KPFT is closing in on the final days of its crowdfunding campaign.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Wednesday, 2 August 2015
Guests: Oli Mohammed, Furniture Bank
Song of the Day: Alisha Patillo – Train A Coming
12 Angry Men at A.D. Players:: A lone juror in a room full of myopic and prejudiced jurors — who demonstrates the need for true justice by considering a person innocent until proven guilty. “[It’s about] how we relate to each other; these men are stuck in the same room, and forced to deal with their own preconceptions about race and background. Call 713-526-2721 for show times & directions.
Fencing classes:: These FREE classes will be a great way for anyone who’s never fenced before to try it out. We’ll teach you the basics and have you fencing with your friends in this one-hour introduction to the sport. All you need to do is come dressed to move, in close-toed shoes and pants or long shorts. The kids class is tonight from 6:30PM to 7:30PM and the adult class immediately follows 7:30PM to 8:30PM in the West University Place Recreation Center. Call 713-662-7420 for more details.
Houston blues-rockers the Paul Ramirez Band’s will be rocking out at Continental Club. Their mellow vibe is great for late night set. The group balances a keyboard-heavy Latin-jazz groove that you will definitely enjoy. They will take the stage at 9PM for this FREE event. Contact 713-529-9899 for more info.
Preview Lecture and Demo for Beginning Painting Classes:: Painting and drawing instructor, Laura Spector, will give a free 30-minute presentation on where paint pigment comes from and how paints are made. She will also demo paint bias showing that even a slight variation in paints can make a tremendous difference with the outcome of your artwork. This is a preview of her upcoming class, The Painter’s Toolbox: An Introduction to Acrylic Painting. After the presentation, guests are invited to ask questions regarding the lecture, upcoming art classes and register for Fall classes. The lecture starts today at 4:30PM call 713-348-4803 for more info.
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.