KBCZ workshop / meeting SATURDAY

2014-11-01 RadioWhen: Saturday 11/1/2014 from 11:00am – 1:00pm

Where: BC Recreation Annex Room, 13333 Middleton Avenue, Boulder Creek, CA 95006

90.1 KBCZ radio station is getting closer to being on the air, they are having a meeting / workshop this Saturday from 11:00am – 1:00pm at the BC Rec Annex Room. Find out where they are in the process of going live, streaming radio, and the workings of the station itself.

They want to here from you! They are currently looking for volunteers interested in the areas of technical knowledge, fundraising, marketing, and programming. No experience is necessary.

KBCZ will be a non-commercial local FM Radio station at 90.1FM serving the San Lorenzo Valley using an entertaining and educational format. The content is to be focused on local expertise on a wide array of subjects including local history, art, music, agriculture, weather, emergency information, upcoming community events, and our local economy. KBCZ is to be financially sustainable through donations and local business sponsorships.

So if you want to be part of the radio station, know what is going on, or give input please attend this workshop / meeting.

Website: http://kbcz.org

RADIO UPDATE, Fundraiser Tally, & Volunteers Needed


KBCZ first fundraising event was a huge success, more then 200 attended the Dance Party in March and they raised $4500 to help build the Radio stations infrastructure. They are still waiting for the FM license to be assigned to them by the FCC.

Their tech support guru Logan was able to configure the Internet stream and it soon will be live. They are now in the process of cataloging local music, interviews, and radio dramas for broadcast. This is going to be a large job because most local music is not in the Gracenote database, so all of this information is going to have to be labeled. Liner notes about local artist and other relevant information also needs to be added. They are currently in the process of getting a programming group together who can help with these tasks, so if you want to help contact KBCZ.

They also need more local music, so if you know musicians in the SLV or even Santa Cruz county who have good quality recordings, please ask them to deliver uncompressed CDs (no mp3s unless they are very high quality, ie 320kbps) to the station. They can drop them in the mail slot at the Santa Cruz Mountain Bulletin where they share space.  They are also looking for other types of programming like radio plays, comedies, educational programs, and so on.  It would be helpful if the artist could note any explicit tracks and include any liner note info they would like to share (ie. Boulder Creek harmonica player George Galt also plays with legendary guitarist and songwriter Richard Thompson).

If your interests are in other areas like operations, fundraising, outreach, and so on they need volunteers in those areas as well. Other tasks include putting together the station guidelines, contacting people, putting together the community calendar for broadcast, etc.  They also want to connect with the local schools.

The plan is to start pre-programming the automated software with content for broadcast on the Internet starting now and then, start adding live DJ’s, talk shows, etc.  The radio station is primarily an educational format as designated by the FCC.

Another focus is to stream traffic and weather via an RSS feed so it is available on mobile devices. The plan is to have people text or call them from the road and let them know where trees are down, roads are closed, and so on. This will also stream on their website.  Eventually, they will want someone to do live updates over the FM broadcast.   This could be the DJ or someone else.

Progress is also being made on the production studio which will be in the back of Barry Tanner’s BC Music Works studio (the old post office behind The Odd Fellows Building). If you have interest in doing any kind of show, Sam Peacock will be getting together with people in the production studio to do an air-check (a short demo), again contact KBCZ.

90.1 KBCZ
Boulder Creek Community Radio

13090 Central Avenue, Suite 3
Boulder Creek, CA 95006

Tim Welch, Director


KBCZ Dance Party is This Saturday Night!!

This Saturday night is the KBCZ Dance Party! Please come out and support our efforts in creating a community radio station right here in Boulder Creek! Our silent auction is shaping up in an exciting way. If you have friends or relatives coming to visit this year, you could give them a stay in a cabin provided by Big Basin State Parks or a kayak tour in Elkhorn Slough or a wine tasting for 10 in the beautiful vineyard of Savannah-Chanelle.  We will have beer and wine and non-alcoholic drinks and delicious snacks provided by Boulder Creek Pizza and Pub and a scrumptious dessert buffet provided by Dessert First. Come and mingle and enjoy a laugh, you may get some of these items for a song! Speaking of songs, ask DJ Sam to play your favorite dance tune and have him dedicate it over the mic to whomever you wish! See you there this Saturday night at 7:00pm upstairs in the Odd Fellows Building!!


Preview of Silent Auction List:

Treat Yo’Self Package #1 (1) Salt Scrub and I Body Wrap at Balance Spa, (2) $20.00 certificates for Once Upon a Nail and 1 bottle of Savannah Chenell Wine
Treat Yo’Self Package #2 (1)  Food Facial and Pineapple Peel by Balance Spa, (2) 20.00 Once Upon a Nail Certificate, 1 bottle of Savannah wine, 1 box of Boulder Creek Chocolates
A Kayak Connection trip for 2
Sail on the Chardonnay II Trip for 2
2 Nights in Cabin Provided by Big Basin State Parks
Blue Adventure Kayak Naturalist- Led Tour of Elkhorn Slough for 1
Pacific Edge Wall Climbing Kid’s Adventure Package
A 4-week series of Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Palomar Ballroom (or other dance of your choice)
Dinner for 2 at Casa Nostra
Ukulele Lessons
Vocal Lessons
3 Hours of Hypnosis with Daniel Gross
Savannah-Chanelle Wine Tasting for 10

KBCZ’s First Fundraiser: Dance Party!

Mark your calendars, Boulder Creek’s Community Radio project is having it’s first ever fundraiser!

March 29, Saturday Night, upstairs in the Oddfellows building, DJ’s will be spinning dance music from every era. Light food and drinks, all ages welcome, under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. A silent auction with a 50/50 raffle! All proceeds support the new KBCZ radio project, which has an on-air date of July 1, 2014. For more info: kbcz.orgImage

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