KPTZ Programs

Great Shake Out Drill

KPTZ’s Emergency Team is on board in case of any major emergency, and on Thursday October 18 we’re participating in the annual ShakeOut Drill. We join Willie Bence, Director of Jefferson County’s Department of Emergency Management, in sharing this information:

On Thursday, October 18, at 10:18am, please take a minute out of your busy lives to "Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” This exercise is simple, but should not be underrated.

Wherever you are at 10:18am Thursday morning, DROP under a sturdy table, desk or chair. COVER your head and your neck. HOLD ON to the object you are taking cover under to prevent it from moving over you.

If you are outside, move clear of any building facades, trees, and power lines that might fall. If you driving, slow down and pull off the roadway until the shaking stops.

If you are in a tsunami evacuation zone (up to 50 feet above sea level), once shaking stops, grab your go kit and head to higher ground. The Shakeout is a great opportunity to practice your route.

For more information on emergency preparedness or to sign up for Jefferson County Emergency Management’s Nixle emergency text alerts, head to

Alternatively, to sign up for Nixle alerts, simply text JEFFCODEM to 888777 to be automatically enrolled.

Tossed Salad for 10/19/2018

Phil Andrus gets us started early this Friday with Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:40pm, featuring Grace Love telling about the Sadie Hawkins Prom. Thereafter, Tossed Salad proper (if it can ever be called proper) brings us:

1:00 - Chuck Easton and George Radebaugh
2:00 - Port of PT Exec Director Jim Pivarnik, Liz Hoenig, and Charley Kanieski, with Scott Wilson
3:00 - Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem”
3:15 - Sam Weber, folksy trio
4:00 - Cristina Manzoni and Onnolee Stevens, Jefferson Healthcare Hospice
4:30 - Don White, reading “A Fable Ending in the Sound of a Thousand Parakeets”, by Kevin Brockmeier

Tossed Salad for 10/12/2018

With Fall really here, Phil Andrus starts Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:40 with Danny Milholland talking about the Apple and Cider Festival. Thereafter we have:

1:00 - Seattle Lilla Spelmanslag: Maren Moore, Sonja Edmondson, Emma Kvart, Eva Odderson, Marit Bloom, Shaylah Guynes, Isobel Wright, and Martha Levenson, director
2:00 - Bob Rosen, South County Report, with Sharon and Frank Redmon (the new Superintendent of the Quilcene School)
2:30 - Judith-Kate Friedman, “Songs from the Sound"
3:00 - Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
3:30 - John Maxwell, blues guy
4:00 - Gus Clark, country guy
4:30 - Deborah Kate Hammond, reading from Lena Khalaf Tuffaha’s “Water and Salt”

#121 Carlyn Stark, Sailor

(First airdate: October 9, 2018) CARLYN STARK: A SAILOR WITH A PASSION FOR SCHOONERS. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Carlyn Kaiser Stark, Emerita on the Board of the Maritime Center & the Wooden Boat Foundation. Carlyn was instrumental in bringing the 100-year-old schooner “The Martha” to Puget Sound from San Francisco. Her father, industrialist Edgar Kaiser, purchased the ship for his daughter and she brought it to the Four Winds Camp on Orcas Island. Carlyn was a camper there as a girl, then ran the place for years. As a token of appreciation the Camp (which is now a foundation) later named its huge sailing ship “The Carlyn” after her. Today school kids from Seattle to Orcas Island learn about the sea aboard “The Carlyn”.


Compass for the Week of 10/08/2018

On this week's Compass KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Washington State representative District 24 hopefuls Mike Chapman and Jodi Wilke. Aired live on October 8, this is the second of a series of three live candidate interviews.


Tossed Salad on the Road 10/05/18

On Friday, October 5, KPTZ and Tossed Salad will travel west across the county line to Port Angeles for the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival. This special 5-hour show will feature the usual array of Salad ingredients, live music and live interviews, but this will be a crab salad, with host Phil Andrus interviewing a live Dungeness crab.

Well … perhaps not quite but we will be talking with folks in the business of putting fresh seafood on our tables, among them Kurt Grinnell, a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe whose company is Jamestown Seafood. Full schedule below.  If you’re listening from out west in our neighboring county, come join us in person at the Festival.  If that doesn’t fit your day’s plans, listen to 91.9 FM for 5 hours of fish tales and clicking crab pinchers. It all begins just after 12 noon this coming Friday, October 5.

12:10 - Intro to show
12:15 - Dawn Martin
1:00 - Scott Nagel, Executive Director
1:15 - Micaela Kingslight
2:00 - Steve Shivley
2:15 - Forest Beutel
2:45 - Crab Derby folks and others … capturing the flavor of the Festival
3:00 - Ches Ferguson
3:30 - Curt Grinnell, Jamestown Seafood
4:00 - Buck Allard
4:30 - interview and story

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