KPTZ Programs

Party on the Pier Is Almost Here!

Come visit KPTZ on Friday, August 31 from 4-8pm on Union Wharf (end of Taylor Street in Port Townsend). It’s our second annual KPTZ Party on the Pier concert and fundraiser! Dance music by Seattle-based, horn-driven band High Pulp, plus DJ Silace Amaro with all-vinyl funk music. All ages welcome! Beer, wine and cider available, 21 and over. Admission: $10 suggested donation.

Tossed Salad for 8/17/2018

Chris Bricker hosts Tossed Salad this Friday as we all recover from last week's extravaganza at the Jefferson County Fair.  This week's guests will talk about exciting activities coming up, as well as share some of the generosity and talents that grace our community.

1:00 - Olympic Neighbors, creating home and community for people with developmental disabilities
1:30 - Sister Speak, folk duo with punch
2:30 - Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
3:30 - Danny Milholland, All County Picnic
3:45 - The Debaucherauntes, klezmer folk on the road
4:30 - Deborah Kate Hammond, reading ...

#117 Ariel Speser, Northwest Justice Project

(First airdate: August 14, 2018) ARIEL SPESER: TRYING TO SOLVE THE UNSOLVABLE. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Ariel Speser of the Northwest Justice Project. The non-profit law firm handles cases ranging from eviction or foreclosure, to domestic disputes or sexual assault. The common thread is that their clients cannot afford to pay the going rate for a lawyer. Ariel always knew she wanted to help those in need - particularly children. She wins more often than she loses. But each case is a unique challenge for her. She brings endless enthusiasm to her 90 hour work week and still finds time to be on the Port Townsend City Council.


Compass for 8/13/2018

This week on the Compass, we go back to a July 2015 show where Chris Bricker speaks with experts about kayak safety in a program prompted by the deaths of Jacob Austin and Mandi Walkley, who were among seven members of a Tumwater church group who went kayaking off the Dungeness Spit when high winds and high seas capsized their boats, plunging them into the 48-degree water.


It’s Fair Play

The Jefferson County Fair is underway, and KPTZ is on hand for all the fun and games. Do stop by to visit our booth and introduce yourself, some of your favorite hosts will be on hand throughout this weekend. We'd love to see you and hand off a new “MOVE KPTZ” magnet, bumper sticker decal, and tell you about our Emergency Response Team. Plus, we have a station slide show in our exhibit.

Fair opening day Friday featured a live broadcast of Tossed Salad from the stage all afternoon. There were five outstanding musical performances along with guests from many of this year’s exhibits and Fair staff. If you missed hearing it, you can check out the audio stream for yesterday’s Tossed Salad Program Archive (select August 10).

The above photo was taken during Friday’s broadcast, when host Phil Andrus (center, in rear) turned the interview microphone over to Tim Quackenbush (right) and Chris Bricker (standing). Their guests were Rambo, the precocious llama, his 4-H friend and handler Kayana, whose sister Taylor (left rear) also answered questions. Rambo pretty much stole the show!

Tossed Salad for 8/10/2018

It's Fair Time!

Graphic courtesy of: Alex Henley

And KPTZ will host our own booth!

This Friday, KPTZ 91.9FM broadcasts Tossed Salad live from the Jefferson County Fair. Besides talking to key fair personnel and fair goers, host Phil Andrus has lined up an outstanding afternoon of live music from noon-5pm :

12noon - Eaglemount String Band
1pm - Anika Pearl
2pm - Midnight Express Blues Band
3pm - Carla Main
4pm - The Shaky Barbers

What's more, KPTZ will host our own booth at the Fair! We love meeting our listeners to hear what you have to say. So come on by Friday, Saturday or Sunday and meet the voices you hear on your community radio station. You'll learn about KPTZ's role as your go-to source for critical information during emergencies and disasters. Plus information about our plan to move the station to Fort Worden.

See you at the County Fair ~ August 10th, 11th and 12th!


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