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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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Friday Morning News, November 16th

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The California Coastal Commission Wednesday unanimously rejected a plan by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. to study offshore earthquake faults near the Diablo Canyon nuclear plant by blasting the seabed with air cannons.


The tests could have shown PG&E whether several fault lines — intersect near the plant.

But the blasts from the air canons could have disoriented, deafened or killed marine life nearby. PG&E wants to extend the plant’s operating
license and has been under pressure from state officials to conduct more thorough seismic tests in the area. The utility acknowledged that the offshore tests would disrupt the marine environment but insisted the damage would be temporary.


Commissioners noted that PG&E is convinced the plant is earthquake-safe, regardless of any new information the tests might provide. That undercut the rationale for subjecting fish, porpoises, seals and sea lions to high-intensity sound waves as loud as 250 decibels at the source.


The vote came after more than two hours of public testimony, as environmentalists, fishermen and Central Coast residents spoke out against PG&E’s plan.

 

 



A potent storm from the Pacific threatens to bring heavy rain, mountain snow and locally gusty wind to the Northwestern California early next week.

The rain could travel from Seattle to Portland down thru Mendocino and into the Bay area.

Forecaster are predicting rain this weekend and then chances of showers during Thanksgiving week.

Motorists might  meet slow travel in both wet weather closer to the coast and any slippery roads resulting from wintry weather across the interior.

 


 

More than 60 members of the public attended a meeting in McKinleyville to voice concerns about a proposal to protect Clam Beach's snowy plover population by poisoning predatory ravens and crows.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants the county's permission to conduct a research experiment on Clam Beach, to see if using an avicide will reduce those individual birds that are targeting nests as a meal source.

During the public comment portion of the meeting, people expressed concerns about the animal rights issues surrounding poisoning corvids, the effect of the avicide on the environment and what other options are available.

Wiyot Tribe Environmental Director Stephen Kullmann spoke on behalf of the Wiyot Tribal Council. He said the tribe is concerned because the poisoning would be taking place on ancestral ground.

”There's been strong concerns voiced about choosing to target one species for the protection of the other, for the slim chance this might protect one species,” Kullmann said.

Another public outreach meeting might be held later this month, Finley said. The proposal still has to go before the Humboldt County Board of Supervisors for approval.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arrested last week by a task force raid team led by the DEA but including U.S. Marshals and back-up from the Mendocino Sheriff’s were John Paul McMillan, and Erin Keller, McMillan’s wife. who maintains a gift shop at the MacCallam House and, at one time, was part owner of the Caspar Inn. Jeff WallHank McCusker and Rick Smith were also taken into federal custody in Alameda County since Thursday, November 8th. Sources say they all graduated from Mendocino High School in the 1980s and are all in their forties.


THE ARRESTS of the Mendocino people began with a huge DEA bust in Kansas involving 35 people charged with 101 federal counts of dealing drugs, transporting, trafficking, money laundering — not just pot but cocaine and other drugs. The Kansas people apparently gave up the names of the Mendo people. One transaction is said to have involved more than a ton of pot that sold for 16.9 million dollars.

 

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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:

AT LARGE SEAT CANDIDATES:

John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright

PROGRAMMER CANDIDATES:

Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak

1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE:

Jonathon Middlebrook

CANDIDATE STATEMENTS COMING SOON!

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