July 2018

KPFZ Broadcasts Affected by Mendocino Complex Fire

KPFZ broadcasts have been affected by the Mendocino Complex Fire.  On Sunday, July 29, 2018, the City of Lakeport was issued a mandatory evacuation.  The KPFZ Studio is located in Lakeport. 

At the time of the order, David Lark, KPFZ web developer, and Brad, a frequent caller, called in on the Studio phone lines.  They, along with Ben Weiss, host of the Ham Radio College, started broadcasting information about the Mendocino Complex Fire from their homes.  They managed to stay connected using their phones for over 6 hours and providing valuable information to those affected by the fires.

Sherriff Brian Martin has agreed to allow a skeleton crew to man the station.  KPFZ is back on the air at this time.  However, if conditions change, KPFZ may have to stop broadcasting temporarily.  Watch this site and the Lake County Community Radio Facebook page for updated information.

A special thank you to David, Ben, and Brad!  You ROCK!

Be safe.

Barry Melton Band Benefit for KPFZ on Saturday, October 13, 2018 at 7:00 p.m.

Join us on Saturday, October 13, 2018, at the Soper Reese Theatre in Lakeport, as KPFZ 88.1 FM presents The Barry Melton Band with Barry “The Fish” Melton of Country Joe and the Fish fame. Barry’s all-star band includes Peter Albin from Big Brother and the Holding Company, Roy Blumenfeld from the Blues Project, David Aguilar from Norton Buffalo, and David Bennett Cohen from Country Joe and the Fish. 

All seats reserved. Ticket prices are $27 - $22 - $17.  Prices are discounted by $2 for KPFZ members. Get tickets online at Soper Reese website - www.soperreese.com, at box office - located at 275 South Main Street in Lakeport on Fridays, and at Travel Center - at 1265 South Maint Street in Lakeport near Grocery Outlet. 

The doors open at 6:30 pm. and the performance begins at 7:00 p.m.  The dance floor will be open so wear your dancing shoes. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

KPFZ thanks its co-sponsors: Tina Scott; Susan Krones; Joy Swetnam; Jim and Olga Martin Steele.

KPFZ Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, July 19 at 6:15 p.m.

The Board Of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 19, 2018 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.

Word Weavers Sat 7th 4-5 pm : Shakespeare At The Lake

For a Groovy Time, tune in to KPFZ 88.1 FM Wordweavers "Red Hat Rhymes'' on Saturday 4-5 pm (or find our Live Stream on KPFZ.org)

We will be talking about this year's presentation of Shakespeare at the Lake -- As You Like It.

Actors Barbara Clark, who plays Rosalind, Tiffany Harz, who plays Orlando, and director John Tomlinson will join us in the studio. They will discuss Shakespeare at the Lake and its origins, and the Groovy 60s twist that this year's production brings.

(Since all the participants in this radio session are also Improv Troupe members, we can't predict whatever else happens to happen when the mics go live. Don't worry: Be Happy!).

Shakespeare at the Lake will offer a free presentation of Shakespeare’s As You Like It in Library Park in downtown Lakeport at 6:30 pm Saturday, July 28th and Sunday, July 29th, 2018.

Tune in to  hear about how it all comes together. 

Live 4-5 pm Saturday July 7th 2018, Replays 11 pm Monday, July 9th 2018.

Benefit Screening of "Evoluntionary Blues" for KPFZ on Friday, July 13, 2018

Help support KPFZ by joining us on Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5:30 p.m. for the exclusive Lake County viewing of the documentary film, Evoluntionary Blues.

The Blues is an earthy, soul-stirring mélange of roots music and personal narratives that became the defining soundtrack of Black America. Wherever Black people settled that soundtrack took on a local flavor. In Northern California, the influences came from the musicianship of Alabama, Louisiana, Texas, and Oklahoma.  Seventh Street in West Oakland supported and bolstered Blacks who answered the call of the war effort in the late 1940’s. Entrepreneurship created a fully contained community that provided work, homes and all the necessities of life including a fully developed music scene. Watch as more than 30 local musicians share their inspiration and describe the trajectory of the Oakland Blues: how it evolved and what it has become.  For more information, visit their website at https://evolutionarybluesfilm.com/

Following the film, Director Cheryl Fabio will be available for a question and answer session.

The viewing will be held at the Lower Lake Schoolhouse Museum in the Weaver Auditorium.  The Museum is located at 16435 Main Street in Lower Lake.  Tickets are $12.50 for KPFZ members and $15 for general admission.  This is an intimate environment with limited seating so get your tickets early.  Tickets may be purchased at Watershed Books, 305 N. Main Street, Lakeport or at the KPFZ Studios, 149 N. Main Street, Lakeport.

See you there!