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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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Monday Morning News for 4/29/13

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Well over 100 people filled the Little Lake Grange yesterday for an educational forum on Little Ground water and wetlands moderated bu Sheriff Tom Allman and sponsored by Save our Little Lake Valley SoLLv.


 

Cindy Morninglight, the Sollv coordinator, said this was one in a series of events about the wetlands; CalTrans was not invited because they did not want the event to be confrontive.  Perhaps, CalTrans would be invited for future events.


 

The forum was composed of three parts: speakers; discussion and the questions from the audience. David Partch , a permaculture instructor, spoke about the Little Lake Watershed, Rosamond Crowder, from SOLLV, on the wetlands and Bob Whitney spoke on the wick drains Caltrans will be using to mitigate groundwater below the construction. 


The issue, Whitney said, is that wick drains were not disclosed or referenced in CalTrans Environmental Impact Report nor has CalTrans indicated where the silt and groundwater will go, esp since it will be wicked from next to Outlet Creek, which is the habitat for three species of threatened fish.



 

 

The California Fair Political Practices Commission on Thursday fined  5th District Supervisor Dan Hamburg $9,500 for incorrectly reporting his campaign finances during the Nov. 2, 2010 election in which he won his seat, including a charge that he didn't report more than $5,000 of contributions.


Hamburg and his campaign also understated and overstated his campaign's cash balance for those reporting periods. The discrepancies included differences that ranged from $1,458 less than the actual balance to $10,316 more than the actual balance.


Hamburg wrote in an e-mail to the Daily Journal, responding to the FPPC press release"It's my belief that the vast majority of these complaints are frivolous, mostly pertaining to in-kind' donations made in support of campaign fundraising events," There was also some misreporting on my campaign that was totally unintentional but nonetheless out of compliance."

Hamburg, his campaign committee and finance manager were fined $8,000, and Hamburg was fined $1,500 for the violations. Hamburg stipulated to the charges and, according to his Thursday response, has paid the fine.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lake County Office of Emergency Services will hold a special meeting today at 5:30 p.m, in the Lake Board of Supervisors chambers, first floor of the Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St. in Lakeport to review the worsening situation at a north Lakeport subdivision, where a landslide continues to damage homes.

 multiple public agencies are actively monitoring conditions at the site and will be available to answer questions and provide information at this meeting.

To date, eight homes have been voluntarily or mandatorily evacuated.

The Community Development Department has directed that the collapsed home at 5396 Lancaster Road be destroyed. However contractors have not been directed to begin demolition work due to the possibility that the use of heavy equipment could possibly aggravate the slide area further.

Three new additional residences along Lancaster Drive were notified of continued slide expansion and advised to voluntarily evacuate.

The sewer system continues to operate through the use of an emergency bypass system.However, continued slide movement is now threatening the temporary system.

If the sewer system is compromised, it will be necessary to cut off sewer and water service, resulting in a temporary evacuation of all homes.


 

 

 

 

The Mendocino County Board of Supervisors announced the unanimous appointment of Robert A. Scaglione , the Acting Air Control Officeras the new Air Pollution Control Officer for the County.



 

 

 

 

THE OCEAN PROTECTION COALITION (OPC) will show Gasland, the award-winning documentary film about fracking in the Fort Bragg Library Meeting Room on Saturday, May 11, from 12 noon until 2 p.m. There will be a discussion after the film. For more information: David Gurney, OPC Chair 961-1339

 

 

 

 

 

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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