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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 man who challenged Lake County's interim medical marijuana cultivation ordinance in court voluntarily dropped the nearly year-old lawsuit last week. "The main reason is I think we have accomplished all we can with that suit, and anything more is not going to be productive," plaintiff Don Merrill said Monday. 

Merrill, originally joined by several other medical marijuana users, sued the county and Sheriff Frank Rivero last July in response to temporary laws adopted by the Board of Supervisors . The interim ordinance, approved by the supervisors July 9, limits outdoor cultivation amounts and bans commercial cultivation as well as growing on vacant lands in the unincorporated areas of Lake County. 

Merrill, through his Bay Area attorney Joe Elford, moved to voluntarily dismiss the case without prejudice 

The interim ordinance is set to expire in July 2014.












KPPC's "Represent!" reports that despite efforts to fight the ruling in the U.S. Supreme Court, California officials are developing plans to obey a court order to transfer more than 9,000 inmates from state prisons by the end of the year.

In 2006, U.S. District Judge Thelton Henderson ruled that federal oversight of the prisonwas needed because an average of one inmate per week died as a result of medical malpractice or neglect.

As of April, the prison population was at 150% of capacity, or 9,000 more inmates than the court-ordered cap.

May 2, Brown said that they could remove about 7,000 inmates by December.

Thursday, three federal judges rejected the plan, ordering Brown to release about 9,600 inmates -- or 8% of the inmate population.

The judges suggested expanding the use of good behavior credits to expedite prisoner releases. The governor intends to appeal the ruling to the U.S. Supreme Court and has until July 13 to do so .

However, Gregory Ahern,

Alameda County Sheriff and president of the California State Sheriffs Association -- said the group is working with Brown's office to develop a backup plan to be used if the Supreme Court rejects the case or agrees with the judges' ruling.

The state is considering several strategies, including: Shifting more inmates to county jails, firefighting camps and out-of- state prisons; and Implementing electronic monitoring of inmates, especially those who are near the end of their sentences




THE MENDOCINO TOWN PLAN UPDATE, after many years since its last update, will again be reviewed and considered and public comments will be taken by the County Planning Commission on July 11 at some time after 9am at the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 501 Low Gap Road, Ukiah. 

The Planning Commission will then comment on the Local Coastal Program Amendment/General Plan Amendment Draft Mendocino Town Plan and Ordinance Amendment to Town Zoning Code, making recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. Should the Board of Supervisors adopt the Mendocino Town Plan and Zoning Code, the Local Coastal Program/Ordinance Amendments will be submitted to the California Coastal Commission for certification. For more information go to http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/planning  Or call 463-4281














Tonight on Mendo Matters we'll be taking up the topic of the State Parks intention to demolish the Old Haul Road ast MacKerriker Stater Park, despite almost unified opposition by local citizens in the Fort Bragg area. The proposal calls for more than 2,500 truck loads of debris to be hauled out of the park, potentially damaging local species, according to opponents.


We've invited members of the community both pro and con and we'll be speaking with Thad Van Bueren, chairman of the Westport Community Council and a local archeologist, an opponent of the move. And we hope to have your comments as well at 456-9991, this evening on Mendo Matters, at 7pm.



















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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