Recent News

Upcoming Shows on KPFZ

Updated 4/7/21
 

Thursdays  at 4pm there's a new talk show! It's by Ben ... called "Money Matters". Then at 5 pm he stays on to do board for Senior moments.
 

 

Our Program Director, Chloe Karl, reports the following schedule changes:

The Coffee Girl is on coffee break again!

 

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 March 18, 2021 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3460 | www.kpfz.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: March 18, 2020 from 6:15pm -- 8:00pm

Note: This meeting will be held on Zoom. Join in with this link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85382215826?pwd=bkJqZ296R2VkbFNUTjBoNFVDbnVvdz09

Meeting ID: 853 8221 5826 Passcode: 508694

I.Call to Order

II.Welcome/Introductions

III.Approval of Minutes

IV.Public Comment -- Guests 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.General Manager’s Report -- Andy Weiss
A. Station Operations | General Updates
B. Spring Fund Drive
1. Newsletter Update

VI.Treasurer’s Report -- Roberta Actor

VII.Committee Reports
A. Programming -- Chloe Karl
B. Underwriting -- Linda Kelly
C. Social Media
1. Website Report -- Alan Fletcher
2. FCC-Public File Issues -- Alan Fletcher
3. Social Media Report -- Jaclyn Ley
D. Database -- John Saare

VIII.Old Business
A. Update on Tech purchases/installation -- John Saare and Alan Fletcher
B. Bumper Sticker Update -- Linda Kelly

IX.New Business
A. Discussion -- Plan/Use of Stutter Fund Funds
B. Discussion -- Updating Covid Programming Protocol -- John Moorhead / Martin Scheel
C. Discussion -- Google or DropBox Use/Purchase

X.Adjourn to next meeting: Thursday, April 15, 2021 @ 6:15pm
 

The minutes for the meeting of February 2021 are in the comments.

LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday February 18, 2021 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.
149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3460 | www.kpfz.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: February 18, 2020 from 6:15pm -- 8:00pm

Note: This meeting will be held via Zoom. Please contact us by email or through our website if you would like to participate in the meeting and we will be sure to add you.  https://kpfz.org/contact or kpfz@kpfz.org

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes

III. Welcome/Introductions

IV. Public Comment -- Guests 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. General Manager’s Report -- Andy Weiss
  A. Station Operations | General Updates
  B. Spring Fund Drive
     1. Newsletter
        a) Approval to pay Marcy for Newsletter Design

VI. Treasurer’s Report -- Roberta Actor

VII. Committee Reports
  A. Programming -- Chloe Karl
  B. Underwriting -- Linda Kelly
  C. Web/Social Media
    1. Website Report -- Alan Fletcher 
        (Everything working. Minor access problem solved.)
    2. Social Media Report -- Judy Bond or Jaclyn Ley
  D. Database -- John Saare

VIII. New Business
  A. Tech purchases update -- John Saare and Alan Fletcher
  B. Approval to Purchase Bumper Stickers -- Linda Kelly

IX. Adjourn to next meeting: Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 6:15pm

KPFZ Transmitter is Up Again

Updated 2/6/21 5:00  pm -- Report from Mt Konocti :

Our equipment detected moisture in some part of the transmitter system which resulted in an excess of reflected power..., which could in turn have damaged the transmitter.  The transmitter disabled itself in order to protect itself, as it is supposed to do in such circumstances.

Special thanks to Andy Weiss and Herb Gura for making the trek to the top of the mountain and getting us back on the air.

Updated 2/6/21 12:35 pm

A change from yesterday is that Andy and Herb are heading up the mountain today at 2 pm.

As soon as Andy knows whether he can/has fixed the problem,he will let me know. I will let the webmaster and programmers who are immediately affected know first.

Streaming is still available --  some replays and pre-recorded shows have been set up for today (Saturday) from 2 pm.  In particular Georgina's pre-recorded Wordweavers show will be on at 4 pm.  The Law Show (Herb) may be live ... but nothing has (yet) been scheduled, so that might be dead air.

Updated 2/5/21  3:30 pm

It is not the STL. It's the transmitter, which Andy says is dead. The power is on at the mountain, so that's not it.

Solving this will take a visit to the mountain and it is too wet to go up today and probably tomorrow. Andy is thinking Sunday to take a ride up there and see if there's something he can fix.

Until then we are Off the Air.  Be patient. I will let you know if there are any changes. Andy is absorbing the situation now. Alan will put a notice up on our website.

Let me know if you have any questions, but I don't know much more than this right now. I'm the first show to be off the air and another at 9 am tomorrow. 

Lisa Lehmer  is praying for our transmitter.  We can all do that.

Chloe Karl
 

LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday January 21, 2021 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3640 | www.kpfz.org  | kpfz@kpfz.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: January  21, 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.

  1. Call to Order

  2. Approval of Minutes from November

  3. Welcome/Introductions

  4. Public Comment

Guests 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's Report – Roberta Actor

        1)  Zoom Account Fees--Jaclyn Ley

VII.  General Manager’s Report – Andy Weiss

  1. Station Operations | General Updates

  2. Fall Fund Drive Recap and Spring Fund Drive Planning to Start

  3. Computer Update Discussion

  4. Other

VIII.  Committee Reports

  1. Program Committee – Chloe Karl

    1. Update on new programs/schedule changes

    2. Programmer communications/updates/issues

  2. Underwriting – Linda Kelley 

  3. Website Report – Alan Fletcher

  4. Database – John Saare

VIV.  NEW BUSINESS

  1. General Manager Plan of Succession/Business Continuity Plan

    1. Activities/Responsibilities/Duties

      1. job descriptions in the file cabinet at the station 

    2. Electronics

      1. diagram sitting in the production studio

      2. John Saare, Alan Fletcher, David Lark, and Franklin Ley to be torch bearers 

X.   Adjourn TO NEXT MEETING:  Thursday, February 18 @ 6:15pm

The minutes of the prior meeting -- Nov 19, 2020 are attached as commenst

KPFZ 2020 Harvest Fund Drive

2020 HARVEST FUND DRIVE

The Harvest Fund Drives is over : thanks to everyone who joined, renewed or donated!   You can of course make donations any time!  

You can renew or become a member, make a donation or become a sponsor.

  • Call in to the office phone  707-263-3640 and leave a message.
  • Come online to KPFZ/Support with a credit card
  • Mail a check to KPFZ / PO Box 446 / Lakeport, CA 95453

Donations of any amount are appreciated.  $5 pays for one full hour of air time!

Memberships are available at several levels

  • Simple living : $20
  • Regular : $50
  • Family : $100
  • Sustaining : $10/month (or more!) billed to a major credit card
  • Business : $200 -- but you may also be interested in underwriting

LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday November 19, 2020 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3640 | www.kpfz.org  | kpfz@kpfz.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: November 19, 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. BOARD ELECTIONS - OLGA/ALL

VI. Treasurers report - Roberta Actor

VII. General manager’s report - Andy Weiss

  1) Station ops | General Updates
  2) Fall Fund Drive
  3) Other

VIII. Committee reports

  1) Program committee - Chloe Karl
     a) Update on new programs/schedule changes
     b) Programmer communications/updates
  2) Underwriting - Linda Kelley
  3) Website report - Alan Fletcher
  4) Database - John Saare

IX. NEW BUSINESS
  1) Holidays

X. Adjourn TO NEXT MEETING

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

KPFZ Emergency : PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Events.

Updated Wednesday  Oct 28, 2010  10:00 am.

Activate when needed.

A  PG&E PSPS SHUTOFF is in effect  : re-energization for most customers is expected by  Tuesday 10 pm . 
This covers large areas of Lake County.  A FEW  major areas are unaffected -- including Soda Bay, most of Lakeport, downtown Clearlake and the Avenues. The station is  operating on a normal schedule, but the live stream may be down due to lack of internet.

See the overall situation (and customer resource centers) at  https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/
and the current map at https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outages/map/ for details. 

The resource centers are open 8 am to 10 pm. They all have restrooms, charging stations and wifi. They are located at :

  • Clearlake Senior Community Center, 3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake, Lake, 95422
  • Cobb Hardester's Shopping Center,  16295 Hwy 175 Cobb, Lake, 95461
  • Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians Red Hills Property,   7130 Red Hills Rd, Kelseyville, Lake, 95451
  • Konocti Vista Casino, 2755 Mission Rancheria Rd, Lakeport, Lake, 95453
  • Twin Pine Casino and Hotel, 22223 CA-29, Middletown, Lake, 95461
  • Community Baptist Church, 2877 State Highway 20, Nice, Lake, 95464
  • Upper Lake Middle School, 725 Old Lucerne Rd, Upper Lake, Lake, 95485