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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,June 10TH!

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Record heat was reported through the County Saturday. At about 3 p.m. the thermometer at the Ukiah Regional Airport peaked at 111 degrees, eclipsing the previous mark for June 8 of 102 degrees, set 40 years ago.

Temperatures are set to cool dramatically , dropping by as much as 20 degrees throughout the region, with fog reaching inland and possible dry thunderstorms increasing the danger of wildfires.



The FEDERAL lawsuit filed by the Willits Environmental Center, the Sierra Club, the Center for Biological Diversity and the EPIC against Caltrans and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers opposing the current Willits bypass has been postponed until June 21. No reason was given for the delay.








A be on the lookout alert was issued Saturday for a missing 84-year-old Kelseyville woman, who wandered away from her residence on Highland Springs Road.

According to the  CHP, the Lake Sheriff's Office was overseeing the search.

Witnesses said they saw Search and Rescue and K-CORPS members out in the Highland Springs area looking for the woman. She is described as having gray hair and blue eyes; is 5 feet, 7 inches tall; weighs 180 pounds; and was last seen wearing a white shirt, dark pants and carrying a large red bag or purse. She may have a history of wandering away.

Anyone who sees her should immediately call local law enforcement.










The county's 2013-14 budget, and a clean energy financing plan  are among the topics on the Mendocino Board of Supervisors' Tuesday meeting agenda.

At 9:30 a.m., the board will consider approving a Mendocino County Clean Energy Programto finance renewable energy, energy efficiency, and water efficiency improvements on private property, both residential and commercial. 

This will be the third time the program has come before the board.  All four cities in the county have endorsed this type of program but without the unincorporated areas it will not have enough of a customer base to move forward successfully. 

It is supported by contractors throughout the county, particularly those who install these types of improvements. According to Supervisor Dan Hamburg, it is opposed by some local real estate interests and the Employers Council of Mendocino County . 

The program is entirely voluntary. The Board will also be voting on  setting of a public hearing for 1:30 p.m. July 16 to consult with citizens; and a third-party agreement between the county and Ygrene for administration of the clean energy program.

At 1:30 p.m., the board will considethe CEO's recommended 2013-14 budget, which proposes putting $1.3 million toward the county's five-year Capital Improvement Plan, which includes roof replacements for county buildings, deferred maintenance and much-needed property tax software, among other projects.




Mendocino Coast Hospital (MCDH) and its employee union, United Food and Commercial Workers 8 , have agreed on a package of wage modifications for the final year of the three-year contract. The bankruptcy filing asking for the entire agreement to be suspended will be removed.

Effective June 1st,, the current 3% across-the-board pay increase will be cancelled, the hourly pay rate for all employees will be reduced 5%, personal time off cannot be banked and cashed in, and merit pay increases will be eliminated July 1st.


















A squirrel is being blamed for a Friday morning power outage that affected more than 1,000 people in Ukaih.

Director Mel Grandi said a "squirrel got into our equipment behind the County Building on Low Gap Road," cutting power at 7:48 a.m.  for 1,119 customers for nearly an hour.

The power was restored at 8:38 a.m.























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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