KPTZ Programs

Heart of Learning: Home Schooling

Heather McRae-Woolf hosts discussions about education in our region. On this episode she talks with two veteran home-school parents/teachers: Amber Jones of Discovery House School and Port Townsend Cottage School Co-op, and Maeyoka Brightheart who founded Wild Rose Forest School.


Louise Marley

(First airdate: December 6, 2017) Author Louise Marley talks with Cris Wilson about her newest book A Secret History of Witches published under the pseudonym Louisa Morgan. Louise also discusses her Benedict Hall series set in Seattle after WWI published under the name Cate Campbell. Her 20 novels, ranging from historical fiction to science fiction, all feature strong women who push against societal norms and expectations.


#100 Pilar Clark

(First airdate: December 5, 2017) PILAR CLARK: TWIRLING THROUGH THE “BEAUTIFUL VORTEX”. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Pilar Clark, a server at the Old Whiskey Mill in downtown Port Townsend. This single mom has two kids under the age of five. She also has a boundless optimism for the future. She adores Port Townsend, which she calls a ‘beautiful vortex.’ Her bubbly, sunny nature warms the damp darkness of our Northwest winter. Friends, customers and even strangers turn toward her like flowers to the sun.


Wendell, You Are Missed!

Listeners to KPTZ’s Old Time Radio program may have noticed some changes ~ founding voice Wendell Ankeny stepped aside recently, after over 6 years of co-hosting with Bill Putney.

Wendell’s vacancy takes two to fill ~ both DJ Donn Trethewey and longtime KPTZ supporter Toni Vincent have stepped in to fill his shoes.

Old Time Radio airs from 5-7pm every Sunday and features vintage radio programs from radio’s early days.

All of us at KPTZ are very grateful to our loyal listeners for the success of our recent Fall Membership Drive.

For Giving Tuesday we encourage you to please reach out and support the nonprofit organizations serving needs in our community that are important to you.

If you’re inspired to make your Giving Tuesday donation to KPTZ — Thank You. Your support will help KPTZ increase its service to our community. Donate Now and Stay Tuned . . .

Compass for the Week of November 27, 2017

‘Tis the season for overeating and not getting enough exercise…but lest we fall prey to the illusion that we can pop a pill to make up for our bad behavior, this week on the Compass we reprise a story we did several years ago on the pills that more and more Americans hope will fend off the ill effects of an unhealthy lifestyle.  Then correspondent Martha Baskin looks at the question of what place natural gas has in plans for a clean energy future.


check out KPTZ’s new, easy-to-use donate form DONATE NOW
KPTZ Spring Membership Drive May 14-19 DONATE NOW!