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KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Friday, 29 April 2016
Khalil AbuSharekh, Houston Palestine Film Festival
This Saturday April 30th Bark in the Park is a benefit put on by the Houston Humane Society. Bring your dog with you to the Reckling Park and cheer on the Rice Owls as they play the Charlote 49ers. This is a ticketed event but use promo code ‘bark’ for a discounted price riceowls.com/bark.
This Sunday the ACLU is sponsoring a block walk to gather signatures to stop Harris County officials from implementing civil gang injunctions in the Southlawn area. Anyone interested is asked to meet at st. Mary’s United Methodist Church at 6731 Scott Street. There will be training, supplies, and a lunch will be served to volunteers. This event runs from 1 to 6 p.m. For more information check out the ACLU Houston’s facebook page.
If creative dancing is your thing East Meets West XIV is happening Saturday, April 30, 2016 starting at 8:15 p.m. at Miller Outdoor Theatre. Featuring a collaboration between Dance of Asian America and some of Houston’s most elite dance companies including: Houston Ballet II, Revolve Dance Company, Houston Ballroom Company, Ad Deum Dance Company and more. This is a ticketed event for the covered seating area. Miller Theater is located at 6000 Hermann Park Drive. For more information call: 281-FREE-FUN or 281-373-3386.
On the first Sunday of every month, join creative like-minded types at Insession’s Poetry and Music Open Mic starting at 4 p.m. Insession is located at 2327 San Jacinto. For more information, check their facebook page or call 8323-883-3802.
This weekend Bayou City Arts Festival, Memorial Park, today from 11 a.m. till 6 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. till 6 p.m. Yesterday we had April Murphy with us in the studio, you can go to our archives at kpft.org to relisten to Open Journal of April 28th. For more information go to www.artcolonyassociation.org.
Each year, Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America provides the opportunity for Houstonians to meet an array of internationally acclaimed filmmakers who travel here to present and discuss their films and to experience the city. The intimate nature of the film festival allows audience members to interact with these guests at Q&A sessions and during informal conversations throughout the weekend. www.mfah.org/films/latinwave. Last Tuesday we had MFAH Film curator Marian Luntz in the house to talk about the 11th edition of Latin Wave. Go to our archives at kpft.org to re-listen.
Finally, celebrate workers rights at the May Day March for Dignity & Justice. Join the diverse Houston Immigrant, Workers’ Rights & Social Justice community and take to the streets on Houston’s southwest side. Meet up at the corner of Renwick & Bellaire at noon and march to Burnett Bayland Park,6000 Chimney Rock at 1 P-M for a community rally. For details visit: www.houstonmarches.org
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
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