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@example.com. 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.
On 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!
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.
We 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Our volunteer force continues to grow and we look forward to a bright future this coming year.