Dayton Music Scene – new on Fridays, 1-3pm starting December 3

“The Dayton Scene Radio Show,” preserves not only the history of FUNK music but Dayton’s special place in the history of the genre. The heartbeat of the radio show is to ensure that future generations are exposed to the wonderful music art form with an emphasis on the history of the contributions of the FUNK music in Dayton, Ohio.

Tune in to hear your Hosts: Trent Darby and David Webb, President/CEO of “TheFunkCenter,” with Jasmine Summers, “The Super Soul Sister,” talking about Dayton’s Great Funk Bands History, and the music they produced that rocked the world!

We want to recognize the people who made this show possible, our Mixologist and Engineers, Wade Oberlin and Stephen Lane, the Producers for our show, Trent D’Arby, Jasmine Summers and Anthony “DJ Kool Breeze” Hakim. Our Associate Producers, Wade Oberlin, Jackie Vibes Radio and our Executive Producer, Mr David R. Webb Sr, President & CEO.

Remember KPFT on Giving Tuesday, November 30th

If KPFT is part of your #GivingTuesday plans, please help us meet our goal of $5,000 for day by donating on either Facebook or KPFT.ORG . Facebook is matching up to $8 million in GivingTuesday donations this year.

You can also give a call to 713-526-5738 to make your #GivingTuesday donation. And anyone who donates $40 or more will receive this lovely 5’x5″ KPFT refrigerator magnet! 

KPFT plans to find a new building and rebuild its studios and your generous donations will make bring these goals closer to reality!

New! Houston Events Calendar in the Navbar

As things start to open back up in the community, the good folks at Pancho and Leftey have you covered: “PanchoandLeftey is a blog about houston, my home and my favorite city ever. it’s been a lot of things over the years, but in it’s current iteration its a home for a weekly event calendar. check back every SUNDAY night for a houston weekly event calendar of FREE things to do inside the 610 loop. Also, it’s not just me anymore – nick my bff is here in a big way to help publish posts these days. so yay for that! see you around our city“. You can learn more from by clicking on the Events calendar in the navbar!

Like It Is – New on Tuesdays 5:30-6pm

A weekly half-hour public affairs program examining issues that impact American contemporary society.

Hosted by Dr. Robert Franklin, general manager at KPFT and executive producer of this award-winning public affairs program, winner of the International CINDY Award, the Arkansas Society of Professional Journalists Feature Award. Other recognitions include the Maryland State Bar Association Gavel Award, The Omaha Press Club Award, Arkansas
Society of Professional Journalists Award and the National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award.

So, What’s Your Story? is back on Thursdays from 5-6pm

We’ve been away for a while, and we are jazzed to be back.

This award-winning show is the first program in Houston devoted to storytelling. Since starting as an Open Journal in 2008, SWYS has grown into the best in community radio because it’s all about placing the spotlight on ordinary people with extraordinary stories to tell.

2016 Trailblazers Award by Tejas Storytelling Association

Samples of past shows: www.houstonstorytellers.org Go to the menu under Radio Program.

The Team:

  • Hank Roubicek, producer and host
  • Mary Edgerton, host
  • Erik Heen, host
  • Larry Thompson, host
  • Tatyana Gago & Maddy Lehnert, hosts

Thursdays, 5-6pm. Drive time. Chill time. Storytime. All the time.

        Because it’s never too late to live happily ever after!

TEXAS FROM THE GROUND UP POLITICAL AFFAIRS PROGRAM AIRS M0NDAY’S @ 5 PM ON KPFT

Texas from the Ground Up is a weekly radio show on Texas politics from a progressive perspective, broadcast on KPFT 90.1 every Monday, 5-6 p.m.  The program is hosted by Mike Siegel and Julie Oliver. Featuring the voices of leading political organizers and activists from across the state, the show focuses on a different issue each week. The show is produced by Ground Game Texas.

Mike Siegel is a civil rights lawyer, former public school teacher and union organizer, and two-time Democratic nominee for Congress in the Texas 10th. Julie Oliver is a health care professional, attorney, and two-time Democratic nominee for Congress in the Texas 25th. Together, Julie and Mike co-founded Ground Game Texas to invest in year-round organizing for progressive causes across the state. They are currently working in ten communities across Texas to promote local ballot measures on issues like $15/hr minimum wage, climate action, and marijuana reform. For more information, go to www.groundgametexas.org.

Beginning November 12, Alternative Radio Airs on KPFT – Fridays from 9:00 a.m.to 10:00 a.m.

One of America’s most tireless and wide-ranging broadcasters, David Barsamian has altered the independent media landscape, both with his weekly radio program, Alternative Radio and over 20 books with Noam Chomsky, Eqbal Ahmad, Howard Zinn, Tariq Ali, Richard Wolff, Arundhati
Roy and Edward Said. His latest book is Retargeting Iran (City Lights, 2020). He lectures on world affairs, imperialism, capitalism, propaganda, the media and global rebellions.

David Barsamian is the winner of the Media Education Award, the ACLU’s Upton Sinclair Award for independent journalism, and the Cultural Freedom Fellowship from the Lannan Foundation. The Institute for Alternative Journalism named him one of its Top Ten Media Heroes. He is the
recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Democracy Alliance of Vancouver, the Rocky Mountain Peace and Justice Center and the Radical Desi. He has collaborated with the world-renowned Kronos Quartet in events in New York, London, Vienna, San Francisco and elsewhere.

THE FUNK EXCURSION DEBUTS MONDAY NOVEMBER 8 @ 10 P.M. ON KPFT

The Funk Excursion, with Brieze Thompson, hosts your journey through the
history, culture, and music of THE FUNK. The program examines the
evolution of Funk through critical discussion, interviews and, of course, the
Best of Funk in all its many variations. Featuring music from the classic era of the 60’s and 70’s, as well as Jazz Funk, Funky Disco, Techno, Hip Hop, and
House, The Funk Excursion presents Funk not just as music of the past, but
as a living art form which has, and continues to influence music throughout
the world today.

Making Contact coming to KPFT on Tuesday, November 9 at 5pm

Founded in 1994, International Media Project is an independent, non-profit organization committed to investigative journalism, in-depth critical analysis, the promotion of civic participation and the dissemination of educational material. Its core focus is Making Contact. Foundations know us as International Media Project, but you can just call us Making Contact.

Our Mission

Making Contact produces media that analyses critical social and environmental issues and showcases grassroots solutions in order to inform and inspire audiences to action.

Our work heightens public consciousness, broadens debate on critical social issues and encourages civic participation, by giving voice to diverse perspectives and opinions underrepresented in corporate media. Our goal is to produce media that informs, inspires, and moves people to take action.

Our Core Activities

Making Contact, is an award-winning, 29-minute weekly magazine/documentary-style public affairs program heard on 151 radio stations in the USA, Canada, South Africa and Ireland.

We distribute Making Contact to non-commercial radio stations and online listeners without charge. We train independent journalists and community members in radio skills, improving popular access to the media. Through our community collaborations, Making Contact increases the media capacity of community groups and helps amplify the voices of those working and organizing for social justice.

Making Contact is committed to in-depth critical analysis that goes beyond the breaking news. Showcasing voices and perspectives rarely heard in corporate media, Making Contact focuses on the human realities of politics and the connections between local and global events, emphasizing positive and creative ways to solve problems. Making Contact is free to noncommercial stations.

  • In-depth reports on political and social issues, trends and events, contributed by journalists from around the globe.
  • Ordinary people talk about how public policy affects their daily lives, families and communities.
  • Speeches by social activists and advocates share a vision of a better world.
  • Special mini-series, such as How We Survive.