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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 Tuesday, March 19th

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A computer error ran Friday's news instead of Monday's. We've corrected the problem.

Here's the latest update on the Willits Bypass protests. According to Sara Grusky, one of the SOLLV leaders, over 40 people answered the call to meet Monday morning at Warbler's treesit. Some twenty others massed at the East Hill Site as well.

Atlas Tree Service once again revved the motor on their chippers but left after being told them that they were in violation of the Fish & Wildlife requirement that a biological survey be completed before work can begin.

There was no CHP presence at either location.





The Lake Board of Supervisors is set to take up a proposed vote of no confidence on the county’s sheriff Tuesday, and also will hear a presentation on making public television available for free locally and consider closing the Middletown Library temporarily.

The board will meet beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 19, in the board chambers on the first floor of the Lake County Courthouse, 255 N. Forbes St.,Lakeport. The meeting will be broadcast live on TV8.

The board’s proposed no confidence vote on Sheriff Frank Rivero is scheduled for 10 a.m. The board will also discuss seeking the sheriff’s resignation.

At 9:15 a.m., the board will hear a presentation regarding options to provide Lake County residents with over-the-air public television.

Larry Stratton, chief engineer and operating officer of KRCB Channel 22 in Rohnert Park, will make the presentation.




The Sheriff's Department and CAL FIRE are investigating a blaze that destroyed an Albion home Saturday. At about 6 p.m., the Albion Fire Department responded to a call of a residential structure fire at 30520 Albion Ridge Road. "This residence was vacant, without electrical service, and no cause for the fire was discernible. The fire was extinguished without incident before it could endanger other homes ," said Sheriff's Lt. Greg Van Patten.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact Deputy Jonathan Martin at (707) 961-2421.









The Golden Gate Bridge no longer has human toll-takers.

The $6 cash fee will no longer be accepted, and travelers must pay in one of 4 ways - open a License Plate or FasTrak account for the bridge, receive a mail invoice, or pay at a cash station.

If you open a License Plate Account, the technology will scan your license plate and make an automatic charge to your credit card. Or, you can pay in advance, using the same License Plate Account.

If you use a FasTrak account, you will receive a $1 discount on the $6 current toll, but you must pay beforehand by putting money into your FasTrak account and pay $25 for a toll tag. You can get this at Bay Area Safeway, Costco, or Walgreens; $20 of this is a refundable deposit.

Toll Invoice is another option. Your license plate is scanned and an invoice is sent in the mail to the registered owner of the vehicle for the toll amount. If it isn't paid within 21 days, you receive a $25 fine.

The fourth option for paying your toll is by going to a cash station to pay - these will be kiosks at various places in SF. You can pay within 48 hours after your bridge crossing.

If you have any questions, go to goldengate.org.







San Diego may soon permit marijuana sales from vending machines. Medical marijuana patients would collect pot from the machines inside brick-and-mortar dispensaries. To prevent fraud, the machines require a fingerprint and a prepaid card.

The $50,000 machines are built by the firm Medbox which has begun taking location deposits for up to 30. Medbox says 150 medical marijuana dispensaries in the U.S. and Canada have installed them.



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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