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Meet our New Station Manager!

We are delighted to announce some new organizational changes to the management of the station. The first of these changes comes in the critical role of volunteer Station Manager, which will be filled by long-time volunteer Kris Shapiro. Kris has demonstrated her commitment to the station with her ability to lead and her in-depth knowledge of station operations.

Supporting Kris in her role is a strong team of coordinators comprised of the following KPTZ volunteers:

Larry Stein, Program Director

Bill Putney, Chief Engineer

Ann Katzenbach, News Coordinatorkris(1)-300x225

Cheryl Specter, Volunteer Coordinator

Tim Quackenbush, Coordinator of Broadcasters

Bethany Patten, Traffic Coordinator

Jessica Randall, Youth Coordinator

Mike Schleckser, Remote Broadcast Coordinator

Jacqueline Mention, Communications Coordinator

Marilyn Butz, Bookkeeper

The above organizational changes come not only as a result of efforts to streamline the station's operations, but they also mark the start of a restructuring of the KPTZ Board, which is taking steps to separate itself from the station's daily operations. Please join us in welcoming Kris Shapiro and her team!

May 14: Broadcasting Begins 8 AM, Celebrating Begins 8 PM!

On Saturday, May 14 2011, KPTZ invites all Jefferson & Clallam County community, family and friends to join in a night of festivities and merriment. Celebrate Radio Port Townsend's long-anticipated entree onto the airwaves.

From 8 am that very morning, on 91.9 FM, KPTZ will begin formal broadcasting that reaches from Port Angeles and Sequim, to Port Townsend, Chimacum and Quilcene. Even places like Port Ludlow and areas like Queen Ann in Seattle may get clear reception. The morning's radio schedule will repeat from 2 pm to 8 pm. Check out our weekend's programming schedule.

Launch Party

Then at 8 pm until midnight, KPTZ's Launch Party and Fundraiser takes over at the NW Maritime Center, 431 Water Street, to celebrate.

Launch Party Entertainment

The Launch Party's musical entertainment includes Port Townsend's very own Solvents.
As Seattle Weekly said March 30, "With their classic-rock leanings, Solvents have more balls to their sound than many bands with more buzz."

Also performing: the Crow Quill Night Owls jug band, and DJs Caleb Peacock and Ruby Fitch with The Party Club.

This is an all-ages party meant for dancing.

We will also have a special "Audio Booth," where you can record your very own KPTZ station ID, special messages for the new station and have interviews conducted by KPTZ field reporters!

Tickets

Don't miss this historic occasion. KPTZ suggests that guests contribute a $25 donation and kids 12 and under are free. But everyone is welcome to join the fun. Tickets are available for purchase at Brown Paper Tickets online as well as locally from Quimper Sound, the Food Co-Op and at the door starting at 7 pm.

Food

Light food will be prepared by Lil This, Lil That Catering thanks to the generous donations of many local eateries including (but not limited to!) Pane d'Amore, The Silverwater, The Fountain Cafe, Perfect Endings Cupcakes, Bob's Bagels, and Candace Uptown Catering. A no-host bar will include beer from Port Townsend Brewery and a selection of regional wines from The Wine Seller. The gorgeous waterfront views of the NW Maritime Center will be complemented by the artful decorations and banners of Peter Gritt.

Max Grover Launch Party Poster

Prints of the Max Grover launch party poster will be available for purchase at the Launch Party. Additionally there will be a drawing for a pair of tickets to see Garrison Keillor and A Prairie Home Companion live at Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery in Woodinville on June 11th. The winner will be announced at the launch party. The drawing is now closed.

At the party there will be opportunities to purchase limited edition, signed Max Grover posters as well as KPTZ's first ever T-shirt, with the design based on Max's painting in his new, evolving style and other special items.

Email info@kptz.org or call the KPTZ office at 360-379-6886 for questions or additional information.

      
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