FCC Public Inspection File (PIF) System

The FCC requires that KPFZ file "a quarterly list of programs they aired during the preceding quarter that provided the stations’ most significant treatment of community issues."  This is in two parts: an Issues List (approved quarterly by the LCCR/KPFZ Board) and a Program List (reports about individual shows, filed by any member of the show -- producer, programmer or board operator).

Here are the links to the online Issues List / Program List system:

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If you have any problems with the system, contact webmaster@kpfz.org If you want to talk about the reporting requirements, use the CONTACT form, and select the category :  "I have questions about a Program".
 

Please register with the KPFZ PIF System

Each TALK SHOW which covers LOCAL TOPICS may be required to make a report : if there are multiple hosts then you can sort out amongst yourselves who does the reporting.   The Program Director (Chloe Karl) will determine which programmers should report, and how often.

The guideline is that WEEKLY shows should make at least ONE report per month.
Less frequent shows (bi-weekly, monthly ...) should make at least ONE report per quarter.

Hosts of other shows are welcome to report if they covered a local issue. For example, if a music show has a local band live in the studio.

Here is an example of a detailed report for a show:

KPFZ-FM Program List ID: 110 By: Betsy Cawn 2017 Q4 (October-December)
Program: Long-Term Recovery / What's Next? Playtime: 10/15/17 2 pm Length: 2 hrs
Issues Covered Government State,County and City Government, Law Enforcement, Legal, Emergency Planning
Services Fire, Ambulance, Education, Utilities, Transport, Hospitals
Organizations Non-Profits, Community Centers, Houses of worship, Fraternities, Clubs
Environment The State of the Lake, Water, Air
Health Physical and Mental Health, Relationships, Personal Development
       

 

Extended coverage of the Federally declared disaster locally known as the Sulphur Fire (Northern California Fire Complex, DR-4344), including guests Paul Corah (FEMA Public Information Officer, and US Army Corps of Engineers Public Affairs Officer.
       

 

 

Phone calls were taken Public Service Announcements were read
       

 

Issues List

This is set quarterly by the board. This the 2017 Q4 List :

 

Issue Description
The Arts Music, Art, Writers, Stage, Film, Dance
Government State,County and City Government, Law Enforcement, Legal, Emergency Planning
Services Fire, Ambulance, Education, Utilities, Transport, Hospitals
Organizations Non-Profits, Community Centers, Houses of worship, Fraternities, Clubs
Environment The State of the Lake, Water, Air
Health Physical and Mental Health, Relationships, Personal Development
Home Housing, Gardens, Cooking, Decoration
People and Places Interviews, History, Museums, Libraries, Neighborhoods, Community Events
Shared Interests Tribal Issues, LGBT, Seniors, Women, Veterans

 

At the end of the quarter the person designated as responsible will generate the report (in PDF format) and file it with the FCC.


Quick-Start Guide


See HELP for a detailed guide, with screen-shots.

Step 1 : If you are a new user, click on the Register button, and enter at least the required fields.
The press the SUBMIT button (top left).
At present you will be automatically registered, so after you have submitted your registration press the big blue "Login or Restart" button.

Step 2 : Login by entering your email and password. Press the left "Login (to File)" button. Note: you can log in to your station (KPFZ-FM), or the test station "TEST-KPFZ". I suggest you play in the test area first to get a feel for the system. 

Bug! If you have a problem at any time, press the big red Bug button, and I will get an email report.

Step 3 : By default you will be filing a report for THIS Quarter. If you want to file a report for LAST quarter, change the radio button Quarter: Prior (o) | This ( ) | Next ( ) Also, the "Data" section defaults to "Data: Mine (o)". You can change this to "Station (o)" to see other people's reports.

Step 4 : Add your current report. Fill in all the required fields. Check ALL the issues that you think apply to your program. If you interview someone check the 'People and Places' Issue. The description doesn't have to be very long. See the reports for "Senior Moments" and "Philadelphia Lawyer" for examples.

Step 5 : You can press the "Check" button, which will show you which fields are missing or in the wrong format. When it's OK press the "Submit" button. If you want to start all over again, press "Clear".

Step 6 : You can "View" reports (select the quarter and data you want to see) : this format includes information which won't be published in the final report. 

Step 7 : You can "Generate" a report : on Windows you can "Print" it . 

Step 8 : Log out. (This will minimise the number of "I got lost" messages).