KPTZ Programs

Wendell, You Are Missed!

Listeners to KPTZ’s Old Time Radio program may have noticed some changes ~ founding voice Wendell Ankeny stepped aside recently, after over 6 years of co-hosting with Bill Putney.

Wendell’s vacancy takes two to fill ~ both DJ Donn Trethewey and longtime KPTZ supporter Toni Vincent have stepped in to fill his shoes.

Old Time Radio airs from 5-7pm every Sunday and features vintage radio programs from radio’s early days.

All of us at KPTZ are very grateful to our loyal listeners for the success of our recent Fall Membership Drive.

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Compass for the Week of November 27, 2017

‘Tis the season for overeating and not getting enough exercise…but lest we fall prey to the illusion that we can pop a pill to make up for our bad behavior, this week on the Compass we reprise a story we did several years ago on the pills that more and more Americans hope will fend off the ill effects of an unhealthy lifestyle.  Then correspondent Martha Baskin looks at the question of what place natural gas has in plans for a clean energy future.


Arrivederci, Ellen Bonjorno!

Now that Ellen Bonjorno has relocated to New York City, we're grateful she recorded all of her Sing It Sister! shows featuring all kinds of music with women’s voices. KPTZ is reprising the entire series, every Friday evening from 7 to 8pm.

Ellen’s farewell note to the station sent just before her last Sing It, Sister! show aired on Labor Day says, “It’s been lovely to be part of KPTZ! I hope to do some kind of broadcasting work in NYC. Wish me luck! Peace N Love, Ellen”

CLICK HERE to listen to Ellen's Under the Rainbow exit interview.  All of us at KPTZ miss Ellen and wish her the very best success in all her new endeavors.

#99 Lawrence Johnson

(First airdate: November 21, 2017) THE JOHNSON ROOTS RUN DEEP ON MARROWSTONE ISLAND. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Lawrence Johnson, the owner of Carl’s Building Supply in Port Hadlock. The Johnson family pioneered the Olympic Peninsula, settling here back in the 1880s. Lawrence is the fourth generation Johnson on Marrowstone Island. His great-great grandfather (Karl with a “K”) started what would ultimately become Carl’s (Carl with a “C”) under Lawrence’s father. Lawrence has turned Carl’s into a thriving company that serves both contractors and home improvement mavens. It’s a company that stands for quality products.


Compass for the Week of November 20, 2017

What to do for the Holidays? Whether you are wondering where you are going to find your Thanksgiving dinner, or where to celebrate New Years, this week’s Compass has the inside skinny on where to go and what to do.


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