Jeffrey Parker

The Mendocino County Department of Transportation has scheduled major repairs to Philo-Greenwood Road that will force closures of the road between September 18 an October 10, 2017. The road was briefly closed by landslides and toppled trees during heavy rains in February.

Signs appeared on Wednesday saying the road would be closed, but transportation officials contacted by KZYX predicted the closures would be only sporadic and that Philo-Greenwood Road would be passable at times while the repairs are being carried out.

courtesy of Cal Fire Mendocino Unit


The air quality in Mendocino County is likely to be affected by wildfires for weeks to come, according to the Mendocino County Air Quality District. 


Ongoing high pressure and northerly winds are expected to continue bringing smoke from southern Oregon and Northern California until the fires are out and southwest winds bring cooler temperatures.


Living With Wildlife

Sep 5, 2017

Mountain lions, coyotes, and bear have been feasting on livestock for decades.  These cunning predators usually find a way to outwit ranchers and agricultural scientists who continually employ creative tactics to either kill the predators or scare them off.  Reporter Sarah Reith reports on the latest predator control strategies. 

Water board officials heard an earful from Lake County residents at Lakeport City Hall on Monday, August 28 2017.  The topic of discussion was regulating the pollutant and nutrient loading of the massive water body, Clearlake. Many questions and concerns were raised by members of the public over the lack of management of the lake. 

An excessive heat wave is expected later this week with temperatures forecast to rise into the triple digits on Thursday.

According to the National Weather Service, the hot weather will cover inland Mendocino County and Lake County and last until at least Monday.

The heat, forecaster Richard Lam said, is caused by high pressure building over the Northestern United States.  Although it comes at the end of August, this may not be the last scorching week of the summer. 

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When he was in prison, Lorenzo Palma strongly suspected he was an American citizen. He had spent his whole life in the United States, and he knew his grandfather was born in El Paso, Texas, in 1914.

Palma had served five years for an assault conviction and was about to be released on parole, but immigration officials had stopped his release because they wanted to deport him. They said he wasn't a U.S. citizen.

Marzipan, The Sweet Taste Of The Holidays In Madrid

Dec 22, 2016

There are three constants during the holiday season in Madrid: tourists ogling light-bedecked thoroughfares; supermarket aisles stuffed with seasonal treats like turrón and polvorón, the Spanish shortbread. And, everywhere, marzipan.

With a manhunt and a $100,000 reward aimed at his capture, more details are emerging about Anis Amri, the chief suspect in Monday's attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. Revelations that the authorities had monitored Amri — and marked him for deportation — are also fueling anger in Germany.

The federal government has cut payments to 769 hospitals with high rates of patient injuries, for the first time counting the spread of antibiotic-resistant germs in assessing penalties.

The punishments come in the third year of Medicare penalties for hospitals with patients most frequently suffering from potentially avoidable complications, including various types of infections, blood clots, bed sores and falls. This year the government also examined the prevalence of two types of bacteria resistant to drugs.

Evacuations continue from east Aleppo, as remaining rebels and civilians wait in freezing weather for transportation out of the city.

The end of the evacuations may be coming soon: NPR's Alice Fordham reports that regime forces might be entering the tiny enclave that has been held by rebels as early as Thursday evening.

The fall of eastern Aleppo to the forces aligned with Syrian President Bashar Assad has been a foregone conclusion for weeks now. The question was whether civilians and fighters would be allowed to leave.

Ikea has reached a $50 million settlement with the families of three toddlers who died after unsecured Ikea dressers tipped over, according to lawyers for the families. The furniture giant confirms a settlement has been reached but describes it as "tentative."

President-elect Donald Trump is rounding out his White House team — installing several trusted campaign advisers to senior West Wing positions.

Kellyanne Conway will serve as counselor to the president, the transition team announced on Thursday. Sean Spicer will be press secretary, and Jason Miller has been named director of communications.

Nearly two months after a black church in Greenville, Miss., was torched and painted with pro-Trump graffiti, a member of the church has been arrested and charged with the crime.

"The Mississippi Department of Public Safety says 45-year-old Andrew McClinton is charged with arson of a place of worship in connection to the fire at the Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church in Greenville on Nov. 1," Mark Rigsby of Mississippi Public Broadcasting reports.

Just before House Republicans re-elected Paul Ryan as their speaker, the Wisconsin Republican made a bold proclamation.

"Welcome to the dawn of a new unified Republican government," Ryan told reporters one week after Election Day. "This will be a government focused on turning President-elect Trump's victory into real progress for the American people."

Ryan continued: "If we are going to put our country back on the right track, we have got to be bold, and we have to go big."


MCPB Meetings

The next meeting of the KZYX Board of Directors will take place Monday, September 11, at the Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation, 499 Leslie Street, in Ukiah. The board meeting will begin at 6:00pm and will include time for public comment. The KZYX Board meets Monday, September 11, at 6:00pm at Rural Communities Housing Development Corporation, 499 Leslie Street, in Ukiah.

Click here to read the minutes of the May 1st meeting.


Yes, that's right- the amazing Scottish neo-traditional band that has been electrifying audiences all over the world, is returning to Eagles Hall in Fort Bragg on Friday the 29th of September!

Tickets are available online at

Also available now at Out of This World in Mendocino, and soon at Harvest Market in Fort Bragg.

Program Showcase

this week on Radiogram

19 hours ago

Lots of ZBS this week & Paul McHugh, author of The Blind Pool, will join me in the studio to talk about his new book.

Wednesday night, 9/13  from 8 to 10 PM

I will be posting links to many of my online audio sources on this program page so that you can listen back or ahead and so that you can check out other work by the creators.

ZBS links:

   ZBS home page

   2 Minute Film Noir

Consider This - September 15th, 9AM: Doughnut Economics

Sep 8, 2017

My guest on this program is renegade economist Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist.

Alma Latina BRASIL with "S" Special Sep 9th

Sep 7, 2017

Celebrating Brazilian Independence Day, Alma Latina September 9th is going to be a Brazilian Special show.

The new artists, new voices, that represent the Brazilian Music New Generation of the brazilian music.

Here is the playlist, ENJOY!!!

Alma Latina (Music) with Aline 09/09/2017 03:00PM to 05:00PM

03:00PM-03:03PM (3:30) Luisa Maita “Vai Chorar” composed by Luisa Maita from Fio da Memória on cumbancha