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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 Tuesday, 10.15.13

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Researchers working primarily in the Ukiah and 

Hopland areas have discovered the key role that the western fence lizard, also known as a blue-belly, plays in cleaning Lyme disease bacteria out of

 ticks that transmit it to humans.

“It’s an incredibly simple system,” said Robert Lane, a UC Berkeley professor emeritus of medical 


Simply put, the lizard’s blood contains a protein that 

kills the Lyme disease bacteria in the gut of an 

immature western black-legged tick, which then molts into a disease-free adult tick.

While Sonoma County has more confirmed cases 

than any other countyMendocino and Humboldt counties rank second and third.

California’s overall Lyme disease infection rate of 0.2 cases per 100,000 pales compared with rates of 50 to 70 cases in New England, but without the lizard’s 

presence it would likely be higher, Lane said.

The little lizard, which kids and cats are fond of 

catching, “serves a protective function,” he said. “It’s 

reducing the likelihood that you or I would be bitten 

by an infected adult tick.”

It’s range is the far west, and primarily California.





Federal, state, and tribal officials have agreed to an 

ambitious program of cooperation to fight fish 

poaching on Mendocino County's scenic Garcia 

River, Rep. Jared Huffman announced this week.

The key to the deal is an agreement to work with 

outside law enforcement by the Manchester-Point Arena Band of Pomo, who control two key

pieces of land along the river bank. The tribe denies

 that members are major poachers of endangered 

coho salmon and steelhead trout on the river, but 

they admit that the tribal land has created jurisdictional confusion for game wardens and police, and that the tribe and local law enforcement don't have a history of cooperating.

The Garcia River has been a major focus of 

conservationists in recent decades. Private groups 

and governments have spent at least $25 million to

 preserve former timberlands and restore the habitat 

for fish and other creatures, damaged by a century of logging, farming, and other development.

Threatened populations of salmon and trout 

had begun to creep back up by the early 2000s, but 

game wardens and local landowners say the return 

of the fish caused a surge in poaching, not just 

around the tribal land, but also along private lands far upstream. That illegal fishing threatens the recovery 

of the fish spawning grounds and undermines the 

expensive restoration work.

This Thursday, October 17, the City of Fort Bragg will hold two community workshops to solicit input and 

prioritize goals and strategies for the Economic 

Development Strategy. The public

Is invited to attend one of the following sessions, 

which will be held at Fort Bragg Town Hall, 363 North Main Street, Fort Bragg: 

Either Thursday, October 17, 8:00 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. or

5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. 

At the workshop, City staff will provide a status report on progress towards goals and strategies listed in the 2007 Economic Development and summarize input 

received to date in the current update process. 

Refreshments will be provided.  

If you have questions , contact Jennifer Owen,  (707) 961-2827extension 109. 












Also Thursday, The American Red Cross is 

encouraging area residents to register and 

participate in the Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill 

Thursday, October 17 at 10:17a.m. 

The purpose of the drill is for people to learn and 

practice what to do if they ever experience an 

earthquake. Millions of people will be participating.

Register at ShakeOut.org.




Remember, Congressman Jared Huffman is holding a telephone town hall meeting at 7 p.m. tonight to 

answer questions about efforts to end the 

government shutdown.

Go to huffman.house.gov/telephone-town-hall-request. 



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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