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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

I will be posting news and information here about any changes occurring at the station. As you are probably aware, staff member Mary Aigner is retiring after 22 years with KZYX. She will still be producing the show DEAD AIR on Thursday nights. She has provided incredible service to the station for many years, in many different positions, including her current job as Program Director, and her previous jobs as Interim Station Manager, Membership Coordinator and Underwriting Sales Director.

Angela DeWitt has been named our new Interim Program Manager. The staff is working together to create a new job description for the Program Director, and when that is done (and budget permits) we will post the job widely and have an open hiring process.

Stay tuned more news and information soon!

Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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A Day in the Life #2

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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 trade for all the help I got from one of them in working the Ruth Moody show in Ukiah last Saturday.

2 PM: enough reports that 88.1 is not working right means that I will leave here early and go up to the Bald Hill tower site above Fort Bragg and see what's going on.

We got enough in from the pledge drive that we fully paid off our line of credit.  That makes 8 months out of the past 12 where the line has a balance of zero.

We're waiting to see what our CPB grant amount will be.  Then we will know how many of our big annual bills can be paid without risking running out of cash before the next fundraising effort. 

We learned that we can't locate a studio in much of downtown Ukiah near the courthouse because their newish zoning districts prohibit putting telecommunications antennas on roofs in that neighborhood.  That means we have to look elsewhere.  It's complicated to explain, but a Ukiah studio must also be able to handle sending the basic radio signal up to the transmitter on Laughlin Peak.

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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. Applications are due by January 30, 2016. To vote in the election, you must have been a member in good standing by December 31, 2015. For further information, please follow this link.

Get The KZYX App For Your iPhone

Go to the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for KZYX.  The app is free of charge.  It's a great way to get the live stream, the KZYX Jukebox, this website and to make a donation.  Follow this link for a preview and easy access to the download.  Or if you want to type it out here is the URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kzyx/id998145015?mt=8

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