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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, October 22nd

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All forest roads and recreation areas in the Yolla Bolly Middle Eel Wilderness and surrounding areas on the Mendocino National Forest have been re-opened. The closure order was lifted Friday.  

Visitors to the forest should be aware that just because the fire is out, many hazards still remain. Burnt stump holes, snags and other forest hazards remain a concern in the area.

The Mendocino National Forest lifted fire restrictions Tuesday.








Mendocino CEO Carmel Angelo announced that Steve Dunnicliff, her deputy chief executive officer, has been hired as the county's new director of Planning. 


Dunnicliff is a 12-year resident of the County who began working in the Executive Office in June 2008. Dunnicliff is also licensed as a real estate broker and as a general building contractor.

Dunnicliff has been splitting his time between Planning and the Executive Office since the former director resigned in August.

He expects to hire a chief planner prior to the end of this year. He is the third head of the planning department since January.




The Ukiah City Council backed away from passing a proposed ordinance after hearing strong objections from citizens who said it would make cleaning up graffiti more complicated.

The ordinance was brought forward by Ukiah Police Chief Chris Dewey as a way to reduce the risk for volunteers who have been painting over graffiti in the city, sometimes on private property without obtaining the owner's permission.

The ordinance would have declared graffiti visible from the public right-of-way a nuisance and allowed for "summary abatement" of it, as long as city staff made an attempt to get the owner's permission.






The crux of the problem was that language was added that required a 72-hour waiting period.

Rather than taking a photo of graffiti to document it, then painting over it that same day,  the ordinance would require a volunteer to wait three to five days while he contacts the UPD and waits until an officer has time to take photos, and attempt to contact the property owner. 




The first draft of the updated Mendocino Town Plan has been posted to the county's web page at http://www.co.mendocino.ca.us/planning/mtpupdate.htm for public review. 

This draft has been re-formatted, so it will look different than the 1992 Town Plan.  To assist your review, also posted is an annotated version of the 1992 plan that indicates where existing sections can be found in the updated draft. The update and the annotated 1992 documents can be reviewed together.

The results from the online survey regarding the growth management section is also posted on the web page.


There will be a community meeting Thursday, Oct. 25, at 6:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's to receive your input on this draft. 

If you are unable to attend this meeting, do not hesitate to write or call in order to provide your feedback. Planner Abbey Stockwell, Mendocino County Planning, 120 W. Fir St., Fort Bragg or call 964-5379. These addresses and weblinks are on the newsblog at KZYX.org.




The KZYX Fall Pledge Drive Is On!

This is a ten day $120K drive, running through Sunday Oct 28. 

If you like the Morning News, Call 895-2233 to make a pledge to keep KZYX going strong.  Or, go to KZYX.org & just click on that button over there to the right that says Donate Now. And while you're there, read the Newsblog with the text of the morning news every morning after 10 am.


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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