KPTZ’s New Year Message

From Robert Ambrose, KPTZ Board President and DJ Host of The Rhythm Connection

On Monday, December 28, I eagerly tuned into KPTZ at 9:45am because, with the COVID-19 pandemic exponentially growing, I was hoping to hear the reasoned analysis presented by Dr. Locke every week to the Jefferson County Commissioners. But it wasn’t on! Not hearing Dr. Locke as expected was unsettling for me, and perhaps for you and many others, judging from the many calls and emails KPTZ received. There was no pandemic update because the commissioners did not meet due to the holiday, but its noted absence underlined KPTZ’s vital role keeping our community informed during local emergencies. That role is fundamental in our mission…

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The Klallam Word of the Week

Beginning in January! KPTZ proudly partners with the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe and KSQM Sequim to bring you The Klallam Word of the Week, spotlighting a Klallam language word by pronunciation, definition and use. The Klallam Word of the week airs on KPTZ every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 5:15pm, immediately following the station’s evening news block (consisting of KPTZ Local News, the day’s Community Calendar, and National Native News).

This week’s Klallam Word of the Week is Cat

Vocal talents for Word of the Week provided by Mary Norton, Charlene Dick and Loni Greninger, including Music performed by Joshua Little Sunday.  

#121 Carlyn Stark, Sailor

(First airdate: October 9, 2018) CARLYN STARK: A SAILOR WITH A PASSION FOR SCHOONERS. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Carlyn Kaiser Stark, Emerita on the Board of the Maritime Center & the Wooden Boat Foundation. Carlyn was instrumental in bringing the 100-year-old schooner “The Martha” to Puget Sound from San Francisco. Her father, industrialist Edgar Kaiser, purchased the ship for his daughter and she brought it to the Four Winds Camp on Orcas Island. Carlyn was a camper there as a girl, then ran the place for years. As a token of appreciation the Camp (which is now a foundation) later named its huge sailing ship “The Carlyn” after her. Today school kids from Seattle to Orcas Island learn about the sea aboard “The Carlyn”.

Compass for the Week of 10/08/2018

On this week’s Compass KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Washington State representative District 24 hopefuls Mike Chapman and Jodi Wilke. Aired live on October 8, this is the second of a series of three live candidate interviews.

Tossed Salad on the Road 10/05/18

On Friday, October 5, KPTZ and Tossed Salad will travel west across the county line to Port Angeles for the Dungeness Crab and Seafood Festival. This special 5-hour show will feature the usual array of Salad ingredients, live music and live interviews, but this will be a crab salad, with host Phil Andrus interviewing a live Dungeness crab.

Well … perhaps not quite but we will be talking with folks in the business of putting fresh seafood on our tables, among them Kurt Grinnell, a member of the Jamestown S’Klallam tribe whose company is Jamestown Seafood. Full schedule below.  If you’re listening from out west in our neighboring county, come join us in person at the Festival.  If that doesn’t fit your day’s plans, listen to 91.9 FM for 5 hours of fish tales and clicking crab pinchers. It all begins just after 12 noon this coming Friday, October 5.

12:10 – Intro to show
12:15 – Dawn Martin
1:00 – Scott Nagel, Executive Director
1:15 – Micaela Kingslight
2:00 – Steve Shivley
2:15 – Forest Beutel
2:45 – Crab Derby folks and others … capturing the flavor of the Festival
3:00 – Ches Ferguson
3:30 – Curt Grinnell, Jamestown Seafood
4:00 – Buck Allard
4:30 – interview and story

Gary Lilley

(First airdate: October 3, 2018) Poet, blues musician and storyteller Gary Lilley joins Cris on the October Booklovers’ Cafe to talk about his 2018 books Bushman’s Medicine Show and The Hog Killing. Find out what really happened to Robert Johnson at the Crossroads.

Compass for the Week of 10/01/2018

On this week’s Compass, KPTZ correspondent Charlie Bermant interviews Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 hopefuls Greg Brotherton and Jon Cooke. Recorded live on October 1, this is the first of a series of three live candidate interviews.

Tossed Salad for 9/28/2018

Tossed Salad host Phil Andrus leads us into October with a variety of Fall goodies:

1:00Suzanne and Richard Friedrichs, music of Asia west to east
2:00Amijai Shalev, Bandoneon player from Buenas Aires
3:00 – Cast members of KCPT’s Annapurna
3:30GARRETT, band on tour
4:00United Good Neighbors
4:30Bill Mawhinney, reading …