At the Fest see 18 great bands, dancing, food, vendors, fun and more at Last Concert Cafe’s outdoor stages with added acts to choose from. (more info coming soon) Event tickets are $25 per [...]
Let Your Voice Be Heard
KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Thursday, 23 September 2016
Today’s Guest: Aurora Picture Show founder Andrea Grover
Pablo Helguera: The Fable Is To Be Retold Conceptual artist Pablo Helguera combines performance, visual art, community outreach and political activism to examine the social and cultural function of conventional teaching and memory systems. For his exhibition at DiverseWorks, Helguera uses fables to examine forms of visual and linguistic communication (or miscommunication) and understanding – particularly between children and adults and the empowered versus the marginalized. Admission is free. Located on 3400 Main Street. For more information call 713-223-8346 or visit www.diverseworks.org.
And this weekend is Electroluv FEST 2016 at Last Concert Cafe on 1403 Nance Street. A three day music festival benefitting KPFT. Go to our website kpft.org. Make sure to come out, have all the fun – and more – you can handle and support your favorite radio station. Line-up: The Mitch Jacobs Band, SydneeJane & Adventures in #Janesworld, James Henry Band, Graveltooth, Tres Equis, Nameless Horses, HeartByrne, Pigs on the Wall, and much more…
River Oaks Chamber Orchestra opens its season with all kind of dance-themed pieces like Zoltán Kodály’s Háry János suite, Dmitri Shostakovich’s Ballet Suite No. 2. And the Texas premiere of Dance Card by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Jennifer Higdon. You can catch Dance Like No One’s Watching tonight 8 P-M at Miller Outdoor Theatre. If you cannot make it tonight you will have another chance tomorrow at another venue, you may want to look up their website rocohouston.org for details or call 713-665-2700.
“Becoming a Better Ally” Workshop In response to the mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando this summer and the ongoing climate of xenophobia in the United States, the Center for the Healing of Racism has developed a new half-day workshop designed to help participants become more effective allies to the LGBTQ community. Tomorrow from 1 to 4 P-M at the Center’s office, 3412 Crawford Street (corner of Holman). The event is free and open to the public. Donations are encouraged. Registration required by emailing email@example.com or calling (713) 520-8226. Space is limited to the first 50 reservations.
Veterans who need legal advice or legal assistance can visit a free legal clinic scheduled in Katy tomorrow from 9 A-M until noon. Any veteran, or spouse of a deceased veteran, can receive one-on-one advice and counsel at the clinic from a volunteer attorney in any area of law, including family, wills and probate, consumer, real estate and tax law, as well as disability and veterans benefits. No appointment is necessary. The clinic is a public service of the Katy Bar Association and the Houston Bar Foundation’s Veterans Legal Initiative. At the Katy VA Outpatient Clinic, 750 Westgreen Blvd., 2nd Floor.
And every last Sunday at the Big Easy Social and Pleasure Club you might enjoy the National Zydeco Foundation Jam, starting at 8 P-M. Come out to 5731 Kirby Drive. Call 713-523-9999 for more information.
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