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KZYX General Manager's Blog

In which I communicate directly about KZYX.

John Coate

John Coate

I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can contact me directy at gm@kzyx.org See my website cervisa.com for more about me and where I have been.

Our New Control Board is Almost Ready for Installation

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on Monday, 19 August 2013
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Thanks to the Community Foundation of Mendocino County and others, we were able to buy this control board along with its necessary other equ...
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KZYX Improves its Audio Fidelity

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on Thursday, 18 July 2013
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In the wee hours of July 18, Chief Operator Rich Culbertson installed our new "Optimod 5500" FM signal processor, replacing the still-workin...
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Regarding a Ukiah Studio

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on Thursday, 04 July 2013
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The recently passed FY2014 budget has about $12K earmarked to create a satellite studio in Ukiah.  That money is necessary for the equipment...
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Al Jazeera is Going Away - Soon

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on Friday, 24 May 2013
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We just learned that Al Jazeera has cancelled all radio affiliations in the USA, with their afternoon program - the one we run at 6:30 PM - ...
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Read the GM's FY2013 Annual Report

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on Tuesday, 14 May 2013
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Every year in early May at our annual membership meeting and party I, as GM, give an oral report on how the fiscal year went in all areas: f...
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Annual Membership Meeting and party Tonight May 6 in Ukiah - 6 PM at Uncorked

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on Monday, 06 May 2013
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Tonight our annual membership meeting and party will be at Uncorked - 110 West Standley in Ukiah at 6 PM.  We've had a good year so let's ge...
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Traffic Delays due to Filming in Mendocino County

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on Friday, 29 March 2013
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Dreamworks Pictures will be filming “Need For Speed” a major motion picture, in Mendocino County from Monday April 1st thought Friday, April...
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Audio Issues with Our Satellite Studios

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on Tuesday, 26 March 2013
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Many of our programs originate from our studios in Mendocino and Willits.  In the past year we have switched from using dedicated ISDN lines...
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Read my March 2013 GM Report

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on Tuesday, 05 March 2013
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I write these reports before every Board of Directors meetings to inform the Board and the public about the most important aspects of statio...
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Archive: Feb 22 Program on Guns and Mental Health with Sheriff Allman, Jim Shaw and Marvin Trotter

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on Tuesday, 26 February 2013
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Open Lines hosted by Doug McKenty had a special program on guns and mental health with Sheriff Allman, Mental health Board chairman Jim Shaw...
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3 Day Drives Brings In $24,140

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on Tuesday, 26 February 2013
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Deep thanks to all who contributed - money, time or food!...
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My Oldies Show Subbing for Maps and Legends

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on Thursday, 21 February 2013
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on feb 1 I subbed for Roberta on Maps and Legends.  I played all classic rock n' roll and R&B.  The response I got was fantastic.  here's th...
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Main Console Board Failure

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on Monday, 18 February 2013
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Today the main control console on our Philo studio failed at about 12:55 PM, just as the Farm and Garden Show was about to begin.  Because R...
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The December 3 Board of Directors Meeting Has Been Cancelled Due to Weather

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on Saturday, 01 December 2012
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As of Saturday evening, Board Chairman Bob Page with the consent of the Board members has cancelled the December 3 meeting in Fort Bragg bec...
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Al Jazeera Feed Is Impacted by Hurricane Sandy

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on Wednesday, 31 October 2012
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Our feed for Al Jazeera comes via internet from New York.  The service has been interrupted by the storm.  We aren't sure of the details yet...
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The latest GM Report as a 5 Minute Audio

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on Wednesday, 10 October 2012
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 I prepare a state-of-the-station report for the KZYX Board of Directors every time they meet.  In addition, this time I recorded an audio v...
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Thanksgiving with the Romneys

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The Date for the Next Board Meeting Has Been Changed

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on Tuesday, 25 September 2012
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The next Board of Directors meeting has been moved to December 3.  The location will be on the coast, venue TBD.  Watch this space....
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Regarding "Transparency"

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on Wednesday, 19 September 2012
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We are required by the FCC, the IRS and the Corporation for Public Broadcasting to disclose specific information about our operation.  We ar...
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New General Manager's Report

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on Tuesday, 11 September 2012
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For those of you who follow our progress in more detail, please give the report a good read....
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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