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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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Once again, protesters against the Caltrans bypass around Willits snuck 

onto the construction site, and locked themselves to a giant bulldozer called a ripper which is demolishing a hillside and using the soil to build a freeway.Unlike earlier times,the CHP allowed press access to the protest site, the 

week after Willits News photographer Steve Eberhard was arrested when he tried to cover a protest .Two women, Kim Bancroft and Maureen Kane, 

have locked their hands around the equipment in welded steel tubes, which are difficult to remove and must be sawn through. A third protester, Steve 

Keyes, was arrested when he would not leave their side, where he was 

stationed with water. 













The Mendocino Board of Supervisors is scheduled to consider its request to meet with Costco officials regarding a potential store within county limits, 

but such a meeting - according to the UDJ - would violate an exclusive 

negotiating agreement (ENA) the city has with Costco.

Assistant City Manager Sage Sangiacomo said that an ENA  signed in 

January 2011 was still in effect, and states that: "Costco shall not, directly or indirectly, investigate, negotiate or otherwise solicit,  offers or proposals 

 other than (the city of Ukiah) with respect to the acquisition of any real property in Mendocino County for a Costco Project."

The EIR  is expected to be back before the Ukiah Planning Commission Aug. 9, and if certified, will next go before the Ukiah City Council.

In a letter published in the AVA, SUPERVISOR JOHN MCCOWEN WRITES that " what is really going on here: “…the city [is not moving forward with] a reasonable tax sharing agreement and this is the fallout.”

"The city simply can not insist on keeping the lion’s share of future revenue to itself and also expect that the county will sit on the sidelines indefinitely and make no effort to compete for future sales tax revenue."





Recreation managers at the Mendocino National Forest are seeking comments on a proposal to install a yurt at one campsite at the Sycamore Grove Campground, located within the Lake Red Bluff Recreation Area adjacent to the Sacramento River.

The campsite currently has electricity and potable water hookups and fee is $25 per night. The proposed fee increase for the campsite with yurt is $40 per night.

The forest is proposing installing a yurt within one of the existing campsites with electric and potable water hookups.

The yurt would be available for rental on a first-come-first-served basis or by reservation through the National Recreation Reservation Service (NRRS) at 877-444-6777 or at www.recreation.gov with a $9 fee.

Yurts are becoming increasingly popular at campgrounds throughout the 

West. They provide a secure, comfortable, weatherproof tent-cabin experience, complete with beds to accommodate up to five people. 

Yurts are canvas sided with windows, a locking door, vented roof, lights and electricity. Fire rings and picnic tables will be provided within the campsite. 
If this proposal is approved, the yurt would become available for overnight

 rental in the spring 2014.

For more information, or to comment , contact Manager Randy Jero at 530-934-1269 or email at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .






Mendocino Office of Education’s Technical Education dental assistant 

program is accepting applications through Monday, August 5th at 5:00 p.m.

  The two-semester program begins August 19, 2013 and ends May 28, 2014 followed by a 128-hour externship. 

  Classes are held on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays in Ukiah from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.         

For more informationvisit www.mcoe.us/d/cte or call 467-5123.






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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