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Independent Media Must Stay Strong!


Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

Morning News for Thursday, January 17th

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The Rotary of Mendocino & the Mendocino Land Trust are collaborating to create "Rotary Park' in the green space with towering eucalyptus on the corner of Lansing and Main. Used as a passage between the two thoroughfares, this double lot has been empty for the better part of a decade.

The Rotary Club of Mendocino learned that  that two developer bids were currently on the table with the owner, Lantzman Investments. Mendocino Land Trust agreed to assist in protecting 44961 Main St. from development. 

Working together, Rotary and the Land Trust have signed purchase documents that provide at least one year to raise the funds necessary to make "Rotary Park" a reality.


Plans on fundraising to bring "Rotary Park" into fruition are being considered; for more information on this project, please contact Richard Brandes, president of Mendocino Rotary at:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .




The Yurok Tribal Council decided to put up for vote a referendum that seeks to allocate funds, recently won in $27.5 million settlement, by distributing $17,000,000, 63 percent, in per capita payments to tribal members and investing the remaining $10,000,000, 37 percent, in the Tribe's first destination resort/casino to provide continuing employment for members.

The settlement won in Nez Perce Tribe, et al. v. Salazar was finalized on January 4 in the US District Court for the District of Columbia. 

The per capita distribution plan includes the following: $4,500 for all members 60 years old or older, $3,500 for all 18 to less than 60 , and $1,000 for all  below the age of 18, to be held in an irrevocable Trust.

Enrolled membersall age calculations and vesting are as of January 9, 2013. 




The Clearlake City Council is looking for community members interested in serving in the city's planning commission since three seats may be open as of March.

One seat was vacated by Gina Fortino Dickson, who was elected to the Clearlake City Council and two seats are expiring and neither has begun the process to apply for reappointment.

Swanson said applications are due by Feb. 28 and new terms would run through March 11, 2017.

For an application, visit Clearlake City Hall, 14050 Olympic Drive, or email Swanson at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  .




According to The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) California ranks 43rd for pet ownership with 52.9 percent of households owning a pet and is also ranked in the bottom 10 for cat.

The most recent survey based on December 31, 2011 numbers, reveals that the top 5 pet-owning states are: Vermont 70.8 percent of households owned a pet, New Mexico with 67.6 percent, South Dakota with 65.6 percent, Oregon with 63.6 percent, Maine with 62.9 percent, 

The states with the most dog owners are: Arkansas where 47.9 , New Mexico with 46 percent, Kentucky with 45.9 percent, Missouri with 45.9 percent, and West Virginia with 45.8 percent.






A Healthier Living Workshop is being given to teach the skills needed to live with a chronic disease.

The six week program is open to anyone with arthritis, heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes or lung disease.

The workshop will be offered at the Hillside Health Center in Ukiah in the Main Conference Room on Thursdays from 2 to 4:30 p.m. starting January 31 to March 7. 

The program is free, but you must preregister and be able to attend each weeks lesson.

 Please call Darca at 462-3547 to register.

Stay tuned for Community & Ecology @ 9:00 AM

Cal Winslow continues a look at the health of our oceans with William Lemos, a member of the Mendocino Land Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council.


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Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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:

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

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