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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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ROBERT M. GATES -- WAR IS A BUSINESS AND BUSINESS IS GOOD (EDIT)

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ROBERT M. GATES -- WAR IS A BUSINESS AND BUSINESS IS GOOD


"All About Money,” on KZYX returns to the air on Friday, January 24, 2014, at 9 a.m., Pacific Time, with another show in our series, "War is a Business, and Business Is Good." We'll give listeners new insights and information about Robert Gates, former Secretary of Defense and former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. 
 
Gates's new memoir, "Duty", is controversial, at best.

Our guests are Melvin Goodman and Robert Parry. We're also hoping David MacMichael and Coleen Rowley will call into the show after our interview with our first two guests. And there's avery outside chance Daniel Ellsberg may call into the show.
 
Our broadcasts may be heard at 88.1, 90.7, and 91.5 FM in the Counties of Mendocino, Humboldt, Lake, and Sonoma in northern California.
 
We also stream live from the web at www.kzyx.org
 
Shows may also be archived at the KZYX website and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX).  
 
ROBERT GATES

Robert Gates was the 22nd United States Secretary of Defense from 2006 to 2011. Gates also served for 26 years in the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Security Council. Under President George H. W. Bush, Gates was Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA).

MELVIN GOODMAN
 
Melvin Goodman, director of the National Security Project at the Center for International Policy, was an analyst at the CIA for 24 years. His most recent book is National Insecurity: The Cost of American Militarism. He just wrote the piece "Robert Gates’s Narcissistic 'Duty'," which states:    "I have known Bob Gates for nearly 50 years, working with him for more than a decade; working for him for five years; and testifying against him before the Senate Intelligence Committee in 1991… I have some warnings about the author as well as the leading lights of the mainstream media…who believe that Gates made major contributions to the national security policy of the United States. Nothing could be further from the truth.
 
 "There are several things that need to be understood regarding Gates's career at the Central Intelligence Agency, the National Security Council, and the Department of Defense. First of all, Gates has been a sycophant in all his leadership positions, catering to the policy interests of Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft at the NSC; William Casey at the CIA; and the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. 
 
"Gates catered to the right-wing ideology of Bill Casey in the 1980s, playing a major role in the politicization of intelligence and dangerous crossing the line of policy advocacy in private memorandum to the CIA director. For the most part, Gates has been a windsock when it came to policy decisions and typically supported his masters. ..." [Goodman was also recently featured on an Institute for Public Accuracy news release "Debate on Disclosure as Petition Spotlights $600 Million Ties Binding Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, the Washington Post and the CIA."]
 
ROBERT PARRY
 
Robert Parry just wrote the piece "Robert Gates Double-Crosses Obama," which states: "As Barack Obama is staggered by a back-stabbing memoir from former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, the president can’t say that some people didn’t warn him about the risk of bringing a political opportunist like Gates into his inner circle on national security.
 
”On Nov. 13, 2008, I posted a story at Consortiumnews.com entitled “The Danger of Keeping Robert Gates,” which said:
"If Obama does keep Gates on, the new president will be employing someone who embodies many of the worst elements of U.S. national security policy over the past three decades, including responsibility for what Obama himself has fingered as a chief concern, "politicized intelligence."
 
"I cited a book by former CIA analyst Melvin A. Goodman, Failure of Intelligence: The Decline and Fall of the CIA, which identified Gates as the chief action officer for the Reagan administration’s drive to tailor intelligence reporting to fit White House political desires.
 
"But Gates’s nefarious roles in national security scandals went much deeper than that, despite his undeniable PR skills in shaping his image as a dedicated public servant who has earned Official Washington’s near-universal regard as a modern-day Wise Man.
 
“… it’s how Gates began his meteoric rise in the U.S. intelligence community during the Reagan years that has remained most cloaked in mystery. As a young CIA official in 1980, Gates was implicated in secret maneuvers to sabotage President Jimmy Carter’s negotiations to free 52 U.S. hostages then held in Iran, a failure by Carter that doomed his reelection."
 
Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. He is founder of Consortiumnews.com and author most recently of America’s Stolen Narrative..

COLEEN ROWLEY

Rowley is a former FBI agent and division counsel whose May 2002 memo described some of the FBI's pre-9/11 failures. Rowley was named Time Magazine's "Person of the Year" in 2002. She recently appeared on CNN and wrote a piece on their website, "Massive Spying on Americans Is Outrageous."


DAVID MACMICHAEL

We'll also hoping that  DAVID MacMICHAEL will call into the show.

MacMichael is a former analyst for the CIA. He is also the former USMC Commander of Headquarters Company at Quantico. 

MacMichael knows something about the cost of war...monetary and ethical costs. 

 

 
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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:

AT LARGE SEAT CANDIDATES:

John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright

PROGRAMMER CANDIDATES:

Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak

1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE:

Jonathon Middlebrook

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

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