Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Friday, 2 October 2015
Guests: Eddie Weller and Abbie Grubb of the
San Jacinto College history department
Song of the Day:
Calvin Owens and his Orchestra
A free movie screening of The Grand Budapest Hotel will take place at Discovery Green tonight. A pre-screening trivia event hosted by the Houston Film Critics Society will start at 6:45pm, and the screening will begin at 7:45pm. Blankets, lawn chairs and picnics are welcome. It promises to be a fun night. For more information, visit www.discoverygreen.com.
The long-awaited grand opening of Buffalo Bayou Park is upon us. This free celebration on Saturday 3 October will include live music, kid’s crafts, walking tours, lectures, food, fireworks, and more. The festivities kick off at 1:30pm and will run through to 9:30pm. Head to The Water Works at 105 Sabine Street in Downtown to join the celebrations. For more information, visit www.buffalobayou.com.
Fall Biannual Art Opening at Silver Street Studios This Saturday 3 October is the free Fall Biannual Art Opening at Silver Street Studios. Go see new artworks from more than 200 artists using a wide range of mixed media, and enjoy free valet and pedicab service between buildings. The opening runs from 5pm to 9pm, at 2000 Edwards St, Houston. For more info, visit www.silverstreethouston.com, or check out their Facebook page.
The La Centerra shopping centre at Cinco Ranch is bringing high fashion to Katy on Saturday 3 October, holding an adults only, red-carpet event. The two high fashion style shows will benefit The Katy Contemporary Arts Museum (KCAM), and will take place at Heritage Square, 23501 Cinco Ranch Boulevard in Katy, from 6pm to 9pm. For more ticket information and to RSVP for the event, please visit www.lacenterra.com.
The Pearland Arts and Crafts on the Pavillion free event is this weekend, Saturday 3 October and Sunday 4 October. Head to the Pearland Town Center for a showcase of family-friendly art, live local bands and a wide variety of food vendors. More than 40 artists from around Houston will be at the event, selling their original creations. The event runs from 10am to 5pm on both days. For more information, visit www.visitpearland.com.
In the George R. Brown Convention Center you can go to see a special Texas Contemporary Art exhibition, from October 1st to 4th. With work from David Graeve. Graeve grew up in Minnesota and received a BFA from the University of Minnesota and a MFA from the University of Houston. He has received numerous public commissions including the Texas Sculpture Garden, Houston Museum of African American Culture, Herman Memorial an extensive six-year evolving sculptural installation at the Discovery Green (from Thanksgiving to MLK day 2008-14). For more information go to www.txcontemporary.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.
Podcasts are programming created specially for listeners in an on-demand format for today’s busy schedules. In the last year, podcasts have surged in popularity. KPFT is seeking everyone – from local hosts and producers to community partners willing to underwrite these efforts.
For hosts and producers, KPFT has studio space and the gear. You can also send materials in remotely, if that works for you. We’re particularly looking for programming focused to local and state arts, politics, music and culture. Ideas welcome.
For community partners, we have long relationships with listeners and an emerging space with which to connect you.
To join in KPFT’s podcast movement, reach out to the Program Director at pd(at)kpft.org.
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.