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KPFZ FUN-a-thon Starts on Saturday, April 14

The annual, weeklong KPFZ FUN-a-thon starts on Saturday, April 14 and continues through the end of the broadcast day on Friday, April 20th.  Lake County Community Radio depends on this fundraiser for the majority of its annual operating budget.  Even though KPFZ is an all volunteer organization, there are still expenses including tower rental fees, studio rent, PG&E, and equipment maintenance, to name a few.

Annual membership levels start at $50 for an individual up to $200 for a business.  Members receive a discount on KPFZ event tickets.  KPFZ is a 501(c)(3) organization so your membership donation could be tax deductible.  There are several ways to join or renew your membership.  Sign-up online by clicking here.  Print a membership form to register by USPS mail.  Mail the completed form along with your payment to KPFZ 88.1 FM, POB 446, Lakeport, CA 95453.  Call the KPFZ office at 707/263.3640 to join over the phone.

The FUN-a-thon kicks off at 7 a.m. on Saturday.  Stu, host of Surface Noise, will be in the studio for a live show instead of the ususal rebroadcast.  Rumor has it he will have a couple of special guests on the show!  he fun continues throughout the day and all the way through Friday evening.  If you've never seen the station or even if you have, come on by at 149 North Main Street.  This is a great time to meet the KPFZ programmers, volunteers, and fellow listeners.  Bring a snack or beverage to share with other listeners.

Volunteers are needed to help answer the pledge phone lines, solicit funds, and more.  If you are interested in volunteering, call 707/263.3640 or stop by the studio. 

Thank you for making KPFZ community radio!

Help Stop the Station Stutter!

You may have noticed that while listening to KPFZ at 88.1 on the FM dial, there are times where the music and talk isn't very clear.  Or perhaps you've tuned in at 5 a.m. and found the station is off the air.  These are 2 of the symptoms of a serious issue facing KPFZ as we enter our 10th year as a full power station.

GoFundMe link
Help us Stop the Station Stutter by clicking on the above link to donate funds for the STL system.

The problem is complex - the solution requires a large infusion of funds.  The fix is a licensed STL system that needs to be engineered, applied for, and approved through the FCC. Then, the equipment needs to be purchased and installed.  Estimated cost is $20,000 for the equipment, license fee, and setup.

KPFZ 88.1 FM is BACK ON AIR !! Nov 29 2017

Wed, Nov 29

Matt Tuell and I went up to the transmitter site early this morning (so
beautiful up there today).  It looks  like there was some damage done to the
antenna (a wire dangling) .  Thet  xmitter was powered- on, but was  putting
out zero watts of  power.  We took care of that and are now back on-the-air,
but with a bit more reflected power than we should have (radio terminology
for some of the power coming back down the transmission line). That needs to
be dealt with because it could harm the xmitter.   From the numbers and
faults in the transmitter software, I think there was a spike in power on
Sunday that reduced the output to zero so nothing would be harmed - which is
exactly what the transmitter should have done.   

Thanks,

andy
 

Wed. Nov 29,  second report

One important item about the damage to our equipment up on Mt Konocti that I
didn't mention is - reflected power can not only damage the Xmitter, but it
has already  reduced our overall power output by about 10% - which means the
signal is not getting as far, and is  not as strong  as it was before the
event.   And this may get worse, depending on what is causing the problem.
I will keep my eye on the reflected power numbers  and see if it continues
to go up (bad). If it does, we may have to hire Brian Henry (from Napa who
worked on our STL/drop-outs last spring).

Thanks,

andy
 

Program Changes September 2017

 

We have two new shows, alternating in the 2 pm Thursday Slot:

  • Back To The Garden, with Rosie
  • Wake Up Your Mind, with Emma

There is a new host for Wordweavers: Devon Negretti at 4 pm on the first Saturday of ODD months.

Susan King is back from a summer sabattical, so Big Heart is live again.

The Barron Zone moves to an earlier slot, 8-10 pm Saturdays. The station is (temporarily) off-air from Midnight to 5 am Sunday, though there are plans to re-fill the all-night slots.

Citizen Lake, 9 am Saturday, now has rotating hosts: C-Sharp, Chloe Karl, Roberta Actor and John Moorehead.

October 8, 2007 : Karma Kola is in recess. The webmaster/schedulemaster doesn't know what's on instead. For example, today it's a repeat of Denim Alley. Stay tuned, stay surprised!

Programmers, Producers : please (pretty please with yellow ribbons) send changes to the webmaster!

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!

Harvest Fund Drive on Saturday, November 11

KPFZ’S HARVEST FUND DRIVE is coming up 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.

Welcome to our new Web Site

November 22, 2016 : we just upgraded the "Schedule" pages.

The main features are:

  • You can click on lots more stuff ... to get information about a show.
  • A "Playing now" display, showing the prior, current and next shows -- each clickable, of course, for details.
  • If a time slot is shared between multiple shows you can now click on them individually.
  • We now support pages for individual shows!  Contact our Web Editor if you would like a page added for your show.

KPFZ Board Of Directors Meets on Thursday, April 26, 2018 at 6:15 p.m.

The Board Of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 26, 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.

Come to the KPFZ Anniversary Celebration!

KPFZ Anniversary FlyerCome to the KPFZ tenth anniversary celebration on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at the the Lakeport Yacht Club.  Its been 10 years since Lake County Community Radio upgraded their signal to become a full power station!  

The fun begins at 5:00 p.m. with a potluck dinner.  A no-host wine and beer bar will be available.  An Open Mic session starts at 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.  Bring your favorite KPFZ memories to share.  At 7:00 p.m., the dance floor opens with the music provided by Without a Net.

Save the date!!  See you there!!  To volunteer or for further information, call the KPFZ office at 707/263.3640.

KPFZ Board of Directors Meeting on January 18 at 6:15 p.m.

The Board Of Directors meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 18, 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.