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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 #2.1

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on Friday, 01 November 2013 in Station Business

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, but we do not in our little building owned by Fisher Wireless. By the time I got back to Fort Bragg it had been fixed.  I saw some electrical trucks heading the other direction, so maybe they found the problem.

BTW, when our 88.1 goes out what you hear is the newly upgraded KMUD 88.1 signal from Eureka.  It is very strong.  Sometimes it bleeds over our 88.1 signal at certain times at certain spots on the coast.  It is legal for them because they are a transmitter and we are a translator, which has a lower priority.  Speaking of KMUD, they have done a lot of signal upgrades that make them much stronger in northern Humboldt.

7 PM: Roberta's "Maps and Legends" tribute to Lou Reed was thwarted by the dumbest of problems:  someone, we don't know who yet, seemingly "borrowed" the cables from the unit that Roberta needed to hook her laptop (that contains all her planned music) up to for broadcast.  So she is playing selections from what she can gather up via the studio computer and other sources.  She is admirably upbeat.  But really, don't take cables from the installed gear, whoever you are.

Mary filled in by playing cuts from the new Nicky Bluhm CD.  Nice music - we want to try to get her band up here next spring.

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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