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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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Tuesday morning news, November 20th

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Thanksgiving is a maximum enforcement period for the CHP beginning Wednesday, at 6 p.m. and running through Sunday, Nov. 25, midnight. 

“Motorists are less likely to encounter one of our officers by simply wearing their seat belt,” said CHP Commissioner Joe Farrow. “Seat belts are your best line of defense in a collision.”

Last year, 32 people lost their lives on California’s roadways due to a collision, a 52 percent increase from Thanksgiving 2010.  

Additionally, two-thirds of the people killed in collisions were not wearing a seat belt.

The CHP would also like to remind motorists to avoid distracted driving, travel at a speed that is safe for conditions and also designate a non-drinking driver for the safety of everyone on the road.  

Last year during the Thanksgiving holiday, the CHP made 1,475 arrests for driving under the influence.  



 

 

 

Passage of Prop 36 softening the state's three-strikes law has touched off a flurry of legal activity from local defense lawyers seeking reduced punishments for criminals serving life.

Proposition 36 requires 25-to-life offenses be violent or serious rather than just any felony. The change opens the door for repeat violators previously locked away for relatively minor third offenses to petition local courts for re-sentencing.

According to a preliminary state prison estimate, seven people are eligible for re-sentencing in Sonoma County, one in Mendocino County and five in Lake County.

Statewide, as many as 3,000 criminals could be eligible for reduced sentences.

In Mendocino County, Jason Frick, 38 of McKinleyville is the only inmate eligible for a new sentence.

Frick received 25 to life last year in connection with a standoff with Mendocino SWAT officers in which he pleaded guilty to possession of pipe bombs and being a felon with a weapon.

While he has a right to seek a reduction, prosecutors believe his sentence was fully litigated and don't expect a change in the end result, Mike Geniella, a DA spokesperson,said.




 

 

The Mendocino Supervisors last week postponed deciding to restructure its retirement system, after county CEO Carmel Angelo urged them to take more time.


The board meets again Dec. 11, and will consider a new retirement benefit level for employees hired after Jan. 1, 2013 .


The new tier will be effective in January under the Public Employees Pension Reform Act (PEPRA), which becomes effective then. 


The new-employee tier -- to be added as an additional level to each of the county's three existing benefit levels -- will mean that the county and any new employee will each contribute half of the amount of the benefit. That same 50-50 cost sharing would also go into effect for existing employees in 2018


Currently, employees contribute 45 percent of the benefit, while the county contributes 55 percent.


The county will need to negotiate with the eight bargaining units that represents county employees to start getting the savings before 2018.


A union suggestion to adopt the new tier with a Cost-of-Living Adjustment provision built in is seen as a sticking point, according to Angelo.


 

 

 

 

 

Lake County Public Health officials are overseeing a first-of-its-kind survey to know how prepared local residents are for potential disasters.

Later this month the Community Assessment for Public Health Emergency Response – or CASPER – survey will take place in neighborhoods around Lake County.

Lake County is the first area in California to use the CASPER survey.

The Centers for Disease Control’s Division of Environmental Hazards  developed CASPER to enable government at all levels to rapidly assess a community’s health needs after a disaster, as well as to measure household preparedness for disasters or emergencies.



 

Mind Body Health & Politics; Tuesday @ 9:00 AM

Dr. Richard Miller interviews Dr Bruce Lipton on his latest book:  The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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