Well it’s official. Cortes Radio’s Cabaret Fundraiser is well on it’s way to becoming an island institution, as are many of the standout performers in the show.
Manson’s Landing, on Cortes Island - Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, is one step closer to having its broadcasting license renewed. The station’s current mandate expires on August 31, 2018. As a result of our increasing the amount of local programming, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) found CKTZ to be in “apparent compliance” with our license. The public was given until March 28 to comment, subject to which the Commission intends to renew our license for a full seven year term. There was only one submission. The NCRA intervenes in Cortes Radio’s favour intervenes in CKTZ’s favour.
Manson’s Landing, Cortes Island - Regional websites disregard SEO because they serve a local, and often captive, market. While this is also true of Cortes Radio, we also want to be more visible across the world-wide web. Thus it is good news when CKTZ achieves a Good Google Rating.
Ever dream about being a pop star? Are you a better dancer than Michael Jackson? Would you like to sing like Chris Brown, Janis Joplin or the Bee Gees? Singers; dancers; lip sync artists; musicians; Now is your chance! This year CKTZ offers multiple opportunities for onstage performers.
There are close to 71,000 Francophones in British Columbia. Some of them live in the Campbell River area, where L’Association des Francophones de Campbell River has been in operation for 40 years. As a result, Cortes Radio will be one of the twenty Canadian stations celebrating the Rendez-vous de la Francophonie’s 20th anniversary in an all day Marathon on March 20, 2018.
According to the Google Analytics program installed on our website, close to half of CKTZ’s online visitors (46.79%) are between the ages of 45 and 64, But. interesting enough, this is one of the few sectors where the percentage of our listening audience is declining. So who listens to Cortes Radio?
Cortes Island, January 31, 2018 - Cortes Radio reached a significant milestone this month. The station was created to broadcast the concerns, activities and talents of the Northern Gulf Islands to the general public. Our broadcast area stretches from Campbell River and the Discover Islands down to Courtenay, on Vancouver Island, and Lund on the Mainland. According to our license, most of our content is supposed to be produced locally (whether it is a DJ broadcasting his musical choices, local music or a local talk show). Up until now, the station has not been able broadcast the required quota. As of January 2018, CKTZ broadcasts over 100 hours of local content weekly.
Back Eddy and the Procrastinators have a brand new album out for your listening pleasure! Captured live off the floor in the Gorge Hall, recorded and mixed by our dear Hannu Huuskonen and the lovely Jim Thievan from Quadra Island and mastered by the legendary Roger Rivas of the Aggrolites.
Though Cortes Radio’s constitution states CKTZ is a platform for the Northern Gulf Islands, the vast majority of our local programming still originates on Cortes Island. We are one of the smallest radio stations in Canada - and expected to comply with regulations designed for community radio stations serving listeners in large cities! To meet our quota for local content, Cortes Community radio needs to effectively double its locally produced programming. Starting in January 2018, Cortes Radio broadcasts all local programs twice weekly.
Thirteen years ago a tiny group of enthusiastic Cortes Islanders launched their own pirate radio station, sticking the antenna up a tree. Cortes Community Radio was still the expression of a remote island community, when the station received its license in 2011. Now CKTZ’s reach extends beyond Cortes Island.
The end of Cortes Community Radio’s fall sales season is approaching. How important is this? And What changes have transpired recently? A Q & A with station manager Howie Roman about 2017 Market Sales & Lipsyncs.