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AM News for Wednesday, 10.23.13

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    Fort Bragg is holding a CITY DIALOGUE MEETING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH from 8 AM – 10 AM  at Fort Bragg Town  Hall TO DISCUSS the 2014 MA...
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AM News for Tuesday, 10.22.13

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      A victim in last week's double suspicious  death in Fort Bragg has been identified. Mendocino Sheriff's deputies arrived at the ...
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Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands live at KZYX!

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On Saturday for Lunch on the Back Porch, Laurie, Tom and the band came by to sing a few songs and help our pledge drive.       ...
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AM News for Monday, 10.1421.13

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  DA David Eyster has placed Dep DA Damon Gardner on unpaid  administrative leave pending police and  internal investigations into his rol...
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The Renewable Energy Hour 10-07-13

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Listen to  CREDO with Jeff Oldham on hydraulic fracturing from the 0ctober 7 edition of The Renewable Energy Hour....
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AM News Friday 10.18.13

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    Wednesday, after Casimir Janusz brought his  unresponsive 5 month old male child to the Ukiah  Valley Medical Center and the child w...
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A Bank of Our Own

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    Want to have a public bank for Mendocino County?   Agnes Woolsey, Jessie Van Sant and Robin Sunbeam will be  Val Muchowski’s gue...
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HEDRICK SMITH ON KZYX, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 @ 9 AM, PACIFIC TIME

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HEDRICK SMITH ON KZYX, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18 @ 9 AM, PACIFIC TIME   "All About Money" with host, John Sakowicz, returns to KZYX on Friday, Oc...
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AM News Thursday 10.17.13

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  The commercial salmon fishing season ended Tuesday. No firm numbers on the season will be available  until later this month, but regula...
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Interview with Aromatherapist Alison Trick-Thornton

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Here's the link to the audio recording of our interview with the wonderful Alison Trick Thorntion! HHP 9 17 13 Alison T-Thornton Aromathera...
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AM News for Wednesday, 10.16.13

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    The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday rejected Gov.  Brown's final legal maneuver to avoid shedding  nearly 10,000 more inmates from our ov...
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Sheriff Allman on Mendo Matters 7 pm Wed 10.16

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Sheriff Tom Allman who recently got approval from the Board of Supervisors to apply for a $10 million state  grant to add a large new unit ...
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AM News for Tuesday, 10.15.13

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    Researchers working primarily in the Ukiah and  Hopland areas have discovered the key role that the western fence lizard, also known ...
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AM News for Monday, 10.14.13

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  A 72-year-old hunter survived 18 days in the Mendocino  National Forest by eating squirrels, lizards, a snake  and berries before being...
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Will You Help Mi Madre Aline Reach Her Goal?

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Regarding the Open Lines Show

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The Open Lines call-in show has been suspended until we get a delay machine, better known as a "beeper", so that we can insure certain words...
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Scandal at USSTRATCOM -- Deputy Commander of U.S. Nukes Suspended (Update)

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BREAKING NEWS Another general in USSTRATCOM's chain of command, Major General Michael Carey, USAF, was fired.  http://www.huff...
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Archive: Women's Voices Sept 30, 2013

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Follow the link to the archived audio of the September 30 Women's Voices show hosted by Val Muchowski featuring guests Judy Fjell and Pam Us...
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AM News Friday, 10.11.13

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    Members of the Save the Redwoods League are  hoping to restore the former Orick Mill site, which they recently purchased from Green D...
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World Tour Playlist for Oct. 10th 2013

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Traditional Band from Tura feat. Tibor Szenasi from the Rough Guide to Hungarian Music with Friss Csardas Ferenc Santa & His Gypsy Band fro...
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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

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KZYX Phone Numbers

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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