Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Friday, 28 August 2015
Guests: Phaedra Cook, Houston Food Critic
Song of the Day: Feo Y Loco performing “Pin Up Girl”
Frenetic Theater presents Cirque La Vie:: Cirque La Vie (CLV) is proud to say we are Houston’s very own top contemporary circus company with the best talent around. The artists and guest artists of CLV will perform small acts throughout the entire night. This will be Cirque La Vie’s first interactive show! This show starts tonight at 7:30p call 832-426-4624 for further details.
Binder at Galveston Arts Center :: Artist Eric Schnell wants to take us on a journey to an alternate universe, and his attempt at psychological transformation begins with his site-specific “Binder” exhibit, where the installation unfolds, room after room, into an immersive experience. Call 409-763-2403 or visit galvestonartscenter.org. This showing is FREE!
Canvas Art Show Opening Reception at Ladybird’s Bar:: Featuring the work of 15 Houston-based artists, with a live entertainment and Complimentary wine and cheese served. This exhibit is free! Ladybird’s bar is located at 5519 Allen St. Houston, TX 77007 call 713-393-7647 for more details.
All About Herbs class with Urban Harvest:: This class will cover the many herbs that can be grown in Houston. In this class you will learn how to plant from seed or transplant, how to fertilize and maintain these easy to grow plants and how to incorporate them into your landscape design. So whether you are looking to make basil pesto or to grow your own teas, this class will help you grow what you need! Many of these plants not only spice up your food, but act as beneficial insect magnets for the vegetable garden. Call 713.880.5540 for more details.
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.