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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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Morning News for Friday, November 30th

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Thirty minutes into the special meeting last night on the reductions of service in the Ten Mile Court in Fort Bragg, Judge Henderson said: "Well, I guess we stubbed our toe on this one. There will be no reductions in service here."



 

 

On December 10th in Ft Bragg large stores will no longer provide plastic carry-out bags.


Starting that day, the City's carryout bag ordinance will prohibit large stores from providing plastic bags at the check stand and will require a minimum 10-cent charge for paper bags. Only “carryout” bags which are given out at the check stand are affected by the ordinance. 


The large stores which will implement the first stage of the City’s ordinance are Safeway, Harvest Market, Purity, CVS, and both Rite Aid stores. Harvest Market ,Rite Aid and Safeway have already implemented the bag rules.  All other stores in Fort Bragg will need to eliminate plastic carryout bags a year later. 


Fort Bragg’s ordinance will be followed by almost identical ordinances in Ukiah and the unincorporated County of Mendocino that both take effect on January 7, 2013 for supermarkets and large drug stores only, with other stores to follow in a year.  



 

 

 

 

The National Weather Service issued a flood watch and wind advisory for a large storm expected to pound the North Coast late tonight and Friday. The Navarro River is expected to flood. 

Heavy winds and rain are expected to diminish by Friday, but return Friday night through Sunday morning, leading to additional river level rises. The rain is expected to taper off by Monday, according to the weather service.

Local utilities and safety agencies are on alert for potential power outages and hazardous conditions that could result from the storm.A major threat will be trees being knocked down by the wind .
Avoid unnecessary travel and stay indoors if possible.  If you must travel, slow down to provide more reaction time in case the road is blocked by a tree.

The service also issued a wind advisory for Humboldt county, warning that south winds could reach 40 mph with 55 mph gusts on exposed headlands and points. 

Stormy weather brings an influx of dogs to the county animal shelter.

 



 

 

 

 

 

A transit worker strike for next week in Lake County has been called off for mediation to take place.

Teamsters Local 665 had called the strike for Dec. 3-5 against Paratransit Services, which holds the contract for Lake Transit Authority since 2007. Thirty-five Lake County employees are represented by the union.

“We are suspending the strike pending a meeting with the company, with the presence of a federal mediator, prior to our strike action.” 

At the same time, the union is filing an unfair labor practice complaint against Paratransit Services for unilaterally implementing changes in the health care program prior to negotiations being completed.

Scheffer maintained the changes were not significant and that the union was given adequate notice by letter.

After negotiations broke down following the union’s second rejection earlier this month of Paratransit’s best and final offer, the union informed Paratransit on Nov. 19 that it would strike.



 

 

 

The Fort Bragg Police Department has received two separate reports of counterfeit Twenty Dollars bills being passed  All of the counterfeit Twenty Dollar bills that were passed had the same serial number, IE48787097Band had no watermarks or holograms contained within the bill. A counterfeit testing ink pen showed the bills were counterfeit. 


FBPD  encourageMerchants to take an extra second to check any Twenty Dollar bills they are talking in to see if they are counterfeit. If so,please contact the Fort Bragg Police Department immediately.  Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Fort Bragg Police Department at 964-0200 or the anonymous Crime Tip Hotline at 961-3049.



 

 

 

 

 

The annual KZYX Holiday Gift Auction returns Monday, December 3rd through Thursday, December 6th, pre-empting programming from 7 pm through 19

Join in the action.

 

 

 


 

 

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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