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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 Wednesday, 10.16.13

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The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected Gov. 

Brown's final legal maneuver to avoid shedding 

nearly 10,000 more inmates from our overcrowded 

prisons.


In a one-line order, the justices refused to review a three-judge appellate panel's most recent orders requiring California to meet strict deadlines to reduce the 

inmate population, effectively forcing the Brown 

administration to follow through with its legislative plan to solve the problem.


Last month, the three-judge panel gave the state a temporary reprieve until 

the end of January to deal with the overcrowding 

issue, ordering state officials and inmates' lawyers to meet .


The governor and Legislature agreed recently to address the overcrowding orders by trying to use mental health and drug treatment programs to limit the 

number of inmates being sent to the state's prisons 

for new crimes.


In their September order, the judges instructed state officials and inmates' advocates to focus on several 

categories, including elderly and juvenile inmates, 

immigration violators, the seriously ill and those 

serving certain three-strikes sentences.


 

 

 

 


According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, Mendocino 

County Librarian Mindy Kittay and the Friends of the 

Ukiah Library's board of directors are at odds over the board's decision to put away $75,000 of its $115,000 budget to fund a new library building which Kittay 

says "There are no plans to build a new library.


Kittay urged the board to use the money to fund the 

Ukiah branch's more immediate needs for books and materials, computers, staff training, a new meeting 

room and new carpeting.

Six members of the 11-person board voted to put the $75,000 in a capital 

investment fund. To take any of that amount out of the fund will require a supermajority of eight votes.


Kittay urged the board to launch a capital campaign 

and put aside $10,000 to seed fundraising efforts 

specifically for a new library building .


She explained that roughly 70 percent of the Ukiah 

branch's books and computers are upwards of 10 

years old and in need of upgrading and asked for a monthly book allowance of $2,000.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




Supervisors approved an additional $20,000 for the 

winterization efforts of the Lakeside Heights sub division landslide Tuesday.

The Lake Board of Supervisors (BOS) took up the 

extra agenda item because of the urgency to take 

immediate action.

Monday morning, Public Works Director Scott De 

Leon and Community Development Director Rick 

Coel inspected the work done for winterization, and 

before the end of the day, De Leon drafted a 

memorandum for additional funds because of 

significant cracks in the northern and southern areas of the landslide.

"If something isn't done, water is surely going to 

infiltrate into those cracks," De Leon said.


At the Sept. 17 BOS meeting, supervisors approved a little more than $64,000 in order to remove two 

collapsed structures and prepare the area for the 

rainy season.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 




A Laytonville woman thrown from a pickup during a 

DUI-related crash in a remote area west of Ukiah walked 

through the night to get help for herself and the 

injured driver, said the CHP.


Driver Carlos Sandoval, 26, of Ukiah lost control of a 

2002 Toyota Tundra, which rolled 300 feet down a 

steep embankment.


Passenger Dakota Sanderson, 23, suffering from a 

broken left arm, left the crash to find help and got to a home almost 7 hours later at about 6 a.m. Sunday.


Officers found Sandoval, suffering a broken leg, at the crash. They arrested him on suspicion of drunken 

driving and he was flown to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital. He was in fair condition Monday .


Ms Sanderson was taken to Ukiah Valley Medical Center.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Redwood Coast Senior Center is accepting 

applications for six open positions on their Board of 

Directors. The deadline is this Friday, October 18. 

Interviews will be held the following week. The 

application is available on the web site at 

rcscenter.org, or at the Center. 

 

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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:

AT LARGE SEAT CANDIDATES:

John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright

PROGRAMMER CANDIDATES:

Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak

1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE:

Jonathon Middlebrook

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

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