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Independent Media Must Stay Strong!

 

Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson on KZYX -- Friday, June 13, at 9 a.m., Pacific Time

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FCC COMMISSIONER NICK JOHNSON ON KZYX. “All About Money” returns to KZYX on Friday, June 13, at 9 a.m., Pacific Time, with former FCC Commissioner Nicholas Johnson, who now teaches at the Iowa University School of Law. Our second guest is Sarah Morris, who is senior policy counsel for the Open Policy Institute at the New America Foundation. The show is a follow-up to our last show about how big telecom is pricing net neutrality — the Open Internet — out of the market. We also hope former FCC Chair Michael Copps will be a guest once the FCC starts to make more rulings on net neutrality.

Johnson said today: “The genius of the Internet has always been its openness. Anyone with an Internet connection can access any of its public content, from anywhere, at any time. Those features, built into the Internet’s architecture, are unfortunately not built into its law. The FCC has tried to remedy that, but today once again has run into opposition from the courts. Since the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals has addressed how the FCC went about it, more than the desirability of its goal, we can hope that the Commission, and Congress if necessary, will move swiftly to get it done in the right way.”

For more about Johnson, see:
http://www.nicholasjohnson.org/writing/masmedia/patv0626.html
As a senior policy counsel for the Open Technology Institute at New America Foundation, Sarah Morris assists in the research and development of policy proposals related to open technologies, broadband access, and emerging technological issues.

Former FCC commissioner and chairman, and currently special adviser to Common Cause’s Media and Democracy Initiative, Michael Copps released a statement: “The Court’s decision today [see below] in Verizon v. the FCC is poised to end the free, open, and uncensored Internet that we have come to rely on. People depend on the Open Internet to connect and communicate with each other freely. Voters need it to inform themselves before casting ballots. Without prompt corrective action by the Commission to reclassify broadband, this awful ruling will serve as a sorry memorial to the corporate abrogation of free speech.”

http://www.cadc.uscourts.gov/internet/opinions.nsf/3AF8B4D938CDEEA685257C6000532062/$file/11-1355-1474943.pdf

Broadcasts of NPR affiliate station, KZYX, are heard live in the Counties of Mendocino, Lake, Humboldt, and Mendocino in northern California at 88.1, 90.7, and 91.5 FM. We also stream live from the web at www.kzyx.org

Shows may be archived at the station's website or posted to the Public Radio Exchange.
 

 
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The 2017 MCPB Board Election

 The KZYX&Z Board of directors has 3 seats open for election 2017: District 3—Willits/Laytonvile/Covelo; District 4—the coast; and an at-large seat for Mendocino or contiguous county residents.

To run for the Board you must be a station member; be able to carry out the responsibilities of a board member as described on the KZYX.org elections web page, and submit an application by 30 January.  The application is available online or from the station. Submit it with your ballot statement by e-mail, by snail mail, or in person at the Philo studio.

To vote in the election you must be a paid-up member as of 31 December 2016. (Note: 31 December is a Saturday: if you wish to join by phoning the station—707 895-2324—please call before close of business, Friday, 30 December.)--Membership start at $25/year (simple living), $50 (regular membership), and on up through monthly (sustaining memberships) in whatever generous amounts you can afford.

Please contact the Election coordinator (Jonathan Middlebrook) at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by leaving a message at the station during regular business hours, with election-related questions, then become a candidate to help strengthen our swell station.

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