June 2019

Let's Go to the Hop on Friday, June 28th at 7 p.m.

Are you ready to do some dancing?  Cool, then we'll see you on Friday, June 28th at the KPFZ benefit. 

KPFZ's own Doc and Pop will be the DJs for the dance party of the year!  Doors open at 6 p.m. and the dancing starts at 7 p.m.  Tickets can be purchased at the door.  Dance only tickets are $10.  Get a great homemade Tamale dinner and dancing for $18.  Soft drinks, homemade sangria, beer, and wine will be available for purchase.

The festivities are at Big Valley Hall located at 1510 Big Valley Road in Lakeport. 

Don't be square...we want to see you there!  

Lake County Board of Supervisors Approves a Compromise

KPFZ is pleased to report that our request for a reduced rate on tower fees was approved by a 3 – 1 vote of the Lake County Supervisors.  District 3 Supervisor E.J. Crandell, District 1 Supervisor Moke Simon and District 4 Supervisor and Chairwoman Tina Scott voted in favor; District 5 Supervisor Rob Brown opposed; District 2 Supervisor Bruno Sabatier was absent.


Our hope was to receive a reduced rate commensurate with other non-profits who rent or lease property from the County.  We believe KPFZ provides essential, high value services to the Lake County community and argued that point.  Ultimately, we were approved for a reduced rate of $500 monthly, down from $827. 


Thank you members and friends for attending the Board meetings on June 4 and June 18, 2019; testifying at those meetings; and for making calls, writing letters and sending emails in support.  We couldn’t have done this without you!


You can view video taped meetings on the County’s website: https://countyoflake.legistar.com/Calendar.aspx


Lake County Community Radio, Inc.

Board of Directors

Support KPFZ at Lake County Board of Supervisors Meeting on Tuesday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m.

Please attend the Lake County Board of Supervisors meeting next Tuesday, June 18 at 9:30 am at the Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes, Lakeport.  This meeting is expected to result in a decision on our request to reduce or eliminate the tower rent.  

As previously stated, the rent represents 20% of our $50,000 budget. You can support our request by attending and testifying at the meeting. Testimonials are encouraged. 

You can also send your messages to the Board of Supervisors by: phone, 707-263-2368 or fax, 707-263-2207 or email:  
Dist.1: Moke.Simon@lakecountyca.gov
Dist. 2: Bruno.Sabatier@lakecountyca.gov
Dist. 3: Eddie.Crandell@lakecountyca.gov 
Dist. 4: Tina.Scott@lakecountyca.gov 
Dist. 5: Rob.Brown@lakecountyca.gov

Help us fill the room and drive home the message that KPFZ provides an essential community service to all of Lake County on a day-to-day basis and especially in times of crisis when we are the only media source providing reliable, constant information – day or night – to the people. 

Please pass the word.

Gratefully — The KPFZ Board of Directors

Board of Directors Meeting on Thursday, June 20, 2019 at 6:15 p.m.

The Lake County Community Radio Board Of Directors is scheduled for Thursday, June 20, 2019 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.

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 editor@kpfz.org 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  https://kpfz.org/zoom