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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, 8.20.13

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The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning due to the 

possibility of dry lightning in combination with gusty winds for coastal 

counties from Mendocino south to Monterey. The warning goes into effect today at midnight and is expected to last through Wednesday.

A Fire Weather Watch for lightning has also been issued starting today fo

Northern California. The thunderstorms are expected to initially be dry, 

which will heighten the fire danger, but should begin to bring some rainfall 

by midweek. 

In preparation for the heightened fire potential due to the lightning, CAL

 FIRE increased its staffing over the weekend bringing on additional 

personnel and staffing extra resources. The California National Guard is 

also assisting fire crews with the aid of several helicopters and two C-130 aircraft used as airtankers.

Near Clear Lake Oaks, the 70 acre double Fire is 100% contained

The 4450 acrer Corral Complex Fire in the Trinity Alps Wilderness is 

zero contained with 482 personnel fighting the fire.

 Priority is protecting the Hoopa Reservation on the west and Highway 299 

communities on the south although the fire is still some distance away


Two Mendocino engines have joined about 700 firefighters battling a Butte County blaze that threatens 400 structures and has forced hundreds of 

people to evacuate. 

The campaign to recall Lake County Sheriff Frank Rivero last Thursday 

submitted 7,762 signatures to the Registrar of Voters, enough to call a 

special election if validated.

The Lake Registrar of Voters has 30 days to certify that at least 7,026 of the Rivero recall signatures are valid.Supervisors has between 88 and 125 

days to call a countywide special election which will cost over $90,000.

Brown said he's confident the signatures will be approved and the recall of Rivero will succeed. Brown alleges Rivero has cost the county nearly $750,000 in legal fees and other costs, including a $250,000 settlement to 

employees he terminated..

Rivero said the allegations against him are lies and he's not worried Rivero claims he's actually saved the county money by cutting $1.1 million from his budget.












Belatedly, the Coastal Commission has vowed an investigation into offshore fracking, including what powers the agency has to regulate it.

The decision came weeks after reports that the oil industry has fracked 

wells in federal waters off the coast. Environmental groups also produced 

documents showing fracking has occurred on a dozen wells just off the 

coast of Long Beach, in state waters.

The agency, which met this week in Santa Cruz, has clear oversight over oil production in state waters. It also verifies federal approvals for compliance with state coastal regulations, but has never held up a project.

The revelations clearly caught the Coastal Commission unaware. The board set no timeline for its investigation, which will include talks with state and

 federal regulators authorities and a review of fracking underwater.

”We do not yet understand the extent of fracking in federal or state waters, 

nor fully understand its risks,” said Coastal Commission Deputy Director 

Allison Dettmer, who will lead the effort.

Last week, several state lawmakers -- including Assemblyman Mark Stone,  a former vice chair of the Coastal 

Commission -- asked federal regulators to open a probe into offshore fracking. Those lawmakers also sent an Aug. 8 letter to the Coastal Commission.






The Lake Board of Supervisors this morning will get an update on the Lakeside Heights subdivision, where a landslide damaged numerous homes this 


The meeting will begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, in the board chambers 

on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, It will be broadcast live on TV8.







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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