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Mary Aigner's Departure

Mary Aigner, Program Director for KZYX&Z, recently announced that she has decided it is time, after 22 years, to hand over the reins. She has some interesting opportunities that she wishes to explore, though she will continue to be involved with the radio station, including hosting her "Dead Air" program. As she told the volunteer programmers and her friends:

"It's been a great pleasure and an honor to work here, and I can't think of a more interesting or gratifying place to work. I'm constantly amazed by your talent, passion, and commitment to the cause of creating the best community radio we can, in service of the people of Mendocino County." 

We wish Mary great success in her future endeavors. We will miss her.

For the full press release, please follow this link: Aigner Press Release.

Community Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) has scheduled its annual public meeting for Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6PM. It will be held at Anderson Valley High School in Boonville in the Career Center Room.The public is invited to attend this meeting and there will be time for public comment. You can find out more about the CAB here: link.

Paul Wheaton on Hugelkultur and more

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on Thursday, 19 September 2013 in Self Help and Sustainability

Bill Taylor interviewed permaculturist Paul Wheaton, who briefly discussed rocket mass heaters and then focused the rest of the hour on mound culture - using wood covered with soil to create a low or no irrigation raised bed.  The recommended height for no irrigation is 6 feet, and larger wood is better than twigs or branches for longevity.  Here is the link:


The more surface area of wood (twigs, branches, chips), the more nitrogen gets locked up decomposing it.  That is why most You Tube videos show large logs being used.  Paul mentioned that the sides are best steep to create microclimates, and also to make it lumpy rather than homogeneous: blobs of compost, manure, grass, leaves, sods, etc.  This way there will be more diverse micro-environments in the hugelbed.

My original motivation for covering this in so much detail is that many in our area make burn piles and this could be an alternative.  Since we tend to use the big wood in our heaters, the hugelbeds would get the N-hungry branches.  Adding more N in the form of manures may help, OR we can build rocket mass heaters, use 10% of the wood and use the small wood, and put the big logs in the hugelbed. 

Links to Paul Wheaton's site: www.permies.com

The site has a wealth of information; it is the biggest permaculture on-line community.  Have fun!


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KZYX Is Seeking a New Executive Director/General Manager

KZYX&Z Community Public Radio in Philo, CA, is seeking a creative professional with non-profit experience to become Executive Director & General Manager of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting.

Link to Job Posting

Link to Position Description

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

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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