According to article 2 of Cortes Community Radio’s constitution, this society was founded to offer local programs:

(a) to offer the general public intelligent, innovative , entertaining and alternative programming
(b) to provide local, minority and Canadian actors and musicians a broadcast platform on alternative, non-commercial community radio
(c) to communicate the concerns, interests, and activities of the Northern Gulf Islands to the public
(d) to give groups from the community an opportunity to communicate with the general public
(e) to give individuals of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to develop and use their creative talents on the radio
(f) to provide an educational opportunity for community members to acquire skills in the broadcasting area
(g) to establish an ongoing community radio station that can broadcast important information to the community in cooperation with emergency services

Local Programs

Our original content is what sets us apart from every other radio station that you find on the web, whether it consists of:

  • The compilations of local DJs, who bring their audiences: Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Acoustic, New York soul, rock’n’roll, Fado, Pop, Blues, Dance, Samba, Jazz, Reggae, Hip-Hop, Folk, Bossa Nova, MPB, Forro, Choro, Frevo, Batucada, Maracatu, Morna, Semba, Marrabenta, etc.
  • Live talk shows like Free Range Radio.
  • The ECOreport, an environmental news program from Cortes Island that asks What works? What doesn’t? And what can we do about it?.
  • The motorcycle travel show Adventure Rider Radio, from Quadra Island.
  • Special productions like Vintage Vigniettes about a Cortes Island from decades past - a joint initiative of CKTZ and the Cortes Island Museum.
  • The Deep Roots Initiative - local and regionally based community radio programming on topics such as local First Nations culture, island history, and environmental issues.