If you’re curious about being on our board, here’s a great audio tutorial.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Tuesday, 7 July
Guest: Josef Helfenstein, Menil Collection
More information: www.menil.org/
Song of the Day: Eric Demmer and the Sax Dawgs
Kids Summer Science & Tech Explorer’s Camp:
Give your child a summer to remember! Fruition Technology Labs is offering a challenging series of interactive tech-focused classes at TutorVille to challenge young minds to discover the world around them and to learn more about themselves. The HUB at TutorVille is located at 1210 W. Clay, Suite 12 Houston, Texas 77019 For more information call 713-857-0367
Art exhibition “Summer Nudes” at the Russian Cultural Center:
The Russian-born artist Olga Porter works in traditional medium of oil on linen to capture the uniqueness of a moment. Porter has exhibited in Arizona, Oregon and Texas. Her works have been featured in American Art Collector Magazine, Austin monthly, Art Ltd, and other publications. Nudes by Olga Porter are young nude women painted from life. Each painting took only 2 to 5 hours to create. All the models are local to Houston. The series celebrates the mystery of youth and the power of life. Call 713-395-3301 for more details.
Bayou City Outdoor Tuesday morning weekly bike ride:
Come join us for a bike ride from Terry Hershey Park through George Bush Park! We will meet at 9:15 at the Gazebo on the north side of Memorial, just west of Eldridge. The ride starts at 9:30. We will bike up to 24 miles on a paved path – toward Fry Road aback (however many miles we can do in 2 hours).This is an intermediate ride and we will average 13 to 16 MPH. Helmets are required.
Scott Brown and Friends at the Dosey Doe Music Cafe:
Scott Brown of the Scooter Brown Band brings upcoming song writer or a special mystery artist to join him on stage every first Tuesday of the month. This weeks guest is Bart Crow one of Texas’s premier honkey-tonk songwriters. The show starts at 8pm tonight. For ticket info call 936-271-2171
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.