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KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Friday, 26 August, 2016
Head out to Asher Gallery tonight 5:30 – 7:00 PM for a lively reception featuring former resident artists Lotus Bermudez and René Henry as they introduce new work and spark discussion at the summer trunk show. Enjoy refreshments, nibbles, and fabulous shopping. Lotus clay designs are based on her passions, such as cacti, Texas and science. Metalsmith René Henry is inspired by the stylized architecture from the Modernist era, as well as exploring the effects of time and decay on manmade structures. Admission is free.
Optical Project presents Limbs, Twigs, and Digits, a solo show of paintings by Cary Reeder. The works in the show are inspired by the artist’s diagnosis with rheumatoid arthritis and explore themes of loss and renewal through nature-based imagery. Location: 1125 E 11th Street. Tonight 6 to 9 P-M, Saturday and Sunday 1 to 5 P-M. Admission is free.
What’s Going On: The Marvin Gaye Experience. This show puts a spotlight on the genius of Marvin Gaye as a social artist and his ability to capture that late-’50s to early ’70s social construct. Hear all the great hits: “Can I Get A Witness,” “I Heard It Through the Grapevine,” and “Got To Give It Up,” all backed with a full band and guest singers. Not just a performance but also a full re-creation of what it would have been like to sit in the crowd at one of Gaye’s concerts. Tonight at 8 P-M. Miller Outdoor Theatre, 6000 Hermann Park Drive. For information, call 281-373-3386 or visit milleroutdoortheatre.com. Free admission.
The Surfrider Foundation Texas Upper Coast Chapter is sponsoring a beach cleanup from 11 am to 1 P-M Saturday at the LCRA Jetty Park south of Bay City. For more information, go to the Surfriders Facebook page or call 713-962-7153.
Houston Museum of African American Culture features A Journey Through My Eyes: Photography by Christie Leday. Leday is looking for the beauty in ordinary things. Opening reception Saturday 2 to 6 P-M. Located on 4807 Caroline Street. On view until October 15th.
Celebrate The life of Torchy Sunday afternoon KPFT programmers, volunteers, listeners and all who were touched by Torchy will gather to celebrate her life. Torchy passed away last month… This is a potluck event, please bring a dish to share. There will be time for everyone to share a cute story and let her family know how you felt about her. Eat, drink and visit and if you wish to stay for the music, just pay a cover to Mr. Gino and there will be a wonderful band starting at 6 P-M. Please join us, at a beautiful send off for an amazing and lovely lady who gave so much to others. Mr Gino’s Lounge at 7306 Cullen Blvd. For more information look for the Facebook event page An Afternoon for Torchy.
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