KPTZ Programs

2018 Fiddle Tunes Showcase Concert Broadcast

Photo credit: Mike Carroll

Tune in Monday evening, July 16 from 7 to 8:15pm (on your radio at 91.9FM or online here) to hear Centrum's Fiddle Tunes Festival Showcase free Friday noon concert recorded on Friday, July 6.

Performing are youth participants, Ben Hunter and Joe Seamons on Fiddle and on Banjo, along with interviews by KPTZ’s Peter Robinson and Chris Bricker.

You can also hear this concert at any time until July 30 by going to KPTZ’s Program Archive (choose July 16).

Postcard From the Trail

As some of you may know, KPTZ's own Mike Schleckser (DJ Max) is hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. We've just received a postcard mailed June 29 from Lassen Volcanic National Park. His message:
"Has it been 2 months? Wow! I'm 1/2 way home. Boiling Lakes, Bubbling Mud, Sulphur Steam. I swam in a geothermic pool. Hope all is well. Keep on Rocking."

Tossed Salad for 7/13/18

Another lovely summer week, another Can't Wait for Tossed Salad at 12:40 this Friday. Phil Andrus opens with Mark Rose of the Brinnon Group. And then:

1:00 - Kara Hesse band
1:30 - Gwendolyn Tracy, Marine Trades Association
1:45 - Bob Rosen, South County Report
2:15 - BOCC Candidate Ryan McAllister
2:45 - Tracy Spring, her voice, her songs
3:30 - BOCC Candidate Jon Cooke
4:00 - Joe Stanton, brings his songs from British Columbia
4:30 - Don White, reading …

Compass for the Week of 7/09/18

This week on the Compass, we talk with volunteer firefighters who want YOU to join them in saving lives and property. Ever thought about being a volunteer firefighter? Regardless of your age, gender or experience, you might qualify for this life-changing experience ... and maybe even earn some money.


KPTZ Election Series Helps Voters Decide

KPTZ is beginning a series of candidate interviews intended to inform voters about candidates running in eight local races.

“We are excited to provide this service to our listeners, in order to better acquaint them with the candidates,” said KPTZ Program Director Larry Stein. “We can provide added value to what people might see in forums or read in the newspaper, as the radio format allows candidates to speak in detail without time restrictions."

The interviews will be conducted in separate formats by two key KPTZ staff members: News team member and Alive! and Kicking DJ host Charlie Bermant will present special report discussions between two district judge candidates on consecutive Thursdays beginning next week. And Tossed Salad host Phil Andrus will conduct extended one-on-one discussions as part of his regular Friday afternoon shows.

Charlie Bermant’s special reports, all to air Thursdays at 12:05pm, begin July 12 with a discussion between District Court Judge candidates Noah Harrison and Mindy Walker.

Subsequent programs include Sheriff candidates Joe Nole and David Stanko (July 19), County Prosecutor candidates Mike Haas and James Kennedy (July 26), and PUD candidates Tom Brotherton and Dan Toepper (August 2).

Because there are only two people running for each office, the results of the Aug. 7 primary do not affect the race, which will be decided in the Nov. 6 general election.

However, the race for Jefferson County Commissioner District 3 is contested, with four candidates vying to replace retiring Commissioner Kathleen Kler:  Phil Andrus will offer in depth, one-on-one conversations with the County Commissioner candidates on Friday, July 13 (Ryan McAllister at 2pm and Jon Cooke at 3:15pm) and Friday, July 20 (Greg Brotherton at 2:30pm and Craig Durgan at 3:00pm).

Two legislative races are scheduled this year: Steve Tharanger faces Jim McIntire while Mike Chapman is challenged by Jodi Wilke. Coverage for these races is as yet unscheduled.

Primary ballots are due to be mailed out on July 20.

Following the primary election, Phil and Charlie will conduct follow-up interviews with the candidates prior to Election Day.

Tossed Salad for 7/06/18

Following on the Free Friday Fiddle Tunes live broadcast from Centrum at noon, Phil Andrus brings us the following for this week's Tossed Salad:

1:30 - Homemade Music, featuring Anna Bosnick, with Kristin and Otto Smith and a special appearance by magician Eli Bosnick
2:30 - Shelly Leavens, new Executive Director of the Jefferson County Historical Society, and Bill Tennent, past Executive Director
3:15 - Matty Charles and Katie Rose, true country sounds
4:00 - Dillon Porter, Bob Dylan revisited
4:30 - Catherine McNabb, reading ...

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