KPTZ Programs

Free Spin Moves to Saturday

If you’re looking for KPTZ’s funky, bluesy, rockin’ Free Spin Program, take a rocket ride into Saturday as DJ Ron McElroy and his Free Spin program move to a new time: Saturday afternoons from 4 to 6pm.  Climb into the groove when Ron will be in the house, offering up a smooth mix of musical styles to spin you up to Saturday night.

NOTE: KPTZ hosts and programs are playing musical chairs over the next few weeks, so stay tuned to find out who lands where and when. Updates will also be available here, so watch this space.

Another Friday time change (TGIF): As of September 8, Phil Andrus and Tossed Salad are moving your savory radio-listening diet an hour later, to broadcast each and every Friday afternoon from 1 to 5pm.

Holly J. Hughes

(First airdate: September 6, 2017) Cris Wilson talks with Holly J. Hughes and shares poems from her book, Beyond Forgetting: Poetry and Prose about Alzheimer's Disease. Books and Resource information at


#94 Michael Hale

(First airdate: August 29, 2017) Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews the popular Port Townsend artist Michael Hale. Michael’s paintings have served as posters for several Wooden Boat Festivals and the Uptown Street Fair. He has also published a fantasy book. But he’s perhaps best known for his Port Townsend Portfolio, a series of paintings that captures the soft colors of early morning light on the street of Port Townsend. Michael has given KPTZ permission to use one image - “Rainy Morning on Water Street” - to represent Our Town on our web site.


Farewell Steve & Kris Shapiro

Steve Shapiro, our Board Treasurer and much more, and his wife Kris Shapiro before him as Station Manager, have been instrumental in the success and growth of KPTZ from our first days on air in May of 2011.

Simply put, we wouldn't be where we are now without their hard work and sharp intelligence. Steve, in the last years, has been a strong hand behind-the-scenes to manage our finances and organize our programming on the weekends. He’s always on top of things; we’ve never had to worry about anything being overlooked.

We wish them all the best on their voyage off to warmer climates in Arizona. KPTZ will be appreciative for their hard work as long as we are on the air.

- Larry Stein, KPTZ Program Director

Party on the Pier!

Friday, September 1 from 5-9pm on Union Wharf (end of Taylor Street in Port Townsend).  It's our first annual Party on the Pier, a concert and KPTZ fundraiser! Dance music by Funk Force Attacks and DJ Silace Amaro. Beer garden for ages 21+. All ages welcome! Admission: $10 or donation. Click here for more info.

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