Cortes Radio

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Cortes Radio

The Homegrown Show with Rena Patrick

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by Cortes Community Radio | CKTZ, 89.5 FM


End of the Road Show

Hello listeners, my is Gregg aka Hiway Hippy. I came to Cortes Radio with my End of the Road Show the first week of June 2018.

Funny thing is the station was the first building I entered upon my arrival to the island back in May. Drawn in by the hometown ambiance and the endless volumes of music I was instantly caught hook, line and sinker.   I didn’t know exactly how I would find a space to fill but I knew in my heart that I could add my own twist into ‘Puttin the Freak into Frequency’.

Fortunately I was able to meet Howie while moving a local fellow and we set the wheels in motion for a chance at becoming a D.J. 3 day’s later we had an impromptu training session and as they say, the rest is history and I’ve been spinning the tunes Friday afternoons starting at 3pm through till 7pm.

May 7, 2021 MMIW Tribute Highlight Show
April 30, 2021, April Exit Garden, WWT Show
April 23, 2021 All 420 Celebration Show
April 16, 2021 The Rock Continues With Rush 2012 Show
April 9, 2021 Aries April Rock and Roll
April Fool All Canadian Cape Mudge Rock Fest April 2, 2021
All Canadian Folk-Rock Fairy Cr. Shout Out, March 12, 2021
British Invasion Boatel Kalifornia Show, March 5, 2021
Fairy Creek Blockade Show, Feb 26, 2021
Led Zeppelin IV, 420Hr Feb 19, 2021
Indie Rock Show Feb 12, 2021
Opioid Crisis Show - Feb 5, 2021
Salute to First Nations Show - Jan 29, 2021

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Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Exercise your creativity. Play in our audio and visual landscapes. Surprise yourself.Develop new skills. Training, tools, equipment, and peer support provided. CONTACT: Most of these roles can be done from home - no requirement to live on Cortes...

Donate to CKTZ!

Every dollar helps to keep Community Radio alive on Cortes Island.  Send us a cheque, cash, interac e-transfer or money order made out to the Cortes Community Radio Society to Box 210, Manson’s Landing BC, V0P 1K0.

Explore your creativity through Cortes Radio!



Solar Radios; Solar Lanterns; T-Shirts Etc now only available by direct sales at our booth.



Buy a membership in the Cortes Community Radio Society for as little as $15 a year, or $25 per family.(Under Construction)


Number 273 - Cortes Radio. The True Value Stores at Heriot Bay & Quathiaski Cove, Quadra Island, have a very generous program called Spirit Points where they will donate 1% of your purchases to community organizations.

Programmers Wanted

CKTZ is a non profit community organization that survives by the involvement of our listeners. Think about joining us- you’ll have fun! We always need more programmers. The possibilities for new shows is endless.