March 1, 2010 marks the 40th anniversary of 90.1 FM KPFT, Houston’s only listener sponsored commercial free radio station. KPFT was founded in 1970 by journalist Larry Lee, who convinced Pacifica to establish an independent listener-supported station in Houston. KPFT is part of the of thePacifica network of independent, noncommercial radio stations in the service of peace, social and racial justice, and the arts and is home to such programs as Technology Bytes, Democracy Now, Partisan Gridlock and a wide range of alternative music and arts programming.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary the station is holding a T-Shirt Design Contest and asking its listeners to help choose the design that best exemplifies the Pacifica mission and the uniqueness of KPFT. To vote on your favorite go to KPFT’s T-Shirt Gallery and email your choice to [email protected].
KPFT relies on the support of its listeners and is 100% commercial free with no influence from corporate conglomerates who push their own politically and economically motivated self-interests. Please help support Houston’s true media gem by pledging a Donation and letting the station know that you value and enjoy what your hearing.