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...
Cortes Grants-In-Aid Approved

Cortes Grants-In-Aid Approved

This is Roy Hales with a Cortes radio news update from the Strathcona Regional District Board meeting of June 12, 2019. The Board has reversed its decision regarding the Cortes Island Grants in Aid that were turned down on May 24. The Cortes Grants-in-Aid are approved. The Cortes Museum, FOCI. Southern Cortes Community Association, Whaletown Community Club and Cortes Island Women’s resource Centre will each receive grants that range between $600 and close to $2,400. One of the bizarre twists of this story arises from the fact the Strathcona Regional District has not processed the notice of Regional Director Anderson’s legal victory in the Supreme Court of British Columbia. While they are vaguely aware of this, they want their information to come official sources. So when I told Chair Babchuk the court ruled “There is no basis for the declarations sought by the petition,” she abruptly shushed me. She could not listen to this. There is an intense struggle going on within the Board right now. Three of the four members of the Electoral Area Services committee, or EASC, have been actively blocking all Cortes Island matters. Yesterday morning they voted not to refer a FOCI application for funding to hire a co-ordinator for the community bus coalition to the board. When the other Cortes grants were voted on yesterday, Directors Jim Abram and Brenda Leigh recused themselves for legal reasons - which clearly do not have anything to do with the legal petition. When I asked Director, Gerald Whalley what was going on, at the May 24th Board meeting, he said it was in camera and could not be...