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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

We are pleased to announce that the Community Advisory Board (CAB) will be holding several meetings in the further reaches of our listening area. These will be informal meetings, meaning that there may not be a quorum of CAB members present, and nothing will be voted on. The first meeting will be held in Elk on Tuesday evening, February 23rd, at the Greenwood School, 5150 S. Hwy 1, at 6:30 pm.

The CAB wants to hear from you, discuss what you are interested in regarding KZYX, and will take your comments to the next KZYX Board of Directors meeting. There will be snacks and beverages. For more information on the CAB meeting in Elk, call (707) 877-3475.

Thanks to those members who are running for open positions on the Board of Directors. To the right of this article you will find a list of candidates. Soon we will be posting the candidate statements. The on air candidate forum will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm.

Earlier this week I met with our former General Manager (John Coate) and our transmitter engineer. I was told the transmitters are in very good shape. The connections with our studios in Mendocino and Willits are not working well, and are going through complete software upgrades at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience to our programmers from Willits and Mendocino, and to our listeners, who have had to experience frequent drop outs of the studio connections. Our staff is standing by during all of our remote studio shows, and many of our programmers are coming to Philo to do their shows until the upgrades are completed and tested.

Thanks for your patience. Just so you know, some of us have been working 15-20 hour days to sort out technical difficulties and details. We want all of our broadcasts to run smoothly, and we have a steep learning curve to do what our long time Program Director/Music Director (Mary Aigner) and Operations Manager (Rich Culbertson) were able to accomplish on a daily basis. Mary retired after 22 years with the station, and Rich resigned after eight years of superb technical support. We have a big legacy to live up to!


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

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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 KZYX.org 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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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. If you were a KZYX member in good standing by December 31st, you will soon be receiving a ballot for the election of the board's open seats. (All of our programmers will also receive a ballot for the Programmer-Elected seat)

Your  ballot must be returned by mail in the envelope provided. Do NOT send your ballot to the station! If you do, it will not be counted. We must receive your ballot by March 31st.

To find out about the candidates, tune in to the on-air candidates forum on Thurs., March 3rd at 7pm.

If you haven't received your ballot by March 1st, please let us know by sending an email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling the station at (707) 895-2324.

The candidates are as follows:

AT LARGE SEAT CANDIDATES:

John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright

PROGRAMMER CANDIDATES:

Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak

1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE:

Jonathon Middlebrook

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

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