Rich Culbertson

Operations Director - Chief Operator

Rich is currently KZYX and KZYZ's Chief Operator and Operations Director. He's responsible for the technical operation of the station as well as enforcement of FCC requirements and regulations.

Rich first joined KZYX in Oct of 2007 and left in Jan of 2016 only to return in August of 2016. He has been in radio for nearly 30 years.

Rich has won awards for editing and news and has produced, engineered and hosted dozens of public affairs and music programs. He taught public affairs seminars and broadcast best practice training courses on the campus of Humboldt State University while working at KHSU.

Rich also manages a website created to provide tools for public radio stations and broadcasters.

From Rich's site, "It is my mission to advocate for, and be a facilitator of, open communication in the most effective forms available."

Ways to Connect

The purpose of the meeting is to review and vote to recommend the proposed Fiscal 2018 budget to the full Board for approval at its July 3rd meeting in Gualala. 

A copy of the proposed budget is available on the KZYX website (click here to read).

Members of the public are invited to attend, and there will be a public comment period.

Once again, that's the Board's Finance Committee meeting on Friday, June 30th at 10:30AM at the Philo studio.

The next meeting of the KZYX Board of Directors will take place Monday, July 3, 2017 at Gualala Arts Center, 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala. The board meeting will begin at 6:00pm and will include time for public comment. The KZYX Board meets Monday, July 3, at 6:00pm at Gualala Arts Center in Gualala.

On Forthright Radio, Gar Alperovitz discusses his latest work with The Next System Project, PRINCIPLES OF A PLURALIST COMMONWEALTH, which explores the political-economic system models that deliver superior social, economic and ecological outcomes.  

Click here to listen to Joy LaClaire's 21 June 2017 interview with Gar Alperovitz.


Ross Murray was one of the founding members of KZYX and hosted public affairs and commentary programs for many years as well as donating both funds and equipment to the station. His 5 minute political commentaries were a must-listen for years on KZYX.

Former FBI Director James Comey testifed before the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence this week, speaking publicly for the first time since he was fired by President Trump nearly a month ago. The Senate Committee is looking into the circumstances around Comey's dismissal and how they relate to the FBI investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. Election. The White House has given conflicting messages about the reasons for Comey's firing.