The Homegrown Show

The Homegrown Show

Homegrown Show with Hurricane Rena - Sun: 1:00-3:00 PM 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...
Friday Lunchtime Locomotion

Friday Lunchtime Locomotion

Lunchtime Locomotion with Nat King Cono - Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM; Repeats Tues 1 - 3 PM 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. Last Show Until March by Nat King Cono | Friday Lunchtime Locomotion http://rest.s3for.me/lunchtimelocomotion/Jan+11+Lunchtime+Locomotion.mp3 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 Greg Osaba (AKA Nat King Cono) of Friday Lunchtime Locomotion 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...
Discovery Sound: Stories & Songs For Young People

Discovery Sound: Stories & Songs For Young People

Discovery Sound/Episode 2 : Discovery Sound is a monthly podcast that features engaging stories and songs for young people on Cortes Radio.This month’s stories are about how some quirky characters deal with some alarming situations with a little bit of self-confidence. Featuring: The Gruffalo, by Julia Donaldson, Macmillan Children’s Books Daisy-Head Mayzie, by Dr. Seuss, Random House Music: Purple People Eater / Sheb Wooley, Just Happy to Be Me ( Sesame Street version) / Fugees I Love Me / Meghan Trainor feat LunchMoney Lewis Audio Tracks / Kevin McLeod @ incompetech.com. Episode 2 by Rochelle Baker | Discovery Sound http://rest.s3for.me/discovery-sound/Discovery+Sound+-+2018-01+-+Gruffalo.mp3 Discovery Sound / Episode 1 / December 2017 Discovery Sound is a monthly podcast that features engaging stories and songs for young people on Cortes Radio. This month’s stories highlight the magic of Christmas wishes coming true, even to the unlikeliest of characters. Featuring: The Lump of Coal, by Lemony Snicket, Harper Collins Publishers The Mouse Before Christmas, by Michael Garland, Puffin Books Music: A Charlie Brown Christmas / Vince Guaraldi Audio Tracks / Kevin McLeod @ incompetech.com Episode 1 by Rochelle Baker | Discovery Sound http://rest.s3for.me/discovery-sound/Discovery+Sound+-+Xmas+2017+Cortes+Radio.mp3 Discovery Sound hopes young listeners – and their parents – will enjoy the magic and intimacy of listening to children’s stories over the airwaves. Discovery Sound Features Engaging Stories & Songs The program aims to captivate kids’ imaginations and help parents provide their children with a fun alternative to screen time, whether it’s at bedtime, in the car, or while travelling. The show will air classic and contemporary stories, songs, poetry and the odd radio play suitable for a young audience. But...
Things Go Better With Copper

Things Go Better With Copper

In this episode of Art on the Island, Maureen Bader interviews John Cooper in the Co-op Café amidst his current exhibit Things Go Better With Copper by Maureen Bader | Art On The Island http://rest.s3for.me/maureenbader/CKTZ+JohnCooper-CoopCafe+-+2018-12-12%2C+6.29+PM.mp3 John first appeared on Art on the Island on October 20th when he discussed his art background, starting in the 1950s in the US. John came to Canada in the 1970s and eventually moved to a town close to Nelson BC where he lived for about 40 years. John has lived on Cortes Island full time for about a year and a half. Teaching art is something that links together his vast background. You can hear the October 20th podcast here (link to other podcast). He discussed his time as an abstract expressionist, and says that genre didn’t speak to him so how could it speak to other people? In his search for a way to communicate with people, John moved back to recognizable subjects, starting with horses asses (inspired by a broom), which unfortunately are not part of the current exhibit. John talks about the thesis of his thesis, a Whisk broom (John’s Mona Lisa – listen to the podcast to find out why), and how and why it is a contradiction, but at the same time, like a horses tail. In the current exhibit at the Coop Café, he replaced the original brass Whisk broom with a copper copy, and explains how this brackets his career. John discusses a number of his series, starting with the Vintage Voyager, and explains why and what he is trying to say about what we are....
Radio In A Suitcase

Radio In A Suitcase

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  “Radio in a suitcase is a way that we looked at getting the hardware into the hands of people who wanted to create a community radio station in as small a package as possible, as portable as possible, least technically complex as possible and reliable. The entire radio station comes in two pelican cases … all operated off of twelve volts, so you can bascially plug...
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...