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Our bookkeeper is leaving us at the end of the month of July! We need a new part-time bookkeeper! Approximately 20-25 hours per week. Are you interested? Do you know anyone that is interested? The job description is posted below. Please tell anyone you know that might be interested in this part time job. Send letter of interest and resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We are also opening some other jobs in July. We will have a PT Program Director job. If someone is interested in FT, we will consider. But currently we have split the job into different positions for the Music Director and the Program Director parts of the job. We have initiated a team approach to our programming decisions. (And no, this does not preclude the need for a Program Advisory Council, as prescribed in our bylaws).

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The Key to Understanding the Disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 -- Freescale Semiconductor (Update, Including Curiously Backdated Press Release)

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This post is dedicated to the memory of Michael C. Ruppert, author, former Los Angeles narcotics detective, investigative journalist, political activist, peak oil awareness advocate, and self-styled "conspiracy realist". The world lost a warrior for truth on April 13 in Calistoga, CA. Mike died of a single self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head after taping his final broadcast of "The Lifeboat Hour".

Not to die, but to live again. Go straight toward the light, Mike.


With the disappearance of Malaysian Airlines Flight 370, British multi-billionaire, Jacob Rothschild, net worth $6 billion, becomes an owner of an important semiconductor patent along with former President Bill Clinton.. 

Well, truth is stranger than fiction. Follow this story, if you can. It's the story of the perfect marriage between money and power.


Freescale was one of the first semiconductor companies in the world, having started as a division of Motorola in Phoenix, Arizona in 1948 and then becoming autonomous by the divestiture of the Semiconductor Products Sector of Motorola in 2004.

In 1955, a Motorola transistor for car radios was the world’s first commercial high-power transistor. It was also Motorola’s first mass-produced semiconductor device. 

In the 1960s, one of the U. S. space program's goals was to land a man on the moon and return him safely to Earth. A division of Motorola, which became Freescale Semiconductor, supplied thousands of semiconductor devices, ground-based tracking and checkout equipment, and 12 on-board tracking and communications units. 

In the 1990s, Motorola’s technology was the driving force behind intelligent power switches for anti-lock brake systems, one of the first microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) inertial sensor for automotive airbags, and Motorola’s MPC5200 microprocessor deployed telematic systems for General Motors’ OnStar systems.

On September 15, 2006, Freescale agreed to a $17.6 billion buyout by a consortium led by Blackstone Group and its co-investors, Carlyle Group, TPG Capital, and Permira.

In 2011, the company launched the industry’s first multimode wireless base station processor family that scales from small to large cells – integrating DSP and communications processor technologies to realize a true "base station-on-chip". In addition, a recent ABI Research market study report states that Freescale owns 60% share of the radio frequency (RF) semiconductor device market.

Also in 2011, Freescale announced the company's first magnetometer for location tracking in smart mobile devices. On 26 February 2013, Freescale Semiconductor announced the creation of the world’s smallest (by size) ARM-powered chip.

One application that Freescale says the chips could be used for is swallowable computers. Freescale already works with a variety of health and wellness customers. Both the Fitbit and OmniPod insulin pump use Freescale chips. 

The new chip was on display at 'Embedded World' in Nuernberg, Germany, from February 26–28, 2013.

The Kinetis KL-03 chip-scale package (CSP) MCU is the next world's smallest ARM Powered MCU. It is designed to support the latest innovation in smartest, smallest devices.

Simply stated, the KL-03 enables nano technology.
The KL-03 shrinks the world's smallest ARM-based MCU by an additional 15 percent.
This is astonishing.
There is no end to super-small chip applications in the defense, intelligence, and national security industries, also healthcare, and consumer and industrial applications.
Available in the ultra-small 1.6 x 2.0 mm² wafer-level CSP, the Kinetis KL-03 CSP (MKL03Z32CAF4R) reduces even more board space while integrating even more rich MCU features than previously seen in the market.
The Kinetis KL-03 CSP MCU consumes 35 percent less PCB area, yet delivers 60 percent more GPIO than the nearest competing MCU.
The Kinetis KL-03 family of chips joins the Freescale Kinetis mini MCU portfolio, allowing designers to dramatically reduce their board size without compromising the performance, feature integration and power consumption of their end products.
The KL-03 is so small that your handlers could miniaturize a GPS device and ask you to swallow it. Or for a permanently tracking application, your handlers could have the KL-03 GPS device subcutaneously inserted under your skin or injected into you. Then a spy satellite could track you for the rest of your life.
How about that for a New World Order scenario?
Big Brother could keep track of you from cradle to grave.

Scarier still, all your finances could also be on the same chip. And your medical history.

Big Brother could cut off your finances. Or deny you health care.

There could even be reconnaissance drones the size of a horsefly that could fly around and keep everything and everybody under surveillance.

Or killer drones the size of a horsefly that could terminate you with a miniscule 10 milligram dose of VX nerve agent.

KL-03 chips make this science fiction nightmare a distinct possibility.
Scared yet?


At the time Flight 370 went missing, Freescale was being sued by Marvell Semiconductor for infringing on seven patents held by Marvell. The case is being litigated in the US District Court for the West District of Texas. 

The seven patents are the following:

  • 7,496,818: “Apparatus and method for testing and debugging an integrated circuit”by Azimi et. al.. Includes 14 claims (2 indep.). Was application 11/178,807. Granted 2/24/2009.

  • 7,216,276: “Apparatus and method for testing and debugging an integrated circuit”by Azimi et. al.. Includes 52 claims (9 indep.). Was application 10/375,986. Granted 5/8/2007.

  • 7,562,276: “Apparatus and method for testing and debugging an integrated circuit”by Azimi et. al. Includes 24 claims (6 indep.). Was application 11/800,614. Granted 7/14/2009.

  • 6,903,448: “High performance leadframe in electronic package”by Sutardja et. al.. Includes 90 claims (10 indep.). Was application 10/392,436. Granted 6/7/2005.

  • 7,573,249: “Power array system and method”by Sutardja et. al.. Includes 25 claims (3 indep.). Was application 11/906,084. Granted 8/11/2009.

  • 7,444,571: “Apparatus and method for testing and debugging an integrated circuit”by Azimi et. al. Includes 44 claims (11 indep.). Was application 11/065,584. Granted 10/28/2008.

  • 7,379,718: “Method and apparatus to manage power consumption of a semiconductor device”by Dor et. al.. Includes 20 claims (5 indep.). Was application 11/014,805. Granted 5/27/2008.

Freescale turned around and countersued Marvell, also in the Federal District Court of West Texas.

The five patents in that second case include the following:

  • 5,825,640: “Charge pump circuit and method” by Quigley et. al. and assigned to Motorola, Inc.. Prosecuted by Atkins; Robert D.. Includes 23 claims (4 indep.). Was application 08/885,970. Filed 6/30/1997. Granted 10/20/1998.

  • 5,943,274: “Method and apparatus for amplifying a signal to produce a latched digital signal”by Roth et. al. and assigned to Motorola, Inc.. Prosecuted by Hill; Susan C.. Includes 24 claims (4 indep.). Was application 09/016,914. Filed 2/2/1998 & Granted 8/24/1999.

  • 6,920,316: “High performance integrated circuit regulator with substrate transient suppression”by Connell et. al. and assigned to Freescale Semiconductor, Inc. Includes 36 claims (6 indep.). Was application 09/946,010. Filed 9/4/2001. Granted 7/19/2005.

  • 7,927,927: “Semiconductor package and method therefor”by Quan et. al. and assigned to Freescale Semiconductor, Inc... Includes 15 claims (3 indep.). Was application 09/928,737. Filed 8/13/2001. Granted 4/19/2011.

  • 5,467,455: “Data processing system and method for performing dynamic bus termination”by Gay et. al. and assigned to Motorola, Inc.. Prosecuted by Witek; Keith E.. Includes 29 claims (9 indep.). Was application 08/145,117. Filed 11/3/1993 & Granted 11/14/1995

Taken together, the twelve patents involved in both lawsuits represent some of the most important proprietary technology in the semiconductor industry today.

There's more.

Freescale recently lost a patent infringement lawsuit filed by Tessera Corporation and was forced to pay an undisclosed amount as part of the settlement. The verdict is being appealed.

Freescale is also being sued by Vantage Point Technology, Inc. for patent infringement in Texas Eastern District.

Freescale has also been served by Computer Sciences Corp. This is a breach of contract case and it is being litigated in the Texas Western District under Sam Sparks.


The mystery of Dr. Shane Todd: In June, 2012, did a brilliant U.S. electrical engineer working on a gallium nitride-based semiconductor amplifying device with enormous industrial and strategic potential for a Chinese company, Huawei, commit suicide – or was he murdered because he knew too many Chinese secrets?

Was Dr. Todd murdered because he was becoming increasingly anxious about being asked by the Chinese to compromise American security?

Was he murdered because he had just submitted his resignation and was planning on returning to the U.S. to work for Nuvotronics, an American research company?

A coroner’s inquiry that opened in Singapore in May, 2013, to investigate the many inconsistencies and contradictions in the official coroner's report could have offered a final chance of resolving whether Todd committed suicide or was killed -- but the Singapore corner refused the FBI's offer to lead the investigation.

Also, the Singapore coroner stonewalled the five attorneys from Singapore's three top law firms that were hired by the Todd family.

U.S. Senator Max Baucus, currently the U.S. Ambassador to China, met with the Todd family in 2013. He was also stonewalled by the Singapore coroner. 

Mr Todd, who was 31-years old when he died, had joined the Singapore government-backed Institute for Micro Electronics (IME) eighteen months earlier, and for the final year of his life he worked on an IME project to develop the amplifying device, using gallium nitride (GaN), a heat-resistant material with the potential to make superconductors with many possible uses in the civilian and military fields. 

IME is part of the Singaporean government-run Agency for Science, Technology, and Research ("A Star") and has as one of its key collaborative research partners, Huawei, the Chinese telecom company.
Dr Todd had been trained in the U.S. on proprietary equipment that produces GaN but is restricted for export because of its potential military applications.


Two severe design issues for cellular base stations that might be resolved by using GaN technology for advanced RF power amplifier concepts. NXP's Rik Jos discusses the design flaws and the GaN solution in this link:

One switch for all internet systems...just what is needed to control the flow of all information or shut it down.

Think about it! One switch to turn on or shut down all internet systems!


The patents for the Kinetis  KL-03 Chip Scale MCU Package, were approved by the U.S. Patent Office four days after Flight 370 went missing.

But here's where it gets interesting. Four of the five Patent holders of the KL-03 were Chinese employees of Freescale Semiconductor of Austin TX. And guess what? All four were passengers aboard Flight 370.

The patent ownership is divided as follows: 

Peidong Wang (Suzhou, China) -- 20 percent 
Zhijun Chen (Suzhou, China) -- 20 percent 
Zhihong Cheng ((Suzhou, China) -- 20 percent
Li Ying (Suzhou, China) -- 20 percent
Freescale Semiconductor -- 20 percent

When Flight 370 went missing, the patents had not been approved. Thus, Freescale Semiconductor would get 100 percent if the other patent holders are declared dead. Patent holders cannot pass the patent to their heirs until a patent is approved.

Stated another way, if a patent holder dies, the surviving patent holders equally divide ownership.

If all patent holders with the exception of one surviving patent holder die, as was the case with Flight 370, then the one surviving patent holder gets 100 percent of ownership.

Since the disappearance of Flight 370, the one surviving patent holder is, of course, Freescale Semiconductor.

So, who owns Freescale?

Again, in 2006, Freescale agreed to a $17.6 billion buyout by a consortium led by Blackstone Group and its co-investors, Carlyle Group, TPG Capital, and Permira.

Blackstone owns Freescale. 

And Jacob Rothschild is a member of Blackstone's International Advisory Board and one of Blackstone's biggest investors. And Bill Clinton is the senior advisor to the Carlyle Group.

Jacob Rothschild and Bill Clinton. Ah, the perfect match. The perfect marriage between money and power. A marriage made in heaven.

Another bonus:  With the four Chinese chip design engineers aboard Flight 370 missing and presumed dead, four important witnesses in the lawsuits against against Freescale won't be appearing in court anytime soon. Freescale may end up owning the all-important, enormously valuable, disputed patents free and clear.

The really disturbing thing? A total of 20 Freescale Semiconductor employees were aboard Flight 370. Not just the four Chinese chip design engineers, but a total of 20 Freescale employees were aboard Flight 370.

Twenty fewer employees for Blackstone to worry about. Twenty fewer employees to testify in the numerous lawsuits against Freescale. Twenty fewer employees to be bribed or blackmailed. Twenty fewer employees who were in a position to steal intellectual property or to work for a competitor, like Marvell, Tessera, Vantage Point, or Computer Sciences Corporation.

Twenty fewer people to "manage". Twenty fewer problem children.

Twenty fewer witnesses.

Flight 370 notwithstanding -- or maybe because of Flight 370 -- I bet the whole line of Kinetis KL-03 chips is already in full production and selling like hotcakes.

Does all this sound familiar?

It should. Remember Dr. Shane Todd? The semiconductor industry is ruthless, particularly when national security interests ae involved.


Perhaps partly as a result of our investigation, Freescale Semiconductor now admits that 20 of its employees were passengers on Flight 370 in a press release that was curiously backdated to March 8. See below.

AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 8, 2014-- Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) has confirmed that 20 of its employees were confirmed passengers on Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 en route from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. Twelve are from Malaysia and eight are from China. The entire Freescale Semiconductor community is deeply saddened by this news. The company is continuing to monitor the situation and will provide more information as it becomes available.
“At present, we are solely focused on our employees and their families,” said Gregg Lowe, president and CEO, Freescale. “Our thoughts and prayers are with those affected by this tragic event.”
The company has assembled counselors and other professionals through Freescale’s Employee Assistance Program, with around-the-clock support for those impacted by this tragedy.
About Freescale Semiconductor
Freescale Semiconductor (NYSE:FSL) is a global leader in embedded processing solutions, providing industry leading products that are advancing the automotive, consumer, industrial and networking markets. From microprocessors and microcontrollers to sensors, analog integrated circuits and connectivity – our technologies are the foundation for the innovations that make our world greener, safer, healthier and more connected. Some of our key applications and end-markets include automotive safety, hybrid and all-electric vehicles, next generation wireless infrastructure, smart energy management, portable medical devices, consumer appliances and smart mobile devices. The company is based in Austin, Texas, and has design, research and development, manufacturing and sales operations around the world.
Freescale Semiconductor | Embedded Processing Solutions
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MCPB Board of Directors

Our next board meeting will be held Monday, June 27th at 6pm at Anderson Valley High School. We hope you can join us as we vote to approve the budget for KZYX&Z for the next fiscal year, which starts July 1st, 2016. The address for the high school is 18200 Mountain View Rd in Boonville.

The Finance Committee will have a public meeting on Monday, June 27th at 4pm at KZYX&Z, 9300 Highway 128, between Philo and Boonville (closer to Philo).



Monday, June 27, 2016 @ 6:00 PM

Anderson Valley High School

18200 Mountain View Rd. Boonville


BOARD MEMBERS PRESENT  Please introduce yourself



            Ground Rules:

            Public Comment (3 min each.) after each Action Item. 

            Public Comment on Non Agenda Items (3 min each)

            If interruptions occur more than 3 times by a single person that person will be asked to leave.


            RobertA's Rules for Board Decisions.  Description

            Recent successful fundraisers – Willits house party, Boogie Woogie Event

            Monthly meetings with Fundraising Committee.

            Monthly meetings with Executive Committee

            What we haven't done yet and what we plan to do      


            Mention anything that you have done for the station in the last 2 months

TREASURERS REPORT – Stuart & Lorraine

            Action Item: Budget Report


            Personnel, Fundraising, Ukiah?


            Action Item:      

            Approve Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with CAB



PUBLIC COMMENT (3 min. each)




Here are the minutes from the meeting on June 2nd, 2016

KZYX/Z Mendocino Public Broadcasting

Board of Directors Meeting

May 2, 2016


Call to order – Meg called the meeting to order @ 6:04pm

Roll call: Bob Paige, Benj Thomas, Ed Keller, Meg Courtney, Jenness Hartley, Lorraine Dechter.  Absent: Clay Eubank

Action Items:

1.      Approval of previous board meeting minutes: May not have been approved. Will do this at next meeting.

2.      Approval of line of credit – presented by Lorraine Dechter.   Vote to approve: Benj, Jenness, Ed, Bob.

Treasurer’s report: Lorraine presented, Clay not present.  Meg requested that the reports come earlier so that the board can review them.  Lorraine plans to meet with the board once or twice a month to review in the future.

Thanking Departing Board members:  Mary Massey spoke for John Sakowitz thanking KZYX and looking forward to the future. Meg thanked BobPage  for all of his hard work.  Bob spoke about the new board and the new direction of the station. 

Seating of new board members:  Meg introduced Jonathan Middlebrook, Stuart Campbell, and John Azzaro.  New members made their introductions.

Nomination of executive and other communities: 

President – Stuart Campbell nominated Meg, Jenness seconded. Approved.

Vice President: Meg nominated Jane, John A seconded, approved.

Secretary: Meg nominated Jenness for secretary, John A. seconded, approved.  

Treasurer – Meg nominated Stuart, Ed seconded, approved.   

Audit committee: Meg is planning on asking Clay, Benj and Jonathan M seconded. Approved. 

State of the station:  Lorraine read her report. Station is currently on track for finances.  Fundraising figures reported.  David Steffen has majorly increased underwriting recently.  Biggest expenses were related to Internet services.  Lorraine discussed the need to make sure that the station has access to adequate bandwidth as well as having the station getting more actively involved in lobbying legislators to address this problem.   Sherri Quinn is the new news director.  Lorraine discussed the need to pay for an office in Ukiah (and discussed how she has been letting the news team use an office that she personally pays for).  Lorraine is thinking about hiring a news producer out of Ukiah.  Lorraine introduced the idea of renting a facility in Ukiah that has good signal exposure and is reasonable.  Lorraine also thanked the Community Foundation for their grant. 

CAB report:  Benj presented for the CAB.  Discussed the possibility of the CAB creating a MOU with the board.  Benj summarized the MOU.  Meg suggested putting the MOU on the KZYX website if it is accepted by the board.  Meg and Benj agreed to vote on the MOU at the next meeting. 

Public Comment:

Scott Petersen: voiced concern about tax document 990 not being posted or incomplete. 

Ana: thanked Lorraine for putting on National Native News.

Doug McKenty : Also thanked Lorraine for adding Native American news.  He seconded Scott about the concern about the 990’s and discussed his desire to make KZYX more of a local community station.  He thanked Meg for the audit committee. 

Mitch Clough (SP?):  Discussed matters of grammar and liability and his history with KZYX.  He expressed hopes that new management be committed to transparency. 

Anonymous:  Commented about the power of the CAB and transparency.   Wants the station to pay the on air DJs. 

Mike Grady: Former board member.  Spoke to how hard it is to keep a station running and that the station is sounding much better than before.  He loves national native news too and the news team.   He does not understand why the station is being attacked and plans to support the station for the foreseeable future. 

Sheila Tracy:  Requested minutes from 2 CAB meetings that she feels should have had minutes.  Also asking for the minutes of the hiring committee and feels that she should have been invited to the meeting.  Sheila requested that more left leaning shows be played at peak listening times instead of NPR.  She requested that the news department involve the community more.  She also asks that the GM’s contract be reexamined.

Derek Hoyle: Stated that the 14 years that he has volunteered at KZYX has been a train wreck.  He stated that he does not want Stuart Campbell on the board and is planning to pursue the matter through other avenues.   Mr. Hoyle is interested is recalling Stewart.

Ana: spoke again.  She voiced a desire for diversity of voices on the air.  Ana called for unity. 

Bob Page: Asked for a stop to the ad hominem attacks at the board meeting. 

Mitch: spoke again.  Stated that Mendocino County is a unique county and called for fair and balanced. 

Doug: spoke again, agreed with Ana about diversity for the station.  Doug suggested that discussions be focused on policy. 

Sheila: spoke again – voiced concern about transparency concerning committee discussions. 

Meg announced the next BOD meeting in July that will be in Anderson Valley

and after that Point Arena.

Meg moved to adjourn @ 7:20pm, Benj seconded.

Minutes submitted by Jenness Hartley, Secretary of the Board.


Present: Meg Courtney, Lorraine Dechter, Jane Futcher, Jenness Hartley, Ed Keller, Benj Thomas,
John Sakowicz
Absent: Clay Eubank
—GROUND RULES: Meg appointed Jenness to be the Meeting Facilitator
—THANK YOUS: Meg expressed thanks to Lorraine Dechter, the new GM: Jane Futcher, elections
coordinator and election ballot workers and stampers, including Jenness, Ed, Bob and several
others. Ed Keller was thanked for building a covered area outside where staff can sit.
—FUNDRAISING: Meg mentioned some of the fundraisers coming up, including Amy Goodman in Willits,
April 16; a Willits house party April 23; a Mother’s Day fundraiser with Starchild chocolate; a
Church of the Boogie Woogie party with a Boogie Woogie diva in June. She thanked Catherine Keegan
and Tim Bray for taking on many fundraising events for KZYX and  for requiring board and staff do
very little.

Jane Futcher reported that board election was proceeding and the on-air forum went well. John
Sakowicz welcomed Lorraine and expressed hope that KZYX will collaborate with low-
power channels like KMEC, also using digital platforms and many new technologies that expand the
station’s reach and can be the source of potential revenues.
—Elections Report by Jane not needed because of above check-in
—No Finance Committee report due to Clay’s absence
TO MARY AIGNER BY TOM WOODHOUSE: Tom Woodhouse read an eloquently worded recognition of Mary
Aigner’s 22 years of service as a staff member of KZYX. (See Attached)

Ellen summarized the results of a CAB public meeting in Elk in February. She chose an area that the
station does not always reach out to but was disappointed with the turnout despite the fact that
the meeting was well publicized. About 10 people attended. She said transparency of the board and
station was a big issue and there were requests for:
1. On-air CAB meetings
2. On-air Board meetings
3. On-air discussions with board representatives
4. The board should stop using a closed board list serve and confidential meetings
5. Simple living membership of $25 should be announced on the air
6. Controversy comes from exclusion — Someone said that when the Mendocino School Board adopted a
more open stance their meetings became less contentious and shorter.

Ellen reported many comments about the board’s conduct, including:
—Board should state what its rules are and follow the process
—Board should not let a few people make all the decisions
—Board should make transparency a priority
—Board needs to follow through as new board members replace outgoing members.
—Board should be more responsive.
Several of those attending want access to the membership list with an opt-out clause for folks who
don’t want to be contacted.
Other suggestions:
—Hire a volunteer coordinator
—contact nonmembers through public meetings
—Restore safe harbor
—State what happened with Ukiah studio funds
—Start a program council that had decision-making power
—Pay attention to the South Coast so people in Gualala can tune in.
—Encourage more participation by young people
—Define and follow the process for choosing programmers
—Institute a grievance procedure for former programmers
—Form Ad Hoc committees of members for pursuing specific issues
—Take seriously the decline in membership
—Encourage and support local programmers

BREAKS: During the meeting, possibly during Ellen’s presentation, a reporter covering the meeting
and a candidate for the board interrupted frequently and claimed the board president was not
following clear procedures. The facilitator called short break to establish calm.


Lorraine did not submit a written report. She introduced Jerry Fraley, the interim Operations
Manager, who was not present, and Raoul Van Haul, who introduced himself and his long experience in
broadcasting, particularly in Portland, Oregon. Lorraine announced new Native American programming,
a five-minute syndicated segment for which she has not yet found the perfect time slot. She said
our expenses for the month of January were triple what was budgeted because it was costly covering
the vacant program manager and ops manager positions.

Jeff Wright: Thanked Lorraine for unraveling the “trainwreck she was left with.” Said the
satellites studios are working better and he asked that the “safe harbor” from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. be
restored. He encouraged KZYZ to participate in joint events with KMUD and promote the Seven Rivers
Sheila Dawn Tracy: Said members should be able to communicate with each other; wants safe harbor
restore; would like a written GM report; feels new KZYX newsletter should have gone in the silent
drive letter.

Sarah: Requested results of fundraisers and pledge drives be published on the KZYX Web site and
promoted on the Web site in advance
Fran Koliner: Welcomed Lorraine
Ellen Saxe: Gave out her email address so others can receive summary of CAB meeting
Lyn Dee Johnson: Wants each board member to have a sign with their names so people know who they
are; said this was an “emotional transition” that is hard on listeners, too, as they hear new
voices on the air, etc. She, or someone else, remarked that the FCC investigation of KZXY led to a
decision by the staff to end safe harbor because of concerns the station might lose its license if
the FCC heard bad language on the air.

The meeting ended at 8 p.m.
Respectfully submitted by Jane Futcher, Board VP

Adendum: Mendocino Board of Supervisors’ letter of Commendation to Mary Aigner. Signed by Tom
Woodhouse and Dan Gjerde, delivered at the meeting March 7, 2016

Mary Aigner tirelessly served Mendocino County for 22 years through her work at KZYX. During her
tenure as program director, she exhibited an unflagging dedication to community radio in general
and Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in particular. The station was more than a job to her, it
was a career and a passion, often placed before her own personal life.

Mary exhibited dedication to the listening community by
—Cultivating familiarity with the various communities of the region, and the issues confronting
each of them. She often helped to arrange discussions of those issues on the station’s public
affairs programs and newscasts’’
—Maintaining steadfast awareness, and unwaveringly correct instincts about the preferences of the
public radio listening community, and representing them in any meeting,
conversation, or decision in which she was involved. “How will it benefit the listeners?” was the
perspective she always brought to the table.
—Facing recurring challenges from small segments of the community about programming, remaining
firmly rooted in her convictions and professional expertise about how to serve  the majority of
listeners and how to make KZYX the best possible community station.
—Being willing to engage in conversation with any listener, and personally respond to their
questions and concerns

Mary exhibited dedication to the station by:
—Understanding and being able to operate and manage all the station’s equipment, and keeping
herself abreast of the evolving technology
—Being available 24/7 to handle last-minute changes, trouble-shoot technical difficulties and
support other staff members in their efforts to seek resolution
—Being available to facilitate special programming – coming in on weekends and evenings to update
the station’s automated broadcast system
—Helping produce live remote broadcasts, and fundraising events
—Remaining ever mindful of the regulations which govern public radio stations

Mary exhibited dedication to the station’s volunteer programmers by:
—Training, guiding, and assisting on-air volunteers, whatever their level of skill or experience
—Helping find substitute hosts for absent programmers, often filling in herself on short notice
—Always being available to programmers, even on weekends or when out of town, to instruct,

support, and trouble-shoot unexpected on-air difficulties
—Actively interfacing with record companies, and content providers, to keep the flow of new music
and programming coming to the station
—Alerting programmers to new music or events which might be of interest to their audience
—Facilitating interview opportunities for programmers with performers and public figures
Tom Woodhouse & Dan Gjerde

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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

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