KPTZ Specials

Derek Kilmer Report for March

(First airdate: February 28, 2017) Larry Stein interviews Derek Kilmer, US Representative for Washington state’s 6th district about current activity in Congress and in our home district.


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Give Big!

givebig-logo-datex200On Dec. 29 & 30, there’s a special online giving campaign just for community radio! Can you chip in to support KPTZ’s high quality, original radio programming? If you appreciate that our town has local radio station, please give in any amount and share the KPTZ campaign page with your friends:
on your Facebook page with the following message on your post:

Please donate to support your local community radio station KPTZ! Every gift counts, and will help the station start the new year on a positive note! And your gift is tax-deductible. Thanks!


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Concerts in the Barn

Barn LandscapeFree concerts at the longtime location of the Olympic Music Festival. This weekend Aug 27 & 28 at 2pm. Hear Alan Iglitzen, host of the series, and originator of the Olympic Music Festival, interviewed by Al Bergstein.

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On Tossed Salad , with Phil Andrus, Friday in the Noon to 1pm hour,
and on Saturday at 11am, and Sunday at 10am. Join us and honor Alan and his service to our community.

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KPTZ Seeks General Manager – June 1-15th 2016

Position Overview for KPTZ General Manager:

The GM reports to the KPTZ Foundation Board of Directors and leads KPTZ in pursuit of its mission, vision and values. Primary duties include directing overall station operation, ensuring quality programming and implementing plans to ensure long-term growth. The GM works to keep the station responsive to the needs of its audience, and keep it financially stable, well-staffed, and appropriately equipped. Ultimately, the GM builds recognition of KPTZ as a valued and vital service in the community.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years professional broadcast management experience, including Strategic Planning, Budget Management, Personnel Management, Training, Programming, Marketing, and Membership Development
  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred

Essential Duties:

  • Financial Management–The GM is responsible for budgeting and budget tracking, oversight of bookkeeping and audits, maintenance of records, grant-tracking and reporting, and financial reporting to the KPTZ Board of Directors and granting agencies.
  • Personnel Management–GM is responsible for guiding the work of a staff (both paid staff and volunteers), staff hiring, staff training, evaluations, benefits development, and implementing established KPTZ personnel policies
  • Fundraising–


The GM is responsible for assuring that sufficient funds are available for station operations through donor development, underwriting, grant writing and reporting, maintaining relationships with granting agencies and organizations, and overseeing the work of the station’s Development committee, which includes membership development, donor cultivation and recognition, and bi-annual fundraising events.


The GM has overall responsibility for station programming, local program production, and maintaining documentation that is in compliance with FCC regulations and other regulatory agencies. The GM is responsible for assuring maintenance and operability of broadcast equipment, and maintenance and improvement of KPTZ’s facilities, which include a studio/office building and a transmitter site. Operational needs require the GM to develop, implement and oversee various service contracts. The GM has primary responsibility for the station’s I.T. infrastructure, and oversees the station’s web presence, including broadcast streaming. The GM will maintain the FCC Public Inspection File.

Community Outreach

The GM represents the station to the local community and is responsible for assuring that the station is responsive to local community needs and concerns. The GM guides station outreach to members, listeners, and the community at large. The GM proactively interacts with local businesses, organizations, schools and government agencies to articulate KPTZ’s mission, policies, and strategic direction, and to build collaborative relationships with these entities.

KPTZ Board of Directors

In addition to preparing station activity reports for the KPTZ Board of Directors, the GM prepares information necessary for informed policy decisions by the board, advises the board on policy decisions, and implements the board’s approved policies and strategic plan. The GM implements board policy as directed.

Agency and Other Networking

The GM serves as a communication link to other agencies and organizations involved in public broadcasting, and represents KPTZ’s interests to those agencies while seeking opportunities for collaboration or the utilizing shared resources.

The position offers 32 hours per week at $20/hr.

Applications must be received by Wednesday, June 15th, 2016.

Please send a resume, references and a cover letter to

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Thank you

thank-youA big thanks to all our generous donors. We raised $19,000 during our fund drive week and we added 30 more members to our growing community of contributors. Under the guidance of Larry Stein and Nora Petrich the week was full of wonderful programming and the station was brightened by the good nature and smiles of all the volunteers who answered phones, played music or helped out in so many ways. Our final impromptu talent show was terrific fun and the phones were ringing right up to the last minute.

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Want to Read our Minutes?

If you’re interested in reading the minutes from the KPTZ Board of Directors Meetings, they can be found here.  Thanks for your interest!

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