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2020 Winter Lip Sync

2020 Winter Lip Sync

Nancy Silver, Ian Watson and Wilford Welch in “Mumbo Italiano.” - courtesy Carole Angermeir

With the holidays coming up I thought I should let folks know that this winter’s show will be on Feb. 1st with the rehearsal the afternoon before.
Why not use some of your holiday time with friends and family working on acts.

CKTZ Replaced The Old Antenna

CKTZ Replaced The Old Antenna

CKTZ replaced the old antenna
All photos taken during the original inspection of our tower.

Cortes Radio replaced the old antenna on top of its’ broadcasting tower on October 9, 2019. We had no choice in the matter. Our old antenna was no longer functioning and we could no longer broadcast over 89.5 FM. However compliments about the sudden clarity of our signal been flowing in ever since the new antenna was installed. 

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Deep Roots Won Honourable Mention: NCRA Community Radio Award

Deep Roots Won Honourable Mention: NCRA Community Radio Award

A big big thank you to our listeners, sponsors, donors and funders!
THE NCRA Community Radio Awards : bringing together over a hundred campus and community radio stations from across the country! Submissions took place in early 2019, with the works being drawn from programming in January 1, 2018, to December 31st 2018. We submitted Deep Roots stories singularly and as the series. The series won honourable mention!

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Cortes Grants-In-Aid Approved

Cortes Grants-In-Aid Approved

This is Roy Hales with a Cortes radio news update from the Strathcona Regional District Board meeting of June 12, 2019. The Board has reversed its decision regarding the Cortes Island Grants in Aid that were turned down on May 24. The Cortes Grants-in-Aid are approved.

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SRD Will Respond To 32 Cortes Emails

SRD Will Respond To 32 Cortes Emails

Regional Director Claire Moglove of Campbell River made the motion: “This is a very unique situation, I think. I was on this board for six years prior to 2014, and this is the first time I have seen a situation like this. Cortes Island is a small community and, when you read the correspondence, it is tearing this community apart.”

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Chair Babchuk Gives An Update

Chair Babchuk Gives An Update

On Monday, February 4, 2019, Strathcona Regional District Chair Babchuk gives an update on the situation after fourteen Cortes resident filed a legal petition, in the Supreme Court of British Columbia, to remove Cortes Island’s Regional Director, Noba Anderson, and what effect that has on the governance of Cortes Island.

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Cortes Radio Explains Situation

Cortes Radio Explains Situation

Cortes Radio may be going through a period of contention for the the next year or so, and none of it is of our making. By now you are probably all aware of the allegations that fourteen Cortes residents filed in the Supreme Court of British Columbia with the intention of removing Regional Director Noba Anderson from office. Cortes Radio is one of eight organizations they accuse of bribing Director Anderson through a GoFundMe campaign set up on March 13, 2018 and allegedly received kickbacks through the Strathcona Regional District’s Grant in Aid Program. Our innocence is beyond dispute.

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