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I will be posting news and information here about any changes occurring at the station. As you are probably aware, staff member Mary Aigner is retiring after 22 years with KZYX. She will still be producing the show DEAD AIR on Thursday nights. She has provided incredible service to the station for many years, in many different positions, including her current job as Program Director, and her previous jobs as Interim Station Manager, Membership Coordinator and Underwriting Sales Director.

Angela DeWitt has been named our new Interim Program Manager. The staff is working together to create a new job description for the Program Director, and when that is done (and budget permits) we will post the job widely and have an open hiring process.

Stay tuned more news and information soon!

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

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AM News for Thursday 6.27.13

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LAKE county's transit workers are preparing to strike at the beginning of next week.


Members of Teamsters Local 665 will strike Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2, in response to a breakdown in negotiations with Paratransit Services, the 

Bremerton, Wash.-based nonprofit that has operated Lake Transit Authority since 2007. They will return to work on Wednesday, July 3.


Negotiations toward a new three-year agreement broke down after employees met and failed to ratify Paratransit Services' offer on Sunday.


Randy Grove, director of operations for Paratransit Services, said that a 2.2-percent wage rate increase that was offered to employees was 

 “incredibly fair in light of layoffs, furloughs and business closures experienced by others in the region.” 


Employees point to low morale and turnover as an outgrowth of Paratransit Services workers making $2 to $3 an hour less than surrounding counties and roughly half of them working only part-time.


Demand for Lake Transit's services have continued to go up, 400,000 people were transported by the agency last year.


As a result of next week's planned strike, transit officials said the services will be limited July 1-2. Riders who would like to be kept informed can register to receive automated telephone updates by calling 707-994-3334. Riders also can visit www.laketransit.org .





The Supreme Court let a lower court ruling stand which overturned an anti-gay marriage ballot referendum in California Wednesday, making it the 13th state to recognize same-sex marriage. The court ruled that opponents of same-sex marriage did not have standing to appeal a lower-court ruling that overturned California’s ban.


Mendocino County Clerk Sue Ranochak said Wednesday morning that she is fully prepared to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in Mendocino County as soon as she gets the go ahead from the state.


Ranochak has already received a letter from the state explaining how it will proceed to reinstate same-sex marriages.


The state will need to wait until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifts the stay it had placed on same-sex marriages in California while the Supreme Court considered the case. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has let stand the California Supreme Court's ruling declaring Prop. 8 unconstitutional, that stay will be lifted.


Ranochak says so far, her morning has been quiet, no calls coming in from people wanting to know when they could get married.



 

The Supreme Court decision means that 95 million Americans now live in states where gay marriage is recognized, or roughly 30 percent of the country's population.



 

Cal Fire's Mendocino Unit is pleased to announce that a contract has been awarded for a Recreation User Survey on Jackson State Forest  

A JDSF Recreation Task Force meeting will be held at the Camp One Day use area on Wednesday, July 3, at 2 p.m. The survey contractor will provide an overview of the survey design and methodology.  

The public is encouraged to attend.    

The results of the recreation user survey will help guide development of a recreation plan.

Information regarding the meeting is available at the Cal Fire Fort Bragg office at 802 N. Main St.,  telephone 707-964-5674.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mendocino County Library is partnering with local food banks  in a canned food drive from June 16 to Aug. 17. During the food drive, the county library will offer a Food-For-Fines forgiveness: for each nonperishable canned food item brought to any County library, $2 will be subtracted from a patron's overdue fines. Only non-perishable, unexpired, store-sealed items will be accepted. No glass, please.

Canned food items will be accepted at Ukiah Main Library, Willits  Library, Fort Bragg Library, Coast Community Library, Point Arena.

Round Valley Library,, Covelo.


For information, call 467-2590.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. Applications are due by January 30, 2016. To vote in the election, you must have been a member in good standing by December 31, 2015. For further information, please follow this link.

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KZYX Phone Numbers

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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