KPTZ Programs

We Made It ~ All Because of YOU!

Thanks to ALL who pitched in to take KPTZ into the stratosphere, in coming weeks and months! To the universe, and beyond!

Now that we have reached our 2019 Fall Fund Drive goal, this Growing-Station-that-Can is on track to begin the upcoming new decade by providing more of what meshes with our fine, outstanding community!

We’d love to hear from you with any input, as we continue to develop plans to move into our expanded home being built right now, into the renovated Fort Worden Building 305 ~  behind Taps, in the new Makers Square creative district. Email your feedback and suggestions to

Tossed Salad for 11/15/2019

Bundle up against the damp cold and enjoy an afternoon with Phil Andrus and another great Tossed Salad featuring:
1:00 - The Alternators, Peter Evasick and George Radebaugh, fiddle and accordion
2:00 - Cheri Scalf, WDFW salmon RN and 2019 winner of the Eleanor Stopps Award
2:30 - Trever Meade, hill country banjo
3:00 - Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, and Lore”
4:00 - Rebecca Rottsolk, Rainshadow Chorale, with composer Jake Runestad
4:30 - Don White, reading “A Tangle By the River”, by  Anthony Doerr

Compass for the Week of 11/11/2019

The Port Ludlow Village Players just brought in a guest director for their spring play, and this week on the Compass, he tells us why he chose to stage a new political comedy called The Outsider ... which looks suspiciously like the real-life comedy that’s happening right now in Washington D.C.

So Close, So Close!

Thanks so much to ALL who've stepped up to get us within arm's reach! This Fall Fund Drive is the most successful in KPTZ history, with $37,600 donated to-date. We set the $40K goal to cover our lean, uncushioned budget expenses, and we're almost there! If you missed last week's RPM (Real Pledge Moment), we'd love for YOU to take us to the Finish Line. Stay tuned!

Nature Now #435
Dr. Julie Keister

(First airdate: November 6, 2019) Dr Julie Keister explains to Mary Robson the research ongoing at the University of Washington in zooplankton and climate change.

Tossed Salad for 11/08/2019

Hope you enjoyed your extra fall-back hour last Sunday! This Friday, Phil Andrus brings us a Tossed Salad with music to celebrate the changing season:
1:00 - Judy Alexander, Local 20/20, with Adrianna Santiago and Marlow Hotchkiss
1:30 - RONA: Timothy Hull and Margot Merah, Northwind Song
2:30 - Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
3:00 - Marc Hilt, Shining Star Cycles
3:30 - Howly Slim, folk songs as folk songs should be
4:30 - Deborah Kate Hammond, reading poems of hard times and hope

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