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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, May 1st

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The annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels along the Mendocino Coast is now in effect because testing has detected elevated levels of domoic acid and high numbers of the algae that produce this toxin.

“The quarantine is in place to protect the public against poisoning that can lead to severe illness, including coma and death,” said Department of Public Health Director Dr. Ron Chapman. “It is critical that the public honor this quarantine, as toxins found in mussels have no known antidotes. These toxins are not reliably destroyed by cooking.”

This quarantine, which typically starts on May 1, protects the public from paralytic shellfish poisoning (PSP) and domoic acid poisoning (DAP).

PSP affects the central nervous system, and in severe cases, complete paralysis and death can occur.

For information, call the Biotoxin Information Line (1-800-553-4133).



 

 

 

 

The boards of Fort Bragg Credit Union and Mendo Lake Credit Union met jointly on April 25 and approved a resolution initiating the regulatory process to merge the two credit unions.  

The resolution is now subject to state and federal regulatory approval. Upon approval, members will be given an opportunity to vote on the merger agreement, with a full disclosure of merger details provided to members prior to the vote.

Assuming that regulatory and member approval are obtained, the combined organization would be over $170 million in total assets and serve more than 24,000 members.  

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

MLCU will assume all of FBCU’s assets and liabilities, and the continuing credit union will bear the MLCU name.  

Due to larger office size, the continuing Fort Bragg location will be  at the FBCU office on Franklin Street which will offer all current employees of both credit unions opportunities to stay.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Ukiah City Council has approved Police Chief Chris Dewey's plan to add two officers and two new positions to his department.

Dewey explained that while his officers are focused on reducing and solving crimes against people such as assaults, rapes and homicides, other important "quality of life" issues such as traffic and code enforcement are not being addressed.

Dewey said he has 23 sworn officers, but two are now out with "significant injuries," and three are actively looking for other jobs.

his officers are not only overworked, but they are encountering an increasing amount of violence in their jobs, as last year "there were eight significant attacks on our officers, all from transients or mental health patients."

the large population of transients that call Ukiah their temporary home,  is a deep concern to any business or property owner on Airport Park Boulevard," he said, referring to the violence, panhandling, outdoor defecating and urinating and other issues that tend to increase along with the population of transients.

To help pay for two more officers,Dewey said he would receive $125,000 in funding from the Community Corrections Committee.

The fourth position Dewey wants to add is a CSO position that will deal with code enforcement, which his department does not have the time and staffing to address.



 

 

 

 

Spring cleaning at Mendocino College includes a large surplus sale this Friday, May 3 from 9:00-5:00 at the Red Barn on the Ukiah Campus.

This year’s sale will include desks, chairs, old computers, file cabinets, compressors and lots of other miscellaneous items.

Also, stop by the annual Plant Sale just 100 yards East of the Barn.

For more information, call 468-3076.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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