Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 8/06

Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro is on KPTZ with a web-based format, in a weekly time slot Thursdays, from 12:10 to 12:40pm. Discovery Road DJ host Tim Quackenbush hosts John’s virtual online meeting as a live broadcast, with updates on the fast-changing local world in and around Port Townsend.

Stay tuned for the weekly chance to learn more about developments for the City of Port Townsend. John will take questions and encourage productive dialogue (and exemplary virtual meeting etiquette) to steer through a range of topics. 

Brewocracy Now Call-In Line
(call in your question during the 12:10 to 12:40pm broadcast):
360-215-7270

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Meeting ID: 872 1438 1087
Password: 816197

Tossed Salad for 6/29/18

Looking forward to next Wednesday’s Fabulous Fourth, Tossed Salad‘s Phil Andrus features Danny Milholland on Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:40pm talking about our Old School 4th of July celebration for 2018. Then we’ll hear:

1:00 – Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, And Lore”
2:00 – Ray Hunter, a long life in the Uncas Valley
2:45 – Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem?
3:00 – Joey and Phina Pipia, The Psychic Dynasty
3:30 – Richard and Suzanne Friedrichs, presenting Punjabi zaboors, maybe some Sufi music in Urdu, along with songs of Nepal and Tibet
4:30 Don White, reading …

Compass for the Week of 6/25/18

This week on Compass, we get an update on a local couple trying to hike 2,600 miles, from Mexico to Washington … we give you Part Two of our interview with the youngest person – and first woman – ever to lead the Nez Perce tribe … and geologists say that the catastrophic eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii should serve as a wake-up call for all of us here in the Pacific Northwest.

KPTZ Sponsors Make Music Day 2018


KPTZ is on the bandwagon to feature Make Music Day (MMD) on Thursday, June 21, a summer solstice musical extravaganza of performances and participatory events in and around Port Townsend, as part of the worldwide celebration of music.

In Jefferson County, 50 or more musicians will perform, teach, and lead jams and song circles. Besides KPTZ, where we’ll publicize MMD events all this week, there are nearly two dozen participating venues where music will be free to the public all day.

Spearheaded by producer-singer-songwriter Judith-Kate Friedman, Make Music Day Port Townsend events will begin at 8am and continue throughout the day until 10pm. At 8:30pm, the finale event at the Cotton Building on Water Street gets dedicated to the life and contributions of KPTZ host and producer Marcia Perlstein, who passed away last February.

Stay tuned for details and spread the word!

Tossed Salad for 6/25/18

>Phil Andrus has Friday afternoon packed full of Tossed Salad goodies. Starting at 12:40, Can’t Wait for Salad features Aislinn Palmer of the Townsend Bay Music Festival. And at 12:55, Jean Walat shares with us about the Jefferson County Immigrant Rights Association. Then the Salad begins:

1:00 – Carla Main and Bev Schaaf, Jumping Mouse Benefit concert
1:30 – Jasmin Faulk-Dickerson, with tunes by sons Dante and Eros Faulk
2:30 – Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
3:00 – Carl Jarvis, on Sue Ammeter’s dedication to the Jefferson County Council of the Blind
3:30 – Moody Little Sister, by phone, with recorded music
3:45 – Danny Milholland, Port Townsend Orca Festival
4:00 – Jay Bakst and the Jefferson County Community Lean Resource
4:30 – Deborah Kate Hammond with Sarah Z

#113 Gary Keister, Old Alcohol Plant

(First airdate: June 19, 2018) GARY KEISTER: BRINGING LIFE TO THE OLD ALCOHOL PLANT. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Gary Keister, the new owner of the Old Alcohol Plant. Gary has a unique vision. Half of the property is now a charming Inn & Restaurant, with spectacular views of the Port Hadlock Marina and the coast beyond. It features galleries that celebrate local artists and hosts classes and lectures. The reincarnated Old Alcohol Plant is fast becoming a popular venue for weddings, parties and conferences. Then there’s the “other side.” Gary has a unique vision. Half of the property is the Bayside Tower, which houses community members in need of transitional housing. The ‘for profit’ side (the Inn & Restaurant) helps support the ‘non-profit’ side. It’s an innovative and compassionate way to help with our housing crisis.

Compass for the Week of 6/18/18

This week on the Compass we take an incredible journey with a Port Townsend native who dreamed of becoming royalty – made that dream come true – then embarked on a life journey that has come full circle.