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Mary Aigner's Departure

Mary Aigner, Program Director for KZYX&Z, recently announced that she has decided it is time, after 22 years, to hand over the reins. She has some interesting opportunities that she wishes to explore, though she will continue to be involved with the radio station, including hosting her "Dead Air" program. As she told the volunteer programmers and her friends:

"It's been a great pleasure and an honor to work here, and I can't think of a more interesting or gratifying place to work. I'm constantly amazed by your talent, passion, and commitment to the cause of creating the best community radio we can, in service of the people of Mendocino County." 

We wish Mary great success in her future endeavors. We will miss her.

For the full press release, please follow this link: Aigner Press Release.

Community Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) has scheduled its annual public meeting for Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6PM. It will be held at Anderson Valley High School in Boonville in the Career Center Room.The public is invited to attend this meeting and there will be time for public comment. You can find out more about the CAB here: link.

Ecology Hour - Science Edition

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Dr. Robert Spies, marine biologist, and Tim Bray, geologist, host a new segment of the Ecology Hour focusing on the science of ecology, on the fourth Tuesday of each month.  For the inaugural episode of our show, we spoke with Dr. William Sydeman of the Farallon Institute, about the marine ecosystem off the Mendocino coast. Click here to hear the full interview.

We learned about the large-scale marine currents in the Pacific, how they influence the local currents along the California coastline, and how climate change might be affecting that system.  Dr. Sydeman told us about the dramatic difference in productivity of the food chain depending on whether it is based on diatoms or dinoflagellates, and how El Nino and/or climate change can affect which one dominates in a given year.  We also learned that another large El Nino event is developing and may affect the marine environment off California - and the weather onshore - next year.

It was a fascinating discussion, full of scientific details presented in accessible language, and sometimes challenging our assumptions about the effects of climate change on ecosystems.  Dr. Sydeman's final thoughts were that all environmental change produces "winners and losers" in the sense that some species benefit while others are impaired - so whether such change is "good" or "bad" depends on where you are in the ecosystem.

Dr. Sydeman is the son of the composer and KZYX programmer Jay Sydeman (Mind of the Composer).   He is an excellent radio guest and we hope to have him with us again in the future.

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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. 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