KPFT’s famed alumni are featured in a new documentary screening Saturday at Cactus Music.
Let Your Voice Be Heard
#KPFTOJ Wednesday, 29 July 2015
Jack Valinski, Citizen’s Assistant, City of Houston
Song of the Day: Zach Torres performing “Worn Down Woman”
Guys and Gals Like That: Some Gay and Lesbian Houston Artists in the 1930s:: This exhibit focuses on the turbulent economic and social times gay and lesbian artists faced in 1930s Houston. How did their sexuality affect their art? And how did their art affect their sexuality? The viewing starts 7 p.m. today at The Heritage Society, 1100 Bagby. For information, call 713-655-1912 or visit heritagesociety.org.
RAW Artists Houston presents GLIMPSE:: RAW:natural born artists is an independent arts organization that hand-selects and spotlights independent creatives in visual art, film, fashion, music, hair & makeup artistry, photography, and performing art. Glimpse will feature an eclectic bunch of talented artists in the Houston Community. This exhibit is today from 7PM to 11:30PM at Stereo Live 6400 Richmond Houston, TX 77057
Skeeter’s Movie Night!:: The Skeeters also want to invite you and your family to join us for a movie night at Constellation Field, Wednesday, July 29 at 6:00 p.m. We will be showing “The Sandlot” on the Texas sized video board- so bring your blankets and watch from the outfield grass! Call 281-240-4487 for more details.
Children’s Art Camp at the Galveston Art League Gallery:: Focus on bird-related crafts that children, age 6-16, can take home with them. All supplies, lunch, and a snack are included. Qualified teachers. Registration on line at Galveston Art League website. Week 1, gourd art; Week 2, tote bag painting; Week 3, bird collages; Week 4, mosaic birdhouses. The camp starts today! Call for more 409-621-1008.
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.