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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 Thursday 10.17.13

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The commercial salmon fishing season ended Tuesday.

No firm numbers on the season will be available 

until later this month, but regulators and fishing 

industry representatives said the year was a great 

improvement over the dismal numbers in recent 


“However, we're worried that this year's drought may cripple future salmon runs, something we won't be 

able to measure well until 2015,” said John McManus, executive director of the Golden Gate Salmon 

Association. “The diversion of short supplies of 

salmon water this year left many juvenile salmon in 

extremely dangerous conditions in our inland


The sport fishing season continues through Nov. 10.










Mendocino county has agreed to release some 

specific 9.31 records to the Federal Grand Jury. 

Earlier this year, the county & the US Attorney's office released records in a redacted form.

However, on September 25th, another set of 

subpoenas was served on the County requesting a 

limited number of unredacted records of 9.31 

participants. The County, under law,cannot say 

whose records they were, nor did they say how many there were.

"We are glad to see that the current request...is much more narrowly drawn than that of October, 2012 

request. We hope that this action will resolve any

 issue the US Attorney's office has with Mendocino's 9.31 program, " stated Board Chairman Dan Hamburg.









The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) is closing the commercial fishery for market squid Friday, Oct. 18, at noon. 

CDFW expects that by Oct. 18, the season’s harvest

 limit of 118,000 short tons of market squid will be 

reached. The squid fishing season runs from April 

through the following March of each year, meaning 

the fishery will remain closed through March 31, 2014.


CDFW, with assistance from squid fishermen and seafood processors, has been tracking catches daily this fall in anticipation of reaching the harvest limit, which was established to ensure a sustainable fishery. In 

addition to the harvest limit, weekend closures were

 implemented to allow for periods of uninterrupted 

spawning each week.












Jason Morse, MUSD Superintendent, has 

announced that

Sage Statham has been hired as the new MCN 

manager, beginning Thursday, Oct. 17. Sage worked at MCN after graduating from MHS and has 

continued to be a consultant to MCN on network 


The current MCN Business Manager, Mitch Sprague, will be staying on as co-manager through Nov. 15 to assist Sage in the 



















The outbreak of salmonella poisoning traced to three Foster Farms chicken plants in the Central Valley is a form of the disease that is resistant to antibiotics.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the outbreak has sickened 317 people, 231 in California, with strains of salmonella Heidelberg that resist 

multiple antibiotics.

Thirteen percent of victims developed blood 

poisoning,  and 42 percent have been hospitalized, 

twice the typical rate for people who come down with salmonella. No one has died.

At least 70 percent of the antibiotics used in the 

United States annually are administered to healthy 

livestock at low, routine doses to keep the animals 

from getting sick.

Such minimal doses encourage disease causing 

bugs to become  drug-resistant.

Last month, the CDC confirmed a link between use of antibiotics in livestock and growing bacterial 

resistance. The agency urged food producers to 

scale back the use of antibiotics that are used on 






A little-noticed bill that passed the Legislature this year is 

sending a chill through the state's small but growing 

hard cider industry.

The bill, known as AB 779, makes a seemingly minor technical change to the state's alcohol laws. It allows 

large beer brewers, those producing more than 1.9 million gallons per year, to produce and sell cider at 

their facilities without obtaining a separate license.

Normally beer and cider makers require separate 

licenses, since cider is considered a form of wine 

under both state and federal law.

Cider makers expressed outrage that the rules had 

been changed to favor another industry breaking into their market while not allowing them to make beer.



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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