KKBN Hard Working Man (1.9.19)

My boyfriend Luke is the hardest working man I know. After his normal 8 hour job working for the Maintenance Dept at Pine Mountain Lake, Luke is usually working on somebody’s roof, clearing lots for fire prevention, landscaping, felling a tree limb or entire tree, helping to build a garage, cutting pads, digging trenches, cutting firewood, making a handcrafted gift for someone, or any one of the other side jobs/projects he may have going on. He does all these things for his family, friends, neighbors and community members, sometimes for little or no pay. He has a great sense of humor and a kind heart. As I am writing this, my Luke is outside, working on a gift for my son’s new home. It is cold and wet, this is what he does. I am proud to nominate my Luke as he is the hardest working man I know!


Yvonne Penland

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Jim’s Automotive on Shaws Flat-Family owned and operated since 1950


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Josh Pfeiffers Star is Shining Bright


Josh Pfeiffer is an American singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, and philanthropist with roots in the Mother Lode.

He joined Big Joe this week on KKBN to talk about life and music and his new song and video, “One More Time”.

He was born in Sonora, California and attended Summerville High School. He and his wife, Tara Pfeiffer, have three children and left their Lake Tulloch home in Copperopolis around four years ago to live in both downtown Reno and in Sacramento.

The artist released his debut album American Crooner Act:1 in 2010 featuring cover versions of Big Band standards as well as original compositions, Life, Beautiful Girl, California Days, When I’m With You, and Where I Want To Be. The album features the late Tower Of Power founding member and critically-acclaimed Trumpet player Mic Gillette.

Pfeiffer released the music video for his single “Life” directed by Emmy Award winner Alejandro Guimoye in 2016. Filmed along the Northern California coast, the video is a tribute to Josh’s late parents and features his daughter Tamara Pfeiffer.

This year Pfeiffer re-released his single Life in the Pop genre, and donated six months of the proceeds from the single and music video to the victims of the Northern California Wildfires. Later this year, Pfeiffer will release his single and music video “Brand New Shoes”, which was written and co produced by David Schram and mixed by Grammy Award winner Joe Chiccarelli.

Pfeiffer is currently back in the studio working on his latest original compositions, “One More Time” and “Dancing Girl”, as well as a studio version of Frank Sinatra’s “Luck Be A Lady”.  Tune into Big Joe’s Good Morning Show on KKBN to hear more of the interview with Josh.


Clarke Broadcasting’s 9th Annual Cash Drive For Interfaith


KKBN-KZSQ-KVML will be live on the air on Friday, November 30th accepting pledges for Interfaith. Call (209) 533-1450 from 6am-Noon. Interfaith Social Services of Tuolumne County will use your donations to feed and provide services for our less fortunate neighbors.

Big Joe’s Good Morning Show on Today’s Country 93.5 KKBN, Mark & Maryann in the Morning on Star 92.7, and Mark Truppner on KVML will give ongoing updates of the totals pledged. Businesses that participate will be recognized on the air, and challenges are encouraged!

We will have volunteers manning the phones to take your pledge. Your tax deductible donation should be dropped off at 342 South Washington Street Sonora CA 95370 by 5pm on Friday, November 30th. Make checks out to Interfaith or use PayPal .

Then, Saturday, December 1st 9am to 12 noon, join us for a live broadcast from Standard park and bring new (or gently used) coats or jackets in any size. The Interfaith volunteers will greet you, provide a receipt and say THANKS! It only takes a few moments and you can be on your way!

Be sure to bring the kids, a camera and watch Santa arrive by helicopter at 11AM, courtesy of PHI Air Medical. There will be plenty of Christmas festivities and Santa will talk to each child personally!

ALL donations—CASH and COATS—go to Interfaith Social Services to help needy families in Tuolumne County.

As a local business, we encourage you to do your CASH and COAT DRIVE inside your business! Please do not bring coats to the radio stations.

How To Help Victims of The California Wildfires



Many people have contacted us asking how they can help the victims of the devastating Calif Wildfires.  Below are links where your donations will be most helpful.




From the Students at Gold Rush Charter School

This Friday From 9:00 am until 7:00 pm we will have a truck set up at the Mother Lode Fairgrounds to collect pet products for the victims of the Camp Fire in Northern California.

We will accept the following:

Pets: grass hay, hog feed, goat feed, canned dog food with pop top lid, cat food, chicken feed, 5glon buckets with lids, feed pans

Gift cards, gas cards and donations accepted.

Call for more information 588-3848
Delivery will be this Saturday

* Angels Camp Veterinary Hospital and Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital are organizing a drive for those who have lost their homes or are displaced due to the Camp Fire in Butte County. Please drop off any non-perishable food items (no glass please), animal food for any species, hygiene supplies, water, blankets, pillows, clothing,toilet paper, batteries, flash lights, pet bowls, pet crates, first aid supplies, kitty litter, paper plates and bowls, gift cards, scrub tops and bottoms or an other product you see fit to either location for a delivery we will be making on November 17.




  •  People interested in volunteering or donating as-needed may sign up with the Red Cross. The Red Cross has a volunteer page here.
  • The Ca Fire Foundation  
  • The United Way has a Camp Fire page where you can donate. You can also text “BUTTEFIRE” to 91999 to make a pledge.
  • Facebook has launched a “Crisis Center,” where users can donate to a number of fundraisers and offer direct help to survivors.
  • The Salvation Army also has a donations page.
  • GoFundMe has gathered several verified fundraising campaigns benefiting particular families or going into a broad fund.
  •  You Can Text 90999 to Help Donate $10.00 to The American Red Cross
  • Do not call emergency services unless you see active, unattended flames or a life-threatening situation. Emergency services around the state are overwhelmed right now, and do not need more calls unless you have an immediate emergency.