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Independent Media Must Stay Strong!


Local public stations like KZYX are unique because our daily programming is tailored to the communities we serve. We have the means to build bridges between those communities no matter how far apart they may be.

                  KZYX exists because of you. In these uncertain times, our mission to keep our listeners informed, entertained, and connected is more critical than ever. As the year draws to a close, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the station you rely on for updates of all kinds – local, regional, national, and international.

                  This December, we’re trying something new to complement our traditional year-end outreach. KZYX is taking part in a nationwide fundraising effort, sponsored by the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, a network of small stations like ours, dedicated to supporting each other’s efforts to keep independent media strong. Called “GiveBig to MyStation”, the campaign is a 48-hour event for local public stations across the nation on December 29th and 30th. Your donation comes directly to KZYX, but by adding your voice to this effort, you are encouraging the work of community stations like ours all over the country. You can learn more about it by visiting the GiveBig to MyStation website.

                  Whether you send in your donation today, in the enclosed envelope, or or donate through the GiveBig to MyStation campaign, your contribution is critical to the survival of a rare and precious resource - independent media - right here in Mendocino County. Thanks for doing what you can!

The Sonic Blender hits Nashville

Posted by Katharine Cole
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Katharine Cole, DJ for the Sonic Blender, is a pioneer in the Bay Area Americana music scene. She holds a degr...
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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.

Community Advisory Board to Meet in Ukiah

 The KZYX Community Advisory Board will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, December 7th at the Ukiah Library, 105 No Main St, from 6 – 8 pm.

The CAB is composed of independent station members who are neither station staff nor Board members. Its purpose is to provide feedback to the station's Board of Directors, review the station's programming goals, make non-binding recommendations, and to advise the Board of Directors on how the station can best serve the communities of our area. Meetings of the Community Advisory Board are open to the public, and time is allotted for public comment.

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:

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

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