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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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The U.S. Supreme Court Friday rejected California's request to delay a 

federal order to reduce its prison population by nearly 10,000 inmates.

Prison officials are preparing to implement an expanded parole program for sick and elderly inmates, while also identifying inmates who may be eligible for good behavior.

The administration said that it is drafting notifications to send to victims and local law enforcement officials "to advise them that they may not be 

receiving the requisite period pre-release notice."

The California Department of Corrections extended contracts to continue to house nearly 9,000 inmates out of state, and officials said they are 

considering contracting with county jails for additional bed space.

Jeffrey Callison, a spokesman for the Department of Corrections , said

 prison officials do not know how many inmates might be released.

In its court filing, the administration said officials "continue to develop a 

court-ordered early release system, and estimate that the system will be finalized 

in approximately 15 days."

The ruling comes four years after federal judges found the health care in the California prison system so bad it is unconstitutional.

The administration will continue to pursue its appeal. If the court hears the 

case, it likely wouldn't happen this year.





















Caltrans has announced there will be night work and a temporary road 

closure beginning this week for the Willits Bypass Project. 

East Hill Road will be intermittently closed to through traffic from Sanhedrin Circle to Cemetery Lane beginning Monday, August 5 through Thursday, 

August 8 and also on Friday, August 9 . The intermittent closures at this 

location are scheduled through October 15.  Motorists are advised to seek 

an alternate route.  

Night work for the Willits Bypass will begin Wednesday, August 7 and 

continue through October 15.  Nighttime work hours will be 7PM to 7AM. 

Work will consist of a trucking operation and there will be temporary 

intermittent full closures of Route 101 one mile south of the Haehl Overhead Bridge, and also one mile south of the North Willits Railroad Crossing. 

Motorists can expect ten minute days at each location. 

Any questions may be directed to Caltrans at 707-456-1900.








Public Defender Linda Thompson is appealing in the higher court a judge's decision to hold the driver on a first-degree attempted murder charge for his passenger's alleged shooting at a deputy sheriff's car .

"My client did not have the same mental state that Mr. Miller did," Thompson said Friday, reiterating that Skaggs was just the driver, and that his

 speeding away from Brewster may have saved the deputy's life.

Miller had pulled a gun while Brewster approached the window, and had told Skaggs to "duck," but Skaggs had instead sped away.

Prosecutor Matt Hubley argued that Skaggs crossed the center line on the Highway 253 in order to give Miller a better shot at the deputy's car.

Thompson continues to negotiate with the District Attorney's Office, which she said at first offered 16 years in prison. "I want 10 years," Thompson said.

If Skaggs, were convicted of first-degree attempted murder, he could potentially not be eligible for parole for more than 20 years. 




Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn has signed a medical marijuana bill into law which

makes Illinois the 20th state to allow safe and legal access to medical marijuana.

Once this law goes into effect, patients will be able to obtain marijuana at 60 dispensaries -- which will be served by 22 grow locations -- creating the third-largest, state-regulated medical marijuana system in the country.

As a result, 40% of the U.S. population now lives in states with medical 

marijuana laws, and 17 states have decriminalized or legalized marijuana 






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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