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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

I will be posting news and information here about any changes occurring at the station. As you are probably aware, staff member Mary Aigner is retiring after 22 years with KZYX. She will still be producing the show DEAD AIR on Thursday nights. She has provided incredible service to the station for many years, in many different positions, including her current job as Program Director, and her previous jobs as Interim Station Manager, Membership Coordinator and Underwriting Sales Director.

Angela DeWitt has been named our new Interim Program Manager. The staff is working together to create a new job description for the Program Director, and when that is done (and budget permits) we will post the job widely and have an open hiring process.

Stay tuned more news and information soon!

Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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Ecology Hour - Science Edition

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on Thursday, 24 April 2014 in Politics and Public Affairs

Dr. Robert Spies, marine biologist, and Tim Bray, geologist, host a new segment of the Ecology Hour focusing on the science of ecology, on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  For the inaugural episode of our show, we spoke with Dr. William Sydeman of the Farallon Institute, about the marine ecosystem off the Mendocino coast. Click here to hear the full interview.

We learned about the large-scale marine currents in the Pacific, how they influence the local currents along the California coastline, and how climate change might be affecting that system.  Dr. Sydeman told us about the dramatic difference in productivity of the food chain depending on whether it is based on diatoms or dinoflagellates, and how El Nino and/or climate change can affect which one dominates in a given year.  We also learned that another large El Nino event is developing and may affect the marine environment off California - and the weather onshore - next year.

It was a fascinating discussion, full of scientific details presented in accessible language, and sometimes challenging our assumptions about the effects of climate change on ecosystems.  Dr. Sydeman's final thoughts were that all environmental change produces "winners and losers" in the sense that some species benefit while others are impaired - so whether such change is "good" or "bad" depends on where you are in the ecosystem.

Dr. Sydeman is the son of the composer and KZYX programmer Jay Sydeman (Mind of the Composer).   He is an excellent radio guest and we hope to have him with us again in the future.

Posted by Tim Bray

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Ecology Hour airs every Tuesday from 7 pm to 8 pm.

MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. Applications are due by January 30, 2016. To vote in the election, you must have been a member in good standing by December 31, 2015. For further information, please follow this link.

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