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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, December 6th

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Public Safety Director Chris Dewey last night asked the city of Ukiah to end its ambulance service in two months at the City Council meeting.

 

Dewey is requesting permission to give Coast Valley company which oversees ambulance services for Mendocino and Sonoma counties, 60-day notice that it intends to "stop providing Primary 911 Ambulance Services."


"Rather than continuing to provide ambulance service and hospital transportation, Dewey is recommending that the city respond only with paramedics on a fire engine, which he said has the same life-saving equipment as an ambulance.


UFD Division Chief Kirk Thomsen also suggested keeping an ambulance licensed and ready at the city station in case of a major accident such as a bus rollover, and Dewey recommends just that in his staff report.




 

 

 

 

After a special closed meeting Tuesday, Mendocino county directed County Counsel Tom Parker to "hire and retain outside counsel and to take appropriate action." to address a federal subpoena for its medical marijuana records. 

The closed-session announcement followed more than half an hour of public comment , all urging the county to withhold personal information from any of the zip tie and permit applicants.


"I don't think they're going after permit holders who had 99 plants or fewer," Supervisor Dan Hamburg said. "I do suspect they're after the money (from the 9.31 program), and that does not sit well with me."


Hamburg said the county had heard from "half a dozen attorneys" who are willing to do pro-bono work and "I welcome this."


The subpoena asks for "any and all records" for Code 9.31, from Jan. 1, 2010, including "e-mails, letters and any other communications," including third-party inspectors and Mendocino Board of Supervisors.


The subpoena further asks for "any and all financial institution account numbers and addresses" used by the Sheriff's Office, D.A's Office and   all records regarding the county's zip-tie program including "account numbers for funds received through the program."


The records were due to be submitted to a federal grand jury Nov. 8. But the county has an extension until Jan. 8 to do so.



 

 

The College of the Redwoods’ Board of Trustees voted unanimously Tuesday to eliminate 39 staff and management positions.  CR President Kathy Smith stated, “The institution is at risk of both losing its accreditation and moving toward fiscal insolvency. The institution must act immediately.”

For the Mendocino Center, five classified staff positions were eliminated. The dean position will be gone as of July 1, 2013 and the District will increase the administrative connections between the Eureka main campus and Mendocino Coast Center. 

“All the services students are accustomed to receiving at CR Mendocino will continue to be offered,” Smith said. 

                                  

 

 

 

The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors today unanimously extended a moratorium on new medical marijuana dispensaries for a second time.

First put into place in December 2011,the moratorium does not affect the conditional use permits of existing dispensaries, and includes the option for existing dispensaries to renew their permits.

Yesterday, supervisors included an amendment that allows approved dispensaries to apply for a conditional use permit, if the location of a facility becomes “unavailable for continued use.”

 

 

 

 




The Dog License Amnesty Program which began on November 1 will end on December 29, 2012.

 

The program allowresidents to obtain a current license for their dog without penalty for past non-licensing.  This offer is only valid for dog owners who do not have any outstanding citations for failing to license their dog.

 

Proof of a current rabies vaccination is a requirement prior to licensing your pet.  contact Animal Care Services at  463-4427 for information. The shelter is open for licensing Tuesdays, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 10 am to 5 pm and until 7 pm on Wednesdays.

 

 

Stay tuned for Talking About California; Thursday @ 9:00 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:

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