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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 Thursday, April11th

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More than a year after the Ukiah City Council first considered a resolution that would allow its Public Works Department to demolish the Palace Hotel, it is still waiting for the building's ownerEladia Laines to complete two important steps. 

"We discussed the same things we've discussed before, and expressed concern about the rate of progress," said Mayor Doug Cranereferring to the fact that Laines still needs approval from the Mendocino Air Quality District to begin removing the large amount of debris amassed after decades of decay. 

"They appear to be at a point of getting a permit, at least phased, from Air Quality, so that they could commence removal," he said, referring to Laines and contractor Norm Hudson. 
Once the MCAQMD declares that Laines has hired a qualified inspector to oversee removal of lead and asbestos, she can file for a building permit. 
"It is our hope that, by two weeks from tonight, there will be positive movement in that direction, but we shall see in two weeks," Crane said. Laines is expected to give her next update to the council at its April 17 meeting. 

A feature story in Sunday's SR Press Democrat says that Mendocino County is drowning in alcohol.

The number of alcohol outlets per capita here is more than twice that of the state. When compared to six other rural counties, including Lake, Mendocino County has the highest off-sale outlet density.

The impact assessment shows a correlation between the density of alcohol outlets and arrests for aggravated assault, drinking and driving and underage drinking.

The initial findings led to the the Ukiah city council to prohibit new off-sale alcohol outlets in the downtown area as an amendment to the city code.

The state's latest Healthy Kids survey shows that alcohol abuse among Mendocino teenagers rises to alarming rates as they approach graduation.

By the time Mendocino students reach the 11th grade, 49 percent reported drinking alcohol and 35 said they binge drank. Statewide, 33 percent reporting drinking in the past 30 days and 22 percent reported binge drinking.

Some good news today for the Mendocino Coast District Hospital; they've received accreditation for its mammography program from the American College of Radiology which confirms the quality of the service and reports produced by the Diagnostic Imaging Center,” 

The Imaging Center’s digital mammography machine can image virtually any patient with flexible, off-centered ergonomic paddles to improve both patient comfort and image accuracy,

The American Cancer Society estimates that a woman in the U.S. has a one in eight chance of developing breast cancer during her lifetime and is the leading cause of death among women 40-49.

To learn more about the Diagnostic Imaging , call DI  Manager Hinojosa directly at 961-4632.















The Hoe Down for Hope is back and you're invited. 

The Willits Rotary Club and the Hannah Foundation will host the  fundraiser for the fifth year and is set for April 13. 

The Hannah Foundation event benefits families in need of non-medical financial assistance while caring for a sick child. The foundation is currently assisting 23 families in our area.

Along with dinner and dancing to the music of Cottonwood, the evening will include a silent auction and a raffle. The Hannah Foundation hopes to raise $15,000 to $20,000 this year. 

The Hoe Down for Hope will be held at the Willits Community Center April 13. Dinner will start at 5:30 p.m. Tickets  include dinner, free non-alcoholic drinks and a full no-host bar. Tickets are available at LoBuck$, or call 459-4291 .


Stay Tuned for Mind Body Health & Politics @ 9:00 AM

With your host, Dr Marvin Trotter 



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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