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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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Morning News for Friday, June 21st

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Despite a nearly unanimous "no" from the public, the Mendocino Coastal Zone Administrator said "yes" to State Parks' $750,000 plan to rip out the northern remnants of the old Haul Road along Ten Mile Beach.

The Westport Municipal Advisory Council has appealed the approval to the Board of Supervisors.

At a meeting last summer at the Fort Bragg Grange, park advocates, environmentalists and conservatives united to speak against the project.  State Parks did receive positive written comments among the 41 letters received.

Last week's meeting was polite, unlike the meeting last summer .

Rene Pasquinelli, senior environmental scientist for Cal State Parks, told the audience last week the project was a "done deal" because nobody had filed a lawsuit to challenge State Parks' finding that its own project would not have any negative environmental impacts.

State Parks proposes to dig up and truck away 2.7 miles of the remnant road, totaling 25,000 cubic yards. That would total about 2,500 dump truck loads being carried across the sensitive habitat.

Thousands of tons of sand will have to be removed from the existing road first, to allow access by heavy equipment. Where the roadway ends, a temporary ramp made of natural rock material would be trucked in to move tractors and dump trucks across wet sand on the beach below in order to reach stranded remnants of the old haul road at the southern end .



Willits police and the  Coroners Office are investigating the death June 16 of a Willits man which is considered "suspicious."

Police discovered Danny Lawrason, 77, of Willits, dead from gunshot wounds at his home on East San Francisco Avenue on June 16. The death is being investigated to determine whether foul play was involved.

Ful forensic results are not expected for about six weeks.

Anyone with information about this is being asked to contact Willits police at 459-6122.





















Mendocino Public Health is warning customers of A Frame Espresso (1080 S. Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA, 95437) that they may have been exposed to hepatitis 


One kind of smoothie made at the shop may have contained the recently recalled Organic Antioxidant Blend frozen berry mix, produced by Townsend Farms and sold at Costco warehouses.  This product has been identified as the source of an outbreak of hepatitis A infections with at least 118 victims identified to date, including 51 in California.

If you consumed a Mixed Berry smoothie from A Frame Espresso between March 4, 2013 and June 8, 2013 you may have been exposed.

Hepatitis A is a contagious liver disease that can develop from 2 to 7 weeks after consuming contaminated food or drink. Hepatitis A can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a serious illness lasting several months.  

 Exposed individuals who develop any of these symptoms should contact their healthcare provider immediately.
















Sunday morning the 87th Annual Willits Frontier Days starts off with the Horseshow followed afterward by the Gymkhana.

This initiates rodeos and events packed into just 12 days of festivities. 

The Horseshow starts at 8 a.m. Sunday in the Jack Tharp Arena. The Gymkhana follows . Tucked into these events is the Sweetheart judging at 10 a.m. 

The Horseshow, Gymkhana and Sweetheart judging are free to spectators. 

Time is also getting short to get applications in take part in the Junior Rodeo (June 21) or register a float or other entry in the parade (June 28).

Call Bobbie Tilley at 485-8749 for Junior Rodeo questions and Kera Colvard at 272-0584 for the parade.

A single wrist band is good for an entire day of unlimited carnival rides.The carnival opens June 29 and closes the evening of July 4.










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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