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Pacifica

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    Looking Back at Some of the Hurdles Houston's Gay Community Had to Overcome (Part I)

    Part one in a series for gay pride week. With the 36th annual Pride Week Festival and Parade upon us, the largest city in a leading Tea Party state finds itself on the cutting edge of gay politics, culture, and history. With a three-term, recently-married, openly-lesbian mayor, a brand new city e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 5, 2013

    Shakeup at KPFT? Some Board Members Accuse Colleague of "Oppression," but They Don't Believe the Public Deserves to Know

    For over 40 years, Houston's Pacifica affiliate, KPFT, has delivered important community-oriented (and uber-liberal) shows that listeners can't find anywhere else. Which is why it's a big deal when there's a shake-up that could potentially affect programming -- and an even bigger deal when the stati ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 8, 2013

    What $7 Gets You at Roots Juice

    I don't know if I'm a masochist or an optimist. Either way, I keep returning to Roots Bistro hoping, thinking that one day the prices will fall in line with the wonderful, farmers-market-fresh food and I can add a new neighborhood favorite to my list. So far, this has not yet happened. Instead, wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2013

    Bonus Rocks Off 100: Clint Broussard, Blues In Hi-Fi Man Now Back On FM

    Welcome to the Rocks Off 100, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. Who? If you're a fan of Texas R&B radio, and you definitely should be, there is no gre ... More >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012
  • Blogs

    March 22, 2012

    Scott Braddock: Radio Reporter Fired After Abortion-Sonogram Discussion

    Scott Braddock, a respected reporter who has been with the fledgling newsradio station KROI since November, has been fired. Twitter supporters and some fellow reporters have been questioning whether the ax fell because of a Braddock report on Texas' abortion-sonogram law, but he won't go that far. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2011

    Houston Web Awards Tickets Half Price Until Midnight

    If you've been holding out on buying tickets for the very first Houston Web Awards, now's your chance. Until midnight, the tickets for the June 30 event at Momentum Audi, co-hosted by Rocks Offers Craig Hlavaty and Brittanie Shey and featuring Special Guest Fat Tony (presenting, performing and DJi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2011

    KTRU Lives On At KPFT In Seven-Year Lease

    Marc Brubaker​KTRU (91.7 FM), the student-run station at Rice University sold to the University of Houston just before the start of school last fall, will begin broadcasting on Pacifica station KPFT's (90.1 FM) high-definition channel, it was announced today. This means the station won't be r ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2011

    KTRU Will Air On KPFT's HD Station Under New Deal

    KTRU: The bumper stickers will still need updating​Rice's legendary KTRU will live again on the FM dial -- sort of. Rice has signed a seven-year deal with KPFT to have KTRU broadcast on the Pacifica station's HD station, the achool announced today. This means the station won't be reduced to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2010

    Al-Jazeera: KPFT Puts Them On The Houston Airwaves

    Al-Jazeera and KPFT: Partners​We noted back in September that KPFT might begin broadcasting Al-Jazeera content as part of a deal by the Pacifica network, which owns the Houston station and four others in the U.S. Some of Pacifica's supporters warned at the time against the move, but now it ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2010

    Al-Jazeera Headed For The Houston Airwaves?

    Al-Jazeera: But first, a look at traffic on the Katy Freeway​The Washington Post broke a story this morning on previously undisclosed negotiations between Pacifica and Al-Jazeera that would see Pacifica's five self-owned stations broadcasting content from the controversial Arabic network.One of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    KPFT Knocked Off Air -- Not By The KKK This Time

    No Elena Kagan hearings for KPFT listeners​Pacifica station KPFT-FM has been knocked off the air and may not be able to broadcast over the airwaves until tomorrow because of damage to its radio tower.Don't blame the KKK this time. Blame copper thieves.A group of what KPFT general manager Duane Bra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2010

    The Day The KKK Bombed KPFT

    Yesterday morning during KPFT's biannual pledge drive, the station was paying homage to recently deceased color-barrier breaker Lena Horne by giving away copies of her biography Stormy Weather and highlighting a 40-minute interview with the black singer/actress about her relationship with whites in ... More >>

  • News

    January 7, 2010

    Weed Takes Root

    Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.

  • Music

    July 23, 2009

    Back to the Dead

    Black Leather Jesus's Richard Ramirez resurrects the Dead Audio Music Festival.

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2006

    Caged Heat

    Malisow's on tha mike, y'all... As you're driving around tonight engaging in various acts of debauchery, we suggest you tune into KPFT 'round 9 p.m. We're not stumping for the venerable Pacifica station, we're in fact plugging a guest appearance by our own Craig Malisow on KPFT's "Prison Show." ... More >>

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Radio Daze

    One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    Hard Time

    Ray Hill's tips for surviving prison

  • Calendar

    October 28, 2004
  • Calendar

    April 29, 2004

    Mucho Mayo

    Cinco de Mayo festivities abound around town

  • News

    October 30, 2003

    Bonding with the Community

    A Sixth Ward lesson in adapting to a changing environment

  • Calendar

    September 25, 2003

    Frankly Funny

    Joe Frank comes to life in Jerry's World

  • Music

    December 12, 2002

    Rap Avengers

    Damage Control brings hip-hop back to Pacifica

  • Music

    December 5, 2002

    Kenny G.'s Revenge

    Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket

  • Music

    January 24, 2002

    Version 2.0

    Since the demise of Radio Montrose, M. Martin has been focusing his energy on Earthwire.net

  • Music

    December 20, 2001

    Bah, Humbug!

    The glut of holiday CDs kills the Christmas spirit

  • Music

    December 13, 2001

    The Saga Continues

    The fat lady has yet to sing at KPFT

  • News

    October 11, 2001

    Return to Normalcy

    The Chronicle gets back to business as usual

  • Music

    October 4, 2001

    Racket

    Cedric Turner ventures into an abyss far deeper than ones traveled by most bluesmen

  • News

    August 23, 2001

    Letters

    Twin Piques, Fed Up, Gerda's Grief

  • Music

    August 2, 2001

    Racket

    The Pacifica Campaign is slowly weeding out all of its opponents on the Pacifica national board

  • Music

    May 24, 2001

    A KIKK in the Pants

    The new "Houston's Country Alternative" has got 'em waiting, worried at KPFT

  • News

    April 26, 2001

    Letters

    Ringer's Ways, Dark Side Demons

  • News

    April 19, 2001

    Letters

    Radio Active, Robo Right, Labor of Love

  • News

    April 5, 2001

    Tuning Out the Static

    Protesters scream about censorship. The board denounces potentially crippling boycotts. Will the two sides in the Pacifica conflict ever learn that, beneath their shrill cries, they're on the same team?

  • News

    November 9, 2000

    Like a Virgin

    KPRC kicks off another mind-boggling sweeps month

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Green Party

    A child of the liberal folk movement, Dar Williams isn't above rocking out

  • News

    October 19, 2000

    License to Steal

    Rice's unique radio station may lose its musical soul, all in the name of sports

  • Music

    August 31, 2000

    Von Trapped

    Houstonians may not find a frequency for German music once DJ Liselotte Babin signs off for good

  • Music

    November 4, 1999

    Amplified

    Local Music News

  • News

    August 5, 1999

    News Hostage

    This Gun's For Hire

  • News

    December 3, 1998
  • News

    November 19, 1998
  • Music

    October 3, 1996
  • Music

    May 2, 1996

    Noise, or Art?

    DJ Scott Sommers celebrates two decades of (sometimes) inspired clatter

  • News

    June 22, 1995
  • News

    May 25, 1995
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    April 27, 1995

    Music of (Angry) India

    The sudden cancellation of a KPFT staple stirs Subcontinental trouble

  • News

    August 11, 1994
  • News

    March 24, 1994

    A Clash of Cultures

    KPFT bids goodbye to its embattled boss

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