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...
Pranayama Pachamama

Pranayama Pachamama

Pranayama Pachamama with DJ Liquid Crystal, Sundays Sun: 11:30 AM -1 PM; Repeats: Wed: 10 -11:30 AM  It’s not about achieving perfection or even being more spiritual. It’s about a journey to self discovery. To Rise to the call with commitment, clarity and conscious choice. Pranayama Pachamama was formed with the desire to share my teachings in a relaxed manner to reach as many hearts for the journeys yet to come. March 2019 March 10 - Pranayama Pachamama March 3, 2019 - Pranayama Pachamama February 2019 Feb 24, 2019 Program - Pranayama Pachamama Feb 10, 2019, Program - Pranayama Pachamama Feb 3 , 2019 program - Pranayama Pachamama January 2019 Jan 13, 2019 - Pranayama Pachamama December 2018 Dec 31, 2019 Program - Pranayama Pachamama Dec 23 , 2019, Program - Pranayama Pachamama The balance of body, mind, and soul are always at play. As a long time Yogini, I have explored the safe haven of a spiritual practice. A place of integration, to settle into the simplicity and the complexity of living in this body and in this world. I am committed to know myself, my heart, the layers of conditioning, and the battle with the beast of the mind. The show is about resting in the silence and stillness to receive just a glimpse of wholeness. Through practices, philosophy, and music steeped in primordial wisdom we work with the constant dance of the sane and insane. Peace and Chaos. Co-Creating our reality with the energy we contain within us. Tanya’s training is about the emotional, mental, and psychological characteristics manifested within the body harnessing the essence of...
Folk Club with Andy Vine

Folk Club with Andy Vine

Podcast illustration: Runa whose song “The House Carpenter,” from the album “Stretched On Your Grave“, opens this program.  Folk Club with Andy Vine - Tues. 10 - 11 AM;  Repeats: Fri. 6 - 7 PM 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. December 2018 Dec 8, 2018 - Folk Club Dec 2, 2018 - Folk Club 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...
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....