Volunteer with cortes radio

DJ Have an idea for a radio show? We’ll provide training, access to music and equipment, a timeslot, and help you develop the show that’s right for you. Community Announcer Multiple openings for volunteers to read community announcements over the air. We’ll train you on how to find the information, read into a microphone, play with the equipment, and keep people safe with instructions and information during emergency type situations. Time Commitment: 1 hour per week to 1 hour per month. 30 Second Audio Ad Producer We don’t really have advertising on CKTZ, but we do have 30 second masterpieces, incorporating the sounds and voices of the island, that promote DJs, events, local businesses and community organizations. Producing audio ads is fun and easy and let’s you explore your creativity in a structured manner. Full training provided. Time Commitment is up to you. Market Tabling We are recruiting volunteers who want to spend their Friday’s at Mansons Market, helping the radio station sell t-shirts, hats, stickers and other swag. It’s a great way to spend a few hours, meet a lot of people, and raise money for the station. Friday’s June to September Cortes Island News / Cortes Currents / Folk U. Join one of our excellent public affairs programs. We need researchers, administrative support, studio operators, field reporters, interviewers, and audio post production support. Full training provided. Must be comfortable with computers, open to feedback, and working to deadline. Studio Operator. Want to be on radio but not on the microphone? Support one or more DJs by operating the board in the studio, managing phone in guests, playing...
Welcome to the Board of Directors 2021-22

Welcome to the Board of Directors 2021-22

Bryan McKinnon - Board Chairbryan [at] cortesradio [dot] 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 [at] cortesradio [dot] ca Contact me if you have questions about how we can improve the station for everyone. Jason Andrews - Financeadmin [at] cortesradio [dot] ca Contact me if you have questions about fundraising or financial administration at the station. Manda Aufochs Gillespie - Outreachoutreach [at] cortesradio [dot] ca Contact me if you are interested in expanding CKTZ’s reach across Cortes Island and beyond. Howie Roman - Events & Merchandiseevents [at] cortesradio [dot] 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 [at] cortesradio [dot] 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...
Cortes Radio’s First ZOOM AGM

Cortes Radio’s First ZOOM AGM

Cortes Community Radio Society had its first ZOOM AGM on Sunday, July 12, 2020. There were 14 attendees. Cortes Radio has been on the air, 24 hours a day (aside from technical challenges), for the past 16 years.  24 Volunteer Produced Programs We currently have 24 volunteer produced programs, without which there would be no reason for Cortes Radio to exist.  Allegro, Anything GoesCake MixDarwinEclectic SelectionEnd of the Road ShowFolk UFree Range RadioFriday Lunchtime LocomotionFrom the Muses GardenGia GroovesGirl CrushJim, Nadya & Friends Misty Morning HopMixtapesPachamama PranayamaPhil BellPhil’s Pick n MixRagamuffin ParadeScotty Dog’s Rock n RollStone SoupTake me to the CasbahThe Shim Sham ShowVinho do Porto Thank-you very much. Other Achievements Cortes Radio has also been receiving a grant to produce documentaries every year since 2014 and have currently broadcasting a new story for our radio news magazine (Cortes Currents) every week since February 1, 2020. For the past four years, Cortes Radio has managed to pay Sean for 10 hours a week throughout the year. We were able to do the same thing for Howie for the last 3 years.Cortes Radio has successfully broadcast the amount of locally produced programming required under our license, since January 2018.  Coming Soon: A New Generation Barry Glickman & Leonard Woywika both served 4 years and retired from the Board as of  our July 12, 2020, AGM.  Our constitution limits service on the board to 5 years, which means this next year will be our President’s last term, and we hope to find his replacement before the next AGM. Someone once described the inner workings of Cortes Radio as the Sean, Howie & Roy show. Roy...
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...