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KPFZ 88.1 FM
Lake County Community Radio

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KPFZ Spring On-the-Air Fund Drive April 13-April 19th

It is that time of year...time for the KPFZ Spring on-the-air Fund Drive!  This year's fund drive starts on April 13 and runs through April 19th.  

Listen, visit, volunteer!    According to AMARC, "community radio means radio in the community, for the community, about the community and by the community. There is a wide participation from regular community members with respect to management and production of programs."  That description certainly fits KFPZ.  Our programmers and other volunteers are community residents.  Their shows are designed for Lake County and feature topics of interest for Lake County residents.  

Take time during the Fund Drive to support KPFZ.  You can call 707/263.3640 to become a member or donate.  Or join online at kpfz.org via PayPal.  Come down to the station - 149 North Main Street in Lakeport - and meet the programmers or take a tour of the station.  Volunteers are needed to answer phones during the fund drive.  To volunteer, contact Station Manager Andy Weiss at 707/263.3640.

Looking forward to taking your membership information soon!

Benefit Concert for KPFZ with Twice As Good on Saturday, April 20

Get your tickets for the concert featuring Twice as Good with Andre Williams and Friends.  Together for the first time on the  Soper Reese Stage.  Tickets $20, all reserved seating.  KPFZ Members get $2.00 discount.  Tickets on sale now at www.soperreesetheatre.com; the theatre box office on Fridays from 10:30 am - 5:30 pm; and at the Travel Center, M - F, from 8 - 5 on 1265 S. Main St., in Lakeport.  

See you on Saturday, April 20.  Doors open at 6:30 pm, show starts at 7 pm.

To sponsor the show, contact Olga at 998-1302.   

Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, April 18 at 6:15 p.m.

The Lake County Community Radio Board Of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, April 18, 2019 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.

Station Stutter Update!

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.

KPFZ has hired a Portland, Oregon engineer, Gray Haertig, to work on our Studio Transmitter Link (STL) which currently causes drop-outs/shut-downs over- the-air.  Gray has done the engineering for a licensed STL network, and has applied to the FCC.  When the license has been granted, KPFZ will proceed with purchasing and installing new STL equipment. There is no time-line at this point, though the station will have to go off-the-air for a few days when the installation takes place.  The listeners will be advised when this will happen.

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.