Germany Is Number One!

Germany Is Number One!

While of the vast majority Cortes Radio’s web and FM listeners are Canadian, there is a special niche where our largest audience is European. When it comes to high fidelity radio, Germany is number one! Data for CKTZ’s aac* listeners during November 2018 - courtesy VosCast Germany Is Number One “The data I sent is from the aac+ stream which is a high-fidelity stream but which is (I think) only linked to Shoutcast and a couple other sites so gets much less traffic.  Germans must be sticklers for high fidelity sound LOL!,” explains Sean, Cortes Radio’s technical expert. “If you’re wondering why the hi-fi stream isn’t on the website, it’s because it would require a second listen live button (confusing) and some people’s devices/software have trouble with the aac+ stream, so it makes much more sense to use the universal mp3 stream on the website.” The Majority Of Our Listeners As might be expected VosCast, who streams our broadcasts to the internet, reports that more than 80% of our overall web audience is Canadian. The data from our website is more specific. 77% of our visitors are British Columbian and a large percentage are from cities like Richmond (18%), Courtenay (9%) and Vancouver (8%). There is no available data for our FM radio audience, but we believe is it probably about the same size as our web audience.  So we probably have a total listening audience of 5,000 to 6,000. Top photo credit: “Prost!” by Adrián Pérez via Flickr (CC BY SA, 2.0...
Cortes Islands 2018 Christmas Market Season Kicks Off

Cortes Islands 2018 Christmas Market Season Kicks Off

Cortes Islands 2018 Christmas Market Season kicked off at Gorge Hall on Saturday December 1, 2018. There were between 80 and 100 people at any given moment, but it is hard to get an aggregate number because this is also a social event where people go visit and enjoy the food. [/et_pb_text] Cortes Islands 2018 Christmas Market Season Kicks Off by Roy L Hales | Cortes Radio News http://rest.s3for.me/specialproduction/Christmas+Market+season.mp3 After listening to my counts, Noah Davidson agreed that 200 is a good number. He and Isabel have been organizing the markets at Gorge Hall for the past three years. Noah added that the event would not happen, “without all the people coming us decorate, and all the people who donate different baked goods … It is such a quaint friendly community.” Irene Blueth has been coming for more than 30 years. Though the market has grown bigger, she says they have kept the spirit. “It is really the beginning of the whole Christmas ambient feeling for me, how beautifully they decorate the hall and really get us into the spirit of the season.” Loni Taylor, of Loni Rene Art, was one of the merchants with a booth outside the hall’s entrance. “It was lovely to be outside, even though it as cold. We had the fire and it was a really beautiful day. The kids were really happy out here. I got to bring my dog.” Cortes Island’s next Christmas Market will be at Mansons Hall on December 8, from 11 AM to 3 PM. However the season will flow into the Friday Markets on December 7, 14 and...
Christmas Market Season 2018 For Cortes Radio

Christmas Market Season 2018 For Cortes Radio

Cortes radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM: –  Christmas Market Season 2018 is about to begin. Here are venues where you can purchase solar lanterns, solar radios, flashlights, CKTZ hats, water bottles, our newest line of T-shirts and older T-shirt designs as well: . The Markets Mansons Christmas Market - Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 - 11 AM to 3 PM Whaletown Christmas Market, at Gorge Hall, Cortes Island - Saturday, December 1, 2018 Mansons Friday Markets on December 7th, 14th & 21st from 12:00 - 3:00 PM Price List Our new (higher quality) T-Shirt - $30 Older T-Shirt designs - $25 Solar radios - $55 Hanging Lanterns - $25 Solar Lanterns - $20 Water Bottles - $20 CKTZ hats - $15 Flash lights - $5 Cortes radio’s market sales and Lip Syncs raise over half of the money needed to keep the station...
Cortes Island 2018 Election

Cortes Island 2018 Election

Noba Anderson is re-elected Director of Strathcona regional District B (Cortes Island) by a margin of 72 votes. The final count was: (Incumbent since 2008) NOBA ANDERSON - 353 - (55.7%) (Director 1996 - 2005) GEORGE SIRK - 281 - (44.3%) SRD Election 2018 by Roy L Hales | CKTZ News http://rest.s3for.me/specialproduction/Election+results.mp3 We have yet to hear from George Sirk, but Director Anderson says: “Great gratitude to everyone who participated in this election process and all of you who voted. Thanks to George for your continued willingness to serve this community, I trust you will find a good way of doing that. And such gratitude to my core election team who have just provided unwavering and real positive support to me in the last weeks. It has been a real treat to work with you. I really look forward to continuing to have the honour of representing this island at the regional district board, but even more importantly to continue the good work on many island projects that I think are of real great importance to this community. So thank-you to everybody and here’s to another four years.” Residents of Area B were also asked two referendum questions, both of which passed: Question 1: Are you in favour of the Strathcona Regional District preparing a bylaw to establish a service for funding community halls on Cortes Island on the condition that the bylaw would require the approval of the electors before it is adopted?  YES - 443 NO - 191 Question 2: Are you in favour of the Strathcona Regional District preparing a bylaw to establish a first responder service for Cortes...
Cortes Radio Apologizes

Cortes Radio Apologizes

  Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, apologizes for broadcasting two hours of static during the All Candidates Meeting Thursday night. We know there were people who trusted in our promise to cover this event. How We Failed While our pre-event tests were successful, we failed to anticipate the effect a parking lot full of cars would have on the signal. Unfortunately, this also means we do not have a usable recording of the event. Upcoming Interviews On Lunchtime Locomotion The only radio coverage CKTZ has of the election is the interviews two of our programmers made with the candidates. Nat King Cono will be interviewing: George Sirk at 12 PM on Lunchtime Locomotion, Friday, October 12 Noba Anderson on Lunchtime Locomotion, Friday, October 19. Both of these programs are being recorded and will be put up on the website as podcasts. Interviews On The ECOreport We also have podcasts of the candidates half-hour-long interviews with the ECOreport Why Re-elect George George Sirk? (https://cortesradio.ca/george-sirk-for-regional-director/) Why Re-elect Noba Anderson? (https://cortesradio.ca/noba-anderson-for-regional-director/) You may also be interested in seeing: Director Noba Anderson’s website Former Director George Sirk’s most recent Campaign Update Once again, we apologize. CKTZ will not attempt a live broadcast again until we acquire much better equipment. Roy L Hales President, Cortes Radio Society...
Community Radio Fund Of Canada Proudly Supports Youth Voices!

Community Radio Fund Of Canada Proudly Supports Youth Voices!

FUNDING OFFERED TO CKTZ-FM: The Community Radio Fund of Canada proudly supports “Youth Voices! Storytelling and Songwriting Radio Camps, Intergenerational Salish language programming” Manson’s Landing and Ottawa September 4, 2018) – Mr. Roger Ouellette, President of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and Roy Hales, President of Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ-FM), a community radio station in Manson’s Landing, BC, are pleased to announce that $50,000 will go towards the implementation of their project “Youth Voices!“. These funds were made available by the CRFC under their Radiometres program, a funding program aimed to improve local programming and volunteer participation. This is the 4th time that the CRFC provides financial support to CKTZ under this program, bringing the total awarded to $159,778. With the funds received, the station will introduce Youth Voices! A Weekend Radio Camp, with themes of empowerment, storytelling, and a special focus on Indigenous youth outreach. This weekend camp is an opportunity to bring additional collaboration from Klahoose First Nation to provide well supported facilitation for all youth. …..”Cortes Radio is excited to offer youth storytelling and radio skills camps, with a set of innovative projects: Youth Storytelling Radio Camp outreaching Indigenous youth, youth new music making and recording, and Intergenerational Salish language programming,” says Roy L Hales, President, Cortes Radio. Since its inception in 2012, the Radiometres program enabled a total investment of more than $12 million in the campus and community radio sector. It is an impressive number of 360 funded projects that have been approved. “I’m happy to add the project Youth Voices! by CKTZ-FM to the growing list of funded initiatives. I have no...