2021 Graduation Ceremony Broadcasts

KPTZ congratulates the classes of 2021 on their achievements and is pleased to present broadcasts of the Port Townsend and Chimacum High School Graduation Ceremonies, live from Memorial Field in Port Townsend. Port Townsend’s commencement ceremony was broadcast live on Friday, June 11 on KPTZ, and was hosted by KPTZ’s Larry Stein with Port Townsend High School’s longtime Secretary Jan Boutilier as co-host. Listen here:

Chimacum’s ceremony was broadcast on Saturday June 12 on KPTZ, and was hosted by KPTZ’s Peter Robinson, with Chimacum High School’s Matt Orr as co-host. Listen here:

These graduation presentations were produced in collaboration with The Production Alliance and the Port Townsend and Chimacum School Districts. In the spirit of community, Graduation broadcast sponsors are: Finnriver: Farm and Cider Garden, and Corvus Crafts: Print, Design, and Marketing. Thanks from KPTZ to our valued business supporters and community partners.

KPTZ Honors Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe

During the month of June, KPTZ turns its attention to the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe. KPTZ recognizes and supports the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe who protect their treaty rights in area homelands by working with partner stewards of the land to preserve, enhance, and restore habitat and ensure that they can responsibly harvest their traditional foods for the next seven generations. The right to hunt, fish, and gather in their accustomed areas was retained by their S’Klallam ancestors in 1855, when they signed the Point No Point Treaty. Both Coastal Cafe and KPTZ’s new magazine Compass will feature The Tribe this month, and their efforts to protect and restore land, sea and habitat – see airing details below. After they have aired, both of these programs are also available on demand through our KPTZ Podcasts page.  

Coastal Cafe
A tribal perspective on the Kilisut Harbor restoration project which was the replacement of a restrictive causeway with a bridge between Indian and Marrowstone islands – an area of historic importance to both Jamestown and Port Gamble S’Klallam tribes. Coastal Cafe hosts Aaron Barnett and MaryAnn Wagner will speak with tribal members Hans Daubenberger and Randy Johnson as well as Rebecca Benjamin of the North Olympic Salmon Coalition. We’ll learn about the project’s impacts from both tribal and personal perspectives from key people involved with the project. Airs Wednesdays, June 9 and 16 at 5:30pm.

Further exploring The Tribe’s land stewardship work, Compass host Steve Evans tours the Jamestown S’Klallam’s prairie restoration project. Airing Saturday, June 5 at noon, and repeating Monday, June 7 at noon and 5PM.

Talk to a DJ in Real Time

KPTZ has installed a phone in the broadcast studio.
So if your favorite DJ is broadcasting live,
you can call 360-554-4430 when music is playing
and say what’s on your mind.
Or just say “Hello!”

100 Years – 100 Songs

Starting February 24,
Bill Mercier, host of Friday’s Jazz Notes,
honors the 100th anniversary of the first jazz record
by featuring one song from each of the last 100 years.
Tune in Fridays from 6-8 pm.

Give Big!

givebig-logo-datex200On Dec. 29 & 30, there’s a special online giving campaign just for community radio! Can you chip in to support KPTZ’s high quality, original radio programming? If you appreciate that our town has local radio station, please give in any amount and share the KPTZ campaign page with your friends: https://mystation.givebig.org/c/CR/a/kptz
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Please donate to support your local community radio station KPTZ! Every gift counts, and will help the station start the new year on a positive note! And your gift is tax-deductible. Thanks!