KPTZ Radio Port Townsend
P.O. Box 2091
Port Townsend, WA 98368
April 1, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Molly Klupfell, Development Director
Molly@KPTZ.org or 360.379.8890 home office
Radio Port Townsend launches “Care & Connect” campaign as community service
KPTZ 91.9 FM Radio has created a community service campaign called “Care & Connect” ~ Partnering with our Non-Profit Community. The campaign promotes the efforts of non-profit organizations that support our community. Through dynamic interviews and storytelling, our show hosts will provide a platform for the folks behind the scenes at non-profits to connect with listeners, and demonstrate the impact and value of their work in the community.
The campaign format is that KPTZ selects four nonprofit organization each year and partners with them. In a focused time period of several months, each organization will have 5-6 interviews.
The debut for this new campaign will be launched on the airwaves on Thursday at 12 noon, April 9. Our first series features Habitat for Humanity ~ Community volunteers who work side by side with neighbors in need to build and repair houses. The show host is Maryanne McNellis and she will be interviewing executive director, Jamie Maciejewski about the upcoming all women’s building day.
The “Care & Connect” program airs every other Thursday, during the noon hour, beginning April 9th and it will repeat on Saturdays between 11 and 1 pm.
Board President, Colin Foden, says, “We are building a KPTZ Community. This campaign will articulate our radio station’s connection in our community in a way that clearly reflects our mission which is to build and strengthen community. It is a year-round campaign that focuses on making our community and the people in it the heroes. KPTZ is the voice of Port Townsend serving the NE Olympic Peninsula. Through the “Care & Connect” campaign we are actively engaging our listeners with programming that demonstrates that we are a public service community radio station.”
For 2015 the partners chosen to participate in the KPTZ “Care & Connect” campaign are:
1. Habitat for Humanity
2. The Boiler Room
3. Jefferson County Humane Society
4. Northwind Arts Center
Pg.2 Press Release: “Care & Connect”
We are building a KPTZ Community and local individuals and businesses have responded in kind.
Our local community supports us with in-kind donations. Touched hearts that give. . .
Artist Jason Gould donated his artistic time and talent in creating artwork for the 2015 Care & Connect campaign. Each year artwork will be commissioned for the campaign, incorporating visual images of the four partner organizations and KPTZ. It will be new artwork created annually that reflects the specific partnership of the organizations chosen each year. (see photo of artwork)
Gould is a Port Townsend artist who took up the challenge to create artwork within these parameters. Gould said afterwards, “Thanks for the opportunity for me to help serve in our community. It was a fun project.” He was assisted by Megan Foley, owner of Frameworks Undertown, who collaborated with Gould and provided direction for a creative path. “The results are colorful, playful, and exactly what we were looking for, says Molly Klupfell, Development Director for KPTZ”.
Mark McCready, Marketing Director for Alaska Power & Telephone, saw the value of the campaign to our community and he donated the cost of having a “Care & Connect” brand logo designed. Graphic designer Matt Owens created the understated logo taking into consideration the feel and color scheme of KPTZ Radio’s logo. (see logo attached)
For more information, please contact Molly Klupfell at 360.379.8890 or Molly@KPTZ.org