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KPTZ and Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding that outlines plans for the station to move its operations to historic Fort Worden.

News of the KPTZ–PDA agreement debuted on KPTZ’s news magazine Compass: on December 4th. The joint press release from the two organizations can be found here.

The prospect of relocating to Fort Worden is exciting because it would place KPTZ amongst Port Townsend's vibrant arts, culture and education community, where we have many natural synergies. The move would greatly expand the station’s ability to inform our audience about the diversity of activities at the Fort, and to broaden our core community.

The agreement highlights KPTZ’s interest in reestablishing its broadcasting studios and administrative offices in the basement of Building 305, the cornerstone facility in Fort Worden’s proposed Makers Square redevelopment project, and relocating the radio station’s transmitter tower to Artillery Hill.Read More

Compass for the Week of December 25, 2017

While for most people the holidays are a season of love, joy, and celebration of friends and family, for others it can be a time of crippling depression and even thoughts of suicide. It is for this reason that this week on the Compass we are bringing you the story of a woman who actually committed suicide, but miraculously survived not only to tell the tale, but to bring hope and help to others considering doing the same.


Robert Ambrose: Prelude to PT

Pleasures and Treasurers host Marcia Perlstein interviews Robert Ambrose, KPTZ’s Board President, and host of Rhythm Connection. (First airdate: December 21, 2017)


Tossed Salad’s Holiday Adventure

KPTZ’s Tossed Salad program for last week’s December 15 edition aired from downtown Port Townsend in front of a live audience. For about 10 days following the live broadcast, the link to the recorded program is available here.*  So you can stream the show while enjoying some holiday cheer!

* This being a live radio broadcast, there’s about a 12-minute segment at the open of this stream from the KPTZ studio for a couple of recorded songs prior to joining the Tossed Salad remote broadcast for the remaining 3-plus hours.

Host Phil Andrus and his 4-hour variety program expanded from our tiny studio into the more spacious Pope Marine Community Building to present this special Holiday Salad Mix:
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#101 Daniel Knudson

(First airdate: December 19, 2017) DANIEL KNUDSON AND THE AUTHENTIC VICTORIAN FEAST. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Daniel Knudson, an extraordinary foodie from Key City Meat and Fish. Want a Victorian menu for your Victorian Christmas holiday? Daniel happily provides tips for rendering down pigs feet and heads; baking meat pies into inedible brick crust and why the 4th stomach of the young bull is so important.


Compass for the Week of December 18, 2017

This week on the Compass we go to the First Annual Olympic Peninsula Farmer’s Convergence and Mixer, where we hear first-hand from farmers about obstacles to their success and the solutions they seek.


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