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Part-Time Bookkeeper Job Available! That and other jobs will be posted in July

Our bookkeeper is leaving us at the end of the month of July! We need a new part-time bookkeeper! Approximately 20-25 hours per week. Are you interested? Do you know anyone that is interested? The job description is posted below. Please tell anyone you know that might be interested in this part time job. Send letter of interest and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We are also opening some other jobs in July. We will have a PT Program Director job. If someone is interested in FT, we will consider. But currently we have split the job into different positions for the Music Director and the Program Director parts of the job. We have initiated a team approach to our programming decisions. (And no, this does not preclude the need for a Program Advisory Council, as prescribed in our bylaws).

We will also be looking for a full-time Operations Manager, to be hired by the end of the summer.

 

BOOKKEEPER JOB DESCRIPTION - MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING (KZYX&Z)

Accounts receivable

             Invoice underwriting clients and manage payment schedules

             Process all individual donations – process credit cards and put together bank deposits

Process and maintain monthly EFT’s (electronic funds transfers) 2x’s per month – run function      and follow up with expired/declined cards

 Accounts payable

            Enter and manage all bills in Peachtree (accounting software)

            Pay all bills in conjunction with GM       

Make accounting adjustments

Track all prepaid expenses – end of each month make entries

Track employee accrued vacation – quarterly make entries

Track prepaid underwriting – quarterly make entries

Track underwriting trades – quarterly make entries

Manage and maintain membership database - Allegiance

File/Pay sales tax quarterly – Board of Equalization

File form 109 by Sept each year - Franchise Board

Prepare financial reports monthly and quarterly for GM and Treasurer

Process 1099’s and 1096’s for IRS and contractors at end of calendar year

Prepare all documents for audit and meet with the auditor

Work in conjunction with Treasurer and GM to create the yearly budget

Reconcile bank statements with accounting software

Send list of individual donations when payments are made to membership coordinator so that they can generate thank you/tax receipt letters  

DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: INTERVIEW WITH OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL'S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CARLTON I. MANN

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DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY: INTERVIEW WITH OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL'S CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER, CARLTON I. MANN

 

In what seems like the never-ending war against terrorism -- and in what civil libertarians have argued is also a war against its own citizens -- the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has just released a report that things have changed. 

 DHS says it has a new plan for its 240,000 employees and $60 billion budget.

 In case you missed it, DHS Office of Inspector General's Carlton I. Mann, Chiief Operating Officer, interviewed with Federal News Radio's In Depth regarding their Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Performance Plan, available on the DHS website.

The interview was made public today, 29 October 2013.

 A friend at the ACLU just forwarded the link to me. Here it is.

 Link to Interview:

http://www.federalnewsradio.com/86/3493000/In-Depth-Show-Blog---October-28-2013

 My friends at the ACLU  also forwarded me this scary link of Laura K. Donohue at the Commonwealth Club of California discussing a little known extension of executive power under the U.S. Patriot Act. Ms. Donohue is a Professor of Law at Georgetown Law and the Director of Georgetown's Center for National Security and the Law.

Link to Interview:

http://fora.tv/2008/09/11/Laura_Donohue_The_Consequences_of_Counterterrorism#VYM6jkeYzxKuPtm5.99

 This new extension of executive power gives the DHS power to freeze financial accounts of any suspected terrorist or anyone associated with a suspected terrorist before they have been proven guilty.

Very scary stuff.

And in clear violation of the U.S. Constitution.

Back to Carlton I. Mann's interview -- Mann's interview follows a new, highly implausible report by the Department of Homeland Security Efficiency Review. The report claims the DHS is now more transparent and accountable. The report goes on to say DHS is also now leaner, smarter, and more responsive and better equipped to protect the nation.

 See report:

https://www.dhs.gov/sites/default/files/publications/MGMT/FY%202014%20BIB%20-%20FINAL%20-508%20Formatted%20%284%29.pdf

 DHS more transparent and accountable? 

 Leaner? Smarter? More responsive? Better equipped to protect the nation?

 Hmm. We'll see.

 Past is often prologue. Let's look at DHS's history.

 Regarding excess, waste, and ineffectiveness, the Department of Homeland Security has been dogged by persistent criticism ever since its inception following 9/11.

 Excessive bureaucracy at DHS?

 You bet!

 A House of Representatives subcommittee estimated that as of September 2008 the Department wasted roughly $15 billion in failed contracts. In 2003, the Department came under fire after the media revealed that Laura Callahan, Deputy chief information officer at DHS with responsibilities for sensitive national security databases, had obtained her advanced computer science degrees through a diploma mill in a small town in Wyoming. 

 A diploma mill! 

 The Department was further blamed for up to $2 billion of waste and fraud after audits by the Government Accountability Office revealed widespread misuse of government credit cards by DHS employees, with purchases including beer brewing kits, $70,000 of plastic dog booties that were later deemed unusable, boats purchased at double the retail price (many of which later could not be found), and iPods ostensibly for use in "data storage" but which ended up in the sweaty little hands of DHS employees for personal use.

 Regarding reports that the Department of Homeland Security was illegally engaging in data mining (ADVISE), the Associated Press reported on September 5, 2007, that DHS had scrapped an anti-terrorism data mining tool called ADVISE (Analysis, Dissemination, Visualization, Insight and Semantic Enhancement) after the agency's Privacy Office and Office of Inspector General (OIG) found that pilot testing of the system had been performed using data on real people without having done a Privacy Impact Assessment, a required privacy safeguard for the various uses of real personally identifiable information required by section 208 of the e-Government Act of 2002. 

The OIG report noted that ADVISE was poorly planned, time-consuming for analysts to use, and lacked adequate justifications. The system, in development at Lawrence Livermore and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory since 2003, had cost the agency $42 million to date. Controversy over the program preceded the Privacy Office and OIG reports; in March 2007, the Government Accountability Office stated that "the ADVISE tool could misidentify or erroneously associate an individual with undesirable activity such as fraud, crime, or terrorism.

Fusion Centers were another fiasco at the Department of Homeland Security. 

Fusion Centers are supposed to be terrorism prevention and response centers, many of which were created under a joint project between the Department of Homeland Security and the US Department of Justice's Office of Justice Programs between 2003 and 2007. The Fusion Centers gather information not only from government sources, but also from their partners in the private sector.

Fusion Centers are supposed to be designed to promote information sharing at the federal level between agencies such as the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), Department of Justice, US Military and state and local level government. As of July 2009, the Department of Homeland Security recognized at least seventy-two Fusion Centers. Fusion Centers may also be affiliated with an Emergency Operations Center that responds in the event of a disaster.

But hold on.

There are a large number of documented criticisms of Fusion Centers, including relative ineffectiveness at counterterrorism activities, the potential to be used for secondary purposes unrelated to counterterrorism, and their links to violations of civil liberties of American citizens and others.

David Rittgers of the Cato Institute has noted: "A long line of fusion center and DHS reports labeling broad swaths of the public as a threat to national security. The North Texas Fusion System labeled Muslim lobbyists as a potential threat; a DHS analyst in Wisconsin thought both pro- and anti-abortion activists were worrisome; a Pennsylvania homeland security contractor watched environmental activists, Tea Party groups, and a Second Amendment rally; the Maryland State Police put anti-death penalty and anti-war activists in a federal terrorism database; a fusion center in Missouri thought that all third-party voters and Ron Paul supporters were a threat. The list of false labeling of innocent people who are presumed to be terrorist threats goes on and on."

The Missouri Information Analysis Center (MIAC) made news in 2009 for targeting supporters of third party candidates, pro-life activists, and conspiracy theorists as potential militia members. Anti-war activists and Islamic lobby groups were targeted in Texas, drawing criticism from the American Civil Liberties Union.

The Privacy Office has identified seven areas of risk to privacy presented by the Fusion Center program: 1) justification for Fusion Centers, 2) ambiguous lines of authority, rules, and oversight, 3) participation of the military and the private sector, 4) data mining, 5) excessive secrecy, 6) inaccurate or incomplete information, and 7) mission creep.

"Mission creep"...yes, it's as creepy as it sounds.

In early April 2009, the Virginia Fusion Center came under criticism for publishing a terrorism threat assessment which stated that certain universities are potential hubs for terror related activity. The report targeted historically black colleges and identified "hacktivism" as a form of terrorism.

Regarding DHS's mail interception program, in 2006, MSNBC reported that Grant Goodman, "an 81-year-old retired University of Kansas history professor, received a letter from his friend in the Philippines that had been opened and resealed with a strip of dark green tape bearing the words “by Border Protection” and carrying the official Homeland Security seal." The letter was sent by a devout Catholic Filipino woman with no history of supporting Islamic terrorism.

A spokesman for U.S. Customs and Border Protection "acknowledged that the agency can, will, and does open mail coming to U.S. citizens that originates from a foreign country whenever it's deemed necessary."

“All mail originating outside the United States Customs territory that is to be delivered inside the U.S. Customs territory is subject to Customs examination,” says the CBP Web site. That includes personal correspondence. “All mail means all mail,’” said John Mohan, a CBP spokesman, emphasizing the point.

The Department of Homeland Security declined to outline what criteria are used to determine when a piece of personal correspondence should be opened or to say how often or in what volume U.S. Customs might be opening mail.

Goodman's story provoked outrage in the blogosphere, as well as in the mainstream media. Reacting to the incident, Mother Jones remarked that "unlike other prying government agencies, Homeland Security wants you to know it is watching you". CNN observed that "on the heels of the NSA wiretapping controversy, Goodman's letter raises more concern over the balance between privacy and security."

Finally, a word about DHS morale.

In July 2006, the Office of Personnel Management conducted a survey of federal employees in all 36 federal agencies on job satisfaction and how they felt their respective agency was headed. DHS was last or near to last in every category including:

33rd on the talent management index

35th on the leadership and knowledge management index

36th on the job satisfaction index

36th on the results-oriented performance culture index

The low scores were attributed to major concerns about basic supervision, management and leadership within the agency. Examples from the survey reveal most concerns are about promotion and pay increase based on merit, dealing with poor performance, rewarding creativity and innovation, leadership generating high levels of motivation in the workforce, recognition for doing a good job, lack of satisfaction with various component policies and procedures and lack of information about what is going on with the organization.

A 2007 AP poll ranked DHS at the bottom of an index of consumer satisfaction among cabinet departments, and two of its agencies, FEMA and TSA, at the bottom, below the IRS.

Below the IRS! 

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Let's go back to DHS Office of Inspector General Carlton I. Mann, Chief Operating Officer, and his interview today with Federal News Radio's In Depth regarding their Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Performance Plan, which is described in the link at the top of this post.

In the interview, Mann says the Annual Performance Plan is the DHS “roadmap” for the projects planned to evaluate DHS programs and operations in the future. In devising this plan, DHS endeavors to assess DHS’s progress in meeting the most critical issues it faces. This plan may describe more projects than may be completed in FY 2014, and it tries to take into account future developments and requests from DHS management and Congress that may occur as the year progresses.

As you'll hear in Mann's interview, the Department of Homeland Security has planned just over 90 new projects for FY 2014. The plan also includes over 100 projects carried forward from the prior fiscal year that are referred to as in progress projects. DHS has provided web links to give details on the background and objectives. Also, some projects initiated this year may carry over into FY 2015. 

 It's a lot to take in. 

DHS says it has a new plan for its 240,000 employees and $60 billion budget, but when all is said and done, DHS may resemble more of a federal jobs program than an agency that truly protects our nation. 

Is DHS yet another example of federal corporate welfare? Does DHS really contribute anything significant to "homeland security".

We'll ask that question in a future show at "All About Money" on KZYX.

Finally, is DHS just another example of federal waste, fraud, and corruption like the waste, fraud, and corruption at the Department of Defense (DOD) over at the Pentagon?

You decide, but let's never forget Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's press conference the day before 9/11 at which Rumsfeld declared war not on terrorism, but on waste, fraud, and corruption at the DOD. Rumsfeld said $2.3 trillion was missing.

Then, the Twin Towers came down.

After 9/11, Rumsfeld couldn't even remember the press conference. No one ever mentioned waste, fraud, and corruption at DOD again.

But the record of the press conference exists. It aired on CBS, but few people remember either the press conference or its curious timing the day before 9/11.

Link to the Press Conference:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQpp81uQXqY

Thank you.

John Sakowicz

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MCPB Board of Directors

Our next board meeting will be held Monday, June 27th at 6pm at Anderson Valley High School. We hope you can join us as we vote to approve the budget for KZYX&Z for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1st, 2016. The address for the high school is 18200 Mountain View Rd in Boonville.

The Finance Committee will have a public meeting on Monday, June 27th at 4pm at KZYX&Z, 9300 Highway 128, between Philo and Boonville (closer to Philo).

HERE IS THE AGENDA FOR THE JUNE 27TH MEETING:

MCPB BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING  AGENDA

Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Anderson Valley High School

18200 Mountain View Rd. Boonville

WELCOME

BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT  Please introduce yourself

APPROVE MINUTES OF LAST TWO MEETINGS – March 7 & May 2, 2016

 MEETING FACILITATOR – Jenness Hartly

            Ground Rules:

            Public Comment (3 min each.) after each Action Item. 

            Public Comment on Non Agenda Items (3 min each)

            If interruptions occur more than 3 times by a single person that person will be asked to leave.

PRESIDENT'S REPORT

            RobertA's Rules for Board Decisions.  Description

            Recent successful fundraisers – Willits house party, Boogie Woogie Event

            Monthly meetings with Fundraising Committee.

            Monthly meetings with Executive Committee

            What we haven't done yet and what we plan to do      

MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS (3 min.)

            Mention anything that you have done for the station in the last 2 months

TREASURERS REPORT – Stuart & Lorraine

            Action Item: Budget Report

COMMITTEE REPORTS

            Personnel, Fundraising, Ukiah?

CAB REPORT  

            Action Item:      

            Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CAB

           

STATE OF THE STATION REPORT – Lorraine

PUBLIC COMMENT (3 min. each)

NEXT BOARD MEETING – AUGUST 29, 2016  POINT ARENA LIBRARY

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Here are the minutes from the meeting on June 2nd, 2016

KZYX/Z Mendocino Public Broadcasting

Board of Directors Meeting

May 2, 2016

Minutes

Call to order – Meg called the meeting to order @ 6:04pm

Roll call: Bob Paige, Benj Thomas, Ed Keller, Meg Courtney, Jenness Hartley, Lorraine Dechter.  Absent: Clay Eubank

Action Items:

1.      Approval of previous board meeting minutes: May not have been approved. Will do this at next meeting.

2.      Approval of line of credit – presented by Lorraine Dechter.   Vote to approve: Benj, Jenness, Ed, Bob.

Treasurer’s report: Lorraine presented, Clay not present.  Meg requested that the reports come earlier so that the board can review them.  Lorraine plans to meet with the board once or twice a month to review in the future.

Thanking Departing Board members:  Mary Massey spoke for John Sakowitz thanking KZYX and looking forward to the future. Meg thanked BobPage  for all of his hard work.  Bob spoke about the new board and the new direction of the station. 

Seating of new board members:  Meg introduced Jonathan Middlebrook, Stuart Campbell, and John Azzaro.  New members made their introductions.

Nomination of executive and other communities: 

President – Stuart Campbell nominated Meg, Jenness seconded. Approved.

Vice President: Meg nominated Jane, John A seconded, approved.

Secretary: Meg nominated Jenness for secretary, John A. seconded, approved.  

Treasurer – Meg nominated Stuart, Ed seconded, approved.   

Audit committee: Meg is planning on asking Clay, Benj and Jonathan M seconded. Approved. 

State of the station:  Lorraine read her report. Station is currently on track for finances.  Fundraising figures reported.  David Steffen has majorly increased underwriting recently.  Biggest expenses were related to Internet services.  Lorraine discussed the need to make sure that the station has access to adequate bandwidth as well as having the station getting more actively involved in lobbying legislators to address this problem.   Sherri Quinn is the new news director.  Lorraine discussed the need to pay for an office in Ukiah (and discussed how she has been letting the news team use an office that she personally pays for).  Lorraine is thinking about hiring a news producer out of Ukiah.  Lorraine introduced the idea of renting a facility in Ukiah that has good signal exposure and is reasonable.  Lorraine also thanked the Community Foundation for their grant. 

CAB report:  Benj presented for the CAB.  Discussed the possibility of the CAB creating a MOU with the board.  Benj summarized the MOU.  Meg suggested putting the MOU on the KZYX website if it is accepted by the board.  Meg and Benj agreed to vote on the MOU at the next meeting. 

Public Comment:

Scott Petersen: voiced concern about tax document 990 not being posted or incomplete. 

Ana: thanked Lorraine for putting on National Native News.

Doug McKenty : Also thanked Lorraine for adding Native American news.  He seconded Scott about the concern about the 990’s and discussed his desire to make KZYX more of a local community station.  He thanked Meg for the audit committee. 

Mitch Clough (SP?):  Discussed matters of grammar and liability and his history with KZYX.  He expressed hopes that new management be committed to transparency. 

Anonymous:  Commented about the power of the CAB and transparency.   Wants the station to pay the on air DJs. 

Mike Grady: Former board member.  Spoke to how hard it is to keep a station running and that the station is sounding much better than before.  He loves national native news too and the news team.   He does not understand why the station is being attacked and plans to support the station for the foreseeable future. 

Sheila Tracy:  Requested minutes from 2 CAB meetings that she feels should have had minutes.  Also asking for the minutes of the hiring committee and feels that she should have been invited to the meeting.  Sheila requested that more left leaning shows be played at peak listening times instead of NPR.  She requested that the news department involve the community more.  She also asks that the GM’s contract be reexamined.

Derek Hoyle: Stated that the 14 years that he has volunteered at KZYX has been a train wreck.  He stated that he does not want Stuart Campbell on the board and is planning to pursue the matter through other avenues.   Mr. Hoyle is interested is recalling Stewart.

Ana: spoke again.  She voiced a desire for diversity of voices on the air.  Ana called for unity. 

Bob Page: Asked for a stop to the ad hominem attacks at the board meeting. 

Mitch: spoke again.  Stated that Mendocino County is a unique county and called for fair and balanced. 

Doug: spoke again, agreed with Ana about diversity for the station.  Doug suggested that discussions be focused on policy. 

Sheila: spoke again – voiced concern about transparency concerning committee discussions. 

Meg announced the next BOD meeting in July that will be in Anderson Valley

and after that Point Arena.

Meg moved to adjourn @ 7:20pm, Benj seconded.

Minutes submitted by Jenness Hartley, Secretary of the Board.

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KZYX/MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING
BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING MARCH 7, 2016
WILLITS LIBRARY
MINUTES
THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:03 P.M. ROLL CALL
Present: Meg Courtney, Lorraine Dechter, Jane Futcher, Jenness Hartley, Ed Keller, Benj Thomas,
John Sakowicz
Absent: Clay Eubank
APPROVAL OF LAST MEETING’S MINUTES: Unanimous MATTERS FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT: Meg Courtney
—GROUND RULES: Meg appointed Jenness to be the Meeting Facilitator
—THANK YOUS: Meg expressed thanks to Lorraine Dechter, the new GM: Jane Futcher, elections
coordinator and election ballot workers and stampers, including Jenness, Ed, Bob and several
others. Ed Keller was thanked for building a covered area outside where staff can sit.
—FUNDRAISING: Meg mentioned some of the fundraisers coming up, including Amy Goodman in Willits,
April 16; a Willits house party April 23; a Mother’s Day fundraiser with Starchild chocolate; a
Church of the Boogie Woogie party with a Boogie Woogie diva in June. She thanked Catherine Keegan
and Tim Bray for taking on many fundraising events for KZYX and  for requiring board and staff do
very little.

MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS:
Jane Futcher reported that board election was proceeding and the on-air forum went well. John
Sakowicz welcomed Lorraine and expressed hope that KZYX will collaborate with low-
power channels like KMEC, also using digital platforms and many new technologies that expand the
station’s reach and can be the source of potential revenues.
STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS
—Elections Report by Jane not needed because of above check-in
—No Finance Committee report due to Clay’s absence
PRESENTATION OF MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMENDATION
TO MARY AIGNER BY TOM WOODHOUSE: Tom Woodhouse read an eloquently worded recognition of Mary
Aigner’s 22 years of service as a staff member of KZYX. (See Attached)

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD REPORT FROM ELLEN SAXE
Ellen summarized the results of a CAB public meeting in Elk in February. She chose an area that the
station does not always reach out to but was disappointed with the turnout despite the fact that
the meeting was well publicized. About 10 people attended. She said transparency of the board and
station was a big issue and there were requests for:
1. On-air CAB meetings
2. On-air Board meetings
3. On-air discussions with board representatives
4. The board should stop using a closed board list serve and confidential meetings
5. Simple living membership of $25 should be announced on the air
6. Controversy comes from exclusion — Someone said that when the Mendocino School Board adopted a
more open stance their meetings became less contentious and shorter.

Ellen reported many comments about the board’s conduct, including:
—Board should state what its rules are and follow the process
—Board should not let a few people make all the decisions
—Board should make transparency a priority
—Board needs to follow through as new board members replace outgoing members.
—Board should be more responsive.
Several of those attending want access to the membership list with an opt-out clause for folks who
don’t want to be contacted.
Other suggestions:
—Hire a volunteer coordinator
—contact nonmembers through public meetings
—Restore safe harbor
—State what happened with Ukiah studio funds
—Start a program council that had decision-making power
—Pay attention to the South Coast so people in Gualala can tune in.
—Encourage more participation by young people
—Define and follow the process for choosing programmers
—Institute a grievance procedure for former programmers
—Form Ad Hoc committees of members for pursuing specific issues
—Take seriously the decline in membership
—Encourage and support local programmers

BREAKS: During the meeting, possibly during Ellen’s presentation, a reporter covering the meeting
and a candidate for the board interrupted frequently and claimed the board president was not
following clear procedures. The facilitator called short break to establish calm.

NO ACTION ITEMS

STATE OF THE STATION REPORT — Lorraine Dechter
Lorraine did not submit a written report. She introduced Jerry Fraley, the interim Operations
Manager, who was not present, and Raoul Van Haul, who introduced himself and his long experience in
broadcasting, particularly in Portland, Oregon. Lorraine announced new Native American programming,
a five-minute syndicated segment for which she has not yet found the perfect time slot. She said
our expenses for the month of January were triple what was budgeted because it was costly covering
the vacant program manager and ops manager positions.

PUBLIC COMMENT:
Jeff Wright: Thanked Lorraine for unraveling the “trainwreck she was left with.” Said the
satellites studios are working better and he asked that the “safe harbor” from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. be
restored. He encouraged KZYZ to participate in joint events with KMUD and promote the Seven Rivers
Network.
Sheila Dawn Tracy: Said members should be able to communicate with each other; wants safe harbor
restore; would like a written GM report; feels new KZYX newsletter should have gone in the silent
drive letter.

Sarah: Requested results of fundraisers and pledge drives be published on the KZYX Web site and
promoted on the Web site in advance
Fran Koliner: Welcomed Lorraine
Ellen Saxe: Gave out her email address so others can receive summary of CAB meeting
Lyn Dee Johnson: Wants each board member to have a sign with their names so people know who they
are; said this was an “emotional transition” that is hard on listeners, too, as they hear new
voices on the air, etc. She, or someone else, remarked that the FCC investigation of KZXY led to a
decision by the staff to end safe harbor because of concerns the station might lose its license if
the FCC heard bad language on the air.

The meeting ended at 8 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Jane Futcher, Board VP

Adendum: Mendocino Board of Supervisors’ letter of Commendation to Mary Aigner. Signed by Tom
Woodhouse and Dan Gjerde, delivered at the meeting March 7, 2016

Mary Aigner tirelessly served Mendocino County for 22 years through her work at KZYX. During her
tenure as program director, she exhibited an unflagging dedication to community radio in general
and Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in particular. The station was more than a job to her, it
was a career and a passion, often placed before her own personal life.

Mary exhibited dedication to the listening community by
—Cultivating familiarity with the various communities of the region, and the issues confronting
each of them. She often helped to arrange discussions of those issues on the station’s public
affairs programs and newscasts’’
—Maintaining steadfast awareness, and unwaveringly correct instincts about the preferences of the
public radio listening community, and representing them in any meeting,
conversation, or decision in which she was involved. “How will it benefit the listeners?” was the
perspective she always brought to the table.
—Facing recurring challenges from small segments of the community about programming, remaining
firmly rooted in her convictions and professional expertise about how to serve  the majority of
listeners and how to make KZYX the best possible community station.
—Being willing to engage in conversation with any listener, and personally respond to their
questions and concerns

Mary exhibited dedication to the station by:
—Understanding and being able to operate and manage all the station’s equipment, and keeping
herself abreast of the evolving technology
—Being available 24/7 to handle last-minute changes, trouble-shoot technical difficulties and
support other staff members in their efforts to seek resolution
—Being available to facilitate special programming – coming in on weekends and evenings to update
the station’s automated broadcast system
—Helping produce live remote broadcasts, and fundraising events
—Remaining ever mindful of the regulations which govern public radio stations

Mary exhibited dedication to the station’s volunteer programmers by:
—Training, guiding, and assisting on-air volunteers, whatever their level of skill or experience
—Helping find substitute hosts for absent programmers, often filling in herself on short notice
—Always being available to programmers, even on weekends or when out of town, to instruct,

support, and trouble-shoot unexpected on-air difficulties
—Actively interfacing with record companies, and content providers, to keep the flow of new music
and programming coming to the station
—Alerting programmers to new music or events which might be of interest to their audience
—Facilitating interview opportunities for programmers with performers and public figures
Tom Woodhouse & Dan Gjerde

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

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