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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 Monday, December 24th

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Friday, Mendo county filed a motion to quash the federal grand jury subpoena on the grounds that the scope of the subpoena is overbroad , oppressive and constitutes an improper intrusion into the ability of state & local gov'ts to administer programs for the health & welfare of their citizens.


No court date has been scheduled thus far.




 

 

A 20-foot wide, 30-foot deep chunk of Hwy 162 opened under a big rig driving over it Friday morning, closing the highway while authorities work to repair the hole, a mile east of 101.

The big rig was headed east when the road's surface gave way and slid downhill. The Mendo Sheriff's office said that "it appears storm runoff plugged a drain pipe under the highway, causing the water to flow over the highway" and erode the roadway

The driver managed to get the big rig across the holes. The semi truck's trailer was damaged, no cargo was spilled and the driver was uninjured but the rear axles of the trailer were ripped from the truck and fell into the hole.

Highway 162 is closed at mile marker 1.75 until repairs can be made, according to the CHP.


Highway 162 would likely re-open before Monday.


   Before traveling and during your trip, be sure to check current road conditions by calling the California Highway Information Network at 1-800-427-7623, or by visiting www.dot.ca.gov



 

 

 

Sheriff Tom Allman said Friday that the internal investigation has cleared sheriff’s captain Randy Johnson of any wrongdoing related to a federal  raid on property owned by the captain’s family.

But Allman refused to make the report public saying it is a personnel matter and he was given permission to discuss the findings.

“I feel very comfortable in stating that Capt. Johnson was not involved in illegal activity,” Allman said. “But if anyone can provide additional information the investigation will be re-opened.”

Asked how anyone could have missed 500 marijuana plants being grown on the property, Allman said he doesn’t know whether that number is accurate or whether the pot in question was being grown indoors or outside.

endocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said Friday that an internal investigation has cleared a sheriff’s captain of any potential wrongdoing related to a federal marijuana raid on property owned by the captain’s family.

The Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office conducted the investigation at Allman’s request after federal authorities raided Potter Valley property owned by the family of Sheriff’s Capt. Randy Johnson. Sources said authorities found 500 marijuana plants.

Allman refused to make the report public on Friday, saying it is a personnel matter. He said he was given permission to discuss the findings.

“I feel very comfortable in stating that Capt. Johnson was not involved in illegal activity,” Allman said. “But if anyone can provide additional information the investigation will be re-opened.”

Johnson was not immediately available for comment late Friday afternoon. He has remained at work during the inquiry.

Federal officials have not divulged any details about the case, which remains sealed under court order.

One of the two parcels is owned by the captain and his father, Johnny Johnson. The adjoining parcel is owned by the elder Johnson and includes numerous rental residences.

Asked how anyone could have missed 500 marijuana plants being grown on the property, Allman said he doesn’t know whether that number is accurate or whether the pot in question was being grown indoors or outside.


In a move that could permanently ban oil drilling along more than 50 miles of Northern California coast, the Obama administration announced plans Thursday  to expand two Northern California marine sanctuaries.

"This area needs and deserves permanent protection from oil and gas exploration," said Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-San Rafael, who led efforts to expand the sanctuaries and retires Jan 3rd.


While national marine sanctuaries ban oil drilling and other extractive activities, and set rules on such practices as sewage dumping by cruise ships, they do not ban fishing or boating.


The newly protected area will more than double the size of the national marine sanctuaries and will extend from Bodega Bay north to Point Arena in Mendocino County.


Obama, however, stopped short of using executive authority to create a national monument, opting instead to use the administrative process, which triggers public hearings early next year, along with detailed environmental studies. It is expected to take up to two years to finalize.



 

 

 

 

Rain is expected through Christmas and beyond, with a break on Christmas Eve, for Ukiah and Inland Mendocino County, according to the National Weather Service.

The NWS warns that rain could become heavy at times.


After a mostly sunny day on Monday with highs between 40 and 50 degrees, Christmas Day will see rain, highs between 38 and 48 and lows between 30 and 40 degrees.


Wednesday through Saturday predictions include clouds and chances of showers, with lows ranging between 25 and 34.


 

The news and weather is taking a Holiday break after this morning; we'll return with our regular schedule with the evening news and weather Wednesday at 6:01 pm.

 

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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