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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 Wednesday, June 19th

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Open fires, including grills, campfires, and even cigarettes smoked outside of vehicles, will be banned in much of the Mendocino National Forest starting Tuesday because of dry conditions and the threat of wildfires.

The only exceptions will be in certain designated recreational areas, including the following facilities in Mendocino County’s Covelo Ranger District: Eel River, Little Doe, Howard Lake, Howard Meadows, Atchison, Green Springs and Hammerhorn Lake Campgrounds.

Violations of the burn ban can result in fines of up to $5,000 per person and up to six months in jail.

For more information, call (530)934-3316,















Last week, the Mendocino Board of Supervisors voted 4-1 to stop work on the PACE program which would have allowed property owners to purchase energy efficient and energy saving appliances through loans that would be repaid as additions on their property taxes. The measure was opposed by a national bankers group and several local banks.

Despite the defeat, Keith Rutledge  of the Renewable Energy Development Institute (REDI) Willits is circulating a petition to ask  the Board of Supervisors to reconsider developing the Clean Energy Assessment financing program for Mendocino County online at 




















A former police officer and Lake County Sheriff's deputy is now facing charges in a local case for allegedly trafficking in prescription drugs.

Eric Van Mendonca, 43, was arrested by sheriff's deputies at his Middletown home Monday.

Mendonca is facing 16 felony counts for possession for sale, of  hydrocodone on seven dates in November through February of this year.

The investigation, conducted by the FBI Safe Streets Task Force, found that Mendonca had managed to accumulate 17,540 narcotic  painpills by shopping doctors.

Each of the 16 felony charges carries sentences ranging between 16 months and four years if Mendonca is convicted.

Mendonca was booked into the Lake County Jail, with bail was set at $275,000. He posted bail and was released the same day.

No court date has yet been set for Mendonca .













The Sonoma  Water Agency on Monday, began inflating its rubber dam on the Russian River near Forestville, CA.  The rubber dam is a critical component of the Russian River water supply system that provides naturally filtered drinking water to more than 600,000 residents in portions of Sonoma and Marin counties.  The rubber dam will remain inflated through summer and into the fall. 

The rubber dam will be inflated slowly to maintain flows downstream, and may take around two weeks to be fully inflated. 

 When fully inflated, the rubber dam creates a small pool of water from which the Water Agency draws water for use in four off-stream infiltration ponds.  The infiltration ponds help recharge groundwater which is then naturally filtered through sand and gravel and delivered to the Water Agency’s customers.  

Permanent fish ladders provide fish passage around the rubber dam when it is inflated. 

Boaters must portage around the rubber dam downstream of Wohler Bridge. 





The Target store chain has announced they will be adding a new brand to their shelves Called Simply Balanced, that will phase out all genetically modified ingredients by the end of 2014.

According to a press release, the initial roll-out will include a selection of foods that are 40% organic and the majority of them will not contain GMOs. 


The First Annual KNYO Bar B  Q will be held on Sat. June 22nd from 1-9 PM at the KNYO Fallout Shelter at 325 N. Franklin St. in downtown Fort Bragg. They'll have a jam session, bar b q and vegan food, beer and refreshments.  



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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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