Fresh Programming on KPTZ

This Friday June 5, KPTZ presents the debut of Filter, hosted by Paul Rice weekly from 1-3pm. Filter is a live mashup of music and people. It’s an exploration of the place we live in and beyond. You can expect conversation, analysis, music, and a dash of the absurd.

Fridays are also the new home of Summer of Live, a 2-hour block of live music past and present, airing from 3-5pm. Specifically, KPTZ Presents Live From Rainshadow is on from 3-4pm and Cracking the Vault: Centrum’s Musical Archives airs from 4-5pm. Following are details:

KPTZ Presents Live From Rainshadow is a collaborative effort with Rainshadow Recording. KPTZ will broadcast a live concert every Friday, direct from Fort Worden, from 3-4pm. This Friday, June 5 concert features regional favorite Jack Dwyer. Jack is a multi-instrumentalist whose songs move seamlessly through the American canon, including classic country, jazz, honkytonk blues, and bluegrass.

Following the concert, KPTZ is happy to present, Cracking the Vault: Centrum’s Musical Archives from 4-5pm, hosted by Peter McCracken, longtime Program Manager for several of Centrum’s residential music workshops and festivals. Peter is digging into Centrum’s history and extensive library to share music and observations from decades of concerts. This week’s Cracking the Vault features performances and insights about the life and music of Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee.

But wait, there’s more! It’s Saturday! debuts on Saturday June 6. Charlie Bermant is retooling his Saturday 9-11am morning slot. The former Live! and Kicking will become It’s Saturday! Charlie will be mining his own collection of music to present a variety of sounds predominantly in the rock space, but not always. This includes oddball cover songs and imaginative flashes that went unnoticed, overshadowed by the trend of the day. There will also be some news and commentary, in true Charlie Bermant style.

Tossed Salad for 11/02/2018

For our Fall Fund Drive this week, Phil Andrus brings us Can’t Wait for Bread at 12:10 with Denise Winter of Key City Public Theatre. This is followed by a sampling of local talents:

1:00Chris Stuart and Janet Beasley
2:00Bob Rosen, South County Report
2:30Susanne Duscha, author of Lost and Found In Kuwait
3:00Judith-Kate Friedman, “Songs from the Sound”
4:00Nathaniel Talbot, singer and songwriter
4:30Don White, reading

Boo! It’s Our
Halloween Open House

Wednesday, Oct. 31, 12 noon to 3pm
at the KPTZ Studios at Mountain View Commons

Listeners, costumes & kids, all welcome!
We hope to see you during our Fall Fund Drive party.

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Tossed Salad for 10/26/2018

Taylor Clark hosts Tossed Salad this week with a selection of goodies for every taste:

1:00 – Port Townsend Community Orchestra
1:30 – Skip Cadorette, WAVE food drive
2:00 – Krapp’s Last Tape, KCPT’s 60th anniversary event
2:30 – Amanda Milholland, Farmers Market, Chimacum Market close and Squash chef demo
3:00 – Chris Stuart, music of Randall Bays and John Coyne
3:30 – Jeanie Murphy, “Banjo Tunes, Tunings, and Lore”
4:30 – Heather Dudley Nollette, reading

#122 Jim Walkowski, Fire Chief

(First airdate: October 23, 2018) JIM WALKOWSKI: FIGHTING FIRES & SAVING LIVES. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Jim Walkowski, the Chief of East Jefferson Fire & Rescue. Those blaring sirens and flashing lights mean that our brave men & women are off to help citizens in need. But few realize that about 80% of the calls in Jefferson County are medical calls. Our aging demographics present unique challenges to the fire department. The department’s thinly staffed and badly in need of both more funds and more volunteers. Perhaps you should consider helping out!


Compass for the Week of 10/22/2018

The number of people wishing to weigh in on Jefferson County’s draft commercial shooting range ordinance on October 1 overwhelmed the venue for the meeting and led to the scheduling of a do-over on Wednesday, October 24 at Fort Worden’s McCurdy Pavilion. This week on the Compass, we talk with a man who is both one of the chief architects of the ordinance and one of its strongest critics, Tarboo Ridge Coalition Board President Peter Newland.


More KPTZ Coverage of the Shooting Range Issue:

      Joe D'Amico Interview on Gun Range (from 8/31/18 Tossed Salad)
      County Attorney Philip Hunsucker Explains the Draft Ordinance
      Excerpted Comments from Oct 1 Public Hearing on
Draft Shooting Range Ordinance