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On the air Friday, 11 August 2017:

Open Journal-local news magazine:          #KPFTOJ


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Open Journal – Community Events Calendar:


LIONEL RICHIE AND MARIAH CAREY AT THE TOYOTA CENTER. The show starts at 7;00 when they sing all of their great hits. Mariah has earned 18 No. 1 spots. Lionel Richie was honored this year at the Kennedy Center for his 30 + years of making great music. Tonight’s show promises to bring the best these two iconic pop stars have to offer.  Ticket information at www.houstontoyotacenter.com.

WOODY WITT WITH THE CARL VINTHE TRIO.  Woody is a composer, instrumentalist, educator and  sax man par excellence. He’s been a long-time celeb on Houston’s jazz scene. Tonight and Saturday  night, Woody plays with internationally acclaimed musicians who all flew in from different parts of the globe: Pianist Carl Vinte, Bassist Johnny Amann and Drummer Mogrensen.
Cezanne, 4100 Montrose.  $20.  cezanne jazz.com

KENNY ROGERS’ THE GAMBLER FAREWELL TOUR.  Kenny got started as a jazz bassist here before moving onto to what he does best – country music. Seems like this time around he is going to fold’em.  See him at The Redneck Country Club in Stafford.  11110 W. Airport. Go to the redneckcountryclub.com for tickets and showtime.

SUMMER OF AUSTEN SCREENING OF SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. Starts at 7:00 p.m. and the museum is located at 1001 Bissonnet.  Tickets are $7 – $9.

POP-UP PARTY FOR KPFT PRESENTED BY THE AMERICANA – Head out to The Americana at 2957 Bingle Rd. – accessible by I-10 “The Katy Freeway” and 290 for an afternoon of fun and music. Proceeds benefit KPFT. Come out from 2:00 -6:00 to hear John Egan, Acoustic Thunderboltz and Rio Yeti.  Bring your plastic , too, ‘cuz there’s a cash bar and keep ‘em out for the silent auction plus raffles for really cool prizes. That’s The Americana at 2957 Bingle Road and you can call 713-370-7554 if you want to know more about the Pop-Up Party.  Don’t forget the proceeds benefit KPFT.
NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG – Native American film based on the award-winning novel by Kent Nerburn. The film stars elder Dave Bald Eagle, who passed away last year at 97 and  it iis rare to have a Native film playing nationally. It’s a family film  that takes us into the heart of Wounded Knee. The film is fiction but the script morphed into powerful scenes based on the experiences and recollections of Dave Bald Eagle.  He said at the end of filming, “I have been holding in those words for 95 years.” POWERFUL STUFF! At  the Alamo Drafthouse-Mason Park in Katy today only at 3:45 PM.

This listing is a special request from Patrick so please keep it on the schedule.
THROUGH THE VIEWFINDER is a photo exhibition showcasing the works of some of Houston’s brightest photographers. This third installment will feature a variety of styles and categories ranging from cityscape, portraiture, conceptual, landscape, and fine art. It’s at Insomnia Gallery at 708 Telephone Rd. from 7:00 to 11. There is a $5 cover charge which will go towards next year’s showcase. Come out and support your local photographers! Give em a call for the participating photographers at (713) 242-8154.

August 16 – 19
LAWYERS ENTERTAINING FOR CHARITY – Night Court is a non-profit, all-lawyer theater troupe that helps fund pro bono legal services to people in need. This year it’s Con Law From the Beginning, the story of the U.S. Constitution presented in song and dance. It’s funny, irreverent and it’s for a good cause at the Hobby Center. For tickets go to www.nightcourt.org.

Chris Tomlinson Larry Payne Event

August 19
Houston for Venezuelans
On August 19th, we will hold a fundraiser $20 minimum from 7 to 10pm We will have a concert by 4 bands, food, local bazaar, Art gallery to fight the Venezuelan crisis together! 5425 Renwick Drive Houston TX 77081


August 26
Tomball Texas Music Festival in the Historic Depot.  Starts at 11:30 and runs until 6:30. Rockabilly and country bands keep toes a tapping.  Food, street vendors and a kid’s zone.  www.tomballtx.gov

August 27
Theater District Open House – This is the 24th annual event
launching the fall performing arts season.  Family friendly festival from Noon until 5:00 in the Theater District in Downtown Houston.  www.theaterdistrictopenhouse.com
28 septembre 2017
Join us on September 28 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm for La Fête de la Rentrée our annual party to kick off the new session of French classes and the new season of cultural events. Enjoy live music from our favorite French duo, Kirby-sur-Seine, French wines and cheeses, and the opening of an exhibition featuring the works of Spring Street Studios artists, photographer Gary Watson and painter Agnès Bourely. There is no charge and all are invited.


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.

Submit Your Music

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.


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.

Execution Watch

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.