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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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Wednesday Morning News, November 21st

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A new logo and tagline created for the Visit Ukiah Program have stirred up controversy.

"We're getting hammered," said Visit Ukiah Administrator Shannon Riley.

"Ukiah's General Fund was not used in any way, shape or form," Riley said, explaining that Z Group was paid $21,000 of the funds the city collects from the the hotel bed tax on overnight stays.

"Visit Ukiah has been extremely successful -- in 2011, the bed tax went up 12 percent," Riley said. "Already this year, it is up another 10 percent."

Two local firms responded to Visit Ukiah's request for proposals, but they "unfortunately did not have destination marketing experience" .

 In response to those who commented on the logo, Riley said "We wanted to simplify the logo, make it easier to read and more generally marketable, but we couldn't go in a completely different direction.

 

Many commenters did not like how the slogan referenced hippie  culture. "All of our marketing research indicates that our target visitors are Baby Boomers, and the generation below them, that live in the Bay Area and Sacramento areas, and we needed help effectively reaching this sophisticated customer (who is tired of the hustle and bustle of the city and the extravagant costs of wine country," Riley said. 




 

 

Fort Bragg has been pulled into a complicated lawsuit over  Georgia-Pacific's complaint against OfficeMax and Boise Cascade seeking recovery of response costs that GP has and will continue to incur from the ongoing clean-up of GP’s 415-acre former “Mill Site”.

   

 

As former owners of the site, OfficeMax and Boise Cascade may be liable for a portion of the site cleanup . The court filing indicates that, as of December 31, 2011, GP had expended approximately $31,400,000 in site investigation and clean-up costs at the Mill Site, and significant future costs are anticipated. 


 

In late summer, the City received a Claim for Damages from OfficeMax and Boise Cascade alleging that the City’s current and historical storm water system conveys significant quantities of toxic substances onto the Mill Site. The complaint asserts that the City is liable to reimburse OfficeMax and Boise Cascade for damages and costs.


After the City rejected the Claim, on November 8th, the Court granted a motion by to bring both the City and Louisiana-Pacific Corporation into the GP v. OfficeMax litigation as third-party defendants. 


According to Mayor Dave Turner, “The City is prepared to mount the strongest possible defense to save taxpayers from footing any part of the bill for clean-up of the Mill Site property. ” 



With the Clear Lake hitch proposed for endangered species listings, several local groups will host an informational workshop at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 3 in the Board of Supervisors chambers, Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St., in Lakeport.

 

The Dec. 3 workshop, which will be co-chaired by Chi Council Chair Peter Windrem and Fish and Wildlife Committee Chair Greg Giusti, will share information about the hitch, their ecology and the listing process, which can last several years.

An expert panel including representatives from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Department of Fish and Game, Center for Biological Diversity and local tribes will be on hand to answer questions.

The meeting is informational only; no decisions will be made.


Lake County PEG TV and sSs Multimedia announced the creation of a local news program which will air live twice a week on Channel 8, with daily repeats except Sunday. 

The station seeks adult and teens 16 years and older to audition for anchor and reporting positions. The positions would be voluntary in the beginning.

Sponsors and underwriters are also sought for the program.

People interested in auditioning, volunteering or sponsoring the program can contact Bruno Sabatier at 695-0834.

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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.

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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