KPFT’s Roark Smith hosts a national program on the life of a Texas legend.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Friday, 24 July 2015
Larry Spacic, San Jacinto Monument Museum
Sandy Weimann, KPFT Watermelon Festival and host of Deadbeat
Song of the Day: The Hightailers performing “Pretty Words”
Fall Vegetable gardening with Urban Harvest:: After the dog days of summer comes the perfect time to toss together iron rich salad greens, sauté veggie shish kabobs or simmer hardy vegetable soups that your whole family will enjoy. One advantage of living in Houston is how easy it is to grow vegetables in the fall and winter seasons. Think you have no space for a garden? Not to worry, as many of these vegetables can be grown in containers on a sunny patio. You will learn when and where to plant, soil preparation, seed germination. This class is Saturday, July 25 from 9AM to 11:30AM at the University of St. Thomas, ANDERSON HALL; Room #103 located at 3812 Yoakum Blvd, Houston, TX 77006
Jeff Fest II at Avant Garden on Saturday July 25th starts at 8:00 P-M The spirit of Jeff Hunter lives on and so does JEFF FEST. Come celebrate the life of Houston’s biggest supporter of local music at JEFF FEST II. The line-up includes Space Villains, Devil Killing Moth, PINK EYE and Nicole Boyd. Thanks to the generosity of Avant Garden Big Heart Sound will be donating the proceeds of this event to BikeHouston & Girls Rock Camp Houston in honor of Jeff who was an avid cyclist and supporter of Houston music.
Recycle Saturdays at Discovery Green:: 11:00 am-2:00 pm. Bring your glass, paper, plastic and aluminum to a recycling station at Discovery Green. Please note: Recycling container is provided by the City of Houston Solid Waste Management. The schedule can be subject to change, but park staff will accept your recycling in the park office during the hours of 10 am to 2 pm regardless of whether the container is on site. PLEASE NOTE:
Discovery Green is not currently accepting electronic recycling. For further information on places that do accept electronic recycling, please contact your neighborhood Goodwill donation location.
The King of Pop gets a nod during the Houston Symphony’s Summer Series at Jones Hall with Music of Michael Jackson. For the high-energy production, the Houston Symphony orchestra shares the stage with singer/dancer James Delisco and a full rock band. Brent Havens conducts the family-friendly concert. The show will have some of Jackson’s favorites including “ABC”, “Thriller” and “Black & White”. The program starts at 7:30 p.m. at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575
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.