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LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday January 21, 2021 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3640 | www.kpfz.org  | kpfz@kpfz.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: January  21, 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 www.kpfz.org or by email,
kpfz@mchsi.com.

  1. Call to Order

  2. Approval of Minutes from November

  3. Welcome/Introductions

  4. Public Comment

Guests 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.  Treasurer's Report – Roberta Actor

        1)  Zoom Account Fees--Jaclyn Ley

VII.  General Manager’s Report – Andy Weiss

  1. Station Operations | General Updates

  2. Fall Fund Drive Recap and Spring Fund Drive Planning to Start

  3. Computer Update Discussion

  4. Other

VIII.  Committee Reports

  1. Program Committee – Chloe Karl

    1. Update on new programs/schedule changes

    2. Programmer communications/updates/issues

  2. Underwriting – Linda Kelley 

  3. Website Report – Alan Fletcher

  4. Database – John Saare

VIV.  NEW BUSINESS

  1. General Manager Plan of Succession/Business Continuity Plan

    1. Activities/Responsibilities/Duties

      1. job descriptions in the file cabinet at the station 

    2. Electronics

      1. diagram sitting in the production studio

      2. John Saare, Alan Fletcher, David Lark, and Franklin Ley to be torch bearers 

X.   Adjourn TO NEXT MEETING:  Thursday, February 18 @ 6:15pm

The minutes of the prior meeting -- Nov 19, 2020 are attached as commenst

Upcoming Shows on KPFZ

Updated 1/14/21
 

Dr Pace's talk  on La Voz del Pueblo 9-11 am Sunday Jan 10, 2020. It will be repeated at 4 pm Friday 15th  4 pm

Dr Pace will also appear on Olga's show Friday 15 th, 9 am (repeated at 3 pm)
Moke Simon will be her guest at 10 am 

Philadelphia Lawyer Show (Ron Green) schedule : 10 am Saturday, repeats at 10 am Monday and often Sunday at 4 pm

  • January 16 - Sheriff Brian Martin

 

Our Program Director, Chloe Karl, reports the following schedule changes:

The Coffee Girl returns for a live music show Thursdays 4-5pm (and she will stay on as Board Operator for Senior Moments).

Karma Cola returns!  Pre-recorded Sunday-Thursday 9-10pm, and then a repeat of the previous night 10-11pm

Doc is having to take some time off, but Alan will be covering The Jazz, and doing board for Radio Jail.

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

 

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.

KPFZ 2020 Harvest Fund Drive

2020 HARVEST FUND DRIVE

The Harvest Fund Drives is over : thanks to everyone who joined, renewed or donated!   You can of course make donations any time!  

You can renew or become a member, make a donation or become a sponsor.

  • Call in to the office phone  707-263-3640 and leave a message.
  • Come online to KPFZ/Support with a credit card
  • Mail a check to KPFZ / PO Box 446 / Lakeport, CA 95453

Donations of any amount are appreciated.  $5 pays for one full hour of air time!

Memberships are available at several levels

  • Simple living : $20
  • Regular : $50
  • Family : $100
  • Sustaining : $10/month (or more!) billed to a major credit card
  • Business : $200 -- but you may also be interested in underwriting

LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday November 19, 2020 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3640 | www.kpfz.org  | kpfz@kpfz.org
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: November 19, 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 www.kpfz.org or by email,
kpfz@mchsi.com.

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. BOARD ELECTIONS - OLGA/ALL

VI. Treasurers report - Roberta Actor

VII. General manager’s report - Andy Weiss

  1) Station ops | General Updates
  2) Fall Fund Drive
  3) Other

VIII. Committee reports

  1) Program committee - Chloe Karl
     a) Update on new programs/schedule changes
     b) Programmer communications/updates
  2) Underwriting - Linda Kelley
  3) Website report - Alan Fletcher
  4) Database - John Saare

IX. NEW BUSINESS
  1) Holidays

X. Adjourn TO NEXT MEETING

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

KPFZ Emergency : PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) Events.

Updated Wednesday  Oct 28, 2010  10:00 am.

Activate when needed.

A  PG&E PSPS SHUTOFF is in effect  : re-energization for most customers is expected by  Tuesday 10 pm . 
This covers large areas of Lake County.  A FEW  major areas are unaffected -- including Soda Bay, most of Lakeport, downtown Clearlake and the Avenues. The station is  operating on a normal schedule, but the live stream may be down due to lack of internet.

See the overall situation (and customer resource centers) at  https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/updates/
and the current map at https://pgealerts.alerts.pge.com/outages/map/ for details. 

The resource centers are open 8 am to 10 pm. They all have restrooms, charging stations and wifi. They are located at :

  • Clearlake Senior Community Center, 3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake, Lake, 95422
  • Cobb Hardester's Shopping Center,  16295 Hwy 175 Cobb, Lake, 95461
  • Scotts Valley Band of Pomo Indians Red Hills Property,   7130 Red Hills Rd, Kelseyville, Lake, 95451
  • Konocti Vista Casino, 2755 Mission Rancheria Rd, Lakeport, Lake, 95453
  • Twin Pine Casino and Hotel, 22223 CA-29, Middletown, Lake, 95461
  • Community Baptist Church, 2877 State Highway 20, Nice, Lake, 95464
  • Upper Lake Middle School, 725 Old Lucerne Rd, Upper Lake, Lake, 95485

Hennessey, August, Glass and Lyon Fires and PSPS Events : Aug 17 - Nov 19, 2020

Updated Wednesday  Nov 18, 2020  10:00 am.

August Fire -- Is finally 100% contained. 

The Lake County LNU Lightning Complex Recovery page is at  http://recovery.lakecountyca.gov.  The FEMA asistance information is at http://recovery.lakecountyca.gov/Assets/Recovery/Docs/FEMAapp.pdf A press release summarizing the assistance is at http://www.lakecountyca.gov/Government/PressReleases/LAC090420.htm

KPFZ Fire Schedule.

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

COVID-19 Emergency

National, State and Local Emergencies are still in effect.

Updated Jan 22, 2021

The following is partly summarized from Facebook (and on Gary Pace's talk on KPFZ)

Lake County, CA (January 15, 2021) – The steep post-holiday climb in COVID-19 cases in California appears to be leveling off, signaling hope the surge is slowing down. However, Lake County is still seeing a rise in cases, hospitalizations, and deaths; we lost 3 people to COVID in the last 7 days.

ICU Capacity Near 15%, No Regional Stay Home Order Yet.

Vaccines.

The initial allocation to Lake County over the past month was 1600 doses (for shot 1).  These cover the "Phase 1A" .. hospitals, nursing homes and some essential workers. These were distributed directly where they were needed: if you had your first shot you will be contacted for your second.

The county is now planning for "Phase 1B", which covers everyone 65 and over. Doses are still limited, but there will be more distribution channels:

  • The county will have two centers, in Lower Lake and Lakeport, mostly by reservation (which has not been set up yet) starting Tuesday Jan 19. There may be a few "walk-in" slots.
  • Hospitals and their clinics.  If you are a patient, contact them.
  • Tribal health has a separate distribution from the state, augmented, for non-tribal patients, by the county
  • It was expected that chains such as CVS and Safeway would be participating, but this has been held up due to contract issues.

The status of vaccine availability will be at http://health.co.lake.ca.us/Coronavirus/Vaccines.htm -- with the warning that the situation is very volatile.  

Local hospitals have "Vaccine" pages, but no information yet.

From Dr Pace 
Safeway Pharmacy in Lakeport received some doses of the Moderna vaccine this week.  They are offering appointments for those eligible Monday-Friday, 11am-1pm and 2-5pm, starting  Monday, January, 25, 2021.
Visit https://mhealthcheckin.com/covidvaccine?clientId=1611269027315&region=Delaware&urlId=/vcl/0983lakecounty to schedule. *Supply is limited and appointments will fill in quickly.  (Currently showing Thur 28)

NOTE: even if you have been vaccinated, please continue to mask up.  

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

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 mhoac@lakecounty.ca.gov)
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)
ncov19.live : 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)