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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

We are pleased to announce that the Community Advisory Board (CAB) will be holding several meetings in the further reaches of our listening area. These will be informal meetings, meaning that there may not be a quorum of CAB members present, and nothing will be voted on. The first meeting will be held in Elk on Tuesday evening, February 23rd, at the Greenwood School, 5150 S. Hwy 1, at 6:30 pm.

The CAB wants to hear from you, discuss what you are interested in regarding KZYX, and will take your comments to the next KZYX Board of Directors meeting. There will be snacks and beverages. For more information on the CAB meeting in Elk, call (707) 877-3475.

Thanks to those members who are running for open positions on the Board of Directors. To the right of this article you will find a list of candidates. Soon we will be posting the candidate statements. The on air candidate forum will be held on Thursday, March 3rd at 7pm.

Earlier this week I met with our former General Manager (John Coate) and our transmitter engineer. I was told the transmitters are in very good shape. The connections with our studios in Mendocino and Willits are not working well, and are going through complete software upgrades at this time. We apologize for the inconvenience to our programmers from Willits and Mendocino, and to our listeners, who have had to experience frequent drop outs of the studio connections. Our staff is standing by during all of our remote studio shows, and many of our programmers are coming to Philo to do their shows until the upgrades are completed and tested.

Thanks for your patience. Just so you know, some of us have been working 15-20 hour days to sort out technical difficulties and details. We want all of our broadcasts to run smoothly, and we have a steep learning curve to do what our long time Program Director/Music Director (Mary Aigner) and Operations Manager (Rich Culbertson) were able to accomplish on a daily basis. Mary retired after 22 years with the station, and Rich resigned after eight years of superb technical support. We have a big legacy to live up to!


Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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AM News for Monday, 11.18.13

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PERIODS OF MODERATE TO HEAVY RAIN ARE EXPECTED ToNIGHT THROUGH WEDNESDAY NIGHT. 

STORM TOTALS OF A HALF INCH TO 2 INCHES

ARE POSSIBLE. SNOW LEVELS WILL LIKELY BE 6500 TO 8000 FEET. 

 

 

After all the votes were counted for the Nov. 5 election , the main change was in race for the Willits Unified School District Board   Christopher J. Neary nudged out Bob Harper for the final seat on theboard by 19 votes. Challenger Laurie Harris was the top vote getter with 1,240 votes; incumbent Cynthia Carni with 1,200 votes, Neary with 1,034 and Harper with 1,015 votes.

 

ger than an acre, with up to a maximum of 48 plants on agricultural parcels larger than 20 acres.

Those who favored stricter rules said A contentious daylong meeting ended with the Lake Planning Commission voting to send proposed rules banning outdoor medical marijuana growing in residential neighborhoods to the county Board of Supervisors for a vote.

The hearing, attended by about 100 opponents and proponents of the 

Several people threatened to sue if the rules were adopted.

Those opposed to the proposed regulations said the rules unfairly and illegally limit their right to grow medicinal pot. The rules would allow only indoor growing in residential neighborhoods. They allow limited outdoor growing on parcels larger than an acre.

Proponents of the measure say marijuana is ruining the county, their ability to enjoy their own properties and harming their businesses..

The revised rules are expected to go before the Board of Supervisors in about a month. 

 

Two Ukiah restaurants were fined over $1.9 million for wage theft violations committed against 47 workers over a three-year period.  

The co-owners, Yaowapha Ritdet and Steve Walter, are being held both individually and jointly liable for Labor Code violations found at  Walter Café, and Ruen Tong Thai Cuisine.    

Based on a joint investigation by the Labor Commissioner's office and the U.S. Department of Labor , the state found that during the three year period from June 2010 through June , 2013, workers of the two restaurants regularly worked at least 11.5 hours a day, 6 or up to 7 days a week with no meal breaks, no minimum wage , and no overtime pay.  Additionally, some of the workers were forced to sign time cardsc ontaining falsified information.

The 47 workers are due $1,086,435.79 in unpaid minimum wage, $376,640.31 in unpaid overtime and $153,582.41 for no meal period premiums. In addition, a total of $189,250 as civil penalties were assessed for violating the minimum wage and overtime laws, and for not providing workers the required wage statements.


Humbodlt authorities are asking the public to help locate two missing teenagers .

Katie Helberg, 16, was reported missing on Sunday .  She was last seen at home in Eureka on Saturday morning. Helberg has health issues that require medication.

She is a white 5-foot-4-inch-tall female with blue eyes and long, straight blonde hair, and weighs approximately 130 pounds. She has braces on her teeth with purple and green rubber bands, and was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt with an “Alaska” logo on the front, and tennis shoes.

Also, Michael James Gabriel, 13, was reported missing Wednesday . He was last seen leaving his house in Hoopa on Nov. 8 and could possibly be staying in the McKinleyville area. Due to his age he is considered a “high risk” missing juvenile.

Gabriel is a 5-foot-3-inch-tall Native American male with brown hair and brown eyes, and weighs approximately 115 pounds.

The sheriff's office is asking anyone with information to call  445-7251 or the crime tip line at 268-2539.

 

The Ocean Protection Coalition will hold a general meeting Tuesdsay November 19 at 7 p.m. in the Fort Bragg Library, to form a group to keep fracking out of Mendocino County.

contact: Ed Oberweiser,  707 964-7965

 

 

Stay Tuned for Renewable Energy Hour @ 9:00 AM

When for Open Lines so give Doug and Jeff a call with your questions,  about anything pertaining to Energy, Conservation, Building or Energy System woes.

 

 

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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. If you were a KZYX member in good standing by December 31st, you will soon be receiving a ballot for the election of the board's open seats. (All of our programmers will also receive a ballot for the Programmer-Elected seat)

Your  ballot must be returned by mail in the envelope provided. Do NOT send your ballot to the station! If you do, it will not be counted. We must receive your ballot by March 31st.

To find out about the candidates, tune in to the on-air candidates forum on Thurs., March 3rd at 7pm.

If you haven't received your ballot by March 1st, please let us know by sending an email to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by calling the station at (707) 895-2324.

The candidates are as follows:

AT LARGE SEAT CANDIDATES:

John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright

PROGRAMMER CANDIDATES:

Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak

1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE:

Jonathon Middlebrook

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

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