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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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WILDOAK LIVING Mon Nov 11 at 9am: Saving Bats - Grief and the Holidays

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Wildoak Living airs every alternate Monday from 9 am to 10 am and is hosted by Johanna Wildoak.
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Tune in to WILDOAK LIVING, the radio program about living sustainably and building community in Mendocino County and beyond.

On Monday, November 11, at 9:00 AM Pacific Time:

Bats, White-Nose Syndrome, and "Flying Blind"
and
Grief and the Holidays

Join me for what will surely be two fascinating conversations.

In the first program segment, I talk about Grief and the Holidays. The holiday season can be an especially difficult period for those of us grieving a loss, whether it is the death of a beloved person or animal companion, the end of an important relationship, or when we anticipate the impact of climate change.

A lot of people who are grieving a loss, especially a recent one, find the relentlessly upbeat tone of the Holidays to be, at the very least, a distracting annoyance, and at worst, a very painful reminder that they don't feel like celebrating anything at such a time in their lives. I talk with Dick Lumaghi, the Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Ukiah about simple strategies to help at such a difficult time.

In our second segment, we talk about Bats. Are Colony Collapse Disorder and Climate Change related? Will the white-nose syndrome that has killed upwards of seven million bats over the past seven years decimate entire bat species or will it claim the most vulnerable while leaving those that remain stronger for the encounter?

These are questions Don Mitchell pondered from his Vermont home as white-nose syndrome spread from the near-by cave--in which it was first discovered in 2006--to hibernation sites up and down the East Coast.

His book Flying Blind: One Man's Adventures Battling Buckthorn, Making Peace with Authority and Creating a Home for Endangered Bats is Mitchell's story of bats navigating this deadly epidemic and his efforts--however tenuous and unsure--to help the bats survive. It is also the story of one man's quite unexpected flight into his own pitch-black past, where he encountered his authoritarian father, the hippie youth he once was and the man and father he would ultimately become. Quick to note that he's no scientist, Don is a knowledgable layman who has read extensively about bats and has signficant firsthand knowledge of habitat management as a means to assisting struggling bat populations.

Don Mitchell is a novelist, essayist, and sometime screenwriter whose most recent books are The Nature Notebooks (a novel) and a guidebook to Vermont in the Fodor's/Compass American series.  He's also the architect and builder of over a dozen low-cost, energy-efficient structures on Treleven Farm, and a shepherd with thirty-five years' experience managing a flock of sheep there.
 
More info about my guest and the program topics:
http://www.hospiceofukiah.com/
http://www.chelseagreen.com/bookstore/item/flying_blind:hardcover

Listen live every other Monday at 9am Pacific Time on KZYX and on the web at www.kzyx.org

Listen anytime to archived programs and find more information about topics and guests at www.wildoakliving.org

Please support your public radio station.
You can donate to KZYX and become a member at www.kzyx.org

Thank you for listening to Wildoak Living
and for supporting public/community radio!

Wildoak Living airs every alternate Monday from 9 am to 10 am and is hosted by Johanna Wildoak.

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