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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 Tuesday AM 5.28.13

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The sheriffs of Sonoma and Mendocino counties joined law enforcement from across the state to tell Gov. Jerry Brown about the impact of the diversion of state prisoners to county supervision.

From dental floss added to the commissary, metal doors replacing wooden ones and an increase in violence, the impacts have been wide-ranging, North Coast jail officials said.

The average daily population at the Mendocino County Jail jumped from about 195 inmates prior to October 2011 to about 275 inmates today, Sheriff Allman said.

Jails were once places where inmates stayed for a year or less.

Now, the longest terms currently being served are 15 years for a woman at the Sonoma County jail and 14 years for a man in Mendocino County.

“That was beyond what anyone had thought about,” Mendocino County Sheriff Tom Allman said. “No one would have thought it would have come to this.”



 

 

 

 

The Willits City Council heard more than three hours of testimony by local citizens objecting to the way the city was dealing with ongoing violations of the city's highway agreement with CalTrans. City Manager Adrienne Moore sent a letter on April 26 to the contractor advising him that the city wished resolution of this issue within 90 days. 

The issue was placed on the agenda by Councilwoman Madge Strong and in the end her motion to change the timeframe for negotiations died due to lack of a second. Strong focused on bypass contractors using city streets to deliver materials even though no agreement to allow this has been reached with the city council.


Strong and several others expressed concern about whether CalTrans was actually going to complete the scheduled  Sherwood Road interchange . But CalTrans spokesman Phil Frisbie said "Caltrans is fully committed to improving the intersection. "


On the issue of why the contractor is not installing a haul road and is instead using city streets Frisbie replied:  the contractor believes using city streets to deliver materials will be much more efficient, and could shorten the construction time by as much as a full year.."



 

 

 

 

 

 

The Willits Police Department and the Book Juggler owners have partnered with the National Shooting Sports Foundation to distribute free gun locks to the Willits community.

Gun owners, 18 years of age and older, may come to the Willits Police Department and request a gun lock and information packet. Each safety kit has a cable style lock designed to fit outside the trigger guard and helpful instructions and other gun storage tips.



 

 

 

 

KZYX has just learned that Al Jazeera has cancelled all radio affiliations in the USA, with their afternoon program - the one we run at 6:30 PM - going away May 31.  Their morning programs will end by August 1.   Stay tuned.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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