“Music To My Ears” Pays Tribute To The King Of The Blues – B.B. King


Why does someone sings the blues?
Who do you feel will wear the ‘crown’ next?

From Blues Boy to B.B. King. From being without parents at 14 and left to earn a living by sharecropping an acre of cotton in Mississippi. The King taught himself guitar and didn’t stop learning and teaching until his death at 89. Thanks to B.B., the blues moved from the fringes of mainstream to a place of honor. Always the work horse, he did as many as 342 shows in one year! Besides dozen of distinguished awards and accolades, he released 75 hit R&B singles, won 15 Grammys and fathered 50 children by 50 different women. And that’s just scratching the surface of this humble, talented blues genius.

The guitar blues players of the future will all be measured against the talents of B.B. King. You’ll know the man much better after this hour long tribute – as Dalana shares his solo work, duets and a few fine artists who were influenced by the best.

As always Dalana’s show is sugar free, fat free, gluten free and never tested on animals.
“Music To My Ears” airs Wed, May 27th from 4 to 5
and repeated Sat. May 30th from 1 to 2

First Things First with The Wearable Art Show


Join us Monday, May 4th at 9 AM.  Debbi Steele, Judith Bird and Margie McDonald will be at KPTZ with Jonathan Ward to discuss the 2015 Port Townsend Wearable Art Show.  The Wearable Art Show takes place on May 9th at McCurdy Pavilion at Fort Worden.  Tune in to hear what you can expect at this year’s show and also find out what is involved in producing this popular event.

Your Membership Keeps Our Heart Beating

April 19-25     KPTZ On-Air Spring Fundraising Drive


Listeners literally define what makes KPTZ 91.9 FM a unique community. Everything you hear on KPTZ 91.9 FM is made possible by YOU – whether you’re living in the Olympic Peninsula or streaming us in  –  YOU support us with your membership. Everything you hear on KPTZ 91.9 FM is made possible because of YOU.

You can help us reach our $25,000 goal this week!
Volunteers will take your call  at  360-554-4430 from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. or click on the Donate button on this page.

We have Thank You Gifts for you when you donate during our Drive this week.





KPTZ Membership Levels and Thank You Gifts

$30                                          Mug with 2015 artwork

$60                                          T-shirt with 2015 artwork

$90                                          Daily Bird Pottery mug with KPTZ logo

$120                                        Vest embroidered with KPTZ logo

$250                                        $50 gift certificate from local merchant

$500                                        Key City Public Theatre – Flex Passes

$1000                                      Dinner with KPTZ Board President

Our Spring On-Air Campaign takes place April 19 – 25.


Our goal is to raise $25,000. Please send in your gift by midnight April 18th, and we’ll put your name into a drawing to receive “A loaf of bread each week for one year” from Pane d’Amore Bakery of Port Townsend. This is in addition to the Thank You Gifts you can select from the list below. And, if you become a sustaining member, you’ll also qualify for our grand prize drawing and a Thank You Gift at your annual gift level.

The photo above is of artist Jason Gould who created the artwork that appears on our mugs and t-shirts for this year’s campaign.

KPTZ Membership Levels and Thank You Gifts

$30                                          Mug with 2015 artwork

$60                                          T-shirt with 2015 artwork

$90                                          Daily Bird Pottery mug with KPTZ logo

$120                                        Vest embroidered with KPTZ logo

$250                                        $50 gift certificate from local merchant

$500                                        Key City Public Theatre – Flex Passes

$1000                                      Dinner with KPTZ Board President


Contributing listeners are our largest source of funding. Please keep us on the air. Support KPTZ as a member today and enter our grand prize drawingDailyBirdMug.f58d5b75-d66f-4602-93a3-5e8008ee3e8fColin.Vest_.HiRes_-300x300

Care & Connect: Partnering with our Non-Profit Community

Our mission at KPTZ Radio is to build and strengthen our community.

With that in mind, we’ve launched a new campaign called “Care & Connect” that promotes the efforts of regional non-profit organizations. Through interviews and reporting, we’ll offer a behind-the-scenes perspective on these groups and witness the impact and value of their work.

Our first series, airing in April and May, features Habitat for Humanity. ….. Community volunteers working side by side with neighbors in need, to build and repair housing.

Tune in to “Care & Connect,” with hosts Maryanne McNellis, Sheila Ramsey and others, and learn about the exciting work that non-profits are doing in our community.

“Care & Connect” airs every other Thursday, during the noon hour, beginning April 9th, repeating on Saturdays between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.

For 2015 the partners chosen to participate in the KPTZ “Care & Connect” campaign are:

  • Habitat for Humanity
  • The Boiler Room
  • Jefferson County Humane Society
  • Northwind Arts Center

We are building a KPTZ Community and local individuals and businesses have responded in kind.

Touched hearts that give. . .

Artist Jason Gould, of Port Townsend, donated his artistic time and talent in creating artwork for the 2015 Care & Connect campaign. He’s incorporated visual images of the four partner organizations and KPTZ. Gould told us, “Thanks for the opportunity for me to help serve in our community. It was a fun project.” He was assisted by Megan Foley, owner of Frameworks Undertown, who collaborated with Gould and provided direction for a creative path.


Mark McCready, Marketing Director for Alaska Power & Telephone, saw the value of the campaign to our community and he donated the cost of having our “Care & Connect” brand logo designed.  Graphic designer Matt Owens created the understated logo taking into consideration the feel and color scheme of KPTZ Radio’s logo.


For more information, please contact Molly Klupfell at 360.379.8890  or Molly@KPTZ.org

Dining on Air!

The inaugural Dining on Air event in March was a great success. Here are a couple of highlights:

Judy A. and Mike W. co-hosted a dinner held in an upstairs condo overlooking the PT Ferry. Six guests were in attendance; appetizers were served on the balcony overlooking the water where a sailing regatta took place at the 6 o-clock hour. The entrée served was pretty special . . . Cape Cleare salmon on the BBQ is the salmon that “keeps on giving” to KPTZ. Judy said, “This fish was a membership Thank You gift last fall for contributions of a certain amount, and now it’s being consumed by additional people who will be again asked to become KPTZ members!”

Mike and Molly hosted a dinner in their Victorian home. Roast Pork Loin with orange sauce was the main entrée and a special Lemon Fluff dessert was served at the end of the meal. Photos shown are of guests enjoying dinner and holding Thank You mugs received for becoming new members.

Our KPTZ Radio DJ Barney Burke was our Dining on Air host from 7 – 10 p.m. Barney played song requests, announced names of dinner hosts and guests and even read the menus. Throughout the evening he also told listeners what Dining on Air was about, and invited listeners to sign up for the next event on May 15th

Dining On Air is a fun and easy way to reach out to friends and introduce them to KPTZ. Here is how it works:

  • You sign up to be a Dining on Air Dinner Host, invite six or more friends over for dinner and plan a fun menu. Friends arrive at 6 p.m. and get acquainted.
  • Dinner is accompanied by blues music played on KPTZ 91.9 FM live by DJ Barney beginning at 7 p.m. If you would like to have one of our KPTZ DJ’s as a guest at your dinner, it can be arranged.
  • When dessert is served, as a Dinner Host you will give an invitation to your friends to become members of KPTZ and make their donation of $50 or more. It’s easy and fun!

To sign up to be a Dining on Air Dinner Host for May 15th, contact Molly at 360.379.8890 home office or email: molly@kptz.org

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Dining on Air

Dining On Air is a fun and easy way to reach out to your friends and introduce them to the station.  Sign up to be a Dinner Host on March 27th.  Invite your friends over for dinner, plan a fun menu, and listen to DJ Barney Burke play some eclectic dining tunes. He’ll also mention what dishes hosts are serving and take song requests. At the end of dinner, ask your friends to become members.  It’s easy and fun! KPTZ will give all dinner hosts a bountiful Gift Basket of goodies and provide your friends with KPTZ mugs. Contact molly@kptz.org to sign up.

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