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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 Wednesday, 10.23.13

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Fort Bragg is holding a CITY DIALOGUE MEETING FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH from 8 AM – 10 AM  at Fort Bragg Town 

Hall TO DISCUSS the 2014 MAIN STREET MERGE LANE.


 The purpose of the meeting is to continue a dialogue with downtown business people, property owners, and interested community

 members about the Main Street Merge Lane 

Relocation Project. 


The Project is scheduled for construction in 2014 and will involve realigning Main Street between Oak and Laurel Streets to move the “merge lane” one block to the south and to install streetscape 

Improvements similar to those implemented

 throughout the rest of the central business district. 


While Main Street will remain open throughout the 

construction period, there will be impacts associated with the construction activities and the City is looking for opportunities to minimize impacts on local 

businesses. 


Everyone is welcome to attend. 

 

 

 




Members of the Karuk and Yurok tribes are begining

 to extend high-speed broadband service to rural northern Humboldt County, following unanimous approval of a $6.6 

million grant from the California Public Utilities

Commission last week.


The money covers just over half of the proposed $12.8 million Klamath River Rural Broadband Initiative 

Project to install an 82.3-mile fiber optic cable from Orleans to Humboldt Bay.


A joint effort between the Karuk and Yurok tribes, the new cable will extend broadband service from Orleans to Weitchpec, Wautec and Orick. Once completed, it will reach 170 businesses and more than 600

 households that either currently do not have service or are “underserved.”


The project is also expected to open service to 22 

“anchor institutions,” including fire and police 

agencies, tribal offices, health care clinics and 

schools.


The remaining $6.2 million for the project comes from various USDA Rural Utilities Service grants.


The tribes have made a five-year pricing commitment of $30 per month for basic service to $100 per month for business class service, with a $50 installation fee that will be waived for the first two years .



 

 

 



The Ukiah Planning Commission is holding a public 

hearing 6 pm Wednesday for a proposed Hertz rental car facility on South State Street at Gobbi.


Matthew Lundbeck has applied on behalf of the Hertz Corporation to operate a 4,650-square-foot car rental facility at 724 South State Street. The building has been empty since April 2010.


The proposed facility would include 1,485 square-feet of office space and lobby area, and 3,165 square feet of interior parking.

Operation would be 8 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday 

through Friday, 9 a.m. until 12 p.m. Saturday and 

closed on Sunday.

The business would employ three full-time employees and two part-time employees.

A rental car facility is not an allowed use within the 

C-1 zoning district, but Planning Director Charley Stump determined that the proposal would be an appropriate use if the Planning Commission approved a major 

use permit.

According to the corporation, only cars will be rented there, and no maintenance will be preformed there, 

only "washing and general cleaning of cars."



The Ukiah City Council awarded a contract for work 

to remove weeds and other plants from the park 

surrounding the Grace Hudson Museum. The park's 

trees are being evaluated to see if they will stay, 

while all of the non-native plants are being removed.


The weed eradication work is the first step in a 

renovation project that will utilize a $3 million state 

grant.


Thanks to the UDJ for this story


 

 

 

 

Takes on the World; Wednesday @ 9:00 AM

Jeff Blankfort talks with Dr. Philip Caper, as they take a closer look at the new Affordable Care Act and how close it comes to meeting the health care needs of the majority of Americans. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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