Let Your Voice Be Heard

Open Journal

KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – 12 May 2017

Guests: Kaz Tanahashi, calligrapher-scholar

Song of the Day: “Nobody’s Wife” by Anouk

Comicpalooza runs today through May 14th at the George R. Brown Convention Center. attendees have access to sessions covering popular trends and obscure topics; a film festival, gaming competitions, a cosplay contest, live art auction, and much more including celebrity guests. For more information, check out comicpalooza.com

Join Vegan Society of P.E.A.C.E. for their “Vegan 2nd Saturdays” Monthly Meetings, Presentations & Vegan Potlucks – They will enjoy a delicious vegan potluck and meeting, along with a discussion, film screening, food demo or speaker presentation on intersectional issues of veganism, animal rights, environmentalism, nonviolence, health and more. Each month will be something new! The new venue is at the Houston Community College Conference Center, located at 3100 Main St, 3rd Floor, Houston, TX 77002. Free Parking is available on level 7 & 8 of the HCC Administration parking garage at Main & Elgin. Use elevator from parking garage to 3rd floor breezeway, which leads to the Conference suites. You must enter the building through the parking garage and not street-level.
All attendees must sign in at the Security Desk. RSVP is appreciated for seating!.More information at: vegansocietyofpeace.org.

The Yellow Rose Comedy Festival is Houston’s first ever all-female comedy festival! The festival will showcase and celebrate all the amazing female comedians we have here in Houston.
7 p.m. Friday & Saturday @ Warehouse Live ,  813 Emanuel. For information, call 801-706-8634 or visit yellowrosecomedyfestival.com.

Queensbury Theatre offers a special Mothers Day staging of “The Diary of Anne Frank” during the run of this play thru May 20. This Sunday at 2pm you can take in this presentation. Queensbury Theatre is located at 12777 Queensbury Lane in the Town Centre/ Town & Country near Beltway 8 and Katy Fwy. Tickets and more information available by calling 713-467-4497 or visiting queensburytheatre.org.

CycloFemme this Sunday morning at 8 am, a women only ride on Mother’s Day. Join the BikeHouston crowd at the Bicycle Museum on Binz Street. Roll out is at 9 A-M, there is a 10 and 20 mile route and a 5 mile route for women with children. Bring your bike, wear comfortable clothing, and be prepared to enjoy a bit of me-time. Nobody will be left behind. For more information go to www.Bikehouston.org and look at their calendar or search for the Facebook eventpage CycloFemme.



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.

Submit Your Music

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.


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.

Execution Watch

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.