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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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Farm and Garden May 20, 2013 with Tim Bates and Mark Albert

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on Thursday, 23 May 2013 in Self Help and Sustainability

Jaye Alison Moscariello and Bill Taylor brought local experts for a discussion of what is currently going on in this crazy early season.  The archive for this show is at:


Not covered in the show but in a parking lot conversation after were some excellent tips: The best way to deal with heavy clay soil is to build a raised bed on top with good soil.  This next one may have been covered on the show but led me to immediate action: for incoming beetle pests, a lightweight shade cloth (30%) lasts many years while floating row covers burn out after 1 season.  I looked at a few local sources and found Sparetime supply, Mark's recommendation, to have the 30% at a reasonable price.  However, the clerk who carried it out for me said the newer material is lighter weight and does not last as long as the older one.  The change came about 5 years ago.  Still, he said his new material has lasted 5 years so far.  Mark mentioned ways to extend its life: get it out of the sun, in a rodent-proof barrel, when not in use.

In the show Tim mentioned thinning fruit to a fist width apart.  Check the archive for more of the show.  I will close with 2+ paragraphs Mark had intended to share on the program:

"Gardening is really all about being there, in the now, and responding. It¹s
all about observation, really seeing what your plants need, loving your
plants, asking them what they need, listening to them, treating them like
people, really. Inspect your plants, head to toe, every day. Is there a
problem? There usually is a problem, which can be remedied early on before
the plant is set back in it¹s season. Once you done this for many seasons,
you already have a leg up on what is going on. You may have forgotten, but
you¹ll notice things more quickly ‹ little things, tiny little things. Oh
yes, I remember that from last year!

Every minute there is a problem, believe me. When I walk out that door in
the morning, I feel like god opening the gate into the real world. Every
plant is speaking at me to give it some attention. No, I am not a
schizophrenic. They actually do need something, a tie here, a pinch there, a
collar, some shade, some water, less water. It is a dialogue. It is a
puzzle. Every plant is a life trying to fill its destiny in a given time
window, and we are there to help, to push it along, to get a jump on the
season. Every season has its window. Miss the time window and you likely
have missed that crop for the year.

So there are a million things to learn in the plant world. We created the
garden world. We are the god in the garden. We need to play the role of
benign ruler well. "  --Mark Albert

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To see all available audio archives of the Farm and Garden Show go to our website link shown above.

The Farm and Garden Show airs every Monday from 1 pm to 2 pm.

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