Get to know one of KPTZ's longest running shows, Old Time Radio. With us since our first week on air, DJs Wendell Ankeny and Bill Putney ("The Old Time Radio Guys") have been bringing you the best of radio's Golden Age. Read more about them on the DJ page.
Do you ever miss the old radio programs you grew up with? Maybe you lived somewhere where television was just a rumor. Radio filled the gap.
From the very beginning radio brought adventure, drama, suspense and humor to homes across America. In the 30's, 40's and 50's these programs had dedicated followers all across the country.
KPTZ brings these shows to life again every Sunday evening with the best recordings we can find and interesting commentary about the programs and personalities that made radio great. One of the earliest continuing programs on KPTZ it continues to be a favorite.
Tune in Sundays from 6-8 pm and enjoy two hours of vintage radio.
KPTZ has always been committed to being a key resource when a disaster strikes our area. Located close to the Red Cross, police, and food bank, our studio is in an ideal place if and when our community is faced with an emergency. We have been working with the Jefferson County Emergency operations center, KROH and consultant Rita Kepner to make sure we are ready when needed. The experience from areas hit by emergencies has been that radio is one of the best resources, sometimes the only resource. Our role will be to provide accurate and timely information that can be valuable to everyone in the listening area for as long as necessary. We are linked in to the emergency networks and will get information directly from the emergency command centers.
We are in the process of making sure we can stay on the air even if it means broadcasting directly from our transmitter. The key, however, will be to make sure all our volunteers are trained and available. We have had a couple of trial runs of our system and we’re using the results to improve our documentation and training. Our volunteers would first make sure they and their families are safe and then we hope that enough of them would be available to get to the station. Let’s hope it’s not needed but if it is we want to make sure we’re ready to help.
Tune in to Friday Night Blues with Barney Burke, from 8:00 to 10:00 p.m. November 15, for a special feature: Doc Pomus.
Recently departed rock pioneer Lou Reed described Pomus as "one of the greatest songwriters in the history of the world." Born in Brooklyn in 1925, Jerome Solon Felder, "Doc Pomus", overcame polio to be a singer and then the writer or co-writer of more than a thousand songs from "This Magic Moment" to "Save the Last Dance for Me."
His songs that became hits for Ray Charles, Jeff Healey, and B.B. King.
Barney will feature some of those blues and R&B tracks, as well as at least two of Pomus' own performances circa 1944.
See the documentary "AKA Doc Pomus," playing at the Rose Theatre this Friday - Sat.
Did you know KPTZ is 99% volunteer run? Read below to get to know one of our amazing helpers, Hali (pronounced Holly) Ransom. Then fill out our volunteer form to join the party!
Why did you choose to volunteer with KPTZ? I love listening to the station - hearing familiar voices on-air, hearing mention of people I know, or businesses I frequent right here in Port Townsend. I want the station to stick around, and in order to make that happen it needs community support!
What do you do in town? I am the Registrar at Centrum, I handle workshop participant needs for approximately 2,000 attendees annually.
What is the best part about volunteering at KPTZ? The energy. Everyone involved has a great attitude and clearly love what they do, which makes for outstanding community radio.
If you could have any super-power, what would it be? Time travel! I'd mess with people. Time travel! Was that déjà vu?
You took a week's worth of vacation time from Centrum to save KPTZ and pull it through its Fall fund drive. How are you so amazing? Or are you just crazy? Clearly crazy. But feeling really good about myself right now.
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