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KPFZ Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, July 18 at 6:15pm

The Lake County Community Radio Board Of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, July 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.

Lake County Board of Supervisors Approves a Compromise

KPFZ is pleased to report that our request for a reduced rate on tower fees was approved by a 3 – 1 vote of the Lake County Supervisors.  District 3 Supervisor E.J. Crandell, District 1 Supervisor Moke Simon and District 4 Supervisor and Chairwoman Tina Scott voted in favor; District 5 Supervisor Rob Brown opposed; District 2 Supervisor Bruno Sabatier was absent.

 

Our hope was to receive a reduced rate commensurate with other non-profits who rent or lease property from the County.  We believe KPFZ provides essential, high value services to the Lake County community and argued that point.  Ultimately, we were approved for a reduced rate of $500 monthly, down from $827. 

 

Thank you members and friends for attending the Board meetings on June 4 and June 18, 2019; testifying at those meetings; and for making calls, writing letters and sending emails in support.  We couldn’t have done this without you!

 

You can view video taped meetings on the County’s website: https://countyoflake.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx

 

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

Board of Directors

Upcoming Shows on KPFZ

It's summer time, and even KPFZ programmers take vacations .. so you may hear more repeats than usual.

Wordweavers  Repeat: Monday July 15th 11pm - July 13th 4pm - Alan Fletcher will be your host  --  Danielle Hudson (and friends?) will be the guest!  If you only know Danielle from "Higher Logic" you really need to hear her solo.  She'll be singing some of her own songs, and her favorite covers. 

  • Show Times:  Saturday 4 pm L, Monday 11 pm R

Women's Voices Thursday July 18th 9am: - Plastic Pollution, What's the solution? - Guest Beth Hyde


Programmers : Announce your show here!

A new volunteer Beth Hyde is helping us expand the information about our shows. If you'd like to announce a show please use the contact form for "Web Editor" and she will set it up for you. 
 

Board Of Directors Meeting - Thursday, May 16 at 6:15 p.m..

The Lake County Community Radio Board Of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, May 16, 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.

Let's Go to the Hop on Friday, June 28th at 7 p.m.

Are you ready to do some dancing?  Cool, then we'll see you on Friday, June 28th at the KPFZ benefit. 

KPFZ's own Doc and Pop will be the DJs for the dance party of the year!  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dancing starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Dance only tickets are $10.  Get a great homemade Tamale dinner and dancing for $18.  Soft drinks, homemade sangria, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

The festivities are at Big Valley Hall located at 1510 Big Valley Road in Lakeport. 

Don't be square...we want to see you there!  

Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.

The Lake County Community Radio Board Of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 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.

Support KPFZ at Lake County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Please attend the Lake County Board of Supervisors meeting next Tuesday, June 18 at 9:30 am at the Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes, Lakeport.  This meeting is expected to result in a decision on our request to reduce or eliminate the tower rent.  

As previously stated, the rent represents 20% of our $50,000 budget. You can support our request by attending and testifying at the meeting. Testimonials are encouraged. 

You can also send your messages to the Board of Supervisors by: phone, 707-263-2368 or fax, 707-263-2207 or email:  
Dist.1: Moke.Simon@lakecountyca.gov
Dist. 2: Bruno.Sabatier@lakecountyca.gov
Dist. 3: Eddie.Crandell@lakecountyca.gov 
Dist. 4: Tina.Scott@lakecountyca.gov 
Dist. 5: Rob.Brown@lakecountyca.gov

Help us fill the room and drive home the message that KPFZ provides an essential community service to all of Lake County on a day-to-day basis and especially in times of crisis when we are the only media source providing reliable, constant information – day or night – to the people. 

Please pass the word.

Gratefully — The KPFZ Board of Directors