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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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The Sonic Blender - Gruffiness, Coughiness and Playlists!

Posted by Katharine Cole
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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 Sunday, 26 April 2015
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Greetings KZYXers! If you noticed, I've been a bit under the weather lately, BUT I'm still putting The Sonic Blender together and doing my b...
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Sonic Blender List 2/24/15

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Hey y'all! It's snowing here in Atlanta, but it ain't as bad as loosing all the 90.7 listeners today due to the transmitter glitch. Well I h...
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The Sonic Blender Playlist December 2nd

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Be Mine - Alabama Shakes Buddy Miller & Patty Griffin - I Want to Be With You Always Amos Lee - Mama Sail to Me Carolina Chocolate Drops ...
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The Sonic Blender November 18th Playlist!

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Thanks for listening to this week's Sonic Blender! Wilco - The Thanks I Get ZZ Top - I Thank You The Hello Strangers - Runaway Rory Bloc...
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The Sonic Blender - Today's Playlist!

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on Tuesday, 11 November 2014
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Thanks for tuning into the "Just Play the Dang Music" Show. Got several kudos and calls from listeners, so here is the playlist for your own...
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On the Air with The Sonic Blender!

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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, 21 October 2014
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Hello! Katharine here awaiting my turn to pitch for the Fall Pledge Drive. Hoping the Skype connection works but in the meantime, here's som...
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The Sonic Blender Lo-Fi Show

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First I want to thank everyone for listening to The Sonic Blender and reminding you my next show is THIS TUESDAY from 2-4pm PST. Seems it's ...
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The Sonic Blender hits Nashville

Posted by Katharine Cole
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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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Hello from the helm of The Sonic Blender! I've just returned from my annual pilgrimage to Nashville for the Amerianafest and I've gathered a...
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In-Studio Spinning....

Posted by Katharine Cole
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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, 23 July 2013
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Hello Sonic Blender and Americana music fans! Katharine Cole of The Sonic Blender here on the air in the studio here in Philo for the last t...
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"This is the Best Thing on the Air!"

Posted by Katharine Cole
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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, 09 July 2013
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So I'm on the air blogging to y'all and our illustrious staff engineer Rich comes in and says he was just driving into the station, pulled u...
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On the Air Now, and in the Future!

Posted by Katharine Cole
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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, 25 June 2013
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Sonic Blender has been certainly a labor of love for me over the past several years. Bringing the best in Americana music to Mendocino Count...
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Americana Summer Sessions

Posted by Katharine Cole
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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 Wednesday, 05 June 2013
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Hello all you Americana music lovers tuning in on KZYX! Katharine here to say I'm exploiting the hot weather by heading to the desert - that...
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'Tis the Spring of Americana Music

Posted by Katharine Cole
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on Tuesday, 30 April 2013
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Spring 2013 will go down in history as one of the best seasons for new music and new bands in my memory. There has been such a rebirth of ar...
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New Music from Willie & Wayne

Posted by Katharine Cole
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on Tuesday, 16 April 2013
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Hey y'all! Just saying I'm pleased to find this great afternoon that Willie Nelson has released a new CD "Willie Nelson & Family: Let's Face...
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End of the Year, End of the World?

Posted by Katharine Cole
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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 Thursday, 20 December 2012
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Well, Sonic Blender's last show perhaps for all time was this Tuesday and what a great time was had by all. Nothing like the coming of the e...
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Taking Americana from Both Sides

Posted by Katharine Cole
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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, 20 November 2012
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I've been a songwriter for over twenty-five years, performing all types of music from punk to classic country, and the category of Americana...
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The "House Blend"???

Posted by Katharine Cole
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on Wednesday, 17 October 2012
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This coming Tuesday, October 23rd, Sherry Glaser and I will be combining our efforts as the  "House Blend" (Our House/Sonic Blender) from 2-...
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Sonic Blender Goes to Nashville!

Posted by Katharine Cole
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on Tuesday, 04 September 2012
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We're getting packed, our tickets are set, we're setting out to the Annual Americana Music Convention held every year in Nashville, Tennesse...
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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