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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, January 21st

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Hundreds of friends of Forrest Seagrave came out Saturday night in Kelseyville to memorialize the 33 year, who had been mortally wounded during an armed robbery.

The  Sheriff’s Office has released surveillance video taken from a camera on the side of the at Mt. Konocti Gas and Mart on Main Street.

The male suspect, attired in dark clothing with his face obscured by some kind of mask or bandanna, can be seen walking along the side of the store.

A $10,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest and conviction.

Supervisor Rob Brown thanked everyone for coming, saying it meant a lot to Seagrave’s family. Brown, who led the effort to raise the reward, said the store’s owners had contributed $2,000 as well as a number of other local businesses, including Gossett Alarm and Calpine.

“Forrest is our family,” and that’s why the community needs to work together to catch the suspect, Brown told the crowd.

Funds are still being accepted to increase the reward . Checks can be made to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office-Forrest Seagrave Reward fund. For more information, call Brown at 707-349-2628.

Anyone with information about the shooting is urged to call the sheriff’s office at 707-263-2690.


The Mendo board of supervisors will hear another presentation on a potential Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program Tuesday morning, this time from Ygrene Energy Fund, at 9:30 a.m.

A PACE program finances "green" improvements--with private funding--at no upfront cost to the property owner. These loans are paid back over time with a property tax assessment that is passed along to a new owner if the property is sold. Proponents say there are "zero costs" to any city or county that starts up a PACE program.

The board voted 3-2 in December--Supervisor John Pinches and Supervisor Carre Brown dissenting--to invite a PACE operator to explain the benefits and to answer questions about the county's potential involvement.

Ygrene Energy Fund programs are modeled on Sonoma County's successful Program, which has funded 1,750 residential projects and 57 commercial projects since March 2009. Almost $60 million has funded 730 jobs, and 86 percent of the projects were completed by local contractors.



With no public discussion, the Ukiah City Council unanimously approved a two-year extension of City Manager Jane Chambers' contract.

Chambers' current five-year contract expires in May, and the council was asked to approve a two-year extension "with the understanding  that her compensation is subject to cost reduction."

Chambers' salary is $150,000 a year, not including benefits.





The Sonoma County zoning board last week soundly rejected the state's application to charge for parking along state beaches.

"Currently, the idea is yes, we will be appealing," said Stephanie Coleman, a coordinator for California State Parks.

former county supervisor Bill Kortum spoke for many critics when he told the zoning board that the coast is the "commons of California, and you don't charge people to go to their commons."




Today is Dr Martin Luther King Day, honoring the Nobel Peace Prize laureate and civil rights leader assassinated at age 39 in Memphis, TN in 1968 for his continued opposition to racial segregation in the US. He is best known for his role in the advancement of civil rights using nonviolent civil disobedience

Federal offices, state, county & city offices are Closed as well as schools, banks and postal service.


Be careful at the beach!



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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