KPFT’s famed alumni are featured in a new documentary screening Saturday at Cactus Music.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Thursday, 30 July 2015
Claudia Schmuckli, director/curator Blaffer Art Museum
Song of the Day:
Edmund Evans performing “Catapult”
Macbeth at Miller Outdoor Theater
Three mysterious witches promise a great future to a worthy soldier, firing his ambition. His power-hungry wife urges him to shape his fate, no matter the cost. But what price must a man of conscience pay to pursue his hungriest ambitions? Call 281-373-3386 for ticket prices and showtimes.
Thanks for the Memories a Tribute to Robin Williams
The National Museum of Funeral History is remembering this remarkable entertainer with a special tribute event, as well as an unveiling of a special permanent addition to the museum’s “Thanks for the Memories” exhibit. Events throughout the day will include a viewing of the boots worn by Williams in the movie RV, a screening of the film in the auditorium (Williams played Bob Munro, the patriarch of a dysfunctional family), a touching photo display and a trivia game. Visitors will be invited to sign a memorial guest book, which will be sent to his family following the event, and pose for pictures with a Robin Williams impersonator. Call 281-876-3063 for more information.
Anitra Jay at Mod Coffeehouse
Join singer-songwriter Anitra Jay for an evening of sweet and sultry acoustic soul – music for the conscience rebel. A native of New Orleans, Anitra effortlessly combines soul-catching melodies with real-life tales that leave the listener entertained and inspired. She is currently on tour promoting her fourth album, Work in Progress. Her performance starts at 7PM tonight Mod Coffeehouse is located at 2126 Post office St. Galveston, TX 77550.
Bubbly Dinner at Ouisie’s
Head over to Ouisie’s Table for an international tour of sparkling wines, plus a sumptuous five-course meal with smoked salmon zucchini wraps, smoked duck breast and poached pear with cream. The wines will include champagne and other sparkling wines from Italy, California and France; this is an unusual offering for a wine dinner, so don’t miss it! For reservations, call 713-528-2264
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.