It was a good run! And KPTZ is bittersweet to lose "West Coast Live," the long-running radio program that retired from the airwaves, ending with its final broadcast of 2018 on December 29. The dynamic variety show began in 1993, and aired on KPTZ Saturday mornings for over 3 years, broadcasting on occasion from the Port Townsend Film Festival.
All of us at KPTZ send thanks and best wishes to West Coast Live host Sedge Thomson and crew. And we're promised reprise podcasts from the show’s archives at wcl.org.
Stay tuned to KPTZ for a new program in the Saturday 11am - 12n time slot over the coming weeks, with thanks to host Charlie Bermant for stepping up to fill in until the new program is in place.
Ellen Bonjorno, host of Sing It Sister! on KPTZ, now lives in New York City, her new home. She wishes all of our KPTZ community a happy holiday, with great music. (And, if we're lucky, we may get some fresh East Coast programming in the new year.) We love Ellen!!!
Canada-based Caravan Stage Company was created in 1970 by Paul Kirby and Adriana Kelder as a one-wagon puppet show traveling on Vancouver Island. Over the years they grew into a 25 person company of actors, musicians, artists and technicians, touring in 6 large wagons, each drawn by a team of perfectly matched Clydesdale horses. Twenty years and twenty-thousand horse-drawn miles later, Caravan Stage Company took to the sea on a replica of a Thames River Sailing Barge. Their adventures have taken them all over the world, and along the rivers, lakes, seacoast and waterways of North America. KPTZ caught up with the troupe when they visited Point Hudson Marina for a series of shows. In this second installment of his coverage of their visit, KPTZ reporter Chris Bricker goes shipboard to meet the cast and crew of Caravan Stage Company’s production, Nomadic Tempest.
As we approach the shortest day of the year, we have more time to enjoy the colorful Christmas lights. Inside the KPTZ studio, our own Donn Trethewey chalks a colorful poinsettia for our enjoyment. So we thought we'd share it with you.
Happy Holidays, Everyone!
Early morning on solstice day Friday, we experienced a computer crash of the machine that encodes KPTZ’s programming for live streaming online. KPTZ’s engineering crew has summoned a master of Rivendell, and they've been working around the clock (well, almost) to find and configure another computer. As of Sunday morning, this service repair is still in progress.
If the forces of nature cooperate, KPTZ's stream may hopefully be restored in time for our audience to listen online in time for Christmas, when we have some extra special holiday programs in store. Yet another reason KPTZ greatly appreciates your year-end donations to the Good Ship 91.9 FM!
We regret any inconvenience caused by not being able to hear shows like Tossed Salad and Dance Party in Your Living Room for the past couple of days, and appreciate your patience.
11:30am Sunday Update: The live stream is back up! Thanks to our expert engineering team, we are back on the audible internet. Enjoy!
What better way to celebrate the Winter Solstice than to spend an afternoon with Phil Andrus and these Tossed Salad guests:
1:00 - Dawn Martin, a life of music
2:00 - Cristina Manzoni and Marty Richards, of the Memory Cafe, Time Slips and "Dementia Friendly" programs
2:30 - John Cantion (St. Vincent de Paul Society) & Jean Hall (PUD Customer Service Manager) discuss poverty, utilities & helping those in need (with Scott Wilson)
3:00 - Tom Jay, “A Word and a Poem”
3:15 - Gabriel Diamond
3:45 - Harmonica Pocket: Keeth Apgar, Nala Wala, & Montana Apgar
4:25 - Heather Dudley Nollette reading My Father's Chinese Wives” by Sandra Tsing Loh