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.

Artwork by Erica Pemberton.

#107 Rose Ann Carol, Jefferson County Auditor

(First airdate: March 27, 2018) AUDITOR ROSE ANN CARROLL – A HEAD FOR NUMBERS. Our Town Host Maryanne McNellis interviews Rose Ann Carroll, Jefferson County’s Auditor. Marriage licenses, car registration and taxes on your home are all handled by the Auditor’s office. Perhaps one of her most complex responsibilities is handling all elections from small county elections to the presidential races. Rose Ann has her fingers on the pulse of Jefferson County – a county that has seen the 60+ age category increase by over 25% since 2010.


Compass for the Week of 3/26/18

This week on the Compass we talk with a Port Ludlow couple who have decided that retirement age is the perfect time to embark on the most arduous adventure in their lives — to hike the 2,650-mile-length of the mountainous Pacific crest trail.


Heart of Learning: Leslie Lewis, Youth Choir

(First airdate: March 21, 2018) Heather McRae-Woolf interviews Leslie Lewis and several members of the Port Townsend Youth Choir.


Tossed Salad for 3/23/18

There’s always a variety of topics and music to share with you.

Join host Phil Andrus and special guests this Friday from 1-5pm on 91.9FM ~ or stream live by clicking the Listen Live arrow at the top left of this window.

1:00 – Beth Wood, folksinger
1:45 – Bob Rosen, South County Report, with Bill Breakey and Kristi Adams who head up some very special programs at the Quilcene school.
2:15 – Leslie Lewis, Port Townsend Community Chorus
2:45 – Five Years of Public Power, with PUD Commissioner Jeff Randall, Bill Graham, PUD Resource Manager; and Bill Wise, co-author of the PUD initiative
3:30 – Simon deVoil and Ben Bochner
4:30 – Don White, reading “The Briefcase”, by Rebecca Makkai (25 minutes)

Compass for the Week of 3/19/18

For many years Port Townsend has been the working port of choice for commercial fisher-folk from far and wide to spend their winters preparing their boats for the next summer’s fishing season.  But this winter there has been a notable lack of commercial fishing vessels — or other kinds of boats, for that matter — hauled out to make repairs and improvements.  This week, in a Compass episode we are titling Empty Boat Haven Blues, we talk with a couple of local commercial fisherwomen and others to find out why.  (Interviews with Dave Thompson, JennTakaki, Becca Argo, and Pam Petranek.)


Tossed Salad for 3/16/18

We serve up a little musical Irish salad this week.

Join host Phil Andrus and special guests this Friday from 1-5pm on 91.9FM ~ or stream live by clicking the Listen Live arrow at the top left of this window.

1:00 – Happenstance, St Paddy’s favorite band
2:00 – Liz Hoenig Kanieski, Gwendolyn Trace and Ernie Baird, Marine Trades Association, and Jake Beattie, NW Maritime Center, with Scott Wilson, publisher emeritus of the Leader
2:45 – Sundae + Mr. Goessl, flirtatious vocals with melodica and fabulous jazz guitar
3:30 – Brett Navin brings members of the Blue Heron Middle School Band
4:00 – Rep. Mike Chapman and PTHS Students for Sustainability, interviewed by Mike Ferguson
4:30 – Catherine McNabb, reading a set of dark Irish tales.