Fresh Programming on KPTZ

Friday June 5 brought to the 91.9FM airwaves KPTZ’s debut of Filter, hosted by Paul Rice weekly from 1-3pm. Filter is a live mashup of music and people. It’s an exploration of the place we live in and beyond. You can expect conversation, analysis, music, and a dash of the absurd.

Featured June 5 guests included:

Brian Kuh, EDC Team Jefferson, on the impact of COVID-19 on the local economy:

Sean Vinson, Black Lives Matter of Jefferson County, offers local focus on this worldwide movement:

Featured June 12 guests included:

Nathaniel Luke Pinzone, one of the original protestors at CHAZ (Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone).

Jim Cotton of the Tunnel Tavern, talks about opening up in COVID days.

Scott Ross of Finistere on how the pandemic is affecting the local service industry.

Also on Friday, June 12, from 3-5pm, KPTZ features a special broadcast for the Port Townsend High School graduation event. The following Friday, we return to airing Summer of Live, a 2-hour block of live music past and present, airing from 3-5pm. Specifically, KPTZ Presents Live From Rainshadow is on from 3-4pm and Crackin’ the Vault: Centrum’s Musical Archives airs from 4-5pm. Following are details:

KPTZ Presents Live From Rainshadow is a collaborative effort with Rainshadow Recording. KPTZ will broadcast a live concert every Friday, direct from Fort Worden, from 3-4pm. This Friday, June 5 concert features regional favorite Jack Dwyer. Jack is a multi-instrumentalist whose songs move seamlessly through the American canon, including classic country, jazz, honkytonk blues, and bluegrass.

Following the concert, KPTZ is happy to present, Crackin’ the Vault: Centrum’s Musical Archives from 4-5pm, hosted by Peter McCracken, longtime Program Manager for several of Centrum’s residential music workshops and festivals. Peter is digging into Centrum’s history and extensive library to share music and observations from decades of concerts. This week’s Cracking the Vault features performances and insights about the life and music of Cajun fiddler Dennis McGee.

But wait, there’s more! It’s Saturday! debuts on Saturday June 6. Charlie Bermant is retooling his Saturday 9-11am morning slot. The former Live! and Kicking will become It’s Saturday! Charlie will be mining his own collection of music to present a variety of sounds predominantly in the rock space, but not always. This includes oddball cover songs and imaginative flashes that went unnoticed, overshadowed by the trend of the day. There will also be some news and commentary, in true Charlie Bermant style.

Artwork by Erica Pemberton.