FCC Public Inspection File (PIF) System

The FCC requires that KPFZ file "a quarterly list of programs they aired during the preceding quarter that provided the stations’ most significant treatment of community issues."  This is in two parts : an Issues List (approved quarterly by the LCCR/KPFZ Board) and a Program List (reports about individual shows, filed by any member of the show -- producer, programmer or board operator).

Here are the links to the online Issues List / Program List system:

If you have any problems with the system, contact webmaster@kpfz.org If you want to talk about the reporting requirements, use the CONTACT form, and select the category :  "I have questions about a Program".

ASAP

Please register with the KPFZ PIF System

Each SHOW is required to make a report : if there are multiple hosts then you can sort out amongst yourselves who does the reporting. 

The following programs frequently cover local issues :

APlace2Be : Tiny House Community with Joyce Adams and Alicia Pratt
Big Art : human creativity with Sherry Harris
Citizen Lake : Lake County issues. with Chris Newell
Earthwise : community healing with Chloe Karl, Ghia
Eco Tech Solutions: Environmental and architectural issues with Trina Johnson, Kirk Johnson
Giving Tree Radio : buy, sell, trade & giveaway items with Conrad Kiczenski ,Q ,Deb
Lake County Fire Recovery: recovery resource with Betsy Cawn
The Law Show: hot topics in the news, call in show with Herb Gura
News From The Past: Lake County history, call-in program with Olga Martin Steele, Linda Lake
Our Stories, Our Lives: gay news and views with Harold Riley
Philadelphia Lawyer : national & local talk with Ron Green
Praxis: making meaning of our culture with Michael Oken
Pub Talk : opinions, current events with Frank, Marty,Jeff
Pushing Buttons : don't get riled if they push your buttons with Bob Blackmoore,Phil Murphy
Radio Jail : broadcast Live into county jail, phone calls with Eugenie Steinman
Senior Moments : topics of interest to seniors and all ages with Betsy Cawn, Janet Taylor, Alan Fletcher
Transition Lake County: Lake county update with Olga Martin Steele
Tribal Voices: indigenous peoples' issues with Jim Brown, Gail Brown
Veterans' Hour: Veterans' affairs with Olga Martin Steele
The Voice of White Plume: local native issues with Clayton Duncan
Voices of Lake County: local issues with Olga Martin Steele
Women's Voices: women's issues with Lenny Matthews, Aqeela Markowski
Word Weavers : books, music, poetry, law with Susan Krones, Carolyn Hawley, Wm Conwell, Eugenie Steinman, Alan Fletcher

Hosts of other shows are welcome to report if they covered a local issue. For example, if a music show has a local band live in the studio.

Urgent -- By Saturday Feb 24, 2018

For various reasons we have to "Back-fill" the reports for 2017 and file them by March 2, 2018.

We therefore request (and require) that all programmers write a short summary of what your program is about, and how it covers local issues. Please enter this into the PIF system for the PRIOR Quarter (2017 Q4).

For the Date enter either 10/1/17 OR the date of the first show of the quarter.

In the body of the report say (for example) that the show runs "Every Wednesday"  or "First Saturday of Even Months". Programs which do not rune EVERY week should list ALL the dates in the quarter.

Here is a sample :

KPFZ-FM for 2017 Q4 (October-December)

KPFZ-FM Program List ID: 120 By: Alan Fletcher 2017 Q4 (October-December)
Program: Word Weavers (Red Hat Rhyme Edition) Playtime: 10/7/2017 4 pm Length: 1 hrs
Issues Covered The Arts Music, Art, Writers, Stage, Film, Dance
People and Places Interviews, History, Museums, Libraries, Neighborhoods, Community Events
       

 

Word Weavers (Red Hat Rhyme Edition), hosted by Alan Fletcher, is dedicated to Poetry and Song Lyrics, mostly by Lake County writers.

 

The format varies, but it usually features live readings by local poets, such as Lake County Poet Laureates Casey Carney and Julie Adams.

It also covers special local events : for instance participants of the Poetry Out Loud competition read their selections and other poetry. We also had a special memorial show commemorating the passing of Sandra Wade, a previous Poet Laureate and KPFZ programmer.

We often invite listeners to call in and read their own (or favorite) poems.

It is live at 4 pm on the first Saturday of EVEN months, and is repeated the following Monday at 11 pm. Dates are : 10/7/18 and 12/2/17

       

 

Phone calls were taken Public Service Announcements were read

Ongoing : by Wednesday April 4, 2018

Enter a detailed report for at least ONE show in the current quarter (Jan-Mar 2018). For this, enter the actual date of the show.

Here is an example of a detailed report for a show:

KPFZ-FM Program List ID: 110 By: Betsy Cawn 2017 Q4 (October-December)
Program: Long-Term Recovery / What's Next? Playtime: 10/15/17 2 pm Length: 2 hrs
Issues Covered Government State,County and City Government, Law Enforcement, Legal, Emergency Planning
Services Fire, Ambulance, Education, Utilities, Transport, Hospitals
Organizations Non-Profits, Community Centers, Houses of worship, Fraternities, Clubs
Environment The State of the Lake, Water, Air
Health Physical and Mental Health, Relationships, Personal Development

Extended coverage of the Federally declared disaster locally known as the Sulphur Fire (Northern California Fire Complex, DR-4344), including guests Paul Corah (FEMA Public Information Officer, and US Army Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Officer.

Phone calls were taken Public Service Announcements were read

All 'talk' programs covering local issues must file.  Weekly programs must file at east once a month, others at least one once a  quarter. (But we recommend that you file a report for every show, and then pick the best at the end of the quarter).

Issues List

This is set quarterly by the board. This the 2017 Q4 List :

Issue Description
The Arts Music, Art, Writers, Stage, Film, Dance
Government State,County and City Government, Law Enforcement, Legal, Emergency Planning
Services Fire, Ambulance, Education, Utilities, Transport, Hospitals
Organizations Non-Profits, Community Centers, Houses of worship, Fraternities, Clubs
Environment The State of the Lake, Water, Air
Health Physical and Mental Health, Relationships, Personal Development
Home Housing, Gardens, Cooking, Decoration
People and Places Interviews, History, Museums, Libraries, Neighborhoods, Community Events
Shared Interests Tribal Issues, LGBT, Seniors, Women, Veterans


Quick-Start Guide


See HELP for a detailed guide, with screen-shots.

Step 1 : If you are a new user, click on the Register button, and enter at least the required fields. At present you will be automatically registered, so press the big blue "Login or Restart" button.

Step 2 : Login by entering your email and password. Press the left "Login (to File)" button. Note: you can log in to your station (KPFZ-FM), or the test station "TEST-KPFZ". I suggest you play in the test area first to get a feel for the system. 

Bug! If you have a problem at any time, press the big red Bug button, and I will get an email report.

Step 3 : By default you will be filing a report for THIS Quarter. If you want to file a report for LAST quarter, change the radio button Quarter: Prior (o) | This ( ) | Next ( ) Also, the "Data" section defaults to "Data: Mine (o)". You can change this to "Station (o)" to see other people's reports.

Step 4 : Add your current report. Fill in all the required fields. Check ALL the issues that you think apply to your program. If you interview someone check the 'People and Places' Issue. The description doesn't have to be very long. See the reports for "Senior Moments" and "Philadelphia Lawyer" for examples.

Step 5 : You can press the "Check" button, which will show you which fields are missing or in the wrong format. When it's OK press the "Submit" button. If you want to start all over again, press "Clear".

Step 6 : You can "View" reports (select the quarter and data you want to see) : this format includes information which won't be published in the final report. 

Step 7 : You can "Generate" a report : on Windows you can "Print" it . 

Step 8 : Log out. (This will minimise the number of "I got lost" messages).