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Consider This: August 15, 2014 - Immigration

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My guest on this program is journalist Peter Eichstaedt, who has reported from locations worldwide. He attended school in Mexico, and worked...
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Humble Pie 8-9-2014

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  Thought: When you let someone else win an argument, often you both end up winners....
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Music Without Borders with Joel Cohen 08/04/2014

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10:03AM-10:05AM (2:40) Billy McLaughlin “Fingerdance” composed by Billy McLaughlin from Fingerdance (1998) on narada 10:05AM-10:09AM (3:36)...
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PODCAST POSTED: Wildoak Living Aug 4 2014 - HEAT and DROUGHT

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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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Here is a link to the August 4, 2014 Wildoak Living, the radio program about living sustainably and building community in Mendocino County a...
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Public Affairs Promos for KZYX & Z August 4 - 8

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Public Affairs Promos for KZYX & Z August 4 - 8              Wildoak Living; Monday @ 9:00 AM Johanna "Wildoak" shares information and inv...
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Wildoak Living Mon August 4 at 9am: - HEAT - DROUGHT - HOPE

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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.Our topics on Mo...
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Humble Pie 8-2-2014

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  Thought: “The time you enjoy wasting is not wasted time.”  Bertrand Russell ...PLAYLIST (times are approximate) 09:03AM-09:06AM (3:20) ...
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French Touch, August 1st : playlist

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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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1er Août 2014 : playlist Marie Bizet : L'hotel des trois canards Madeleine Pascal : J'aime les oignons Joe Dassin : La complainte de l’h...
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"Harmony"--Maps & Legends tonight, 7-9 pm: Doo-wop and more

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Maps and Legends airs every alternate Fridays from 7 pm to 9 pm and is hosted by Roberta Werdinger.
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Harmony--it's easy to talk about and hard to achieve, yet we depend on it all the time. Harmony is the art of maintaining your own integrity...
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Playlist for World Tour July 31, 2014

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World Tour airs every alternate Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm and is hosted by Beth Lang.
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Sola Akingbola with People are my clothes from Yoruba Drums from Nigeria West African Highlife Band with Olomi Jowo from Salute to Highlife...
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"The Discussion" - July 31, 2014: Special 5th Thursday Edition

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Please join us for a special edition of "The Discussion" tonight at 7:00PM. This fifth Thursday of the month program will allow a focus on s...
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Consider This on August 1, 2014 - Extinction Studies

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My guest on this program is Thom van Dooren, environmental philosopher and anthropologist at the University of New South Wales, Australia. H...
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KZYX Public Affairs Programs & Guests 7/28- 8/1

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 Renewable Energy Hour; Monday @ 9:00 AM Doug and Jeff interview Maggie Graham and Cora Saxton of the north coast office of GRID Alternativ...
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Humble Pie 7-26-2014

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  Thought:  You miss 100% of the tries you don’t make.  PLAYLIST(times are approximate) 09:01AM-09:04AM (3:20) Chet Atkins, c.g.p. with T...
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Dragonflies!

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Our guest on The Ecology Hour was Dr. Timothy Manolis, author of "Dragonflies and Damselflies of California" and illustrator of "Field Guide...
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Mendocino County Museum Road Show Tonight on Radiogram!

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The Mendocino County Museum Road Show toured the county earlier this year bringing our local history to life with stories and song, and amaz...
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Music Without Borders with Joel Cohen 07/21/2014

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10:00AM-10:03AM (3:02) Richter Uzur Duo “Facing East” composed by Brad Richter from String Theory (2009) on Blue Griffin Recording 10:03AM-...
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PODCAST POSTED: Wildoak Living July 21 - GRASS, SOIL, Hope: Journey through Carbon Country - COURTNEY WHITE

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HERE IS A RECORDING of Johanna “Wildoak's" July 21 interview with Courtney White, author of Grass, Soil, Hope: A Journey through Carbon Coun...
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Wildoak Living Mon July 21 at 9am: GRASS, SOIL HOPE - A Journey Through Carbon Country - Interview with COURTNEY WHITE

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Tune in to WILDOAK LIVING, the radio program about living sustainably and building community in Mendocino County and beyond.Join us Monday, ...
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Humble Pie 7-19-2014

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  Thought: “It’s not the years in your life but the life in your years that counts.”  Adali Stevenson.... Playlist: 09:01AM-09:04AM (3:20...
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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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