Remembering Ray Schroff

One of KPTZ’s founding DJs changed cosmic addresses on March 29: Ray Schroff was among the station’s original crew of disc jockeys starting in May 2011, when KPTZ first began broadcasting ~ initially as the host of Dream City Jukebox and continuing until 2017. More recently he hosted the late night Ethereal Excursions program, exploring contemporary composers, jazz, and ambient music. Ray has always presented music devoted to more than just casual listening. Founding Program Director Larry Stein credits Ray’s important contribution: “Ray was in from the very beginning of KPTZ. His range of knowledge, and appreciation of great music helped set the tone of the station.” Ann Katzenbach, also one of the key KPTZ station founders, says of Ray, “We stand on his shoulders.” All of our condolences go to Ray’s wife Nancesca, and to his family, friends and listeners. 
Photo by Barney Burke,

Booklovers’ Cafe – Anna Quinn, Angeline

(Airdate: March 28, 2023) Anna Quinn returns to Booklovers’ Cafe to introduce her new novel  Angeline. Erica Bauermeister says “Angeline is a call to open arms, a clear-eyed view of our often flawed humanity and how the power of compassion can change everything.” Cris and Anna talk about the setting in a liberal convent on an island in the Pacific Northwest and all about the humans inhabiting this place without revealing Angeline’s story. Anna unravels the mystery of her past in dream-like layers. The prose is poetic with messages for all readers. Anna is the founder of Writer’s Workshoppe in Port Townsend and the author of the bestseller, Night Child.

Pool and Bench Build

(Airdate: March 27, 2023) This week, host Jim Burke interviews Carrie Hite about the effort, finally, this year to replace the Mountain View Pool and community engagement. Jim also interviews Lisa Widner who is organizing the Community Bench Build Challenge with the goal of bringing highly decorated benches to Point Hudson.

Mortality and Beans

(March 27, 2023 – Mortality and Beans) Life is good, except when it’s bad, so cover yourself with beans for the ultimate experience in self-realization.

KPTZ and Rainshadow Recording CoPresent Buddy Mondlock March 24

KPTZ is happy to join Rainshadow Recording in welcoming singer-songwriter Buddy Mondlock to the Palindrome in Port Townsend on Friday, March 24 at 7:30pm. Buddy Mondlock is a Nashville musician who has been writing songs and touring since the 1980s.