Congratulations go out to James Nagel, longtime host of KPFT’s “Howlin’ the Blues”show! On November 1, James received word from The Blues Foundation in Memphis that he was being honored [...]
Let Your Voice Be Heard
KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Tuesday, 6 December, 2016
guest: Karen Starz, Houston Non-Violent Communcation
January : Living Peace Series 2017
January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7
April: Compassion Week
Tonight at 7:30 P-M at the MATCH: Loop38 Co-founded by pianist Yvonne Chen and conductor Jerry Hou, Loop38 is a 17-person collective of impassioned musicians bringing their fervor for new music to the heart of Houston. Their debut concert shows the diversity of music composed in recent years as well as the ensemble’s flexibility in having the richness of a full orchestra and the intimacy of a chamber group. Pay what you can. Located at 3400 Main Street, for more information visit www.matchouston.org.
We have mentioned it before but after this wet weekend we would like to encourage people to go to Discovery Green and check out the Firmament and the Enchanted Promenade. Made of numerous environmental friendly LED lights. Admission is free. Come enjoy the season’s best features in Downtown Houston.
And tonight at 7 P-M you can join the Texas Death Penalty Abolition Movement for the most festive meeting of the year. To help out signing cards for all the men and women on Death Row, including some no longer on the death row due to sentence reductions. Please bring holiday or winter stamps, or donations for stamps, and a holiday treat. It is very social, but also an informal meeting about upcoming executions and any December news. These cards can give a lot of hope to people in a very dreary place, as all men on death row are in long term solitary confinement. It is also a perfect opportunity to meet other death penalty abolitionists and ask about penpals. There are more than 200 people on Death Row in Texas and many of them are from the Houston area. At SHAPE Center on 3815 Live Oak Street.
In addition to its FM grid, KPFT hosts a schedule of simultaneous programming streaming via web and HD radio, and accessible via apps like TuneIn Radio. It is considered FM content by the FCC, and must adhere to the same language, commercialism and station rules as our terrestrial schedule. New programming is considered here.
Interested? Contact the Station with a bit about your idea with the following information:
- Name of the program
- Short description of the program
- People participating in the program
- Time/day preferred to air
Potential hosts are expected to sign off on station policies (covering FCC rules, etc.) before the first show and to be present for the show every week.
KPFT is interested in Spanish-language programming as well as programming from KPFT’s diverse communities.
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.
419 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Studio Line: (713) 526 - 5738
Office Line: (713) 526 - 4000