KPTZ Radio Celebration

Your local community radio station is 10 years old! KPTZ is hosting an on-air celebration Thursday, May 13 through Wednesday, May 19. We’re looking back on a decade of achievements and talking about What’s Next for the station. This is a pivotal moment for KPTZ, as we embark now on our relocation to KPTZ’s new studios at Fort Worden’s Makers Square, to be complete later this year.

Thanks to generous donors, including our own KPTZ DJs, who contributed to a pool of matching funds, all new donations during What’s Next week are being matched, essentially doubling each and every donation! Our goal is to raise $50,000 to fund the station’s budgetary needs, stay tuned and we’ll update on progress!

We’ll be asking for your support throughout the week. Please help us continue and expand what we do best—RADIO! Everyone who donates to KPTZ will receive a sticker with our new logo. Also, Pane D’Amore is offering their much appreciated and sought after prize: A Loaf of Bread Every Week for a year! All What’s Next week donors are eligible, online donors will be entered automatically. All listeners can email to enter. The winner will be announced on Thursday May 20th.

KPTZ thanks our special anniversary programming sponsors as we build community together, through lasting connections:
Corvus Crafts
Goodman Sanitation
Port Townsend Garden Center
Power Trip Energy
Rainshadow Recording Studio
San Juan Villa
Sunshine Propane
Uptown Pub

#112 Bob Snow, From Spook to Computer Guru

(First airdate: June 5, 2018) BOB SNOW: FROM SPOOK TO COMPUTER GURU. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Bob Snow, former counter-intelligence agent. Bob was stationed in multiple countries around the world where he learned to “read” people and discover their weaknesses. He was a behind-the-scenes operative in places as different as the Amazon rain forest to the mountains of Germany. But here in Port Townsend, he has morphed into a Mac computer guru.

Compass for the Week of 6/04/2018

This week on the Compass we look back at the end of a long career of a man – Bill Tennant – who has been looking back himself, almost all his life. And it’s all about history.

Party at the Fort Playback

KPTZ listeners and volunteers enjoyed a festive Friday night, June 1, at Fort Worden’s USO Hall, with long sets of funk music from opening local act Lowire and Seattle-based headliner Polyrhythmics. Thanks to all who came out in support of your party station, KPTZ!

One highlight of the evening was the preview of KPTZ’s new brew, the KPTZ Fortifier APA (American Pale Ale), to be made and marketed by Port Townsend Brewing Company. A portion of each keg or bottle sold will go to the station’s capital campaign, just kicking off to raise funds for KPTZ’s planned move in 2 years into Building 305 on the Fort Worden campus.

Event admissions, along with our sponsor New American Funding and a host of KPTZ Board members and volunteers, made this event happen. If you missed dancing with us that evening, stay tuned for KPTZ’s Party on the Pier at the other summer bookend, Labor Day weekend.

KPTZ Party at the Fort ~ Friday June 1

KPTZ’s Party at the Fort fundraiser will feature live music by critically acclaimed Seattle funk maestros, Polyrhythmics.  Local favorite Lowire will get the evening started at 7pm on Friday June 1 at Fort Worden’s USO Dance Hall.

This exciting concert is another example of KPTZ’s effort to broaden our cultural impact by offering live musical performance to complement our robust broadcasting schedule.

KPTZ has teamed up with PT Brewing Company to craft our very own special release beer, the KPTZ Fortifier APA (American Pale Ale). This new brew will also be unveiled at our June 1 event. Proceeds from every keg sale and every draft or bottle sold will contribute to KPTZ’s capital campaign for relocation and expansion of our studio and transmitter to Fort Worden over the next two years.

Tossed Salad for 6/01/18

This Friday afternoon from 1 to 5pm, Phil Andrus brings us another delightful salad combo for our listening enjoyment:

1:00 – Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, and Lore”
2:00 – Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem”
2:30 – Linda Dowdell, Vince Wingerter, Christa Holbrook, and Brendan Chambers of KCPT’s “Daddy Long Legs”
3:15 – Peter Newland, Tarboo Ridge Coalition
4:30 – Bill Mawhinney, reading a short story by Herman Hesse

Compass for the Week of 5/28/2018

This week on Compass we uncover the hidden past of Port Townsend resident Lynn Webster, who for nearly three decades has been modestly avoiding talk of her fabulous life in show business. Today, she finally tells her stories.