Program Announcements

Items regarding programming on KPFZ

Bruno Sabatier Guest on the Philadelphia Lawyer Show

Join Ron Green, host of the Philadelphia Lawyer Show on KPFZ 88.1 FM, and his guest, Bruno Sabatier, at 10 AM on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Bruno is a candidate for District 2 Supervisor. Bruno is currently on the Clearlake City Council and is the Mayor. Jeff Smith is not running for re-election, and Bruno's only opponent is Clearlake City Council member Joyce Overton.

District 2 has its northern border along Highway 20 to the Colusa County line which forms the district's eastern border. The District includes the majority of the City of Clearlake (the youngest and largest incorporated city in the County), the area known as Clearlake Park, Windflower Point, and a large stretch of Clear Lake's shoreline.

If time is available, the studio call in lines will be open for questions and comments.  The studio number is 707/263.3435.

The show will repeat on Monday, April 2 at 10 AM. You can also stream it live both days by clicking the live stream link on kpfz.org.

District 3 Supervisor Candidate Eddie "E.J." Crandell on the Philadelphia Lawyer Show

Tune in to KPFZ 88.1 fm for the Philadelphia Lawyer Show at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Host Ron Green is interviewing Eddie "E.J." Crandell, a candidate for District 3 Supervisor. Jim Steele, the current District 3 Supervisor, is not running for re-election, and E.J.'s only opponent is Denise Loustalot.

District 3 is the largest geographical district in the County including the communities of Clearlake Oaks, Glenhaven, Lucerne, Nice and Upper Lake.  

The KPFZ studio phone lines will be open for questions and comments if there is time.  The phone number is 707/263.3435.

The show will repeat Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10 AM. You can also stream it both days by clicking the live stream link on the right side of kpfz.org.

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.

Citizen Lake Hosts Lieutenant Governor Candidate Gayle McLaughlin

Candidate for the California Lieutenant Governor’s race,  Progressive Gayle McLaughlin will be a special guest on Lake County Community Radio’s (KPFZ, 88.1fm)  “Citizen Lake.” The program can be heard on Saturday, January 13, from 9 to10 a.m.

McLaughlin has made world-wide headlines when she, as Mayor, led her Richmond CA community in their fight for justice. This included increasing minimum wage, fight for better jobs, better public education, better care for the environment. She initiated a lawsuit against Chevron for damage to the local population, She also forced Chevron to pay an additional 7.5 million per year in taxes.

Supporting Richmond CARES (Community Action to Restore Equity and Stability), Gayle endorsed foreclosure prevention, and a Community Choice program leading to cheaper and greener energy. Under her leadership homicides were reduced 75% in 8 years.

Gayle strength in fighting against the corruption of money in politics has earned her the epithet “The Bernie Sanders of the Bay Area”. Endorsed by Our Revolution chapters throughout the country, she has proven her commitment to the principles of Sanders affiliates. 

The public will have a chance to ask questions and listen to a woman whose accomplishments are outstanding and invigorating. With the upcoming January 20 Women’s Marches, Gayle McLaughlin represents the substantial power of women.

Join the conversation and call in at 707 263-3435. This live interview can be accessed by streaming at kpfz.org or tuning in locally to 88.1 fm.

Sarah Thompson and Sheri Kessner on Earthwise at 5:00 p.m. On Friday, October 27, 2017

"Earth Wise", hosted by Chloe Karl, will feature 2 interview segments on Friday, October 27, 2017. First is with Sarah Thompson at Innovative Dog Training & Education, a return guest, discussing dog behavior amidst changing circumstances. With recent fires, many animals have been uprooted; what is important for our loved pets when change occurs?

Chloe's second guest on Friday's show, is Sheri Kessner of Sierra Club and Watershed Books in Lakeport. Sheri juried the selection of 15 films to be screened on Saturday (4-10 pm) at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, in Lakeport at the Soper Reese Theatre. Learn about this event that you won't want to miss! And it benefits the Middle Creek Wetland Restoration Project. 

"Earth Wise" is a production of KPFZ, Lake County Community Radio, KPFZ 88.1 F.M. airing Fridays at 5- 6 pm. Streaming at kpfz.org, tune in to learn about our community's offerings. Plan to call in with questions at 707 263-3435.

District Attorney Don Anderson Appearing on Philadelphia Lawyer Show at 10 am on Saturday

Join Ron Green, host of the Philadelphia Lawyer Show on KPFZ 88.1 FM, at 10 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  His guest will be Lake County District Attorney Don Anderson, and we will be discussing the Monday, October 23, 2017, murders in Clearlake Oaks, the wild scene that ensued, and the subsequent arrest of Alan Ashmore. Who is this guy? What triggered his killing spree?

The studio call in phone number is 707.263.3435.  This show will repeat Monday, October 30 at 10 AM. You can also stream it live both days by clicking the live stream link on kpfz.org