KPTZ DJ Hosts Plans for 2023

Here are some of the resolutions our KPTZ volunteer community made this year, shared by DJ Goodwoman on her morning show Musical Fruit:

DJ Mars, Interstellar Underwear
My New Year’s Resolution is that I will not defend myself when indicating what I want and what I need.

Delana, Music to My Ears
“To continue working as long and hard on my show “Music To My Ears,” as I have been for the past 11+ years.”

Donn Trethewey, Music From That Cardboard Box, has two resolutions:
The first: Integrity: I will maintain a higher level of integrity and respect, with and for others, and most importantly, myself.
And on a more accessible (or down to Earth) level: I resolve to cut down on my chewing of plug tobacco and, consequently, dirtying various carpets and floors of friends and acquaintances, particularly at the radio station.

Tim Quackenbush of Discovery Road sent one in: 
I want to pick a random date during 2023. Commit myself to traveling to any live performance by my favorite musician playing that day..anywhere in the world.
Even if it is in Amsterdam or Rio de Janeiro… Or Gorst.
I want to do this before I get a dog.

From Nan Evans and the Nature Now crew: 
May 2023 bring to all of us:

  • Thought-provoking conversations about the natural world in which we live. 
  • Increased awareness of the connections between all living creatures and habitats. 
  • Growing curiosity about the natural world. 
  • Inspirations to get outdoors and to really observe what we find. 
  • Kindness and humility about ourselves and our impact on our world- for good and for the not so good. And
  • Shared joy and laughter.

RAY Serebrin of Midlife-Crisis Dance Party resolves to:
stop pushing heavy boulders up steep hills.

DJ Goodwoman, Musical Fruit
I want to be a better listener; love more fiercely and more gently; get a draft of my novel finished by the end of 2023; be myself.

Cris Wilson, Host of Booklovers’ Cafe
My resolution is to add in more joy through Movement, Meditation and Music. In my life that means renewing yoga and tai chi practice, writing in my gratitude journal, singing, and playing guitar in the company of good people!  Easy to do in the blessed environs of Port Townsend.

Nora Petrich, KPTZ’s Emergency Team Lead 
I resolve to stop swearing when I am losing at pickleball.
I resolve to not pick up the phone if I have had ‘one too many’.  
I resolve to assist in our move to 305.

Buzzy Donahue of The Buzzy Donahue Show
Hi, this is Buzzy Donahue and my resolution for 2023 is to laugh more, dance more and Rock & Roll. I wish everyone a healthy New Year. Radio On.

Christine Walsh Rogers – KPTZ Lead Tabling Volunteer
Happy new year.  I don’t make resolutions, I strive for revolution. I’m ready to give this world another spin, focused on my mind, body and spirit. 
I plan to travel more, even if just locally.  Already have 4 trips planned!
I plan to immerse myself in the Port Townsend arts through my volunteer work with KPTZ and the Port Townsend Film Festival. Most specifically, I plan to be on air this year!
I plan to regain some good habits and lose some unwanted weight after recovery from my ankle injury, focused on general health and well-being. 
Here’s to the many meanings of revolution!  May we all revolve and maybe evolve in 2023. Slainte!

Karen Anderson, The Truck Driver’s Daughter, host of Roots and Twang
I will continue to bring the twang, and challenge the stereotypes of Country Music, every week on Roots & Twang.

BriceMan of Boxed Chocolates
My Resolution for the new year for our Dj’s is to feature more female musicians on their show. I make it a habit to play at least 6 songs from the ladies out there in the music world. So many to choose from.

Jim Burke of The Jim B. Show
Eating and drinking things that are only nourishing  for my body and spirit.
Walking. More.
Wearing more clothes!
(I’m not a nudist but my wardrobe is limited by practicality and convenience. Two pairs of pants, the same t-shirts, blah blah blah…
I have closet full of nice clothes that I’m going to WEAR THIS YEAR

KPTZ’s 2012 Commemorative T-Shirt

Our 2012 t-shirt was designed by local artist and KPTZ volunteer Tom Booth. It commemorates KPTZ being honored as this year’s Rhody Parade Grand Marshal and all of the volunteers at KPTZ who have made our first year on the air a success!


If you have volunteered at KPTZ, we invite you to march in the parade with us on Saturday, May 19. We will gather at the Fire Hall on Lawrence Street on or before 12:30 p.m. The parade starts at 1:00 p.m. Have fun with your “electic, authentic” attire, but wear comfortable shoes or boots. The route is about a mile and the parade through town will last about an hour. Contact our volunteer coordinator to RSVP you’ll be joining the procession at [email protected] Drop by the station to get your limited edition t-shirt (discounted for those marching in the parade). T-shirt colors are blue, sand and pistachio green.

May 5 – Celebrate, Celebrate, Dance to the Music!

KPTZ birthday party poster 400wOn May 14 of last year, KPTZ began broadcasting from its studio at Mountain View Commons. Suddenly we heard what all the work and planning had produced. We celebrated with a launch party, attended by so many of you, an evening of fun and celebration!

The closest we can come to celebrating our First Anniversary is the night of May 5 — a big day in Mexico and this year, a big day in Port Townsend. We’ve reserved the Oscar Erikson Building at the Fairgrounds, signed up two great local bands, brought out our DJs and turntables for some interim sounds, and we’re going to have a party!

We’ll start at 7 p.m. so families can come and have some fun and we’ll go until 11ish so dancers have lots of opportunity to kick up their heels. Along the way, we’ve planned a dance contest and there will be lots of great door prizes donated by local businesses.

Four local teachers have agreed to judge the dance contests — one will be Swing and then a second competition, Solo dancing that we describe as “Wiggle.” Janice Eklund, Karl Sebastian, Jan Burr, and Ling hui O’Connor will pick the best dancers. You don’t need to bring a partner. We will fix you up with someone, if you want to Swing.

There will be food – donated by Candace, Anka, and Pain D’Amore and the Food Co-op. There will be wine and beer and cider and soft drinks for sale. Coffee donated by Sunrise.

Lost in the Shuffle will be the band to start off the evening. The Pitfalls come on later.

Our new T-shirts will be for sale!

Tickets available at the Food Co-op, at the Station and at the door.

It promises to be a great evening. We hope you will join us in celebrating a year of community radio bringing you news, music, and public affairs. It wouldn’t have happened without you!

KPTZ’s First Anniversary Ribbon Cutting Ceremony May 14

ribbon-cutting2-183x173Please join all of us here at KPTZ and Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors on Monday, May 14, at 3:00 p.m. to celebrate our First Anniversary!

Following the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony officiated by Board President Colin Foden, joined by other founders and board members, station manager and other volunteers, we invite you to our Open House. Birthday cake and refreshments will be served.

We are located at 1925 Blaine Street, Suite 200, at Mountain View Commons. Please note: with the library temporary relocated here parking is limited, but you can park along the street if the lot is full.

Meet our New Volunteer Coordinator!

LeeErickson-125x187We are happy to introduce Lee Erickson as KPTZ’s new Volunteer Coordinator. Recently moving to Port Townsend from Oregon, Lee has an extensive background in many capacities including management, non-profit, business owner, community group leader and more. Lee has been able to bring people together, both encouraging their unique talents while working towards a common goal.

We are very happy to welcome Lee to KPTZ. If you’d like to become a volunteer
and connect with Lee she can be reached via email at [email protected]

Our volunteer force continues to grow and we look forward to a bright future this coming year.