Board of Directors and Committees

The foundation of KZFR's management is the volunteer support of the Board of Directors and various committees.

The Board is the guiding hand of KZFR.  Not involved in daily operational tasks, the Board manages KZFR's vision and trajectory, developing documents such as the Strategic Plan and the General Operating Budget. To read about KZFR's Open Meeting Policy, please click here. If you would like an application join the Board Of Director's, please click here.

The KZFR Board of Director's meetings every Second Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm. If you would like to place an item on the agenda for an upcoming Board of Director's meeting, please submit content to Board Secretary at before 6:00pm on the Sunday before the meeting. Board of Director's meeting agenda's will be posted on the KZFR website and the bulletin board in Room 416. 

Board of Directors
KZFR BOD 2016-17: Left to Right - Tom, Lupita, Jim, Bill, Dan, Carrie & Steve

Tom Leonardi – Chair (8/13, 2nd Term)

Programmer Elected

Phone: (530) 588-5388



Dan Joseph – Vice Chair (8/13, 2nd Term)

Board Appointed Community At-Large

Phone: (530) 563-6680



Jim McCollough – Treasurer (7/16, 1st Term)

Board Appointed Community At-Large

Phone: (703) 622-5466



Carrie Welch – Secretary (7/16, 1st Term)

Board Appointed Community At-Large

Phone: (530) 570-5107



William Nichols (7/16, 1st Term)

Board Appointed Community At-Large

Phone: (530) 965-2136



Rob Davidson (7/17, 1st Term)

Programmer Elected

Phone: (530) 966-8310



Guillermo Mash (7/17, 1st Term)

Programmer Elected

Phone: (530)768-9399



Robert Jones (7/17, 1st Term)             

Programmer Elected

Phone: (530)424-8520


The Board of Directors meetings occur the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm at 341 Broadway, Suite 416. Please select one of the following links for further information


Approved Minutes



Committees serve to develop the finer points of KZFR's sound and on-air identity. 

Program Committee - selection and evaluation of KZFR programs will be made by a Program Committee, subject to the approval of the Program Director, or the General Manager in the absence of a Program Director.  The Program Committee shall be chaired by the Program Director or General Manager, who shall only vote in the event of a tie among other members.  KZFR Staff may not permanently implement programming without the approval of a majority of the Program Committee.  The Program Committee may also advise the Board of Directors on program policy and ascertainment of community needs.

The Program Committee shall consist of between five and nine members, at least two of which, but not more than four, are current KZFR programmers.  Two members shall be elected by the KZFR programmers, concurrent with the programmer election of the Board of Directors.  The Board of Directors shall appoint other committee members.  Program Committee member terms are two years from each member’s election or appointment.

 Program Committee members may serve no more than three consecutive terms and shall be removed from the committee for missing more than 25% of regular meetings during a fiscal year.

Program Committee

  • Rick Anderson - Chair
  • Tamara Wichman
  • Ray Laager

The Program Committee meetings occur on the first Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at 341 Broadway, Suite 411. Download an Application For The Program Committee Here and Click Here to read agendas, approved minutes, and upcoming schedule.

Community Advisory Board

The Community Advisory Board, or 'CAB', a body established by the KZFR Board of Directors, in compliance with Corporation for Public Broadcasting regulations (, to assist the station in being more responsive to community needs by providing for effective public participation in planning and decision-making. The CAB is solely advisory in nature, and is distinct and independent of the Board of Directors (the station's governing body). The Community Advisory Board (CAB) is comprised of people who are reasonably representative of the diverse needs and interest of the communities served by the station. There is no required number of members, but generally five to ten people serve on the advisory board for one-year terms that can be renewed from year to year.

Other temporary committees are created at the discretion of the Board of Directors, which holds meetings open to the public.

You may download and print applications for the Board of Directors, Program Committee, and Community Advisory Board, or attend their meetings (see below).

The Community Advisory Board meets on a monthly basis, on Thursdays at 4:30 pm. 

Community Advisory Board

  • Paul O'Rourke-Babb
  • Steve Tchudi
  • Chris Nelson
  • Bob Speer
  • Bobbi Tryon

send a message to the Community Advisory Board
download an application to join the CAB

KZFR Diversity Statement

Golden Valley Community Broadcasters is a community radio station dedicated to diversity in broadcasting. GVCB (KZFR) believes acceptance and understanding are vital parts of the diverse communities we represent. KZFR programs and actions reflect such diversity.

For KZFR, the concept of diversity encompasses acceptance and respect. It means understanding that each individual is unique, and recognizing our individual differences.  These can be along the dimensions of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, age, physical abilities, religious beliefs, political beliefs, or other ideologies.  It is the exploration of these differences in a safe, positive, and nurturing environment. 

It is about understanding each other and moving beyond simple tolerance to embracing and celebrating the rich dimensions of diversity contained within each individual.

Once per year KZFR BOD and Staff will participate in Diversity Training as offered by Chico State University Professor Tray Robinson, Director of University Diversity Programs and Inclusion.

Public Documents

Meeting Agendas

Meeting Minutes

KZFR Bylaws

Financial Documents

Local Content and Services Report