Jean Lenke and Sarah Shea in Concert

Jean Lenke

On Thursday, July 22 from 7 to 8pm, KPTZ presents a night of live music with vocalists Jean Lenke and Sarah Shea, accompanied by a full band. Tune in for Jazz, Folk Rock & Jazz-Rock Fusion. This radio concert is presented in collaboration with the Candlelight Concert Online series at Trinity United Methodist Church. The church will also be broadcasting a video feed of the performance through their website.

With a beautifully smooth and soulful voice, Jean Lenke has been creating diverse music for many years in the Philadelphia area and has now made her home in Washington’s great northwest. As a performing artist, composer, lyricist, arranger and bandleader, Jean’s fresh approach to Classic Jazz is influenced by an eclectic mix of musical genres that span a lifetime, looking always forward, towards the horizon. Jean Lenke and Sarah Shea have been collaborating on a children’s catalog of music, so they will be singing many songs that will be familiar and appeal to younger children, and adults alike. 

Nature Now #393
Pigeon Guillemot Research

(Reprise airdate: January 2, 2019) Debaran Kelso hosts Part 1 of an encore presentation of a show originally recorded in December 2017 with guests Frances Wood and Govinda Rosling, speaking about the Pigeon Guillemot Research Group based out of Whidbey Island. Closing music is “Fleet” by Guillemot.

Tossed Salad for 1/04/2019

New Year’s resolutions are an inspiration to us all. And Phil Andrus brings us a Tossed Salad show this week that helps sustain our resolution to make 2019 a better year. You’ll find something here for everyone:

1:00Sue Thompson, Bobbi Nikles, and Jere Canote
1:45Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
2:15Jeanie Murphy, Banjo Tunes, Tunings and Lore
3:15Anna Bachmann, surface water quality report
3:45Jessica Randall, humanitarian caravan to Mexican border
4:00Ezra Goetzen, psychotherapist
4:30Deborah Kate Hammond, reading

Compass for the Week of 12/31/2018

This week on the Compass we join a gathering of farmers around a bonfire built not only on hopes for rich and productive soil, but also on the dream of helping to reverse the climate crisis.  With Orchardist Cameron Denning, Farmer Brian Bakker, Experimental Gardener Norm Baker, Olympic Biochar Founder Francesco Tortorici, and Forage Executive Director Kai Hoffman-Krull.

Farewell to West Coast Live

It was a good run! And KPTZ is bittersweet to lose “West Coast Live,” the long-running radio program that retired from the airwaves, ending with its final broadcast of 2018 on December 29. The dynamic variety show began in 1993, and aired on KPTZ Saturday mornings for over 3 years, broadcasting on occasion from the Port Townsend Film Festival.

All of us at KPTZ send thanks and best wishes to West Coast Live host Sedge Thomson and crew. And we’re promised reprise podcasts from the show’s archives at

Stay tuned to KPTZ for a new program in the Saturday 11am – 12n time slot over the coming weeks, with thanks to host Charlie Bermant for stepping up to fill in until the new program is in place.

Tossed Salad for 12/28/2018

Phil Andrus gets things rolling into the new year with Peter Newland on Can’t Wait for Salad at 12:40pm. Thereafter we have:

1:00Laurie Riley, harpist
1:45 – Preserving Point Hudson (with Lily Haight of PT Leader; Robert d’Arcy of Schooner Martha; Carol Hasse of PT Sails; Michelle Sandoval of PT City Council; & Eric Toews, Port of PT Deputy Manager)
2:30Forest Beutel, lumberjack banjo
3:00Judith-Kate Friedman, “Songs from the Sound”
3:45Vickie Daignault of Key City’s one woman show “The Year of Magical Thinking”
4:00Mossy Raven
4:30Don White reading “Yma Dream” by Thomas Meehan

Bonjorno Greetings From NYC

Ellen Bonjorno, host of Sing It Sister! on KPTZ, now lives in New York City, her new home. She wishes all of our KPTZ community a happy holiday, with great music. (And, if we’re lucky, we may get some fresh East Coast programming in the new year.) We love Ellen!!!