Barney Burke has been hosting the Friday Night Blues since KPTZ’s first broadcast in 2011.
But after 290 broadcasts, he’s taking a sabbatical until 11 November 2016 because he’s running for re-election to our local public utility, Jefferson PUD. “It’s a good rule for radio and a good rule for elections,” Barney said of FCC regulations on broadcasters who run for public office.
As you can see in this photo, Barney is a fan of Howlin’ Wolf, but he plays all kinds of blues from Delta to Chicago and acoustic to electric, and yes, eclectic. He welcomes feedback and suggestions at email@example.com.
Concert Director: Tim Quackenbush
Talent Scout: Bill Kiely
Sound: Everett Moran, Doug Warren
Back Stage: Chris Bricker, Ellen Bonjorno
Sponsors, Raffle: Shannon Davis
House Manager: Nora Petrich
Hosts: Bill and Kathy Mercier, Dick Keenan, Jo Quackenbush, Keri French, Mari Mullen
Ushers: Don and Oma Landstra, Diana Talley, Deb Munro, Leslie Aickin, Oceana Sunshine
Sound Recording: Sonny Flores
Videography: Al Bergstein
Mistress of Ceremony: Ruby Fitch
8 am on May 14th 2011 was our first broadcast. A very happy 5th. birthday to the whole KPTZ family.
A big thanks to all our generous donors. We raised $19,000 during our fund drive week and we added 30 more members to our growing community of contributors. Under the guidance of Larry Stein and Nora Petrich the week was full of wonderful programming and the station was brightened by the good nature and smiles of all the volunteers who answered phones, played music or helped out in so many ways. Our final impromptu talent show was terrific fun and the phones were ringing right up to the last minute.
A unique radio show for Earth Day. The Life and Times of Wolf Bauer A one hour documentary on the life of this extraordinary modern outdoorsman, who died in January at 104. Pioneering mountain climber, mountain rescue founder, ceramics engineer, kayak pioneer, coastal geologist, environmentalist. Featuring new interviews with Jim and Lou Whittaker who Wolf mentored, George Yount who flew and kayaked with Wolf, and Jim Johannessen who worked on his pioneering shoreline restorations.
Produced by Al Bergstein.
Thurs 4/21 at noon, and Saturday at 3PM. 91.9fm, or stream at KPTZ.ORG.