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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 Monday, 11.18.13

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After all the votes were counted for the Nov. 5 election , the main change was in race for the Willits Unified School District Board   Christopher J. Neary nudged out Bob Harper for the final seat on theboard by 19 votes. Challenger Laurie Harris was the top vote getter with 1,240 votes; incumbent Cynthia Carni with 1,200 votes, Neary with 1,034 and Harper with 1,015 votes.


ger than an acre, with up to a maximum of 48 plants on agricultural parcels larger than 20 acres.

Those who favored stricter rules said A contentious daylong meeting ended with the Lake Planning Commission voting to send proposed rules banning outdoor medical marijuana growing in residential neighborhoods to the county Board of Supervisors for a vote.

The hearing, attended by about 100 opponents and proponents of the 

Several people threatened to sue if the rules were adopted.

Those opposed to the proposed regulations said the rules unfairly and illegally limit their right to grow medicinal pot. The rules would allow only indoor growing in residential neighborhoods. They allow limited outdoor growing on parcels larger than an acre.

Proponents of the measure say marijuana is ruining the county, their ability to enjoy their own properties and harming their businesses..

The revised rules are expected to go before the Board of Supervisors in about a month. 


Two Ukiah restaurants were fined over $1.9 million for wage theft violations committed against 47 workers over a three-year period.  

The co-owners, Yaowapha Ritdet and Steve Walter, are being held both individually and jointly liable for Labor Code violations found at  Walter Café, and Ruen Tong Thai Cuisine.    

Based on a joint investigation by the Labor Commissioner's office and the U.S. Department of Labor , the state found that during the three year period from June 2010 through June , 2013, workers of the two restaurants regularly worked at least 11.5 hours a day, 6 or up to 7 days a week with no meal breaks, no minimum wage , and no overtime pay.  Additionally, some of the workers were forced to sign time cardsc ontaining falsified information.

The 47 workers are due $1,086,435.79 in unpaid minimum wage, $376,640.31 in unpaid overtime and $153,582.41 for no meal period premiums. In addition, a total of $189,250 as civil penalties were assessed for violating the minimum wage and overtime laws, and for not providing workers the required wage statements.

Humbodlt authorities are asking the public to help locate two missing teenagers .

Katie Helberg, 16, was reported missing on Sunday .  She was last seen at home in Eureka on Saturday morning. Helberg has health issues that require medication.

She is a white 5-foot-4-inch-tall female with blue eyes and long, straight blonde hair, and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She has braces on her teeth with purple and green rubber bands, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt with an “Alaska” logo on the front, and tennis shoes.

Also, Michael James Gabriel, 13, was reported missing Wednesday . He was last seen leaving his house in Hoopa on Nov. 8 and could possibly be staying in the McKinleyville area. Due to his age he is considered a “high risk” missing juvenile.

Gabriel is a 5-foot-3-inch-tall Native American male with brown hair and brown eyes, and weighs approximately 115 pounds.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information to call  445-7251 or the crime tip line at 268-2539.


The Ocean Protection Coalition will hold a general meeting Tuesdsay November 19 at 7 p.m. in the Fort Bragg Library, to form a group to keep fracking out of Mendocino County.

contact: Ed Oberweiser,  707 964-7965



Stay Tuned for Renewable Energy Hour @ 9:00 AM

When for Open Lines so give Doug and Jeff a call with your questions,  about anything pertaining to Energy, Conservation, Building or Energy System woes.



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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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