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Mary Aigner's Departure

Mary Aigner, Program Director for KZYX&Z, recently announced that she has decided it is time, after 22 years, to hand over the reins. She has some interesting opportunities that she wishes to explore, though she will continue to be involved with the radio station, including hosting her "Dead Air" program. As she told the volunteer programmers and her friends:

"It's been a great pleasure and an honor to work here, and I can't think of a more interesting or gratifying place to work. I'm constantly amazed by your talent, passion, and commitment to the cause of creating the best community radio we can, in service of the people of Mendocino County." 

We wish Mary great success in her future endeavors. We will miss her.

For the full press release, please follow this link: Aigner Press Release.

Community Advisory Board Meeting

The Community Advisory Board (CAB) has scheduled its annual public meeting for Friday, December 4, 2015 at 6PM. It will be held at Anderson Valley High School in Boonville in the Career Center Room.The public is invited to attend this meeting and there will be time for public comment. You can find out more about the CAB here: link.

The Great Irrigation Debate (Not exactly) - Robert Kourik and John Kempf - July 21, 2014

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Robert Kourik is edible landscaper and author of books on Drip Irrigation, Roots Demystified, and Designing and Maintaining Your Edible Landscape Naturally. 

John Kempf is founder and CEO of Advancing Eco Agriculture which provides education on what makes plants reach their full potential, and provides plant nutrients.

The show turned out less a debate and more an in-depth discussion of making soil that supports plant immunity from pests and disease, for which water is a key essential element.  It was agreed that fairly frequent (daily) irrigation makes sense, though for trees John Kempf thought less often made sense.  I would say consider frequent watering when the tree is growing feeder roots: the several weeks after petal fall and again after buds are set for next year (in CA, late April-Late May and August) and less often in other times.  One of the more novel (to the hosts) ideas was that of the 4-level plant health pyramid


of plant health and where various diseases and insect pests cannot get beyond.  The first level, complex carbohydrates, will resist soil-borne pathogens like verticillium wilt, phytopthera to some extent.  Aphid and whitefly and a number of soft-bodied pests (at the infestation level) indicate lack of proteins (second level not reached) that can be corrected with things like soft rock phosphate, oystershell lime, gypsum; and for trace minerals, Azomite, kelp meal, or greensand (or in some cases specific trace minerals if indicated by a soil test).  Beetles are harder to repel and require not just lipids (level 3) where air-borne pathogens are stopped (mildews) but also Plant Secondary Metabolites (like essential oils).  To acheive level 3 and level 4, the soil biology is key. 

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.

KZYX Is Seeking a New Executive Director/General Manager

KZYX&Z Community Public Radio in Philo, CA, is seeking a creative professional with non-profit experience to become Executive Director & General Manager of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting.

Link to Job Posting

Link to Position Description

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