KPTZ Programs

Happy Birthday to Us!

May 14th was KPTZ's 4th Anniversary.  Many thanks to our community of listeners and supporters for helping us make it this far.  Here's to many more years!  

GLORIOUS FOOD a new program on KPTZ

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Mara Lathrop hosts a half hour exploration of food in our culture, and our region.....featuring interviews, and personal essays, and a recipe or two. Produced by Mara Lathrop and CJ Lazenby.

A program you've been asking for since we started.

Dining on Air

Dining On Air is a fun and easy way to reach out to your friends and introduce them to the station.  Sign up to be a Dinner Host on June 19th.  Invite your friends over for dinner, plan a fun menu, and listen to DJ Barney Burke play some eclectic dining tunes. He’ll also mention what dishes hosts are serving and take song requests. At the end of dinner, ask your friends to become members.  It’s easy and fun! KPTZ will give all dinner hosts and your friends KPTZ mugs. Contact to sign up.

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Meet our Interns!

Among the many volunteers behind KPTZ is a small but vital group of young interns to whom we are so grateful.  Meet (pictured below from left to right) Ewan Shortess, Jacob Brown, and Jani Jesenovec.  Ewan is a editor, Jacob is a DJ and Editor, and Jani helps us with our IT.  Beyond their individual skills they bring a terrific spirit, humor, and proficiency to the KPTZ studio.  If you're interested in becoming a Radio Intern, email us at

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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.


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