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.

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.

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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."

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The Holy Fire, now buring in two counties, has led to an air quality advisory warning for Orange, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties. The South Coast Air Quality Management District issued the advisory on Tuesday and warned of increased respiratory health risks in all three counties, extending as far east as Yucaipa. Up to the hour air quality monitoring is available for your city at this link: http://www.aqmd.gov/

KVCR's Rick Dulock has this complete update on the blaze:

Mary Fran McCluskey

KVCR's Rick Dulock updates the Holy Fire burning in the Cleveland National Forest.
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The County Fire, located east of Lake Berryessa and covering parts of Yolo and Napa Counties, now covers 86,000 acres and is 30% contained. KVCR's Rick Dulock has an update.

San Bernardino County Fire Investigators have confiscated thousands of pounds of fireworks. KVCR's Rick Dulock has the story.


Are you looking for a good fireworks show? InlandEmpire.US has put together a comprehensive list of 4th of July fireworks demonstrations, parades and other events in and around Inland Southern California. Follow this link to the list and celebrate Independence Day without lighting a single match!

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This Expressions of Art segment profiles Opera Theatre at California State University San Bernardino. Professor of Music, Stacey Fraser is the Director of this 10 year old program at CSUSB. Fraser and her partners talk about telling stories on stage with music and movement.

Expressions of Art on KVCR is supported in part by the California Arts Council, a state agency. Learn more at www.arts.ca.gov.

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California's current attorney general is Xavier Becerra.  He was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown in November, 2016.  Becerra announced in early 2017 that he would run this year to hold on to his post.  However, three other candidates have entered the race.  All four candidates for California Attorney General are set for a debate tonight at the

Syed Raheel Farook is due in a Riverside courtroom today. He will appear before a federal judge who will determine whether or not to revoke his bail until he comes up for sentencing this fall.


A Southern California trucking company and three men are facing federal charges for allegedly using some 40 unsafe gasoline tanker trucks and shady methods to keep operating despite the deaths of two employees. A grand jury Wednesday indicted National Distributions Services of Corona, owner Carl Johansson and two employees for conspiracy and illegal welding. 

Several cities in the west end of the San Bernardino Valley are conserving water this week during a needed repair. KVCR's Rick Dulock has more.

E-commerce and logistics are major components of the Inland Empire economy. A one-day conference in Pomona this Thursday will include speakers and panels addressing current and future technology connected with the movement of goods in and around southern California. KVCR's Rick Dulock reached out to IEEP President, Paul Granillo for some details.


Firefighters from multiple agencies doused nearly a dozen fires in the northwest corner of San Bernardino on Monday. KVCR's Rick Dulock voices this story reported by the San Bernardino Sun and Associated Press.