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Lake County Community Radio

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Mendocino Complex Fire Information

The River and Ranch fires have been combined by Cal Fire into a grouping known as the Mendocino Complex. The River Fire, which started near Hopland, and the Ranch Fire, which started near Potter Valley, have now caused evacuations in Lake, Colusa, and Glenn Counties. Meanwhile, large fires near Redding and near Yosemite have caused much damage, with smoke spreading all over Northern California.

Moving Forward

Local Assistance Center

There will be a Local Assistance Center for people affected by the fires. It will be at the Lucerne Alpine Senior Center, 3985 Country Club Drive, Lucerne. Hours will be from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, Friday August 10th through Friday August 17th.  Lake Transit is providing free service on Route 1, directly to the Center.

KPFZ Resumes Regular Broadcasting

On Monday, August 13, 2018, KPFZ programmers resumed their regularly scheduled broadcasts.  This decision was made by the Board of Directors since with the exception of the Lake Pillsbury community, our towns are all open to repopulation and the recovery process is underway.  According to our Cal Fire Representative, September 1st is the estimated date for the fire's containment.

Because the recovery phase is long lasting and the fire is still active, all programmers have been asked to read announcements that may come in from agencies supporting fire recovery or other fire information. It is the Board's hope that talk shows will continue to provide fire related information to callers as best they can. There is a PSA binder in the Studio with relevant information and referral phone numbers.

Barry Melton Band Benefit for KPFZ on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Soper Reese Theatre in Lakeport, as KPFZ 88.1 FM presents The Barry Melton Band with Barry “The Fish” Melton of Country Joe and the Fish fame. Barry’s all-star band includes Peter Albin from Big Brother and the Holding Company, Roy Blumenfeld from the Blues Project, David Aguilar from Norton Buffalo, and David Bennett Cohen from Country Joe and the Fish. 

All seats reserved. Ticket prices are $27 - $22 - $17.  Prices are discounted by $2 for KPFZ members. Get tickets online at Soper Reese website -, at box office - located at 275 South Main Street in Lakeport on Fridays, and at Travel Center - at 1265 South Maint Street in Lakeport near Grocery Outlet. 

The doors open at 6:30 pm. and the performance begins at 7:00 p.m.  The dance floor will be open so wear your dancing shoes. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

KPFZ thanks its co-sponsors: Tina Scott; Susan Krones; Joy Swetnam; Jim and Olga Martin Steele.

Help Stop the Station Stutter!

You may have noticed that while listening to KPFZ at 88.1 on the FM dial, there are times where the music and talk isn't very clear.  Or perhaps you've tuned in at 5 a.m. and found the station is off the air.  These are 2 of the symptoms of a serious issue facing KPFZ as we enter our 10th year as a full power station.

GoFundMe link
Help us Stop the Station Stutter by clicking on the above link to donate funds for the STL system.

The problem is complex - the solution requires a large infusion of funds.  The fix is a licensed STL system that needs to be engineered, applied for, and approved through the FCC. Then, the equipment needs to be purchased and installed.  Estimated cost is $20,000 for the equipment, license fee, and setup.

LCCR Board Of Directors Meet on Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

The Lake County Community Radio Board Of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, August 16, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.  The meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month.

Board members will meet upstairs in the KPFZ office at 149 North Main Street in Lakeport. The public is always encouraged and welcome to attend. There is an agenda item for Public Input for items not on the agenda.  Each speaker has up to 3 minutes.  Please check in with this website or the KPFZ station at 707-263-3640 for meeting agendas and any updates.

When the agenda and minutes are available, they will be posted in the comments.

Mark your calendars! See you there.