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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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California’s Supreme Court ruled that the Sierra Club was correct when it sought free access to geographic information system maps in 2005 when 

Orange County wanted to keep it private and sell it to businesses.

 Orange County said their products were exempt from the California Public Records Act, because they were the product of computer software.  Under 

the state's Public Records Act, petitioners are entitled to receive attorneys 

fees when they win a lawsuit against public agencies illegally blocking 

access to public records. Sierra Club attorneys have spent years on the 

case working on contingency and expect to bill nearly $1 million in legal fees.

According the court opinion, Orange County was among nine counties that 

do not provide access to GIS-formatted parcel base maps as public records.

The decision may now provide the legal precedent to open such mapping 

products in those other counties, Wallraff added.









Willits bypass opponents met with the head of Caltrans , Malcolm Dougherty, in Sacramento Tues morning, but were unable to convince him to halt the

 project in favor of the alternatives they consider more reasonable and 

responsible . 

Willits City Councilperson Madge Strong, Willits Environmental Center co-founder, Ellen Drell,  Willits resident Richard Estabrook, and Julia Frech of 

Save Our Little Lake Valley met with the director.

Drell said "the current four-lane bypass is unnecessary, Caltrans relied on faulty traffic data and 

arbitrarily locked in a level of service that would require a four lane freeway. Caltrans was able to exclude any consideration of a more sensible, less 

expensive, less destructive two-lane option”.

Director Dougherty asked North Coast Director, Charlie Fielder, whether a

traffic model for a two-lane option had, in fact, been done. Fielder remained silent, according to 


 “Caltrans’ projections of growth are faulty, and their claim that the Federal

Highway Administration requires a 4-lane freeway is outright false”, said Councilwoman Strong. 

Also, Will Parish, who was extracted July 1 after eleven days on  a  wick 

drain crane will be arraigned on Thursday,  at 8:30 a.m. at the Ukiah 





Samantha Lemberg is still hoping to find her husband, Erik, missing since 

May 27th, , last believed to be in a rugged, remote Mendocino County area, 12 miles from Ft Bragg and 20 miles west of Willits.

Lamberg, 51, who suffers from bipolar disorder, was not found during an an extensive multi-day search by deputies, search and rescue crews and bloodhounds after 

his van was found stuck in a ditch on Sherwood Road. During the searches, one search volunteer suffered a broken ankle when his ATV crashed and a sheriff's evidence technician suffered heat exhaustion while processing the van in extreme heat


Sgt. Jason Caudillo Tuesday said a journal found in Lamberg's van and other evidence will now be given a closer look by a detective.

Nothing came of a trace of his credit cards or cellphone.

Erik's wifeSamantha says that while he may no longer be alive, he could 

also be living off the grid in the wild, or perhaps even have hitchhiked somewhere.

“For the sake of me and the kids we want there to be some sense of closure,” she said.

Lamberg is 6-foot-5 and 200 pounds with sandy blond hair and blue eyes.

Sheriff's asked anyone with information to contact deputies at (707) 463-4086.






The City of Willits withdrew from the lawsuit against Mendocino County after the city council accepted a settlement agreement with the County for refund of overpayment of Property Tax Administration Fees (PTAF) covering a five-year period. No indication was given as to the amount of money recovered.



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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