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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.

The Signal Is Back On The Air

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on Thursday, 29 January 2015
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Our Napa-based engineer configured a loaner unit for us, which got us back on the air at about 3:20 PM today. Our backup STL transmitter un...
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Regarding the Current Audio Problem

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on Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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As we have had to report many times over the years, KZYX/KZYX has chronic problems with its set of STL radios.  These Radios send the signal...
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We Know the Signal is More Scratchy Sounding

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on Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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We suspect that the problem is with the backup STL units we put into service when the regular ones had so many dropouts.  But what we have t...
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Those Dropouts You Heard Are Fixed - STL Backups Are In Place

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on Monday, 12 January 2015
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STL (Studio Transmitter Link) radios send the signal from Philo up to the main transmitter up on Cold Springs peak.  We tend to have fairly ...
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What does "Profitable" Mean For Us and Why Does It Matter?

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on Monday, 29 December 2014
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I think everyone knows that we have climbed our way out of a great deal of long-term debt over the past several years.  It was once more tha...
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FY2014 Audit Will Show 2nd Straight Profitable Year

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on Friday, 26 December 2014
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2014 was a good year for KZYX, our 25th anniversary year: I heard from our auditor on December 24 that the audit for fiscal year 2014 will ...
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test test test

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on Wednesday, 10 December 2014
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In which we test....
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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
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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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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