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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.

Signal Problems on 91.5

Posted by Stuart Campbell
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on Wednesday, 14 May 2014 in Station Business

We now believe that the problem lies in the signal that is sent from the Cold Springs tower over to the Laughlin tower.  The strength of that signal is not strong enough to overcome whatever is interfering with it.  We do see that a lot of antennas have been recently hung right next to our STL antenna at Cold Springs and the could be interfering.  And we are going to try to climb up to that antenna and inspect the cable going into it.  It is weird that this problem mainly shows up around 4 PM in the afternoon.  Something that interferes seems to get turned on right around then.  But our own equipment should be able to withstand it.  So it is a problem that has not been fixed yet.  If we can't solve it with these simple fixes, then we are going to have to hire tower climbers who take signal analyzers up and put them in line to assess it.  this is expensive and has to be done while the signal is turned off.  We hope it doersn't come to this, but we have to do what it takes to solve it.

Big stations get around this sort of thing by having entire alternate STL sets with separate antennas operating on different licensed frequencies feeding into alternate STL units.  the only way to guarantee uptime is to have full redundancy along the entire path of the radio signal chain.  KZYX and KZYZ has never had that.  We know that we need it and we are paying the price for it now.  It was a big and long term mistake for this organization to not build this as it went along.  We have to correct this and we will correct it.  But it will take time and money.  There is no other way.

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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

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