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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, May 31st

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Mourad Gabriel, the researcher who determined that rat poison spread around illegal marijuana grows is harming the local Pacific fisher population has found the same effects on birds. 


Gabriel, senior ecologist and co-founder of the Integral Ecology Research Center, is furthering his original research using a $25,000 grant from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Gabriel said he is hoping to test around 90 owls on the North Coast .


Spotted owls in southern Oregon and Northern California have been declining at the rate of 5 percent to 15 percent a year from 1990 to 2008.


”We have tested around eight to 10 owls so far, and about half of those have come back with exposure to rodenticide,” Gabriel said.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Philo mother earlier has pleaded guilty in Superior Court to a felony charge of child endangerment stemming from her 2-year-old son's arrival at Ukiah Medical Center with methamphetamine and a life-threatening amount of alcohol in his system, according to the DA's office.


Samantha Delvalle, 22, is due back in Court June 28 for sentencing.


She faces a maximum sentence of four years in state prison, but her sentence could range anywhere from probation with mandatory parenting classes to prison time

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Delvalle's boyfriend, Raymond Mabery, 21, also faces a felony charge of child endangerment and is due in court June 20 . Mabery's attorney, Justin Petersen, said the District Attorney's Office has offered plea bargains, adding that he hopes they will offer a misdemeanor instead.



 

 

The California Senate approved a package of bills Wednesday that would tighten the regulation of firearms by outlawing detachable and large-capacity magazines, keeping track of people who buy ammunition and widening the category of offenders prohibited from owning guns for 10 years.


Republicans, a minority in the Senate, voted against the bills, arguing that they would make it harder for law-abiding citizens to access weapons while doing little to combat crime. 

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• SB 47 bans so-called "bullet buttons" used to get around existing laws banning detachable magazines.

• SB 53 creates new state permits that require background checks for buyers of ammunition.

• SB 374 bans detachable magazines in rifles.

• SB 396 prohibits possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds.

• SB 567  changes the definition of certain kinds of shotguns to make them assault weapons.

• SB 683 requires all gun buyers to take a firearm safety class.

• SB 755  increases the number of crimes that result in a 10-year ban on being allowed to own a gun.


 

The bills now move to the Assembly.



 

 

 

 

 

Twelve Mendocino High School students had the rare opportunity to assist local scientists in unearthing the bones of a 75-foot blue whale last week


Wearing waders and rubber gloves, the students helped uncover, transport, reassemble and clean parts of the spine and one fin.


The whale was struck by the propellers of a research vessel in October 2009 and died. Shortly after the collision, the carcass washed ashore south of the Mendocino Botanical Gardens.


 

Sheila Semans, project specialist for the California Coastal Conservancy, is working with the City of Fort Bragg to eventually place the reassembled skeleton in the planned marine science and education center on the Georgia Pacific property, west of Highway 1.




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SAVE OUR OUR LITTLE LAKE VALLEY is conducting tours along the Highway 101 bypass. The tours are from 1 to 4pm, Sundays June 2, 9, 16 and 30 and will be partly on foot along stretches of the bypass. 


Reservations are suggested and the group meets at the Little Lake Grange. For reservations call (707) 216-5549 or visit www.savelittlelakevalley.org.

 

 

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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:

AT LARGE SEAT CANDIDATES:

John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright

PROGRAMMER CANDIDATES:

Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak

1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE:

Jonathon Middlebrook

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

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