On May 14 of last year, KPTZ began broadcasting from its studio at Mountain View Commons. Suddenly we heard what all the work and planning had produced. We celebrated with a launch party, attended by so many of you, an evening of fun and celebration!
The closest we can come to celebrating our First Anniversary is the night of May 5 — a big day in Mexico and this year, a big day in Port Townsend. We’ve reserved the Oscar Erikson Building at the Fairgrounds, signed up two great local bands, brought out our DJs and turntables for some interim sounds, and we’re going to have a party!
We’ll start at 7 p.m. so families can come and have some fun and we’ll go until 11ish so dancers have lots of opportunity to kick up their heels. Along the way, we’ve planned a dance contest and there will be lots of great door prizes donated by local businesses.
Four local teachers have agreed to judge the dance contests — one will be Swing and then a second competition, Solo dancing that we describe as “Wiggle.” Janice Eklund, Karl Sebastian, Jan Burr, and Ling hui O’Connor will pick the best dancers. You don’t need to bring a partner. We will fix you up with someone, if you want to Swing.
There will be food – donated by Candace, Anka, and Pain D’Amore and the Food Co-op. There will be wine and beer and cider and soft drinks for sale. Coffee donated by Sunrise.
Lost in the Shuffle will be the band to start off the evening. The Pitfalls come on later.
Our new T-shirts will be for sale!
Tickets available at the Food Co-op, at the Station and at the door.
It promises to be a great evening. We hope you will join us in celebrating a year of community radio bringing you news, music, and public affairs. It wouldn’t have happened without you!