Recent News

Two Hour Parking Time Limit in Downtown Lakeport

 

From the Lakeport Police:

"For the past couple of years, due to a lack of staff resources, the police department has not been able to consistently enforce two hour parking.  However, we continue to receive complaints that many people continue to violate the two hour limit downtown and around the courthouse area.  This is becoming problematic for the downtown businesses because vehicles left all day in front of businesses may create a loss of revenue for the business.  Due to the numerous reporting of parking violations, the police department will be immediately conducting more parking enforcement.  Additionally, we are looking at expanding resources and technology to more efficiently enforce parking violations.  This includes looking at a contract with a parking enforcement company to process citations and collect fines to include leans on vehicles for persons who fail to pay citations." 

Upcoming Shows on KPFZ

Our Program Director, Chloe Karl, reports the following schedule changes for the NEW 4th shift 7-9 pm
 

"Pub Talk" with Marty Scheel  started the week at 8 pm Monday , following Bob and Francis' "Lake Currents" providing lively discussion and callers' voices. Marty is BO for both.

 

Brad King aka King B just completed his show that will continue every Tuesday from 7-9 pm.

We don't have a live programmer in place for Wednesday, however, there will be a great 2 hour music broadcast then..

Thursday "Lost Treasure's is back with Dennis "Pop" Booth. Live!.

Friday--"Pulse Pangea" with our lovely Lisa Lehmer. Live!

 

Tee Watts  and Taira St John will be off the air for a few months. 

The schedule will be  updated to reflect these changes. 

Only one Board Operator (BO) will be in the studio at a time. Other hosts will call in to do their show. A guide to call-in hosts -- set up a conference call for co-hosts -- then one line will always be open for call-ins. All 4th shift programmers have signed an agreement that they will follow CoVid-19 Protocol including having only one person at the station during this board shift.
See the Instructions for Android and Iphone


Programmers : Announce your upcoming shows here via email or use the Contact Form for "Web Editor" and we will set it up for you.

LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday September 17, 2020 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3640 | www.kpfz.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: September 17, 2020, 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Note:  we are taking covid-19 precautions to maintain a safe broadcasting studio therefore we are meeting via zoom.  contact our zoom meeting administrator, chloe karl, if you wish to join the meeting or provide comments/input on the agenda in writing.  Send comments through the message feature on www.kpfz.org or by email, kpfz@kpfz.org.

I. call to order
II. minutes
III. welcome/introductions
IV. public comment
visitors may speak for up to 2 minutes on any item not on the agenda. if the item is on the agenda, speakers will be asked to hold their comments until the item is taken up by the board.
V. treasurers report - roberta actor
VI. general manager’s report - andy Weiss
1) station ops | General Updates
2) Vacay - Backup Schedule
3) other
VII. committee reports
1) program committee - chloe karl
a) update on new programs/schedule changes
i) Proposed 4th Shift & Expanded Programming
ii) programmer communications/updates
b) respect & decorum doc revisions - roberta actor, Ron Green & Andy Weiss
2) underwriting - lozanos - Announcement & Action Item
3) website report - alan fletcher
4) database - john saare
VIII. new business
1) Board Elections - Olga
2) Other
IX. next meeting/ adjournment

Any other documents (eg Minutes) will be added as comments.

Hennessey Fire (Morgan Valley and Butts Canyon) Aug 17 - Sep 18, 2020

Updated Friday  Sep 18, 2010  10:30 am.

August Fire -- The Pillsbury Lake Basin is still under mandatory evacuation.

The Lake County LNU Lightning Complex Recovery page is at  http://recovery.lakecountyca.gov.  The FEMA asistance information is at http://recovery.lakecountyca.gov/Assets/Recovery/Docs/FEMAapp.pdf A press release summarizing the assistance is at http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Government/PressReleases/LAC090420.htm
 

KPFZ Fire Schedule.

All talk shows will take fire and other emergency-related calls. 


The big fire in the Mendocino National Forest is the Autumn Complex.

LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday August 20, 2020 6:15-8:00 pm

 

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3640 | www.kpfz.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: August 20, 2020, 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Note:  we are taking covid-19 precautions to maintain a safe broadcasting studio therefore we are meeting via zoom.  contact our zoom meeting administrator, chloe karl, if you wish to join the meeting or provide comments/input on the agenda in writing.  Send comments through the message feature on www.kpfz.org or by email, kpfz@mchsi.com.

i. call to order

ii. minutes

iii. welcome/introductions

iv. public comment

visitors may speak for up to 2 minutes on any item not on the agenda.  if the item is on the agenda, speakers will be asked to hold their comments until the item is taken up by the board.       

v. treasurers report – roberta actor

vi.   general manager’s report – andy Weiss*

  1. station ops 

  2. psps/fire broadcasting schedule – Action Item

  3. generator back up – Action Item

  4. fall fund drive – Action Item

  5. other

*Action items Proposed by Olga Martin Steele

vii.    committee reports

  1. program committee – chloe karl

    1. update on new programs/schedule changes

    2. programmer communications/updates

    3. unwelcome callers/caller management  

      1. caller blocking – john moorhead – Action Item

    4. respect & decorum doc revisions - roberta actor – Action Item

  2. underwriting – lozanos – Action Item

  3. website report – alan fletcher

  4. database – john saare

vii.  new business

viii. next meeting/ adjournment

Note : minutes and other information will appear in the comments.

LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting ** WEDNESDAY ** July 15, 2020 6:15-8 pm

*** NOTE : The meeting is WEDNESDAY JULY 15 ***
 

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3640 | www.kpfz.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: July 15, 2020, 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

I. Call To Order
II. Minutes   The minutes for June 18, 2020 are in the comments to this post.
III.WELCOME/INTRODUCTIONS
IV.Public Comment
Visitors may speak for up to 2 minutes on any item not on the
agenda. If the item is on the agenda, speakers will be asked to
hold their comments until the item is taken up by the Board.
V. TREASURER REPORT – ROBERTA THOMAS
VI. GENERAL MANAGER REPORT – ANDY WEISS
1) Silent fund drive
2) Station Health & Safety – COVID 19
3) Fire Season – Coverage
4) Station back up in Power Outages
5) Other
VII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
1) PROGRAM COMMITTEE – CHLOE KARL
a) New Programs/Program Changes
b) Program Committee structure
c) Programmer Communication
i) Jaclyn Ley
ii) Linda Kelley
d) Other
2) Underwriting Status Report - Lozanos
3) Website Report – Alan Fletcher
4) Database - John Saare
VIII. NEW BUSINESS
IX NEXT MEETING/ ADJOURNMENT
 

LCCR Status Report

To:  All Interested Parties      Date:  June 10, 2020        LCCR, Inc. Status Report

Lake County Community Radio is feeling the challenge of an economy hit hard by the COVID-19 crisis.  At the May Board meeting we focused on two priorities, the emergency health and safety procedures enacted in March and the status of our finances.  

Health & Safety:  We continue to follow the health and safety protocols enacted more than 2 months ago: limiting the number of programmers/board operators in the studio to one at a time, disinfecting before and after “change of shift,” and keeping the building locked at all times to limit risks to programmers/board operators.                                                                      

To date, we are grateful to report that none of our volunteers or staff have taken ill.  Maintaining a sanitized and safe working environment, while at times inconvenient, has proved effective in keeping us healthy.  

As businesses re-open and out of county visitors return to our inviting lake shores, the risk of infection will undoubtedly increase.  Now is not the time to relax our procedures.  

At our May meeting the Board of Directors were unanimous in deciding to continue the preventive measures enacted.  This decision necessitates a collaboration with our landlord and other renters in the building we share.  That effort is underway.

The Board is also unanimous in support of the strategies being employed by our staff, General Manager Andy Weiss and Program Director Chloe Karl, to manage schedules and provide a mechanism to pre-record music shows from home.  We want to increase our air time in general and specifically music shows.

Andy is working one-on-one with programmers to make this transition. Some have mastered the process, others are working on it.  It does require a microphone.  There are costs involved and through an anonymous donor a few microphones are being purchased to help out.

Pre-recording is not new to KPFZ, many programmers have a backup pre-recorded show available to use during unplanned absences. The bottom line is that, like other essential services and businesses, we are making adjustments and “live, from the studio” recording and programming formats must take a back seat to the threats and vagaries of COVID-19, at least into the foreseeable future.  Thank you all for your patience and understanding.  We owe a debt of gratitude to the Board Operators who support live shows and Andy and Chloe, who work so hard to keep us on air, informed and safe during COVID-19.  

Finances:  We continue to focus on meeting the monthly challenge of paying our bills.  We have been closely tracking our income since the Shelter In Place announcement.  People are struggling.  Our underwriter income has dropped dramatically as businesses pull back their expenses and the concerts we rely on in all likelihood will not happen this year.  That’s a decline in revenue of about $23,000, 43%, of our operating revenue.    

A review of our income and expenses presented at the May Board meeting revealed the stark reality that we had about 2 months of operating revenue.  

Since then, a member and long time supporter of community radio donated $10,000 when she heard of our predicament.  We owe her a huge debt of gratitude.  

This unexpected gift has changed our outlook, we now have operating funds to get us through summer.  We do not, however, have sufficient income to get us through the year’s end.  The Board is examining a number of alternatives to stretch our available funds and raise the needed income as follows:

• Reducing operating expenses, such as rent, phones and utilities.
• Continuing the on-air silent fund drive.
• Making direct appeals to past generous donors and others. In terms of operating expenses, rent reduction is at the top of the list since it is one of our most costly bills.  Efforts are underway.  

The fund drive is key to our ability to stay on air.  The good news is that membership renewals are up for the period January 1 through April 30 of 2020 compared to the same period of time in 2019.  Unfortunately, income for that period is down, presumably due to economic factors.  We need to keep the upward trend for renewals going and we are asking programmers and board operators to continue supporting the station by making the fund drive announcement and playing the promotional appeal.

We have a long way to go with the COVID-19 crisis and we know fire season will add to that burden.  As a Board we are dedicated to doing what is necessary to stay on air and with the help of our listeners, members, underwriters, and supporters we will continue to serve our community - in good times and through current adversities.  

Your fundraising ideas and feedback are welcome.  Please use the message feature on our website, www.kpfz.org or mail them to us at KPFZ, P.O. Box 446, Lakeport, CA.

Olga Martin Steele, President                                                                                                                  
LCCR, Inc., Board of Directors 
 

KPFZ Silent Fund Drive

Due to the Covid19 Emergency ...

KPFZ HAS CANCELED THE SPRING FUND DRIVE

INSTEAD WE ARE HAVING A ‘SILENT” FUND DRIVE

April 18- April 24

 

You can support KPFZ in our Silent Fund Drive in one of the following ways:

1. Return the Membership form from our mailing;

2. Join / Renew / Donate at KPFZ.org;

3. Send a check to: KPFZ, PO Box 446, Lakeport, CA 95453;

4. Phone Linda Kelly at 707 367-9038 and she will process your contribution.”