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Let Your Voice Be Heard
KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Wednesday, August 31st, 2016
Rock Morano aka Dr. Rockit
Head out to the Menil Collection for a rare treat: Andy Warhol’s Sunset. In 1964, arts visionaries John and Dominique de Menil commissioned Andy Warhol to make a film with spiritual significance. The resulting 33-minute film features the sublime beauty of a California sunset and is backed by the voice of Nico (The Velvet Underground) as she reads poetry. Daily screening of the 16mm film held Wednesday through Sunday at 6 p.m., with a special after screening treat tonight only of DJ Merseyside offering up a music set inspired by and with tracks from The Velvet Underground & Nico album, co-produced by Warhol in 1967. Located on 1515 Sul Ross. For more information call 713-525-9400 or visit www.menil.org. Admission is free.
Visit “Matthew Ronay” at Blaffer Art Museum today from noon to 1 P-M. Join Curator of Education, Katherine Veneman and the Blaffer Art Museum docents Kristen Armstrong, Alton DuLaney, and Alix Stafford for small group tours of Matthew Ronay and discover answers to your questions that lead to insights. Find out more about the artist’s creative process and ideas behind the artwork as you form your own interpretation of the exhibition. For more information call 713-743-9528 or visit www.blafferartmuseum.org. Located on 4173 Elgin Street. Admission is free.
And some poetry to conclude the day: Poetry Slam featuring Teresa Johnson presented by Write About Now. A poetry slam is a competitive event in which poets perform their work and are judged by members of the audience. Typically, the host or another organizer selects the judges, who are instructed to give numerical scores (on a zero to 10 or one to 10 scale) based on the poets’ content and performance. This week’s Write About Now featured performer is Teresa Johnson. Starts at 7:30 P-M at Avant Garden, 411 Westheimer Road. Admission is free. For more information you may visit the facebook page event Poetry Slam Write About Now.
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 Program Director 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