Phone Volunteers Needed During KPFT's Summer Sizzle Fund Drive
KPFT is gearing up for our Summer Sizzle Fund
Drive, and we're in need of phone volunteers from Sunday, July 27
through Saturday, August 9, 2014.
Answering pledge calls during fund drive provides an opportunity to see
firsthand the vital role KPFT plays in our community, and it gives
volunteers a chance to connect with others who share a passion for
If you've previously volunteered during fund drive and are interested in volunteering during the Summer Sizzle, click HERE to review the current schedule and sign-up form.
If this will be your first time to answer pledge calls for KPFT, please contact Lydia at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a brief phone volunteer training.
Thank you to everyone who made our Spring Drive 2014 so successful. Donors and volunteers really came together to make this work. We'd like to give special thanks to the groups who came to help answer phones:
For the 3rd year in a row, Roark Smith wins Disc Jockey of the year, and KPFT wins Best Radio Station at the Texas Music Awards on March 22! Read more about it at this link: Academy of Texas Music news release
Rocks Off Salutes KPFT's 44th
44 Genres for 44 years
[from The Houston Press]:
We were thinking of a novel way to pay tribute to KPFT's anniversary without having to rehash the times it was bombed off the air by the KKK again, but we didn't need to. It eventually dawned on us tally up all the different kinds of music the station plays, and stop at 44 because that's what anniversary this is. Bear in mind this doesn't count the shows for which playlists were not available on the KPFT Web site, including wonderful ones like Bailando In Texas, Soular Grooves, Son Pacifica and The Chestnut Tree (check that one out sometime), but is no trouble at all to find 20-something shows to pick and choose from...
Weekday mornings at 9, you are invited to call 713-526-5738 to join in the Community Conversation segment of Open Journal with Duane Bradley. At 9:30, the Community Spotlight segment features KPFT listener-supporters hosting programs on various topics.
Mon., July 21: CounterSpin
Tue., July 22: Honor the Call, hosted by Bill Murphy, with Harris County District Clerk Chris Daniel and Judge Katherine Cabaniss
Wed., July 23: Dinosaur Gold -- Old, forgotten solutions applied to today's unanswered problems, hosted by Emmitt "E.A." Savannah
Thu., July 24: In the Garden -- Composting yard materials, hosted by Robert Gartner
Fri., July 25: Healing the Heart thru Singing, Love, and Laughter, hosted by Mickee B, with Tammy O and Rjay
Approval and confirmation of scheduled date will be via email from Ernesto Aguilar, KPFT Program Director.
Current Volunteer Opportunities at KPFT
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Weekdays 9:30 am
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KPFT has immediate openings for programming on its HD3/web streaming grid on Mondays (1-5 p.m.), Tuesdays (11 a.m.-5 p.m.) and Fridays (1-3 p.m.).
Our HD3/web streaming channel is KPFT's pioneering schedule offered to online listeners and owners of HD Radios. As the only Pacifica radio station broadcasting in HD, KPFT features for HD Radio owners our regular FM stream with fuller sound on HD1, Rice Radio on HD2 and local programming on HD3. Don't own an HD Radio? No problem. KPFT's web player gives listeners access to programming on HD3.
Throughout the day we air short announcements that help our listeners find out about events, community resources, or issues affecting the health and safety of the public. Typically 60 seconds, these PSAs must be non-commercial in nature and consistent with the overall mission of KPFT and the Pacifica Foundation.
Houston's diverse communities represent more than the cardboard capitalist consumer the system would have us become. We simply refuse to give up fighting on issues important to us and our future. If you're not involved, the first step towards change is showing up and adding your efforts. Let's all come together and make waves! If you are organizing a progressive or creative event you don't see listed here, submit it by emailing our Calendar Curator!