Programs / DJs / Hosts

Below is a list of current KPTZ programs, DJs and hosts with short descriptions.
Click on the name for more information.
DJ Host Email (Live On-Air): [email protected]

All Over the Map / Kurt Munnich

All Over the Map airs Thursdays 8-9pm Says Kurt, “There’s a lot of music out there; I try to share the music that moves me. Listen for interesting rhythms and strong emotions. You’ll hear a wide variety of music on my show: New Orleans; world; blues; gospel; jazz; funk; folk; bluegrass; klezmer and more. Thanks for supporting KPTZ, your community …

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Attention Please! / Team

Airing noon to 12:30pm, and repeating 5-5:30pm on Mondays and noon to 12:30pm on Saturdays, this feature program gives voice to upcoming events and campaigns of interest to the listening community, through interviews with sponsoring organization spokespersons. Interviews are conducted by rotating KPTZ hosts Jim Burke, Phil Andrus, Larry Stein, and Steve Evans. Following the weekly broadcast, the archived shows …

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Beach Rumble / Ruby Fitch

Ruby Fitch, born in Port Townsend, plays fresh finds, deep cuts, and extended instrumentals. Saturdays 4-6pm. Email Ruby.

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Blue Room / C-Dub

The Blue Room with C-Dub, Saturdays from 11pm to Midnight. Music to take you into the late night. Only the most premium electronic music from the 90s and into the future. Tune in for downtempo, ambient, house, techno, breaks, dub, and more. Email C-Dub

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Blues Journey / Taylor Clark

Each week, Taylor Clark retreats to his Island Fortress of Solitude ‎on Whidbey where he carefully selects and reviews the soulful music he needs for Blues Journey, heard each Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3pm on KPTZ. While the music is picked with a critical ear, Taylor loves the process of live radio, particularly the moment after the mike is …

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Booklovers’ Cafe / Cris Wilson

Booklovers’ Cafe airs alternate Tuesdays at 12:10pm right after calendar and the following Sunday at noon. Join Cris as she interviews authors from the northwest and more. Discover fascinating people and great reads! Email Cris. You can listen to past Book Lovers’ Cafe shows at KPTZ’s podcast page.

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Boxed Chocolates / The Briceman

The Briceman, aka Brice Embree says, “My love for music goes back to early childhood and I am grateful to share my diverse collection with the listeners at KPTZ. From rock & roll to blues, jazz, bluegrass, world music and yes even some country thrown in I try to enhance your listening pleasure with my Boxed Chocolates show, Mondays 1 …

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Bring Your Records / Larry Stein

Larry says, “I’ve been making public radio for almost 30 years, and it has never been as much fun as at KPTZ. Mostly I’ve been an interviewer, trainer and producer of information/arts/performance/news programming. Before KPTZ I never had the opportunity to play music for our listeners. Now I’m hooked. “I absorbed the “eclectic” style from the master, Tom Schnabel, host …

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Broadway Showtime / Don White

Don says, “When I was nine and lived in New York, my mother took me to my first Broadway musical. It was Oklahoma. It was thrilling. I fell in love with musicals. I went to more, and fell deeper in love. When we moved to Los Angeles, I used to go to the the national tours when they came to …

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Buzzy Donahue Show / Buzzy Donahue

The Buzzy Donahue Show airs Fridays 9:30-11am and Wednesdays 1-3pm. Says Buzzy, “We are so lucky to have our own community radio station here in Port Townsend. Radio is a powerful medium that connects people with the place where they live and the rest of the world. I love radio, I’m a radio baby. I grew up in the 60’s …

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Cats in Our Laps / Phil Andrus

Cats in Our Laps, hosted by Phil Andrus presents two hours of music, short readings, and conversation. Open to humans and cats of all ages and critters of all species. On Sundays from 7-10pm. Email Phil.

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Class Reunion / Jerry Osborne

In 2014 Jerry created The Class Of ?? for KPTZ-FM and that ran through 2018. Each of those shows is now heard every Sunday at 2pm, on the Class Reunion. For a more comprehensive recap of Jerry’s many music-related projects and productions, click here.

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County Connections / Jim Burke

Join host Jim Burke and a rotating roster of co-hosts for discussions about what is going on with Jefferson County Government and the work they do for the county. Similar in format to Brewocracy Now! that addresses the City of Port Townsend, County Connections features a different County commissioner each week, along with special guests from County departments or the community.

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Dance Party in your Living Room / Caleb Peacock

Caleb Peacock, aka Captain Peacock DJs Dance Party in your Living Room Saturday evenings 8-10 p.m. Email Caleb.

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Disco Geezer / Pete Lack

Disco Geezer (aka Pete Lack) crafts a perfect union of 70s disco, 80s dance- and floor-shaking House. Disco Geezer is blazing down the boogie trail to thrill the many funk soul brothers and synth pop sisters who hunger for those days when it was cool to shake your booty and get down on it. Tune in to DJ Disco Geezer …

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Donn at Night / Donn Trethewey

A new show with an old host. Donn At Night features pieces from Donn Trethewey’s collection of music — same as the old Cardboard Box program (reprises of Music from That Cardboard Box are currently airing Mondays, 8-9:30am). Bartok to the Beatles and everything in between. Will the old, official, band of the Cardboard Box program, show up (The Rolling Stones)? Would a betting person bet the farm …

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Early Music / Don Landstra

Early Music airs Sundays from 8 to 9am.  Says Don: “Like many of us, I’m pretty eclectic when it comes to music. I dug R&B as a kid. In the 60s; Dylan, Jefferson Airplane, Santana, etc. From Folk to Celtic to Lightning Hopkins to Ernest Tubb in the 70s. I heard my first Early Music in the 80’s on KPFA …

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Everybody Can / Missy Nielsen

Missy Nielsen has worked in the nonprofit sector over the past 20 years, from leading a social services organization for expatriate families while living in China, to driving development efforts for an afterschool STEM program. Her work consistently focuses on helping others thrive and grow, thus her passion for volunteerism. With a degree in Human Behavior and Ethics, her life …

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FreeSpin & ReSpin / Ron McElroy

FreeSpin airs Fridays 5-7pm. DJ Host Ron McElroy says:  The dictionary defines free as loose, able to move in any direction, and spin as a ride, as in an automobile. I named my program FreeSpin because I’d like to take you all on a musical ride to some of my favorite places. Join me, Your Good Rockin’ Daddy, for two hours of funky, …

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Friday Night Blues / Barney Burke

Barney’s been hosting the Friday Night Blues since KPTZ’s first broadcast in 2011. A long time blues fan, he’s been to not one or two but all three graves of legendary blues pioneer Robert Johnson, plus more Centrum Blues Fests than he can remember. You’ll hear all kinds of blues each week, from West Memphis to Chicago, Detroit, Honolulu and …

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Interstellar Underwear/DJ Mars

On Mondays from 1-3pm, enjoy an exhilarating trip around the rock ’n’ roll universe. Interstellar Underwear is the cheeky name of the weekly radio program hosted by DJ Mars. You’ll hear classic, garage, punk, new wave and psychedelic rock from the 1960s until now, mixed with rock outliers like reggae/dub, doo wop, and whatever else he finds floatin’ around in space. And if …

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Jazz Notes / Bill Mercier

Bill was originally an East Coast guy. He was born and grew up in New Jersey, and has lived in New York, Maryland and Indiana before moving to Port Townsend in 2014. He’s been on the air at KPTZ doing the Jazz Notes program since 2015. He’s been a fan of jazz since college, starting with players like John Coltrane, …

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KPTZ Goes to the Opera / Colin Foden

Hello, my name is Colin Foden. I’d like to invite you to listen to some opera. Each month KPTZ Goes to the Opera to preview the upcoming live from the New York City Metropolitan Opera performances at the Rose, the Seattle Opera, or simply to enjoy the best that Opera has to offer. As I did when I first heard …

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Midlife Crisis Dance Party / Ray Serebrin

Midlife Crisis Dance Party airs on Thursdays from 3-5pm. Ray presents no content on midlife, crises, or parties. Instead, he offers an exploration of time, magnetism and what happens when tiny robots are set loose in your bloodstream, plus poetry. Stories, The Worst Song of the Week, and diverse music to agitate and convulse dancers, will be also be on …

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Morning on the Salish / Chris Bricker

Morning on the Salish airs every Tuesday morning from 9:30 to 11am. An actor and performer for many years, Chris Bricker graduated from California State University, San Jose with a B.A. in Theater Arts. After travels around Europe for a year, he did a stint at KTAO FM radio in Los Gatos CA as a show host. He is a …

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Music from that Cardboard Box / Donn Trethewey

Tune in on Mondays from 8 to 9:30am for reprises of Music From that Cardboard Box. You’ll hear lots of music – as it should be. Donn Trethewey grew up in a home filled with classical music. And music from Chuck Berry and Little Richard, Buddy Holly, and Elvis what’s-his-name. All kinds of music. Still, it all still makes perfect …

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Music to Drink Coffee to / Al Bergstein

Al Bergstein hosts Music To Drink Coffee To on Wednesdays from 8-9:30am. His radio experience started in high school where, after hosting a late night show on Fridays, he was fired for playing Jimi Hendrix’s version of the National Anthem. He has been a professional photographer, filmmaker, writer, amateur musician, and he spent 25 years in the computer world in …

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Music to My Ears / Dalana

Wednesdays from 4 to 5pm it’s Music To My Ears with a repeat Saturdays at 1pm – which means I play music from multiple genres and generations. Music that moves me to dance, cry, laugh, think, get goosebumps, reminisce, or to join in with harmony. You can expect to hear everything from the Mills Brothers to Led Zeppelin. Born to …

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Musical Chairs/Lizzz

“Round and round she goes, where she stops, nobody knows. But when the music stops, be sure to grab your chair so you can stay in the game.” Often times during Musical Chairs you are bound to hear an eclectic mix of Soul, Rap, R&B, Punk, Metal, Noise, Retro and hints of classic rock.  Always looking toward the future and featuring new …

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Musical Fruit / DJ Goodwoman

Musical Fruit is an effervescent morning show, airing Thursdays from 9:30-11am that affirms non-linear, zoot-suit states of mind. DJ Goodwoman plays jump blues, rhythm and soul, chanson, exotica, swing, indie folk (old and new), stirring tunes from whatever genre, and rock ‘n’ roll in all its iterations. Your intrepid host also promises tarot readings, saxophone spotlights, cuts from the weird …

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Nature Now / Team

Left to Right: Paul Ruben, Mary Robson, Debaran Kelso, Nan Evans (seated) KPTZ’s Nature Now presents eclectic and authentically local news, insights and observations about the natural world around us. Anything that grabs the attention of the Nature Now team can be heard on these weekly shows: birds and bees, flowers and trees, the weather and the stars – everything …

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Our Town / Maryanne McNellis

Our Town airs alternate Tuesdays and the following Sunday from 12:30-1pm. Host Maryanne McNellis has worked for the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Business Week Magazine and several other American publications. She lived in Canada for many years and edited The Financial Post, the Canadian equivalent of the Wall Street Journal. In addition, she has taught journalism at …

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Out of Nowhere / Peter Robinson

Out of Nowhere, airing on Tuesdays from 3-5pm, is Peter Robinson’s indulgence in the freedom KPTZ offers its volunteer DJs to air whatever they want (FCC regulations limiting). His many musical loves include, in no special order: Blues, Jazz (earliest to current), Country, Country-Western, Old-time, Roots Rock, Rockabilly, all the many genres resulting from the amazing African musical diaspora throughout …

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Plugged-In Planet / Susan Bublitz

Now on Saturdays from 9am to 11am. Time to rewind…With vintage KPTZ programming. All-original episodes hosted by Susan Bublitz. This is where the world’s ancient music collides with modern studio wizardry, all expressed in a deluge of grooves, tunes and little ditties. Be prepared to have your hair blown back! Music that spans the globe, on Saturday mornings. Email Susan.

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Progressive Tracks / Mike Pollack (DJ Mike)

Progressive Tracks airs weekly on Sundays from 5-6am and repeats Mondays, 9-10pm. Says DJ Mike, aka Mike Pollack: Having an older sister (Elvis era) and brother (Beatles era), I started loving music at an early age. But when I first heard Ian Anderson growl those famous lyrics from “Aqualung” (“Snot is running down his nose……greasy fingers….smeary, shabby clothes.”) I knew …

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Pubcrawl with Charlie Doyle

Join Charlie Doyle, the Program Host and Manager of the KPTZ Musical Pub, for two hours of Celtic and Folk Music, Sunday afternoons from 3 until 5pm. Charlie explores Celtic music from all of the countries that make up the Seven Celtic Nations. Music may range from a Celtic harper playing an 18th Century tune written by Irishman Turlough O’Carolan, to over-the-top performances from shows like …

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Radio Kilombo / David Bonobo & DJ Brazil Nut

Radio Kilombo, airing weekly on Thursdays from 9-10pm, curates the Earth’s finest collection of seductive African and Afro-Latin grooves. The selections are three parts club culture, one part roots culture, and all parts positive. From Global Bass to Afro-Latin Folkloric to Rare Groove, join us for our weekly convocation, hear the story of the rhythms, and let the music stir your soul! …

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Rhythm Connection / Robert Ambrose

Rhythm Connection, airing Tuesdays from 1-3pm, transports listeners to cultures around the world, through incredibly diverse music from the African diaspora. Since its 1993 inception in Alaska, Robert has presented fresh music every week to make you dance or bring you solace, or both. Email Robert.

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Roots & Twang / Karen Anderson

Roots & Twang, airing Fridays from 3-5pm, is your weekly dose of Country, Roots and Americana music hosted by Karen Anderson, the “Truck Driver’s Daughter.”  Karen brings a diverse mix of artists you won’t hear on commercial Country radio stations, and breaks the stereotypes of the genre with her eclectic musical selections. Some listeners say, “It’s the country show for …

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Sing It, Sister! / Ellen Bonjorno

From 11am to noon each Saturday, KPTZ airs Sing It, Sister!  Ellen Bonjorno has been a dance & party DJ for over 30 years, and has always enjoyed introducing her audience to music they may never have heard, putting those “new” songs together with classics we all know and love. Inspired years ago by 2 male friends who only listened …

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Song Club Radio Hour / Joel Myers

Song Club Radio Hour, airing Fridays from 10-11pm, is a show where participants are given a randomly selected song title along with a combination of three prompts and parameters. Using these guidelines, they have one week to write and record a song. Host Joel Myers compiles all of the submissions and the resulting show is a magical potluck of songs …

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Stringband Theory / Dave Long

Dave Long comes to KPTZ with more than 25 years of community radio experience, all volunteer. Dave’s musical passion is to share traditional styles and sources revolving around fiddle music. Stringband Theory is an eclectic mix of traditional songs, ballads, hoedowns, and dance music from Celtic lands, Canada, Appalachia, and all across the US. Listen to Stringband Theory on Tuesdays …

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Unlaced Strings / Gail Pruitt and Robin Ditzler

Gail Pruitt and Robin Ditzler take turns on Unlaced Strings which airs Sunday 10am to noon. Says Gail, “It became clear at an early age I wasn’t a child prodigy or genius. And the prognosis hasn’t changed, though I’m still working 50 years later at becoming a child prodigy. My mother did say I showed interest in music at a …

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Unlaced Strings / Robin Ditzler

All throughout her personal and professional life, Robin has rarely claimed to be an expert at anything, but she often knows a little bit about a lot of different things. The same holds true with Classical Music – she may not be an expert, but she knows what she enjoys listening to.  And she also likes to learn more about …

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Vinyl Village / Jerry Osborne

As far back as he can remember, Jerry Osborne has proudly stated “music is my life.” And he isn’t kidding. His desire to play music on the radio became a reality in 1961, when he became the DJ at his high school in Los Angeles. Three years later, he got his first full-time (and paying!) radio show on KREO in …

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WordSongs/DJ WAS

Ward Serrill (DJ WAS) is a filmmaker and writer whose first love is radio. Imagine a radio show dedicated to good lyrics no matter the style. Tune in to WordSongs, every Friday afternoon from 1-3, where the poetics of song matters. Email Ward.

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