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Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

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LAKE county's transit workers are preparing to strike at the beginning of next week.

Members of Teamsters Local 665 will strike Monday, July 1, and Tuesday, July 2, in response to a breakdown in negotiations with Paratransit Services, the 

Bremerton, Wash.-based nonprofit that has operated Lake Transit Authority since 2007. They will return to work on Wednesday, July 3.

Negotiations toward a new three-year agreement broke down after employees met and failed to ratify Paratransit Services' offer on Sunday.

Randy Grove, director of operations for Paratransit Services, said that a 2.2-percent wage rate increase that was offered to employees was 

 “incredibly fair in light of layoffs, furloughs and business closures experienced by others in the region.” 

Employees point to low morale and turnover as an outgrowth of Paratransit Services workers making $2 to $3 an hour less than surrounding counties and roughly half of them working only part-time.

Demand for Lake Transit's services have continued to go up, 400,000 people were transported by the agency last year.

As a result of next week's planned strike, transit officials said the services will be limited July 1-2. Riders who would like to be kept informed can register to receive automated telephone updates by calling 707-994-3334. Riders also can visit .

The Supreme Court let a lower court ruling stand which overturned an anti-gay marriage ballot referendum in California Wednesday, making it the 13th state to recognize same-sex marriage. The court ruled that opponents of same-sex marriage did not have standing to appeal a lower-court ruling that overturned California’s ban.

Mendocino County Clerk Sue Ranochak said Wednesday morning that she is fully prepared to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples in Mendocino County as soon as she gets the go ahead from the state.

Ranochak has already received a letter from the state explaining how it will proceed to reinstate same-sex marriages.

The state will need to wait until the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifts the stay it had placed on same-sex marriages in California while the Supreme Court considered the case. Now that the U.S. Supreme Court has let stand the California Supreme Court's ruling declaring Prop. 8 unconstitutional, that stay will be lifted.

Ranochak says so far, her morning has been quiet, no calls coming in from people wanting to know when they could get married.


The Supreme Court decision means that 95 million Americans now live in states where gay marriage is recognized, or roughly 30 percent of the country's population.


Cal Fire's Mendocino Unit is pleased to announce that a contract has been awarded for a Recreation User Survey on Jackson State Forest  

A JDSF Recreation Task Force meeting will be held at the Camp One Day use area on Wednesday, July 3, at 2 p.m. The survey contractor will provide an overview of the survey design and methodology.  

The public is encouraged to attend.    

The results of the recreation user survey will help guide development of a recreation plan.

Information regarding the meeting is available at the Cal Fire Fort Bragg office at 802 N. Main St.,  telephone 707-964-5674.











The Mendocino County Library is partnering with local food banks  in a canned food drive from June 16 to Aug. 17. During the food drive, the county library will offer a Food-For-Fines forgiveness: for each nonperishable canned food item brought to any County library, $2 will be subtracted from a patron's overdue fines. Only non-perishable, unexpired, store-sealed items will be accepted. No glass, please.

Canned food items will be accepted at Ukiah Main Library, Willits  Library, Fort Bragg Library, Coast Community Library, Point Arena.

Round Valley Library,, Covelo.

For information, call 467-2590.








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Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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:

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

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