January 2022

LCCR (KPFZ) ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday Jan 20, 2022 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc 
Meeting Agenda  
January 20, 2022, | 6:15 PM—8:00 PM 

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Meeting ID: 820 9746 0083
Passcode: 468392

Call Meeting to Order 

  1. Welcome  

  1. Public Comment:  Any item not on the agenda can be presented.  Items not on the agenda are not for discussion or action. There is a 2-minute allowance for these items. 

  1. Minutes 

  1. Treasurers Report: Roberta Actor 

  1. GM Report:  Andy Weiss 

  • Station Operations, General 

  • Status on COVID-related improvements/Updates on resuming live programming 

  • Program Committee Report: Chloe Karl 

  1. Underwriter Report:  Linda Kelley 

  1. IT Report:  John Saare  

  1. Web Report: Alan Fletcher 

  1. Old Business     

  1. New Business  

  1. Adjourn to February 17, 2022 Meeting 

LCCR Minutes November 18 2021

LCCR Minutes December 16 2021

KPFZ returning to Live Programs starting Thursday Jan 13 2022

updated 1/19/2022

Update on Resuming Live Radio Programming & COVID Protocol

At a Board meeting on January 12, 2022, the Board took action to update the current COVID Studio Protocols.

Subsequently, Station Manager Andy Weiss determined it was appropriate to resume live radio programming effective on Thursday, January 13, 2022. In addition to other in station COVID guidance please observe the following:

  • Use your own microphone, including Board Operators and co-hosts/guests.
  • If you do not have a microphone, we will provide to you at no cost. Request one from Andy Weise.
  • Until you receive your own microphone, use the microphone covers provided by the station.
  • Per Chloe 1/19/21 : Use the provided Microphone Covers
  • If you are exposed to COVID, whether or not fully vaccinated, immediately report to Andy Weiss.
  • If you have been exposed to COVID or have contracted COVID, do not come into the studio.
  • When returning to the studio after exposure, a positive test, having contracted COVID and/or having been in quarantine, you must test negative prior to returning to the studio and clear your return with Andy.

In addition:

  • The General Manager may shut down the station for up to 24 hours if an exposed or infected person has been in the studio. Longer duration must be approved by the LCCR, Inc. Board of Directors.
  • Any questions regarding these actions should be referred to General Manager, Andy Weiss. He can be reached  at 707-263-3640. If you are unable to reach Andy, contact Program  Director Chloe Karl at 707 889-7240.

The following additional actions were taken by the Board of Directors and will be implemented as soon as possible.

  • Air filtration system(s) are being researched to help improve safety for programmers and other volunteers/guests.
  • A system to better control who comes and goes into the station is being researched (e.g., keypads).
  • Andy Weiss was authorized to spend up to $2,000 to implement safety measures.
  • Costs exceeding $2,000 must be approved in advance by the Board.

Thank you to everyone who participated in helping to chart a better path forward as we all adjust to living with COVID in as safe as possible way.

Andy Weiss, Station Manager Olga Martin Steele, Chair, LCCR, Inc.

Special Board Meeting 1/11/22 from 6:00 pm – 7:15 pm

The purpose of the meeting is to discuss and take possible actions relative to the temporary suspension of live programming. 
NOTE: if you want to submit a proposal for a new policy, see the bottom of this post. Submissions will be entered as comments.

Lake County Community Radio, Inc
Special Board Meeting - Agenda       
January 21, | 6:00 PM—7:15 PM

Topic: LCCR, Inc. Special Board Meeting

Time: Jan 11, 2022 06:00 PM Pacific Time (US and Canada)



Call Meeting to Order

  1. Welcome 
  2. Meeting Purpose: Discussion of the Temporary Suspension of Live Radio Programs 
    1. Review of the action taken: Andy Weise & Olga Steele
    2. Review of the current policy & practices: Andy Weise/Chloe Karl
    3. Suggestions to improve the health & safety of volunteers at the station: All
  3. Board Actions
    • Deliberation of discussion, input from participants & suggestion for improved health & safety measures.
    1. Actions/Motions:  Board members only.  
  1. Adjourn to January 20, 2022 Meeting


Written submissions on policies

If anyone wants to submit a proposal on policy, email them to alanf777@gmail.com and they will be added as comments to this post (in order submitted)

Comments have been received from 

  • Alan Fletcher
  • Sky Hoyt

To see the comments you may have to Click on  "Read More" at the bottom of the post.

Temporary Suspension of Live Programs

On January 7 at 10 am GM Andy Weiss and Board President Olga Steele announced a temporary suspension of live programming in response to the potential for COVID exposure at the radio station.  The program will replay Saturday, 1/8/22 @ 9 am and later in the week.  We have reached some Programmers by direct communication and others by radio this morning.  This notice is to ensure all Programmers are aware of the Station’s actions.  We have also posted a notice on all doors into the station offices.  

Unless specifically approved to enter the station by Andy, please do not enter the station broadcasting studio or its offices.  

As you may know, this latest variant is highly transmissible.  While we do not believe anyone has actually been exposed at the station, one programmer has tested positive for COVID, several are in self quarantine, and some programmers have participated in activities over the holidays that may have exposed them to COVID.  Also, in truth, we have no way to know whether or not anyone has been exposed inside our premises. 

It is also true that the Programmer that tested positive for COVID initially tested negative.  He became ill and used a different testing method at which time he learned he did, in fact, have COVID.  This Programmer asked that we tell his story in hopes of furthering an understanding of how COVID can be present in our systems, despite negative test results.  

In taking this action we are guided by our duty to help ensure a safe working environment for our volunteers and in response to the many expressions of concern by our volunteers.  

During this break, we will continue to play pre-recorded music shows and repeats of live programs if the content is not too dated or relevant.  

We will also evaluate current policies and practices to decide if adjustments are in order.  We will do our best to do so quickly and estimate about two weeks.  

If you wish to speak with us about this action, please leave a message on the station’s office number, 707-263-3640.

[To vounteers] Thank you for all you do to for our community and for your cooperation.  

Station Management