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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 Tuesday, June 4th

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Evergreen Lakeport Healthcare in Lakeport has received the most severe penalty and highest fine under state law for the 2011 death of a woman who was given the wrong medication and not transported to the hospital for acute care.

Dr. Ron Chapman, director of the Department of Public Health, said an investigation found that facility deficiencies resulted in the death of the resident.

Evergreen Lakeport Healthcare is a 99-bed skilled nursing facility located on Craig Avenue that offers both short- and long-term care.

The woman whose death resulted in the penalty was admitted with a coronary artery bypass graft, pacemaker for atrial fibrillation. She lived with her daughter and was said to be alert, independent and spry.

At around 1:30 a.m. Aug. 8, 2011, a nurse incorrectly administered an oral dose of methodone for pain to instead of another patient. The nurse practitioner told officials that she did not give the reversal agent for methadone “as we usually don't do that.”

A physician's order for life-sustaining treatment called for full treatment and transfer to a hospital if indicated, including intensive care.

After giving the woman the dose of methadone, Evergreen staff kept her at the facility, giving her oxygen and monitoring her vital signs for eight hours instead of sending her to a hospital.





Motions and counter-motions were filed by both sides of the federal lawsuit aiming to stop construction of the Highway 101 bypass in the last few weeks. The final hearing is scheduled for 9 a.m. June 14 in a San Francisco federal courtroom.

Federal Judge Jeffrey White denied a temporary injunction to delay the project, saying that "In order to prevail , the Plaintiffs will be required to show that the [CalTrans] decision not to prepare a supplemental EIS was arbitrary or capricious,".

The final phase of the trial began on April 12 when the plaintiffs filed a 40 page motion requesting the judge rule against CalTrans and the Corps. The motion lists six specific project changes which should have required CalTrans to reopen the original environmental impact statement. The US Army Corps of Engineers and CalTrans filed counter-motions on April 26 requesting the case be dismissed. A court decision is likely by the end of June.

Bypass protesters are vowing to continue to raise objections.















The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has launched a monthly newsletter to inform the public about the update to the State Wildlife Action Plan(SWAP).

Population growth, increased development, water management conflicts, invasive species, and climate change are putting tremendous stress on our natural species.  California has the largest number of species at risk of becoming endangered


CDFW updates its State Wildlife Action Plan every 10 years.  The plan identifies the species of greatest conservation need and prescribes measures to best protect them from environmental stresses and human induced threats.

In order to update the plan for 2015, scientists are gathering and analyzing data to develop effective, long-term conservation strategies.

The SWAP monthly newsletter will provide highlights and milestones regarding the SWAP update process. The CDFW is also planning a dozen public meetings later this year. The first edition contains information on what the SWAP is, the update process, the update timeline and public opportunities. 

To sign up to receive the SWAP monthly newsletter,  visit www.dfg.ca.gov/SWAP/











The Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) announced that it has granted a three-year accreditation for quality and technical expertise provided in the echocardiography lab at Mendocino Coast District Hospital (MCDH). 


“We have a skilled sonographer in Reid Patterson and a highly-trained physician, Jason Kirkman, M.D., to expertly interpret the results.  said Noe Hinojosa, manager of the MCDH Diagnostic Imaging Center, which includes echocardiography services.



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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