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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, 12.13.13

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Governors in 16 states are unveiling a high-tech wildlife habitat mapping project they hope will encourage economic development across the West while protecting the region's environmental treasures at the Western Governors Association's two-day, annual gathering in Las Vegas.


Five years in the making, the database will connect 16 western states from California and Alaska to Montana and Oklahoma with a first-of-its-kind online system of maps displaying wildlife habitat, wetlands and other valuable natural resources — much of it detailed down to square-mile increments.


The Crucial Habitat Assessment Tool, or CHAT, provides layers of data that rate the resources on a scale of one to six, from most to least "crucial." 


It's expected to be especially helpful for projects that may encounter species of concern in multiple states, like the northern spotted owl in the Pacific Northwest, the sage grouse in the Great Basin or the prairie chicken in the Southwest.


Conservation groups have expressed interest in the data to help make decisions about prioritizing protection of wildlife or purchasing property most valuable to their preservation mission.



 

The freezing temperatures should be loosening their grip on the Ukiah Valley and Inland Mendocino County in the coming week, but caution is still urged on the road.


Although morning and nighttime lows are expected to be above freezing starting Friday and warming gradually through the coming week, drivers can still expect to see some icy patches on local roads.


"We still have a large part of Brooktrails where the roads have ice on them; in the Covelo and Laytonville areas some roads still have ice on them; some streets in Willits still have ice, and the schools are still open," Mendocino Sheriff Tom Allman cautioned. 


The NWS also reported that no more snow is on the horizon for the area.


NWS meteorologist Jeff Tonkin, said "Temperature-wise, it looks like it's going to be above freezing through the next week. It looks like there's going to be some pretty benign winter weather."


Lows over the weekend are expected to be in the mid- to high 30s, and to reach the low 40s by the late part of next week. The afternoon temperatures are expected to gradually warm into the low 70s by the middle of the week.


Thanks to Tiffany Revelle & the UDJ.



 

New figures show that over the last year, California's population grew by the highest rate in nearly a decade.


The state Department of Finance said Thursday that California added 332,000 people between July 1, 2012 and July 1 of this year. The state population now stands at 38.2 million.


Demographers say the overall 0.9 percent growth rate was the highest since 2003-04, before the recession.


The increase was largely driven by new births. Migration added only 66,000 people.


Alameda and Santa Clara counties in the San Francisco Bay Area saw the largest percentage increases in population, followed by Santa Barbara, Placer and Kern counties. 



When Brice Lee McKinnon, 22, was sentenced to six years eight months in prison for arson of forest lands, many were unaware that with prison realignment he will actually serve only half that sentence. Judge Ann Moorman adopted the Mendocino County Probation Office's recommendation for six year eight months in prison.


The county reserved the issue of reimbursement for the estimated $150,000 in firefighting costs associated with the five fires for a future date.


McKinnon pleaded guilty to five counts of arson of forest land but California does not include arson of forest land in its list of serious or violent crimes which reduce the amount of credits convicts receive for time served.


"I firmly believe the defendant needs to be sentenced to state prison for the maximum time allowed," stated Ryan Finn, CalFire investigator and fire captain. 

 

 

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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