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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 25th

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Almost 72 hours after the CHP ordered the treesitters to come down, they are still there, Warbler in one tree and Rainn and John in another.

However, 4 or more 300 years old Oak trees have been destroyed as CalTrans smashes a path for a freeway through the south end of Willits. 

The treesitters have only enough food and water to last 3 or 4 days and cannot be re-supplied because of blockades.

An action alert has been sounded and people are arriving to bear witness to the destruction. SOLLV is documenting and filming as part of their plan to file a C.E.Q.A. Lawsuit soon. against CalTrans. It was a very emotional scene there as people wept and shouted as the trees fell.

According to Sara Grusky, "We may not be able to get inside the forest, but we are not going away."








Jenica Frederick , the 12-year-old Cobb girl who was the focus of a search in the Cobb and Lakeport areas has been found safe at a relative’s home in Santa Rosa.

The girls had been last seen by her family on her way to school Thursday morning.

Since then, agencies from around the region had joined the search for the girl, who had run away after being upset due to a disagreement with her parents.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office thanked all of the many agencies that assisted in the effort, as well as the numerous businesses that donated food, drink and other necessary items in order sustain the search efforts, and the many community residents who volunteered to assist in any way possible.



Supervisor John Pinches on Tuesday will bring forward a resolution in favor of the Willits Bypass. "Despite 14 years of environmental studies and six years to obtain the necessary permits from resource 

agencies, the U.S. 101 bypass of Willits remains a controversial project within a small segment of the local community. 

This letter is intended to remind you of the local need and commitment to the conclusion of this project. Since the first studies were underway, the Mendocino Council of Governments, the Willits City Council, and the County Board of Supervisors have each consistently endorsed the Willits Bypass.." 

Drivers who filled up at the Chevron gas station on Lake Mendocino Drive last week should be aware that one of the station's "Plus" pumps had diesel fuel in it, which could cause engine problems.

Chevron employee Bernice Ramirez said the delivery company, Redwood Coast Fuels dumped diesel into a gasoline tank on Wednesday.

Redwood Coast Fuels has so far been paying for any repairs customers needed as a result, she said, which, according to some sources, can be in the hundreds of dollars it could cost to drain diesel from the engine, tank and fuel lines of a gasoline-powered vehicle.

Answers vary regarding whether such a mix-up could cause permanent engine damage, but most sources agree that,  a gas-powered engine would not ignite the diesel, and the engine either would not start, would slow down or would stop running until the diesel is removed.



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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