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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Marc BrubakerKTRU (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 >>
KTRU: The bumper stickers will still need updatingRice'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 >>
Al-Jazeera and KPFT: PartnersWe 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 >>
Al-Jazeera: But first, a look at traffic on the Katy FreewayThe 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 >>
No Elena Kagan hearings for KPFT listenersPacifica 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 >>
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 >>
Marijuana's steady creep toward legalization nationwide.
Black Leather Jesus's Richard Ramirez resurrects the Dead Audio Music Festival.
One man, one jambox and four walls. For 24 hours.
Ray Hill's tips for surviving prison
Cinco de Mayo festivities abound around town
A Sixth Ward lesson in adapting to a changing environment
Joe Frank comes to life in Jerry's World
Damage Control brings hip-hop back to Pacifica
Smooth-jazz fans blast Racket
Since the demise of Radio Montrose, M. Martin has been focusing his energy on Earthwire.net
The glut of holiday CDs kills the Christmas spirit
The fat lady has yet to sing at KPFT
The Chronicle gets back to business as usual
Cedric Turner ventures into an abyss far deeper than ones traveled by most bluesmen
Twin Piques, Fed Up, Gerda's Grief
The Pacifica Campaign is slowly weeding out all of its opponents on the Pacifica national board
The new "Houston's Country Alternative" has got 'em waiting, worried at KPFT
Ringer's Ways, Dark Side Demons
Radio Active, Robo Right, Labor of Love
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?
KPRC kicks off another mind-boggling sweeps month
A child of the liberal folk movement, Dar Williams isn't above rocking out
Rice's unique radio station may lose its musical soul, all in the name of sports
Houstonians may not find a frequency for German music once DJ Liselotte Babin signs off for good
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This Gun's For Hire
Two weeks ago the FCC shut down Montrose Radio. Can the pirate station survive the bust? Can the pirate station survive itself?
DJ Scott Sommers celebrates two decades of (sometimes) inspired clatter
The sudden cancellation of a KPFT staple stirs Subcontinental trouble
KPFT bids goodbye to its embattled boss