Program Announcements

Wordweavers is pleased to announce a new show  hosted by Alan Fletcher, tentatively called  Red Hat Rhymes (in reference to his signature infinite improbability red hat).  You can catch Alan on the first Saturday of the month from 4 to 5 pm.  Alan will be joined by Rae Eby Carl.

Red Hat Rhymes will feature local poets and lyricists performing and discussing their poems and songs.

Please send open mike calendar announcements (and suggestions for guests) to Alan

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Join Allen and Aqeela Markowswki every other Friday morning from 9 – 10 .m.  This is a call-in show featuring various topics with a focus on #s (Numerology).  Call Allen and Aqeela at 707/263-3435.

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If you know someone at the Lake County Correctional Facility, listen to Radio Jail on Sundays from 6 – 7 p.m.  Call in a shout out to inmates on 707/2663-3435.

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KPFZ is pleased to announce the addition of two new shows to its schedule.

On Sundays, listen to the Grooveyard Shift with Scott Church.  The show starts at 11 p.m. (Sunday) and runs until 5 a.m. (Monday).

On the second Saturday, join a new Wordweavers show,  hosted by local attorney William Conwell.  The show runs from 4 to 5 p.m.

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Spend Halloween supporting KPFZ!  Herb Gura’s band, Without a Net, will be performing a benefit concert at the Finley Grange on Halloween, October 31, 2015.

Not a lot of details are available yet but we will update this as soon as we know more.

Mark your calendars for what is sure to be the best Halloween celebration ever!

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KPFZ is gradually returning to regular programming after the Valley Fire emergency where we provided 24-hour, live coverage. But continue to tune in to 88.1 FM, and call the Studio line at 707/263-3435 if you need or have information. (Some programmers may take calls off-air.) Here are some quick links :

  • The Lake County Office of Emergency Services (OES) 24-hour local support line is : 888-565-2787. Also check their facebook page The Lake County Local Assistance Center (LAC) website has useful information.
  • FEMA is now ready to help people affected by the Valley Fire. They recommend that you register by calling 800-621-3362 or visiting the FEMA Website. Or you can go to the Disaster Recover Center in Middletown, 21256 Washington St, Middletown (in the large tent next to the library). Starting Sunday 4th they are opening another center at 14840 Olympic Drive, Clearlake (near Safeway), Sunday 12-5 pm, then 8 am to 6 pm. You will need your Social Security Number, and information about your house and any insurance. Note. You may be eligible for grants or Small Business Administration (SBA) loans even if you have insurance. If you were affected by the Rocky or Jerusalem fires you are NOT ELIGIBLE for FEMA assistance.
  • Sign up for FREE Fire Debris Disposal by completing a “Right of Entry” form at the Disaster Recovery Center (see above) or call the Lake County Environmental Health Department : 707-263-1164. After your property is cleaned you will get a certificate, which will be required when you apply for building permits. If you try to do it yourself you will have to pay for all the chemical tests, toxic waste disposal and the certification.
  • Volunteers : North Coast Opportunities has a list of over 170 volunteer positions, including organisations such as the Local Assistance Center, various Churches and Shelters. Or call 707-929-3563, Ext. 2. Any organisation which needs volunteers can register with them.
  • Nils Palsson and Betsy Cawn have put together an Information Sheet. The editable version is Here An older, archived, printable version is linked from here: 9/17/15 PDF version
  • An additional list of resources is available at Support Loop
  • The official list of damaged or destroyed properties is at Lake County LAC. As of 9/25/15 the incident report says that the fire has destroyed Approximately 1,958 structures, including 1,280 homes, 27 multi-family structures, 66 commercial properties, and 585 other minor structures such as outbuildings and sheds. In addition, 93 structures have been damaged including 41 homes, 7 commercial properties and 45 other minor structures. This is almost 4% of Lake County’s stock of about 34,000 homes.
  • KPFZ has been getting some good media reports

If you want to refer to a web site with a long URL (link address) add a Comment at the bottom of our front page before you call in.

Also check our Facebook page.

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You can register as a volunteer at Lake County Valley Fire Volunteer

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On Monday, September 14, 2015, KPFZ staff was interviewed by KPCC, a community radio station from Pasadena.  You can listen to the interview here.

The LA Times was one of the first to report on KPFZ: Old and new media play helpful roles during Valley fire and a follow-up : Rural radio station offers a calming voice amid Valley fire confusion

KPFZ also got a mention in the San Jose Mercury News. Some photos are in this gallery .

Lake County Magazine did a really great article about KPFZ.

Contra Costa Times talked about KPFZ in this article on the Valley Fire.

Even Stars and Stripes has noted the way KPFZ has helped during this event.

Radio Survivor mentioned a letter to the editor from the Ukiah Daily Journal that praises KPFZ efforts.  View the letter in its entirety here.

Enjoy this interview by the Canadian Broadcasting Company – Radio.  KPFZ is featured in Part Three.

KPFZ helped reunite Randy Griffin with his dog Levi.  Special Thanks to Casse Forczek for this article from The Siskiyou Daily News.  Casse has provided us with the original, full article she wrote.

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Note (9/19/15) : The official map hasn’t been updated since 9/15, and there are no current “hotspots” on the satellite map.)

Here is a link to the current Cal Fire incident report.

The official online map can be found at Incident Map (click on the latest entry in the list).

A map based on satellite data is at Mappingsupport Satellite Map

A warning on maps : none of these maps (even the official map) is guaranteed to show where the current, active fire is. Just because a map appears to show more detail in the perimeter does not mean that is accurate.

The official online map may only be updated once a day.

The satellite data needs more caution. First, the red “hot spots” are determined automatically by a computer program, looking for particular aspects of the spectrum (for instance, the proportion of red light and blue light). It can falsely say there IS a fire where there is not, or report NO fire where there is one. Secondly, a satellite is guaranteed to pass over a particular spot on earth only once in TWO days. We do not know where the “mapping support” map obtains its perimeter information, which is added to the map manually.

In short : do NOT trust these maps for life-or-death decisions. Do NOT go to an area near the fire because the map indicates there is no fire there.

The only maps that you can reasonably rely on are the ones printed daily by the fire incident management team. In the Rocky fire these were posted at all official shelters, and at the Moose Lodge.

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Wow!  What a great group of volunteers at KPFZ and in Lake County.  As our listeners are aware, KPFZ Programmers have switched to live 24-hour coverage of the Valley Fire.  In addition to keeping listeners updated on current conditions, the programmers have been an invaluable source of information on what’s available, phone numbers, how-to-help, temporary shelter options, and more.

It hasn’t taken long for word to spread.  The LA Times ran an article today.  Read the article here.

Thanks to everyone for truly making KPFZ your local radio station.

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The Lake County Community Radio (KPFZ 88.1 FM) Board of Directors meets on the third Wednesday of the month.

The next meeting is on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

Board members meet upstairs at 149 North Main Street in Lakeport.  The public is always encouraged and welcome to attend.

Mark your calendars!   See you there.

Future meeting – November 18, 2015 at 6:30 p.m.

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Unfortunately we are adding about ten FAKE users a day  … unless our stream is hugely popular in Russia …  so I have turned OFF new user registration.

If you want to register on KPFZ.ORG, please email and I will add you by hand.

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I’m Alan Fletcher. I  am taking over  the role of  ”Web Master” from David Lark,  who leaves it in good shape : thank you for setting up the current version.  I will mostly handle the technical aspects.

More importantly, Ellen H has also joined the web team, and will be taking the lead on content, as “Web Mistress” or “Editor”.  She’s already at work getting the schedule up to date.

Please see the first few comments for details.


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  1. Rick Sagehorn Says:

    Andy, I very much enjoyed reading your “guidelines” this morning. It is about time I finally read them. I look forward to improving my performance as a programmer and just want to thank you for all the work you do to keep KPFZ professional and a very special part of our community.

  2. Judy Bond Says:

    PHOTOS WANTED – Missing faces of hosts, programmers, producers, directors, LCCR board members, past or present, for the following photo album on the LCCR/KPFZ Facebook page:
    [This link will work without a Facebook account.]

    Email to me at or


    Judy Bond
    Co-administrator of the station’s Facebook page

  3. Judy Bond Says:

    The address of the Facebook page has changed. People on Facebook can still find it the same way, simply by typing KPFZ into the FB search box. But if you have it bookmarked, you will have to do it again. The last part of the address has been changed from to “”

    The full address is: This will make a difference when referring to it on air.

    I expect this will cause a small amount of temporary confusion but less now than later, as this page is getting busier and can you buy cialis over the counter in australia busier. New people every day.



  4. Robin Says:

    What a awesome online radio station. Really i can pass a good time in online.

  5. Brent "KC Jones" Bomia Says:

    Thank you James Bluwolf for your new show;
    “Wolf Tracks” aired Sat’s from 2-4pm. The traditional stories you tell and the wisdom of Wolf Tracks could/should be aired in public school classrooms (maybe grades 2-6 ??)in northern CA. What a treat for the kids and the instructors alike it could be! :)
    @@@ !!keep up the great work James!! @@@
    – KC

  6. Judy Bond Says:

    Every time I listen to Wolf Tracks, I am enchanted. Broadcast LIVE on Wednesdays, 11AM-1PM; replays every other Saturday, like Brent said, above.

  7. brent Says:

    WOW! Irreverence (singing group, LC’s own) played on outro of “Hell-bound in a Hand-basket” (between HBHB & Pup Talk 03/16/2015 approx. 7:59pm)…. That was AWESOME (loved that little Zepplin side-trip in the middle of the a cappella…whoa!). Can someone leave a copy @ station for other programmers to use (if that’s ok to do)?

  8. KC Jones Says:

    Nice to hear thee most corporate-rock-band in HISTORY, given a massive review on a community radio station. AC/DC; one of the first bands to make such a HUGE deal with Wally-World/Wallymart to sell their product (their music, and shirt/posters, etc…) and to spearhead anti-file sharing legislation through the RRIA (yeah, with Metallica as well)… Wanna keep the net free? Dont purchase AC/DC products. Then, the the host of the program sits back and destroys the “white man” … Uh, anyone say …Logic?
    KC Jones

  9. brent Says:

    As far as Im concerned; Wolf Tracks speaks for KPFZ 88.1FM… That host KNOWS what he’s doing!
    THANK YOU James Bluwolf! Your contributions to this station & it’s listeners will not (ever) fade away! Much love to you James, and continued success with your fantastical show!
    WOLF-TRACKS is one of the BEST (imo) music/talk programs on KPFZ 88.1fm.Plus the host is a hoot to hang out with… talk about a walking encyclopedia w/ regards to music, the scene, and Native-American affairs!It’s hard to beat this show in terms of music, knowledge, and an all around POSITIVE message.
    Thank you!

  10. Rhyschenda Says:

    Farewell to Chris. I was saddened to hear of the passing of long-time KPFZ supporter Chris Mallock. Not an on-air personality, but a vital part of our community from the very early days of the station. He will be missed by all who knew him. Via con dios.

  11. Doreen Dickson Says:

    I just donated to join your radio station so how do I log on to get your station as a member?

  12. Cathy Wilson Says:

    I haven’t heard enough radio people tell the public to stop bringing items to the evacuation centers. I’ve heard calls for volunteers, but no one is saying “STOP” with the donations- please help get the word out….

  13. Robert Stark Says:

    I heard a couple of points being discussed tonight, I’d like to comment on.

    1. Propane tanks don’t explode, unless faulty, they off-gas by a heat sync in the valve.

    2. The fuel load around the houses did not cause the devastation. The devastation was caused by a down blast of superheated air that caused spontaneous combustion, estimated to be 2000*, traveling at 40 MPH.

    3. There was a devil wind that day, and the fire was at the mouth of a steep canyon lined with vegetation. The moisture content of that fuel was at record lows, as was everything that got in its path made of wood.


    (With Robert’s permission I have changed some obvious typos : webmaster)

  14. Alan Fletcher (Web Master) Says:

    These comments aren’t a good place to discuss the fire in general, so I replied to Robert on the friends of cobb mountain facebook page

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