Voices originally broadcast on KPFT were part of a larger conversation on the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Thursday, 3 August 2015
Guests: Paul Davis & David Brown www.dabfoto.com
Song of the Day: Lucinda Williams- Happy Woman Blues
Dancin’ in the Street… Motown & More Revue: The thrill on the hill, Dancin’ in the Street… Motown & More Revue, is back for a soul-filled Labor Day weekend at Miller Outdoor Theatre! Celebrating its 20th anniversary, Dancin’ in the Street… covers the timeless classics of legendary Motown artists and many more soul music greats. The magic goes down September 3-6, 2015. This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Free tickets are available call 281-373-3386 for more details.
The U.S.-Mexican War is one of America’s forgotten wars. The 1846 to 1848 action is the focus of “A Destined Conflict: The U.S.-Mexican War,” a new exhibit at the San Jacinto Monument Museum. This exhibit will be showing daily. For information, call 281-479-2421.
Marathon Training:: Do you have running a marathon or half marathon on your bucket list? Do you want to get in shape or need a new fitness goal? Then join USA Fit Champions and start training. Learn more about our marathon and half marathon training program. For more information call 281-469-1481.
Every Thursday, BETA Theater holds Improv Shows at 7PM, 8PM and 9PM. One cover gains you entrance to all the shows. This is the best improv in Houston! BETA Theater is located at 2420 Pierce St Houston, TX 77003 call 832-602-3821 for more info.
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.