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Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Wednesday July 3
Guest: Cecelia Ottenweller and Reverend Robert O. Robertson
Topic: Houston History from the Houston History Alliance
More information: www.houstonhistoryassociation.org/
Song of the Day: John McVey performing “I Gotta Mexican Blackbird”
Sunday, July 5 you might find yourself over at Pearl Bar for the 3rd Annual Grace Note Benefit from Houston’s Doomstress Alexis. The event, which started three years ago on the first Doomstress Alexis Day, bestowed by Mayor Annise Parker; has become a yearly event benefitting Montrose Grace Place. The youth center that helps homeless youth no matter what their gender or sexual orientation, will be on hand to accept gently used clothing, non-perishable food items, and other things to benefit the shelter. There will be live painting from Doll Partzz, burlesque from Dem Damn Dames, as well as music from Kristal Cherelle, Giant Kitty, Only Beast, Devil Killing Moth, and many more. The music will be capped off with a performance from Doomstress’ Vendetta Diabolique project. All of the proceeds will go to Montrose Grace Place, there will also be auctions featuring items from local artisans, and speakers from Grace Place, Not On Our Watch, and Houston Zombie Walk. The 21 & up event gets going around 3:00PM with doors at 2:00PM. The Pearl Bar is located at 4216 Washington, Houston, Texas 77007 contact www.montrosegraceplace.org for more details
The Mayor’s Official Freedom Over Texas 4th of July Celebration has been a six hour event of festivities and tradition in Houston, for decades. Located in the newly renovated Eleanor Tinsley Park on Buffalo Bayou, it has become Houston’s signature annual Independence Day celebration and attracts nationally recognized recording artists as well as regional and local talent. The party starts at 4PM until 10PM for more info go to www.freedomovertexas.org.
Houston Symphony’s Star Spangled Salute concert is truly explosive, the finale consists of 16 live cannons. With this being the 25th year its become a tradition in The Woodlands. The orchestra will be performing many patriotic anthems including “The Star-Spangled Banner,” the 1812 Overture. Pre-concert activities start tonight at 6:30 p.m. The concert starts at 8 p.m. for more info visit woodlandscenter.org
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.