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The NCRA intervenes in Cortes Radio’s favour

The NCRA intervenes in Cortes Radio’s favour

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.

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CKTZ Achieves A Good Google Rating

CKTZ Achieves A Good Google Rating

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.

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CKTZ Offers Multiple Opportunities For Onstage Performers

CKTZ Offers Multiple Opportunities For Onstage Performers

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.

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Who Listens To Cortes Radio?

Who Listens To Cortes Radio?

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?
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Over 100 hours Of Local Content Weekly

Over 100 hours Of Local Content Weekly


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.

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Back Eddy And The Procrastinators Album

Back Eddy And The Procrastinators Album

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.

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Cortes Radio Broadcasts All Local Programs Twice Weekly

Cortes Radio Broadcasts All Local Programs Twice Weekly

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. 

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CKTZ’s Reach Extends Beyond Cortes Island

CKTZ’s Reach Extends Beyond Cortes Island

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.

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2017 Market Sales & Lipsyncs

2017 Market Sales & Lipsyncs

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.

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