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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!

Morning News for Friday, February 15th

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While rumors about possible CalTrans actions to block the protest site against the Willits Bypass continue to spread, an Redwood/Earth First Nonviolence Training for Civil Disobedience will held this Saturday Feb. 16, from 9:30--4:30 at the Little Lake Grange291 School Street
in Willits.

They ask volunteers to bring lunch items to share. Soup, salad and/or
sandwiches and healthy snacks welcome. Utensils, hot crock, cups and tea will be provided.

Dress in layers as the Grange is cold in the morning. Please RSVP Naomi at  459-0548 or email  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  so we can plan for lunch.
For those who can't, another training will be offered the following weekend. 

Call Naomi to express a preference for Sat or Sun. 2/23 or 2/24.

The Willits City Council met Wednesday night and Council member Ron Orenstein asked for a reconsideration regarding the Carry Out Bag Ordinance.  At the last meeting an ordinance eliminating single use plastic bags was voted down 3-2.  Orenstien, one of the majority who voted against it, will be bringing an alternative ordinance forward  which will differ from the one that governs the rest of Mendocino County.


Police Chief Gerry Gonzales announced his plan to develop a K9 unit for the Willits PD, using use asset forfeiture funds .


The council unanimously approved a tentative employment agreement for the interim city manager, Adrienne Moore equivalent to $104,000 annually.  


The employment agreement for former City Manager Paul Cayler was amended to allow outside employment since it does not end until March 3rd and he'd been relieved of his duties two weeks ago.

Meanwhile, Cloverdale is about to hire him as their city manager.




Mendocino Coast District Hospital announced effective Feb13th that it has cut its workforce by 20 positions with savings of $1.5 million in wages and benefits, annually. The affected individuals will receive severance pay in accordance with the hospital's compensation policies. The reduction in force is based upon seniority and affects eleven departments .

CFO Wayne Allen explained "The reductions will not compromise patient quality and or safety. I do not expect additional cuts in the foreseeable future." The action follows losses for the first six months  of nearly $1.9 million. 





College of the Redwoods will retain its accreditation, and the vital state and federal funding that comes with it, at least until October.

The college will be removed from “show cause” status and placed on “probation” .

In their letter, the commission acknowledged that CR officials had resolved several issues that led to being placed on show cause status, including inadequate assessment of student progress.

CR has until Oct. 15 to demonstrate continued progress in five areas the commission cited the campus as being non-compliant. Two require the college to create a hiring plan to increase diversity among employees and the remaining three about the college's fiscal stability,  may be more challenging .



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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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