There were fifteen of us. The fact we were directly behind our Regional Director Noba Anderson added another dimension to someone’s suggestion we would watch her back, but this Strathcona Regional District Board Meeting seemed less tense than the one a month ago. The highlight for Cortes listeners was a decision that the SRD will respond to 32 emails from Cortes Island.
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.
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. (more…)
CKTZ’s 2018 winter Lip Sync is set for February 23. This is your chance to break out of the winter doldrums, have some serious fun and support Cortes Radio. Rehearsal will be on Feb. 22, from 4pm to 6pm. As always both will be at the Mansons Hall. Please let us know if you are preparing an act at either 250 935-6405 or firstname.lastname@example.org. – Thanks.
While of the vast majority Cortes Radio’s web and FM listeners are Canadian, there is a special niche where our largest audience is European. When it comes to high fidelity radio, Germany is number one!
Cortes radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM: – Christmas Market Season 2018 is about to begin. Here are venues where you can purchase solar lanterns, solar radios, flashlights, CKTZ hats, water bottles, our newest line of T-shirts and older T-shirt designs as well: .
Mansons Christmas Market - Saturday, Dec 8, 2018 - 11 AM to 3 PM
Whaletown Christmas Market, at Gorge Hall, Cortes Island - Saturday, December 1, 2018
Mansons Friday Markets on December 7th, 14th & 21st from 12:00 - 3:00 PM
Our new (higher quality) T-Shirt - $30
Older T-Shirt designs - $25
Solar radios - $55
Hanging Lanterns - $25
Solar Lanterns - $20
Water Bottles - $20
CKTZ hats - $15
Flash lights - $5
Cortes radio’s market sales and Lip Syncs raise over half of the money needed to keep the station operating.
Noba Anderson is re-elected Director of Strathcona regional District B (Cortes Island) by a margin of 72 votes. The final count was:
- (Incumbent since 2008) NOBA ANDERSON - 353 - (55.7%)
- (Director 1996 - 2005) GEORGE SIRK - 281 - (44.3%)
Cortes Radio, CKTZ 89.5 FM, apologizes for broadcasting two hours of static during the All Candidates Meeting Thursday night. We know there were people who trusted in our promise to cover this event.
FUNDING OFFERED TO CKTZ-FM: The Community Radio Fund of Canada proudly supports “Youth Voices! Storytelling and Songwriting Radio Camps, Intergenerational Salish language programming”
Manson’s Landing and Ottawa September 4, 2018) – Mr. Roger Ouellette, President of the Community Radio Fund of Canada (CRFC) and Roy Hales, President of Cortes Community Radio (CKTZ-FM), a community radio station in Manson’s Landing, BC, are pleased to announce that $50,000 will go towards the implementation of their project “Youth Voices!“. These funds were made available by the CRFC under their Radiometres program, a funding program aimed to improve local programming and volunteer participation. This is the 4th time that the CRFC provides financial support to CKTZ under this program, bringing the total awarded to $159,778.
For something like the 21st time in a row, Cortes Islanders packed Manson’s Hall to see the Lip Sync. This was a relief. Speaking as the first time “Producer” this summer, I did not want to be the man “in charge” when we break that record. There is a bit of self delusion wrapped up in this. The Lip Sync’s continued success is almost totally organic.
It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of the puppet “Charlez,” who was created for the Winter Lip Sync of 2015. His creator, Meinsje, put her fist through his face five minutes before he was to go on stage for this summer’s Lip Sync in Manson’s Hall on Cortes Island. With the help of CKTZ’s Greenroom Queen Lella Gmeiner, who brought her “a sharpie,” Meinsje stitched her renowned paramour up in time for his final performance. Now the word is out, Charlez is no more.