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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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Mendocino county has released the Fitch & Co report on establishing an xclusive operating area (EOA) to stabilize emergency ambulance services. 

 It is now available online at: www.co.mendocino.ca.us/administration/EMS.htm

The report concludes that a single EOA for the county is not feasible but that establishing EOA's for the Ukiah-Willits areas and the Ft Btagg Mendocino areas may stem the deterioration of the EMS system somewhat and allow it to evolve into a more stable system with higher levels of consistency, reliability, and performance.

The EOAs would include exclusivity for all ambulance services –emergency and non-emergency – except for air medical and critical care transportation services.

Their greatest concerns are the bankruptcy of the Mendocino Coast 

Hospital and the lack of volunteers to adequately ensure ambulance staffing. Also, the intense competition for a limited number of patients  in the Ukiah-Willits area may result in the inability of either provider to  maintain current

 levels of quality and operations.












Mendocino and Marin Search and Rescue searched all day Wednesday in

rough and rugged terrain but have not yet found Erik Lamberg.  The dogs

 they were using expressed an interest in a certain area of the dense forest but since he area is very tough to search, and they need specific resources to follow up on this,  the search will continue again next week sometime.  

Lt. Shannon Barney could not yet commit to a date, as there are a number of variables.  

According to Mrs Lamberg "The search went well, there were no injuries to anyone while out searching, and the good people of the Skunk Train were 

extremely helpful in assisting and they have promised to again assist next 


She concludes "Friends and family have been closely with me and my children all day, and we are doing our best to hold up.  This was a tough day, but at least we are leaving it with knowledge that there will be a further search, and the possibility of answers."




Caltrans announced that the first stage of Greenwood Creek Bridge Replacement project on Route 1 in Mendocino County has been completed, and

 traffic will be rerouted from the old bridge onto the new bridge.   Motorists 

can expect 15 minute delays while the rerouting of traffic is performed. 

One  way traffic control with a temporary signal system will remain in place 

throughout the second stage of construction. Demolition of the old bridge 

was scheduled to begin yesterday, August 1, and will continue for 

approximately five weeks. The other half of the new bridge is expected to be completed during the summer of 2014. 

The new bridge will be wider and safer for all users, including motorists, 

pedestrians, and bicyclists.  It will include 12 foot lanes, six foot shoulders, and a five foot wide protected pedestrian path which will become part of the California Coastal Trail. 













A collection box to dispose of expired and unwanted prescription and non-prescription medications has been donated by Waste Management and 

installed outside the Fort Bragg Police Department.

This collection box provides a legal and environmentally-safe way to 

dispose of unwanted medications.

To use the disposal box, first empty pills into a plastic bag. The large, red 

self-service disposal box is installed outside the front door. The medications will be collected by the HazMobile program and destroyed in a high-temperature incinerator.

Needles and syringes are NOT accepted in the Police Department 

medication disposal box . Needles and syringes that are properly packaged in a hard plastic container, such as a liquid laundry detergent bottle, will be accepted without charge at the Caspar Transfer Station.

For more information call the Police Department at 707-961-2800.













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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