Festivities, Fun, and More

KPTZ heads to downtown Port Townsend Saturday, December 10 for the annual Holiday Extravaganza!  Join us at the Jefferson Museum where we’ll be broadcasting live for this FREE all ages afternoon!  From 1-5pm, enjoy seasonal craft-making, warm beverages, and conversations with Cats in our Laps host Phil Andrus between live performances featuring: 
Carla Main Trio – Jazz for the holidays 
Paisani Norte – Music of Italy
Combo Choro – PT’s preeminent Choro band
Kristin Myers – Charm and whimsey
Wild Rose Chorale – PT’s premier a cappella group

Candlelight Concert ~ Wild Rose Chorale

Trinity United Methodist Church’s Candlelight Concerts hosts the Wild Rose Chorale, Port Townsend’s premier a cappella group, who will be performing at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursday, December 15 at 7pm for one set with no intermission. The performance will be simulcast on KPTZ FM 91.9 and streamed live at https://trinityumcpt.org/ where you will find a link for the Candlelight Concerts Online and ways to donate.  The concert will be repeated on Sunday, December 18 at 3pm, but not livestreamed or simulcasted at that time.

Admission is free, with a suggested donation $10 per person. Half of the proceeds from this concert go toward the Wild Rose Chorale’s scholarship fund, which makes awards to promising high school and college students who pursue choral music in their post-secondary education. In keeping with Covid protocols, audiences will be required to mask and show proof of vaccination at the Sunday concert.

Larry Dennison Joins the Board of Directors

KSEDzsZKPTZ is pleased to welcome our newest Board Member, Larry Dennison. You may know Larry most recently from his bygone but well-loved Dos Okies BBQ, which he co-owned with DJ Ron McElroy. Since moving to Port Townsend in 1974 Larry has been a vital and active member of this community. He has served on boards including the Jefferson Land Trust, Port Townsend Merchants Association, Port Townsend Planning Commission, and the Peninsula Development Council–to name a few. Professionally, Larry was elected Jefferson County Commissioner from 1984-1992, and has had a major hand in the following local businesses: the Town Tavern, Puffin Shoe Repair, Port Townsend Baking Co., Coyote Found Candles, and of course Dos Okie Barbeque. In his spare time Larry enjoys fly fishing, gardening, cooking, reading, writing, and story-telling.

Please join us in giving Larry a warm welcome to KPTZ’s Board of Directors. Welcome, Larry!

This is What Makes KPTZ Special

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Chris Granstrom, one of our station’s many amazing volunteers, without asking came over and re-planted the flower beds on both sides of our building here at the Mountainview Commons. He is a professional landscaper who saw a need and took care of it! It’s the people–people like Chris–who make KPTZ what it is. Thank you to all our incredible volunteers and to our supportive community for coming together and being a part of this special station.


We’re Looking for a Few Good Voices . . .


Help KPTZ prepare for our Spring Fund Drive by recording a testimonial about what you love about your local radio station. This will be fun, simple, quick and your voice will be heard!!

Become an important part of our Spring Drive in letting other listeners hear about the benefits you receive from having a local community radio. You can share some brief thoughts of your own, or read from a script which shares ways KPTZ provides services to our listeners. We hope to hear from you soon! We know this will be a fun and positive experience for all you do to help keep KPTZ on the air. We wouldn’t be here without you!

If interested just email [email protected]

Donate Your Car!

Donate Your Car

While observing our lovely local Port Townsend landscape, a remarkable number of “retired” looking vehicles have come to our attention. If you are the disenchanted owner of one of these beloved, but unmovable companions, KPTZ now has a friendly partner, willing to move it along.

We have joined with the Center for CAR Donations, who will pick up or tow your unwanted cars, boats on trailers, motor homes, trucks, operational motorcycles, farm equipment and recreational vehicles (snowmobiles, jet skis, etc.) for free. Their two main requirements are that the vehicle has an engine, and that you can provide its title, in your name.

KPTZ will benefit from your donation by receiving 80% of proceeds from its sale. All donations are tax deductible up to the actual sale price at auction, and you will receive a form 1098 for any vehicle selling for over $500.

There are two user-friendly ways make your vehicle donation to benefit our community radio station. The first is to be prepared with your VIN number and the names KPTZ and Port Townsend; then call the Center for CAR Donations at 877-411-3662. They will walk you through the simple process over the phone.

Or, if you prefer using the web, you can fill out the donation form online. click here

Voila! You have solved your vehicle removal problem, reduced your taxable income, and given KPTZ a healthy shot of community funding in less than ten minutes,

Thank you for your interdependence in keeping community radio ever fresh in PT!

Changes and Thanks

KPTZ is approaching 3 years on the air. Two key radio hosts who have helped us set our course, and tone, and have helped us connect with you, our community, are hanging up their DJ hats for the time being. We never say never here at KPTZ!

105-150x225Ruby Fitch of Beach Rubble (Thursdays 10-noon) folded up her Beach tent and did her last show in January. Ruby’s unique blend of musical discoveries – from current artists, to American roots, through Henry Mancini, polka, yodeling, and skating rink music (not to forget accordions) – has made Thursdays one of our most popular days of the week. Ruby was also in on the formation of the station, and helped assemble our original crew of hosts. She was there from Day 1. We can’t thank her enough. As listeners hear of her departure, they are sharing their appreciation and love. Happy Trails , Ruby. You are always part of KPTZ. A new Thursday line-up is coming. Check the KPTZ Schedules page soon for updates.

John H-studio-225x169John Hulburd of John H, Yoga for the Ears (Wed. 8-10am) has been with us almost from the beginning of KPTZ. He brought experience from community radio in No. Calif, an infectious sense of humor and fun, and a wide knowledge of international singer-songwriters. He took us rom Australia, to Ireland, and deep into the US — with repeated visits to Tom Waits and Greg Brown, and the many women’s voices he loves. John has also been an important part of our Emergency Preparedness team. Listeners don’t get to see him dancing in the studio by the end of his second hour. John will be on-air with us thru March 5th. And then he’ll be off to warmer waters, until June. Happy Sails ’til then .. with our thanks and love.

Ch-ch-ch-Changes ……

tumblr_lirjtxfcd91qbrdf3o1_500-200x280New Thursday on KPTZ. Stay Tuned

8-10 Discovery Road — Tim Quackenbush
10 – Noon NEW TIME Plugged in Planet – Susan Bublitz (repeat)
Noon — News and Interviews
1pm On the Romani Trail – David Burroughs
2 – 3:30 Mid-Life Crisis Dance Party — Ray Serebrin
3:30 – 5pm Dream City Jukebox RETURNS! – Ray Schroff
5 pm – Nature Now, and features
6 pm – Classic Syndrome – Chris Hawley
7 – 9pm All Over the Map – Kurt Munnich

13 hours of original, local programming on your Community’s Radio station.