Let Your Voice Be Heard
KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – 16 March 2017
guest: Chris Tomlinson, Houston Chronicle columnist
Tonight come down to Fix Coffeebar at 415 Westheimer for another Poetry Slam edition. Twice a month you can indulge yourselves to enjoy some of the best coffee in town or try one of the beers they can provide and hear some great poems, or get on the stage yourselves for an impromptu performance. Starts at 7 P-M. For more information visit the Fix Facebook page.
Or if you are more involved in the cycling community, join BikeHouston in a demonstration at City Hall. Two weeks ago the Houston Bike Plan was brought for City Council but got tagged. Tonight people who like to ride their bikes safely in Houston are asking Council Members to approve the Houston Bike Plan and take the first step to make the City’s roads and streets safer for all users. Starts at 6 P-M at 901 Bagby. For more information you may visit www.BikeHouston.org.
Want to join the circus but not ready to leave home to do it? Run away over to Discovery Green from 6-8 p.m. tonight and join instructors from Cirque la Vie to experience circus arts through a fun and dynamic mixed class for 13 year olds and up. You’ll have a chance to practice contortion/flexibility, low tight wire, partner acrobatics, juggling and hand balancing. Admission is free and no preregistration is required. Discovery Green is at 1500 McKinney downtown. For more information, click on www.discoverygreen.com/
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.
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