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Radio Reimagined

Build a New Home for KPTZ

KPTZ seeks $986,000 in funding to construct state-of-the-art
studios at Fort Worden and to purchase its transmitter site.
Broadcast Studios
• The move to historic Building 305 at Fort Worden will enable KPTZ to relocate from its small, temporary
building to a larger, permanent, better-equipped space, and to join the developing Makers Square arts campus.
Transmitter Site
• KPTZ needs to purchase the property on which its transmitter resides in order to secure the stability of the
station’s signal into the future and to construct a durable emergency broadcast center.

“KPTZ’s move to Fort Worden will be a major benefit to the community. When
citizens have more information, our community profits.” David Timmons, Port Townsend
City Manager

Community Radio for the Northern Olympic Peninsula

• KPTZ-FM took to the airwaves in May 2011 as the voice of the Northern Olympic Peninsula, reaching
approximately 50,000 potential listeners in Jefferson, Clallam and Kitsap counties.
• KPTZ’s mission is to build and strengthen community through high-quality radio programming that is
entertaining, educational and service-oriented.
• KPTZ’s 100+ volunteers and two part-time employees produce diverse music programs, local news, interviews
with local artists and opinion leaders, live remote broadcasts, and local public affairs and election coverage.
• KPTZ collaborates with many organizations: the Wooden Boat Festival, Port Townsend Film Festival, Centrum,
Northwind Arts Center, Jefferson County Fair, Jefferson County All-County Picnic and many others.
• KPTZ’s Emergency Response Team is part of the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center, providing
crucial information during major and minor emergencies affecting area residents.
Project Status
• The simultaneous need to move KPTZ’s studios and secure ownership of its transmitter site is significant challenge
for our organization. Yet it also is an opportunity to expand services for the community, and it is catalyzing an
evolutionary advance we call KPTZ 2.0.
• In late 2017 KPTZ negotiated with the Fort Worden Public Development Authority (PDA) to locate our new home
in the PDA’s Makers Square community. Design development was completed in 2018. Construction will begin in
2019. KPTZ is negotiating lease terms for the facility and we expect a 20-year commitment at low or zero rent.
• Discussions with the property owner to purchase the current transmitter site are proceeding. Discussions with the
City of Port Townsend and Jefferson County to support the development of our comprehensive emergency
broadcast facility have begun.

“KPTZ is a critical component of the county’s emergency management

infrastructure. They are a vital part of our community and need our support.”
David Sullivan, Jefferson County Commissioner

KPTZ Studios Schematic Design, Building 305, Fort Worden

Community Benefits of KPTZ 2.0

Radio Reimagined
Relocating to a state-of-the-art facility provides:
• Increased space from 800 square-feet to 2,200 square-feet for KPTZ’s 24/7 broadcast operations
• Improved broadcast quality with engineering upgrades and soundproofed studios
• Expanded live music and theatrical broadcasts from a dedicated performance studio
• Expansion of local daily news programming
• Adequate studio space for production, broadcasting and journalism training
• Strengthened collaborations with artistic and educational groups at Fort Worden

“KPTZ’s mission and values align closely with the Fort Worden Lifelong Learning
Center and it gives voice to our arts and culture community. We are excited about
our blossoming partnership.” Dave Robison, Executive Director, Fort Worden PDA

Emergency Radio Lifeline

Purchase of the transmitter site allows:
• Security into the future for uninterrupted broadcasting
• Relocation and conversion of KPTZ’s current studio facility to create a comprehensive emergency broadcast
facility on an earthquake-resistant foundation
• Dedicated infrastructure for extended broadcasting during emergencies
• Devoted back-up broadcast studio to maintain transmission if Fort Worden studios go offline
Funding Update
• In 2017 the KPTZ Board of Directors allocated $50,000 in strategic savings as seed funds to begin design

• Those savings plus three key leadership donations, contributions from 100% of the Board and a recent generous
grant from First Federal Community Foundation have provided over $100,000 to begin our capital campaign.

Then in November 2018 we received a $500,000 match grant from the Sage Foundation!

• The Sage Foundation grant is transformative, providing two dollars for every dollar KPTZ raises during our capital
campaign. This match effectively triples donations and grants.

• Recognizing the extraordinary opportunity offered by the Sage grant, a generous donor stepped forward with a
$100,000 gift. With this gift KPTZ has achieved 65% of its capital campaign goal.

“KPTZ’s move to Fort Worden will provide the station with space needed to
enhance their public service programming, expand training of citizen journalists
and enhance coverage of local news. I can’t imagine a better benefit to our region!”
Robert A. Birman, Executive Director, Centrum Foundation

Giving Opportunities
• KPTZ is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that relies on the support of people just like you. Your donation is tax
deductible to the extent allowable by law.
• Our Federal Tax ID is 26-0875372.
• Donations by mail – Send a check to: KPTZ Capital Campaign, PO Box 2091, Port Townsend, WA 98368.
• Online gifts – Go to:
• Gifts of stocks or securities via IRA distributions and trusts – Transfer directly to KPTZ’s Fidelity account for
potentially significant tax benefits. Contact Doug Rodgers (360-385-2023) to help you make your gift.
Donor Appreciation

“We are proud to be one of the original supporters of KPTZ. It is the broadcast
living room of our community and means the world to hundreds of local non-
profits.” Janette Force, Executive Director, Port Townsend Film Festival

KPTZ appreciates all donations, extending extra benefits for donors in the following categories:

Supporter’s Circle $100-$499 Broadcaster’s Circle $5,000-$9,999

Recognition on KPTZ Donor Wall All previous offers
Invitation to opening celebration 2 day sponsorships airing 4 times*

Benefactor’s Circle $500-$999 Leadership Circle $10,000-$24,999

All previous offers All previous offers
1 year free admission to KPTZ events Invitation to live studio performances

Producer’s Circle $1,000-$4,999 KPTZ 2.0 Visionary $25,000+

All previous offers All previous offers
Enhanced recognition on KPTZ Donor Wall Studio naming opportunities (3 of 5 remain)
Hardhat tour of the new studio

*Dates and messages must be mutually agreed upon

KPTZ | PO Box 2091 | Port Townsend, WA 98368 | (360) 379-6886 |