KPTZ Programs

Great Job, Ray!

After almost six years at the helm of the Thursday afternoon’s Dream City Jukebox, our esteemed colleague Ray Schroff is ending the program to pursue other adventures.

Ray was one of KPTZ’s original crew of disc jockeys starting in May 2011 when the station first began broadcasting and, except for a brief break in 2013, he has regularly produced his show featuring jazz and ethnic music every week. Ray has always presented music devoted to more than just casual listening. The program also aired music from Africa, Latin America and many other places and styles that was infrequently broadcast in North America.

If all goes well, Ray may return to KPTZ in the future to present a late evening program devoted to a more relaxed or free-form style. He is also considering creating a show devoted to serious modern classical and jazz composers.

Ray is currently doing sound for the Olympic Music Festival. Aside from that, he intends to spend more time enjoying life with his charming wife Nancesca and working in his home studio.

Everyone here at KPTZ thanks Ray for his many years of service to the station and wishes him well in all his continuing endeavors! Great job Ray!

New Time Slot for Democracy Now!

We recently added Democracy Now! to our program line-up and have gotten a lot of response. Some listeners thank us, others don’t feel it belongs on KPTZ. But the major feeling is, “Please, not first thing in the morning.”

We’ve heard you. Starting Monday, Aug. 7, Democracy Now! will air on KPTZ weekdays at 11am, followed by our local News and Interview programs at Noon.

Your favorite morning hosts will start your day from 8 to 11am.
From all of us at KPTZ, thank you for your input and continued support.

Centrum’s Acoustic Blues Concert

Friday, August 4, noon to 1pm on Fort Worden Commons
Free concert: Centrum's Acoustic Blues Festival Showcase
Or listen here, LIVE on KPTZ, hosted by Barney Burke.
KPTZ is a sponsor of Free Fridays at the Fort.

Summer Reading

(First airdate: July 19, 2017) Bookstore owner Anna Quinn and Teen Librarian Russ Stamp talk to Cris about current teen favorites. Also, Cris reviews some of her own current summer book diversions.


Centrum’s Jazz Port Townsend Concert

Friday, July 28, noon to 1pm on Fort Worden Commons
Come hear the Big Band led by Clarence Acox
or listen here, LIVE on KPTZ, hosted by Larry Stein.
KPTZ is a sponsor of Free Fridays at the Fort.

Compass for the Week of July 24, 2017

This week on the Compass we take a tour behind the scenes at the Port Townsend Aero Museum, and learn a little bit about how to restore antique aircraft.


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