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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 Sep 2 at 9am: BEREAVEMENT, COMPASSION, HAPPINESS

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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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When we experience the death of a beloved person or animal companion or the end of a relationship, or when we anticipate the "end of the world as we know it" that might result from climate change, we are faced with intense, bewildering and sometimes overwhelming challenges, emotions and decisions.

In this program, I explore the concepts of bereavement, compassion and happiness. I talk with Dick Lumaghi, the Bereavement Coordinator for Hospice of Ukiah. They are offering an eight week Grief Support Group beginning Sep. 12th.

I will share are a brief TED Talk by Buddhist roshi Joan Halifax, who works with people at the last stage of life (in hospice and on death row).  She shares what she's learned about compassion in the face of death and dying, and a deep insight into the nature of empathy. One of the questions she asks is: "If compassion is so good for us, why don't we train our children in compassion?"

Time permitting, I will also share a TED talk about the Habits of Happiness by biochemist turned Buddhist monk Matthieu Ricard, who says we can train our minds in habits of well-being, to generate a true sense of serenity and fulfillment.

More info about my guest and the program topics:
http://www.hospiceofukiah.com/

http://www.ted.com/talks/joan_halifax.html
http://www.ted.com/speakers/matthieu_ricard.html

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

You can listen to KZYX (Mendocino County Public Broadcasting) on the radio at 88.1, 90.7 and 91.5 in Mendocino County and in Northern Sonoma, Western Lake and Southern Humboldt counties.

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