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Cortes Radio Apologizes

Cortes Radio Apologizes

 

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.

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Community Radio Fund Of Canada Proudly Supports Youth Voices!

Community Radio Fund Of Canada Proudly Supports Youth Voices!

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.

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The Lip Sync’s Continued Success

The Lip Sync’s Continued Success

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.

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Charlez (February 21, 2015 – August 25, 2018)


Charlez (February 21, 2015 – August 25, 2018)


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.

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Quadra Island fall Fair

Quadra Island fall Fair

The 2018 Quadra Island Fall Fair will be Sunday September 9, from 9:30 AM to 5 PM on the grounds of the Quadra Island Community Centre. Cortes radio will be there and some of our DJs will be providing their specific blends of entertainment. In the podcast below, CKTZ’s own Rochelle Baker talks to Sioux Hartlle from the fair’s organizing committee, about some of the specifics from this year’s fair.

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Rick Bockner: Paths Of Beauty

Rick Bockner: Paths Of Beauty

Originally Published on the ECOreport

His musical roots go back to the McCarthy era, when the United States was purging itself of anything that could be labelled communist. Pete Seeger gave him tips on how to play the guitar. He was a member of the psychedelic rock band Mad River, which released two albums in San Francisco before it disbanded in 1969. On Cortes Island, he is somewhat of a musical icon. In addition to being a songwriter, he is one of the key organizers of Lovefest and the face of CKTZ’s Lip Syncs for the past decade. In this morning’s program, I interview Rick Bockner about his paths of beauty.

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Hey Lip Syncers, Are You Ready?

Hey Lip Syncers, Are You Ready?

Summer Days are here again.

Wannabees:  No experience necessary! You can do it. Everyone will love you, you’ll see.

For the past decade, we’ve had sold-out crowds.

Please let us know if you would like to perform.

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Between Two Worlds

Between Two Worlds

Originally Published on the ECOreport

From the beginning, Meinsje was been a prominent voice in Cortes Island’s artistic community. She taught art at the Linnaea school for fifteen years and is a director of the Old SchoolHouse Art Gallery. Meinsje’s “Dream Caravan” dance troop, her performances at Cortes Island Lip Syncs and Cabarets, puppetry and paintings continue to captivate viewers. In this morning’s interview, Meinsje describes what it was like living between two worlds.
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Cortes Radio’s 2018 AGM

Cortes Radio’s 2018 AGM

It was billed an an AGM like none other. Close to two hundred people attended at least one of the three events, a significant turnout on a rural island like Cortes. Some went to the thank-you party/potluck for volunteers on May 26, in Whaletown. The biggest crowd gathered in the Klahoose Multipurpose Building in Squirrel Cove, for the official launch of Deep Root’s second season. The grand finale was Cortes Radio’s 2018 AGM on June 3 at Manson’s Hall. 

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