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KZYX General Manager's Blog

In which I communicate directly about KZYX.

John Coate

John Coate

I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can contact me directy at gm@kzyx.org See my website cervisa.com for more about me and where I have been.

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on Wednesday, 10 December 2014
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Live Sept. 17 5PM - Right Here! - the 2014 Americana Music Awards from Nashville

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on Tuesday, 16 September 2014
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Follow this LINK to watch the awards right here on the KZYX 2014 Americana Music Awards Page. The 2014 Americana Music Honors & Awards Wedn...
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Links about the Black FIre

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on Saturday, 13 September 2014
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A large and fast growing fire broke out Saturday just before 4 PM between Black Bart Trail and Potter  Valley.  According to the UDJ, "As of...
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4:45 PM Sunday Updater on the Black Fire

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on Sunday, 14 September 2014
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From the Sheriff: The OES Call Center has closed. You can call 463-4086 if you would like to check on evacuation orders on your address. T...
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4 PM Sunday Update on the Black Fire

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on Sunday, 14 September 2014
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From KZYX Reporter Lorraine Dechter: Several roads that were closed due to the Black Fire in Mendocino County are now open. Off of Potter V...
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If You Are an Evacuee (UPDATED)

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on Sunday, 14 September 2014
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From American Red Cross: Evacuees that need shelter please call Red Cross directly at 877-978-2725...
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If You Are an Evacuee

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on Sunday, 14 September 2014
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SUNDAY 12:00 PM: The Sheriff’s Office and CalFIRE are reassessing the evacuated area to determine if evacuees may return. Some residents may...
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PG&E Outages as of Sunday Morning

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on Sunday, 14 September 2014
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From PG&E regarding power outages in Redwood Valley/Potter Valley area. Information taken from http://www.pge.com/myhome/outages/outage/ O...
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Playlist for The Sonic Blender July 15

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on Tuesday, 15 July 2014
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It was my pleasure to sub for Katharine Cole today.  Here is the playlist, in reverse order: 3:56pm The Blushin' Roulettes “Sadness Thief”...
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The FY2015 MCPB Budget as Passed + GM Report

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on Tuesday, 08 July 2014
in Station Business
Follow the links to my GM Report for the July 7, 2014 MCPB Board Meeting and a second link to the FY2015 Budget as passed at that same meeti...
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Want to Understand Net Neutrality?

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on Tuesday, 03 June 2014
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Watch this piece by John Oliver.  It tells you all you need to know.  He explains it better than anything I have yet seen. (click on the hea...
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Audio Archive of the 3rd Supervisor District Candidates' Night

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on Friday, 30 May 2014
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For those of you who missed the broadcast of the Candidates' Night in Willits for the 3rd District Supervisor race, follow this link to the ...
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Signal Problems on 91.5

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on Wednesday, 14 May 2014
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We now believe that the problem lies in the signal that is sent from the Cold Springs tower over to the Laughlin tower.  The strength of tha...
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Aquarelle Awesome!

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on Thursday, 15 May 2014
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This pledge drive we were treated to three straight fabulous dinners from Aquarelle Cafe and Wine Bar in Boonville.  Super food from super p...
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The Latest GM Report is Now Posted

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on Tuesday, 06 May 2014
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Presented at last night's May 5 annual meeting, the report is located as always under About -> Station Business -> General Manager's Reports...
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We are aware that 91.5 still has a problem

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on Thursday, 01 May 2014
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It could be interference - there are many frequencies on that Laughlin tower, and our engineer suggested this - or it could well be our own ...
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Why the Signal Went Down for 2 Days - the Tech Explanation

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on Saturday, 05 April 2014
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What you hear on your radio is sent to our transmitters via a special separate radio signal called an "STL" (which stands for Studio Transmi...
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Link to a One-Hour Edited Archive of the Memorial for Rickey Del Fiorentino

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on Wednesday, 26 March 2014
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Today was the memorial at Cotton Auditorium for slain Mendocino County Sheriff's Deputy Rickey Del Fiorentino.  Follow this link to a one-ho...
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The Origins of Online Community Video

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on Saturday, 08 March 2014
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In 2013, I went to both London and Sydney to give a talk centered around my career before I ever moved to Mendocino County.  It is called "T...
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Audio Transcript of the College of the Redwoods Meeting

Posted by John Coate
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on Friday, 21 February 2014
in Public Affairs and Local News
On February 17, the Board of Trustees of the College of the Redwoods held a public hearing at Town Hall in Fort Bragg so that members of the...
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KZYX Phone Numbers

Business office 707-895-2324

Philo studio 707-895-2448

Willits studio 707-456-9991

Mendocino studio 707-937-5103

KZYX Underwriting

KZYX doesn’t play commercials but we do have underwriting, which is very different from advertising. It is a great way to support KZYX and in exchange we will let our listeners know what goods and services your organization offers.

For questions about underwriting on KZYX, call (707) 895-2324 or email uw [at] kzyx [dot] org