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Let Your Voice Be Heard
KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Friday, February 5th, 2016
Sandy Hickey, co-founder of the Houston Blues Museum
Cecelia Ottenweller, president of the Houston History Alliance
Tonight is the last of the ‘Hot Nights on Ice’ series at Discovery Green. Ice skate and dance to the latest pop music. It’s free to get your boogie on, and ice skate rental is also available. The rink will be open from 7 to 10 p.m. Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney Street in Downtown. For skating ticket prices and more information, visit www.discoverygreen.com.
Mosey on down to Bagby Park for the free Midtown Wine Down tonight, from 5 to 8 p.m. Enjoy happy hour specials at Rico’s Morning Noon Night, 400-square-foot burger and hot dog kiosk, with good, wine, craft beer and frozen sake available from their menu. There will also be live music and entertainment. The monthly event occurs on the first Friday of the month. Bagby Park is located at 415 Gray St in Midtown. For more information, visit www.houstonmidtown.com.
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is hosting a free opening reception tonight for its new exhibition, “At Your Service”. The exhibition features a variety of everyday household objects that have been transformed into creative and thought-provoking pieces. The opening will run from 5:30-8 p.m. The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is located at 4848 Main St in the Museum District. For more information, visit www.crafthouston.org.
Celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year Festival this Saturday at the Chinese Community Center. This free festival is a marketplace of family fun, Chinese cultural awareness, and community outreach. Usher in the Year of the Monkey by enjoying international performances, more than 15 different Asian food vendors, plus more than 40 vendors offering games, gifts and more. The festival will run from 10am-4pm. The Chinese Community Center is located at 9800 Town Park Drive, close to the Sam Houston Parkway. For more information, visit www.ccchouston.org.
This Saturday is the free monthly First Saturday Arts Market in the Heights. Browse handmade art and crafts, enjoy live music, and grab a bite from one of the food trucks. The market runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. First Saturday Arts Market is located at 540 West 19th St in the Heights. For more information, visit www.firstsaturdayartsmarket.com.
On Saturday night, head into Downtown for the Mardi Gras celebration at Market Square Park and the surrounding areas. Come out and party with live music, entertainment, and food and vendor trucks. The Bayou City Brass Band will kick off the evening with a performance in Market Square Park at 7:30 p.m. This free event will run from 7 p.m.-2 a.m. Market Square Park is located at 301 Milam St in Downtown. For more information, visit www.downtowndistrict.org.
On Sunday, continue celebrating the Chinese Lunar New Year at Discovery Green. Welcome the Year of the Monkey with DJ Sun and musical guests Us and People Like You. There will also be a dance performance from Dance of Asian America and an audio visual performance Journey from Qingxi. The event will run from 6pm-10pm. Discovery Green is located at 1500 McKinney St in Downtown. For more information, visit www.discoverygreen.com.
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.