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KPFT’s Open Journal Today:
#KPFTOJ – Wednesday, 22 June, 2016
Robin Reagler of Writers in the School (WITS Houston)
Tonight at 8 P-M at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion “The Audience’s Guide to the Orchestra”. The Immanuel and Helen Olshan Texas Music Festival ® was founded in 1990 to provide young professional musicians with a challenging musical environment in which to develop skills in orchestral, chamber music, and solo performance. The intensive four-week orchestral fellowship program on the University of Houston campus is guided by renowned guest conductors, members of Houston’s orchestras, faculty from the Moores and Shepherd schools of music, and other distinguished artists. Located: 2005 Lake Robbins, 2005 Lake Robbins.
Tonight at 7:30 P-M Between Two Worlds: A Hymn for Black Gay Men on Race, Religion, and Rites of Passage. Designed for mature audiences, the experience – which includes dance, poetry and live music – will be a moving one. Literally. It requires guests to stand and walk as it travels from VrSi Nightclub to DiverseWorks, then a church before finally ending up at The MATCH. Seeing as how this show is a look at all the different aspects of gay black culture, it makes perfect sense that it takes place in a nightclub, a church and a theater. The MATCH, 3400 Main. For information, call 713-521-4533 or visit MATCHouston.org
And it is girls night out at Pearl on 4216 Washington Ave to get ready for PRIDE weekend. The fun start at 8 P-M.This is Pride Houston’s event dedicated to the Women of the LGBT Community. Even though it is a girl party everyone is welcome to attend and support this event. For more information go to the Facebook page Pride Houston Official Women’s Event Eden.
Tomorrow PRIDe festival starts at noon just in front of City Hall 2016 marks 38 years of the Houston LGBT Pride Celebration®, the official Pride of Houston. It will again be in Downtown Houston. City Hall in Downtown was where the event that is widely known as Houston’s own “Stonewall” occurred in 1977, as thousands protested against Anita Bryant. Pride Festival (12 – 11 P-M) is open to the public to attend/watch and open to the public (no age limit). No tickets are necessary except for the VIP area.
Saturday night the PRIDE Parade goes on at 8:30 P-M and ends at 11:00 PM. The parade begins at Lamar St and goes up/North on Smith St until Walker St where it will make a Right until Milam St then make a left and continue until Jefferson Street. For more information visit www.pridehouston.org
Saturday morning KPFT hosts a backyard garage sale to benefit the radio station. Come to browse for cd’s, vinyl, curiosa and much more. From 9 A-M till 2 P-M. 419 Lovett Boulevard.
Sunday at 6 P-M the screening of 2001: A Space Odyssey, Stanley Kubricks 1968 film made after the book by Arthur C. Clark. It is the first of the Kubrick Summer hosted by Brazos Bookstore at Alamo Drafthouse on 114 Vintage Park Blvd, Houston. Visit www.brazosbookstore.com for more information.
In The Colored Museum, playwright George C. Wolfe uses satire and dark comedy to raise awareness about the African-American experience and to ask head-on some very difficult questions. The provocative play has withstood the test of time, and now more than 40 theaters around the world are presenting staged readings in celebration of the play’s 30-year anniversary. Timothy Eric Dickson is directing the staged reading at Ensemble tonight at 6 P-M. Ensemble Theatre is located at 3535 Main Street, and the metro RED light rail stops just in front of it. For information, call 713-520-0055 or visit ensemblehouston.com.
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
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