February 2018

KPFZ Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, March 15, 2018

The Board Of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, March 15, 2018 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.

Mark your calendars! See you there.

Funky Dozen Benefit Concert for KPFZ on March 10

Get ready to get down at Motown Comes to Our Town!  The Funky Dozen is performing a benefit concert for Lake County Community Radio on Saturday, March 10, 2018, at the Soper Reese Theatre.  The dance floor will be open for this fun evening.

The Funky Dozen blends fun and funk to keep people on the dance floor all night long.  The band focuses primarily on favorites from the 1970s, but also pulls the best from the 80s and 90s.  They cite a wide variety of musical influences, including Stevie Wonder, Earth Wind and Fire, Aretha Franklin, KC and the Sunshine Band, Sly and the Family Stone, James Brown, The Isley Bros, and Patty Labelle, among others.  Current band members include first-time band members to grammy winners, people who have played with Alex Degrassi, John Mattern, David Raitt; and people who have only ever played with the Funky Dozen. Together, they create a beautiful blend of funk, soul and dance-ability.

Tickets are $18 for KPFZ Members or $20 for the general public.  Tickets may be purchased at anytime online at www.soperreesetheatre.com.  Tickets are available at the Soper Reese Box Office on Fridays at 275 S. Main Street in Lakeport or on weekdays at the Travel Center at 1265 S. Main Street in Lakeport.

Sponsorships are available.  There are 3 levels available.  

    $200 level receives 2 tickets and a mention in our program
    $400 level receives 4 tickets and a mention in our program
    Wine donors receive a mention in our program

We are also seeking volunteers for the event.  We need people to work the concessions and membership table along with people able to make sweet or savory treats that can be held in napkins or on small paper plates.

Contact Olga at 707/998.1302 or Doc at 707/277/7019 for more information on sponsorships or volunteering.
 

KPFZ Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, Feburary 15, 2018

The Board Of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, February 15, 2018 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.

Mark your calendars! See you there.

Lake County Poet Laureate Julie Adams on Wordweavers Sat Feb 3rd 2018 4-5pm

Lake County Poet Laureate Julie Adams will be our guest on Wordweavers,  Sat Feb 3rd, 2018 4-5 pm (and replaying Monday Feb 5 at 11 pm).

Her two-year appointment is coming to an end, and the selection process for the next Poet Laureate has started.

Julie will read "some old, some new poetry", explain the selection process, and perhaps comment on her life as a Laureate: she promises (while obeying FCC rules) to be "live and frisky".

The selection process is explained by Poet Laureate Emerita Casey Carney on Lake County News.

  • Anyone in Lake County can apply
  • Anyone can nominate somebody else!
  • Applications are due  March 4, at 5 p.m : the selection (by all Poets Laureate -- current, emeritae and emeriti) will be at the Middletown Arts Center on April 29, at 4 p.m. 

To apply, you need to submit :

  • Eight original poems (ten pages maximum), which need not have been published
  • A letter of recommendation from a community member
  • A mission statement describing how you would serve Lake County’s literary community

Note that "The role of a poet laureate is to promote poetry, writing and literacy in the community they represent. The position requires strong organizational, communication and clerical skills."

We will take phone calls after Julie has explained the procedure : call 707-263-3435

We would also like to remind you that the Poetry Out Loud Competition takes place at the Soper Reese Theatre on Sunday, Feb 11 at 2pm. featuring competitors from Middletown, Clear Lake , and Carle Continuation High Schools. Winners at this event will go on

to compete at the state level.

Film "Fire Station 88.1" Premiers on Saturday, February 10, 2018

"Fire Station 88.1", a short film by Marnie Crawford Samuelson, will be featured at Lakeport Library's "Know Lake County" on Saturday, February 10. The film chronicles KPFZ's participation during the Valley Fire and will be presented by the filmmaker on Feb.10 at 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm. The library is located on 1425 N High St Lakeport. There is limited space for this special showing.

Hope to see you there!