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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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Water Wise: Making Every Drop Count - a special series this month on the Ecology Hour

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Has your well run dry?  Maybe not, but everyone in Mendocino County is feeling the impact of the drought.  Over half the state is now in exceptional drought conditions and our own Navarro River has less water than ever recorded for this time of year.

KZYX will be airing a locally produced “Water Wise” series during the month of August on Tuesday evenings from 7-8 pm during the Ecology Hour. These programs will focus on ways to adapt to low water conditions with strategies for home and landowners to make the best use of every drop and help mitigate the effects of drought in their home and landscape.

The series will be hosted by Linda MacElwee from the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District and Mary Aigner.  “The time for saving water is now.  The drought conditions are only going to intensify,” says MacElwee.  “It is also a great time to get ready for the winter in order to catch as much rain as possible.  The drought is not going to abate with one season’s rains but we can prepare and adapt.”

The series will cover water use, reuse and catchment for the home and garden.  Topics include: Drought Landscaping and Drip Irrigation, Installing and Maintaining Greywater Systems, In-home Water Conservation and Leak Detection, and How to Harvest Rainwater.  The program dates are:

August 5th- Drought Landscaping and Drip Irrigation, guests include: Jim Xerogeanes Director of the Mendocino College Agriculture Department and Kris Loomis irrigation specialist for Wyatt Irrigation.

listen to a recording of the Aug 5th show by following this link.....

Drought Landscaping and Drip Irrigation

August 12th- Installing and Maintaining Greywater Systems. Guest: Anna Birkas of Village Ecosystems.

listen to a recording of the Aug 12th show by following this link....

Installing and Maintaing Greywater Systems

August 19th- In-Home Water Conservation: Beyond the Short Shower.  Strategies for leak detection, conducting your own home water use audit, and information about the newest water saving fixtures. Guests include: Deborah Edelman, from the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District and Adam Standlee, Plumbing department head from Friedman Bros. Home Improvement Store.

listen to a recording of the Aug 19th show by following this link:

In-Home Water Conservation

August 26th- Harvesting Rainwater, guest: Brad Lancaster, author of two volume set “Rainwater Harvesting for Drylands and Beyond”.

listen to a recording of the Aug 26th show by following this link:

Rainwater Harvesting

These programs are a collaboration between KZYX and the Mendocino County Resource Conservation District, which received funding for water conservation education from the California Department of Conservation and North Coast IRWMP, Prop 84.

For more information go to the Mendocino County RCD  Drought Page

 

 

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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