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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

I will be posting news and information here about any changes occurring at the station. As you are probably aware, staff member Mary Aigner is retiring after 22 years with KZYX. She will still be producing the show DEAD AIR on Thursday nights. She has provided incredible service to the station for many years, in many different positions, including her current job as Program Director, and her previous jobs as Interim Station Manager, Membership Coordinator and Underwriting Sales Director.

Angela DeWitt has been named our new Interim Program Manager. The staff is working together to create a new job description for the Program Director, and when that is done (and budget permits) we will post the job widely and have an open hiring process.

Stay tuned more news and information soon!

Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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Audio Issues with Our Satellite Studios

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on Tuesday, 26 March 2013 in Station Business

Many of our programs originate from our studios in Mendocino and Willits.  In the past year we have switched from using dedicated ISDN lines to a pure internet solution.  This saves us thousands of dollars per year.

We have not been satisfied with the compromises in audio quality we're currently getting with the "compressed" protocol we use.  So we purchased a higher quality protocol to improve the sound quality.  But our experiments with it so far have shown that we need to improve the strength of the internet lines that carry the audio signal.  We are purchasing more bandwidth and buying new routers in order to optimize things.  Hopefully this will do the job.  On paper it ought to already be good enough.  But clearly it isn't.  So meanwhile, we hope that you will tolerate the blips and bumps that accompany the current status quo.  if it's any consolation, they make us cringe when we hear them too.

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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. Applications are due by January 30, 2016. To vote in the election, you must have been a member in good standing by December 31, 2015. For further information, please follow this link.

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