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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 7.29.13

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As a result of Mrs. Samantha Lamberg's appearance on a KXYZ program 

Wednesday evening, the case of her missing husband Erik, 51, has 

received its strongest lead since his car was found abandoned on 

Sherwood road12 miles east of Fort Bragg in early June. Lamberg, 51, has been missing since May 29th.

After her interview on Mendo Matters, a listener, Angela Harvey, reached 

out to Mrs Lamberg on her Facebook page. "Angela’s boyfriend is Michael 

Stephans,who works at night. On May 31, he was near the Skunk Train, 

Clair Mill depot, between Burbeck and Crowley. There was a storage shed

 there which he opened. Inside was a lot of debris. As he was leaving, he .

heard a man screaming as if he was scared out of his mind. Michael then 

quickly left. The location is in reasonable proximity to where Erik’s van was found.

Lt. Barney (head of S&R) said the next steps would not take place until Monday, because the SAR had pre-existing mission this weekend. 

Mrs Lamberg ends her email with "Many thanks to Paul Lambert, KZYX, the people who called inAngela Harvey, and Michael Stephans and the 

community of Mendocino County for all their efforts."

Following last Wednesday’s Willits City Council meeting, during which the Council voted down a request for an additional 30 days in which to conclude negotiations with DeSilva Gates – Flatiron ,the contractors for the Willits Bypass, regarding their use of city 

streets, the City Manager issued a "clarifying" Press Release.  "The City has not altered in its support of the Bypass project. However, the City is 

concerned about the impacts the project imposes on the community. The 

Council action should in no way be construed as a statement of opposition 

of the project, nor as an effort to thwart the contractors in their work. 

The City also recognizes and appreciates the good will efforts of DeSilva Gates and Flatiron in the negotiations process. They have been generous supporters of various projects within the 

community, such as the Willits High School football field and the Haehl 

Creek Trail project."








Less than a month after they went out on a two-day strike, Lake Transit employees are set to vote on whether they will walk out indefinitely on Monday, only returning to work after a new contract is 


On Saturday, Paratransit Services which operates the Lake Transit Authority – reported that reduced bus services may be in effect beginning on Monday.

Teamsters Local 665 representative Ralph Miranda said  the union is 

recommending that the strike begin at midnight Sunday.

Paratransit Services has indicated it will hire replacement workers to keep 

buses rolling, but there will be service reductions.

In the event of a STRIKE the following services will operate Monday-Friday: Clear Lake/Lakeport DAR will operate from 7am to 5pm. Routes 5 and 6 will

run from 7am to 5pm. The Route 4 Westbound will operate at 7:05 and 1:00pm. The Route 1 Eastbound will operate at 8:31 and 14:21 only. All other services will be cancelled until further notice.It's Lake Transit's intent to resume regular services as soon as possible, with bulletins at www.laketransit.org .






The Mendocino School District trustees voted unanimously Thursday , to 

raise the fees 7.1 percent for MCN, effective Sept. 1st . The increase for

 Fusion residential customers will be about $4.46, while Fusion business 

customers will pay $5.18 more per month. Legacy DSL customers will pay 

$2.50 more .

The board also decided to begin the process of applying for a waiver to California's sealed bid requirement for the disposal of public property, which is 

the first step toward the option of selling MCN.

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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:


John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright


Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak


Jonathon Middlebrook


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