ShakeOut Drill 2021 ~ Thursday, 10/21 at 10:21

International ShakeOut Day is always the third Thursday of October (this year: October 21). While COVID-19 has brought many uncertainties and challenges, one thing’s for sure: ShakeOut is still happening this year!

KPTZ’s Emergency Team is prepared in case of any major emergency. On Thursday, October 21 our Team will participate in the annual Great ShakeOut Drill, set for 10:21am. When the alarm sounds during Thursday’s Discovery Road hosted by Tim Quackenbush, KPTZ will interrupt to present special programming featuring information about what will happen in the event of an emergency, and what to do.

In case of actual emergency, and for Thursday’s drill enactment, everyone is encouraged to tune into 91.9FM for up-to-date information about the situation. On October 21 at 10:21am, Tim will present special programming from KPTZ News Reporter Steve Evans, featuring members of the station’s Emergency Team. Team Lead Barney Burke and on-call member Peggy Myre will phone in from the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center, adding to the discussion.

To participate in Thursday’s ShakeOut Drill, please take a minute out of your busy lives to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” This exercise is simple, but should not be underrated. Wherever you are Thursday morning at 10:11am, DROP under a sturdy table, desk or chair. COVER your head and your neck. HOLD ON to the object you are taking cover under to prevent it from moving over you.

If you are outside, move clear of any building facades, trees, and power lines that might fall. If you are driving, slow down and pull off the roadway until the shaking stops. If you are in a tsunami evacuation zone (up to 50 feet above sea level), once the shaking stops, grab your go kit and head to higher ground. The ShakeOut is a great opportunity to practice your route.

For more information on emergency preparedness or to sign up for Jefferson County Emergency Management’s Nixle emergency text alerts, go to www.jeffcoeoc.org or text JEFFCODEM to 888777 to be automatically enrolled.

To find out how to organize your neighborhood, email [email protected].

Local News for 3/31

March 31, 2021: Local News – City hosts virtual open house for Discovery Road project; Habitat for Humanity gains funding for home repair. (TRANSCRIPT)

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/10

On today’s Brewocracy Now, City Manager John Mauro and Host Tim Quackenbush discussed:

  • The upcoming ICG meeting
  • Discovery Road Design
  • Negotiation with Uber
  • Gustafson Apartments Development Proposal
  • Adams Street Closure

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 12/03

Discovery Road Host Tim Quackenbush discussed the City of Port Townsend upcoming budget process with City Manager John Mauro.

Stay tuned for the weekly chance to learn more about developments for the City of Port Townsend. John will take questions and encourage productive dialogue (and exemplary virtual meeting etiquette) to steer through a range of topics. 

Brewocracy Now Call-In Line
(call in your question during the 12:10 to 12:40pm broadcast):
360-215-7270
Email your questions in advance to [email protected]

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 1438 1087
Password: 816197

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 11/19

City Manager John Mauro was joined by Steve King, Public Works Director, to discuss the recent water main break and the sewer outfall. Other topics included the City budget, affordable housing, and the ICG draft recovery and resiliency plan. Moderated by Discovery Road Host, Tim Quackenbush.

Brewocracry Now with John Mauro ~ 10/29

Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro is on KPTZ with a web-based format, in a weekly time slot Thursdays, from 12:10 to 12:40pm.

Today City Manager John Mauro was joined by Lance Bailey, Director of Development Services. Topics included the periodic review of the Shoreline Master Program, the upcoming City Council Committee meeting on November 19, the proposed project at San Juan and Discovery Road, potential closure of the Municipal Swimming Pool, and potential staff cutbacks.

Stay tuned for the weekly chance to learn more about developments for the City of Port Townsend. John will take questions and encourage productive dialogue (and exemplary virtual meeting etiquette) to steer through a range of topics. 

Brewocracy Now Call-In Line
(call in your question during the 12:10 to 12:40pm broadcast):
360-215-7270
Email your questions in advance to [email protected]

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 1438 1087
Password: 816197

KPTZ Celebrates Our Local Creative Culture

On Thursday, October 29, gather around the radio for a very special day-long broadcast devoted to KPTZ’s Community Connections. Join Thursday’s KPTZ DJ hosts for a mix of music and special features, curated to celebrate the wonders of life in the awesome place we live. Keep your dial set on KPTZ all day for conversations with local leaders, artists and visionaries woven throughout our regular programming.

7:30-9:30am – Stringband Theory ~ Dave Long w/ guest Peter McCracken, Centrum Foundation/host of Crackin’ the Vault.

9:30-11am – Discovery Road ~ Tim Quackenbush w/ guest Everett Moran, Rainshadow Recording, and Teresa Verraes, Port Townsend School of the Arts.

12:45-12:45pm – Brewocracy Now: Tim Q and you, for Coffee with PT City Manager John Mauro on Recovery & Resilience.

1-3pm – Community Connections ~ Phil Andrus with guests Carla Main, Rob Story, Corner Store; Leigh Herron, Concerts in the Barn; Christy Kissler, Finnriver; and Kathleen Kler, BOCC.

3-5pm – Mid-Life Crisis Dance Party ~ Ray Serebrin with guests Pattie Miles, co-artistic director of The Paradise Theatre School in Chimacum; Tamara Meredith, JCL Director; Rick Smith, President of East Jefferson Rotary.

5:15-5:45pm – Robert Ambrose‘s Critical Conversation with Dahr Jamail, Environmental Author.

5:45-6:30pm  Chris Bricker, featuring KPTZ’s Compass, Through Science to Health, Community Tides, and Working Waterfront programs.

6:30-7pm – Peter Robinson w/ guest DJ Mateu.

7-8pm – Disco Geezer, host Pete Lack

8-10pm – All Over the Map, host Kurt Munnich

The day will also be decorated with opportunities to support ongoing, quality broadcasting on 91.9FM, as the station gears up for our long-awaited move and expansion to Fort Worden. We’ll be passing the hat and asking for your support. Donate now to KPTZ, using the blue Donate button at the top of this web page.

ShakeOut Drill 2020 ~ Thursday 10/15 at 10:15

KPTZ’s Emergency Team is prepared in case of any major emergency. On Thursday, October 15 our Team will participate in the annual Great ShakeOut Drill, set for 10:15am. When the alarm sounds during Thursday’s Discovery Road hosted by Tim Quackenbush, KPTZ will interrupt to present special programming featuring information about what will happen in the event of an emergency, and what to do.

In case of actual emergency, and for Thursday’s drill enactment, everyone is encouraged to tune into 91.9FM for up-to-date information about the situation. On October 15 at 10:15am, Tim will present special programming from KPTZ News Reporter David Cunningham, featuring members of the station’s Emergency Team. Team Lead Barney Burke and on-call member Peggy Myre will phone in from the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center, adding to the discussion.

To participate in Thursday’s ShakeOut Drill, please take a minute out of your busy lives to “Drop, Cover, and Hold On.” This exercise is simple, but should not be underrated. Wherever you are Thursday morning at 10:15am, DROP under a sturdy table, desk or chair. COVER your head and your neck. HOLD ON to the object you are taking cover under to prevent it from moving over you.

If you are outside, move clear of any building facades, trees, and power lines that might fall. If you are driving, slow down and pull off the roadway until the shaking stops. If you are in a tsunami evacuation zone (up to 50 feet above sea level), once the shaking stops, grab your go kit and head to higher ground. The ShakeOut is a great opportunity to practice your route.

For more information on emergency preparedness or to sign up for Jefferson County Emergency Management’s Nixle emergency text alerts, go to www.jeffcoeoc.org or text JEFFCODEM to 888777 to be automatically enrolled.

To find out how to organize your neighborhood, email [email protected].

Brewocracy Now with John Mauro ~ 8/06

Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro is on KPTZ with a web-based format, in a weekly time slot Thursdays, from 12:10 to 12:40pm. Discovery Road DJ host Tim Quackenbush hosts John’s virtual online meeting as a live broadcast, with updates on the fast-changing local world in and around Port Townsend.

Topics covered today were:

  • Engage PT Campaign – how to get involved in decisions that affect you.
  • Discovery Road Bicycle/Pedestrian Project
  • Comprehensive Street Repair/Maintenance Initiative
  • Golf Course Update
  • Outdoor Education Guidelines
  • Cherry Street Affordable Housing Project

Stay tuned for the weekly chance to learn more about developments for the City of Port Townsend. John will take questions and encourage productive dialogue (and exemplary virtual meeting etiquette) to steer through a range of topics. 

Brewocracy Now Call-In Line
(call in your question during the 12:10 to 12:40pm broadcast):
360-215-7270

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 872 1438 1087
Password: 816197

The Virtual Brewocracy Now ~ 6/19

Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro is on KPTZ with a new format that debuted on Friday, June 19, from 12:10 – 12:30pm. Discovery Road DJ host Tim Quackenbush hosted John’s virtual online meeting as a live broadcast, with updates on the fast-changing local world in and around Port Townsend. Topics included the Juneteenth mural that came together in less than a week, the use of plastic bags during the COVID-19 exemption, the complexities of allowing ride share services in Port Townsend, and the future use of the Port Townsend City Golf Course.

The experiment was a success! So stay tuned for the full rollout weekly time in July. John will take questions and encourage productive dialogue (and exemplar virtual meeting etiquette) as we steer through a range of topics.

Brewocracy Now ~ 6/05

Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro is on KPTZ at a new time, on alternate Fridays shortly after 12 noon for Brewocracy Now. Discovery Road DJ host Tim Quackenbush joined John live in the studio, for updates on the fast-changing local world in and around Port Townsend. Topics included the update on Port Townsend’s Open Streets Project, how the City is meeting fiscal challenges from the pandemic, and the responsibilities of the Port Townsend Police, in assuring racial equality in our community..

KPTZ Coffee with the City Manager ~ 5/21

On Thursday, May 21, City Manager John Mauro talked with Tim Quackenbush, host of KPTZ’s Discovery Road mainly about how the City of Port Townsend will be implementing Gov. Inslee’s phased Safe Start Plan over the upcoming Memorial Day weekend and beyond.

Make a note for next Thursday: John Mauro will again be taking questions via live phone calls from 10-10:30am. Call 360-215-7270 to ask your question. And, enjoy the ride!

KPTZ Coffee with the City Manager ~ 5/07

On Thursday, May 7, Mayor Sandoval joined John Mauro to talk with Tim Quackenbush, host of KPTZ’s Discovery Road about this evening’s Joint BOCC / Health Department/ PT City Council Meeting to address the possible variance for Jefferson County. Also, the topic of adding hand washing stations was discussed. Click below to listen.

Stay tuned to KPTZ at 91.9FM at 5pm TODAY to hear this meeting broadcast live. And make a note for next Thursday: John Mauro will again be taking questions via live phone calls from 10-10:30am. Call 360-215-7270 to ask your question. And, enjoy the ride!

KPTZ Coffee with the City Manager ~ 4/30

On Thursday, April 30, Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro conducted his weekly coffee meeting with the public on KPTZ’s Discovery Road, with host Tim Quackenbush. Mauro shared information about local plans being enacted for the days ahead. The half-hour conversation can be streamed and downloaded here.

Make a note for next Thursday: John Mauro will be taking questions via live phone calls from 10-10:30am on KPTZ’s Discovery Road with host Timothy Quackenbush. Call 360-215-7270 to ask your question. And, enjoy the ride!

KPTZ Coffee with the City Manager ~ 4/23

On Thursday, April 23, Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro conducted his weekly coffee meeting with the public on KPTZ’s Discovery Road, with host Tim Quackenbush. Mauro shared information about local plans being enacted for the days ahead. The half-hour conversation can be streamed and downloaded here.

Make a note for next Thursday: John Mauro will be taking questions via live phone calls from 10-10:30am on KPTZ’s Discovery Road with host Timothy Quackenbush. Call 360-215-7270 to ask your question. And, enjoy the ride!

KPTZ Coffee with the City Manager ~ 4/16

On Thursday, April 16, Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro conducted his weekly coffee meeting with the public on KPTZ’s Discovery Road, with host Tim Quackenbush. Mauro shared information about local plans being enacted for the days ahead. The half-hour conversation can be streamed and downloaded here.

Make a note for next Thursday: John Mauro will be taking questions via live phone calls from 10-10:30am on KPTZ’s Discovery Road with host Timothy Quackenbush. Call 360-215-7270 to ask your question. And, enjoy the ride!

Press Release: City of PT Takes Early Action
to Limit COVID-19 Financial Impacts

KPTZ Coffee with the City Manager ~ 4/09

On Thursday, April 9, Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro conducted his weekly coffee meeting with the public on KPTZ’s Discovery Road, with host Tim Quackenbush. Mauro shared information about local plans being enacted for the days ahead. The half-hour conversation can be streamed and downloaded here.

Make a note for next Thursday: John Mauro will be taking questions via live phone calls from 10-10:30am on KPTZ’s Discovery Road with host Timothy Quackenbush. Call 360-215-7270 to ask your question. And, enjoy the ride!

KPTZ Coffee with the City Manager ~ 4/02

On Thursday, April 2, Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro conducted his weekly coffee meeting with the public on KPTZ’s Discovery Road, with host Tim Quackenbush. Mauro shared information about local plans being enacted for the days ahead. The half-hour conversation can be streamed and downloaded here.

City of Port Townsend Report ~ 3/26

On Thursday, March 26, Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro conducted his weekly coffee meeting with the public on KPTZ’s Discovery Road, with host Tim Quackenbush. Mayor Michelle Sandoval joined as well. Both City officials shared information about local plans being enacted for the days ahead. The half-hour conversation can be streamed and downloaded here.

Coffee Meeting with John Mauro

(Airdate: March 19, 2020) Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro holds his weekly coffee meeting with the public with KPTZ’s Tim Quackenbush, host of Discovery Road. Mayor Michelle Sandoval participates as well, to share information about the local plans being formulated in the upcoming days ahead.

KPTZ City of Port Townsend Report

Starting Thursday, March 19, Port Townsend City Manager John Mauro has moved his weekly coffee meetings with the public onto KPTZ’s Discovery Road, with host Tim Quackenbush. Mayor Michelle Sandoval participated as well, to share information about the local plans being formulated in the upcoming days ahead. The half-hour conversation will be re-aired on Saturday, March 21 at noon, and can be streamed and downloaded here.

Love Is Alive @ KPTZ

We hope you’ll spend Valentines Day with 91.9FM KPTZ as the soundtrack! We’ve put together 15 hours of very special programming full of heart and soul, so we hope you’ll tune in to enjoy the ride!

And yes, we’re passing a 10-gallon hat asking for your donations today, all towards the ambitious goal for construction of KPTZ’s new home. Be Our Valentine and make us better able to serve the needs of this awesome community!

This is a huge opportunity since right now, all donations to help Build KPTZ a New Home are being tripled by the Sage Foundation grant match. We welcome you to bring in heartfelt contributions during today’s Love Is Alive. Feel free to mail them to our address (below), or use our online Donate 2.0 form. 

Check out these Love Is Alive highlights you’ll hear today, along with featured Donor Gifts every hour ~ our Thank You for stepping up in support of the exciting plans we’re making to Build KPTZ a New Home.

7-9am – Stringband Theory ~ Dave Long & Donn Trethewey
Janet Beazley & Chris Stuart (8:20am)
Jack Dwyer, Pane D’Amore and the Food Co-op (9am)
9:30-11am – Discovery Road ~ Tim Quackenbush & Buzzy Donahue
Stringology (10am)
Elevated Ice Cream Candy Shop
11am-12noon – Democracy Now
1-3pm – Vinyl Dialogues ~ Dick Keenan & Ruby Fitch feature 45s
Sfondo. Italian Music (2pm)
Glow Natural Skin Care and Finnriver Farm & Cidery
12-12:30pm – Larry Stein & Compass hosts Dave Cunningham, Charlie Bermant, then new show:
12:30-1pm – Coastal Café, Aaron Barnett
Safeway Floral Department
3-5pm – Mid-Life Crisis Dance Party ~ Ray Serebrin & Robert Ambrose, Ray Schroff (new show!), Ron McElroy (new time!)
Paul Rogers (3pm)
Spirits Bar & Grill at Old Alcohol Plant and Pourhouse
5-5:30pm – Chris Bricker & Nature Now hosts Nan Evans, Mary Robson Laminated Fine Bird Checklists
“Olympic Peninsula Birds” waterproof checklist
5:30-6pm – Port Ludlow Project (new show) Susan Solley & cast
Farm’s Reach Cafe
6-7pm – Unexpectedly All Over The Map ~ Kurt Munnich & Fish Stick
Unexpected Brass Band (6:15pm)
7-8pm – Disco Geezer ~ Pete Lack & Frank DePalma (Lowire)
PT’s DJ club scene
8-10pm – LoveLine ~ Captain Peacock & Lizz P
Cosmic Valentine Dedications

Thank You!!!

Thursday’s KPTZ 2.0 Comes Alive flash fundraiser was a huge success and tremendous fun. Offering live performances by many diverse, talented musicians throughout the day, we very nearly met our challenging goal of $10,000. If you would like to help us over the top, please click the Donate Now button above in the header.

THANK YOU for supporting your community radio station.

We would like to profoundly thank the many volunteers who helped out, the many extraordinary musicians who gave their time and talents, and both Doc’s Marina Grill and Gale Investment Management, who provided challenge donations.

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Hear Centrum’s Voice Works on KPTZ

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VOICEWORKS at Centrum this week…… and on KPTZ.
Wed. 11am, hear the music of VoiceWorks artists on Bring Your Records.
Thursday on Discovery Road, 8-10am, Tim Q. will host Elizabeth LaPrelle, and Pharis and Jason Romero.
Friday night, LIVE on KPTZ, the VoiceWorks Concert from Wheeler Theater — Global Resonance 7:30 to 10pm. (It is SOLD OUT, so you can join in on-air on KPTZ)
Thanks Centrum, VoiceWorks artists, and our listeners

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