KPFT, in partnership with many of our restaurant friends, is initiating the KPFT Foodie Card! KPFT members will get this card sent to them with [...]
Let Your Voice Be Heard
Acua Fayette – Healing of a Broken Spirit
-book signing: 2pm, Saturday 13 Feb : Holcombe Barnes and Noble
Enjoy free live entertainment in Bagby Park today at lunch, as part of Midtown’s monthly lunchtime programming series, featuring Six Minutes ‘til Sunrise. The performance will run from 12pm-1pm. Seating is limited, but attendees can bring blankets or chairs. Bagby Park is located at 415 Gray St in Midtown. For more information, visit www.houstonmidtown.com.
Tonight, enjoy a free screening of two Salvador Dali films at the Menil Collection. The films were written by Dali and directed by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. Enjoy an introduction and commentary by Art History Professor, Sandra Zalman of University of Houston. The event will run from 7:30-9:30pm. Seating is limited. The Menil Collection is located at 1533 Sul Ross St in the Museum District. For more information, visit www.menil.org.
Tonight is the pop-up Pancakes & Booze Art Show at Warehouse Live. Enjoy a free all-you-can-eat pancake bar, live body painting, live music, and multimedia displays. The event runs from 8pm-2am, and for a small fee you can get inside ($5). Warehouse Live is located at 813 Saint Emanuel St in East Downtown. For more information, visit www.warehouselive.com.
On Saturday, author, theorist and historian David Getsy will give a free lecture about his latest book at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH). Afterwards, attendees have the opportunity to get their copy of the book signed by the author. The event begins at 2pm. The Contemporary Arts Museum Houston (CAMH) is located at 5216 Montrose Blvd in the Museum District. For more information, visit www.camh.org.
Bayou City Outdoors is hosting a free Valentine’s bike ride this Saturday at Onion Creek, stopping along the way at a local outdoors farmer’s market. The group will meet at 8:30am at Onion Creek, and then head off on a leisurely 12-15 mile ride. Afterwards, participants are invited to hang around for lunch at the Onion Creek Cafe. All levels of riders welcome. Onion Creek is located at 3106 White Oak Drive. For more information, visit www.bayoucityoutdoors.com.
Head to Houston’s East End this Saturday to enjoy the second East End Houston Cultural District open house event. Visit artist studios, galleries, and theaters in Houston’s East End from 1pm to 5pm for a self-guided tour of some of Houston’s most interesting creative spaces. For more information, visit www.eastendhouston.com.
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.
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 Program Director 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.