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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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The Willits City council Wednesday voted unanimously to enact a phase 1 

water shortage emergency.   This water emergency phase is voluntary and

 the City is requesting that residents pitch in and lower their personal usage by 10%.  The city is also working to lower its own water use by exploring 

drip irrigation with automatic timers.  


The chambers were filled with about 30 residents to discuss the potential use of city streets by the contractors of the Willits bypass.  The agreement put forward is that in exchange for use of 5 streets: East Hill Rd., East Commercial St., Baechtel Road, East Valley and Shell Lane the contractors will 

remove and replace 3" of asphalt on East Hill Road from Beachtel Road to

 the City Limits.  This road is in current need of repaving and will be the only access for the new Howard Memorial Hospital.  Also, the contractor will pay a $20,000 use fee.  


After comments from the public, the council added a surety bond in the

 amount of $500,000 to ensure the paving project would be completed. 


The council then discussed the use of City Waste-water as dust abatement.  City staff is working to finalize a formal agreement and price for the contractor to purchase the clean treated waste-water from the Sewer plant.  


The estimate of waste-water needed is approximately 10 million gallons.  This will be a revenue benefit because currently the city pays to spray irrigate some of this waste-water.




Facing a packed house at Fort Bragg Town Hall where every seat was 

taken and the aisles were full with 50 standing , the supervisors got an 

earful for four and a half hours about the issue of State Parks tearing up the northern remnants of the Haul Road. Most speakers opposed the $750,000-plus project to remove the remnants of the road between Ward Avenue and Ten Mile.


State Parks, which faced nearly unanimous speaker opposition at two 

previous meetings, was supported this time by a half dozen locals 

representing groups, including Audubon, the Sierra Club and the California Native Plant Society.


Supervisors managed to take all input from the public and close the public 

hearing, however they ran out of time for their own discussion. The matter 

was continued to a special meeting set for Monday, Aug. 26 at the Supervisors chambers in Ukiah.Only two of the five supervisors had time to show 

how they were leaning. Supervisor Dan Gjerde pointed out that the Haul Road has been designated as part of the California Coastal Trail since 1995.  "We need to stand firm for the trail."


On the other side, Supervisor John McCowen accepted State Parks'

 arguments that the habitat was too sensitive to keep the Haul Road. 

Thanks to Frank Hartzell and the FB Advocate for this indepth report.


 

 

 

 

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Lake Mendocino to motorized boat travel because the lake's low level this year poses a risk to boater 

safety.

The corps, which manages the reservoir, issued a notice Tuesday, saying it was closing both the north and south boat launches, as well as prohibiting 

vehicle travel at a southern beach known as “Jet Ski Beach,” effective

 immediately.

Lake Mendocino is at only 43 percent of capacity.

Visitors with canoes, kayaks or other portable vessels may still paddle out 

on the lake. Lake Sonoma remains open to boats.

More information  at (707) 467-4200.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bills for the 2012-2013 State Fire Prevention Fee will be arriving in 17, 146 Mendocino 

County mailboxes starting August 22 .

Property owners are required to pay an annual $150 prevention fee for any property with a habitable structure, including trailers, located in a State Fire Responsibility Area. A $35 discount is available for properties covered by a 

local fire district.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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