As you may be aware, we are taking steps to improve the security of the station. If you host a program at KPFZ, this information is for you.
Current and Old News : Also see the Archive
The monthly board meeting of Lake County Community will not take place in July. This decision was made at the June meeting, due to the availability of board members. The next meeting will be Thursday, August 17 at 6:00 PM, via Zoom.
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 ...)
Warning: we are a small County, so just a few cases (one household) could move us from one level to another.
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
- California Department of Public Health
- https://covid19.ca.gov/state-dashboard/#county-statewide<== best for CA info. Breakdown by county
- California Covid-19 Page
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.
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)
We’re off air at the moment. In the meantime, we’re streaming live at kpfz.org.
Thanks for your patience while our technical team diagnoses the problem. Check this site for updates.
The system (STL) that sends the radio signal from the studio to Mt Konocti for broadcast over the transmiiter/antenna has been failing for sometime. KPFZ has purchased new equipment to replace the old units.
You are probably wondering about the status of KPFZ. We have been unable to get our signal to Mount Konocti transmitter site for several days, due to the unexpected amount of rain on Saturday.
A celebration to remember the life of Ron Green will be held on Sunday, October 1, from 1:00 to 5:00 PM at Cache Creek Vineyards and Winery,.
It is with deep sorrow that we announce the passing of a cherished friend and long time radio programmer, Ron Green. Ron was a friend to many, a long time supporter of KPFZ and served on the Lake County Community Radio, Inc. Board of Directors and Program Committee. He recently produced several concerts that raised funds for the station.
Ron’s wife, Linda, has authorized us to let listeners and friends know of his passing. He died on Friday morning.
We are devastated at this news, there will be a memorial at a much later date. In the meantime, if you know Linda Lake, Ron’s wife, send her your best. Linda too has been a radio programmer and a long time supporter.
On Eco-Tech Solutions the Tuesday we will be discussing modern bicycle technology with Matthew Sesser of Konocti Bicycles. Tune in Tuesday at 10 AM, or catch the replay Saturday at 8 PM.