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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 Wednesday 8.21.13

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Smoke from several fires south and east of Mendocino County are causing haze and poor air quality after a recent wind shift.

Air Pollution Control Officer Bob Scaglione issuean air quality warning 

telling Inland Mendocino County residents that the air quality has dropped into the "Unsafe for Sensitive Groups" category .

"We're getting smoke from several fires," Scaglione said, adding that while 

smoke from Oregon fires had been hanging in the air, the haze that started

 to build Sunday was from smoke drifting north and west from fires in Butte, Placer, and Tuolumne and Calaveras counties.


The weather pattern that's bringing the smoke from points south and east is expected to continue through Wednesday morning.

One of the major contributors is a blaze that had consumed about 2,000 

acres just south of Oroville and was 45 percent contained.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, the National Weather Service extended a red flag warning for lightning and dry fuels to include Humboldt County .

”There will be greater chances of thunderstorms on Tuesday and 

Wednesday,” NWS meteorologist Jeff Tonkin said. “Conditions are warmer 

and drier than they were a couple of days ago. We'll most likely see

 lightning with not much rain.”


Already this year, CAL FIRE has responded to over 4,500 wildfires that have charred over 92,000 acres. Compared to last yearCAL FIRE had 

responded to fewer than 3,300 fires that burned nearly 43,000 acres. 



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The State Senate is expected to vote as early as this week to allow the California Coastal Commission to impose fines.

The bill cleared a Senate committee last week, but the measure faces

 opposition from business groups that believe the commission already 

wields too much clout.

The legislation would place the Coastal Commission on equal footing with 

more than 20 other state regulatory agencies with the power to levy fines. 

Unlike those agencies, the commission must go to court to collect penalties from anyone who violates the state Coastal Act.

That lengthy process has stalled the agency's efforts to protect coastal 

resources and contributed to a backlog of more than 1,900 unsettled cases.

Of the commission's staff of 135, only r12 are assigned to its enforcement 

division, and they rely mostly on tips from the public. Without the power to 

impose fines, the agency has little recourse but to send cease-and-desist orders, which are often ignored by property owners.

Without the administrative penalties used by other agencies, such as the 

Department of Fish and Wildlife and the Air Resources Board, the Coastal 

Commission staff says, some of the worst affronts to the environment and 

coastal access go unaddressed the longest.


 

 

 

 

Assemblymember Wesley Chesbro has finalized the agenda for this week's special hearing on the state of California salmon.The hearing is scheduled

 for 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., today, Aug. 21, in room 437 at the state Capitol in 

Sacramento.


The hearing will be webcast live by the California Channel, www.calchannel.com, which will also archive video of the hearing on its website.


A live audio or TV feed may also be available on the Assembly's media 

page, http://assembly.ca.gov/audiotv.


The hearing agenda features five issues that will be explored during the hearing: genetic stock identification and population strong holds; perspectives 

from California's salmon fishermen; funding for salmon habitat restoration; a report on the Klamath and Trinity rivers and a report on the Scott and 

Shasta rivers.


Chesbro said. "I'm looking forward to an informative hearing that will help us craft intelligent policy to help California's salmon populations recover after years of decline."


 


Stay tuned for Forthright Radio;@ 9:00 AM

Joy LaClaire's guest is Radley Balko, author of, RISE OF THE WARRIOR COP: THE MILITARIZATION OF AMERICA'S POLICE FORCES

 

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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