Friday, October 24, 2014

Were back on the air!

Hello listeners and supporters,

We have great news to report! The power to the tower is back on and we are running at full ability. Thank you for your patience while we were off and we hope to avoid problems like this in the future. Thanks to our staff at KRZA for going to the San Antonio Mountain and getting things back up and running for the community's listening pleasure.

Kit Carson Planned Outage

Hello listeners and supporters,

As you may know KRZA went off the air at approximately 1:30pm Thursday October 23rd, 2014. We are on top of the situation and we have informed our engineer and Kit Carson Electric (Our Energy Provider at the Tower site). Kit Carson let us know know that they are currently working on new lines on the San Antonio Mountain and that they will be putting power back on as soon as possible. We apologize that we were unable to inform you all before it took place but the information was not available to us until the last minute. We appreciate your continued support and patience with us as we go through transitions and issues like this. If you have any further questions or concerns please call the station at 719-589-8844 or 1-800-290-0887 and we will be glad to answer your questions.

Gerald A. Rodriguez
Interim General Manager

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

KRZA Halloween Benefest Update

Hello listeners and supporters,

We are finally all set to go on our KRZA Halloween Benefest Concert. Join us on Halloween Night starting at 8pm at the Elk's Lodge on 406 Hunt Ave in Alamosa, Colorado. We will be raising funds to keep the station on the air as well as having a great time with the community. Pedro and the Pistons will be headlining the concert along with opening act Shadows of the Valley with guest appearance by G-Stylez of 8000 Feet Productions. We will be holding a costume contest for different age groups and the Elk's Lodge will also be holding a raffle. We would love to see you all there and we appreciate your continued support.

Friday, October 10, 2014

Announcement of Public Meeting

The Board of Directors of Equal Representation of Media Advocacy (ERMAC), dba KRZA FM Community Radio, will have their Regular Business Meeting on Thursday, October 16, 2014, at 6:00PM, at the KRZA office, 528 9th Street in Alamosa, Colorado.

The Agenda for this meeting is available at the KRZA office to anyone who wishes a copy. Minutes of the previous month’s business meeting will be available at this meeting, and after approval of the Board, on the KRZA website, by mail by request, and at the KRZA office in Alamosa, Colorado.
KRZA Board Meetings are open to the public.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Halloween Benefit Concert/Dance Update

Hello KRZA Listeners and Supporters,

The KRZA Board of Directors and Staff have been working hard on fundraising ideas and we have several brewing right now ready to implement. But the next event we are focusing on is the KRZA Halloween Benefit Concert and Dance at the Elk's Lodge in Alamosa, Colorado with Pedro and the Pistons, Shadows of the Valley, and more. Pedro and the Pistons, Shadows of the Valley and the Elk's Lodge were kind enough to help KRZA by donating their time and efforts to keep the station alive and well. We will have more details as the event gets closer but for now mark your calendars for Halloween Night Friday October 31, 2014. The event is open to the public and for further details you can call the station at 719-992-8554 or 1-800-290-0887. We hope to see you all there.

Interim General Manager
Gerald Rodriguez

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Fall Fund Drive Update

Hello KRZA listeners,

We want to send a big THANK YOU!! out to all of you who supported our Fall Fund Drive this year. With your donations of money, time, food, and energy you have helped KRZA stay on the air longer. Also many thanks to Bittersweet Highway (Wayne McKenzie and Rene Janiece), all of the local musicians who performed, and the SLV Brewing Company for putting on our KRZA Benefest North on Sunday September 28th. Between the two fundraising efforts we were able to raise $12,118 and more pledges are still coming in the mail. We are still working on other fundraising efforts throughout the months too so be expecting to see KRZA in the community a lot more in the near future. More updates to come soon stay tuned!

 -Gerald Rodriguez
Interim General Manager

Thursday, September 18, 2014

I will be presenting the status of the KRZA websites tonight at the KRZA board meeting. It starts at 5:30pm at the station in Alamosa. And don’t forget the fund drive is in full force for those wishing to donate time and/or money.

Miles Eddy
The Board of Directors of Equal Representation of Media Advocacy (ERMAC), dba KRZA FM community Radio, will have their Regular Business Meeting on Thursday, September 18, 2014, at 5:30 PM, at 528 9th, Alamosa Colorado. KRZA Board Meetings are open to the public.

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Fall Fund Drive

The Fall Fund Drive starts Monday, September 15 and runs to September 29. If you would like to participate please give the station a call: (719) 589-8844 or 800-290-0887.

I am excited to once again be a part of KRZA, this time helping with the Internet technology to facilitate staff in keeping you informed. There will be status updates on Facebook and Twitter and of course you can always check back here.  More coming soon so stay tuned in!

Miles Eddy
KRZA Web Master

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Transmitter Update:

We apologize for the lower signal KRZA has been projecting over the air the past few weeks. Our transmitter received lightning damage that caused our modules to burn out. We have been working with our engineer Dirk Peratt to get an estimate for new parts to fix the problem. The good news is we are still on the air it is just not as strong of a signal as usual but we are hoping to be at full signal soon. We appreciate your patience with us as we go through staff and management changes and begin the process of updating our website site and social media sites.

Gerald Rodriguez
Interim General Manager

Thursday, September 4, 2014

We have a new Web Master! 

With all the resent changes at KRZA Community Radio it’s been hard to keep you updated via our web site. But we are now getting some help from SLV resident Miles Eddy who is currently reviewing what we have and moving things forward. Please be patient as there is a lot of information and technology we are still putting together to better take advantage of the Internet and social media. 

Come back soon for an update of what is happening at KRZA (like the fall fund drive that starts September 15).

Friday, May 30, 2014

Spring Fund Drive Extension

3 days, 6 Board members, $25,000.

Please help us raise an additional $25,000 to achieve our Spring Drive goal of $58,000. You can call, mail, or donate on-line via Paypal.


523 9th St.
Alamosa, CO  81101

May 30, 31 and June 1. We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, May 23, 2014

Off-Air, This morning, May 23, 2014, Kit Carson Electric is experiencing another power outage on San Antonio Mt. We were told that the outage is due to a lightning strike. We don't know when the power will be back, and then we may have to return to the mountain to turn on the breaker again.

We have heard that Kit Carson is laying fiber up the mountain, and may also be laying new electric wires. That means we may continue to experience off-air times throughout the summer. Sigh.

We are still streaming, here, at Tune in, and stay tuned!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

OFF-AIR. This morning, Saturday May 17, Kit Carson again had a power outage on San Antonio Mt. This apparently has blown our breaker again. We are currently mounting an expedition to go to the mountain and flip on the breaker again. We should be back on the air -- unless the problem is more serious -- by late this afternoon or tomorrow by noon.

We are still streaming at