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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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News for Wednesday morning, October10th

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Mendocino county gets mixed grades from a new report detailing how the state's counties are performing in children's health and well-being. 


the report is prepared by Children Now, and the report measures 28 key indicators .The report indicates that the 21,061 children living in Mendocino County scored in the top third in four categories, the middle third in 14 categories and in the bottom third in eight.


The categories at the bottom include: third-graders 

who read grade level; seventh-graders who meet or exceed state standards in

math ; children who are in a healthy weight zone ; and children in the child welfare system who have stability in their placement.


The four categories the county scored in the top third are: high school science classes taught by a "highly qualified teacher" ; eligible students who eat free or reduced-price breakfasts ; asthmatic children who have been given an asthma management program and children in the child welfare system who have visited a dentist in the last year .


Read the report online at www.childrennow.org




 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Despite a national recall and meningitis scare there have been no reported cases in Mendocino County, according to Heather Van Housen, patient care executive at Ukiah Valley Medical Center.


UVMC was one of the locations that received a lot shipment of steroids that has been voluntarily recalled from the manufacturerThe drug is called methylprednisolone acetate, and was used as a pain medication for certain patients of Dr. Michael Young, the UVMC pain specialist. The drug is often used to treat pain and swelling associated with arthritis or other joint diseases.


The letter sent to patients of Dr. Young advises them to call him if they have questions, but more importantly to head to the emergency room if they have symptoms.



 

October is deer mating season – which means deer are on the move and less cautious about darting out into the road. 


The CHP advises that drivers should be extra vigilant and follow these tips: 
·        Be particularly attentive between sunset and midnight, the hours shortly before and after sunrise, and in foggy conditions. Most deer-vehicle collisions occur during these times. 
·        Drive carefully in areas known to have high deer populations. Places where roads divide agricultural fields or streams from forestland are particularly dangerous. 
·        If you see a deer, slow down. Others are probably nearby. 
·        Use high-beam headlights when there is no oncoming traffic. The high beams reflect their eyes.



 

In recognition of National Fire Prevention Week CAL FIRE Mendocino  is opening its fire stations to the public this Saturday October 13, 2012 from 10am – 2pm.  The public is invited to visit  any of our stations within the county and have a tour of the station and see how our firefighters live and work while on duty.  


 

CAL FIRE Woodlands Fire Station and Mendocino Volunteer Fire Department will be co-hosting their “Open House” at Mendocino Fire Station located at 44700 Little Lake Road, Mendocino.  




 

 

 

Takes on the World; Wednesday @ 9:00 AM

A new poll by the bipartisan Council on Global Affairs tracking opinions of Americans on US foreign policy  has produced some surprising results which may have an impact on the presidential elections. Today,  Jeff Blankfort will discuss the findings of the survey and their implications  with its project director, Dina Smeltz. 

 

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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