Spring 2019 on the Homegrown Show

Spring 2019 on the Homegrown Show

“Welcome to the Homegrown Show, and I am your host, Hurricane Rena. The Homegrown show is a radio show played on CKTZ Cortes Island Community radio, 89.5 fm. It’s on from 1-3 Sunday afternoons and features local musicians from Quadra, Cortes, and Vancouver Island. A lot of Canadian music is played, songs that celebrate our unique lifestyle in the islands of the BC Coast and Western Canada in general. You can hear music on my show that you don’t often hear anywhere else, as well as poetry. The Homegrown show began celebrating our unique lifestyle in song during March of 2011, around the time of the super moon, closest the moon will be to the Earth in 27000 years.” – from Hurricane Rena’s website June 2019 June 16, 2019 Program June 2, 2019, Program May 2019 May 26 , 2019, Program May 12, 2019 Program April 2019 April 28, 2019 Program April 14, 2019, program March 2019 March 31, 2019 Program March 24, 2019 Program March 10, 2019 program March 3, 2019 Program The Homegrown Show’s other Podcast Pages Homegrown Show - Winter 2018/19Homegrown Show - Fall 2018Homegrown Show - Summer...

Eclectic Selection

The Eclectic Collection reflects my love of music, in itís many forms. The rock and roll and blues and folk songs of my youth, jazz, classical and Celtic of later years, all make an appearance during the show. Not the top 40 hits, unless there is no option, but the live versions, the covers by other artists, the hidden gems deep in the albums that never got airplay Podcasts June 11, 2019 June 4, 2019 - Eclectic Selection May 28, 2019 - Eclectic Selection Jan 15, 2019 - Eclectic Selection My Passion The magic of the internet lets me indulge my passion in finding new tunes to love, new artists to share. Whether itís an old rocker with a new album, or an up and coming new artist, if I like it, Iíll share it on air. Itís not enough though to just play a bunch of songs I like. I try to weave songs together to tell a tale, to set a mood, spark feelings. In other words, I have fun putting together each show. It has been a long road from spinning 45s for my high-school radio club to CKTZ, with many years of internet pirate radio in between. While ëKeemoís Eclectic Classicsí had a similar format, it did not feature as much new material. Doing legit radio lets me pay back for my pirate ways by playing new acts, new stuff. Beyond my normal ambling search for new to me songs, Iíve added deliberate searches for Canadian acts, and in respect for the peopleís whose lands we occupy, First Nations acts as well. My criteria always...
Chris In The Evening

Chris In The Evening

Tune into CKTZ his Monday evening (June 10th) from 6pm to 9pm for the premiere of Chris in the Evening, a lively selection of mostly new music that takes a hard look at modern society. You can look forward to hearing feminist punk, hardcore and ska, conscious hip-hop, experimental, jazz, neo-soul and a bit of alt country. This weeks show will include tracks by Petra Glynt, Alice Bag, War on Women, Jorja Smith, Petrol Girls, IDLES, Noname, stella donnelly, Lula Wiles, The Specials (w/Saffiyah Khan), &more w/chuck d, Durand Jones & the Indications, Calina Lawrence, Drezus, Black Thought, Snotty Nose Rez Kids, Damon Locks, Mavis Staples, Amyl and the Sniffers, Bobby Sessions, Kate Tempest, Kishi Bashi, Weaves w/Tanya Tagaq, Buffy St. Marie, Meshell Ndegeocello and...
CLICK HERE for Podcasts From The Muse’s Garden, Spring 2019

CLICK HERE for Podcasts From The Muse’s Garden, Spring 2019

From The  Muse’s Garden with Dancing Wolf: Mondays 5 - 6 PM; Repeats Thu 12 - 1 PM Long have I had a Dream of combining Poetry and Music into a radio show and now sure seems like the time. Please tune in early Monday evenings on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5 FM from 5:00 - 6:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 1 hour of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. June 2019 Episode 72, June 10, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 71, June 3, From The Muse’s Garden May 2019 Episode # 70 May 27, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 69 May 20, From The Muse’s Garden Episode # 68 - From the Muse’s Garden Episode #67 - From The Muse’s Garden April 2019 Episode 66 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 65 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 64 - From The Muses Garden Episode 63 - From the Muse’s Garden March 2019 Episode 62 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 61 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 60 - From The Muse’s Garden Episode 59 - From The Muse’s Garden Click here to access more...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

This week Podcast On this week show Mestre Suassuna & Dirceu (Capoeira masters) play Samba de Roda for us. Here is a picture of how they do it in Bahia state Photo: “Samba de Roda” by Aristen Chagas, via Flickr (CC by SA 2.0 licence) Episode 110 - Vinho do Porto Susana Vijaya was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in sales as a commercial director, she founded and ran a flourishing vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant that evolved to feed the body, mind and soul as a spiritual center for holistic healing. In 2008 she moved to Brazil and in 2012 she found Cortes Island and started to spend her Summers there. She has a passion for music since she can remember. Her grandmother was always listening to Fado and she was always surrounded by musicians and Djs that opened her taste to a lot of different genres. Coming to Cortes island, she made her debut in the 2015 Lip Sync and has been one of the regular performers since then, participating as well at the newest CKTZ Cabaret. With these performances she realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it. Susana and Lyle at the CKTZ Lip Sync on Quadra Island, August 2017 Vinho do Porto Show So she decided to have her own radio show, where she can share all her Portuguese music background, being that from Portugal, from the ex Portuguese colonies or Brazil. Vinho do Porto show has as a common thread, all songs in Portuguese language, and the genres varies between Fado, Rock, Pop,...
Hall Tax Consultation Delightful

Hall Tax Consultation Delightful

On June 6, Chair Michele Babchuk and three members of the Strathcona Regional District staff caught a water taxi from Campbell River to Cortes Island. Around 80 local inhabitants were waiting for them in Mansons Hall. I doubt anyone could have guessed what was to follow. The resulting Cortes Island Hall Tax consultation was delightful. The Gorge Hall’s Christmas Market - Roy L Hales photo CKTZ Recording of June 6 Hall Tax Consultation at Mansons Hall Listening to the audio, hundreds of miles away at a family gathering, I was amazed to hear all the joking and applause. There was room for every question and comment. This seems to be exactly the kind of conversation the island needed! Kudos to Chair Michele Babchuk, Chief Administrative Officer David Leitch, Senior Manager Tom Yates, Parks & Planning Manager Aniko Nelson and Regional Director Noba Anderson for being candid. Kudos to everyone who stepped up to ask questions or make a comment: Maureen Bader, Wilson Baker, Rick Bockner, Rob Chapman, De Clarke, Andy Ellingsen, Sue Ellingsen, Peter Henbury,  Priya Huffman, Becky Knutson, Ron Kroeker, Wendy Legare, Yifan Li, Carol London, Cec Robinson, Christine Robinson, John Sprungman, Unknown (did not speak into the mic), Cali Waddell, and Ashley Zarbatany. For anything more than that, listen to the podcast...