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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

I will be posting news and information here about any changes occurring at the station. As you are probably aware, staff member Mary Aigner is retiring after 22 years with KZYX. She will still be producing the show DEAD AIR on Thursday nights. She has provided incredible service to the station for many years, in many different positions, including her current job as Program Director, and her previous jobs as Interim Station Manager, Membership Coordinator and Underwriting Sales Director.

Angela DeWitt has been named our new Interim Program Manager. The staff is working together to create a new job description for the Program Director, and when that is done (and budget permits) we will post the job widely and have an open hiring process.

Stay tuned more news and information soon!

Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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Regarding "Transparency"

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We are required by the FCC, the IRS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to disclose specific information about our operation.  We are compliant with all of them.  We maintain an up-to-date public file that you may come to Philo and inspect during business hours.  (Soon the FCC will require that it all be available online rather than at a physical location.)  Our audited annual financial reports are right here on this website.

As GM, I write bimonthly reports that divulge large amounts of detailed information about the operation.  And we post the minutes of our Board Meetings.

In addition, our own Bylaws mandate that the members may "inspect all of MCPB's records which are or should be maintained at the principle office except personnel records and other items that would violate the privacy of a specific individual or are otherwise protected by California or California law."

So what does that really mean?  Everyone likely knows what personnel records are.  I can tell you my salary, but you'll have to ask a member of the staff if you want to know their salary.  Some people think a layoff should be announced ahead of time and all the details discussed publicly.  But that too violates the privacy of the person in question.  They can talk about it but we cannot.  Also, phone records are also considered private as are insurance records and workmen's comp details to name a couple of others.  

But what about those items that are protected by law?  One that has come up recently concerns NPR and our contract with them.  The confidentiality of that contract, like almost all business contracts as well as non-disclosure agreements, is protected by law under California Civil Code Section 3426-3426.11, better known as the Uniform Trade Secrets Act.  So, we aren't going to give out the details of that contract.  That doesn't mean we aren't transparent.  It means we maintain responsible mutual business relationships with our contractural partners. 

A lot of people who want to know something about the organization just call us up and ask.  Happens all the time.  Our number is 707-895-2324.  If it's reasonable and we can explain something, we will.

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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. Applications are due by January 30, 2016. To vote in the election, you must have been a member in good standing by December 31, 2015. For further information, please follow this link.

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