Our DJs

Cortes Community radio’s mandate is to provide a platform where the “the concerns, interests, and activities of the Northern Gulf Islands” can be expressed. This means providing “local, minority and Canadian actors and musicians” with a voice. According to station Manager Howie Roman, our DJs are CKTZ!

“Without our DJ’s we really would just be playing the playlist.”


Allegro with Doug Butt - Sundays 3-5 PM; Repeats Tuesdays 6 - 8 PM

CKTZ’s gateway to to the world of classical music: early music (mostly composed before 1750, which includes the Baroque (Bach, Handel, Vivaldi, etc.) 
and the Renaissance periods. Most of this music features voices (solos and/or choruses) and is sacred in nature, but a small percentage is instrumental. (Read More)

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Howie Roman
Paul the K of Anything Goes
“Paul the K”

Anything Goes - Sat: 10:30 AM-1 PM; Thu: 8-10:30 PM

From New York soul to rock’n’roll, from Whaletown to Mowtown, Howie & Paul the K take you on a musical tour of some of the greatest music ever made. (Read More)

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Eclectic Collection with Lorne - Tuesdays 3 - 5 PM

The Eclectic Collection reflects my love of music, in itís many forms. The rock and roll and blues and folk songs of my youth, jazz, classical and Celtic of later years, all make an appearance during the show. Not the top 40 hits, unless there is no option, but the live versions, the covers by other artists, the hidden gems deep in the albums that never got airplay (Read More)

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End of the Road Show with Highway Hippy - Fridays 3- 6 PM

 I have a wide variety of music tastes but the one thing I try to do is play Hard Rock and Alternative in 1 hour long sets. This program has been a work in progress with many hurdles to cross being mostly transient. Most of the summer was spent sailing, stopping by the station to pre-record the show for later airing. I now have a laptop dedicated to music and the production of radio and karaoke shows. This coupled with various networks for music available to me as well as the new contacts I am making in the local music community, has given me the freedom to remain semi-transient while offering 4 hours of unique weekly programming. (Read More)

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From The  Muse’s Garden with Victor van Buskirk: Mondays 5 -7 PM; Thu 12 - 2 PM

Please tune in early Monday evenings on Cortes Community Radio CKTZ 89.5 FM from 5:00 - 7:00 for From The Muse’s Garden. 2 hours of local and international readings dovetailing with reflective music to perhaps enjoy your supper to. If you have poems you would like to read, join me on-air or have me read them or if you can send You Tube links or MP3s that would be great. (Read More)

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Lunchtime Locomotion with Nat King Cono - Fridays 11 AM - 1 PM; Repeats Tues 1 - 3 PM

Nat King Cono brings you lively and thoughtful music from around the world to get your weekend started. Somewhat nostalgic and always toe tapping, he endeavours to get you moving.This can include live interviews with locals and visitors who are making a difference. From artists and authors to musicians and politicians, spontaneous discussions are always in the moment and never edited or prerecorded. Nat stays true to the spirit and essence of “live” radio unscripted. (Read More)

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Misty Morning Hop with DJ Sasparilla - Mon: 9:30 AM - 12:00 Noon; Sat: 9:30-12:00 PM

Misty Morning Hop with Dj Josée - Start off the week with mellow misty morning sounds!

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Mixtapes with Jonsey - Saturdays 3 - 5 PM; Repeats Thursdays 4 - 6 PM

“If I’m listening to a song that I haven’t heard before and I like it, I try to find a collection of songs I can build around that one song. It can be about the weather; …current events; … how i’m feeling at the time. It can turn into a music therapy session.  Sometimes I get ideas from listeners.” (Read More)

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Nadya & Friends - 5 & PM, Wednesdays

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Take me to the Casbah with Mr Driven’ - Sundays - 10 - 12 PM; Repeats Thursdays 10:30 PM - 12:30 AM

Music and occasional opinions.

Genres: psychedelic, acoustic/bluegrass/roots, reggae, funk/soul, electronic (bass), experimental, pop remixes, new age, mixtape, Canadians, (Classic) rock, world, hip hop, blues

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Phil’s Pick ’n Mix - Wed 8 -10 PM; Tue 9 - 11 PM

Phil Allen became a DJ back in the years that Cortes Community radio was a pirate station. He likes to find new music and share it with others. Phil jokes that his show is the one man and his dog show. It can feel very lonely, being in the DJ booth by himself speaking into a microphone. You don’t know if anyone is actually listening until someone comments about your show. So why does he do it? What is the Story Behind Phil’s Pick ’n Mix? (Read More)

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Pranayama Pachamama with DJ Liquid Crystal, Sundays Sun: 11:30 AM -1 PM; Repeats: Wed: 10 -11:30 AM

 It’s not about achieving perfection or even being more spiritual. It’s about a journey to self discovery. To Rise to the call with commitment, clarity and conscious choice. Pranayama Pachamama was formed with the desire to share my teachings in a relaxed manner to reach as many hearts for the journeys yet to come. (Read More)

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Ragamuffin Parade with Morgan Tams - Fridays 9:30 - 11 AM; Repeats Sunday @ 5 PM

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ShimSham Show With Psychedelic Sam – Thu: 6:00-8:00 PM

Shut the TV off , Get off your device , slap on the head phones . Its Shim Sham Quality Time

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Hurricane Rena

The Homegrown Show with Rena Patrick - Sun: 1:00-3:00 PM

Profile: “The Homegrown show has been playing on Cortes Radio since 2012. It features local and Canadian music, especially artists from the west coast. The genres are open, but it tends to feature folk music, country, rock and blues, particularly with a west coast theme, or subjects that celebrate our lives on the BC coast. However, I like to play a few songs from Atlantic Canada as well in each show.” (Read More)

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Stone Soup with DJ Artemisia - Wed: 12:30-2:30 PM; Repeats Mondays 12 - 2 PM

Stone Soup: A cup of folk, a cup of world, a dash of Hip Hop, a splash of the jazz and clues with a healthy dose of Canadian artists.

Banned from blasting into any pop stations or blasting boy bands on the stereo by my brothers, I grew up on Classic Rock; Reggae and as much Zappa as my mom would tolerate over the speakers. My own musical heart awoke when I discovered world music and blue grass- life has never been the same since. (Read More)

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Vinho do Porto
Vinho do Porto

Vinho Do Porto (Susana) - Tue: 11:30 AM-1 PM; Fri 1-3 PM

Profile: “Susana was born in Porto, Portugal. After a strong career in sales as a commercial director, she founded and ran a flourishing vegetarian and macrobiotic restaurant that evolved to feed the body, mind and soul as a spiritual center for holistic healing.”(Read More)