Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Thursday, 26 August 2015
Guests: Mark Kramer, Armand Bayou Nature Center
Song of the Day: Big Tip Tod performing “No Diggity”
Señorita Cinema Film Festival:: What’s a Latina film? According to Stephanie Saint Sanchez, founder of the Señorita Cinema Film Festival, a Latina film is “anything made by a Latina!” Over the last five years, the festival has received an amazing variety in subject matter. Yes, many of the films deal with issues or traditions specific to the Hispanic community, but some have been more universal in their themes. Times and locations vary. For a complete schedule, visit senoritacinema.com.
Blaffer Art Museum features the exhibition “Sound Speed Marker.” Put together by artist duo Teresa Hubbard and Alexander Birchler who play around with the stereotype about Texas. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays to Saturdays. Through September 5. Blaffer Art Museum at the University of Houston, 4800 Calhoun. For information, call 713-743-9521 or visit blafferartmuseum.com. Free admission.
Bea Ying Projects is proud to presents ” Music for the World to See” an individual series of artworks and select collaborations by Houston artists, Jaylon I. Hicks and Jenaro Goode on August 27th-29th at the former Avis Frank Gallery, now the Bea Ying Projects Pop-Up Gallery. The title of the exhibition “Music for the World to See” stems from two ideas: the similarities in the visual and auditory creative process, as well as the displaying of 30 paintings by two distinct artists in seamless harmony. Call 713-679-3985 for further details.
Mos Def ‘Black on Both Sides’ 15 Year Anniversary Tour at Warehouse Live. This event is a makeup concert from the previous cancelled show. Yasiin Bey better known by his former stage name Mos Def, is an American hip hop recording artist, actor, and activist. He will be performing in the in Ballroom at Warehouse Live located at 813 Saint Emanuel Street Houston, TX. Doors open at 8PM, Performance starts at 8:30PM for ticket info call (713) 225-5483
Airing weekdays at 8 a.m., Open Journal is one of KPFT’s longest running programs.
It has welcomed a eclectic range of subject matter and visitors. From musicians to scholars, activists to iconoclasts, Open Journal’s roster has featured the memorable, the invigorating and the informed.
Open Journal is one of KPFT’s most interactive programs, as everything from its guests to calendar events to the Song of the Day is shaped by listeners. We welcome people in the community making a difference, local musicians and many others to share their passions with listeners.
Have an idea for a local guest? Tweet us @KPFT, send a Facebook message or click here to send a note with your suggestions. No phone guests, please. We’re looking for people willing to come to our studios at 8 a.m., ready for a lively conversation.
Podcasts are programming created specially for listeners in an on-demand format for today’s busy schedules. In the last year, podcasts have surged in popularity. KPFT is seeking everyone – from local hosts and producers to community partners willing to underwrite these efforts.
For hosts and producers, KPFT has studio space and the gear. You can also send materials in remotely, if that works for you. We’re particularly looking for programming focused to local and state arts, politics, music and culture. Ideas welcome.
For community partners, we have long relationships with listeners and an emerging space with which to connect you.
To join in KPFT’s podcast movement, reach out to the Program Director at pd(at)kpft.org.
Want to submit your music to KPFT for airplay consideration? Here’s how to do it:
First, listen to KPFT and check out our program schedule and playlists. Our hosts have freedom to choose music for their shows, and you’ll get a better idea of the diverse kinds of artists that get airplay here.
If you think your music is a fit, send us a CD for the Music Library.
KPFT maintains a music CD library for its program hosts to consider for airplay. New music is added to the New Releases section in the library on an ongoing basis.
CDs added to the music library are available for programmers to consider for their shows, but airplay is not guaranteed. Send new music submissions to:
KPFT Music Library
419 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Currently, the KPFT music library does not accept digital submissions.
In addition to the initial music library copy, if you would like to send extra music CDs as personal copies for program hosts, send separate packages addressed to the attention of the programs in care of the station address above. Again, airplay is not guaranteed. For further assistance, email or call 713-526-4000.
The KPFT playlists archive reflects airplay for music programs as it occurs. Airplay reporting takes place after the fact for applicable formats.
Artists seeking to have their upcoming live music performances at Houston area venues posted on the Weekly Concert Calendar should email the performance information (artist/band name, name of venue, and date of live music performance at venue) to blueshound(at)kpft.org. The weekly deadline is Thursday at 5 p.m.
ON-AIR GUEST APPEARANCES
To request an on-air interview and/or live music performance, contact the programs’ hosts directly via email. On-air guest scheduling is done by the individual program hosts. Some programs that regularly feature guests are booked months in advance. Due to facility restrictions, the KPFT chief engineer has requested that on-air live music performances be acoustic only.
To provide CDs to be used as membership incentives (thank-you gifts for listener donations during KPFT membership drives), contact the Membership Department at 713-526-4000, x314.
Airing at 6 PM on dates Texas is scheduled to execute an inmate, Execution Watch focuses on matters of the death penalty.
During fundraising campaigns, Execution Watch airs on KPFT’s HD3 channel.
Unless a stay is issued, Execution Watch is broadcast live at 6.