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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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Main Console Board Failure

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on Monday, 18 February 2013 in Station Business

Today the main control console on our Philo studio failed at about 12:55 PM, just as the Farm and Garden Show was about to begin.  Because Rich was here, he was able to cobble together a working substitute in about five minutes from parts taken from the console in Studio B.  We had hoped it was the power supply because that seemed like it might be the problem and it's a much cheaper solution.  But that isn't it.  Rich will be up late tonight (the station will be off the air after midnight) swapping parts around getting something reliable working, and we'll just have to hope we can identify what isn't working so we can order those parts.

We are very close to replacing the main console board anyway - we have some grant money set aside for it and we're hoping that the Mendocino Community Foundation comes through with another grant we seek for it.  But changing the hub of the whole system - which is what the control console really is - isn't something we can do in haste or in a day.

Meanwhile, in case you wonder why we need to make money from pledge drives, here it is.

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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