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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.

KZYX Financial Update: We Are In The Black.

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on Wednesday, 20 November 2013
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We have received our fall grants from the CPB and we have banked most of the fall pledge drive.  Our line of credit was fully paid off befor...
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Archive: Norman deVall Interview with Morgan Fox of the Marijuana Policy Project

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on Monday, 11 November 2013
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On November 7, 2013 Access Program host Norman deVall had a lively and informative interview with Morgan Fox of the Marijuana Policy Project...
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A Day in the Life #2.1

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on Friday, 01 November 2013
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5 PM: Got up to Bald Hill and discovered that the power had been out up there for hours.  Comcast and AT&T have backup generators up there, ...
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A Day in the Life #2

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on Friday, 01 November 2013
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Arrived late - after 11, because I was helping the Fort Bragg Day of the Dead Alter Hall by carting a truckload of supplies there.  Fair tra...
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A Day in the Life #1

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on Thursday, 31 October 2013
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In which I attempt to bring sketches of how life is lived at KZYX from the GM's perspective. So here goes, in a more or less chronological ...
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The Ruth Moody Band in Ukiah Oct 26

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on Monday, 28 October 2013
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The glorious music of The Ruth Moody Band filled the SPACE Theater.  Playing selections from her two solo CDs as well as an old Wailin' Jenn...
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Archive: Norman deVall Interviews Tea Party Advocate Dr. Kit Havice

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on Friday, 25 October 2013
in Public Affairs and Local News
On Thursday October 24, Access Program host Norman deVall hosted a fascinating and quite civil discussion/debate with Dr. Kit Havice, a loca...
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Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands live at KZYX!

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on Monday, 21 October 2013
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On Saturday for Lunch on the Back Porch, Laurie, Tom and the band came by to sing a few songs and help our pledge drive.       ...
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Will You Help Mi Madre Aline Reach Her Goal?

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on Saturday, 12 October 2013
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Regarding the Open Lines Show

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on Saturday, 12 October 2013
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The Open Lines call-in show has been suspended until we get a delay machine, better known as a "beeper", so that we can insure certain words...
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Regarding Local News

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on Tuesday, 08 October 2013
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Quite often I hear from listeners who are unhappy that we don't have a 30 minute local news program and want it back.  I am one of them.  An...
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General Manager's October 2013 Report

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on Thursday, 03 October 2013
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The report I prepare for every Board of Directors meeting is now available for you to read.  The next Board meeting is October 7 at Anderson...
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What the MCPB Mission Means to Me

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on Wednesday, 02 October 2013
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To me, where our Mission Statement says that MCPB "reflects the rich diversity of the county" and "the station seeks to foster communication...
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New Slang #30 Playlist!

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on Monday, 02 September 2013
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Alright fans of the Slang. This has been a long time in the making, but I'm gonna try to put playlists up on the regular.  Sorry the formatt...
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Tabling at the One-Day Drive - Fundraising and Friendraising!

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on Saturday, 24 August 2013
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Women's Voices host Janie Rezner at the Fort Bragg KZYX table at Harvest Market. Photo by Derek Hoyle...
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Our New Control Board is Almost Ready for Installation

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on Monday, 19 August 2013
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Thanks to the Community Foundation of Mendocino County and others, we were able to buy this control board along with its necessary other equ...
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KZYX Improves its Audio Fidelity

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on Thursday, 18 July 2013
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In the wee hours of July 18, Chief Operator Rich Culbertson installed our new "Optimod 5500" FM signal processor, replacing the still-workin...
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Regarding a Ukiah Studio

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on Thursday, 04 July 2013
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The recently passed FY2014 budget has about $12K earmarked to create a satellite studio in Ukiah.  That money is necessary for the equipment...
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Al Jazeera is Going Away - Soon

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on Friday, 24 May 2013
in Politics and Public Affairs
We just learned that Al Jazeera has cancelled all radio affiliations in the USA, with their afternoon program - the one we run at 6:30 PM - ...
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Read the GM's FY2013 Annual Report

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on Tuesday, 14 May 2013
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Every year in early May at our annual membership meeting and party I, as GM, give an oral report on how the fiscal year went in all areas: f...
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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