KPFT has an opening for a morning operations coordinator at its studios near downtown Houston. Applicants must on a typical day be able to run their own board, edit audio for air, serve as an [...]
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KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Monday, 25 July, 2016
Brandon Rottinghaus, University of Houston Political Science Professor
Tonight at 7 P-M you can catch the last movie of QFest at Rice Media Center, located on 6100 Main Street. QFest presents movies that highlight the full spectrum of the GLBTQ experience, including highs, lows and everything in between. For more information go to www.q-fest.com.
At the Lawndale Art Center you can enjoy the Big Show, an annual art show that features work from local and not so local artists curated by Apsara DiQuinzio and Tina Kukielski. Regular viewing hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays to Fridays, noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Through August 27. For information, call 713-528-5858 or visit lawndaleartcenter.org. Admission is free. Next week we will receive Stephanie Mitchell in Open Journal.
Wednesday July 27th at 8 P-M. A cross between a dirty comedy act and Hee Haw, the sassy Reformed Whores are touring the country with their accordion, acoustic guitar and ukulele in promotion of their new album, Don’t Beat Around the Bush: Songs That Hit the Spot. The Secret Group, 2101 Polk. For information, visit thesecretgrouphtx.com.
Next Saturday July 30th it is time for the Annual Watermelon Dance Festival at The Last Concert on 1403 Nance Street. As always a fundraiser for KPFT. Support your local radio station while having fun, win win for all. The party starts at 1 P-M and continues until 2 A-M. The musical festivities will be provided by Plump, Red Tiger, Pot Roast, Locate, James Wilhite, Zach Person, Atomic Nightingales, and Jimmy Lee Deen.
Houston Jazz Festival’s fundraiser- “Benefit for Bash” will take place the 30 July from 2pm to 10pm. This is a benefit for the late great Sebastian Whittaker, and will feature performers including Horace Grigsby.
Texas Advocates for Justice will hold Houston’s Night Out for Safety and Liberation event. Too often conversations about public safety revolve around crime and fear -but a living wage, healthy food, good childcare, and decent housing are equally important. Come join the discussion. on Tuesday 2nd August, 6pm at the S.H.A.P.E. Community Center, 3903 Almeda Rd.
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