Rick Dulock

Program Director

Rick Dulock is originally from Gainesville, Florida. He fell in love with NPR as a student board operator for 91.9 KVCR in 1996 and since then has worn many hats including Development Director and Pledge Producer. Rick has served as Program Manager since 2011 and is currently working on bolstering KVCR's Weekend Showcase with limited series and unique public radio offerings.

KVCR's over the air broadcast coming from our transmitter and tower on Box Springs Mountain was interrupted at approximately 8:00 PM Saturday evening. KVCR engineers restored the transmission just after 11:00 AM Sunday. We are investigating the outage and will do everything in our power to address any issues that might again cause such an outage in the future. We know that KVCR's listeners deserve the best service we can provide and we apologize for this extended outage.
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The new documentary film, Farmers For America will premier on KVCR TV24 this weekend. KVCR's Rick Dulock spoke to filmmaker, Graham Meriwether about the film.

Information about this film and much more is available online at https://www.leaveitbetter.com/

Check out Farmers For America at 4:00 PM Sunday on KVCR TV channel 24.

Teen Focus

On Monday, November 2nd, our Small Business Spotlight Shines on Teen Focus.

You can learn more about this business at http://teenfocus.org

Sandy's Furniture

Our Monday, October 26th Small Business Spotlight shines on Sandy's Furniture in Chino!

You can learn more about this business at http://sandysfurniture.net

The El Dorado Fire started at approximately 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 5 at El Dorado Ranch Park in Yucaipa. It has burned 2,159 acres and is 5% contained.

Unified Command Partners include:

- San Bernardino County Fire 
- San Bernardino County Sheriff's Department 
- California Highway Patrol 
- City of Yucaipa 
- San Bernardino National Forest

More information and updates:

KVCR pre-empted the second half of Fresh Air with Terry Gross in order to bring LIVE coverage from NPR with the Joe Biden running mate announcement of Kamala Harris. Here is a link to the Fresh Air website where you can listen to today's episode:


Following a recent appointment by Governor Gavin Newsom, the Inland Empire now has a local voice on the statewide California Community Colleges Board of Governors. KVCR's Rick Dulock called the appointee to find out more.

FULL DISCLOSURE: The KVCR stations are owned and operated by the San Bernardino Community College District. Joseph Williams is an elected member of the District's Board of Trustees.


Current Situation (Inciweb 8/9/2020):

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According to inciweb’s Saturday morning update, the Apple Fire, which started Friday, July 31 near Cherry Valley has now burned 32,412 acres and is 35% contained. Three people have been injured and four homes have burned. The number of personnel assigned to fight the Apple Fire has increased to 2,845. This includes 42 hand crews, 276 engines, 24 dozers, 40 water tenders, 18 helicopters and two airplanes.
The Current Situation (inciweb  8/8/2020 at 9:10 a.m.):


The Apple Fire which started on Friday afternoon is continuing to spread to the north across the head of the Mill Creek Canyon, and east into the San Gorgonio Wilderness. As the fire burns into the wilderness the vegetation is becoming sparse limiting fire intensity. The fire remained active Monday night into Tuesday morning. Overnight, firefighters were able to complete construction of fireline on the southwest corner of the perimeter. This and other work along the southern and southeastern perimeters increased the percentage of fire containment to 15%.

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The Apple Fire, which started near Cherry Valley around 5:00 PM on Friday, has burned over 26,450 acres and there is currently 5% containment.  Much of the northern and eastern edge of the fire is in very steep, rugged hillsides which is not accessible to firefighting vehicles.  Firefighters continue to work to slow the spread of the fire using all resources available including helicopters, fixed wing air tankers, ground equipment and hand-crews.

On this episode of Inland Edition Lillian Vasquez has a conversation with Alex Padilla. Padilla is serving his second term as California's Secretary of State. 

As KVCR continues to provide information for Inland Empire residents during the coronavirus pandemic, Program Manager, Rick Dulock has been asking members of the San Bernardino Community College District Board of Trustees to share their thoughts and advice as we work through challenging times. Dulock spoke to SBCCD Trustee, Joseph Williams last week and asked about college students.

KVCR connected with leaders in our own organization who, like many residents these days, are working from home. Last week, KVCR’s Rick Dulock spent a few minutes on the phone with all seven members of the San Bernardino Community College District’s Board of Trustees, and gathered some of their thoughts regarding the pandemic. Here’s advice to the public from one of the trustees.

The KVCR stations are owned and operated by the San Bernardino Community College District.


KVCR's Lillian Vasquez has a conversation with Dr. Judy White, Riverside County Superintendent of Schools, about the services Riverside County is providing to meet the needs of the community. Listen to this episode and more here.

For more information, visit RCOE.CA


The PBS NewsHour & Politico are hosting seven Democratic presidential candidates at Loyola Marymount University for the final debate of 2019. Watch live on Empire KVCR TV, channel 24 or listen live here by clicking the headline above and then the arrow to play.

PBS NewsHour and Politico have combined resources to put on the final Democratic Presidential Candidate Debate of 2019. Empire KVCR TV is carrying the debate LIVE on channel 24 and 24.1. The event begins at 5:00 PM and is expected to last three to four hours. Co-moderating the event are PBS NewsHour anchor and managing editor, Judy Woodruff along with POLITICO chief political correspondent, Tim Alberta, PBS NewsHour's Amna Nawaz and White House correspondent, Yamiche Alcindor. Again, watch live on Empire KVCR TV, channel 24 or 24.1.

For the fourth year in a row, Vietnam vets in Redlands are inviting veterans and their families to their city for dinner. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

According to a report from the San Bernardino Sun Newspaper, by Friday evening, containment on the Old Water fire in San Bernardino grew to 85% .

San Bernardino County fire officials said the blaze had scorched 145 acres along Highway 18 in Waterman Canyon. Fire spokesman Eric Sherwin said Friday that the department had no information to announce on how and where the fire started as the investigation continues.

Longtime Inland Empire journalist and KVCR contributor, Cassie MacDuff and KVCR's Rick Dulock review some of the big Inland Empire news stories from the past week, including:

1. Riverside County supervisors say a proposed “good neighbor” warehouse ordinance isn’t strong enough.
2. San Bernardino City Unified School District computers were shut down by a ransomware attack.
3. The Diocese of San Bernardino has come up with a plan to compensate victims of clergy sexual abuse.

Mandatory evacuations were ordered Thursday morning for a portion of north San Bernardino after a wind-driven brush fire was reported. The fire, dubbed the Old Water Fire, began just after 2 a.m. near Old Waterman Canyon Road and Highway 18.  
The blaze quickly burned about 75 acres and a flare-up this afternoon was sending smoke down the mountain and into the city.
The Forest Service is working with the San Bernardino County Fire Department, Cal Fire and local agencies in battling the Old Water Fire.  400 personnel,  air tankers and helicopters have kept the blaze at bay.

Don Miller

If you happened to see this beautiful train (pictured) steaming its way through the Inland Empire, you witnessed the nationwide tour of Union Pacific's #4014 Big Boy Excursion Train. Train enthusiasts would have the schedule from this link. Thanks to Don Miller for the picture and information!

FRIDAY - As of 4:20 PM multiple fires are challenging firefighters in windy conditions around the Inland Empire. Here are some details:

Work is taking place now at the KVCR Radio and Empire PBS transmitter site on Box Springs Mountain near Moreno Valley. KVCR Radio AND Empire PBS television WILL be affected today with periods of low signal power and/or silence.

Please remember, you can listen to 91.9 KVCR anytime online and through radio listening apps like Tune-In Radio – even when our transmitter is turned off. To listen online simply click the ‘Listen Live’ arrow on our home page at kvcrnews.org

Thanks for your patience as we upgrade our main transmission equipment in order to serve you better!

More than a thousand people are still unaccounted fior after the Camp Fire disaster in Butte County. North State Public Radio's Sarah Bohannon has more on why that list is still considered to be somewhat – and what's being done to find people who are safe. 

On Friday, California’s state employment Development Department confirmed that unemployment rate is at a record low of 4.1 percent. KVCR’s Katie Trojano and Rick Dulock report on California's unemployment, and more specifically, the Inland Empire's unemployment rate. 

California employers added about 36,000 non farm payroll jobs in October. However, the effects of this month's wildfires have not yet been calculated to reflect any employment impacts. 

The president of the nation's largest public pension fund has been unseated by a critic who says fund directors are attempting too much social investment at the expense of pensioners. KVCR's Rick Dulock has this story published last week by the Associated Press.

Riverside City College will hold a benefit concert on Sunday, September 30 at their downtown location. KVCR's Rick Dulock has details.

Four southern California inmates have been charges with killing a fellow prisoner. KVCR's Rick Dulock has this story from the Associated Press.

You visit the grocery store or local farmer's market. Picture your favorite vegetable. to get it into your hands, it's possible a farm worker had to first pick it with theirs. 

But as Capital Public Radio's Nadine Sebai explains, many California farmers are struggling to find workers, especially in the so-called "Salad Bowl of the World."