Cortes Island seniors(Cortes Currents) articles about or mentioning the Rainbow Ridge project Short Cortes Currents daily news updates, broadcast over Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM and funded by a grant from the Community Radio Fund of Canada and the Government of Canada’s Local Journalism Initiative.  Click here to access other Daily News pages Top photo credit: Newspaper...
Plan to Vaccinate British Columbians

Plan to Vaccinate British Columbians

More than 24,000 people have already received vaccines. At the government’s January 4th press conference, Dr Bonnie Henry unveiled the plan to immunize British Columbia. 150,000 people by the end of February “From December to February, we aim to immunize approximately 150,000 individuals,” she began. The focus, until the end of January, is: 70, 000 residents and staff of long term care facilities13,000 people in assisted living facilities and their visitors30,000 health care workers around the provinceIndigenous peoples living in remote communities. (Approximately 60 members of the Klahoose village, on Cortes Island, are expected to be among them.) In Phase two of this first quarter, Provincial health authorities will focus on: community based seniors over the age of 80; the age limit is lower for people of indigenous backgroundspeople experiencing homelessnesspeople in correctional facilities, group homes, mental health residential carethey are also trying to identify people who have home care and home support and making sure both recipients and staff are immunizied.More vaccinations in First Nations communities When Vaccines become more available “The contracts for Pfizer and Moderna will scale up in March. So we are expecting to have way more more of those vaccines once we get into April/May,” continued Dr Henry. “we also expect approval in Canada of additional vaccines. We heard that the AstraZeneca vaccine has been approved for use in the UK. We know that Health Canada has received some of the data and has started the expedited review process both for AstraZeneca and and Janssen … We’re hopeful that those will be approved for use in Canada sometime during the first quarter of this year.” These vaccines might be in use by...