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KPFT is a listener-sponsored community radio station in Houston, Texas, which began broadcasting March 1, 1970 as the fourth station in the Pacifica radio family. Larry Lee brought the idea to Pacifica to establish listener-supported radio in Houston as an alternative to mainstream broadcasting. The station airs a variety of music and Progressive news, talk and call-in programs. Prominent persons who have been regulars on KPFT include science educator David F. Duncan and humorist John Henry Faulk.

KPFT also broadcasts its signal live on their HD-1 channel (64k) and related alternate programming on HD-3. Notably, its HD-2 channel was home to student-run college radio station KTRU but after it signed on a new LPFM on the 96.1 frequency in southwest Houston in October 2015 (it now relies solely on internet streaming to reach listeners outside of that area), KTRU abandoned the HD-2 channel of KPFT, which subsequently fell silent. The now blank HD2 channel was soon replaced with the programming of the HD3 channel, which was shut down. Radio Maria Hispana (Houston) the local unit of Radio Maria USA, airs Spanish-language programming for the Hispanic Catholic community on KPFT's subcarrier.

KPFT was one of three US radio stations to introduce Al Jazeera English with Pacifica stations in Berkeley and New York December 7, 2010.

KPFT commenced broadcasting on the 90.1 FM frequency with the song " Here Comes the Sun" from the Abbey Road album by The Beatles. Currently, KPFT broadcasts over 20 programs, including "Growing Up in America" produced by the non-profit organization Children at Risk, "Wide Open Spaces," and "Democracy Now."

KPFT also hosts the weekly radio show of recording artist DJ Sun, Soular Grooves, since January 1995.