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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 Monday, March 18th

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Mendocino county'day in federal court to fight federal subpoenas for  its medical marijuana ordinance records was again put off Friday, this time indefinitely, according to Mendocino County Counsel Tom Parker, the fourth time since January.

Parker said the federal court did not set a new court date, and that -- either the county or the U.S. Attorney's Office -- must request a specific date to get the case back on the court's calendar.

No explanation was given for why the county did not propose a date.




Protestors stopped construction again Friday on the Willits Bypass. The contractor left after marking several Douglas fir and pine trees for destruction early in the week

Also on Friday, two of the California Highway Patrol's highest ranking officersAssistant Chief Chadd and Northern Division Chief Bridget Lott flew over the site several times; CHP Capt Jim Epperson said the two officials were flying in to talk about a negotiating proposal.

Save Our Little Lake Valley posted an email asking supporters "to stand with us Monday, March 18th at 7:00 a.m. as observers, witnesses, and activists to defend our right to protest the destruction CalTrans is attempting to wreak. "


SOLLV will have shuttle service from Evergreen Shopping Center to Warbler's treesit from 7:00 a.m. to 12 noon

Meanwhile,Who’s in charge of enforcement? In a conversation with Willits Weekly's Jennifer Poole Thursday morning, Sheriff Tom Allman continued to be adamant that it will be his department citing or arresting demonstrators for trespassing at the site — if it comes to that. 

CHP Captain Epperson told Poole that his agency is in charge of arrests .

Despite confusion about the legal status of Caltrans starting up work againEarth First! spokesperson Naomi Wagner said "Caltrans routinely tells the public they have their permits, but when we file Public Records Requests we find out that they don't. "

Meanwhile, with more birds arriving in Little Lake Valley, Caltrans is under significant time pressure to remove the trees and brush as soon as possible, to avoid further delay to the entire project because The Federal Migratory Bird Act severely restricts disturbances allowed in active nesting zones. 












An 8-year-old boy and his dog led rescue searchers to the body of a man who had been missing for almost two months Friday morning.

Detectives identified the body as Tom Sierra, 58, of Redwood Valleymissing since Jan. 27 from the home of family members he was visiting, during a pass from a rehabilitation facility, where he had been expected to return Feb. 3.

Specific tattoos found on Sierra's body made the positive identification and authorities scheduled a forensic autopsy for Monday to determine the cause and manner of death.

The body was tucked into a brush line on School Way near the railroad tracks in the downtown Redwood Valley area. 
















An agreement between the Ukiah Teachers Association and the Ukiah School District came closer to implementationt when more than enough teachers agreed to retire.

"We did have 21 teachers agree," said UTA President Leslie Barkley.

Last month, the UUSD and the UTA reached an agreement following months of negotiations after the school district offered to pay down its available reserves to boost teachers' salaries.

The starting salary was raised about $4,000 to $40,000, and the highest will be $77,432. The agreement also included retirement incentives.

"Our goal is to create a salary schedule that allows people to retire when they're ready, and also allows us to attract new teachers," said Superintendent Debra Kubin.

Fifteen teachers were needed to accept retirement for the agreement to be approved by the Mendocino County Office of Education.

The agreement was ratified by the UTA members, 273 to nine.











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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:


John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright


Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak


Jonathon Middlebrook


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