Cortes Community Radio was designed to broadcast the “concerns, interests, and activities of the Northern Gulf Islands to the public.” This goes beyond reading announcements and short bulletins. We need to produce local news and talk shows.
Here are some of the programs produced from Within our area:
The Deep Roots Initiative builds upon a strong foundation of CKTZ’s successful Legends series over the two years, and our long running Coast Salish language program. Cortes has a remarkable reservoir of cultural knowledge, environmental science and practical expertise, all with deep roots in volunteerism, and local responsibility. The Initiative will provide the vehicle for putting those resources to work in the community, through the radio.
Free Range Radio with Doug Hamel is “a place where your mind has the possibility of roaming free and perhaps gathering in some images, some facts, some words and inspiration or even antagonistic dialogue. It is free range, it’s going to roam.” The essential question is “Who and what is going on?” Sundays 7:30 -9:30 PM; (repeat) Mondays 10:00 -10:30 PM.(
Rochelle Baker broadcasts specials mostly on select Wednesdays: 9:00 -9:30 AM; (repeat) Tuesdays 5:00-5:30 PM.
Roy L Hales - produces a variety of new and features, mostly through the ECOreporet, which is broadcast Wednesdays at 9 AM; repeating Tuesdays at 5 PM.
- Access all of his CKTZ feed here. (news, features & four episodes of Deep Roots)
- Access all of the ECOreport’s existing radio podcasts, broadcast over CKTZ, going back to the summer of 2014.
Photo Credit: Look Who’s Talking (Kids playing near Hollyhock, Cortes Island)- Roy L Hales photo