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Jim Malcolm Benefit Concert for KPFZ on February 1 at 7:30 p.m.

Calling all Celtic music lovers!  Jim Malcolm will be performing a benefit concert for KPFZ on Friday, Feburary 1, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at the Fore Family Winery Tasting Room.

Jim Malcolm is the ultimate Scots troubadour. Travelling the world with his guitar, harmonicas, and engaging wit, he sings the traditional songs of Scotland and his own masterfully crafted songs in a style which is modern and accessible, yet utterly authentic. He is highly regarded as an interpreter of the songs of Robert Burns, and has been described as “one of the finest singers in Scotland in any style”.

Tickets are $20 for KPFZ members and $22 for the general public.  Tickets are available at Watershed Books at 350 N. Main Street in Lakeport or by calling 707/262-0525.  Advance purchase is recommended as the Fore Family Winery Tasting Room is a very intimate venue.  The tasting room is located at 3920 Main Street in Kelseyville.

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.

Welcome to our new Web Site

November 22, 2016 : we just upgraded the "Schedule" pages.

The main features are:

  • You can click on lots more stuff ... to get information about a show.
  • A "Playing now" display, showing the prior, current and next shows -- each clickable, of course, for details.
  • If a time slot is shared between multiple shows you can now click on them individually.
  • We now support pages for individual shows!  Contact our Web Editor if you would like a page added for your show.

KPFZ Board of Directors Meeting on January 17, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.

The Lake County Community Radio Board Of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, January 17, 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.

Wordweavers -- Saturday Jan 5 at 4pm (replays Monday 11 pm)

Please join us on Wordweavers, for something old, and someone new.

Something old :  On January First over 50,000 works from 1923 -- including poetry, novels, movies and music -- came into the public domain. Due to a change in the copyright law there have been no such releases for the last 20 years.  Examples include Robert Frost "New Hampsire", ee cummings "Tulips and Chimneys" and Kahlil Gibran "The Prophet".  Plus "Yes! We have no bananas!"

Someone new : Amy Marsh is a fantasy novelist, blogger, poet, clinical sexologist, and certified hypnotist, new to Lake County. Among other things she'll be talking about and reading from her fantasy novel completed last year, The Dire Deeds of the Guild of Ornamental Hermits (set in Hawai'i) and her sequel in progress, The Witching Work of the Guild of the Ornamental Hermits (set in Lake County).

Amy will take phone calls towards the end of the program : call 707-263-3435 after we open the lines.

(Since we are talking about words here, and wish to keep well clear of any FCC violations, we won't be covering her professional life!)

Amy's blog and contact information can be found here : Lady Of The Lake Blog
 

Annual Holiday Appreciation Party on Saturday, December 29

Join KPFZ Programmers, Staff, and Volunteers at the Annual Holiday Appreciation Party on Saturday, December 29, 2018.  The fun begins at 1 p.m. and runs through 5 p.m.

This a potluck so bring a dish or beverage to share.  There will be singing and entertainment throughout the party.  Now is your opportunity to meet the Programmers, Staff, and Volunteers who will be dropping in throughout the event.  You can tour the station offices and studio.

The KPFZ Studio is located at 149 N. Main Street in Lakeport.  

See you there!

Mendocino Complex Fire Information

Note: This post will receive no further updates as of October 1. Please tune in to KPFZ Sunday afternoons from 2-4 PM for relevant timely information about the fire recovery.

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, other fires have caused much damage, with smoke spreading all over Northern California.

Moving Forward

Disaster Recovery Center

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) had a recovery center operating in Upper Lake, at 9470 Main Street. As of August 27, its hours were Monday through Saturday, 9:00AM to 6:00 PM. You can also reach FEMA at (800) 621-FEMA. They also operate mobile centers on an ad-hoc basis. A FEMA representative had been on KPFZ daily at 9:00 AM.