It’s time for KPFT’s fourth installment of 3rd Thursdays concerts at The Conservatory Underground Beer Garden and Food Hall; located in Downtown Houston, 1010 Prairie Street (map) on [...]
Let Your Voice Be Heard
KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Thursday, 23 February 2017
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra’s founder and artistic director Alecia Lawyer (www.rocohouston.org)
ROCO Concert Saturday, 5pm @ St. John the Divine – features a World Premerie of a piece based on a photo of Castro by composter Ricardo Lorenz – ROCO: The most fun you can have with serious music.
As part of the ReelAbilities Film & Art Festival you may join the ReelMusic event tonight at 6 P-M at the Secret Group. Professional jazz and blues musicians invite musicians with disabilities to jam with the band at the Secret Group from 6 – 8 P-M. Everyone is welcome to attend. Admission is free. For more information visit www.ReelAbilitiesHouston.org. Location: 2101 Polk Street.
Tonight at 7:30 P-M The Surfrider Foundation Texas Upper Coast Chapter is hosting a screening of “Racing to Zero,” a documentary about San Francisco’s robust zero waste plan which aims to reduce, recycle and compost 90% of discards by 2020. Location Cafe Brasil, corner of Westheimer and Dunlavy. Admission is free. For more information visit www.texasenvironment.org.
Akwaaba! The word means “welcome” in twi, the language of the Akan of Ghana, West Africa. This year the HCC Center of Excellence for Visual and Performing Arts at Houston Community College – Northwest welcomes one and all to our tenth annual Akwaaba Dance and Drum Festival, to take place February 23 – 25, 2017, at the Spring Branch Campus. For more information www.fresharts.org and search for Akwaaba Dance and Drum festival.
Also tonight 6:30 P-M the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston is pleased to present a lecture and performance by Jawwaad Taylor, Houston-based multi-disciplinary musician, and educator, in conjunction with CAMH’s music-based lecture series 20HERTZ. Taylor will discuss a variety of topics, including his inspirations, musical projects, and connections between visual arts and musical practices. The performance will include his unique approach to electronic music and live trumpet. Admission is free. Location: 5216 Montrose Blvd. For more information visit www.camh.org.
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.
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.
419 Lovett Blvd.
Houston, TX 77006
Studio Line: (713) 526 - 5738
Office Line: (713) 526 - 4000