The Last Poets @ The Phoenix Theater

KWTF - Last Poets

Join KWTF for a very special fundraiser featuring The Last Poets. Schedule as follows:

Doors Open1:30 pm
Workshop:      2 pm- 4 pm
Bio Film:         4:30 pm- 5:30 pm
Local SpokenWord Artist:
Sign up –  6:30 pm
Performances –  7 pm – 8:30 pm
The Last Poets Performance: 9 pm

Tickets available at The Phoenix Theater (Petaluma) and The Last Record Store (Santa Rosa)

Paypal Donation Button

Some folks have asked for a Paypal donation link so here it is:

You can always send a onetime donation to

CREATE AGAIN: Honoring the Memory of Andy Lopez




Get your ticket/donate here.

From event organizer Darwin Meiners:

“Andy Lopez’s death was a horrible shock. An unimaginable pain to even consider the loss of child. Like many of you I was filled with anger and sadness. I was compelled to do something about it. But I didn’t know Andy and I struggled to find a way to help. Eventually, I stumbled upon a picture online of Andy playing a trumpet. I immediately knew this was the connection. This was a small way to try make something positive that would enrich the community and help us never forget what happened. This event has two goals:

Remind us all to keep what happened in our thoughts and continue to work towards peaceful solutions.
Honor Andy by giving to something that he loved.”

All proceeds will go directly to the music program at Lawrence Cook School where Andy attended. The donation will be made in Andy’s name. You can help us reach our goal several ways:

Purchase a ticket and attend the event
Purchase one of our donation items
Make a donation directly to the cause
Any combination of the above
All donations are through our sponsor KWTF Radio 501(c) #45-5041405 charitable organization.
Your support is tax-deductible



Performances by:
Alex Maas (of The Black Angels)
silent pictures
Survival Guide
Ashley Allred
more to TBA

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“However, over time, even the deepest outrage tends to subside and many tire of going to rallies and taking part in protest marches. No one wishes for this, but human nature and time being what they are, this just happens.

I say, before this occurs, before coalitions and committees start to disband, I am hoping that they evolve into constructive organizing. People would have to be willing to do the consistent hard work involved in order to organize events, such as concerts, scholarships and other events which would create lasting monuments and programs in the memory of Andy Lopez.” -Elbert ‘Big Man’ Howard

SPONSORS: (more to TBA)
Sherzer & Associates Insurance Agency
Beer provided by Lagunitas Brewing Co
Artwork by Josh Staples

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Stanroy Music Center has donated a King 601 trumpet

Loud and Clear donated a Selmer clarinet

Operation Ivy ‘Energy’ LP signed by Jesse Michaels

Guided By Voices ‘Motivational Jumpsuit’ LP signed by Tobin Sprout

Fig. 4 LP signed by Tobin Sprout (pre-GBV record featuring Tobin Sprout and Robert Pollard) only 300 made!

Tobin Sprout “Antietam” 7″ signed by Tobin Sprout

Built to Spill ‘Conventional Wisdom’ 7″ signed by Doug Martsch

Built to Spill ‘Strange’ 7″ signed by Doug Martsch

David Bazan and Passenger String Quartet LP signed by David Bazan.

2 hour massage and hot stone treatment with Anthony J. Vaccaro of Hands in Harmony

Brotherhood skate shop has donated 3 decks.

Santa Rosa Community Acupuncture has donated 4 acupuncture sessions.

The Last Record Store has donated LRS shirts and hoodies

‘Garden State’ poster donated by Stacy Sher and Kerry Brown. This is an official promo poster for the ‘Garden State’ film on which Stacey served as Executive Producer.

Get your ticket/donate here.

KWTF Fundraiser: Opposing Media Riffs “Terminator” (1984) Live at the Roxy Theater!

The gang at Opposing Media, makes fun of movies live, in the style of MST3k (Mystery science theater 3000) and Rifftrax! – We are putting on a VERY special show as a fundraiser for KWTF Radio (hey, that’s us!)


What does it mean for you? We’re going to screen the 1984 Classic “Terminator” in the Roxy Theater (Downtown) – With Live local comedians – such as:

Adam Aragon
Steven Thomas
Matlock Zumsteg
Joe Krol

We will providing a constant running commentary that’s carefully crafted to turn one of the most iconic action flicks into a comedy event to be remembered.

We will be in the front row on microphones, the price is a regular movie ticket (10 bucks) and there’s one night only on Friday February 27th at 8pm at the Downtown Roxy.

Doors open & we will be answering some Q&A from the audience from 7:30 to 8pm and the movie starts at 8pm sharp. We advise you show up early, bring your friends. Seats are limited so get there!

More information here

Former CIA Analyst to Speak in Santa Rosa September 24

Former CIA Analyst Ray McGovern: Human Rights and the National Security State


Ray McGovern is a man of conscience and activism. Mr. McGovern was a CIA analyst from the administration of John F. Kennedy to that of George H. W. Bush, his duties included chairing National Intelligence Estimates and preparing the President’s Daily Brief.  In 1990 McGovern received the CIA’s Intelligence Commendation Medal when he retired.  In January 2003, Ray McGovern helped create Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) to expose the way intelligence was being falsified to “justify” a war on Iraq. In October 2013, Mr. McGovern, with three former winners of the Sam Adams Award for Integrity in Intelligence, traveled to Moscow and presented his Intelligence Commendation Medal to Edward Snowden.

Topic: Human Rights and the National Security State
Date: September 24, 2014, 7:00 PM
Location: Glaser Center, Unitarian Universalist Congregation 547 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa
Suggested Donation $10.00, No one turned away

Sponsors: Project Censored, Media Freedom Foundation, Northern CA ACLU, SSU Sociology Social Justice and Activism Club,Vets for PeaceKBBF, KWTF, Guns and ButterMove to Amend Sonoma CountyPeace and Justice Center of Sonoma County,Petaluma ProgressivesSonoma ACLU

Information: 707-874-2694—