Station News

Happenings around and regarding the station.

Station Stutter Update!

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.

KPFZ has hired a Portland, Oregon engineer, Gray Haertig, to work on our Studio Transmitter Link (STL) which currently causes drop-outs/shut-downs over- the-air.  Gray has done the engineering for a licensed STL network, and has applied to the FCC.  When the license has been granted, KPFZ will proceed with purchasing and installing new STL equipment. There is no time-line at this point, though the station will have to go off-the-air for a few days when the installation takes place.  The listeners will be advised when this will happen.

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.

KPFZ Spring On-the-Air Fund Drive April 13-April 19th

It is that time of year...time for the KPFZ Spring on-the-air Fund Drive!  This year's fund drive starts on April 13 and runs through April 19th.  

Listen, visit, volunteer!    According to AMARC, "community radio means radio in the community, for the community, about the community and by the community. There is a wide participation from regular community members with respect to management and production of programs."  That description certainly fits KFPZ.  Our programmers and other volunteers are community residents.  Their shows are designed for Lake County and feature topics of interest for Lake County residents.  

Take time during the Fund Drive to support KPFZ.  You can call 707/263.3640 to become a member or donate.  Or join online at kpfz.org via PayPal.  Come down to the station - 149 North Main Street in Lakeport - and meet the programmers or take a tour of the station.  Volunteers are needed to answer phones during the fund drive.  To volunteer, contact Station Manager Andy Weiss at 707/263.3640.

Looking forward to taking your membership information soon!

KPFZ Receives Star of Lake County Award

At the 21st Annual Stars of Lake County produced by the Lake County Chamber of Commerce, KPFZ was honored to be awarded the Non-Profit of the Year Star.

KPFZ 2019 Star AwardSince 1998, the Chamber has had the privilege of acknowledging over 1860 individuals, organizations, and businesses throughout Lake County through the Stars program. To date, almost 430 Recipients have been awarded the prestigious ‘Star Award’.  Anyone can nominate an individual or business for an award.

Lake County Community Radio, KPFZ 88.1 FM is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization.  We are listener-supported and rely on your contributions to continue broadcasting.  Volunteer-based community radio stations are cultural institutions in their communities, reflecting the unique concerns and passions of the people who live there. With a system of governance based on openness and collaboration, and diverse programming produced by volunteers and funded by listeners, these stations are cornerstones of participatory democracy, offering ordinary citizens the chance to exercise First-Amendment rights in a mass medium and audiences the opportunity to directly support the programming that is of importance to them.  KPFZ is proud to be Lake County's community radio station.

Thank you to all our Programmers, Board Members, volunteers and supporters.  You are what makes KPFZ what it is.  Without you, we would not have received the Star award.

LCCR Board Of Directors Meet on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

The Lake County Community Radio Board Of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, November 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.

LCCR Board Of Directors Meet on Thursday, October 18, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

The Lake County Community Radio Board Of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 18, 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.