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

Oak & Thorn presents Genticorum

Friday, April 13, 2018 at Eagles Hall, Fort Bragg.  Doors open 6:30 pm.

Tickets ($20) at Out of This World, Mendocino; Harvest Market, Fort Bragg; and online,

KZYX is holding elections for its Board of Directors.

There are six positions open: one each for Mendocino County Supervisorial Districts 2 (Ukiah), 3 (Willits) & 5 (Anderson Valley), two At-Large seats, and the programmer-elected seat.

To fill one of these positions you must be a member in good standing at the time of application, be able to carry out the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Directors, a list of which is available on the Elections webpage, and submit an application by 5PM on January 30th, 2018.

Rich Culbertson

KZYZ gets lucky on Laughlin Ridge!

With all our respect and sympathies to all of our friends and neighbors who did not fair as well, I’m pleased to humbly say that the Redwood Fire seems to have gone out of its way to avoid doing catastrophic damage to our transmitter or very vulnerable and exposed antenna sitting on its wooden pole at the CDF Laughlin Ridge Transmitter site.

Tonight!  Come celebrate the rain with us!

Cassie & Maggie are blending Canadian and American folk music into their own personal style.  Balancing powerful vocals with equally powerful instrumentals, they will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along with lovely murder ballads.

Mendocino Lake Complex Fire data sheet (updated 6 pm Friday)


Mendocino county officials urge residents seeking services to call 707-467-6428 for referrals and information to stay connected and informed. The number is staffed 24 hours a day and has receptionists who speak english and spanish.  The number provides shelter information, referrals for food, general fire updates and more. Again, that Emergency Operations Center number is 707-467-6428.