(First airdate: September 12, 2017) Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Teresa Hoffman, owner of the Port Townsend Athletic Club. She didn’t set out to own a fitness club. But thanks to hard work, determination and a couple of angel investors, she’s built the Athletic Club into a healthy and growing business. This mother of five spends part of her “off” time tending to eleven horses with her youngest daughter.
This week on the Compass, we talk with KPTZ Board President and General Manager Robert Ambrose about his past and the future of the station under his direction, and then we talk with the saviors of what is almost undoubtedly the world’s oldest surviving luxury yacht, which was recently in Port Townsend for repairs.
If you’re looking for KPTZ’s funky, bluesy, rockin’ Free Spin Program, take a rocket ride into Saturday as DJ Ron McElroy and his Free Spin program move to a new time: Saturday afternoons from 4 to 6pm. Climb into the groove when Ron will be in the house, offering up a smooth mix of musical styles to spin you up to Saturday night.
NOTE: KPTZ hosts and programs are playing musical chairs over the next few weeks, so stay tuned to find out who lands where and when. Updates will also be available here, so watch this space.
Another Friday time change (TGIF): As of September 8, Phil Andrus and Tossed Salad are moving your savory radio-listening diet an hour later, to broadcast each and every Friday afternoon from 1 to 5pm.
(First airdate: September 6, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Holly J. Hughes and shares poems from her book, Beyond Forgetting : Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer's Disease. Books and Resource information at hollyjhughes.com.
In the wake of a catastrophic collapse of a commercial in-water net pen that released hundreds of thousands of non-native Atlantic Salmon into the Salish Sea even as Cooke Aquaculture, the owner of the facility, is looking to expand a similar facility on the Strait of Juan de Fuca, KPTZ Compass this week takes a look back to a 2013 story we did about the devastating effect such fish farms have had on British Columbian wild salmon stocks, even without massive accidental releases.
(First airdate: August 29, 2017) Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews the popular Port Townsend artist Michael Hale. Michael’s paintings have served as posters for several Wooden Boat Festivals and the Uptown Street Fair. He has also published a fantasy book. But he’s perhaps best known for his Port Townsend Portfolio, a series of paintings that captures the soft colors of early morning light on the street of Port Townsend. Michael has given KPTZ permission to use one image - “Rainy Morning on Water Street” - to represent Our Town on our web site.