Program Announcements

Items regarding programming on KPFZ

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.

Hear Sarah Ryan and Karola Kennedy on the Philadelphia Lawyer Show

Join Host Ron Green on the Philadelphia Lawyer Show on KPFZ 88.1 FM at 10 AM on Saturday, June 16, 2018, when his guest will be Sarah Ryan, Environmental Director of the Big Valley Band of Pomo Indians and Karola Kennedy, Environmental Director of the Elem Indian Colony. They will be discussing cyanobacteria and fish cyanotoxin test results and various other matters related to Clear Lake. 

If time permits, the studio phone lines will be open for calls on Saturday.  The studio phone number is 707/263.3435.

The show will repeat on Monday, June 18 at 10 AM. You can also stream it live both days by clicking the live stream link on the right side of kpfz.org

Election Results Live on KPFZ Tonight at 7 p.m.

Join Ron Green and Herb Gura as they follow the local and state election tonight, Tuesday, June 5, 2018.  Coverage begins at 7:00 p.m. and continues until midnight (or later) as the voting results are updated.  A KPFZ volunteer will be at the local registrar's office to bring you the current counts.  

Other guests possibly including local candidates will be joining Ron and Herb throughout the evening.

The Studio call in number is 707/263.3435.

Bruno Sabatier Guest on the Philadelphia Lawyer Show

Join Ron Green, host of the Philadelphia Lawyer Show on KPFZ 88.1 FM, and his guest, Bruno Sabatier, at 10 AM on Saturday, March 31, 2018. Bruno is a candidate for District 2 Supervisor. Bruno is currently on the Clearlake City Council and is the Mayor. Jeff Smith is not running for re-election, and Bruno's only opponent is Clearlake City Council member Joyce Overton.

District 2 has its northern border along Highway 20 to the Colusa County line which forms the district's eastern border. The District includes the majority of the City of Clearlake (the youngest and largest incorporated city in the County), the area known as Clearlake Park, Windflower Point, and a large stretch of Clear Lake's shoreline.

If time is available, the studio call in lines will be open for questions and comments.  The studio number is 707/263.3435.

The show will repeat on Monday, April 2 at 10 AM. You can also stream it live both days by clicking the live stream link on kpfz.org.

District 3 Supervisor Candidate Eddie "E.J." Crandell on the Philadelphia Lawyer Show

Tune in to KPFZ 88.1 fm for the Philadelphia Lawyer Show at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 24, 2018.  Host Ron Green is interviewing Eddie "E.J." Crandell, a candidate for District 3 Supervisor. Jim Steele, the current District 3 Supervisor, is not running for re-election, and E.J.'s only opponent is Denise Loustalot.

District 3 is the largest geographical district in the County including the communities of Clearlake Oaks, Glenhaven, Lucerne, Nice and Upper Lake.  

The KPFZ studio phone lines will be open for questions and comments if there is time.  The phone number is 707/263.3435.

The show will repeat Monday, March 26, 2018 at 10 AM. You can also stream it both days by clicking the live stream link on the right side of kpfz.org.

Lake County Poet Laureate Julie Adams on Wordweavers Sat Feb 3rd 2018 4-5pm

Lake County Poet Laureate Julie Adams will be our guest on Wordweavers,  Sat Feb 3rd, 2018 4-5 pm (and replaying Monday Feb 5 at 11 pm).

Her two-year appointment is coming to an end, and the selection process for the next Poet Laureate has started.

Julie will read "some old, some new poetry", explain the selection process, and perhaps comment on her life as a Laureate: she promises (while obeying FCC rules) to be "live and frisky".

The selection process is explained by Poet Laureate Emerita Casey Carney on Lake County News.

  • Anyone in Lake County can apply
  • Anyone can nominate somebody else!
  • Applications are due  March 4, at 5 p.m : the selection (by all Poets Laureate -- current, emeritae and emeriti) will be at the Middletown Arts Center on April 29, at 4 p.m. 

To apply, you need to submit :

  • Eight original poems (ten pages maximum), which need not have been published
  • A letter of recommendation from a community member
  • A mission statement describing how you would serve Lake County’s literary community

Note that "The role of a poet laureate is to promote poetry, writing and literacy in the community they represent. The position requires strong organizational, communication and clerical skills."

We will take phone calls after Julie has explained the procedure : call 707-263-3435

We would also like to remind you that the Poetry Out Loud Competition takes place at the Soper Reese Theatre on Sunday, Feb 11 at 2pm. featuring competitors from Middletown, Clear Lake , and Carle Continuation High Schools. Winners at this event will go on

to compete at the state level.