Folk Club with Andy Vine

Folk Club with Andy Vine

The Folk Club is a one hour show hosted by Andy Vine and focused on folk music of all kinds but perhaps with a bit of a bias towards acoustic and Celtic music. Andy himself was raised in the UK and started his folk singing there during the 1960’s folk revival. Still an active musician, Andy has acquired a large library of folk music, from which he draws for his radio show. He is also constantly on the lookout for new folk music and is consistently delighted by how much great traditional music is being made by young people. Dec 7 Program by Andy Vine | Folk Club http://rest.s3for.me/folkclub/Dec+7+Andy+Vine.mp3 Nov 20 Program by Andy Vine | The Folk Club http://rest.s3for.me/folkclub/Folk+Club+007+Mixdown+1.mp3 Andy also likes to include music by local BC artists, many of whom he has a personal connection with having lived and played music in Vancouver for many years. Requests and music suggestions are always welcome. Illustrations: Podcast illustration: Runa whose song “The House Carpenter,” from the album “Stretched On Your Grave“, opens this...
Greg Osoba On Music & Radio

Greg Osoba On Music & Radio

Originally Published on the ECOreport He helped shape Cortes Radio almost since the beginning. as one of the station’s early Presidents, as a senior producer of our Deep Roots Initiative and most Fridays he hosts the Lunchtime Locomotion. In addition to this, he is a member of Cortes Island’s original rock quartet and more recently Back Eddy and the Procrastinators. In this morning’s interview, I asked Greg Osoba to tell us his story. In the podcast, Greg Osoba talks about … The radio station at Seneca College, in Ontario His eight years as a broadcast journalist in Toronto, Edmonton & Vancouver: in the newsroom and as host of “Bookshelf” Interviewing Guy Dauncey; Premier Peter Lougheed; Joe Clark; Wayne Gretsky … Asking tough questions of politicians vs interviewing a grieving family Ska, the precursor of Reggae How prerecording takes the soul out of music Gordy & Zoe Ryan from Babatunde Olatunji’s Drums of Passion; Island Rythm; Six Foot Johnson; Back Eddy and the Procrastinators When Gregor Robertson lived on Cortes Island, his first campaign (as an NDP MLA) The art of creating space, in music and life Falling in love with Cortes Island Linnaea Farm, Hollyhock, Rex Weyler as a mentor in writing, Getting involved with Cortes Radio, The Friday Lunchtime Locomotion with Nat king Cono “There is something to that adage 10 years of 10,000 hours, because something starts to happen after that point. Once you put in your time, what starts to happen I’ve found - and other musicians I know who are experienced concur with this - is that you become competent  …. suddenly you are afforded...
End of the Road Show

End of the Road Show

Hello listeners, my is Gregg aka Hiway Hippy. I came to Cortes Radio with my End of the Road Show the first week of June 2018. Funny thing is the station was the first building I entered upon my arrival to the island back in May. Drawn in by the hometown ambiance and the endless volumes of music I was instantly caught hook, line and sinker.   I didn’t know exactly how I would find a space to fill but I knew in my heart that I could add my own twist into ‘Puttin the Freak into Frequency’. Fortunately I was able to meet Howie while moving a local fellow and we set the wheels in motion for a chance at becoming a D.J. 3 day’s later we had an impromptu training session and as they say, the rest is history and I’ve been spinning the tunes Friday afternoons starting at 3pm through till 7pm.   I have a wide variety of music tastes but the one thing I try to do is play Hard Rock and Alternative in 1 hour long sets. This program has been a work in progress with many hurdles to cross being mostly transient. Most of the summer was spent sailing, stopping by the station to pre-record the show for later airing. I now have a laptop dedicated to music and the production of radio and karaoke shows. This coupled with various networks for music available to me as well as the new contacts I am making in the local music community, has given me the freedom to remain semi-transient while offering 4 hours of unique...
The ECOreport

The ECOreport

The ECOreport started out as an environmental news website which asks What Works? What Doesn’t? And what can we do about it? It is also Roy L Hales’ platform to examine some of the most important issues of our time. His articles were regularly reposted by larger websites like Clean Technica, PVSolar Report and East County Magazine. Living on Cortes Island, it was almost inevitable a radio version of the ECOreport was launched on CKTZ in the summer of 2014. Roy was asked to join CKTZ’s Board of Directors in May 2016 and became the President of Cortes Radio’s Board in June 2017. RECENT BROADCASTS ON CKTZ: You can access posts of all the ECOreport broadcasts and articles pertaining to Cortes island here and all of Roy L Hales feed here. I have writing for as long as I can remember. My first “breakthrough” was in 1982, when I started writing for community newspapers and small magazines.The stories are short and tend to be a snapshot in time rather than comprehensive treatment of a subject. Along the way, I was the editor of the Vine Press, a quarterly publication of the Vineyard movement (1992-93). By the time I stopped writing them to work on larger projects, in 2006, I had about 500 articles in print. I’d also been in charge of publicity for Vancouver’s Third Cross Cultural Conference in 1987 and later handled PR for a Christian artists and writers group called “Artistic License.” This led to my becoming curator of the Vineyard gallery (1993-96) and arranged for exhibitions at venues like the Lookout Gallery at Regent College, UBC; Langley Centennial Museum and Exhibition Centre and what is...

Our DJs

Cortes Community radio’s mandate is to provide a platform where the “the concerns, interests, and activities of the Northern Gulf Islands” can be expressed. This means providing “local, minority and Canadian actors and musicians” with a voice. According to station Manager Howie Roman, our DJs are CKTZ! “Without our DJ’s we really would just be playing the playlist.” Our DJs There are currently 24 DJs, producing the following shows.Profiles & Podcasts will appear as dropboxes, under “Our DJs” in the top Navigation Bar, as they are ready. (Click here to view in the schedule Anything Goes - Sat: 10:30 AM-1 PM; Thu: 8-10:30 PM From New York soul to rock’n’roll, from Whaletown to Mowtown, Howie & Paul the K take you on a musical tour of some of the greatest music ever made. Clio FM - Wed: 5:00-7:00 PM; Fri 7-9 PM Radio Clash with D J Johnnie - Fri: 9:30 - Midnight; Wed: 11 PM - 1 AM Take me to the Casbah with Mr Driven’, Sun:10:00-12:00 PM, Thu: 10:30 PM - 12:30 AM Cortes Radio first aired Take me to the Casbah with Mr Driven’ in Feb 2012. He plays music and occasional opinions. Genres: psychedelic, acoustic/bluegrass/roots, reggae, funk/soul, electronic (bass), experimental, pop remixes, new age, mixtape, Canadians, (Classic) rock, world, hip hop, blues Folk Club with Andy Vine - Wed 10-11 AM; Fri 6-7 PM Proile: “Andy Vine’s best known song is probably Woman of Labrador, which was released in 2005. His musical roots go back to the UK’s 1960s folk revival. CKTZ listeners know him as the host of the Folk Club, every Wednesday at 10:00 AM....