www.kzyx.org

Saturday, February 13th

Last update11:50:34 AM

Font Size

Profile

Layout

Cpanel

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

This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Morning News for Thursday, June 6th

Posted by KZYX News
KZYX News
KZYX News has not set their biography yet
User is currently offline
on Thursday, 06 June 2013 in Uncategorized

 

The power of the oil industry in California was demonstrated last week when the State Assembly voted 35-24 to kill a bill originally designed to halt fracking throughout the state. 


If passed as initially drafted, Assembly Bill 1323,, would have halted fracking and mandated a review of the risks it poses to the environment and public health. 


Brian Nowicki of the Center for Biological Diversity said:  oil companies are gearing up to use "dangerous new techniques" to frack massive deposits of oil in the Monterey Shale, that stretches from Northern California to Los Angeles.


Nowicki cited a new poll released May 29, by the Public Policy Institute that found that fewer than half of Californians � just 39 percent � favor increased use of fracking. The same poll found that an overwhelming 70 percent of likely voters believe the state government is "pretty much run by a few big interests looking out for themselves" rather than for the benefit of all Californians. 

The aye votes in favor of the fracking moratorium included Wes Chesbro.



 

 

 

 

Connecticut on Monday became the first state to pass a bill that would require food manufacturers to label products that contain genetically modified ingredients — but only after other conditions are met.

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy has said he would sign the bill into law, after  the legislature to included a provision that the law would not take effect unless four other states, at least one of which shares a border with Connecticut, passed similar regulations and have a total of twenty million in population.

The legislature passed the bill, 134 to 3.

More than 20 other states are considering labeling laws, including Maine and Vermont. Early polling suggests widespread support for a ballot initiative that would require labeling in Washington,.

But whether other states will go as far as Connecticut is unclear. In New Mexico, the state Senate voted not to adopt the report of its committee recommending labeling, effectively killing the labeling effort there. Efforts in Vermont, Hawaii, NY and Maine have stalled.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Netroots Nation, the largest annual gathering of progressives and the Democratic activist base, is taking place June 20-23 in San Jose, CA.


Netroots Nation will bring together 3,000 activists to discuss key issues and strategize for upcoming political battles including immigration, gun safety, and the budget/debt ceiling fight. 


Confirmed speakers include House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi,  Sen. Tom Udall, Barney Frank, and Howard Dean, Rep. Zoe Lofgren, CA Speaker John Perez, Ben Jealous, Joan Walsh, and more to be announced. 


The conference will include 80 panels on the most pressing topics of the day at the national, state and local levels, as well as trainings, film screenings, and other events.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



With dry winds and extra high temperatures 5 -15 degrees above normal forecast for Northern California, CAL FIRE has increased its staffing and is urging the public to be extra cautious. 

The National Weather Service has issued a Red Flag Warning  for high winds and low humidity lasting through Saturday evening.


Chief Ken Pimlott, CAL FIRE director said:. "We have extra firefighters and equipment available to respond to new wildfires, but now especially is when we need the public's help in preventing accidental wildfires."


During the Red Flag Warning CAL FIRE urges all Californians to exercise extreme caution outdoors in order to prevent a wildfires. They suggest that you Don't mow or weed eat dry grass on windy daysEnsure campfires are allowed, and if so, be sure to extinguish them completely,and Be extra careful with all powered equipment outdoors including chainsaws, tractors and welders

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tags: Untagged
KZYX News has not set their biography yet

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