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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, October 12

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With no fanfare or public comment, the Ukiah City Council has adopted its new  Downtown Zoning Code, which is designed to streamline the development process in the core of city.

Senior Planner Kim Jordan said the code will go into effect 30 days after formal adoption.



The Fort Bragg City Council has agreed to continue working on a specific plan for the former Georgia Pacific mill site and also continue to utilize the Polanco Redevelopment Act to ensure that future property owners will not be liable for cleanup of any contaminants that may be found after it sells.

City Manager Linda Ruffing said:"Those immunities can help remove the stigma of cleaned-up property " 

 the City has about $2.5 million in obligations and there is a considerable amount of redevelopment planning to be done.

Ruffing said costs came to about $675,000 to continue administering the Polanco Act process and $710,000 for completion of the specific plan.

"Hopefully, the redevelopment funds will be available for that," she said. "We also have the opportunity to recover costs through a specific plan fee. That's a cost recovery, we'd still have to provide the costs up front. 


Yesterday, Mendocino DA David Eyster revealed to the Judge  evidence that shows that Norbury's intent to prevent his estranged wife from divorcing him led to his motive for allegedly killing his Redwood Valley neighbor, Jamal Andrews.

 "It will show motive ... and malice aforethought," Eyster told the judge.

The evidence includes two voicemails Norbury left for his estranged wife just days before he allegedly killed Jamal Andrews, along with a  a statement Norbury's wife wrote in a request for a restraining order. 

"He used to accuse me of having something to do with a guy up the road,'" Eyster said, reading the words of Norbury's wife, Brittany Norbury, in court before the jury was seated.

Eyster argued that those words, coupled with the angry voicemails , indicate that the shooting was part of Norbury's efforts to intimidate his wife, who had filed for divorce in February 2011.

In question is whether the evidence is protected as privileged communication between a married couple.

Behnke said he could allow the evidence on the record "if I'm convinced it was part and parcel with a program to intimidate Brittany Norbury, or if other evidence supports a finding that the statements weren't intended to be confidential."

On Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m., Mendocino Department of Planning will hold the fourth in a series of community meetings to discuss the Mendocino Town Plan Update. The meeting will be held at St. Anthony's Parish Hall, 10700 Lansing Street, Mendocino.

The purpose of the fourth meeting is to review a draft of the updated and revised Town Plan and receive input and feedback from the community. Planning staff will be present to provide information on the process, the proposed revisions, and to listen to the public's ideas regarding the draft. 

The revised draft will be available online by Oct. 15 at http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/planning/mtpupdate.htm





Two disaster preparedness events this month will focus on readying Lake County citizens for an emergency situation.

The second annual Disaster Expo takes place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Lakeport Mendo Mill & Lumber, located at 2465 S. Main St.

October 27th, the American Red Cross is offering a free class  to teach residents how to help people set up and operate a Red Cross shelter during times of disasterat the Clearlake Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints multipurpose room, located at 14970 Lakeview Way. 

contact Pam Plank at 272-3665.

The California Energy Commission, Southern California Edison (SCE), and Pacific Gas and Electric will be conducting three workshops on the New Solar Homes Partnership (NSHP) in October and November. This is an opportunity for all interested parties to learn more about the NSHP, and  the application process 

The NSHP program is a ten-year, $400 million solar program which provides incentives for the installation of photovoltaic (PV) solar systems on new, energy-efficient homes.

They recommend that if you are a Solar Contractor, Retailers and InstallersHomeowners, Builders or Developers, or an Energy Consultant, you should attend in person:

For those who are unable to attend in person, a WebEx online meeting service will be available.

Seating is limited and registration is required. The workshops are Wednesday, October 24, 2012 in Sacramento, and Tuesday, November 6, 2012 in San Francisco

For more information:



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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