About Us

About Us

About Us The Cortes Island Radio Society was formed in 2004 by a small group of believers. Out of this came CORTES COMMUNITY RADIO. Licensed in October of 2011, broadcasting at 80 watts from a height of approximately 400 feet above sea level. We feature many live locally made programs as well as a very eclectic mix of automated music. Cortes Radios call sign is CKTZ-FM, and it’s frequency can be found at 89.5 Mhz. Cortes Radio is your community radio, also available on the internet at this website. Our streaming should work with most players. Our Coverage Area Our listening area comfortably covers, Cortes, Quadra, Maurielle, and Read islands as well as Campbell River on Vancouver Island and Lund on the mainland side. Cortes Radio broadcasts 24 hours a day/7 days a week. Station Personal Station Manager - Howie Roman Technical Manager - Sean Cowell 25-30 volunteer DJs The Current Board Of Directors President: Roy L Hales Vice President: Rochelle Baker Treasurer: Julia Rendall Secretary: Paul Fornier Membera at Large: Barry Glickman; Leonard Woywitka Contact Cortes Radio email: cortesradio@gmail.com phone 250-935-0200 or by post: PO Box 210 Manson’s Landing, B.C. V0P 1K0 Listen Live NEW POSTS Radio In A Suitcase Vinho do Porto From The Muse’s Garden The Homegrown Show Friday Lunchtime Locomotion CKTZ 89.5 fm Schedule Vinho Do Porto Dec 11, 2018 11:30am with Susana - profile under "Our DJs" in top Navigation.... ECOreport Dec 12, 2018 9:00am The ECOreport, Cortes Radio's weekly news magazine since July 2014.... RVF Francophone Show Dec 12, 2018 9:30am Stone Soup Dec 12, 2018 12:30pm with DJ Artemisia... Clio FM Dec 12,...
Local Programs

Local Programs

According to article 2 of Cortes Community Radio’s constitution, this society was founded to offer local programs: (a) to offer the general public intelligent, innovative , entertaining and alternative programming (b) to provide local, minority and Canadian actors and musicians a broadcast platform on alternative, non-commercial community radio (c) to communicate the concerns, interests, and activities of the Northern Gulf Islands to the public (d) to give groups from the community an opportunity to communicate with the general public (e) to give individuals of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to develop and use their creative talents on the radio (f) to provide an educational opportunity for community members to acquire skills in the broadcasting area (g) to establish an ongoing community radio station that can broadcast important information to the community in cooperation with emergency services Local Programs Our original content is what sets us apart from every other radio station that you find on the web, whether it consists of: The compilations of local DJs, who bring their audiences: Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Acoustic, New York soul, rock’n’roll, Fado, Pop, Blues, Dance, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, Bossa Nova, MPB, Forro, Choro, Frevo, Batucada, Maracatu, Morna, Semba, Marrabenta, etc. Live talk shows like Free Range Radio. The ECOreport, an environmental news program from Cortes Island that asks What works? What doesn’t? And what can we do about it?. The motorcycle travel show Adventure Rider Radio, from Quadra Island. Special productions like Vintage Vigniettes about a Cortes Island from decades past - a joint initiative of CKTZ and the Cortes Island Museum. The Deep Roots Initiative - local and...
Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Cortes Radio has several long-term, loyal sponsors who have been sponsoring individual shows. These are acknowledged by the DJ on air, and that will continue. But our new sponsorship program invites businesses to sponsor not just a show, but the station. Our Sponsors Cortes Recycling Centre “It is the mission of the Cortes Recycling Centre—located at 1300 Squirrel Cove Road (halfway between Squirrel Cove Harbour and Mary Point Road)—to promote the three R’s: reducing, reusing and recycling. Our goal is to educate, encourage and provide examples on how to incorporate the 3 R’s into every day life. Our aim is a cleaner, greener island and our hope is to spread this message worldwide.” Phone: 250-935-6329 (Read More} Gorge Harbour Marina Tucked along the north west shore of the very scenic Gorge Harbour, on Cortes Island, guests can enjoy all the beauty that the west coast of British Columbia in a comfortable resort setting. There are many ways to enjoy the Gorge Harbour Marina Resort. We offer both full service and rustic campsites, newly outfitted trailers, a poolside cottage, spacious lodge rooms and a full service marina. (Read More) Tel: (250) 935-6433; Email (for reservations: reserve@gorgeharbour.com The Harbour Authority of Cortes Island The Harbour Authority of Cortes Island manages five locations, Cortes Bay, Squirrel Cove Dock, Gorge Harbour Government Dock, Manson’s Landing Dock and Whaletown Dock. All provide safe well-maintained moorage facilities for a wide-ranging group of marine users year round. Each is surrounded by a small community providing plenty of services (except Cortes Bay which has no service) and many things to see and do. (Read more) Jenny Hartwick, Harbour Manager: Email: hacimgr@gmail.com; Phone:250-935-0007 Heriot Bay Inn The Heriot Bay Inn is located...
Bylaws

Bylaws

The Bylaws of Cortes Community Radio Society Part 1 - Interpretation 1. (1) In these bylaws, unless the context otherwise requires: “directors” means directors of the society for the time being; “Society Act” means the Society Act of British Columbia from time to time in force and all amendments to it; “registered address” of a member means the members address as recorded in the register of members.         (2) The definitions in the Society Act on the date these bylaws became effective apply to these bylaws. 2. Words imported using the singular include the plural and vice versa, and words importing a male person   Part 2 - Membership 3. The members of the society are the applicants for incorporation of the society and those persons who subsequently become members, in accordance with these bylaws and, in either case, have not caused to be members. 4. A person may apply to the directors for membership in the society and on acceptance by the directors is a member. 5. Every member must uphold the constitution and comply with these bylaws. 6. The amount of the first annual membership dues must be determined by the directors and after that the annual membership dues must be determined at the annual general meeting of the society. 7. A person ceases to be a member of the society: (a) by delivering his or her resignation in writing to the secretary of the society or by mailing or delivering it to the address of the society. (b) on his or her death or, in the case of a corporation, on dissolution; (c) on...

Constitution

Cortes Community Radio’s Constitution is registered with British Columbia’s Registrar of Companies. (Schedule A, Form 2, SOCIETY ACT) The name of the society is Cortes Community Radio Society and hereafter in this constitution and bylaws it shall be referred to as the Society The Purposes of the society are: (a) to offer the general public intelligent, innovative , entertaining and alternative programming (b) to provide local, minority and Canadian actors and musicians a broadcast platform on alternative, non-commercial community radio (c)to communicate the concerns, interests, and activities of the Northern Gulf Islands to the public (d) to give groups from the community an opportunity to communicate with the general public (e) to give individuals of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to develop and use their creative talents on the radio (f) to provide an educational opportunity for community members to acquire skills in the broadcasting area (g) to establish an ongoing community radio station that can broadcast important information to the community in cooperation with emergency services  3. Upon the winding up or dissolution of the Society, any assets remaining after the debts have been satisfied shall be transferred to an organization having purposes similar to those of the Society 4. The purposes of the Society shall be carried out without purpose of gain for its members, and any profits or other accretions to the society shall be used for promoting its purposes. 5. Sections 3, 4 and this section of this constitution are unalterable in accordance with the Society Act....
Sponsorship

Sponsorship

SUSTAINING SPONSORSHIP PROGRAM Contract for businesses and organizations who would like to support Cortes Community Radio financially. NAME OF BUSINESS/ORGANIZATION __________________________________________ LOCATION: ________________________________________________________________ PRIME CONTACT PERSON: __________________________________________________ PHONE: _____________________________ E-MAIL ______________________________ SUSTAINING SPONSORSHIP As one of our Sustaining Sponsors, your annual contribution (minimum $400) entitles you to the following benefits: ON-AIR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT CKTZ SUSTAINING SPONSORS are entitled to on-air acknowledgement in the form of brief, pre- recorded announcements that let listeners know you are a sponsor and supporter of Cortes Radio. NOTE: As a Community Radio Station we do not air commercial messages. We will help you draft an appropriate sponsor message and choose the best broadcast times. SAMPLE SPONSOR MESSAGE “CKTZ is proud to have Campbell River Home Services as a sustaining sponsor.” ____ YES, I am interested in on-air sponsor messages. (2 per week for one year, or adjusted to your seasonal business) WEBSITE RECOGNITION CKTZ is happy to recognize your support as a Sustaining Sponsor on our website (www.cortesradio.ca). This can be your name, logo or other form of visual recognition. We can also add a hyperlink to your own website ____ YES, I am interested in website recognition. ____ YES, I would like a link to my website. Website address www. ___________________. COMPLIMENTARY TICKETS TO CKTZ EVENTS or BONUS GIFTS As a Sustaining Sponsor of CKTZ you can receive 2 tickets to 2 fundraising events OR two items from our merchandise selection with a value of $50 ____ YES, I am interested in Tickets to CKTZ concerts OR merchandise gifts. STATION/SHOW SPONSORSHIP As a Sustaining Sponsor you can choose whether your sponsorship is associated with...