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Independent Media Must Stay Strong!


Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

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:

Jessa Guisse contact info: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (Xerces homepage) (everything about pollinators) (pollinator plant lists) (info about Xerces’ Bumblebee Citizen Science Projects) (info about Xerces’ Dragonfly Citizen Science Project) (San Francisco State Bee Count Citizen Science Project) (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 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.

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)

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.

Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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:

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

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