10,000 Heroes

New to KPTZ, it’s 10,000 Heroes, your go-to podcast for inspiration and inquiry into what a life of purpose and fun is all about.  From creator & host Ankur Shah Delight, who lives and works in Clallam County. Check out these episodes on the first Tuesday of the month, from 6 to 7pm. On July 5 meet Deepak Ram who grew up in South Africa, discovered music as a teenager, studied bansuri (bamboo flute) with the masters in Mumbai, and then found his “thing” as a globally-recognized musician. A fascinating episode, featuring some incredible music.

Kayak Safety

(Airdate: June 27, 2022) This reprise show, produced by KPTZ DJ host and kayaker Chris Bricker on the subject of kayak safety, was motivated by the tragic deaths of two kayakers just off the Dungeness Spit in April of 2015, along with more recent incidents involving ill-fated kayakers. These are beautiful and spectacular waters, but it’s important to remember the essentials when venturing out in this region to enjoy this great sport. We speak with veteran kayaker and adventurer Chris Duff, Dr. Sam Baker on cold water immersion, leaders of the Olympic Peninsula Paddling Club, and rescue swimmers from the U.S. Coast Guard Station in Port Angeles.  Experienced Kayaker, KPTZ’s Mermaid Keri introduces the show.

Please Step Up ~ KPTZ Needs Your Donation

One of KPTZ’s new broadcast studios, with custom furniture by Port Townsend woodworker Gary Jonland.

Progress is happening! At KPTZ’s new Fort Worden studios, even as the pandemic rages on, the station is inching closer to the extremely long-awaited move. And as we round out the month of KPTZ’s 11th anniversary on May 14, your support is both needed and welcome, through donations in support of the station’s overhead and expenses. 

As of the last day of May, a total of 17 highly valued, new donors have contributed $2200 since the month began. This simply isn’t enough to keep the lights on! Even though in the past our annual anniversary has traditionally been observed as an on-air fundraising week, this year we’re focusing on the move in order to spare everyone from so many repeated asks, by offering up more of a “silent” fundraiser – letting the outstanding music and informative programming speak for itself, while now asking, off air, for your donations.

We ask you to please pitch in at this pivotal time, to fund and enable KPTZ’s expanding broadcast services.

Donations by check also can be mailed to KPTZ
PO Box 2091, Port Townsend, WA 98368

If you already are one of KPTZ’s generous, monthly sustaining donors, thank you from the bottom of all our hearts for providing necessary ongoing support. And we ask you now to consider an added boost to assist our organizational growth ~ all fully driven by our dedicated volunteer staff.

Magical good things await us, approaching the upcoming KPTZ move! Stay tuned here for more about the station’s ongoing progress, and given your help, we expect some breakthroughs during the month of June!

Washington Oil Spill Response

Coastal Café host Aaron Barnett chats with the head of Washington Dept. of Ecology’s Oils Spill and Preparedness division, Carlos Clements. Carlos describes how Washington is prepared to respond in the event of a catastrophic oil spill as well as prevention measures to avoid such an event.

Nature Now #572
Summer Bird Activities

(Airdate: June 22, 2022) In this reprise airing from a year ago, we wander the woods with Nature Now’s Mary Robson and Gary Bullock for summer bird activities, especially fledglings.

Local News for 6/23/22

June 23, 2022: Simon Jaynes – Temperatures warming; delayed delivery of COVID-19 vax for children. (TEXT)