Tossed Salad Archive Presented to JCHS

JCHS Archivist Ellie DiPietro and KPTZ DJ/host Phil Andrus (Photo credit: Barney Burke)

In December, Phil Andrus, host of KPTZ’s Cats in Our Laps presented the Jefferson County Historical Society with a complete audio archive of the Tossed Salad radio show. Tossed Salad was hosted by Andrus and aired every Friday on KPTZ for ten years. The show spotlighted regional non-profits, musicians, public service groups, artists, thinkers and organizers. The Tossed Salad archive will be part of the JCHS’s collection and was received by Ellie DiPietro, Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center Director. Listen to Phil Andrus on Cats in Our Laps on Sundays from 8-10pm on KPTZ.

Ten years of Tossed Salad was a close-up lens on ten years of life in Port Townsend and Jefferson County, from 2011 to 2020. The audio archive which KPTZ and I are presenting to the Jefferson County Historical Society includes interviews of history made and history in the making, as well as music made very much in the moment in the tiny KPTZ studio. There will come a time when these ten Salad years will bring the past, our present, alive for our descendants in voice and song.”
~ Phil Andrus, host & producer of KPTZ’s Tossed Salad

People often do not think about the times that we are living through as historic, but so much of what we experience day to day will be invaluable to people looking back at these times. Radio is such a great snapshot into our daily lives – it captures a unique perspective of what people want to engage with and share with each other. Tossed Salad has captured a decade of local perspective and we are very excited and honored to accept that into the JCHS collection!
~ Ellie DiPietro Jefferson County Historical Society Research Center Director

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.  

Come to Tonight’s Concerts on the Dock

August 29th Emerging Artists Night & DJ Dance Party!
With 2013 Stars of Tomorrow Winners “Daughters of Albion,” with “The Cold Comfort,” and DJ Silace Amaro

Come cut a rug, listen to some tunes, and grab a drink with us at tonight’s Concert on the Dock. We’re proud sponsors of this emerging artists lineup. Hope to see you there!

It’s all happening at Pope Marine Park/City Dock Civic Plaza, 607 Water St, Port Townsend, WA 98368

Programming Highlight: Bring Your Records

records-275x188If you haven’t listened to Larry Stein’s interview/music show, Bring Your Records, it’s time to tune in.  Every Wednesday from 11am to noon Larry invites one of Jefferson County’s many fascinating community members to “bring their records.” With a handful of their current favorite tunes in tow, each guest spends the hour sharing music and conversation with KPTZ’s own Director of Programming.  Past guests have included local greats Kris Nelson, Dominic Svornich, Nancy Fitch, Rob Birman, and many more.  Tune in Wednesday, August 28th for a sit-down with musician Pete Lack, and Wendesday, September 4th for a repeat with Centrum’s Peter McCracken.

Businesses: Check out our Community Card

Local Business Owners – We are looking for you! Please consider taking part in our new KPTZ Community Card offer. For a low monthly cost you will be able to advertise on our website; offering your business name and hours/contact info/promotions-discounts/mapping directions for your business, as well as taking part in the discounts/promotions that other businesses are offering in our community. All the while, supporting KPTZ and reaching out to new and existing customers…it’s a win-win! Please contact underwriting@kptz.org to get your card today!

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VOLUNTEER SPOTLIGHT: Germaine Arthur

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KPTZ is an ALL volunteer radio station, and the magic happens through the efforts and gifts people like Germaine bring. KPTZ has so many wonderful volunteers who are committed to making KPTZ the best community radio station it can be.

Please join us in thanking Germaine Arthur, and countless others who show every day, together we are – KPTZ Eclectic, Authentic Community Radio!

ABOUT GERMAINE: Germaine is a great contributor to our community. Germaine not only volunteers her time here at KPTZ, she also volunteers for Habitat for Humanity and is very involved with the Port Townsend Community Chorus and Ukuleles Unite.

Germaine and her husband Bernie moved to Port Townsend in 1969 to start a boat building company, Skookum Marine Construction. They have four children and six grandchildren, and recently celebrated their 52nd anniversary. She says her favorite KPTZ show is Ruby Fitch’s Beach Rubble – ” truly eclectic and very interesting.” says Germaine.

How long have you volunteered at KPTZ? I have been coming for the past year and a half. Just a couple of months from when KPTZ first aired.

Why did you decide to volunteer with KPTZ? I was talking with a friend of mine who is on the board of directors and told me they were looking for volunteers to help answer phones.

What do you like most about volunteering here? I like meeting and working with interesting people I would not otherwise meet.

I understand you play a ukulele, so you must be a lover of music. What genres of music do you like best? Classical, especially Choral music, Big Band music from the 40’s and Blue Grass.

Will we ever be able to hear you play your ukulele on air? NO!

Haha, we will try and get her to come in sometime we hope with her ukulele… You can find out more about Germaine and her Ukulele friends at ukulelesunite.com.

KPTZ Partners with Jeffco Dept. of Emergency Management

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KPTZ IS YOUR PARTNER in helping to provide this community with important information in which to educate and inform of any weather warnings or disasters. We appreciate all the work the Department of Emergency Management is doing in keeping us informed and safe! For more information, please read the following…

The Jefferson County “emergency-information” blog is now active due to the RED FLAG warning issued by the National Weather Service.

When this area is under a WARNING, (or any other incident with community wide impact) the information is posted on the blog, and a NIXLE text message is disseminated to all subscribers.

To find our emergency information blog go to www.jeffcoeoc.org and click on the INCIDENTS IN PROGRESS tab.

To subscribe to free NIXLE text messages from this office go to www.jeffcoeoc.org and click on the cell phone icon in the upper right corner.

Bob Hamlin, Program Manager – KE7DPH
Jefferson County Dept. of Emergency Management

KPTZ – High Visibility at 19th & Blaine

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KPTZ has a new look. Thank you so much for your hard work and contribution in bring a new look our way. Tom Booth, thank you for your beautiful KPTZ 91.9 stenciling! Ann Katzenbach, thank you for leading the efforts and a big thank you to Helen Gilbert, Colin Foden, Graham Hadden, Gail Pruit and Kate Dwyer for rolling up your sleeves and working so hard. If you didn’t know where we were driving down Blaine street, you will now!!

THANK YOU!!!!

Kris Shapiro

Station Manager