Cortes Radio Had 24,600 Search Impressions During January

Cortes Radio Had 24,600 Search Impressions During January

According to Google Search Console, Cortes Radio.ca had 24,600 search impressions on the web during January, 2020. CKTZ was on the first page results of 60 Goggle searches. The top performing pages were Cortes Cortes Radio.ca (409 clicks)  and a Cortes Current’s episode called “Paul Stamet’s Anti-dote  For Colony Collapse Disorder” (43 clicks). Our website’s Goggle Analytics program states that 10,704 people visited Cortes Radio.ca during the past twelve months. 2,603 of these were “returning visitors.”  There were 1,096 “active users” on our website during January, 2020. This number resembles that of the 1,036 members of the Cortes Community Radio Facebook Page. No numbers are available for our FM Radio listening audience, which largely appeals to a different demographic. Cortes Radio’s broadcast area stretches down to Powell River and Comox. There may be more listeners in Campbell River and Quadra than on Cortes Island.  In addition, Cortes Radio also has a high definition VosCast channel, not available through our website or on FM radio, which attracts some European listeners. Google Analytics states that during the last 12 months, the top three origin sites for our web visitors were: Campbell River (which probably includes Cortes & Quadra Islands), Vancouver and Courtenay. Approximately 5,000 people are believed to listen to CKTZ, over their radio or through the...
2020 Winter Lip Sync

2020 Winter Lip Sync

With the holidays coming up I thought I should let folks know that this winter’s show will be on Feb. 1st with the rehearsal the afternoon before.Why not use some of your holiday time with friends and family working on...
CKTZ Replaced The Old Antenna

CKTZ Replaced The Old Antenna

All photos taken during the original inspection of our tower. Cortes Radio replaced the old antenna on top of its’ broadcasting tower on October 9, 2019. We had no choice in the matter. Our old antenna was no longer functioning and we could no longer broadcast over 89.5 FM. However compliments about the sudden clarity of our signal been flowing in ever since the new antenna was installed.  We have new listeners in Comox, who were not previously able to receive our signal. Our techie, Sean, reports that the signal is 50% to 60% stronger in Mansons Landing.  I live in Squirrel Cove, where most residents have not been able to receive Cortes Raadio. Sean told me that my house might be an exception because we are also on a hill and the signal is bouncing back from West Redonda Island. I was visiting family in the Lower Fraser Valley when the new antenna was installed. Returning last night, we were delighted to find CKTZ broadcasting with far greater clarity than before. (It is not even affected when I turn my computer on!)  Nick Gagnon spent almost six hours at the top of our tower on Thunder Road to install the new antenna. John Murvin assisted him, packing heavy boxes up and down the hill. The repair was made possible through a combination of Gaming Grant Funds and contributions from local listeners. (Thanks again to the Above The Tide Motel, in Campbell River, for its generous donation of...
Deep Roots Won Honourable Mention: NCRA Community Radio Award

Deep Roots Won Honourable Mention: NCRA Community Radio Award

A big big thank you to our listeners, sponsors, donors and funders! THE NCRA Community Radio Awards : bringing together over a hundred campus and community radio stations from across the country! Submissions took place in early 2019, with the works being drawn from programming in January 1, 2018, to December 31st 2018. We submitted Deep Roots stories singularly and as the series. The series won honourable mention! Since 1993, the NCRA/ANREC Awards have honoured the amazing programming, people, and activities of our sector and continue to reflect the range and diversity of campus and community radio across Canada. Deep Roots Deep Roots initiative wouldn’t be possible without Jacqueline Mathieu and her coordination work with Klahoose community members. Thank you to Chief Peacey and Council for naming her to this role.. which started as a volunteer position and has grown to be the foundation for great stories. Thank you to our Klahoose voices… who truly guided season 2 stories… And the happy work to bring 3 sister nations together to work collaboratively. Koosen Pielle, Drew Blaney~ drumming and singing you will hear joining Klahoose voices. FOCI, CKTZ, CIMAS representatives supported the process. Chaired by David Rousseau, who does so many good things. Check out Cortes Radio ​website​ for full list of writers, producers, stories and spinoffs. See the bottom of this article for a full list of our donors, sponsors and funders~ E’mote, Thank you! Submissions From Season Two “Listen to What Has Been Shared”… who is listening? Last June, we submitted a few of our Deep Roots stories to Indigenous Services Canada, “Listen to What has been Shared...
CZTZ FM Is Off The Air; Still Broadcasting Over Internet

CZTZ FM Is Off The Air; Still Broadcasting Over Internet

Cortes Radio suffered a major technical failure at our transmission tower. The antenna failed. While this does not effect our broadcasting over the internet, CKTZ’s FM is off the air at 89.5 FM. We hope to resolve the problem soon. Our worst case scenario is that you may not be able to hear Cortes Radio over a conventional radio set for several weeks. In the meantime we invite you to listen online at cortesradio.ca, where you can still enjoy all your favourite CKTZ shows. And come on out and show your support for Cortes Radio at the summer Lip...
CKTZ’s 2019 AGM

CKTZ’s 2019 AGM

Cortes Radio’s 2019 AGM was held at Mansons Hall on June 2, 2019.  Presentations: Rick Bockner was the MC and there were presentations by:  Roy L Hales (President’s message)Howie Roman (Station Manager’s report)Julia Rendall (Financial Report)Sean (for Barry Glickman, who could not be present to report on the status of emergency communications)Morgan Tams (speaking on behalf of the Projects Committee & Island Waves)  Sean & Catriona performed during the intermission Highlights of The Previous Year: For the past two years, we have managed to pay our station manager and techie the equivalent of about one day a week. They contribute much more than that, but that is what we can pay them. For the past 18 months we have met our licensing requirement of broadcasting 100 hours of locally produced programming every week.99.5% of that is produced by volunteers, who pour their talents into a variety of music programs, documentaries and dramatic presentations.  Deep Roots Island Waves, which is primarily funded by Radiometres but also has other sponsors and donors produced 20 episodes, 250 minutes (4 hours, 10 minutes) of professional calibre edited radio spoken word programming. CKTZ has consistently shown that, providing the internet stays up, the station can continue broadcasting for 10 to 14 hours after the grid goes down. CKTZ’s market sales were not that good last term (Most Cortes Islanders already have enough solar lanterns and t-shirts). We need to try out new enterprises in the year to come. Election of the new Board There were eight candidates, which prompted an election overseen by Andy Ellingsen & Howie Roman. The elected Board members were:  Philip AllenJames FosterBarry Glickman...