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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 11-ACRE SITE on West Perkins, Ukiah, that the North 

Coast Railroad Authority hopes to sell to the state for a new Mendocino County courthouse, is being 

cleansed of its contaminated soil. Mike Haskins of 

L.D. Giacomini Enterprises is supervising the clean-up. The work is being paid for out of redevelopment 

funds routed through the City of Ukiah. Three 

adjacent parcels fronting Leslie Street but privately 

owned will also be cleared off for what’s on course to becoming a new glass and steel courthouse 

designed for the exclusive use of Mendocino 

County’s nine judges.

Last Friday, Public Health Officials reported that one 

adult from the Willits area is hospitalized with a 

confirmed diagnosis of meningitits. 

Public Health nurses have contacted those persons

 thought to be in close contact with the individual and have provided them with information on symptoms. 

Persons who have had close contact with this 

individual are being treated with antibiotics which 

significantly reduce the risk of becoming ill.

Meningococcemia is caused by a bacteria that

 frequently lives in a person's upper respiratory tract 

without causing visible signs of illness and is usually 

spread through close contact.  However, it is unlikely to be passed through the handling of objects.

 The incubation period of meningococcemia lasts 

from 2-10 days. The disease occurs mainly in children, but may also occur among adults, especially those in 

overcrowded spaces. Symptoms include irritability, 

fever, headache, sensitivity to light, altered 

consciousness and rash with red or purple spots on 

the abdomen and extremities. 

A pre-exposure bacterial meningitis vaccine is available for persons from 11 years to 55 years of age.Contact 

Public Health at 472-2600.


Public Health Services extend thanks to Howard 

Hospital and Baechtel Creek Clinic for their quick 

response to this case:







The City of Ukiah was awarded a $1 million grant that will help upgrade an apartment complex for low-income seniors on Waugh Lane.

According to the city, $550,000 of the grant will be 

used to make health and safety repairs to Creekside Village Apartments, a 43-unit complex for low-income seniors at 751 Waugh Lane.

The 30-year-old apartment complex needs "kitchen and bathroom repairs, roofing repairs, exterior painting, paving and site drainage and irrigation improvements."

The grant will also fund "a sewer lateral replacement grant program for very low-income families and seniors; and a single-family housing rehabilitation loan program for 

households with incomes less than 80 percent of 

Area Median Income."

"This is a program to reimburse the costs for the

 sewer lateral, from the main to the house, and a

typical repair could run anywhere from $3,000 to 

$7,500," said Assistant City Manager Sage 

Sangiacomo. "We hope to be able to complete about 50 repairs."









A large mural that hung in the lobby of the former 

Ukiah Post Office on North Oak Street has been 

restored and will hopefully be returning to Ukiah soon.

The Works Progress Administration mural, painted in 1936, was taken off its wall after the post office closed 

in January of 2012 and brought to Chicago, where it

 underwent a "thorough restoration" and is now in 


USPS Spokesman James Wigdel said  "Once we find a location, the postal service will be bringing it to the community and having it installed. It's a beautiful 

mural, with a lot of historical value."

Rep. Jared Huffman's local representative Heidi 

Dickerson told Wigdel that two locations have been 

offered: Ukiah's Civic Center and the County 

Administration Building.

Wigdel said the next step will be to have both locations send a proposal that includes photographs of both 

the inside and the outside of the buildings and a brief summary as to how the mural would fit their building," Wigdel said.

Thanks to Justine Frederiksen and the UDJ for that


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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