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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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Nov 19 Farm and Garden Show available

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Try this link for the Nov. 19 show in which hosts Jaye Alison Moscariello and Bill Taylor interviewed Rich Giordano of Old Sturbridge Village and All Hill Farm in central Massachusetts, and Nikki Ausschnitt of Petit Teton Farm in Yorkville CA:

http://media.kzyx.org/mp3/farm/Farm%20&%20Garden%2011-19-12.MP3

Towards the end of the show, we mentioned our weed of the month: Mallow (Malva spp).  Mary Aigner sent me a link about it:

http://www.rootsimple.com/2008/02/mallow-malva-parviflora-an-edible-friend/

At Floodgate Farm we are overrun with it in a good way; when the rains come on our mountain they threaten to wash all soluble nutrients away (read the dairy manure and rock powders I paid good money for to build up our nutrient-poor soil). So a fraction of the huge amount of malva growing after the summer veggies are frozen out, we eat and sell at local farmers’ markets (they make great chips dehydrated after coating with olive and coconut oil, curry, a bit of salt or bullwhip kelp or tamari, crushed sunflower seeds and nutritional yeast).

What we don’t eat has bio-accumulated nutrients for subsequent crops. That nasty deep taproot that makes them hard to pull is also what makes them such great bio-accumulators. After heavy rains I will pull some for composting as we can’t possibly use and sell it all, and some leaves are the size of dinner plates!

The book Edible Wild Plants by John Kallas PhD, Gibbs Smith 2010 has great info on using mallow and 14 other wild plants. The first in what hopefully will be a series with chapters detailing each plant from seedling through maturity, and compares it with common look-alikes. This volume has 15 common “weeds” and planned sequels will have others. This is the best wild plant book I own.

 

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To see all available audio archives of the Farm and Garden Show go to our website link shown above.




The Farm and Garden Show airs every Monday from 1 pm to 2 pm.

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