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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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A 72-year-old hunter survived 18 days in the Mendocino 

National Forest by eating squirrels, lizards, a snake 

and berries before being found by other hunters in 

the Yuki Wilderness who made a stretcher out of their jackets and poles and carried him up the hill. They 

called 911 who got their GPS coordinates and notified a second full rescue attempt that was in force nearby, led by the Mendocino Sheriff's Office with assistance from Marin, Lake, Bay Area Mountain Rescue

California Rescue Dog Association, Monterey county and US Forest Service Law Enforcement. 

A four day search for Gene Pendaflor Sept 26 had to be called off because of rain with no 

clues to his location.

The terrain in the area is so difficult to navigate that it's classified as "types one and two,"  "very steep, rocky and treacherous," and as being prone to runoffs.

After Penaflor fell and lost consciousness, he woke to find fog surrounding him and a cut on his chin, and, he opted to stay near a water source. He built a fire 

and set up a makeshift shelter of leaves underneath 

and above him for warmth. When he saw a helicopter.he put damp leaves on his fire to send a smoke signal, but the helicopter's crew didn't see him. He later

told his friends and family that he didn't have enough energy to hike back up."

He survived by conserving what food he could kill 

and cook, keeping his nighttime fire's embers hot 

under leaves during the day, conserving bullets and staying hydrated.

The medical staff at UVMC reported Penaflor's vital signs were good, according to his son, Jeremy.












Tuesday, the Fort Bragg City Council will discuss a 

potential polystyrene ban within city limits. Staff will 

provide a report and recommendation from the 

Public Works committee. 

Like plastic bags, these containers are easily carried by wind and water and, because the material is not

biodegradable, the material can result in visual blight as well as impacts on human health and the 

environment," say staff reports. "In California, 70 

jurisdictions have enacted ordinances banning 

polystyrene foam restaurant takeout ware. 

Biodegradable alternatives are readily available and many restaurants, fast-food outlets, coffee houses, and markets have 

voluntarily replaced polystyrene takeout ware with 

paper alternatives."








At Noon, Tuesday, Mendocino Mental Health 

Services is holding a Community Planning Meeting in Fort 

Bragg at the Mendocino Coast Hospitality Center, 474 South Franklin Street. Members of the public are 

encouraged to attend the meeting to provide 

suggestions, ideas and feedback on a possible 

Innovative Mental Health program to meet the needs 

for the whole County. 
















California water quality regulators will soon begin

 inspecting illegal marijuana growing operations in

 the Central Valley and Sierra Nevada, reversing an 

earlier ban intended to protect employees.

The Central Valley Water Board directed staff to begin cooperating with other agencies to inspect marijuana grows, which have emerged as a major source of 

environmental damage in many rural counties.

The board and its staff are charged with protecting 

streams and groundwater in the state’s vast interior, 

encompassing 37 counties and 40 percent of 

California’s land area. 

In addition to conducting inspections during law 

enforcement visits to marijuana farms, the water 

board will lay down civil penalties against property 

owners who break pollution laws.

In other words, marijuana growers for the first time will be treated just like other farmers that pollute water 

and habitats. 

Some growers welcome additional state involvement as another step to legitimacy, said Robert MacKenzie, attorney for the Western Plant Science Association, a Chico based group that supports medical marijuana growers.










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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:


John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright


Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak


Jonathon Middlebrook


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