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                  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!

AM News for Tuesday, 11.05.13

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The Mendocino Coast  District board of directors has approved the purchase of a new ambulance based 

on a 2013 Mercedes Benz chassis.

Wayne Allen, Mendocino Hospital interim CEO, said 

the old ambulance spends too much time in the

 garage for repairs. The total for the new ambulance 

is about $92,000.

Funding for the new ambulance is coming from the 

Mendocino Coast Hospital Foundation which raised 

$116,000 for the new ambulance at this year's 


 None of the funds for the new ambulance will come out of the hospital's finances. 

The board adjusted the dates of their meetings during the holidays to Dec. 5, Jan. 2 and Jan. 30. 


Ukiah Police Chief Chris Dewey told the City Council at a meeting last week that "We are not providing the level of safety to the community that we should' and asked for approval to hire more officers.

Dewey explained that 28 while positions have been authorized, due to three vacancies, two hires still in 

the academy and three officers out with longterm 

injuries, sick days or vacation, he only has 16 officers.

The unrelenting workload, coupled with the reduced 

safety, is burning out his department's officers,

 Dewey said. And his officers have been leaving for 

higher salaries in Sonoma County.

City Manager Jane Chambers told the group that she and Dewey would be coming forward with a plan that could pay for 29 officers "without increasing the 

budget at all.




CalTrans is still evaluating the bids to repave and 

restripe S. Main Street in Willits to prevent the bottleneck at the Highway 20 interchange. The bid 

estimate was $220,000. Work is not expected to start until spring.

The new design eliminates the center turn lane from Walnut St. to the intersection, allowing northbound 

traffic to remain at two lanes until the Highway 20 


The contract involves grinding the surface of the 

asphalt in the northbound lanes, installing a new layer of asphalt and painting new markings to direct traffic. The project also includes replacing all four cross 

walk markings at Highway 20.


Two Fort Bragg residents were recognized by the 

City Council for their part in saving the life of a local man. The proclamation, read by City Council member Scott Deitz, stated that on Aug. 12, Lori Arreguin 

saw a man collapse in a crosswalk and ran to his aid to find him not breathing and without a pulse. Charlie Jahelka arrived and helped perform CPR until 

medical personnel arrived. The un-named, 51-year-old man was flown to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for specialized treatment.

Police Chief Scott Mayberry said he checked on the patient a few weeks ago and found that while he was in rehabilitation at the time, was recovering and doing well.

"They were just doing what they felt anyone should 

do," said Mayberry. "If it wasn't for these two 

individuals, that man never would have survived."






Since today, Tuesday November 5th is Election Day and the C.V. Starr Center is the polling place in Fort Bragg, The Center is having an Admission FREE Day for everyone.  You can Work out, take a swim, or join a fitness class. Hours are 5 am to 8 PM.

Free Classes available include

Cardio Spin at 8:30, Zumba at 9am and 5:30 pm, 

gentle yoga at 10:15 and aqua aerobics at 5 pm.







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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.

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Philo studio 707-895-2448

Willits studio 707-456-9991

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For questions about underwriting on KZYX, call (707) 895-2324 or email uw [at] kzyx [dot] org

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