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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 17TH!

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CalFire Mendocino Chief Christopher P. Rowney announced that beginning 12:01 a.m. Today June 17, all residential and open outdoor burning within Mendocino County is suspended. The suspension will remain in effect until formally cancelled.


Only in instances where it can be shown that the continuation of burning is essential can a "Restricted Temporary Burning Permit" be issued.


California campfire permits are required in wilderness areas. 


Chief Rowney explained, "Mendocino County fire history shows that suspending debris burning is an effective way of preventing wildfires especially as California enters the hottest and driest period of summer weather. "



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mendocino NF assumed command of the Daves fire at 6:00am this morning.


The lightening fire was detected Wednesday in an area of Logging slash, thick knobcone pine with heavy dead and downed debris; it grew to 226 acres before it was 100% Contained.


The fire is located on the Mendocino National Forest  approximately 45 miles west of Chico and 15 miles northwest of Elk Creek along County Road 306.  


Crews are continuing mop up and suppression repair. 




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, the Legislature passed a major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act, opting to expand Medicaid to 1.4 million low-income Californians.


The action came a day after lawmakers passed the main budget bill outlining a $96.3 billion spending plan for the fiscal year that starts in July.


Other bills would provide college scholarships for middle class families, increase grants for those in the welfare-to-work program, restore dental care for low-income adults, distribute money for school energy projects and strengthen oversight of the California Public Utilities Commission.


The centerpiece legislation was the expansion of Medicaid, which is called Medi-Cal in California. The federal government will pay the full cost of expanding the low-income health program for the first three years. It will gradually reduce payments to 90 percent starting in 2020.


Democrats said the expansion would help save lives, keep workers healthy . Senate President Darrell Steinberg noted that the Medicaid expansion will cover many of those who now receive uncompensated care.


Because of higher-than-anticipated tax revenue, Democratic lawmakers have been able to restore some of the money that was slashed for mental health treatment, health care for the poor and higher education.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will take the SNAP Challenge next week, limiting himself to $4.50 per day for food, the average daily benefit for a recipient of the SNAP program, formerly known as “food stamps.” 


This coincides with the House considering  the Farm Bill, which cuts $20 billion from SNAP which will eliminate food assistance to nearly two million low-income Americans, and shuts 210,000 children out of free or reduced-cost school meals. 


Huffman will participate in the SNAP challenge for five days, starting Monday, June 17 and will keep a record on Twitter and Facebook


47 million, or one in seven Americans, receive SNAP benefits. Nearly 75% are families with children, and more than a quarter are households with seniors or people with disabilities. Under the  Farm Bill, 850,000 households would lose nearly a full week’s worth of groceries—per month.


A provision in the bill would cause many working households to lose all their SNAP benefits merely because they own a car., regardless of where they live. Nearly 95 percent of federal SNAP spending goes directly to families to buy food.



 

 

 

 

Monday, June 17, 2013 from 7-9 p.m. At the Caspar Community Center, you can meet Your local Audubon Project Leaders. 


Discussions will be heard on the state of cormorants, black oystercatchers, Save our Shorebirds, Education & family walks, Field Trips and Botanical Garden Bird Walks as well as Big River, Point Cabrillo Surveys.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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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