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#KPFTOJ Wednesday, 25 November 2015
Tonight you can check out some cool jazz tunes while partaking in a spot of ice skating at Discovery Green. Houston musician Jazzman Jawad will give a free performance at the Jazz Nights on Ice event from 7pm to 9pm. Jazz Nights on Ice will occur every Wednesday night through to mid-February. Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney St in Downtown. For more information, visit www.discoverygreen.com.
Also today is the 28th Annual Lighting of the Wortham Tree, hosted by the Houston Grand Opera, Houston Ballet, and Houston First. Kicking off the holiday season in the theater district, the event will feature costumed characters from the Houston Grand Opera’s upcoming show, The Little Prince, who will be on hand in the Grand Foyer. In addition, the Nutcracker’s Sugar Plum Fairy will light the grand tree. This free event will take place between 11am and 1pm, located at Wortham Theater Center, 501 Texas Ave in Downtown. For more information, visit www.houstongrandopera.org.
The Children’s Museum of Houston is embracing the best of two holidays today, hosting a Thanksgiving with Santa event from 1pm to 4pm. Kids can design banners, Thanksgiving vests and pennants for the Great Gobbler Thanksgiving Elf Parade, and catch Santa for an early consultation on their Christmas wish lists. The Children’s Museum of Houston is located at 1500 Binz St in the Museum District. For more information and ticket prices, visit www.cmhouston.org, or call (713) 522-1138.
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.
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.