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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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Wednesday Morning News for 5.15.13

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 Mendocino Superior Court Judge Jeanine Nadel has ruled that MCTV must give back the Fort Bragg Footlighters building and pay the theater company $36,315., an amount Elizabeth Swanson, director of MCTV ,said will bankrupt them.

MCTV operates cable access channels 3 and 65, archiving and covering live all city and county 

meetings for those on the coast who cannot attend as well as other public affairs TV.

The two nonprofits have been battling in court since 2009 over a decision made in 2006 to give the big white building at 248 E. Laurel St. away. According to the Judge, then-Footlighters board president Bud Farley acted illegally in transferring the building to the local public access TV station in 2007. MCTV spent $100,000 renovating the building.


MCTV Director Elizabeth Swenson said "The Board is still in shock," and has no immediate plans except to hold a special board meeting this at the building at 6 pm Thursday night. 

The meeting is open to the public but she asks that you call ahead to 813-7046 so they can arrange for a crowd before the meeting starts.

Part 2 of this report will air Thursday night.





OCCUPY Mendocino and Occupy Ukiah will be presenting over 400 petition signatures to Mendocino County Treasurer Susan Ranochak at Board of Supervisors meeting today Tues. 14 May at 10 a.m..


The petition alleges that there have been suspicious foreclosures in Mendocino County CA, and that an Affidavit of Authority be sent to the foreclosing entity. 

They claim that (unnamed) Banks are not in compliance with the Homeowners Bill of Rights enacted in Jan 2013 and that there is evidence of foreclosure fraud and Mendocino County is losing money from property taxes as a result.


















During a visit to the former Georgia Pacific mill site and future Noyo Center for Science and Education, the Fort Bragg City Council chose the locations for two prominent buildings.

G-P offered to sell the "chalet" to the City for $1, on the condition that it be moved from its current location by August. The chalet will be moved to City property south of the wastewater treatment plant and the whale skeleton building will be built at a location originally proposed in a conceptual site plan

Despite not being used for over a decade, the building is in excellent condition.

The group then toured the mill's former packing shed, which, at 5,000 square feet, is slightly larger than what will be needed to house the 73-foot blue whale skeleton .
















Northwest California has moved into a moderate drought designation, according to the National Weather ServiceThe weather service recently placed all of Northwest California under a “D1 Drought-Moderate” designation on the U.S. drought monitorup from the February“D0-Abnormally Dry” ranking.

”What caused it was well below normal precipitation from January through early May,” hydrologist Reginald Kennedy said.

From Jan. 1 through May 10, rainfall in Humboldt and Mendocino counties ranged from 25 to 50 percent of normal

As a result, the range lands and pastures are drying sooner, and rivers are running below normal for this time of year.The dry weather is caused by a strong ridge of high pressure in the Eastern Pacific forcing weather systems that come in across the Pacific Ocean farther north.







Ocean Protection Coalition's (OPC) Thursday, May 16th meeting has been changed to Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 P.M. at the Public Library's meeting room in Fort Bragg.

Tonight at 7 pm on MENDO MATTERS , we will be talking with Supervisor Dan Hamburg about his view of the important issues for his district and the county, then we'll be joined by CJ Holmes of Homeowners for Justice and Ellen Rosser to discuss their efforts to set up a county bank, the advantages and disadvantages.

As always, your phone calls, questions and opinions to the Willits studio at 456-9991. 

That's at  7 pm, only on KZYX












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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:


John Azarro

John Sakowicz

Charlie Hochberg

Richard Louis Miller

Jeff Wright


Stuart Campbell

Robert Vaughan

Johanna Wildoak


Jonathon Middlebrook


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