Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Tuesday, 1 August 2015
Guests: Joe Icet, Last Organic Outpost
Song of the Day: Trudy Lynn – When Something is Wrong With My Baby
Rothko Chapel will host “A Tale of Two Cities: From the Superdome to the Astrodome” a discussion led by Sylvia Brooks, former executive director of the Houston Urban League, Omawale Luthuli Allen, a well known and respected human rights activist, and Texas State Representative Harold Dutton. Each speaker played a significant role in receiving and servicing evacuees from New Orleans in Houston. A reception follows the program. For more information call 713-524-9839.
MIRACLES OF MODERN SCIENCE will take the stage at Cactus Music today at 3PM. Miracles of Modern Science have a vision for the future of pop music. Forget mind-controlled beats and artificially intelligent synthesizers—with just violin, cello, mandolin, drums, and a double bass-wielding frontman, This band take classical music to a whole new level. Cactus Music is located at 2110 Portsmouth St.Houston, TX 77098
call 713-526-9272 for further details
Tuesday Tunes at GreenStreet where live music will be playing during the lunch hour, creating a fun break in the work day. Grab some take-out from one of the many restaurants and enjoy some tunes as you relax in one of the many oversized bean bags scattered throughout The Lawn. Tuesday Tunes will take place weekly from September-November from 11:30AM-1:30PM. For more details call 832-330-1201.
Galveston Historic Tours presents the Strand Walking Tour, a guided tour through Galveston’s most famous street. Learn the history of the island and people while viewing the city’s architecturally preserved historic downtown. This is an hour-long walking tour of beautiful Strand Street given by a certified tourism ambassador.
Tours are 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, by reservation only. Please call 832-305-5007 For reservations.
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.