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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 Sonic Blender hits Nashville

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Hello from the helm of The Sonic Blender! I've just returned from my annual pilgrimage to Nashville for the Amerianafest and I've gathered a lot of good music, stories, and audio directly from the conference. I'll be including that in my next show which will be TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1st so put that in your calendar and smoke it. The high point for me was seeing the interview with Rosanne Cash and being able to speak with her personally that morning about her upcoming release. She performed at the 3rd & Lindsley and I was also privileged to see the premier performance of the album from end to end. Also ran into Delbert McClinton who is celebrating the release of an album with Guy Clark (you've heard it on my show already!). The success of this Americana Festival has been that now many people are just buying conference badges to get into all the great live shows, so the industry segment is shrinking a bit. Also a bit of a bummer (sorry my lawyer friends) but there was a law school using the panels during the day as an entertainment law seminar and man, did that get boring when going to see a panel about live shows and getting an essay on insurance contracts and torts - ugh! Let's hope for more separation next year.


Best panel was held by Tamara Saviano and Rod Picott covering the real-life work of independent musicians. What a lot of great information and you can check our her book on the subject "From Art to Commerce" if you're interested in the challenges of the independent songwriter.


I did have a few achievements of my own - I got my ribs at Rippy's (across from the ever-entertaining Taylor Swift concert goers and tour vans blocking Broadway side streets), got my catfish to Puckett's as well and was treated to three sad songwriters who were trying to perform over the din of the dinners.


Well, here's to the first day of Fall - and I hope you will tune into my next show in October, y'all!


Katharine Cole, The Sonic Blender

Katharine Cole, DJ for the Sonic Blender, is a pioneer in the Bay Area Americana music scene. She holds a degree in Music from UCLA, is a member of BMI, Nashville Association of Songwriters, and NARAS/Grammy. She has been a career musician and music critic, for over 25 years.

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