Pre-pledge: Your secure online pledge before fund drive starts
helps shorten the marathon and gets us back to bringing you the radio
you love. Click here to pre-pledge now.
Restaurants: KPFT seeks dining establishments to feed our phone
volunteers. We'll thank your spot on the air and such donations are
tax deductible. We prefer restaurants close to our studios near
downtown Houston, but those willing to deliver meals from far away
are also welcome and encouraged. Call Tony at 713-526-4000 to
Phone volunteers. KPFT needs volunteers to answer pledge calls
during the drive. Our upcoming trainings will show you how. Call
Lydia at 713-526-4000 for details, or click here to sign up for a phone shift.
Organizations: KPFT welcomes your organization to participate in
our upcoming pledge drive. From answering pledge phones as a group to
offering a challenge pledge, we'll thank you on the air and make you
part of the fun. Call Robin at 713-526-4000 to get your non-profit or
business involved in supporting your Houston media outlet.
Overnight Slot Open
Apply now to be a KPFT DJ
KPFT is now accepting proposals through Jan. 26 for arts/music
programming to take on an open timeslot on our overnight FM grid.
Various changes have made available a spot on our our program
schedule on Monday night/Tuesday morning, 2-5 a.m. This is a rare
opportunity to become a DJ on Houston's only volunteer-inspired
non-commercial radio station.
Successful candidates will have an active, established social
media presence and/or community base that we can see and verify,
which you can call on to promote the program and support KPFT. We
appreciate great taste in music, and know from experience that radio
like this is rooted in community and the relationships DJs have with
new and established listening audiences. Successful candidates will
also know KPFT, be members, have studied our schedule for how their
ideas can compliment our mix, and be passionate about music.
We need something in writing from you about what you propose. Make
it as short as you wish, but know we have to make judgments based on
what you share, so make it good!
Please let us know the following:
* The program concept (in 50 words or less, what do you want to
* Fuller description of the concept (and how you will do what you
* How you know there's an audience for it
* Are you a KPFT member? (Please note, we check our member
database for your name to confirm current member status)
* Who will be working on the program, if anyone, besides you
You should also note in writing the following:
* What you know of KPFT
* That you understand you're prohibited from doing commercials of
* That you understand you're required to raise funds during pledge
drive to keep KPFT on the air
* Studio experience (no experience is fine, but you'll have to run
your own board, be required to report music you play into our
database and so on)
* Any other points of interest we should know
In moments like this, we tend to get proposals for local music,
blues, hip-hop, or DJ-picks-the-music-they-like-oriented shows.
Because we already have a number of award-winning shows that do such
genres, if you're proposing anything we're already broadcasting,
please give a sense of how you think your program will appeal to
listeners in a fashion that makes what you do distinct. Also, please
be aware that, although we do occasionally give overnight programs
consideration for slots that open up in other parts of the grid, it's
best to consider this a long-term commitment to entertaining Houston
audiences in the assigned timeslot.
Send by Jan. 26 your proposal to Program Director Ernesto Aguilar
at firstname.lastname@example.org. No phone calls or drop-in visits, please.
Pat & Rosie's 22nd Year Anniversary Celebration
January 25, 2015 - Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E 24th St, Houston
Pat & Rosie's Nightsounds is holding a Winter Fund Drive Benefit for KPFT at Dan Electro's Guitar Bar, 1031 E. 24th St, Houston (map) on January 25, 2015 from 6pm until.
KPFT is seeking prospective volunteers to help out in our Music Library.
Our Music Library is a massive resource for our DJs and listeners. Volunteers will be assigned to rip music for inclusion into the upgrade of our Music Library, focused on digital.
Successful volunteers will be team players who work well with others, have the ability to alphabetize and can manage multiple tasks. Shifts happen weekdays, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. This is an unpaid volunteer gig, but is one of the most fun times ever for anyone into music, music discovery and turning others on to outstanding music.
Interested? Drop an email to email@example.com with the subject line "Music Volunteer." We'll take it from there!
Current Volunteer Opportunities at KPFT
Get On The Air With Open Journal
Airing weekdays at 8 a.m., Open Journal is one of KPFT's longest running programs. It has welcomed a eclectic range of subject matter and visitors. From musicians to scholars, activists to iconoclasts, Open Journal's roster has featured the memorable, the invigorating and the informed.
Open Journal is one of KPFT's most interactive programs, as everything from its guests to calendar events to the Song of the Day is shaped by listeners. We welcome people in the community making a difference, local musicians and many others to share their passions with listeners.
Have an idea for a local guest? Tweet us @KPFT, send a Facebook message (we're KPFT Houston) or email firstname.lastname@example.org with your suggestions. No phone guests, please. We're looking for people willing to come to our studios at 8 a.m., ready for a lively conversation.
Openings on HD3/ Web Schedule
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 webmaster!