Amateur radio (also called ham radio) is a hobby about radio communications. Often called, “Ham Radio” or simply, “Hams”, it’s adherents regularly talk on the radio with others all over the county and the world.
To learn more, tune in to “Kila the Magic Husky’s Ham Radio College” featuring a beautiful white Siberian Husky named Kila and her trusty human companion, Ben on Monday afternoons at 1pm beginning on February 15th, 2016 on KPFZ 88.1 FM Listener Supported Radio. For more information about the show and to see actual pictures of Kila, see http://LionsLair.com/hamradioComments Off
Poor Stu has a really bad case of lovesickness. He know it will be difficult but he has pledged that this will be the last week he feeds his lovestruck ways.
That’s right, Stu the host of Surface Noise, is featuring songs about love. He started the series two weeks ago on Wednesday morning. His criteria is simple – the title of the track must include the word ‘love’, ‘loved’, or ‘loving’. He found so many songs that he is continuing to feature these songs this week.
So start your day off with a little loving on Wednesday morning from 7 – 9 a.m. Don’t make Stu lovesick. Can’t listen on Wednesday mornings? Then tune in for the replay on Saturday from 7-9 am.Comments Off
Political Season!! The special guest, live in the KPFZ 88.1 FM studio at 10 AM on Saturday, February 6, 2016, will be State Assembly candidate DON SAYLOR from Davis. Calls will be invited. The show repeats at 10 AM on Monday, February 8. The Philadelphia Lawyer Show is hosted by Ron Green.
Don Saylor is running for the 4th Assembly District seat being vacated by Bill Dodd, who was first elected in 2014 but who is running for State Senate instead of the Assembly. The 4th Assembly District includes all of Lake and Napa Counties, and portions of Yolo, Sonoma, Solano, and Colusa Counties.
Ron plans on having all the Assembly candidates on the Philadelphia Lawyer Show in the next few weeks.Comments Off
Did you tune in to KPFZ on Saturday morning at 9:00 a.m. expecting to hear Dr. Ann West? Don’t despair, Dr. West is still on the air. Truth from the Source has moved to Thursdays.
Listen to Truth from the Source on Thursdays at 2:00 p.m. The show features a modern take on consciousness and communication.
So mark your schedule for Thursdays at 2:00 p.m.Comments Off
Did you catch The News Behind the News last week? Join Al Duncan on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. for the story behind the story. Frequently, reality is scoffed at and illusion is the king. Not on Al’s show. Here you will find that reality not deceit or illusion will triumph.
Al Duncan is the author of the book, The Master Plan. He also wrote the News & Views column for the Record-Bee previously. You can find additional articles on newswithviews.com
Tune in to KPFZ 88.1 fm on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. You are sure to be enlightened and amused.Comments Off
‘A Place 2 Be’ just aired their first episode – What is ‘Home’? – on New Year’s Day 2016! The 60 minute program, which focuses on community development and housing solutions, was broadcast live on Lake County Community Radio, KPFZ 88.1 F.M. Tune in every Friday at 1pm. The show is hosted by Joyce Adams and Derek Joel.
Remember to tune in on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Call in and voice your thoughts at 707/263.3435.Comments Off
KPFZ (88.1 FM) delivers weekly information forums — supporting Lake County’s long-term recovery from 2015 wildfires and community preparedness for everyday disasters and major catastrophes in our very high-risk geological area — Sunday afternoons from 2 pm to 4 pm. These new shows are hosted by Betsy Cawn.
Special guests from “Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters” (VOAD) local and regional leaders (that is, TEAM LAKE COUNTY organizers) and a variety of emergency response service providers join co-host Betsy Cawn and KPFZ’s generous volunteer programmers to bring us the “Valley Fire Info” project and ongoing community outreach that began on September 12, 2015.
We’re here for everyone — our communities, friends and neighbors are anguished by the horrific losses, “unmet needs,” and fleeting resources available for the hard work ahead. Call us at 707-263-3435 (studio) or leave a message at 707-263-3640 (office) and TELL US: What you have, what you need, and what you know — together we will stay informed and ready to rock and roll!Comments Off
Tee Watts is hosting a new show, the Cyber-Soul Man Review. The show airs every Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Soul music incorporates the elements of gospel music and rhythm and blues with an emphasis on vocalists.
Take time to listen to Tee on Tuesday at 3:00 p.m.!
Jim has been forced home for family health reasons and we have had to cancel what remains of his west coast tour. We are deeply sorry. If you have purchased tickets, please contact 707.262.0525 for refund information.
Celtic music lovers – save the date -Friday January 29, 2016. Lake County Community Radio, KPFZ 88.1 FM presents Jim Malcolm in concert at the Arts Council Gallery, 325 North Main St, Lakeport CA, 7.30pm. Tickets $20 for KPFZ members and $22 for non members. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. There are only 45-50 places for this concert, so reservations are recommended. For information and reservations please call 707-262-0525.
Special Thanks to Susan Krones, programmer for Celtic Collage on KPFZ, for producing this concert.Comments Off
KPFZ Management has announced that online streaming ended on January 31, 2016. According to the KPFZ Board of Directors President Chloe Karl station staff are currently exploring other avenues to restore online streaming.
If you do want to help prevent this to happen, check out the Future of Music Coalition’s post on www.actionnetwork.org. This is an organization attempting to get reasonable webcasting fees that will not force small community radio stations like KPFZ to stop streaming their shows.
From the Future of Music Colation’s post on Action Network’s website:
We support fair and transparent payment to artists and rightsholders when their work is used. We also recognize that small webcasters are vitally important to musical culture, whether it’s small community FM stations or online webcasters who program niche music. Webcasting reflects far greater diversity—from cutting edge releases by contemporary artists to America’s rich and varied musical traditions. And unlike commercial FM, internet radio pays musicians and labels. The relationship between artists and small webcasters is mutually supportive. This dynamic must be preserved. The expiration of the Webcaster Settlement Act has left many small webcasters facing a steep increase in rates and unsure of their future survival. We’re optimistic that a solution can be found to allow many small commercial webcasters to continue to operate, important music played and artists paid—directly, transparently and fairly. Stay tuned for updates and opportunities to take action. For now, please sign up to be notified of the latest developments.Comments Off
Do you know anyone whose life was impacted by the 2015 Valley Fire, and who also found help from KPFZ?
A filmmaker from Boston is seeking stories of those who shared our radio experience during those fateful weeks in September and October, when KPFZ was a primary source of information to survivors and supporters throughout Lake County.
If you know of anyone or would like to participate in creating a dynamic picture of how our community came together through the airwaves, contact Betsy Cawn at 707-275-9376 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Comments Off
The Board Of Directors meeting scheduled for Monday, February 15, 2016 at 6:15 p.m.
Board members meet upstairs at 149 North Main Street in Lakeport. The public is always encouraged and welcome to attend.
Please check in with this website or the KPFZ station at 707-263-3640 for meeting agendas and any updates.
Mark your calendars! See you there.
Future meeting – March 21, 2016 at 6:15 p.m.Comments Off
Requirements: we have an agreed specification. The new site must work well on browsers, wide browsers and small mobile devices.
It will have a sticky header which is always visible, showing “KPFZ 88.1FM”, “263-3435” and with Single-Click links to a few pages (eg Home Page, Schedule, News, and Stream). On very small devices it may use something like a hamburger menu, so all pages are available with 1 or 2 clicks.
As a guideline we plan to provide quick “tabbed” access to 5 pages, and each may have 5 sub-pages.
The home page will show the current, previous and next programs; a summary of news items; and a link to the facebook pages.
On a large screen the schedule will be a weekly grid, on small devices with a daily grid. The database will contain information about programs and programmers, which can be accessed by clicking a program on the schedule, and may be shown on various other pages. Programmers may provide contact info such as email, phones and web pages. It will be possible to filter the displayed schedule by categories (at least talk and music), which will be color-coded)
There will be a donation/membership area with Paypal links. We will retain the historical documents and provide links to them
It will have no user comments: the contact page will have “mailto” email links to several separate mailing lists. Anyone can subscribe to/unsubscribe from a list.
Implementation: the two main candidates are Drupal (David will investigate) and WordPress (Alan). We will probably make a trial site on each, and then pick one. We will then need a Web Graphic Designer to advise on the page/sub-page structure, appearance, fonts etc.
The target is to have a fully functional site by the end of June 2016.
Existing site: obtain a full database dump (David). Turn off comments AND contact forms. Replace contact form with MAILTO, initially sent to email@example.com — which will be forwarded to firstname.lastname@example.org. Disable all unneeded modules. Delete all users who have never posted (mostly spammers). Do a trial upgrade to the lastest WordPress, and if it works, upgrade the live version.
Next web subcommittee meeting : Feb 11 2016, 6:15pm in the green room.Comments Off