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Open Journal
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On the air Wednesday, 26 July 2017:

Open Journal-local news magazine:          #KPFTOJ
guests: Jackie Wallace, Houston Zoo

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Open Journal – Community Events Calendar:

Italian Cultural & Community Center’s Summer Film Festival :
Pane, amore e fantasia (Bread, Love and Dreams) closes out this year’s Italian Cultural & Community Center’s Summer Film Festival tonight. The 1953 release, directed by Luigi Comencini, stars Vittorio De Sica, Gina Lollobrigida. Doors open at 6:30 and the film begins at 7:15 p.m. at the community center at the Milford House at 1101     Milford Street. Admission is by donation.  Call 713-524-4222 or email info@iccchouston.com for more information.

Three authors to talk and sign books at Murder by the Book: Authors David Eric Tomlinson, Glen Erik Hamilton and Reavis Wortham, will appear tonight at Murder By The Book. Tomlinson will discuss and sign “The Midnight Man,” Hamilton will discuss and sign “Every Day Above Ground,” and Wortham will discuss and sign “Hawke’s Prey,” The event gets under way at 6:30 p.m. Murder By The Book at 2342 Bissonnet. Call 713-524-8597 or go online to http://www.murderbooks.com for more information.

And just down the street, author Gabe Hudson will discuss and sign “Gork, the Teenage Dragon” at 7 p.m. today at Brazos Bookstore. Hudson is the author of Dear Mr. President, a finalist for the PEN/Hemingway Award and winner of the Sue Kaufman Prize for First Fiction from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Hudson was named one of Granta’s 20 Best of Young American Novelists. Brazos Bookstore is at 2421 Bissonnet. Call 713-523-0701 or go to www.brazosbookstore.com for more information.

Double dose of musical icons:  The lives and songs of Patsy Cline and Woody Guthrie return to Stages Theater for shows Wednesday through Sunday. Alway … Patsy Cline is featured in Stages Arena Theater and Woody Sez: The Life and Music of Woody Guthrie is in the smaller Yeager Theater. Tonight’s performance begin at 7:30 p.m. Go to www.stagestheatre.com for the schedule and ticket prices.

Vocal powerhouse Idina Menzel appears in Sugar Land
Idina Menzel brings her amazing music to Smart Financial Center in Sugar Land.  Her repertoire includes hits from “Frozen,” “Wicked,” “Rent,” and other hit productions.  For ticket information, call 281-207-6278 or go online to http://www.smartfinancialcentre.net.


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.