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Posted by John Coate
John Coate
I am the former GM of KZYX. Now an independent contractor.
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on Friday, 12 June 2015
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Hello everyone.  Yesterday I sent this message to the 70+ KZYX volunteer programmers: Forgive the impersonal group mail, but this is the mo...
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Humble Pie 11-28-2015 Thought + Playlist

Posted by Humble Pie
Humble Pie
Humble Pie airs on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am and is hosted by Jimmy Humble. Folk, acoustic and singer-songw...
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on Saturday, 28 November 2015
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  Thought: “In any project the important factor is your belief. Without belief there can be no successful outcome.” William James  PLAYLIS...
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Tonight on Maps & Legends: "Satisfied...(?)"

Posted by Maps and Legends
Maps and Legends
Maps and Legends airs every alternate Fridays from 7 pm to 9 pm and is hosted by Roberta Werdinger.
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on Friday, 27 November 2015
in Music - Rock, R&B, Alt, Indie
Holiday feasting--had enough? Black Friday--participate or not? Tonight's show features songs on consumerism, restlessness, desire, and what...
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Weekly World Muse Playlist 2-4pm 11/26/15: Bessie Mae Mucho dishing upThanksgiving offerings.

Posted by Weekly World Muse
Weekly World Muse
Weekly World Muse airs every alternate Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm and is hosted by Bessie Mae Mucho.
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on Thursday, 26 November 2015
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    02:18PM-02:22PM (4:23) Mercedes Sosa “Gracias a la Vida” from 30 Anos (1993) on Polygram   02:22PM  poem: Prayer for the Great Famil...
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In The Groove: BLUE-BEAT VERSION 11-14-15 Playlist

Posted by In the Groove
In the Groove
In the Groove airs every Saturdays from 8 pm to 10 pm and is hosted by either DJ Reed, Selecter Jeremy D (aka ...
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on Sunday, 22 November 2015
in Music - Rock, R&B, Alt, Indie
Look for In The Groove: BLUE-BEAT VERSION with Selector JD (aka Rudeboy) once monthly, rotating with the other In the Groove DJ's Rev. Reed ...
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Mark Albert's Wise Permaculture Rant.

Posted by The Farm and Garden Show
The Farm and Garden Show
To see all available audio archives of the Farm and Garden Show go to our website link shown above. The Farm ...
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on Monday, 23 November 2015
in Self Help and Sustainability
Mark Albert (cofounder of Mendocino Permaculture and its Chestnut Festival and Winter Abundance seed and scion exchange) has been growing fo...
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Rain Tenaquia on permaculture lessons learned

Posted by The Farm and Garden Show
The Farm and Garden Show
To see all available audio archives of the Farm and Garden Show go to our website link shown above. The Farm ...
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on Monday, 23 November 2015
in Self Help and Sustainability
After several years developing food forests, author and teacher Rain Tenaquia shares some things he learned. Here is a link to the show: h...
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Music Without Borders 11/23/2015

Posted by Music Without Borders
Music Without Borders
Music Without Borders airs on alternate Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm and is hosted by Joel Cohen.
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on Monday, 23 November 2015
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10:04AM-10:09AM (5:45) Angele Dubeau & La Pieta “I giorni” composed by Ludovico Einaudi from Ludovico Einaudi: Portrait (Deluxe Edition) (20...
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Sonic Blender November 24th - Whoot!

Posted by Katharine Cole
Katharine Cole
Katharine Cole, DJ for the Sonic Blender, is a pioneer in the Bay Area Americana music scene. She holds a degr...
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on Monday, 23 November 2015
in Music - Americana
Hey all afternoon blues folks - I've put together a nice little show for y'all to chase those its-not-christmas-loosers-its-thanksgiving blu...
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Humble Pie 11-21-2015 Thought + Playlist

Posted by Humble Pie
Humble Pie
Humble Pie airs on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am and is hosted by Jimmy Humble. Folk, acoustic and singer-songw...
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on Saturday, 21 November 2015
in Music - Americana
  Thought: “Work like you don’t need money, love like you’ve never been hurt, sing as if no one can hear you, and dance like no one’s watch...
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Forthright Radio 11-18-15:Andrew Nikiforuk SLICK WATER: FRACKING & ONE INSIDER'S STAND AGANST THE WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL INDUSTRY

Posted by Forthright Radio
Forthright Radio
To see all available audio archives of Forthright Radio go to our website link shown above. Forthright Radi...
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on Friday, 20 November 2015
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To hear this archived edition of Forthright Radio with Andrew Nikiforuk, - and find out who is Jessica Ernst, and why do some call her the “...
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Klezmer Music on World Tour November 19, 2015

Posted by World Tour
World Tour
World Tour airs every alternate Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm and is hosted by Beth Lang.
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on Thursday, 19 November 2015
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Sarah Reith with Julia Markus

Posted by Women's Voices
Women's Voices
Women's Voices airs every Monday from 7 pm to 8 pm.
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on Monday, 16 November 2015
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Julia Markus, author of “Lady Byron and her Daughters,” is a storyteller and a scholar. Neither of these cancels the other out as she takes ...
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Humble Pie 11-14-2015 Thought + Playlist

Posted by Humble Pie
Humble Pie
Humble Pie airs on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am and is hosted by Jimmy Humble. Folk, acoustic and singer-songw...
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on Saturday, 14 November 2015
in Music - Americana
  Thought: “Inaction may be the biggest form of action.” Jerry Brown  PLAYLIST: 09:03AM-09:06AM (3:20) Chet Atkins, c.g.p. with Tommy Emm...
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LISTEN TO PODCAST of Wildoak Living Nov 9: WOWSER Willits Maker Space - The Maker Movement

Posted by Wildoak Living
Wildoak Living
Wildoak Living airs every alternate Monday from 9 am to 10 am and is hosted by Johanna Wildoak.
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on Sunday, 08 November 2015
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This edition of Wildoak Living, the radio program about living sustainably in Mendocino County and beyond, aired on Monday, November 9 from ...
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Radiorrrama Playlist 11/11/15. Bessie Mae Mucho sitting in for Paul Schulman.More topical than tropical, music marking the passing of local musician Richard Cooper. Honoring veterans, with musings on war & peace.

Posted by Weekly World Muse
Weekly World Muse
Weekly World Muse airs every alternate Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm and is hosted by Bessie Mae Mucho.
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on Wednesday, 11 November 2015
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  11/11/2015 02:00PM to 04:00PM 02:02PM-02:05PM (3:14) Richard Cooper “Awake (based on a traditional Sufi melody)” from Mendocino Sessions...
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On One Ocean today...

Posted by One Ocean
One Ocean
One Ocean airs on alternate Sundays from 2 pm to 4 pm and is hosted by Lilia Lobo de Albuquerque. One Ocean ...
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on Sunday, 08 November 2015
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with musicians from Brazil, Senegal, Iran, USA, Cuba, India, Wales, Mauritania, Colombia, and Argentina.  Here is the playlist:   11/08/20...
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French Touch this Friday 11/6 Gainsbourg et les Femmes

Posted by French Touch
French Touch
French Touch airs on the first Friday of every month from 2 pm to 4 pm and is hosted by Floriane Weyrich. ...
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on Wednesday, 04 November 2015
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Don't miss the show this Friday! Special Gainsbourg/pledge drive....
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November 6 - Legends of the Celtic Harp

Posted by Oak and Thorn
Oak and Thorn
Oak and Thorn airs from 9 am to 11 am on Saturdays and is hosted by Colleen Bassett or Tim Bray.
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on Sunday, 18 October 2015
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14 tickets left!  We've shut down the Out of This World outlet, but you can still get physical tickets at Harvest Market in Fort Bragg and o...
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SONIC BLENDER LIVE TODAY!

Posted by Katharine Cole
Katharine Cole
Katharine Cole, DJ for the Sonic Blender, is a pioneer in the Bay Area Americana music scene. She holds a degr...
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on Tuesday, 03 November 2015
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Hello! I am HUMBLED to have the famous JIMMY HUMBLE pitching with me today on my pledge drive show from 2-4pm TODAY! Tune in to hear the pre...
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MCPB Board of Directors

Welcome our new board members and thank our outgoing board members at the Annual Meeting of the Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Board of Directors

Point Noyo (previously The Cliff House)

1011 S Main Street 

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 6:00 pm

(No Host Bar/Food available for purchase)

New board members John Azzaro (At large); Jonathan Middlebrook (1st District); and Stuart Campbell (Programmer Elect) 

Outgoing board members are Bob Page and John Sakowicz


Here are the minutes from the last meeting, as yet unapproved.


KZYX/MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MARCH 7, 2016

WILLITS LIBRARY

 

MINUTES

 THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:03 P.M.

ROLL CALL
Present: Meg Courtney, Lorraine Dechter, Jane Futcher, Jenness Hartley, Ed Keller, Benj Thomas, John Sakowicz

Absent: Clay Eubank

 

APPROVAL OF LAST MEETING’S MINUTES: Unanimous

 

MATTERS FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT: Meg Courtney

—GROUND RULES: Meg appointed Jenness to be the Meeting Facilitator

—THANK YOUS: Meg expressed thanks to Lorraine Dechter, the new GM: Jane Futcher, elections coordinator and election ballot workers and stampers, including Jenness, Ed, Bob and several others. Ed Keller was thanked for building a covered area outside where staff can sit.

—FUNDRAISING: Meg mentioned some of the fundraisers coming up, including Amy Goodman in Willits, April 16; a Willits house party April 23; a Mother’s Day fundraiser with Starchild chocolate; a Church of the Boogie Woogie party with a Boogie Woogie diva in June. She thanked Catherine Keegan and Tim Bray for taking on many fundraising events for KZYX and for requiring board and staff do very little.

 

MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS:

Jane Futcher reported that board election was proceeding and the on-air forum went well.

John Sakowicz welcomed Lorraine and expressed hope that KZYX will collaborate with low-power channels like KMEC, also using digital platforms and many new technologies that expand the station’s reach and can be the source of potential revenues.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

—Elections Report by Jane not needed because of above check-in

—No Finance Committee report due to Clay’s absence

 

PRESENTATION OF MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMENDATION TO MARY AIGNER BY TOM WOODHOUSE: Tom Woodhouse read an eloquently worded recognition of Mary Aigner’s 22 years of service as a staff member of KZYX. (See Attached)

 

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD REPORT FROM ELLEN SAXE

Ellen summarized the results of a CAB public meeting in Elk in February. She chose an area that the station does not always reach out to but was disappointed with the turnout despite the fact that the meeting was well publicized. About 10 people attended. She said transparency of the board and station was a big issue and there were requests for:
1. On-air CAB meetings

2. On-air Board meetings

3. On-air discussions with board representatives

4. The board should stop using a closed board list serve and confidential meetings

5. Simple living membership of $25 should be announced on the air

6. Controversy comes from exclusion — Someone said that when the Mendocino School Board adopted a more open stance their meetings became less contentious and shorter.

 

Ellen reported many comments about the board’s conduct, including:

—Board should state what its rules are and follow the process

—Board should not let a few people make all the decisions

—Board should make transparency a priority

—Board needs to follow through as new board members replace outgoing members.

—Board should be more responsive.

Several of those attending want access to the membership list with an opt-out clause for folks who don’t want to be contacted.

Other suggestions:

—Hire a volunteer coordinator

—contact nonmembers through public meetings

—Restore safe harbor

—State what happened with Ukiah studio funds

—Start a program council that had decision-making power

—Pay attention to the South Coast so people in Gualala can tune in.

—Encourage more participation by young people

—Define and follow the process for choosing programmers

—Institute a grievance procedure for former programmers

—Form Ad Hoc committees of members for pursuing specific issues

—Take seriously the decline in membership

—Encourage and support local programmers

 

BREAKS: During the meeting, possibly during Ellen’s presentation, a reporter covering the meeting and a candidate for the board interrupted frequently and claimed the board president was not following clear procedures. The facilitator called short break to establish calm.

 

NO ACTION ITEMS

STATE OF THE STATION REPORT — Lorraine Dechter

Lorraine did not submit a written report. She introduced Jerry Fraley, the interim Operations Manager, who was not present, and Raoul Van Haul, who introduced himself and his long experience in broadcasting, particularly in Portland, Oregon. Lorraine announced new Native American programming, a five-minute syndicated segment for which she has not yet found the perfect time slot. She said our expenses for the month of January were triple what was budgeted because it was costly covering the vacant program manager and ops manager positions.

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

Jeff Wright: Thanked Lorraine for unraveling the “trainwreck she was left with.” Said the satellites studios are working better and he asked that the “safe harbor” from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. be restored. He encouraged KZYZ to participate in joint events with KMUD and promote the Seven Rivers Network.

Sheila Dawn Tracy: Said members should be able to communicate with each other; wants safe harbor restore; would like a written GM report; feels new KZYX newsletter should have gone in the silent drive letter.

Sarah: Requested results of fundraisers and pledge drives be published on the KZYX Web site and promoted on the Web site in advance

Fran Koliner: Welcomed Lorraine

Ellen Saxe: Gave out her email address so others can receive summary of CAB meeting

Lyn Dee Johnson: Wants each board member to have a sign with their names so people know who they are; said this was an “emotional transition” that is hard on listeners, too, as they hear new voices on the air, etc. She, or someone else, remarked that the FCC investigation of KZXY led to a decision by the staff to end safe harbor because of concerns the station might lose its license if the FCC heard bad language on the air.

 

The meeting ended at 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Jane Futcher, Board VP

 

Adendum: Mendocino Board of Supervisors’ letter of Commendation to Mary Aigner. Signed by Tom Woodhouse and Dan Gjerde, delivered at the meeting March 7, 2016

 

Mary Aigner tirelessly served Mendocino County for 22 years through her work at KZYX. During her tenure as program director, she exhibited an unflagging dedication to community radio in general and Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in particular. The station was more than a job to her, it was a career and a passion, often placed before her own personal life. 

 

Mary exhibited dedication to the listening community by

—Cultivating familiarity with the various communities of the region, and the issues

confronting each of them. She often helped to arrange discussions of those issues on the stations public affairs programs and newscasts’’

—Maintaining steadfast awareness, and unwaveringly correct instincts about the preferences

of the public radio listening community, and representing them in any meeting,

conversation, or decision in which she was involved. “How will it benefit the listeners?”

was the perspective she always brought to the table.

 —Facing recurring challenges from small segments of the community about programming,

remaining firmly rooted in her convictions and professional expertise about how to serve

the majority of listeners and how to make KZYX the best possible community station. 

  —Being willing to engage in conversation with any listener, and personally respond to their

questions and concerns

             

Mary exhibited dedication to the station by:

 —Understanding and being able to operate and manage all the stations equipment, and

keeping herself abreast of the evolving technology

—Being available 24/7 to handle last-minute changes, trouble-shoot technical difficulties and support other staff members in their efforts to seek resolution

 —Being available to facilitate special programming – coming in on weekends and evenings to update the stations automated broadcast system

 —Helping produce live remote broadcasts, and fundraising events

 —Remaining ever mindful of the regulations which govern public radio stations

              

Mary exhibited dedication to the stations volunteer programmers by:

—Training, guiding, and assisting on-air volunteers, whatever their level of skill or experience

 —Helping find substitute hosts for absent programmers, often filling in herself on short notice

—Always being available to programmers, even on weekends or when out of town, to instruct,

support, and trouble-shoot unexpected on-air difficulties

 —Actively interfacing with record companies, and content providers, to keep the flow of new

music and programming coming to the station

 —Alerting programmers to new music or events which might be of interest to their audience

 —Facilitating interview opportunities for programmers with performers and public figures

Tom Woodhouse & Dan Gjerde

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