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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 Monday 8.26.13

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The US Army Corps of engineers has sent a letter to CalTrans stating that 

they are out of compliance on the mitigation portion of the Willits Bypass. 

Specifically, the chief of the regulatory division wrote " CT has failed to 

complete mitigation site preparation as required. T C is concerned that 

future required mitigation will be behind schedule because of CTs failure to 

retain a qual contractor to accomplish the required work in a timely manner."


CT must response within 7 days, by 9.1 schedule a mtg between C staff and CT hydologists to discuss potential secondary effects from wick drains on 

wetland hydrology, hold a Meeting with Hicks on Sept 6th, 11 am to 1pm in the SF office and complete mitigation site prep by 10.1.


The Corps considers non - comp as a serious breach of permit conditions.

CT faces Up to $27 k fines plus inj thru fed court & restoration may be  required by a third party & CT sued to pay for it  


Copies went to : Huffman, US Atty, EPA, Cal Dept of Fish & wildlife, North Coast 

water, and Malcolm Doughtery, head of CT.


Caltrans sent this response: "We are committed to the 2,000 acres of 

mitigation to protect the environment in the Little Lake Valley. We are taking all requested steps to ensure compliance ."




 

 

A petition was filed in Mendocino Superior Court Friday challenging the 

permit issued by the County authorizing Mendocino Forest Products, to 

remove more than 880,000 cubic yards from its property , saying it violated California CEQA and the Surface Mining and Reclamation Act. The petition was filed by the Willits Environmental Center and Keep the Code.


While Mendocino Forest Products Company owns the property, Rau and 

Associates was the project applicant as the contracting firm used by the 

Harris Quarry Expansion Project. 


The petition seeks to have the county stop work at the site, set aside its 

prior permit and to conduct appropriate environmental and surface mining 

act reviews as required by law.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

At 10am this morning, the BOS, will continue their discussion on the Appeal 

of the State Parks - Ten Mile Dune ProjectThe Recommended 

Action  is that the Board deny the appeal and allow State Parks to tear 

out the remnants of the Haul Road in Ft Bragg.



 

 

 

 

Running out of money to fight wildfires at the peak of the season, the U.S. 

Forest Service is diverting $600 million from timber, recreation and other 

areas to fill the gap.


after spending $967 million so far this year, The agency was down to $50 

million Forest Service spokesman Larry Chambers said, which is only 

enough to pay for a few days.


The U.S. Forest Service now plans to take a portion of the timber payments 

it has promised or paid out to 22 states because of sequestration.


California would lose nearly $2.2 million. 




 

 

 

U.S. District judge Lawrence J. O'Neill ruled late Thursday that water can be released from Trinity Reservoir to prevent a salmon kill in the lower Klamath River, but the amount of water involved will be less than the federal 

government asked for.


The ruling from Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill comes after farmers in the San 

Joaquin Valley sued the federal government over the releases of water.


In Thursday's ruling, ONeill stated that a change in environmental conditions and the federal position has meant that two-thirds less water than expected was required.


Environmental groups, fishing organizations and Indian tribes supported the release of the water, and the judge said the modified decision should leave both sides happy.


Advocates for the two sides, for the most part, agreed.



 

 

 

 

 Remember, tomorrow, TUESDAY, AUG. 27 is the First day of school for the Mendocino School District, so drive extra carefully.

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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