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...
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...