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Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Friday, 4 August 2015
Guests: Eddie Weller and John Britt of the Houston History Association
Song of the Day: Mickey Newbury performing “Just Dropped In”
The Texas Voters Alliance is hosting a City of Houston Mayoral and City council debate forum on September 5th at the Fountain of Praise Life Center located at 14083 South Main Street. TVA has invited all registered candidates in the mayoral, at large council candidates and candidates for positions 1 & 4 to attend and participate, starting at 2:00 pm for the Mayoral Candidates and 4:00 pm for City Council Positions. For more details, contact them on facebook at: texas.voters.alliance
“Mid-century Montage: Art Works by Three Houston Founders”
Artist David Adickes is well known for his oversize presidential busts or his statue “Big Sam” near Huntsville. It’s his earlier works that will be featured as part of the “Midcentury Montage: Art Works by Three Houston Founders” exhibit at William Reaves Fine Art. Atter training in Paris with Cubist pioneer Fernand Léger, Adickes returned to Houston in 1950. His work is described as “He kind of brought a ‘School of Paris’ look to Houston and his works were just really well-received, very fresh, colorful works, very Picasso-esque or Cubist in their nature. For show times call 713-521-7500.
ImPrint Houston’s First Friday Poetry Reading Series reader, Vanessa Zimmer-Powell, has written quite a few of these dramatic poems inspired by visual arts, as she’s usually one of the featured readers in the Words & Art reading series inspired by the Rice Gallery installations. In addition to the ekphrastic poetry and some works about nature, the poet also has drawn inspiration from her travels to Istanbul and elsewhere in Turkey. For more details call 713-521-2026.
Thousands of comic book fans will descend upon Houston Labor Day weekend for the second annual Amazing Houston Comic Convention. This event will bring the creators behind some of Hollywood’s biggest films to downtown HoustonThe convention will take place at George R. Brown Convention Center Sept. 4-6, and will feature a show floor packed with more than 100 exhibitors, an exciting artist alley with more than 200 artists, and autograph sessions, which will give fans access to some of their favorite comic book creators. Tickets are available at the door or online. Ticket information go to www.AmazingHoustonComicCon.com.
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.