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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.

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.

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. 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