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 of Directors is responsible for KZFR’s financial health and for ensuring the organization meets its community impact goals. The KZFR Board of Directors meets every 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6pm on ZOOM. To read about KZFR's Open Meeting Policy, please click here.  

BOD Application: If you would like to apply to join the Board of Directors, please fill out our Google form

Public Comment Form: If you would like to make a comment, share a concern or question, at the next KZFR Board of Directors ZOOM meeting or if you would like to attend the ZOOM meeting, complete our Public Comment Form.

Agenda Items: If you would like to place an item on the agenda for an upcoming Board of Directors meeting, please submit content to [email protected] Board of Directors meeting agendas will be posted on the KZFR website. To view the Board of Directors meeting agendas you may click here. To view the approved minutes you may click here


Rob Davidson – President (7/17, 3rd Term) - Programmer Elected

Rob is a professor of English at California State University, Chico, where he teaches creative writing and American literature. A founding member of Slow Theatre, the arts nonprofit that produces the Butcher Shop theatre festival (annual, free), Rob is active in several local arts groups. Rob also enjoys travel and has taught overseas in the Eastern Caribbean, Taiwan, Spain, and the U.K. Since 2011, Rob has hosted the music program Sunday Papers on KZFR, every other Sunday 10:30am-1:00pm. Join him for the brunch shift!


Karl Ory - Vice President (7/21, 1st Term) - Board Elected

Karl is a three term Chico Councilmember (1977-85 and 2016-20; mayor '83-'85). He is retired from 30 years in non-profit housing development. He enjoys canoeing, cooking, gardening, jazz, grass roots political organizing, and family gatherings with his 13 siblings.


Michael McGinnis – Treasurer (7/22, 1st Term) - Board Elected

Michael is retired with over 45 years as a non-profit manager. He served as the Executive Director of the Arc of Butte County for 23 years. He was a two term Chico Councilmember (1988-1996, Mayor 1994-1996) and was currently elected to his second term on the Chico Area Parks and Recreation District, CARD. He is currently enjoying the birth of his first grandchild.


Jeannie Trizzino - Secretary (7/18, 2nd Term) - Board Elected

Jeannie is a long-time supporter of KZFR and has resided in Chico since escaping from Southern California in the mid-1990s. An amateur naturalist and a long-time animal rights advocate, she runs the local Chico Vegan website. There is much work to be done in this world, and we had best get on with it, preferably with KZFR playing in the background.


Eliane Cristina Da Silva (7/21, 1st Term) - Board Elected

Lili Sol hosts the "Power Of Love", which airs every Friday at 6pm. She is also the founder and president of SOL (Seeds of Love), a nonprofit organization based in Paradise that is dedicated to empowering women and girls, men and boys to have a loving, healthy and happy relationship with themselves and their partners, children, family, friends and environment through positive thinking and constructive action.


Elizabeth Daniels (7/21, 1st Term) - Board Elected

For the last 12 years I've been working as an intuitive healer.  I give foot massages with some reflexology using essential oils.  I love what I do and I'm constantly learning more about intuitive healing and about essential oils. I'm awaiting Aroma Freedom certification. It's a simple, clear process using neuroscience, the subconscious and smell coming together to help one become more whole in all aspects of their lives.


Mary Tribbey (7/22, 1st Term) - Board Elected

Mary Tribbey is a fervent believer in community public radio in general and KZFR in particular. In a former life, she served K-12 education as a data wrangler and implementation trainer. She currently spends her time in a small walnut orchard on a tractor or obliterating the ever-present puncture vine, reading, and caring for two extremely funny toddler grandchildren.  She has lived in the Chico area for four decades.


Steve Scarborough (7/22, 1st Term) - Programmer Elected

Steve is a veteran of the KZFR Program Council (1999-2004) and Program Committee (2019-2022). For the past eighteen years he has hosted It’s Just JaZz heard Mondays 2:30-5:00 pm. Steve and his wife Pam Figge have lived in Butte County since 1971 and enjoy the vibrant local arts and music scene, their wide circle of friends and good times with their children and grandchildren.


Fran Kennedy (7/22, 1st Term) - Board Elected

Fran Kennedy has been a long time supporter and listener of public radio. She has worked in public service for over twenty years as well as a national nonprofit. Best days are spent with family and rescue animals in Sutter county. 



Laura Lukes (7/22, 1st Term) - Board Elected

Laura Lukes moved to Chico in 1987 and was thrilled to find KZFR on her radio dial a few years later. When she retired, she began exploring ways to contribute to her community. She has served on the boards of the ARC of Butte County, Butte County Master Gardeners, Ridge Quilters Guild, and, over twenty years ago, KZFR. She loves the bounty and wonder of the North State and tries to direct her energies toward building a healthy, resilient, loving society.


Committees

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. 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. Members who are programmers shall be elected by the KZFR programmers, concurrent with the programmer election of the Board of Directors each June. The Board of Directors shall appoint other committee members.

To learn more about the Program Committee click here


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 (www.cpb.org), 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). To learn more about the Community Advisory Board click here


You may download and print applications for the Program Committee and/or Community Advisory Board.


Other temporary committees are created at the discretion of the Board of Directors, which holds meetings open to the public. To learn about other committees please email the KZFR Office at [email protected]


To view KZFR's Public Documents click here