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.

Board of Directors

Tom Leonardi - Chair (8/13, 1st term)

Programmer Elected

Phone: (530)345-7988


Steve O’Bryan – Vice Chair (7/11, 2nd Term)

Programmer Elected

Cell: (530) 343-5362

Sue Hilderbrand  - Secretary (9/11, 2nd Term)

Programmer Elected

Mobile: (530) 532-0963

Mike Marvier - Treasurer (8/14, 1st term)

Board Election Community At-Large

phone: (530)604-1895

Curtis Peldo - (10/12, 1st Term)

Board Appointed Community At-Large

Cell: (530)966-4053

Xela Young (8/13, 1st term)

Board Appointed Community At-Large

Phone: (831)295-0116


Dan Joseph (8/13, 1st term)

Board Appointed Community At-Large

Phone: (530)563-6680


Anna Kastner (7/15, 1st Term)

Programmer Elected

Phone: (530)589-5598



The Board of Directors meetings occur the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 6:00pm at 341 Broadway, Suite 416. The BOD meetings  are as follows: 


January 12th. Download the Agenda Here

February 9th

March 8th

April 12th

May 10th

June 14th

July 12th

August 9th

October 11th

November 8th 

December 12th


January 13th - Download the agenda Here

February 10th - Download the agenda Here

March 5th - All Station Meeting - Download the agenda Here

March 10th - Download the agenda Here

April 14th - Download the agenda Here

May 19th. Download the agenda Here

June 9th. Download the agenda Here

July 14th. Download the agenda Here

August 11th. Download the agenda Here

September 8th. Download the Agenda Here

October 13th. Download the Agenda Here

November 10th. Download the Agenda Here

December 8th. Download the Agenda Here

Download the Agendas and the Approved Minutes by following the links.


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
  • Sterling Ogden
  • Peter Ratner

The next Program Committee meeting is at the KZFR studio located at 341 Broadway #416.

send a message to the Program Committee 
download an application to join the Program Committee

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. The schedule for the Program Committee meetings for 2015 are as follows:

January 7th. Download the Agenda Here

February 17th. Download the Agenda Here

March 3rd. Download the Agenda Here

April 7th. Download the Agenda Here

May 7th. Download the Agenda Here

June 2nd. Download the Agenda Here

July 9th. Download the Agenda Here

August 4th. Download the Agenda Here

September 1st. Download the Agenda Here

October 1st. Download the Agenda Here

November 3rd

December 1st

Community Advisory Board - 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