February 2021

LCCR (KPFZ) TELEPHONIC/ZOOM Board Meeting Thursday February 18, 2021 6:15-8:00 pm

Lake County Community Radio, Inc.
149 N. Main Street | Lakeport, CA 95453 | 707-263-3460 | www.kpfz.org

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING AGENDA: February 18, 2020 from 6:15pm -- 8:00pm

Note: This meeting will be held via Zoom. Please contact us by email or through our website if you would like to participate in the meeting and we will be sure to add you.  https://kpfz.org/contact or kpfz@kpfz.org

I. Call to Order

II. Approval of Minutes

III. Welcome/Introductions

IV. Public Comment -- Guests may speak for up to 2 minutes on any item not on the agenda. If the item is on the agenda, speakers will be asked to hold their comments until the item is taken up by the board.

V. General Manager’s Report -- Andy Weiss
  A. Station Operations | General Updates
  B. Spring Fund Drive
     1. Newsletter
        a) Approval to pay Marcy for Newsletter Design

VI. Treasurer’s Report -- Roberta Actor

VII. Committee Reports
  A. Programming -- Chloe Karl
  B. Underwriting -- Linda Kelly
  C. Web/Social Media
    1. Website Report -- Alan Fletcher 
        (Everything working. Minor access problem solved.)
    2. Social Media Report -- Judy Bond or Jaclyn Ley
  D. Database -- John Saare

VIII. New Business
  A. Tech purchases update -- John Saare and Alan Fletcher
  B. Approval to Purchase Bumper Stickers -- Linda Kelly

IX. Adjourn to next meeting: Thursday, March 18, 2021 @ 6:15pm

KPFZ Transmitter is Up Again

Updated 2/6/21 5:00  pm -- Report from Mt Konocti :

Our equipment detected moisture in some part of the transmitter system which resulted in an excess of reflected power..., which could in turn have damaged the transmitter.  The transmitter disabled itself in order to protect itself, as it is supposed to do in such circumstances.

Special thanks to Andy Weiss and Herb Gura for making the trek to the top of the mountain and getting us back on the air.

Updated 2/6/21 12:35 pm

A change from yesterday is that Andy and Herb are heading up the mountain today at 2 pm.

As soon as Andy knows whether he can/has fixed the problem,he will let me know. I will let the webmaster and programmers who are immediately affected know first.

Streaming is still available --  some replays and pre-recorded shows have been set up for today (Saturday) from 2 pm.  In particular Georgina's pre-recorded Wordweavers show will be on at 4 pm.  The Law Show (Herb) may be live ... but nothing has (yet) been scheduled, so that might be dead air.

Updated 2/5/21  3:30 pm

It is not the STL. It's the transmitter, which Andy says is dead. The power is on at the mountain, so that's not it.

Solving this will take a visit to the mountain and it is too wet to go up today and probably tomorrow. Andy is thinking Sunday to take a ride up there and see if there's something he can fix.

Until then we are Off the Air.  Be patient. I will let you know if there are any changes. Andy is absorbing the situation now. Alan will put a notice up on our website.

Let me know if you have any questions, but I don't know much more than this right now. I'm the first show to be off the air and another at 9 am tomorrow. 

Lisa Lehmer  is praying for our transmitter.  We can all do that.

Chloe Karl