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Information & News from the KZYX General Manager

I will be posting news and information here about any changes occurring at the station. As you are probably aware, staff member Mary Aigner is retiring after 22 years with KZYX. She will still be producing the show DEAD AIR on Thursday nights. She has provided incredible service to the station for many years, in many different positions, including her current job as Program Director, and her previous jobs as Interim Station Manager, Membership Coordinator and Underwriting Sales Director.

Angela DeWitt has been named our new Interim Program Manager. The staff is working together to create a new job description for the Program Director, and when that is done (and budget permits) we will post the job widely and have an open hiring process.

Stay tuned more news and information soon!

Lorraine Dechter
General Manager KZYX & Z
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting
(707) 895-2324

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Morning News for Tuesday, February 12th

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Legislation introduced today in Washington D-C aims to take corporate money out of politics and give the power back to the people. The “We the People Amendment” seeks to overturn “Citizens United,” the U-S Supreme Court ruling that allows corporations to make independent political expenditures. Ben Manski with the group “Move to Amend” says his organization's view is that rights recognized under the Constitution belong only to people.

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The Fort Bragg Community Federal Credit Union and Mendo Lake Credit Union have signed a memorandum of understanding to consider a merger, officials said Friday.

They believe that, in the current financial environment, a larger but still moderately sized local institution will be better positioned to provide a higher level of ongoing service.  

Should the merger be finalized, the combined organization would be more than $160 million in total assets and serve more than 23,000 members.  

Out of that total, the proposed combined Fort Bragg branch of MLCU will have more than $50 million in deposits, more than $26 million in loans and will serve more than 7,000 members.  

The proposed merger will provide FB members a range of new and expanded servicesAs the merging credit union, FB members will be given an opportunity to vote on the final merger agreement, with a full disclosure of all details provided prior to the vote.

For more information, visit www.fbcredit.com or www.mlcu.org .

 

 

 

 

 

 



Teachers and staff in the Willits School District may face layoffs next year as the school board attempts the difficult task of closing a $750,000 budget shortfall.

During its regular meeting last week, the board approved a preliminary round of budget reductions that included the potential layoffs of as many as 10 teachers and an unspecified number of staff.

Declining enrollment and declining revenues has forced the district into deficit spending since 2007.

 

 

 

The 2012 grape crush in California totaled 4,383,100 tons, a record  over 2011.

Chuck Morse, agricultural commissioner for Mendocino County, said that two important numbers were up significantly for Mendocino County: the prices per ton and the volume of grapes.

For red wine grapes, the prices per ton were up 14 percent from 2011, while for white wine grapes the prices went up 19 percent, Morse said.

The volume increases were even higher. For reds, the increase was 20 percent, and for whites, it was 27 percent.

However, Morse said the increases were so dramatic in part because 2011 was such a bad year.

The weather forecasts for this year, though, don't look as perfect.

"It looks a little trickier this year," McGourty said, adding that 2013 may be cooler and get less rain.

But even if the good weather repeated, he said "the chances of having two great crops in a row are remote. The vines get tired, the carbohydrates get depleted, so it takes a while for them to recover."

 

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MCPB Board of Directors Elections

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is holding elections for its Board of Directors. Applications are due by January 30, 2016. To vote in the election, you must have been a member in good standing by December 31, 2015. For further information, please follow this link.

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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

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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