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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 City of Ukiah may still sue the state of California for the right to use several million dollars worth of bond proceeds toward the traffic improvements needed to bring a Costco store to Airport Park Boulevard.

"We are still in disagreement with the Department of Finance (DOF) in regards to the bond proceeds," Assistant City Manager Sage Sangiacomo told the

 Ukiah City Council .

In March of 2011, the URA sold several million dollars worth of bonds to pay for traffic improvements, but since the dismantling of redevelopment, the state has refused to accept the city's plan for the money. 

In the meantime, without the bond money available for use, the City Council in February approved borrowing up to $4 million from the California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (I-Bank).

"We are counting on paying (the loan) back with the increased revenues from Costco," Sangiacomo said at the time, adding that City Manager Jane Chambers will not agree to the loan until "the Costco EIR is certified and Costco has 

entered into a purchasing agreement."









A pilot program launched by Ukiah's garbage hauler to recycle food waste 

from local businesses has attracted "Only six of the 80 commercial entities that could be participating are," council member Landis told the city council, and a key reason is that there are some "major producers (of food waste) that already have a path for their food waste," which is hauled outside of the area.

"C&S wants to do further study and find out who would use a food waste

 program among the residents of Ukiah.

C&S attempted to start a composting center but the county refused their permit. They then decided that the waste would be trucked to Lakeport where they 

received a permit.

The company will now not be reporting back to the council until December.













Redwood Coast Senior Center Executive Director Charles Bush has gone 

back to work , after a vote last week by the board of directors to fire him. 

His wife posted an e-message for him on the mcn bulletin board saying "Because of irregularities in procedure, and the absence of official notification from the Board that I have 

been dismissed, I have been advised by legal counsel to go to work Monday morning and continue executing the responsibilities of my position," .

The annual meeting of the board is scheduled for this Friday, Sept. 27, at 1 p.m. at the Senior Center, 490 N. Harold St. A new board member will be elected

 from four candidates who applied for the position. New officers will be elected. A full agenda for the meeting has not yet been published. This is a public 







GOVERNOR BROWN has signed a bill that makes it illegal for drivers to come within three feet of a bicyclist on state highways. Assembly Bill 1371, or the 

“Three Feet for Safety Act” requires motorists to keep three feet between their vehicles and any cyclist before they pass. Penalty for first-time violators is $35.




A drainage repair project on Route 254/Avenue of the Giants will begin at 7AM on Monday, September 30, and requires a temporary full closure of the 

highway near the High Rock Conservation Camp, located between Weott and Redcrest in Humboldt County.The closure is expected to last through 3:30 p.m. on Friday, October 4.  The highway will reopen for the weekend. 

Businesses on Route 254/Avenue of the Giants in Redcrest and Weott will 

remain accessible.  Motorists, bicyclists, and pedestrians will still be able to

access Redwood State Park both north and south of the closure. A detour is 

available by using Route 101 from the South Fork/Honeydew Exit (Exit 663) to

 the Redcrest Exit (Exit 667).

 For more information, contact Caltrans Engineer Nancy Kuykendall at 707-725-7197. 


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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