KPTZ Programs

#125 Mauricio Cisneros, San Juan Tacqueria

(First airdate: December 4, 2018) LIVING THE AMERICAN DREAM. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Mauricio Cisneros, the owner of the San Juan Taqueria. Mauricio first came to the USA from Mexico as a teenage migrant worker. He started his culinary career as a bus boy in Sequim’s first Mexican restaurant. He slowly worked his way up the ladder and along the way became an American citizen. Many people know Mauricio as the owner of El Serape and Nifty Fifties in downtown Port Townsend. But he’s now the owner of the San Juan Taqueria near Kala Point. Despite the constant scramble for good staff, Mauricio loves the restaurant biz - he’s a people person who loves catering to his customers.


Compass for the Week of 12/03/2018

This week on the Compass we attend a presentation on a proven model for creating sustainable and permanent affordable housing, as two leaders of the Lopez Community Land Trust talk with a crowded room of local housing activists.


Historical Society to Co-Host LIVE Holiday Tossed Salad

KPTZ and the Jefferson County Historical Society are teaming up to co-host the 2018 Tossed Salad Holiday Extravaganza on Friday, December 14 from Noon to 5pm at the Jefferson Museum of Art and History, in historic City Hall. This is an all-ages event, open to the public.

Host Phil Andrus will broadcast Tossed Salad live from the Museum for the station’s second annual holiday celebration of local music and lively personalities. This year’s lineup features jazz vocalist Carla Main with bass player Dirk Anderson and Kurt Festinger on sax and clarinet, JCHS staff historian and salty storyteller Norm Stevens, the multi-faceted jazz sounds of Chuck Easton and George Radebaugh, dance-worthy Caribe Steel Band, 4H youth with their lizards, the Whiteout Theatre Troupe and much more. Stay tuned for the full schedule.

This is the variety show to top all variety shows! Drop in, warm up, be amazed by local talent, and usher in the spirit of the season.

Extravaganza Extras!

  • KPTZ staff will host a table with a slide show featuring DJ hosts at play, along with renderings of future plans to move the radio station to Maker’s Square in Fort Worden State Park.
  • The Historical Society will provide children’s holiday crafts and coloring pages, and the entire museum will be open for all attendees to explore.
  • The museum gift shop will be open for holiday shopping, with gift wrapping available.
  • Guests are invited to use a coat check and JCHS will have hot cocoa, cider and cookies available by donation.

The main floor of the museum is ADA accessible with an entrance off of Madison Street to an elevator.

Tossed Salad for 11/30/2018

Can't Wait for Salad gets under way at 12:40 with Phil Andrus hosting Michael “Skeeter” Pilarski of the Friends of the Trees Society. Then Tossed Salad gets officially under way at 1pm with:

1:00 - Leaf and Heather Lovetree
1:45 - Bob Rosen, South County Report
2:15 - Bob Triggs, fly fishing guide
3:00 - Judith-Kate Friedman with “Songs from the Sound”
4:00 - Port Townsend Community Orchestra with conductor Tigran Arakelyan and violinist Gwen Franz
4:30 - Don White reading “The Reencounter” by Isaac Bashevis Singer

Compass for the Week of 11/26/2018

This summer a unique sight graced the Point Hudson Marina. It was a replica of a Thames River Sailing Barge. At destinations world-wide, a nomadic group of performers called the Caravan Stage Company, transform the tall ship’s 21-foot-wide, 90-foot-long deck into a technologically innovative, contemporary theatre space.

In this two-part series, KPTZ DJ & Reporter Chris Bricker explores the evolution of the Company from its roots to its current manifestation, and listens to the stories that spill from the hold of this vessel called the Amara Zee.


Tuesday, November 27th Is . . .

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