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FCC Renews the KZYX License!

After more than a year and a half, the FCC renewed the KZYX broadcast license.  Follow this link to read the text of the FCC Ruling.

Audio Issues with Our Satellite Studios

Posted by John Coate
John Coate
I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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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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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can contact me directy at gm@kzyx.org See my website cervisa.com for more about me and where I have been.

Information About the Valley Fire

NEW: A link to a printable, comprehensive list of Valley Fire Resources.

Follow this link to the Cal Fire page about the Valley Fire.

Also the Lake County News web page and their Facebook page

And the Twitter link to #valleyfire.

Info about donating: http://www.lovelakecounty.org

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