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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 THURSDAY,June 11TH!

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The Lake Sheriff's Office is on track to receive $170,000 from the federal government to eradicate illicit marijuana-growing operations in the county.

The money would be primarily used for helicopter operations targeting pot grows.


But a majority of the roughly 20 citizens in the audience opposed the deal, and those who spoke raised issues such as federal agencies' stance on marijuana and the debate over the legality of medical cannabis.


Sheriff Rivero opened the public discussion by saying the efforts funded through the DEA would focus on the expansive, harmful marijuana operations and not smaller grows.


Rivero added, "I personally have not seen any indication whatsoever of them showing any interest in prosecuting legitimate (Proposition) 215 or legitimate compassionate care-type grows."


Lower Lake attorney Ron Green took a different view on the DEA contract, saying, "In signing this agreement, the sheriff will in essence be agreeing to ignore state medical marijuana laws and enforce federal law." "(The DEA) should be giving this county money to fight meth, not to harass the legal marijuana growers," Green, speaking on behalf of the Emerald Unity Coalition, added.


The sheriff attempted to assure concerned citizens that he would watch the DEA-funded operations closely.




 

 

Willits woman bit into her Burger King hamburger and found a razor blade a few weeks ago.

Yolanda Orozco said "I bit off of it, I checked for onions and then I saw a razor blade in there," .


Officer Mark McNelley with the Willits Pand his partner spent six hours trying to determine who was malicious enough to intentionally place the razor on the burger.


However, they soon discovered there was no criminal wrongdoing, Rather, the officers determined it was an accident that could have easily been prevented.

When Burger King employees took the officers on a tour of the restaurant, officers found three other razor blades in close proximity to food," being used for cleaning.


McNelley found them above the condiment area, on the counter in front of and even above the burger warming trays.


Because no one broke any laws, the Willits Pclosed its investigation, but the Department of Environmental Health has stepped in.


Inspectors are mandating better training and a better system to track and store the blades.


The Burger King Corporation issued a statement implying that the franchisee was not following the rules.



 

 

 

 

 

 

While nearly 68 percent of Mendocino county's K-12 students qualify for free or reduced-price meals during the school year,"when school ends, some kids don't get enough to eat," says Tarney Sheldon, Nutrition Manager for North Coast Opportunities Community Action.


But there is hope because the USDA also sponsors the Summer Food program. There are no income requirements or forms to fill out - anyone in need is welcome.


In Ukiah, children up to 18 years of age can get free breakfast at 8:30 a.m. and free lunch at 11 a.m. at Grace Hudson School, Nokomis School, Ukiah High School, or Todd Grove Park (lunch only). Exact dates vary. The Ukiah Food Service department can be reached for more information at 463-5269.


And for the whole family, Plowshares serves hot lunches at 11:30 a.m. and dinners at 5:30 p.m. every week day. All are welcome.including people who run a day care, or anyone who faces an empty fridge



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends of Mendocino Coast Park and Recreation are having a benefit Pizza Fest today from 4-8 pm at the Pizza Factory, 111 Boatyard Dr. 


The proceeds will be used exclusively for scholarships to be given to families needing a little to help in joining recreation activities. 


Take-out pizzas are also part of this fund raiser as are desserts from the Bake Sale Table.

 


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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