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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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MCTV programming ended Friday night July 19th. The last program was an 

interview with Executive Director Elizabeth Swenson about the events that 

resulted in the dissolution. It can be seen on MCTV's website, 


Ms SWENSON, wrote Saturday “Yes, MCTV is defunct, though the 

dissolution will take some time .... But right now MCTV has no money to pay Footlighters or to pay staff. At this point, any money we raised would go to 

the Footlighters. If they and their lawyer dropped the judgment, MCTV, with a lot of financial help (probably less than $50,000 to start up again), could

 move and set up someplace and MCTV could survive. While in theory this

 is possible, there is no indication that this is going to happen.

I believe the petition circulated online is worth signing and it serves to see if there is support for community access and also to let local governments 

know Community Access is important to this community and essentially ask them to step up and help financially to get a new non-profit to run community access. 




Caltrans announced today that paving on Route 29 south of Lower Lake in

 Lake County will begin Monday, July 22.  Work hours will be 5:30AM to 

4PM, weekdays.  One-way traffic control will be in effect, with up to 10-minute delays.  

This $1.7 million project will repave about seven miles of Route 29 from Lower Lake to near Hidden Valley Lake with a thin asphalt overlay that will be 

porous which allows water to drain through the surface.  This will provide 

better traction and reduce tire road spray during wet weather.  Work may be completed by the end of August.










During the past two weeks Willits residents have been awakened at 6:30 

a.m. by the sounds of pile driving. But, on Thurday, July 18, CalTrans and 

its contractors agreed not to drive piles for the duration of the project until 

after 7 a.m.

Although all construction projects permitted through Mendocino County or 

the City of Willits have such noise restrictions, CalTrans is not required to 

abide by them.  The sound of driving the project's 1,600 piles will likely 

impact different areas in Little Lake Valley at times during the project 

construction period. Piles will be installed in most areas along the 6 mile 

construction corridor. 













Caltrans begins a repaving project on Highway 29 south of Lower Lake 

today  Monday, July 22.  

This $1.7 million project will repave about seven miles of Highway 29 from 

Lower Lake to near Hidden Valley Lake with a thin asphalt overlay to

 provide a smoother, safer, driving surface.  

The new asphalt layer will be porous, which allows water to drain through 

the surface. This will provide better traction and reduce tire road spray 

during wet weather.

Work is anticipated to be completed by the end of August.

Work hours will be 5:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., weekdays.




One-way traffic control will be in effect, and motorists should anticipate up to 10-minute delays.  












Construction continues to block Highway 101 south of Willits on the Haehl 

Overhead bridge 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays with 10 minute delays. 

Traffic delays will be up to five minutes north of Willits on Highway 101 from midnight to 6 p.m. weekdays. East Hill Road will be closed to through traffic until August 9.

Bypass protests are probably going to continue. SOLLV held an all day workshop Saturday called Get Out Of Your House And Into the Trees — Tree 

Climbing Workshop in Little Lake Valley designed to show people "the 

technical skills involved in creating effective aerial blockades, like those that have been carried out by the tree sitters and wick drain tower sitter."






















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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