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 [...]
Let Your Voice Be Heard
KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Wednesday, 24 August, 2016
Allison Weaver representing Rice University’s Moody Center for the Arts
Laura Rathe Fine Art is hosting the opening reception for contemporary artist duo, Jason Strum and Stephen Hallman. The exhibition is titled “On Edge” and showcases a new technique using paint and canvas as elements for sculpture. Now the canvas has the leading role, creating form, highlight, and movement. The reception starts at 5pm at 2707 Colquitt St. and the exhibition will be on view through September 17. Visit www.laurarathe.com or call 713-705-5044 for more information.
The Houston Center for Contemporary Craft is hosting a conversation with curator Kathryn Hall and artists Jan Harrell, Jessica Phillips, Heidi Gerstacker, and others to discuss their work on the current exhibition “THIRST.” THIRST celebrates vessels and accessories that facilitate the enjoyment of summertime drinks. The talk starts at 6pm and admission is free. Learn more at capsulegallery.com.
The Hermann Park master plan team will be hosting an open house at 1500 Hermann Dr. at 6pm tonight to share preliminary design ideas for the park for the next 20 years. They want input and feedback about what could make Hermann Park better. You can tell them in person tonight at the meeting or via email at email@example.com. For more information on the meeting tonight visit hermannpark.org/calendar or call 713-524-5876.
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