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Independent Media Must Stay Strong!


Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

AM News for Friday, 11.22.13

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According to an article by Mike A'Dair, in the Willits Weekly, MCOG,  the county organization of governments, says the roads are getting steadily worse.

On a scale where 71-100 is good to excellent, Mendocino comes in at 42 average, below 50 is considered poor. 

58.6% of county roads are either poor or failed. Failed means "extensive weathering, moderate to heavy base failure and extensive moderate to heavy liner cracking."

If the county can continue the relatively high $9 million a year in funding, the index slowly increases to 50 in 8 years but deferred maintenance rises to $176 million.

The report notes that one of the reasons for increases is that the price of asphalt has risen by a multiple of 5 times in the last twenty years.



In a blog entitled We Are In The Black on the website, General Manager John Coate  stated: "As it sits right now, we have enough money in the bank to pay every one of our bills and every penny of our past debts ($28K as of today) and still have more than $40K left over. KZYX has never been in better financial shape than it is right now. When all was said and done, we paid off the line of credit.  Now we will pay off a ton of lingering bills. "

He concluded that since the CPB is reducing its grant by $30,000 next year, " this does not mean that we have nothing to worry about.  We will have to have a strong fundraiser later in the winter and a very good spring pledge drive, in order to not fall back."


MENDOCINO SUPERIOR COURT PRESIDING JUDGE DAVID NELSON recently announced the judicial assignments for 2014. These assignments are reviewed every two years. Judges Ann Moorman and John Behnke will remain in Departments A and B, respectively, where they will handle criminal trial matters. Judge David Riemenschneider will continue to handle family law matters including divorces and child custody disputes in Dept. C. 

 Judge Richard Henderson will move to Dept. E where he will preside over the civil department and hear unlimited civil lawsuits, probate matters and conservatorships. 

Judge Cindee Mayfield will move to Dept. F and preside over the juvenile division, hearing delinquency and dependency cases, including the Family Dependency Drug Court. 

Judge Jeanine Nadel will remain in Dept. G, hearing traffic and civil limited cases, including small claims. 

Judge David Nelson will move to Dept. H to hear the master criminal calendar, where all criminal cases start before being referred to the two trial departments in A and B. He will also preside over the Adult Drug Court.

 Judge Clay Brennan will continue to manage the Ten Mile Court in Fort Bragg and its criminal, traffic, civil, juvenile and family law cases.



The Ukiah City Council yesterday heard public comment regarding  the need to move along on the Palace hotel and consider receivership or some other alternative. The Council was very clear that the roof covering completion as well as the window covering plasticzing is the number one priority - which has been requested since last May or June and still is not complete. Continued to Dec. 18thThe council voted 4-0 to raise WATER CONNECTING FEES (4-0) which considers inflation since the last time fees were considered. It was time. The new rates are a little more than 2 times as much as those fees were in 1983.They voted 4-0 to allow Chief Dewey to do more recruiting to fill the existing vacancies and plan for future vacancies as well as compensate for the time it takes to find and actually hire a new officer. Several members of the public spoke in favor of the expansion of positions.



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Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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:

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

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