KPTZ Programs

On a Roll to KPTZ 2.0!

Now that word is out about the campaign to Build a New Home for KPTZ, fundraising efforts continue! We’re on track to bring home the seeds planted during last Thursday's Love Is Alive 1-Day event to help reach our ambitious KPTZ 2.0 Goal.

So far, jumpstarted by supportive listeners and members of our KPTZ family, last week’s flash drive has brought in over $21,000, including a Leadership Circle donation. Tripled by the Sage Foundation match, this comes to a whopping $63,000! Heartfelt Thanks to all KPTZ Love Is Alive donors!

It’s inspiring to see such enthusiasm for KPTZ’s plans to move into Fort Worden's Makers Square project for programs in arts, culture and education. With your help, we can realize our collective dream for KPTZ and our wonderful community, in the timetable required to spearhead this construction project. 

Where the Elwha River Meets the Sea

(First airdate: February 21, 2019) Washington Sea Grant’s Coastal Hazards Specialist Dr. Ian Miller discusses impacts and lessons learned after the removal of the two Elwha dams and the subsequent creation of new shoreline at the mouth of the Elwha River. Find out what the latest changes are on the Elwha River since the dam removals - and what they mean to you.

Climate Change and Life in the Sea, Part 2

Nan Evans continues her conversation with Dr. Jan Newton, a biological oceanographer at the University of Washington, about climate change and the work being done to better understand how the oceans are being affected and what this can mean for human communities.

Tossed Salad for 2/22/2019

Phil Andrus returns to Tossed Salad with a generous serving of Can't Wait for Salad at 12:40pm with the Key City Playfest. Thereafter you will enjoy:
1:00 - Lauren Flynn, from Los Angeles to Whidbey Island
2:00 - Bob Rosen, South County Report
2:30 - Ben Tyler, duck calls antique and new
3:15 - Tigran Arakeylan, Port Townsend Community Orchestra
3:45 - Judith-Kate Friedman “Songs from the Sound”
4:30 - Heather Dudley Nollette, reading...

Compass for the Week of 2/18/2019

Cannabis has medicinal qualities that haven’t been proven, as it is still illegal to study the drug. But there is plenty of anecdotal evidence that supports its curative properties. On this week’s Compass we talk to Dawn Darrington, who maintains that medicinal pot cured her breast cancer. Whether you believe that or not, it’s clear that cannabis isn’t just for getting high anymore.

Ray is Back with Ethereal Excursions

Spring fast approaches, though all that white stuff out there seems to belie the fact. The force of nature is a remarkable thing - you never know exactly what is coming. Here at KPTZ we have our own returning Force of Nature. Fortunately, we know both when he is coming and what his intentions are. Humans have to bear Mother Nature’s frequently fickle behavior. Ray Schroff, on the other hand, is a consistent joy to behold. A seasoned DJ from the old school of late night broadcasters, Ray has delivered to his listeners great music for decades.

KPTZ first broadcast on May 14, 2011. The next morning, Ray Schroff started the broadcast day introducing his fondly remembered show, Dream City Jukebox. Along the way, Ray settled in as a perennial favorite on Thursday afternoons from 1 to 3.

We are pleased to announce that, after a brief period of R and R, Ray is returning to KPTZ and his legions of devoted listeners ~ starting on Saturday, February 16 in the 10 pm - midnight slot with his new show, Ethereal Excursions.

Ray promises to play progressive jazz classics such as the work of John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman and Sun Ra. There’ll be choice selections from ambient composers Steve Roach, Craig Padilla and Forrest Fang among others and a strong selection of lesser known but equally worthy work of composers like Errki-Sven Tuur, Tristan Murail, Robert Simpson, Toru Tekemitsu and Iannis Xenakis.

Do tune in this Saturday and every week thereafter to hear one of this station’s pride and joys: Mr. Ray Schroff and his exotic and intriguing new endeavor, Ethereal Excursions ~ and take a super aural trip with a master radio host.

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