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Lake County Community Radio

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LCCR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: Oct. 17, 2019, 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.
149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3640 | www.kpfz.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: Oct. 17, 2019, 6:15 pm – 8:00 pm

I. CALL TO ORDER
II. WELCOME/INTRODUCTIONS
III. MINUTES
     A. From August Meeting
     B. From September Meeting
IV. PUBLIC COMMENT
VISITORS MAY SPEAK FOR UP TO 2 MINUTES ON ANY ITEM NOT
ON THE AGENDA. For items 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 – Chloe Karl for Andy Weiss
     A. PSPS Coverage
     B. OTHER
VII. COMMITTEE REPORTS
     A. PROGRAM COMMITTEE – CHLOE KARL
          1. PROGRAM CHANGES
          2. PROGRAM/CALLER ISSUES
          3. PROGRAMMER GUIDELINES - POLICY
          4. OTHER
     B. UNDERWRITING - Olga Martin Steele for Roberto Lozano
     C. IT/Technical Report - JOHN SAARE
     D. WEBSITE UPDATE – ALAN FLETCHER
VIII. DEVELOPMENT
     A. BENEFIT CONCERTS
          1. Oct. 11, Reggae, Debrief: Doc & Olga
          2. Dec. 14, Big Brother & Holding Company, Ron Green
     B. FUTURE FUND RAISING IDEAS
IX. OTHER BUSINESS
     A. Elections – olga martin steele
X. OTHER
XI. ADJOURN TO November 21, 2019 MEETING

 

October 2019 PGE Power Shutdown (Updated Saturday Oct 12, 12 pm)

The PG&E outage map is showing that nearly all power has been restored, with only one 10-customer neighborhood on Socrates Mine Road shut down, and another 10 on Grange Rd south of Hidden Valley Lake due to 'damaged equipment on a power pole' (both predicted to be up by 3pm). A few individual houses are reporting outages where the area has been reactivated.

This will be the last update.

Lake County is currently recovering from  a PG&E "Public Safety Power Shutdown"

The studio has power and is in full operation, including streaming.

We have resumed normal programming, except that replays of shows during the power shutfown will not be available, so we will use older shows from the archive.

KPFZ will cover the power shutdown recovery as we receive updated information. 

A few areas still have no power (Bottlerock Rd, Upper Lake, Middletown south of Twins Pines) : PG&E is currently predicting  these will all be restored by 3 pm Saturday.

Lake County News has a report on the recovery status.

Application for Board Members

PROGRAMMERS PLEASE ANNOUNCE – Board of Director Elections

Applications are being accepted for the Lake County Community Radio, Inc., Board of Directors. The deadline to submit an application is close of business, November 9, 2019. Elections will be held at the Thursday, November 21st Board meeting.

Due to the passing of Board Member Nick Baker, there is one vacancy at this time. Also, 5 current Board Members are up for re-election. Board members may re-apply. Terms are for a 2-year period.

Applications are available at the radio station, 149 N. Main St., Lakeport, in a holder on the studio hallway door. You can also find an application online on our website. Questions may be directed to Board President Olga Martin Steele at 916-849-8170.

1) Requirements:

Applicants must have attended two or more Board meetings and be willing to participate on various standing ad hoc committees; serve on at least one standing committee; support fund raising efforts and LCCR, Inc. events; attend Board member and related training; and abide by the policies, by-laws and guidelines set forth by the LCCR, Inc.

2) Desirable Skills, Experience & Abilities:

Financial Budget Development or Management; Accounting/Bookkeeping/Treasury; Fund Raising; Computers, Information Systems, or Data Management; Planning/Organizational Development; Communications; Policy Development/Implementation; Personnel Management; Secretarial/Note Taking

Decision making; Management/Leadership; Working with diverse interests and individuals; Conflict resolution/management; Served on Non-Profit Board(s); Working with or overseeing the work of volunteers

The ability to work cooperatively and amicably with others; handle sensitive situations; maintain confidentiality when required; and work under pressure.

Application Form -- Click HERE :  Application Form

Upcoming Shows on KPFZ

Earthwise: Friday  October 11th ( Repeats October 16th at 11pm) : Jared Hendricks join Chloe Karl and Janet Taylor as today's guest.  He will discuss "Holistic restoration of fire ecology." 


9BC has retired after 5 years of bi-weekly programming.

We would like to thank Allen & Aqeela Markowski for their support of the station and all the listeners who tuned in.  We will miss their voices.

The new show information will be posted shortly.


Programmers : Announce your show here!

If you'd like to announce a show please use the contact form for "Web Editor" and it will set it up for you. 

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.