October 2017

Harvest Fund Drive on Saturday, November 11


Programmers will be at the station asking for your generous donations all day! We really need your help this year; Our reserves are keeping us going. 

We'll be on hand to take your donations. You are invited to stop by in the afternoon to give KPFZ your energy and support.  Times are hard—Please don't forget your community radio station!

Call that day for Credit Card membership sign-ups or renewals at 707.263.3640.  Mail Checks to: KPFZ, PO BOX 446, LAKEPORT, CA 95453.  Drop off your membership form at 149 N. Main Street in Lakeport.  If you prefer to donate on line, go to kpfz.org/Support/Membership.  You do not need to be a PayPal member to sign up online.

KPFZ Benefit Concert Featuring The Higher Logic Project on Saturday, November 18, 2017

              Higher Logic Project

Clear your calendar for KPFZ’s upcoming fundraiser! 

On Saturday, November 18, 2017, Higher Logic Project, a local acclaimed Reggae band, will perform an acoustic concert at the Lion’s Club, 4335 Sylar Ln, Kelseyville.     Blazing out of Northern California, The Higher Logic Project is a high-energy reggae inspired dance rock group that represents the emerging artistic counterculture.   Move your mind, body, and soul with the seamlessly blending musical genres that are The Higher Logic Project.

The concert starts at  7 pm and runs until 10 pm.  Doors open at 6 pm.   Snacks, Beer and Wine are available for purchase.   There will also be a 50/50 raffle.  Tickets are available at the door: $18 for the general public, $15  for KPFZ members.  Make sure you have your KPFZ membership card with you.

See you there!

Sarah Thompson and Sheri Kessner on Earthwise at 5:00 p.m. On Friday, October 27, 2017

"Earth Wise", hosted by Chloe Karl, will feature 2 interview segments on Friday, October 27, 2017. First is with Sarah Thompson at Innovative Dog Training & Education, a return guest, discussing dog behavior amidst changing circumstances. With recent fires, many animals have been uprooted; what is important for our loved pets when change occurs?

Chloe's second guest on Friday's show, is Sheri Kessner of Sierra Club and Watershed Books in Lakeport. Sheri juried the selection of 15 films to be screened on Saturday (4-10 pm) at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, in Lakeport at the Soper Reese Theatre. Learn about this event that you won't want to miss! And it benefits the Middle Creek Wetland Restoration Project. 

"Earth Wise" is a production of KPFZ, Lake County Community Radio, KPFZ 88.1 F.M. airing Fridays at 5- 6 pm. Streaming at kpfz.org, tune in to learn about our community's offerings. Plan to call in with questions at 707 263-3435.

District Attorney Don Anderson Appearing on Philadelphia Lawyer Show at 10 am on Saturday

Join Ron Green, host of the Philadelphia Lawyer Show on KPFZ 88.1 FM, at 10 AM on Saturday, October 28, 2017.  His guest will be Lake County District Attorney Don Anderson, and we will be discussing the Monday, October 23, 2017, murders in Clearlake Oaks, the wild scene that ensued, and the subsequent arrest of Alan Ashmore. Who is this guy? What triggered his killing spree?

The studio call in phone number is 707.263.3435.  This show will repeat Monday, October 30 at 10 AM. You can also stream it live both days by clicking the live stream link on kpfz.org

LCCR Bylaws


A board subcommittee chaired by Ron Green is preparing a proposal for a modification of the Bylaws.  When it is ready there will be a public presentation and discussion before it is voted on by the board.

A scan of the current (2010) LCCR Bylaws is available HERE.


KPFZ Board Of Directors Meeting on Thursday, October 19 at 6:15 p.m.

The Board Of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, October 19, 2017 at 6:15 p.m.  The meeting is held on the third Thursday of each month.

Board members will meet upstairs in the KPFZ office at 149 North Main Street in Lakeport. The public is always encouraged and welcome to attend. There is an agenda item for Public Input for items not on the agenda.  Each speaker has up to 3 minutes.  Please check in with this website or the KPFZ station at 707-263-3640 for meeting agendas and any updates.

When the agenda and minutes are available, they will be posted in the comments.

Mark your calendars! See you there.

Fires affecting Lake County : Sulphur, Long, Tubbs, Redwood, and Pocket

The Sulphur fire is Lake County's latest major fire, which affects the Sulphur Bank, Windflower Point, Gooseneck, and Clearlake Park areas, grew to over 2500 acres, and  destroyed 136 residences and 30 other structures. We are also covering the Long Fire (Long and Spring Valley), Tubbs Fire (active on Mount St Helena, potentially affecting Middletown), Redwood Fire (threatening Lake Pilsbury) and the Pocket Fire (near Geyserville). Here are some resources:

  • Tuesday through Saturday, October 17 through 21, the City of Clearlake and the County of Lake will partner with community, State, and national service and relief organizations to provide a one-stop Local Assistance Center (LAC) for those impacted by the Sulphur Fire. Please, rather than going it alone, come and allow this experienced team to walk alongside you. 

    The LAC will be open from 11:00am-7:00pm, at the Clearlake Senior Community Center, located at 3245 Bowers Ave, Clearlake, CA, 95422.