KPFT's Spring Pledge Drive is quickly approaching, and we're in need of
phone volunteers to answer pledge calls. Our spring drive will run from
April 30th through May 18th, 2014, and we greatly appreciate any time
you are able to spend with us!
If you've previously volunteered during fund drive and are interested
in signing up, check the online schedule to review available
shifts HERE. Then, CLICK HERE to sign up for your preferred shift(s).
this will be your fist time to volunteer, we invite you to attend a one
hour phone training session at KPFT on Saturday, April 19th. Sessions
will be held at 1:00pm and 2:00pm. To reserve a seat at one of these
please contact Lydia at 713-526-4000 ext. 314.
Houston International Festival celebrates Australia
April 26-27 and May 3-4, 2014 -- Downtown Houston
Celebrating its 44th year, the Houston International Festival has 80 musical and cultural acts for your entertainment this year. These will include five stages of music (including the Bud Light World Music Stage and Center Stage Presented by the Houston Arts Alliance Folklife and Traditional Arts program), dance, and cultural performances in addition to global markets, international cuisine, fine wine and beer. The festival will take place on April 26-27 and May 3-4 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Downtown Houston.
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KPFT is a media sponsor of the Bud Light World Stage, where all entertainment tastes will be engaged with a mix of funk, rock, reggae, Latin music, R&B, jazz, blues, zydeco and more.
The 2014 entertainment line-up for the festival includes:
The Bayou City Food & Film Festival (BCFFF) is an exciting new festival celebrating the culture, art, and science of food from around the world. This eclectic, three-day festival– held the first weekend in May features a great selection of food films in an intimate setting, along with chefs, food activists and lively receptions and parties.
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BCFFF presents the Houston premieres of: Sweet Dreams apowerful documentary charting Rewand's Rebirth,Small Bites a collection of short food documentaries produced entirely by students at the University of Houston, All In This Teafollows the American tea connoisseur David Lee Hoffman as he travels to remote tea-growing areas of China, Growing Citiesexamines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat, Symphony of the Soil an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil, Garlic Is As Good As Ten Mothersa zesty paean of praise to the greater glories of garlic, SOMM takes the viewer on a humorous, emotional and illuminating look into a mysterious world - the Court of Master Sommeliers and the massively intimidating Master Sommelier Exam.
Discovery Green Thursday Concert Series for the Spring
Kirchen’s signature twang is the foundation of the top ten hit Hot
Rod Lincoln by Commander Cody. Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, and Doug
Sahm are just a few of the legends that have featured his dynamic
guitar playing in their music.
Houston honky-tonk favorites, The Hollisters, kick off the show!
The parade route opens at 11 am so you can get a close-up look at the entries, and the cars, including KPFT's entry into the parade, the "Geo-Political Statement" will roll at 2 pm. KPFT is also bringing along the Generasian Radio crew for your musical enjoyment all morning long.
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And as if the Art Car Parade wasn't enough fun, on May 9, from 6-11 pm, you can attend The Legendary Art Car Ball, replete with music, costumes, food and drink, at 1200 Smith St.
KPFT and Roark Smith win Texas Music Awards
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 with Duane Bradley. At 9:30, Community Spotlight features KPFT listener-supporters hosting programs on various topics.
Mon., April 21: KPFT Local Station Board Report to the Community, hosted by a panel of LSB members
Tue., April 22: Weltanshauung, hosted by Mike DeLeonardis
Wed., April 23: Author Jason Mott interviewed by Ernesto Aguilar about the creative writing process and his bestseller, The Returned, which has spawned French and American TV adaptations
Thu., April 24: Only Connect -- Exploring people and places that make Houston great, hosted by Sarah Gish, with guest Judith Hoffhein. Their topic is Houston Peace Camp, a camp that teaches children about peaceful living.
Fri., April 25: Sex Trafficking Liberation Radio -- The deadline is looming in the
battle to reverse the 2013 Supreme Court of Canada decision which
decriminalized brothels, pimping, and buying sex in Canada
Approval and confirmation of scheduled date will be via email from Ernesto Aguilar, KPFT Program Director.
Remembering Gay Radio Pioneer Jimmy Carper
KPFT's own After Hours host
One of our own has passed. Jimmy Carper, a host and producer of KPFT's Saturday night fixture, After Hours, will be remembered by fans and listeners for his decades of volunteer service to KPFT and to the community at large.
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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!