KZE’s Parlour Session with Chris Smither took place on Friday, May 25th from noon-1 pm. His 18th and newest record “Call Me Lucky“, is arguably his best and features his first set of brand new originals in six years. The performance took place in the Historic Elmendorph Inn, next door to the KZE Studios, a full hour of commercial-free live music. Congratulations to the many lucky winners of a pair of guest passes who got to be part of the live audience!

Click here to view the photo album on 98.1 KZE’s Facebook page.

KZE’s Parlour Session with Chris Smither was sponsored by:

Q: What do you do at KZE?
A: I’m the host of Movin’ & Groovin’ on Saturday nights from 7-9. I’m also on the air Sunday afternoons from 12-5.

Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE?
A: When I’m not at KZE I like to hike, bike, kayak, snowboard, and snowshoe all over the Hudson Valley.

Q: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: COOKIE DOUGH!

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: No pets

Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?
A: Most useless talent would be knowing useless trivia.

Q: When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
A: When I’m having a bad day I put on some great tunes to turn that mood around.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? OR Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?
A: “Be yourself, everyone else is already taken” – Oscar Wilde

Q: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
A: I wouldn’t trade places with anyone, I prefer to live my own life.

Q: What’s the closest thing to real magic?
A: Music = Magic

Q: Have you ever collected stickers that are on fruits?
A: I collected comic books when I was a kid, does that count?

Q: A penguin in a sombrero walks through the doorway and starts talking. What does it say?
A: “I’ve come here to party and chew bubblegum, and I’m all out of bubblegum”

Every day in May, two local businesses will offer savings certificates at half-off! That’s two different deals each day, one restaurant and one non-restaurant, until the end of the month. Deals of the day will be announced on air, and at the Hudson Valley Dollar Saver at wkze.com. You can also sign up to get the daily deal every day right in your inbox. No waiting for the mail; the savings certificate prints instantly from your printer. Click on this Dollar$aver link to start saving! A great way to save money, support local independent businesses and musical diversity at 98.1 KZE! Enjoy!

Congratulations to Tom from Rensselaerville! Enjoy your prizes!

Tom won all the amenities to throw a great deck party!
Prize Package:
– A brand new Weber Stainless Steel gas grill – The Genesis II E-310 (a $699 value!) from Williams Lumber and Home Centers, with 8 locations including Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Hudson, High Falls & Pleasant Valley
– Food for 35 people from Adams Fairacre Farms in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Wappinger
– Cases of red and white wine from The Wine Hutch on Route 28 between Kingston & Woodstock
To ENTER:
Just email “I want to win the Deck Party” to DeckParty@wkze.com.
Then tune in to 98.1 KZE to hear if you’ve won on Friday, May 25th. We’ll be choosing the winner at random from all the entries during the “Up & Running Morning Show” with Rick just after 9am.  Good-luck!


Q: What do you do at KZE?
A: Update the Arts Calendar & spin music on Saturdays from 10-2.

Q: What do you do when you’re not working at KZE?
A: Momma bliss: reading a ton of books out loud, living room dance parties, kitchen science experiments, watching nature unfold & generally gazing the world through fresh eyes.

Q: What’s your favorite ice cream flavor?
A: Can I say fruit, since I’m abstaining from goodies? Apricots and or Saturn peaches popped off of their pits fresh and warm from the trees at Montgomery Place Orchards.

Q: Do you have any pets?
A: An ant colony.

Q: What’s the most useless talent you have?
A: Peeling fruit jackets in one single strand.

Q: When you’re having a bad day, what do you do to make yourself feel better?
A: Take a bath while listening to The Smiths.

Q: What is the best piece of advice you’ve received? OR Can you share one quote or saying you love, that keeps you going in life?
A: “What you seek is seeking you.” – Rumi

Q: If you could trade lives with anyone for a day who would it be and why?
A: Amma, so I could hug people ALL day.

Q: What’s the closest thing to real magic?
A: Herbs

Q: Have you ever collected stickers that are on fruits?
A: When I was a much busier bee in my younger years, yes – on the dashboard of my car. Now I collect Yogi Tea sayings & tape them to the hood of my stove.

Q: A penguin in a sombrero walks through the doorway and starts talking. What does it say?
A: “Has anyone turned in a top hat?”

Thank you to David Schell of Green Kill in Kingston for featuring 98.1 KZE on the front and back cover of their March 2018 Broadsheet! It’s a monthly poetry booklet Green Kill publishes and provides for free in coffee shops and other places people gather and read. It was a pleasure to meet David and have him visit our studios in Red Hook. Who knew our Production Studio was so photogenic?!

Green Kill is an art and performance space located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, on Green Kill Avenue near the Route 32 intersection. Owned by David Schell and Yuriko Sasamoto, Green Kill’s mandate is beautifully summarized by Gwendolyn Brooks, an African-American poet and teacher and a winner of the Pulitzer Prize for her book of poetry “Annie Allen”, “We are each other’s harvest; we are each other’s business; we are each other’s magnitude and bond.”

Visit their website to learn more, and support local arts & live music!   https://greenkill.org/

Open Tuesdays through Saturdays, 3pm to 9pm

Green Kill
229 Greenkill Avenue, Kingston, NY
229greenkill@greenkill.org
347-689-2323

 

Congratulations to Owen, From Kingston!  He won a $98.1 gift card to Sunflower Natural Foods Market in Woodstock, part of KZE’s ‘Fill Your Fridge with Healthy Food’ Summer Giveaway!   Two more lucky KZE listeners will win a $981 ‘Healthy Food Shopping Spree’ from Berkshire Co-op Market in Great Barrington and Sunflower Natural Foods Market in Rhinebeck.

This month, enter to win a $981 Healthy Food Shopping Spree to Berkshire Co-Op Market in Great Barrington, MA.
TO ENTER, stop by on of the following businesses, pick up and entry form, fill it out and mail it to our studios:
Berkshire Co-op Market in Great Barrington, MA
Sunflower Natural Foods Market in Woodstock or Rhinebeck, NY
Wallkill View Farm Market on Route 299 West in New Paltz, NY
Four Winds Farm at 158 Marabac Road in Gardiner, NY
Town & Country Liquors in the CVS Plaza, Rt 212, Saugerties, NY
Get your entries in before Friday, July, 28th!
On that day, Paul Higgins will be broadcasting live from Berkshire Co-Op Market in Great Barrington, MA from noon-1.  At the end of that hour, we’ll be choosing the winner at random from all the entries.

Good-Luck!

Enter to win all the amenities to throw a great deck party!
Prize Package:
– A brand new Weber Stainless Steel grill – The Genesis II E-310 (a $699 value!) from Williams Lumber and Home Centers, with 8 locations, including Rhinebeck, Red Hook, Hudson, High Falls, & Pleasant Valley
– Food for 35 people from Adams Fairacre Farms in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, Newburgh and Wappingers
– Cases of red and white wine from The Wine Hutch on Rt. 28 between Kingston & Woodstock
To ENTER:
Just email “I want to win the Deck Party” to DeckParty@wkze.com.
Then tune in to 98.1 KZE to hear if you’ve won.  On Friday, May 26th, we’ll be choosing the winner at random from all the entries during the “Up & Running Morning Show” with Rick just after 9am.
Good-luck!