Fresh Programming on KPTZ

This Friday June 5, KPTZ presents the debut of Filter, hosted by Paul Rice weekly from 1-3pm. Filter is a live mashup of music and people. It’s an exploration of the place we live in and beyond. You can expect conversation, analysis, music, and a dash of the absurd.

Fridays are also the new home of Summer of Live, a 2-hour block of live music past and present, airing from 3-5pm. Specifically, KPTZ Presents Live From Rainshadow is on from 3-4pm and Cracking the Vault: Centrum’s Musical Archives airs from 4-5pm. Following are details:

KPTZ Presents Live From Rainshadow is a collaborative effort with Rainshadow Recording. KPTZ will broadcast a live concert every Friday, direct from Fort Worden, from 3-4pm. This Friday, June 5 concert features regional favorite Jack Dwyer. Jack is a multi-instrumentalist whose songs move seamlessly through the American canon, including classic country, jazz, honkytonk blues, and bluegrass.

Following the concert, KPTZ is happy to present, Cracking the Vault: Centrum’s Musical Archives from 4-5pm, hosted by Peter McCracken, longtime Program Manager for several of Centrum’s residential music workshops and festivals. Peter is digging into Centrum’s history and extensive library to share music and observations from decades of concerts. This week’s Cracking the Vault features performances and insights about the life and music of Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee.

But wait, there’s more! It’s Saturday! debuts on Saturday June 6. Charlie Bermant is retooling his Saturday 9-11am morning slot. The former Live! and Kicking will become It’s Saturday! Charlie will be mining his own collection of music to present a variety of sounds predominantly in the rock space, but not always. This includes oddball cover songs and imaginative flashes that went unnoticed, overshadowed by the trend of the day. There will also be some news and commentary, in true Charlie Bermant style.

Artwork by Erica Pemberton.

KPTZ Partnership Supports Local Eats ~ Thank You!

Port Townsend Main Street Program
Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce
EDC-Team Jefferson

KPTZ has joined with these community leaders to send a big shout out to our local restaurants! The Northeast Olympic Peninsula has a wealth of locally-owned and operated restaurants that continue to create and provide necessary meals for our community. Whether ordering by phone or online, these eateries are providing curbside pickup, take-out, or delivery to get meals from their kitchens to you.

Even Dr. Tom Locke applauds supporting our PT restaurants!

We join in, to applaud and encourage everyone to support our hard working chefs and local restaurants. Daily announcements on KPTZ feature the names and services now being provided by each establishment during the Stay Home, Stay Healthy orders. We are all in this together!

KPTZ’s Through Science to Health ~ 5/22

On Tossed Salad, host Phil Andrus and guest Lynn Sorensen, RN, discussed the Safe Start plan’s Phase 2 variance for Jefferson County, which is expected to be approved by the Washington Board of Health to begin after Memorial Day.  They also talked about the difficulty in producing a COVID-19 vaccine. Lynn explained that the best possible vaccine would be one dose, would not have to be refrigerated, its production and distribution would be well coordinated, and all 7.5 billion people on earth would get vaccinated. That would be a miracle. And it’s not expected to happen.

KPTZ Quaranteenager ~ Live Broadcast Audio Podcast

During Stay Home, Stay Healthy time, KPTZ broadcast a teen-focused seminar on Thursday, May 21.

Supporting Your Quaranteenager was presented by Skillmation, the Port Townsend Schools,  Jefferson County Public Health, the Benji Project, and the Port Townsend Public Library. Library Director Melody Eisler served as moderator. 

Investing in our future with the strength of our experience, local nonprofit Skillmation connects mentors to those with a passion to learn, building community bonds that strengthen our ability to grow and adapt to a changing world.

Tossed Salad for 5/22/20

In the next-to-last Tossed Salad on KPTZ, host Phil Andrus brings us many discrete, yet wonderful to meld together components to enjoy:
1:00 – Through Science to Health: Lynn Sorensen, RN, BSN
1:30 Chuck Easton, George Radebaugh and Angie Tabor, from Finn River Farm on October 6, 2017
2:15 – Larry Charrier, Southeast Alaska commercial fisherman
2:30 – Hiroya Tsakumoto interview by telephone
2:40 – Hiroya Tsakumoto, solo guitar improvisations, from May 24, 2019
3:15 – Al Bergstein, Olympic Peninsula Environmental News
3:30 – Tigran Arakelyn, guest music host 
4:30 – Catherine McNabb, reading “Love Never Ends” by Stuart McLean, from April 26, 2019

KPTZ Coffee with the City Manager ~ 5/21

On Thursday, May 21, City Manager John Mauro talked with Tim Quackenbush, host of KPTZ’s Discovery Road mainly about how the City of Port Townsend will be implementing Gov. Inslee’s phased Safe Start Plan over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and beyond.

Make a note for next Thursday: John Mauro will again be taking questions via live phone calls from 10-10:30am. Call 360-215-7270 to ask your question. And, enjoy the ride!