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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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Farm and Garden Show Monday August 27, 1-2 pm

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On Monday's Farm and Garden Show host Linda MacElwee will be interviewing Jessa Guisse,  a pollinator habitat restoration specialist from the Xerces Society. Xerces is a nonprofit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates and their habitat. They will be discussing, among all things to do with pollinators,  Xerces' new book called Attracting Native Pollinators:Protecting North America’s Bees and Butterflies.

Here are links that Jessa sent after the show:

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www.xerces.org (Xerces homepage)

www.xerces.org/pollinator-conservation/ (everything about pollinators)

http://www.xerces.org/plant-lists/ (pollinator plant lists)

http://www.xerces.org/bumblebees/ (info about Xerces’ Bumblebee Citizen Science Projects)

http://www.xerces.org/dragonfly-migration/pondwatch/ (info about Xerces’ Dragonfly Citizen Science Project)

www.greatsunflower.org (San Francisco State Bee Count Citizen Science Project)

http://nature.berkeley.edu/urbanbeegardens/ (non-native pollinator plant lists)

the MP3 archive from the show will be forthcoming soon!

Thanks for listening!

p.s. a listener/calller sent me this info in regards to insect zappers;

Zappers are designed to kill mosquitos, horseflies and other biting insects, but it is more likely they kill their natural predators. The UV Light of the Zapper will attract mosquitos to your yard; however mosquitoes are attracted to C02 and H2O of the breathe of humans and animals, making us the target.  Zapper’s unless they have a CO2 emitter, seldom get the mosquitos to enter the light chamber and get zapped.

When an Insect is "Zapped" they expel a mist of insect parts up to seven feet in the area around the Zapper which can become contaminated by bacteria and viruses http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fly_zapper this is especially dangerous when using near a food preparation area, walking through the area or breathing in the mist.

Beneficial bugs, such as pollinator’s moths, bees, beetles, ants, wasp, dragonflies, and mosquito eaters are attracted to the UV light. Some of these insects reduce the number of mosquitos naturally. www.ehow.com.

A Science Daily Article 2007 stated, 71 billion non-target insects are killed each year by Zappers. (I could not find this article again, but here is an article from 1999) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1999/06/990604080148.htm

When it comes to insect control it is best to invite to our yards their natural predators, other insects, birds, frogs, toads and lizards to name a few, all of which depend on one another as a food source.  It is important to get the word out to neighbors to clean standing water weekly for mosquito abatement, clean out rain gutters, fountains and animal troughs.


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To see all available audio archives of the Farm and Garden Show go to our website link shown above.

The Farm and Garden Show airs every Monday from 1 pm to 2 pm.

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