KPTZ Programs

Tossed Salad for 5/25/18

This Friday afternoon, Phil Andrus brings another 3-hour Tossed Salad filled to overflowing with a variety of local talents. The overflow - Can’t Wait for Salad - starts at 12:40, when Amanda Milholland speaks about the Artisan Food Festival scheduled for this Saturday's Farmers Market.

This is followed by:
1:00 - Chris Stuart and Janet Beazley, waves of bluegrass
2:00 - Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
2:30 - Katie Penhallegon, Sharla Erich, and Julie Edwards, of the Port Townsend Chamber Orchestra
3:00 - John O’Connor, folk singer from coast to coast
3:45 - Debra and George Kay, Quimper Electronic Systems
4:30 - Deborah Kate Hammond, reading work from Ada Limon

#111 Miles Vokurka, PT Summer Band

(First airdate: May 22, 2018) MILES VOKURKA: LEADING THE BOYS & GIRLS OF THE BAND. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Miles Vokurka, new Conductor of the Port Townsend Summer Band. Band members include teenagers and teenagers at heart who are drawn together by their love of music. The first concert of the season is Memorial Day (May 28) down at the Legion Hall on Water Street. Summer concerts in the gazebo at Chetzemoka Park are a long-standing tradition. Miles picks up the baton from retiring conductor Karl Bach. He promises to continue the tradition of rousing marches and will also add some newer touches ranging from Oklahoma to The Beatles.

Help Drive KPTZ into the Future

As we celebrate KPTZ's 7th anniversary on air and ask you to DONATE NOW, we're excited to launch our community survey to help us steer the future of local, independent community radio on the Quimper Peninsula.

Also, whether you’re a daily KPTZ listener or you just tune in occasionally, we want to hear from you! As we begin to move forward with expansion and relocation of our studio and space to Fort Worden’s anticipated Maker’s Square, we’re eager to learn more about your listening habits, what you love about the station and what you think we could do differently to help us guide our future. So please fill out this KPTZ COMMUNITY SURVEY.

In the coming months and years, we’ll be working hard on our new home to help fortify our signal and emergency broadcast role, grow our capacity for community service, establish new partnerships, and be the best independent community radio station possible. Your voice matters!

Compass for the Week of 5/21/2018

In May of 2016, Muslims from Seattle visited Port Townsend to discuss their faith and respond to the tough questions about radical Islamic terrorism that you’ve probably always wanted to ask. Two years later, the violence continues … and the answers from this particular sect may surprise you.


Tossed Salad for 5/18/18

Fleshing out the minimalist published schedule, here's what Phil Andrus has planned for us this special Friday during our Spring Membership Drive.

First, Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:45 bring us Nadia Fisch and Margie McDonald for the Wearable Arts Show. Nadia won Best of Show for Saturday’s Wearable Arts Show for her piece “Intermission".

The rest of Tossed Salad features:
1:00 - Rhody Festival Queen Ashley Rosser and Princesses Desirae Kudronowicz, Lacy Bishop and Skyanna Lardella
1:30 - Daniel Macke and Trevor Hanson, “The Long Splice” - twin acoustic guitars and one acoustic mandocello
2:30 - Bob Rosen, South County Report, with Rita Frangione (Vet connect) and John Braasch (Stand Down)
3:00 - The Brothers Dennison, Rick and Larry - The abridged version
3:30 - Judith-Kate, “Songs From the Sound” - A new song from Judith-Kate and new recordings from recents visitors to Port Townsend
4:30 - Don White, reading “The Crime on Calle de la Persequida”, by Palacio Valdez
4:45 - Nan Toby, pianist poet, reading two recent poems from “Tidepools”

KPTZ Party at the Fort ~ Friday June 1

KPTZ's Party at the Fort fundraiser will feature live music by critically acclaimed Seattle funk maestros, Polyrhythmics.  Local favorite Lowire will get the evening started at 7pm on Friday June 1 at Fort Worden’s USO Dance Hall.

This exciting concert is another example of KPTZ’s effort to broaden our cultural impact by offering live musical performance to complement our robust broadcasting schedule.

KPTZ has teamed up with PT Brewing Company to craft our very own special release beer, the KPTZ Fortifier APA (American Pale Ale). This new brew will also be unveiled at our June 1 event. Proceeds from every keg sale and every draft or bottle sold will contribute to KPTZ's capital campaign for relocation and expansion of our studio and transmitter to Fort Worden over the next two years.

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