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Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

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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Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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KZYX Phone Numbers

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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

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