Radio In A Box

Radio In A Box

Originally published on the ECOreport   On August 29, 2017, Cortes Community Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM signed a memorandum of understanding with the Strathcona Regional District, on Northern Vancouver Island, British Columbia, stating we are to give them temporary usage of the station during emergencies. This has been part of Cortes Radio’s vision from the beginning but up until a week ago seemed more of a goal than a reality. Everything changed on Thursday, December 6, 2018. This morning we ask Derrick Harvey about radio in a suitcase. Radio In A Suitcase In the podcast above, Derek Harvey explains: How a radio station that fits into a suitcase is servicing +1,500 communities in Africa, the Pacific and Middle East. How far can a tiny transmitter like this broadcast? Is it true that one station’s audience is 130 to 140 kilometres away? What determines the range? What does this technology means to a community radio station like CKTZ? Where is this technology deployed in British Columbia? Why Derek thinks of television as pablum for the mind, but says  radio is good for the imagination.  His years working with community television, radio and   UNESCO. How a virtually unknown Canadian company that is doing big things  ← Vinho do...
Vinho do Porto

Vinho do Porto

Susana 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. Susana 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 started to perform at the CKTZ LipSyncs and realized how much she loves to share her culture and how much Cortesians love to receive it. 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, Blues, Dance, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, Bossa Nova, MPB, Forro, Choro, Frevo, Batucada, Maracatu, Morna, Semba, Marrabenta, etc. Recent Podcasts Episode 84 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto84.mp3 Episode 83 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto83.mp3 Episode 82 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto82.mp3 Episode 81 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto81.mp3 Episode 80 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/VinhodoPorto80.mp3 Episode 79 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto79.mp3 Episode 78 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto78.mp3 Episode 77 by Susana Vijaya | Vinho do Porto http://rest.s3for.me/vinhodo-porto/VinhodoPorto77.mp3 Episode 76 by Susana Vijaya |...
From The Muse’s Garden

From The Muse’s Garden

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 - 7:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 2 hours of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. Recent Podcasts Dec 10 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+48++1.mp3 Dec 3 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+47.mp3 Spirit of Gilean Douglas by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+46.mp3 Nov 19 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+45.mp3 Nov 12 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+44.mp3 Nov 5 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+43.mp3 Oct 29 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+42.mp3 Oct 22 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+41.mp3 Oct 15 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+40.mp3 Oct 1 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+38.mp3 Sept 24 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+37.mp3 Sept 17 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+36.mp3 Sept 10 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muses Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+35.mp3 Sept 3 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+34.mp3 Aug 27 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Harden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+33.mp3 Aug 20 Program by Dancing Wolf | From the Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+32.mp3 August 13 Program by Dancing Wolf | From The Muse's Garden http://rest.s3for.me/muses-garden/FTMG+31.mp3 Aug 6 Program by Dancing Wolf...
The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown show has been playing on Cortes Radio since 2012. It features local and Canadian music, especially artists from the west coast. The genres are open, but it tends to feature folk music, country, rock and blues, particularly with a west coast theme, or subjects that celebrate our lives on the BC coast. However, I like to play a few songs from Atlantic Canada as well in each show. I try to include a humorous or novelty song each show as well. These can be from anywhere. Spoken word also gets played on the show, and I would welcome more recorded poetry to include, as well as short stories, taking a bit of a literary direction as well as the music. The well respected works of Stewart MacLean and Wade Davis are two examples of Canadian literary work that I would like to include more of, as well as local radio plays. It would be awesome to revive the lost art of the radio play on the Homegrown show and showcase local creativity. The Homegrown Show Some of the music played on the Homegrown show is available online through CD baby, a platform for independent artists to distribute their works. A lot of the music is aquired at live shows hosted by our sponsoring establishment, Kameleon Food and drink. A lot of it is not available online, and is the one time only collected works of local artists who may have published one album and not found their way into distribution. Hurricane Rena here on the Homegrown Show makes sure their music will be part of our local...
Friday Lunchtime Locomotion

Friday Lunchtime Locomotion

On Friday Lunchtime Locomotion, Nat King Cono brings you lively and thoughtful music from around the world to get your weekend started. Somewhat nostalgic and always toe tapping, he endeavours to get you moving. This can include live interviews with locals and visitors who are making a difference. From artists and authors to musicians and politicians, spontaneous discussions are always in the moment and never edited or prerecorded. Nat stays true to the spirit and essence of “live” radio unscripted. Dec 7 Program by Nat King Cono | Friday Lunchtime Locomotion http://rest.s3for.me/lunchtimelocomotion/Dec+7+Lunchtime+locomotion.mp3 Oct 19 Program by Nat King Cono (w Noba Anderson 1:00 - 1:33) | Friday Lunchtime Locomotion http://rest.s3for.me/lunchtimelocomotion/Oct+19+Program.mp3 Oct 12 Program by Nat King Cono (w George Sirk 58:20 - 1:31:02) | Friday Lunchtime Locomotion http://rest.s3for.me/lunchtimelocomotion/George+Sirk+interview.mp3 Fundamental to his love of radio is music. “As a musician and keen listener I’m always curious as to who’s doing what and finding a niche to fit into. Often that can mean playing less and listening more.” Collaboration is one of Nat’s greatest delights. Nat (Greg’s) involvement with CKTZ goes back nearly 15 years and remains a regular routine. The Friday Lunchtime Locomotion is one of the longest regularly running programs dating back to near Cortes Radio’s beginning. He also served on the station’s Board of Directors for a couple of years in the 90’s acting as Chair. “The opportunities and experiences with Cortes Radio have afforded me so much satisfaction and learning. Just recently, with Season 2 of Deep Roots/Island Waves, a diverse team came together for the first time to create something new and perhaps inspiring, and for me offered...
Maggie Armitage & Jan Boas

Maggie Armitage & Jan Boas

In this episode of Art on the Island, Maureen Bader interviews two Cortes Island artists. Maggie Armitage and Jan Boas. Maggie Armitage & Jan Boas by Maureen Bader | Art on the island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/CKTZ+-+Maggie-Jan+-+2018-11-27%2C+4.47+PM.mp3 Maggie Armitage started the show surprising Maureen by saying her current activity is singing. Maggie however makes willow baskets from willow that she grows herself here on Cortes Island. Maggie describes her favourite variety of willow, how she harvests it and weaves the baskets.  Maggie started weaving willow baskets after she moved to Cortes after taking two workshops at Linnaea Farm. Her style is marked by a type of precision, which no doubt comes from her unique style she has to follow no matter what. She loved willow weaving right away and has kept it up, notwithstanding her current music projects. Maggie will perform at Hollyhock on December 15, 2018. Right now, you can see Maggie’s basket at the museum and at the Cortes Craft Shop during the summer. Once she has more production she hopes to participate in local craft markets. Maggie advises other artists to follow their own advice and be flexible. In the second segment of the show, Maureen spoke to Jan Boas. Jan and her husband have a very long tradition on the island. Jan started working with fabric as a child, and now considers herself a fibre artist, specializing in quilting over the past 15 years. Jan talks about her style and how it changes and her current interest. Jan is a member of the Quadra quilt guild and they make about 50 quilts per year for the Vancouver Children’s...