Cortes Radio is hiring!

Cortes Radio is hiring!

We are hiring 2 Reporters 1. Senior Reporter CKTZ is looking for a dynamic individual to lead our Cortes Island News Team as a Senior Reporter. Funded by the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI), the goal of the program is to increase the production of local community and civic news in areas underserved in the news landscape. SCOPE: $1870 per month (65 hours at $28.77 per hour). Start date: 2-July-2021 (9 month funding available, project end date 31-Mar-2022), with potential for funding to continue into 2023. DOWNLOAD SENIOR REPORTER JOB POSTING The ideal candidate will be motivated, creative and organized — an enterprising journalist who needs little direction in researching, writing, editing and presenting local news stories. The successful candidate will have experience in broadcast journalism. Qualifications • Hold a university degree or college or technical diploma in Arts, Journalism, Communications, or Broadcasting (Radio or Television Arts) from an accredited educational institution; • Have experience in broadcast and/or print journalism; • Have a passion for journalism, research, storytelling, language and accurate reporting; • Demonstrate expertise in original news-gathering, writing, editing for short-form and long-form reports; • Possess strong interviewing skills; • Have a distinct clear voice; • Possess a broad knowledge of local and regional issues; • Demonstrate solid audio production skills (hardware and software). 2. Radio Reporter CKTZ is looking for a dynamic individual to join our Cortes Island News Team as a Radio Reporter. Funded by the Local Journalism Initiative (LJI), the goal of the program is to increase the production of local community and civic news. SCOPE: 20 hours a week, $21.50 per hour. Start date: 2-July-2021...
Welcome to the Board of Directors 2021-22

Welcome to the Board of Directors 2021-22

Bryan McKinnon - Board Chairbryan@cortesradio.ca I’m also the station manager! Contact me if you have questions, burning ideas or want to get involved with the station. Norleen Lillico - Vice Chair norleen@cortesradio.ca Contact me if you have questions about how we can improve the station for everyone. Jason Andrews - Financeadmin@cortesradio.ca Contact me if you have questions about fundraising or financial administration at the station. Manda Aufochs Gillespie - Outreachoutreach@cortesradio.ca Contact me if you are interested in expanding CKTZ’s reach across Cortes Island and beyond. Howie Roman - Events & Merchandiseevents@cortesradio.ca Contact me if you are interested in volunteering for Lip Sync or if Friday Markets. I can also hook you up with t-shirts, lightbulbs and other great merchandise! Phil Allen - Music Librarymusic@cortesradio.ca Contact me if you are interested in our overhauling our Music Library to include greater diversity of genres with a focus on local artists. AGM 2021 MINUTES & REPORT...
Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Exercise your creativity. Play in our audio and visual landscapes. Surprise yourself.Develop new skills. Training, tools, equipment, and peer support provided. CONTACT: bryan@cortesradio.ca Most of these roles can be done from home - no requirement to live on Cortes Island to volunteer with CKTZ - we’ll set you up with everything you need to get going. Graphic Design Whether you create on paper or online, we can provide you with tools, space and opportunities to explore your creativity through the CKTZ experience.  Web / Social Media Graphics promoting the station, our shows, our sponsors and community partners. No experience necessary, must be open to feedback. We can provide you with access to equipment and web services, training and mentors. Volunteers need to be comfortable with computers. Time Commitment: 2 hours per week to 2 hours per month. Print Graphics promoting the station and/or our shows. Volunteers can use the medium and tools of their choice - pens, brushes or computers. We need designs that will go on t-shirts, hats, posters, and banners. Send us examples of your current work in the format that works best for you. Time Commitment: One off projects or ongoing. Weekly, monthly quarterly, annually - you decide. Audio Design Play with audio design and create masterpieces from 30 seconds to 2 hours. No experience necessary, but must be comfortable with computers. We can provide you with equipment, training and ongoing peer support. Audio Announcements. Play with recording your voice and the voices of your friends, mixed with music, and creating an audio environment that promotes the branding of the station, our shows, and our sponsors...
Almost Daily News (Week 32) Mar 29-Apr 2, 2021

Almost Daily News (Week 32) Mar 29-Apr 2, 2021

Two Species at Risk on Cortes Island Photo credit: Napoleon the Western Toad by Vicki Watkins via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License) Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, FOCIThe Friends of Cortes Island Website(FOCI) Species at Risk(Cortes Currents) articles about Species at Risk(FOCI) Western Toad(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Western Toad(FOCI) Great Blue Heron(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning the Great Blue Heron(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Helen Hall Bike Rack for Hague Lake Photo credit: Stumpy by Johann Kuester via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0 License)  Links of Interest: (Cortes Currents) articles about Bicycles(Gov of BC) BC Parks(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Hague Lake(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, FOCIThe Friends of Cortes Island Website(Cortes Currents) articles mentioning Helen Hall BC’s Biggest immunization ever Links of interest (Cortes Currents) BC’s largest immunization ever(Cortes Tideline) COVID 19 Vaccine FAQs – from the Cortes Medical Clinic(Cortes Currents) COVID updatesIsland Health’s COVID-19 dashboard(BCCDC) BC COVID DataBritish Columbia COVID-19 data Cortes Commons is ready for the next stage Links of Interest: (ICET) Vision for community-led commercial space on Cortes Island gaining momentum(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, the Cortes Commons(Cortes Currents) articles about, or mentioning, CCEDACortes Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) websiteIsland Coastal Economic Trust (ICET) website(Cortes Currents) articles about CCEDA’s predecessor, the Cortes Island Business and Tourist Association (CIBATA) Bringing fast reliable internet to Cortes and Quadra Islands Links of Interest (Cortes Currents) Bringing fast reliable internet to Cortes and Quadra(Gov of BC) Major connectivity investments for coastal communities (Cortes Currents) articles about the Connected Coast project(Gov of BC) Connectivity in BC(Gov of BC) Emergency Preparedness, Response & RecoveryTia health website(IntechOpen) Electromagnetic Radiation from...
Cortes Island Vaccine clinic

Cortes Island Vaccine clinic

The whole community COVID-19 immunization for Cortes Island will be at Gorge Hall on March 25th, 26th and the 27th. Every adult (18+) is invited to participate. Booking an appointment Please call the Whole Community immunization booking phone line at 877-795-0755 between the hours of 7 AM and 7 PM, 7 days/week. You will be asked for your full name, date of birth, postal code, your personal health number and a phone number that you can receive text messages on, or an email address that you or your family check often, in case we need to send you important information. You may also ask a friend or relative to book this on your behalf. More Please note: This special Whole Community vaccination clinic is for first dose vaccine appointments for the Cortes Island community. At this point, it is not known which vaccine will be used. If you have general questions about COVID-19, please visit islandhealth.ca/covid19vaccine.  Public health nurses, nurses from Cortes Medical Clinic and a nurse from the Klahoose Health Centre will be administering the vaccine.  A website dedicated to the vaccination program (https://getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca) is currently under...
Changes at Cortes Radio

Changes at Cortes Radio

There are a lot of changes at Cortes Radio this fall. Screenshot form Cortes Radio’s first Virtual variety Night DJs Four of Cortes Radio’s better known DJs are back. Greg Osaba is bringing  Lunchtime Locomotion and can now be heard Thursdays from 11 AM to 1 PM. It has been a long time coming, but George SIrk is bringing Nature Boy back as of October 7th. Some of you may remember “Girl Crush” from 2010. Jen Mi is back and her show now airs Wednesdays at 1 PM. Those of you who have been listening to CKTZ, from the beginning may remember Dorst Boswell. There are two new DJs. Darwin Olmstead has a Punk New Wave show. Phil Bell has a Vancouver musicians show Tuesdays ay 3:30. with people he knows. There are also a couple of new shows in the works.  Talk Shows As some of you may be aware, Listening In, Folk U and Cortes Currents have been partnered for some time - which is why they can also be found under the Radio tab at Cortes Currents.ca. In addition, Odette Auger, De Clarke, Francesca Gesualdi, Manda Aufochs Gillespie, Roy L Hales, Max Thaysen and Tara Warkentin are, or have been, part of the Cortes Currents team that has been producing programs for Local Journalism Initiative since February 1, 2020. You can see their contributions on Cortes Radio.ca (under Currents), Cortes Currents.ca (click on their names above) and the National LJI website, Canada-Info.ca. Three recent additions to the CKTZ’s Cortes Currents line-up: On August 24th Cortes Radio started producing short Daily News clips (aired daily, but added as needed) As of Saturday, September 12th, Manda is producing a series of two hour...