2021 Graduation Ceremony Broadcasts

KPTZ congratulates the classes of 2021 on their achievements and is pleased to present broadcasts of the Port Townsend and Chimacum High School Graduation Ceremonies, live from Memorial Field in Port Townsend. Port Townsend’s commencement ceremony was broadcast live on Friday, June 11 on KPTZ, and was hosted by KPTZ’s Larry Stein with Port Townsend High School’s longtime Secretary Jan Boutilier as co-host. Listen here:

Chimacum’s ceremony was broadcast on Saturday June 12 on KPTZ, and was hosted by KPTZ’s Peter Robinson, with Chimacum High School’s Matt Orr as co-host. Listen here:

These graduation presentations were produced in collaboration with The Production Alliance and the Port Townsend and Chimacum School Districts. In the spirit of community, Graduation broadcast sponsors are: Finnriver: Farm and Cider Garden, and Corvus Crafts: Print, Design, and Marketing. Thanks from KPTZ to our valued business supporters and community partners.

KPTZ Honors Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

During the month of June, KPTZ turns its attention to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. KPTZ recognizes and supports the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe who protect their treaty rights in area homelands by working with partner stewards of the land to preserve, enhance, and restore habitat and ensure that they can responsibly harvest their traditional foods for the next seven generations. The right to hunt, fish, and gather in their accustomed areas was retained by their S’Klallam ancestors in 1855, when they signed the Point No Point Treaty. Both Coastal Cafe and KPTZ’s new magazine Compass will feature The Tribe this month, and their efforts to protect and restore land, sea and habitat – see airing details below. After they have aired, both of these programs are also available on demand through our KPTZ Podcasts page.  

Coastal Cafe
A tribal perspective on the Kilisut Harbor restoration project which was the replacement of a restrictive causeway with a bridge between Indian and Marrowstone islands – an area of historic importance to both Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes. Coastal Cafe hosts Aaron Barnett and MaryAnn Wagner will speak with tribal members Hans Daubenberger and Randy Johnson as well as Rebecca Benjamin of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition. We’ll learn about the project’s impacts from both tribal and personal perspectives from key people involved with the project. Airs Wednesdays, June 9 and 16 at 5:30pm.

Further exploring The Tribe’s land stewardship work, Compass host Steve Evans tours the Jamestown S’Klallam’s prairie restoration project. Airing Saturday, June 5 at noon, and repeating Monday, June 7 at noon and 5PM.

KPTZ’s Through Science to Health ~ 6/18

Today’s Through Science to Health edition is the final program in this iteration. Restrictions that have been in place during the pandemic will be lifted by Governor Inslee on June 30 for the state and Dr Locke’s masking mandate for Jefferson County expires that same day. While the pandemic is not ‘over’ KPTZ’s Chris Bricker and co-host Lynn Sorensen, RN decided to conclude the program within the month of June on its alternate Friday schedule. Tune in to today’s wrap up of Through Science to Health and thanks for listening!

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 6/17

On today’s Brewocracy Now KPTZ host Tim Quackenbush was joined by City Manager John Mauro and special guest East Jefferson Fire Chief Bret Black. Topics discussed included the proposed temporary homeless encampment; and the provision of Fire and EMT services in the county.

John McCutcheon Livestream Concert & KPTZ Fundraiser

Turn Your Radio On to celebrate 50 years of public and community radio and to support KPTZ! For nearly fifty years and over 40 albums, both public and community radio has found a regular and diverse source of music in John McCutcheon’s recordings. Now, John is returning the favor. You’ll have the opportunity to join John for a special evening of his music and conversation with very special guests. Turn Your Radio On is happening on June 27th at 5pm. The livestream concert will be an intimate celebration of the way 50 years of public radio has knit communities of music lovers together, and kept them informed, inspired and connected. KPTZ is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event and we’d love to have you join us. A portion of the proceeds from your ticket will directly benefit KPTZ.
Get Tickets Here
Tickets available at multiple price points to include all guests! Pay what you can.
General Admission: $20
Family / Household: $30
Student Pricing: $10
Unemployed / Laid Off Pricing: $5
Music Supporter Pricing: $50

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