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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's Morning News for April 16th

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Due to worsening conditions at a north Lakeport subdivision, where several homes have been red-tagged due to a saturated hillside, the Lake Board of Supervisors will consider declaring a local emergency when it meets this week.

The meeting will take place beginning at 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 16, at the Lake County Courthouse in Lakeport. 

A large area of sinking ground has developed off one of the roads that runs through the cluster of 29 homes on a hilltop leading to a potential landslide.

A report suggested that it may be due to a leaking irrigation pipe, but Special Districts Administrator Mark Dellinger told Lake County News that a final determination still hasn’t been made.

So far the Board of Supervisors has approved more than $55,000 for the investigation and the proposed borings to get water out of the hillside.

There also is the need to destroy the red-tagged homes to take weight off of the hillside, but the county wants to give the property owners the first chance to do that, as county-hired contractors would be more expensive.


 

 

A bill introduced in Congress Friday would fix the conflict between the federal government and state laws over medical or recreational marijuana use. 

Introduced by arch conservative Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher, the bill, which has three Republican and three Democratic sponsors, would ensure that state laws on pot are respected by the feds.

The measure would amend the Controlled Substances Act to make clear that individuals and businesses, including marijuana dispensaries, who comply with state marijuana laws are immune from federal prosecution.

"This bipartisan bill represents a common-sense approach that establishes federal government respect for all states' marijuana laws," Rohrabacher said. "It does so by keeping the federal government out of the business of criminalizing marijuana activities in states that don't want it to be criminal."

Eighteen states and the District of Columbia have medical marijuana laws, and two states, Washington and Colorado, last fall became the first to pass laws legalizing, taxing and regulating marijuana.


 

 

 

 

 

 

The Beckley Foundation is co-hosting Psychedelic Science 2013 with the Heffter Research Institute, the Council on Spiritual Practices, and the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). Over 100 of the world's leading researchers will gather from April 18-23 at the Oakland Marriot City Center to present recent findings on the benefits and risks of LSD, psilocybin, MDMA, marijuana, and more. 

Amanda Feilding, founder of the The Beckley Foundation, and Imperial College, London, in 2009 began a joint-study of the effects of  psilocybin on in cerebral blood supply and brain activity. They found that the introduction of psilocybin led to decreased activity in the parts of the brain that are overactive in people suffering from depression. 

Their findings were published in the British Journal of Psychiatry. As a result , the UK's Medical Research Council awarded a substantial grant for the use of psilocybin with depressed patients in a clinical trial.  


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Earth Day celebrate the environment by heading to the first ever CSA Open House, Saturday, April 20, 2013 from 11:00am – 5:00pm at the Real Goods Solar Living Center in Hopland. 

The Open House will be a gathering of Mendocino County Community-Supported Agriculture farms and ranches at one location. CSA is a farm model based on a direct relationship between the producer and consumers. 

At this year’s CSA Open House, information will be available on different farm share options for fresh vegetables, fruits, eggs, meats, grain, and more. Farms and ranches attending CSA's Open House include Anderson Valley, Covelo Organic, Live Power Community Farm, Lovin’ Mama Farm, Mendocino Grain Project, Mendocino Organics, Owen Family Farm, and Round Valley Raised Meats.

 

 

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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