Deeper Blues

A new locally produced program on KPTZ! Tune in for Deeper Blues with Chicago Bob Longmire, a time set aside for an in-depth focus on various aspects of blues culture: performers, styles, social issues, and more. Every Tuesday at 7pm Bob will focus on a different performer or topic for an hour to enjoy learning more of this uniquely American culture. Please also note Bill Mericier’s Jazz Notes new start time of 8pm on Tuesdays, following Deeper Blues.

Born in Tacoma, Bob Longmire lived in Chicago for over 40 years before coming “home”, drawn by Port Townsend’s creative spirit and by Puget Sound.  Deeper Blues is his chance to share music and stories that underlie the blues, toward a better understanding of those who shaped it, enjoyed it, and developed it over the decades.

County Public Health Report ~ 3/01

Today, March 1, Jefferson County Public Health Officer Dr. Tom Locke shared his assessment of the pandemic in Jefferson County and answered questions submitted by KPTZ listeners. Department of Emergency Management Director Willie Bence also gave an update on current Emergency Operations actions, in light of the most recent developments.

Even though broadcast of the March 1, 2021 Public Health Briefings was incomplete, the entire segment is now included in this audio recording. 

Click here to read complete notes on today’s briefings

Submit your Public Health questions to Dr. Tom Locke by emailing contactus@kptz.org. Note: The weekly deadline for these to be submitted is on Fridays at noon, to be answered at the following Monday’s BOCC meeting.

Nature Now #312 Tides and Time

(first aired May 24, 2017). Jonathan White, author of Tides, The Science and Spirit of The Ocean, visits via phone with host Nan Evans and discusses how the tides can tell time, change our concept of time, and affect living creatures. Closing music is “The Moon and The Tide,” performed by Derek Gust.

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We Made Our Goal!!


Thank You, loyal Listener Community,
for a successful Spring Drive.
We made it. Stay tuned.


KPTZ Broadcast Interrupted by Affordable Housing

KPTZ was off-the-air Thursday afternoon for over three hours, as crews disconnected power and telecommunication lines to allow passage of this multiple family housing unit up Blaine Street. The four-unit house will be situated at the corner of Van Ness and Cherry Street.

Despite the temporary loss of broadcast, KPTZ continued to live stream its programming via the website.

A Wonderful Time Was Had by All!


Our Sgt. Pepper’s Band at the KPTZ Anniversary Concerts on May 6 & 7.
Band was led and concert directed by Paul Rogers…..with a stellar troupe of local participants.
Concert Producer: Tim Quackenbush
Photo Credit:  Bob Rowan (thank you Bob)

Sarah Van Gelder

(First airdate: May 3, 2017)  Cris Wilson interviews Sarah Van Gelder, author of The Revolution Where You Live: Stories From a 12000 Mile Journey through a New America.

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A Special Bring Your Records This Week

Tune in to Larry’s Stein’s Bring Your Records this Wed. April 26 at 11am for a visit with pianist Julio Elizalde, Artistic Director of Olympic Music Festival, now in residence at Ft. Worden/Centrum in mid-July and most of August. Beautiful music, great musicians, and a fascinating new member of our regional artistic community.