KPTZ has a new look. Thank you so much for your hard work and contribution in bring a new look our way. Tom Booth, thank you for your beautiful KPTZ 91.9 stenciling! Ann Katzenbach, thank you for leading the efforts and a big thank you to Helen Gilbert, Colin Foden, Graham Hadden, Gail Pruit and Kate Dwyer for rolling up your sleeves and working so hard. If you didn't know where we were driving down Blaine street, you will now!!
On Monday, May 14, the Jefferson County Chamber Ambassadors joined us at KPTZ on our first anniversary with a ribbon cutting ceremony. Followed by an open house - volunteers, members and guests dropped by for a slice of birthday cake courtesy of Candace's Cookies, tamales by Rosa Delicia Mexicana, and fiddle and accordion music by The Alternators, Peter Evasick and George Radenbaugh. Thank you one and all for your support and birthday wishes!
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!