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KPFZ 88.1 FM
Lake County Community Radio

If the FM signal is stuttering or down, try the Live Stream. On-Air Stuttering: Donate to our special fund here
The emergency schedule is updated daily. (If it's broken, try again in a few minutes)

Programmers : It's Spinitron time -- Sunday Sep 6th to Sat Sep 19th - reports due Sept 25th. Click on the side-bar for details.

Upcoming Shows on KPFZ

Our Program Director, Chloe Karl, reports the following schedule changes for the NEW 4th shift 7-9 pm

"Pub Talk" with Marty Scheel  started the week at 8 pm Monday , following Bob and Francis' "Lake Currents" providing lively discussion and callers' voices. Marty is BO for both.


Brad King aka King B just completed his show that will continue every Tuesday from 7-9 pm.

We don't have a live programmer in place for Wednesday, however, there will be a great 2 hour music broadcast then..

Thursday "Lost Treasure's is back with Dennis "Pop" Booth. Live!.

Friday--"Pulse Pangea" with our lovely Lisa Lehmer. Live!


Tee Watts  and Taira St John will be off the air for a few months. 

The schedule will be  updated to reflect these changes. 

Only one Board Operator (BO) will be in the studio at a time. Other hosts will call in to do their show. A guide to call-in hosts -- set up a conference call for co-hosts -- then one line will always be open for call-ins. All 4th shift programmers have signed an agreement that they will follow CoVid-19 Protocol including having only one person at the station during this board shift.
See the Instructions for Android and Iphone

Programmers : Announce your upcoming shows here via email or use the Contact Form for "Web Editor" and we will set it up for you.

LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday September 17, 2020 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3640 |
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: September 17, 2020, 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Note:  we are taking covid-19 precautions to maintain a safe broadcasting studio therefore we are meeting via zoom.  contact our zoom meeting administrator, chloe karl, if you wish to join the meeting or provide comments/input on the agenda in writing.  Send comments through the message feature on or by email,

I. call to order
II. minutes
III. welcome/introductions
IV. public comment
visitors may speak for up to 2 minutes on any item not on the agenda. if the item is on the agenda, speakers will be asked to hold their comments until the item is taken up by the board.
V. treasurers report - roberta actor
VI. general manager’s report - andy Weiss
1) station ops | General Updates
2) Vacay - Backup Schedule
3) other
VII. committee reports
1) program committee - chloe karl
a) update on new programs/schedule changes
i) Proposed 4th Shift & Expanded Programming
ii) programmer communications/updates
b) respect & decorum doc revisions - roberta actor, Ron Green & Andy Weiss
2) underwriting - lozanos - Announcement & Action Item
3) website report - alan fletcher
4) database - john saare
VIII. new business
1) Board Elections - Olga
2) Other
IX. next meeting/ adjournment

Any other documents (eg Minutes) will be added as comments.

Hennessey Fire (Morgan Valley and Butts Canyon) Aug 17 - Sep 18, 2020

Updated Friday  Sep 18, 2010  10:30 am.

August Fire -- The Pillsbury Lake Basin is still under mandatory evacuation.

The Lake County LNU Lightning Complex Recovery page is at  The FEMA asistance information is at A press release summarizing the assistance is at

KPFZ Fire Schedule.

All talk shows will take fire and other emergency-related calls. 

The big fire in the Mendocino National Forest is the Autumn Complex.

KPFZ Silent Fund Drive

Due to the Covid19 Emergency ...



April 18- April 24


You can support KPFZ in our Silent Fund Drive in one of the following ways:

1. Return the Membership form from our mailing;

2. Join / Renew / Donate at;

3. Send a check to: KPFZ, PO Box 446, Lakeport, CA 95453;

4. Phone Linda Kelly at 707 367-9038 and she will process your contribution.”







COVID-19 Emergency

National, State and Local Emergencies are still in effect.

Updated Sep 5, 2020

The current report shows 5 deaths, 30 active cases and 350 cumulative cases.  The two most recent deaths were part of a cluster in a senior living center. A previous death was a healthy 22 year old woman.

Update on Skilled Nursing Facility Outbreak

4 staff members have now tested positive, and 5 total residents. Tragically, 2 [residents] have passed away. Similar concerning situations have arisen in other counties around the state. The facility is working with local public health and state regulators to ensure everything is being done to protect staff and residents.

Face Coverings (masks) are required "everywhere" where you can't maintain 6 feet of social distance.California Guideline for Face Coverings

Lake County Public Health Officer Press Release 6/12/2020  
California Guidelines

Station policy

The station is operating on limited hours, with only one Board Operator (BO) in the studio, and any hosts calling in.
The full statement is here

Important Official Links

Note : web sites are changing the pages about COVID-19 often, so we are just giving the top-level address.

The NEW central reporting site for Covd19 is now : Lake County Public Health : COVID-19 Data

Lake County
Lake County, California Coronavirus Response Hub.  (This site will be discontinued on Sep 18 -- see above)
Lake County Health Dept -- Coronavirus Public Notices
(The offical Covid-19 information line is 707-263-8174 - Monday-Friday  8am-5pm :  email
Lake County Sheriff

The Lake County Superior Courts has also announced closures. Only urgent business will be conducted. Jurors will be re-called later. Restraining orders will be extended automatically.

  • City of Clearlake
    Public access to the City Hall Lobby and the Poilce Department is closed. Call for details.
  • City of Lakeport
    Public access to City Hall and the Police Department is closed.  Call for details.
    Lakeport has opened its Emergency Operations Center (EOC) telephone line at (707) 263-5683. (Mon-Thurs)

California Governor's Office   

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

WHO (World Health Organization)

US Representative John Garamondi has a page of useful information

From the CA Dep of Public Health (3/13/20) :

How can people protect themselves?

There is currently no vaccine to prevent COVID-19. The best way to prevent illness is to avoid being exposed to this virus. The virus is thought to spread mainly from person-to-person between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). This occurs through respiratory droplets produced when an infected person breaths, talks, coughs or sneezes. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or possibly be inhaled into the nose and lungs. Older adults and people who have severe underlying chronic medical conditions like heart or lung disease or diabetes seem to be at higher risk for developing more serious complications from COVID-19 illness. Every person has a role to play. So much of protecting yourself and your family comes down to common sense: 

  • Washing hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. If surfaces are dirty, clean them using detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.
  • Avoiding touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Wear a Face Covering in stores, and when you are closer than 6 feet to another. 
  • Avoiding close contact with people who are sick.
  • Staying away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, or a sudden loss of smell.
  • Following guidance from public health officials.

Please consult with your health care provider about additional steps you may be able to take to protect yourself.

How to Protect Yourself    

Unofficial but reputable sites

New York Times: Charts and Maps down to the county level
San Jose Mercury News : Map of cases by county (updated daily)
Washington University : Cases and Hospital Capacity for USA and State (Right now California has the capacity, New York does not) : Cases worldwide, with USA by state This site was created by Avi Schiffmann, a high schooler in Washington State, USA. (Updated continuously with data from official sources)
For the technically inclined, very good graphs (international and US states)