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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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After 4 months of not operating through Tunnel #1 and most of the busy 

summer season gone, the Skunk Train is set to resume regular service from Fort Bragg through Tunnel #1 this Saturday, August 17th

Thursday, April 11th track inspectors performing their twice weekly

 inspection noticed a small bulge on two timbers inside Tunnel #1 (which is

 located about 3.5 miles East of downtown Fort Bragg). Tunnel #1 is one of 

two tunnels along the scenic Skunk Train route that was dug by hand and 

completed in 1893 by Chinese laborers.  To date they've removed  300 tons of material.

There will be an official re-grand opening event in September.























New employees will begin driving Lake County transit buses Friday 

restoring about 60% of the routes. Currently, just four routes, manned by 

managers and strikebreaking employees, are being minimally operated.

The strike began after the workers — who earn roughly $11.50 an hour — 

voted to reject a 2.2 percent pay raise.. They are asking for a 2.4 percent increase, approximately $.28 an hour and restoration of a seniority-based step increase that was suspended in 2010 .






























Nine members of the California Assembly and Senate, including Sen Noreen Evans, are calling on the California Department of Interior and EPA to 

investigate reports of fracking beneath the seabed floor off the Coast.

The legislators are asking for possible new regulations of fracking in the


On August 3, the Associated Press reported that oil companies have used

hydraulic fracturing at least a dozen times to “force open cracks beneath the seabed” in the Santa Barbara Channel. 

Oil and gas companies spend more than $100 million a year to buy access

 to lawmakers in Washington and Sacramento, according to Stop Fooling 

California an online public education and awareness campaign. The 

Western States Petroleum Association (WSPA) alone has spent more than 

$16 million lobbying in Sacramento since 2009.


















Caltrans announced there will be additional day work on Route 101 and 

extended work hours at a road closure for the Willits Bypass . 

Additional work on Route 101 just south of the Haehl Overhead Bridge will 

begin Wednesday, August 14 thru Sept. 6th from 6:30AM to 6PM, weekdays.  Intermittent full road closures will 

occur and motorists should anticipate 10-minute delays. 

East Hill Road will be closed to through traffic through October 15

 between Sanhedrin Circle and Cemetery Lane Monday through Friday, 

7AM to 7PM and Saturday, 8AM to 5PM.  Motorists are advised to seek an alternate route. 

Any questions regarding Willits Bypass construction may be directed to Caltrans at 707-456-1900.





















This Saturday, August 17th the Fort Bragg Police Department, along with 

Neighborhood Watch and the Coalition for Gang Awareness and Prevention (CGAP) will be hosting a “Celebrate Safe Communities” event at Bainbridge Park from 12:00  until 4:00 p.m. 

Several outstanding non-profit friends, local community groups and public safety agencies will offer

free games, activities or crafts for the children. Smokey the Bear will be at 

the event with CalFire. 

A free hamburger and hotdog lunch will be provided by the Fort Bragg PD staff and their families. There will also be raffle prizes, a police 

K-9 demonstration, a drug/bomb robot demonstration and a bounce house for 

the kids.

Please come and join all of us for a fun filled event and learn more about 

your community and how you can become an active member.




















Next year's Mendocino budget will be presented to the public by the

Board of Supervisors in Laytonville, at 6 pm, tonight,Thursday, August 15th at Harwood Hall.


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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