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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 recent illness and euthanization of a dog earlier last week has prompted Lake County officials to remind residents and visitors to take precautions while in and around Clear Lake.

The dog was euthanized following a brief severe illness that began one day after swimming in the Konocti Bay area.

Although the cause of the illness is still being evaluated, Lake Water 

Resources has obtained samples for testing of the water in that area and 

has arranged for specialized testing at the California Animal  Laboratory in Davis to determine if the illness was caused by cyanotoxins.

Symptoms in the pet included vomiting, diarrhea and lethargy. Humans have not reported illness.

Accumulations of blue-green algae are a common and familiar sight in freshwater lakes, ponds and streams throughout the country, including Clear Lake.

Some blue-green algae produce toxins that can pose a range of health risks to people and animals when they are exposed to them in large enough quantities.

Scott De Leon, director of Lake Water Resources and Karen Tait, MD, Lake health officer, urged the public to observe important safeguards to avoid 

harmful effects of cyanobacteria. Don't swim in or drink water near or in algae and the same for your pet.



The trial of Will Parrish - the activist who occupied a crane for twelve days - scheduled for Monday has been re-scheduled to Monday, September 16th. Parrish is charged with 12 counts of Unlawful Entry, two counts of Resisting Arrest, and two other misdemeanors after turning down a plea bargain because it included a ban on going near the construction site and a $3,000 financial “restitution” for damages CalTrans and the California Highway Patrol say they incurred . The trial may take 3-4 days. 

Also, Kim Bancroft, Maureen Kane, and Steve Keyes were released Sunday morning without charges having been filed after being held for two days for locking down an excavator for five hours.

















Firms lobbying the state government spent a total of $86.3 million between January and June, up about 1 percent.

Interest groups that lobby California state government, meanwhile, have spent a total of $137.4 million on their efforts so far this year, about $275 million a year. As every year, the petroleum association spent the most on lobbying.

Labor unions, health care companies and the California Chamber of Commerce also spent big to influence state government.



















 A dozen environmental groups, including the Sierra Club and Friends of the Earth, have called California's oil spill defenses inadequate and cited the 

need for a powerful tug capable of towing disabled oil tankers and possibly based at Bodega Bay.

“California is far behind the rest of the West Coast and the world in oil spill 

prevention, preparedness and response capability,” the groups said in 

letter to John Laird, head of the state Natural Resources Agency, and other officials.

Rep. Jared Huffman and Richard Charter, a veteran coastal advocate from Bodega Bay, endorsed the environmentalists'

message, including a call to remove chemical dispersants as a primary spill-response toolciting evidence that it is both ineffective and toxic.

“We have no tow truck,” said Charter, a senior fellow with The Ocean Foundation, referring to the need for a 10,000-horsepower tug that could keep foundering oil tankers from crashing onto

 the North Coast's rocky shores.

Alaska and Washington operate tugs, a standard California fails to meet 

despite a legal requirement for it.

More than 500 million barrels of oil are transported in California's waters 

each year.


Stay tuned for Conversations on Health Care  @ 9:00 AM and

Holistic Heatlth perspectives; with Mary Pat Palmer & Karin Uphoff

@ 1:00 PM





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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