KPTZ Programs

Blues Journey Summer Schedule


Blues Journey
host Taylor Clark writes: "It is the summer time of the year when I embrace my other passion as a spiritual pirate and rover, sailing the Salish Sea. Here's the summer schedule of hosts for Blues Journey, airing Wednesdays 8-10pm:

July 11 - Tim Quackenbush
July 18‎ - The Briceman
July 25‎ - Larry Stein

August 1 - Taylor Clark
August 8‎ - Bill Mercier
August 15 - Dave Long
August 22 - Chris Bricker
August 29 - Dave Long

September 5 - Jerry Osborn‎e
September 12 - Dave Long

Tossed Salad for 6/29/18

Looking forward to next Wednesday's Fabulous Fourth, Tossed Salad's Phil Andrus features Danny Milholland on Can't Wait for Salad at 12:40pm talking about our Old School 4th of July celebration for 2018. Then we'll hear:

1:00 - Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, And Lore”
2:00 - Ray Hunter, a long life in the Uncas Valley
2:45 - Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem?
3:00 - Joey and Phina Pipia, The Psychic Dynasty
3:30 - Richard and Suzanne Friedrichs, presenting Punjabi zaboors, maybe some Sufi music in Urdu, along with songs of Nepal and Tibet
4:30 Don White, reading ...

Compass for the Week of 6/25/18

This week on Compass, we get an update on a local couple trying to hike 2,600 miles, from Mexico to Washington … we give you Part Two of our interview with the youngest person – and first woman – ever to lead the Nez Perce tribe … and geologists say that the catastrophic eruption of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii should serve as a wake-up call for all of us here in the Pacific Northwest.

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KPTZ Sponsors Make Music Day 2018


KPTZ is on the bandwagon to feature Make Music Day (MMD) on Thursday, June 21, a summer solstice musical extravaganza of performances and participatory events in and around Port Townsend, as part of the worldwide celebration of music.

In Jefferson County, 50 or more musicians will perform, teach, and lead jams and song circles. Besides KPTZ, where we’ll publicize MMD events all this week, there are nearly two dozen participating venues where music will be free to the public all day.

Spearheaded by producer-singer-songwriter Judith-Kate Friedman, Make Music Day Port Townsend events will begin at 8am and continue throughout the day until 10pm. At 8:30pm, the finale event at the Cotton Building on Water Street gets dedicated to the life and contributions of KPTZ host and producer Marcia Perlstein, who passed away last February.

Stay tuned for details and spread the word!

#113 Gary Keister, Old Alcohol Plant

(First airdate: June 19, 2018) GARY KEISTER: BRINGING LIFE TO THE OLD ALCOHOL PLANT. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Gary Keister, the new owner of the Old Alcohol Plant. Gary has a unique vision. Half of the property is now a charming Inn & Restaurant, with spectacular views of the Port Hadlock Marina and the coast beyond. It features galleries that celebrate local artists and hosts classes and lectures. The reincarnated Old Alcohol Plant is fast becoming a popular venue for weddings, parties and conferences. Then there’s the “other side.” Gary has a unique vision. Half of the property is the Bayside Tower, which houses community members in need of transitional housing. The ‘for profit’ side (the Inn & Restaurant) helps support the ‘non-profit’ side. It’s an innovative and compassionate way to help with our housing crisis.

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Compass for the Week of 6/18/18

This week on the Compass we take an incredible journey with a Port Townsend native who dreamed of becoming royalty – made that dream come true – then embarked on a life journey that has come full circle.   

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