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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 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

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on Friday, 21 February 2014
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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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The Status of our FCC License

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on Friday, 17 January 2014
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First: the KZYZ (91.5) license has already been renewed. According to our FCC specialist attorneys in Washington DC, the KZYX license is un...
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Why 91.5 Went Down Last Saturday

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on Thursday, 16 January 2014
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Sometime early Saturday morning KZYZ, 91.5, suddenly went off the air.  The problem was large: one of the critical components of the transmi...
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Colleen Bassett at our new Studio Console

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on Thursday, 09 January 2014
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Oak and Thorn host Colleen Bassett pauses during a training session with our new control console.  The screen in front of her shows the new ...
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What Happened with the End of Radio Lab on Saturday at 6:53

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on Tuesday, 24 December 2013
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If you were listening the Radio Lab from 6-7 on Saturday, unfortunately you were unable to hear the end of the story about the WWI Christmas...
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Archive: Mind, Body & Health on Medicare December 3, 2013

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on Tuesday, 17 December 2013
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From guest host David Steffen: Mind Body Health “Medicare” December 3, 2013. Our guest was Kat (Katharine) Fitzpatrick from the Center for ...
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Introducing Our New Events Calendar

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on Thursday, 05 December 2013
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If you look up above on the menu you will see that we have changed the "PSA" category to "Events."  If you select the one choice ("Events Ca...
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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
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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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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