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Mary Aigner's Departure

Mary Aigner, Program Director for KZYX&Z, recently announced that she has decided it is time, after 22 years, to hand over the reins. She has some interesting opportunities that she wishes to explore, though she will continue to be involved with the radio station, including hosting her "Dead Air" program. As she told the volunteer programmers and her friends:

"It's been a great pleasure and an honor to work here, and I can't think of a more interesting or gratifying place to work. I'm constantly amazed by your talent, passion, and commitment to the cause of creating the best community radio we can, in service of the people of Mendocino County." 

We wish Mary great success in her future endeavors. We will miss her.

For the full press release, please follow this link: Aigner Press Release.

Community Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) has scheduled its annual public meeting for Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6PM. It will be held at Anderson Valley High School in Boonville in the Career Center Room.The public is invited to attend this meeting and there will be time for public comment. You can find out more about the CAB here: link.

88.1 and KMUD

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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Tuesday, 21 August 2012 in Station Business

Some of you who listen to KZYX on 88.1 have noticed, as I have when I drive past Navarro Point most weekday mornings, that instead of KZYX blasting away with its new hardware, you get KMUD.  Some NPR haters may rejoice at this, but even then you might wonder what is going on?

Well, KMUD has hugely upgraded their KMUE signal, and in the process changed it from 88.3 to 88.1.  This upgrade was very expensive for them, which is a big reason they are having big financial troubles at the moment (but hey, we know what that's like).  But they have established themselves as a real power when it comes to signal strength along the coast.   When conditions are right, which they seem to be every morning at least (and maybe all the time at one spot north of Cleone), that signal runs south like a freight train and runs our little translator-based 88.1 signal right off the dial.

So what are we to do?  Well, we think we can crank up the power some on our own amplifier on Bald Hill, but past that not much we can do other than finding a new frequency on the dial.  Sux, but there it is.  Transmitters (KMUE at 88.1) running at their legal power have precedence over translators (us at 88.1), and there is no recourse but to petition the FCC to approve us moving.  We have already done that once - we used to be at 88.3 you may recall.  Indeed we have old T shirts and such that say so.

So, we're working on the problem, seeing if we can legally crank up the power. to make it work better.  Meanwhile, 90.7 and 91.5 have excellent reach in Fort Bragg and north provided you have a good radio with a good and well-placed antenna.  When I am in my Jeep I get all three signals very well in FB and in quite a lot of the environs.

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KZYX Is Seeking a New Executive Director/General Manager

KZYX&Z Community Public Radio in Philo, CA, is seeking a creative professional with non-profit experience to become Executive Director & General Manager of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting.

Link to Job Posting

Link to Position Description

Get The KZYX App For Your iPhone

Go to the Apple App Store on your iPhone or iPad and search for KZYX.  The app is free of charge.  It's a great way to get the live stream, the KZYX Jukebox, this website and to make a donation.  Follow this link for a preview and easy access to the download.  Or if you want to type it out here is the URL: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/kzyx/id998145015?mt=8

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