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KPFZ Studio Keyless Lock Update

Updated 2/16/23 via an email from John M.
Updated 2/20/23  -- Codes have been sent, but the lock has not yet been installed.

If you don't have a code, email John Moorhead
Do NOT share your code.  

-- planned -- 

The keycode system has been installed.
You should check that your code works (punch it in and you'll hear a click) -  but it is not activated yet.

COVID-19 Emergency

National, State and Local Emergencies are still in effect.

Updated Oct 19, 2022


The State Emergency is scheduled to end on Feb 28, 2023.


The CDC guidelines classifiy individual counties with a "red/green/yellow" status (based on hospitalization, infection rate ...)

6/10/22: Lake is in the GREEN (Low Community Risk) Category. 
12/22/22: Lake is in the YELLOW (Medium Community Risk) Category. 

Warning: we are a small County, so just a few cases (one household) could move us from one level to another. Portal for Lake County has some good guidelines. 

Also see  CDC Communty Levels and  CDC Community Level Map for details on the current status.

Station policy

The station is periodically reviewing new Covid19 studio protocols. Subject to programmer agreements we can now have two people in the studio at the same time, and one live show can follow another.

Important Official Links

WARNING: Lake County redesigned its website, and most of their links are not working.  12/8/2022

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

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

Lake County
Lake County Health Dept -- Coronavirus
(The official Covid-19 information line is 707-263-8174 - Monday-Friday  8am-5pm :  email
Lake County Sheriffs:

City of Clearlake

City of Lakeport

California Governor's Office   

CDC (Centers for Disease Control)

WHO (World Health Organization)

US Representative John Garamondi has a page of useful information

How can people protect themselves?

The best way to prevent illness is to be fully vaccinated.  In addition, because of breakthrough cases, 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), and as aerosols, throughout a poorly ventilated area. 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. Your best protection indoors  is a well-fitting surgical or N95 mask. Cloth masks are better than nothing, but give only slight protection. 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: 

  • Get vaccinated and boosted. 
  • Wear a Surgical or N95  mask in stores or other enclosed spaces.
  • Wash 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.
  • Avoid touching eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid being in the same room as people who are sick.
  • Stay away from work, school or other people if you become sick with respiratory symptoms like fever and cough, or a sudden loss of taste and 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)

Upcoming Shows on KPFZ

Updated 2/22/23 by Alan Fletcher

Helynna Brooke and Margo Fleming would like to announce the launch of their new show Fridays from 4 pm to 5 pm. "We are taking Linda Kelly's spot Now and Then due to her move to Las Vegas. We will keep the same name for a bit, and we will continue to provide announcements about upcoming events in Lake County. We will also play music, but our focus will be on music by female musicians, local musicians, poets, writers and other creative people in Lake County."


A New Wordweavers Classical Music Show started on  Saturday Feb 18th, 2023  at 4 pm

Classical music will be the theme for a new Wordweavers segment, in the slot previously hosted by the late Caroline Hawley.

This new live show is  titled “Classical Vibes” and is hosted by board members of the Lake County Symphony Association:  David Velasquez, Debra Fredrickson and Camm Linden (LCSA President).

It  will then be on the 3rd Sat of even-numbered months.

5th Saturdays will feature replays of Carolyn Hawley's shows.

We always welcome volunteers and in particular, those who are interested in being a Programmer, Studio Board Operator or Board Member. See our Volunteer Page.


The station periodically reviews its Covid19 studio protocols. Subject to programmer agreements we can now have three people in the studio at the same time, and one live show can follow another.

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

Listeners: You can make a comment about a show on the Contact Form Category "I have comments about a program". It will be forwarded to the programmer.

Zoom.  The KBO studio computer is set up ... and is ready to Zoom!!! For details see



LCCR (KPFZ) ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday February 16, 2023 6:15-8:00 pm

Updated 2/20/2023 to remove Zoom links.

LCCR, Inc, Board of Directors Meeting

February 16, 2023 | 6:15 PM—8:00 PM



This Meeting's Agenda

  3. PUBLIC COMMENT:  2-minute allowance for comments on non-agenda items
    1. Treasurers Report: Roberta Actor
    2. GM’s Report: Andy Weiss
      1. Operations
        1. On-Air Issues
        2. Station License Upgrade Project (Andy & John Saare)
        3. Central Database of Programmers/Members/Donors
        4. Programing: Status (Andy & Chloe)
          1. New Programmers, Board Operators & Contracts
          2. Programmer/Programming Issues
          3. Other
        5. Other
    3. Underwriter’s Report: Linda Kelley & Stacy Maisenbach           
    4. Web: Alan Fletcher & David Lark     
    5.  IT: John Saare
    6. Executive Committee Report:  Olga M Steele
      1. Programmer Promos, Status:  Dwain Goforth
      2. New Action Items
        1. Member Survey
        2. Fund Development: 2023
        3. Policy re: Discrimination and Harassment Prevention Policy
    1. Programmer Training
    2. February Social – Dwain Goforth
    3. Jim Malcom & Family Performance – Susan Krones
  1. COVID Policy Review – carried over from 2 December & January meetings.
  2. Proposed Moonalice Concert: Ron Green
  3. Station/Property Management – Building Lease Olga Steele
  1. ADJOURN TO MARCH 16, 2023

LCCR, INC. | KPFZ, 88.1 FM | 149 N. MAIN STREET | LAKEPORT, CA | 707-263-3640


The January minutes are in the first comment. The following documents are in these links:

LCCR (KPFZ) ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday January 19, 2023 6:15-8:00 pm

LCCR, Inc, Board of Directors Meeting

January 19, 2023 | 6:15 PM—8:00 PM




  3. PUBLIC COMMENT:  2-minute allowance for comments on non-agenda items 



  1. Treasurers Report: Roberta Actor

  2. GM’s Report: Andy Weiss

    1. Operations

      1. Status: Lost Airtime/Interruptions/Fix 

      2. Update on Station License Upgrade Project

      3. Update on Streaming Issues

      4. Programmer Notice: Purposes & Status

        1. Maintaining Central Database of Programmers

        2. Status of New Programmer Contract/Agreements

        3. Other

      5. Request: Restore Local Programming – 11 AM hour/Weekdays

      6. Other

    2. Programing

      1. Report of changes, issues, # of active programs, music & talk

      2. Report: Status

  3. Underwriter’s Report: Linda Kelley/Stacy Maisenbach

  4. Web: Alan Fletcher

  5. IT: John Saare

  6. Executive Committee Report:  Olga M Steele

    1. Survey Take Aways: John Moorhead

    2. Programmer Promos, Status:  Dwain Goforth

    3. New Action Items

      1. Member Survey

      2. Fund Development: 2023




  1. COVID Policy Review

  2. Programmer Concerns

  3. New & Updated Programmer Training

  4. February Social – Dwain Goforth


The minutes of the December 15, 2022 meeting are in the first comment.