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Open Journal

KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – 22 June 2017

Stephen Williams, Museum of American Music History, Inc. and Texas Museum of Music History


The legendary Rosie Flores and opener Sparky Parker bring it to the outdoor stage this evening for one of the final spring free concerts in the park. KPFT is a media sponsor- drop by the table and say hey to the volunteers out there. Things get swinging at 7p.m. and wrap around 9:30 or so. Bring a lawn chair or blanket-but no glass, please. More info at: discoverygreen.org

In honor of June being Pride month, the Rec Room is hosting a story-telling showcase featuring LGBTQ stories and performers. You are invited to come celebrate your pride and lift a pint with Story Hole. The theme is “My First Time” and will be presented tonight at 8 and 10 p.m. The Rec Room is located downtown at 100 Jackson Street near the baseball park. There is a small ticket price. More info at: recroomhtx.org



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.