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This category describes blogs such as the General Manager's Blog that discusses what is going on with the station itself, rather than any particular program or content.

Regarding the Current Audio Problem

Posted by John Coate
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on Tuesday, 27 January 2015
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As we have had to report many times over the years, KZYX/KZYX has chronic problems with its set of STL radios.  These Radios send the signal...
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We Know the Signal is More Scratchy Sounding

Posted by John Coate
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on Wednesday, 14 January 2015
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We suspect that the problem is with the backup STL units we put into service when the regular ones had so many dropouts.  But what we have t...
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Those Dropouts You Heard Are Fixed - STL Backups Are In Place

Posted by John Coate
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on Monday, 12 January 2015
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STL (Studio Transmitter Link) radios send the signal from Philo up to the main transmitter up on Cold Springs peak.  We tend to have fairly ...
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What does "Profitable" Mean For Us and Why Does It Matter?

Posted by John Coate
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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Monday, 29 December 2014
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I think everyone knows that we have climbed our way out of a great deal of long-term debt over the past several years.  It was once more tha...
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Alasdair Fraser and Natalie Haas in Concert Friday, November 14

Posted by Oak and Thorn
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Oak and Thorn airs from 9 am to 11 am on Saturdays and is hosted by Colleen Bassett or Tim Bray.
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on Tuesday, 14 October 2014
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The hall will open at 6:3o.  KZYX will have a bar featuring home-brewed beer, courtesy of the Foggy Coast Brewers, local cider, and wines.  ...
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Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac October 4th at Crown Hall, Mendocino

Posted by Oak and Thorn
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Oak and Thorn airs from 9 am to 11 am on Saturdays and is hosted by Colleen Bassett or Tim Bray.
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on Tuesday, 09 September 2014
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Oak & Thorn presents: Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond and fiddler Wendy MacIsaac, performing the distinctive traditional music of Cape Breton...
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Molly's Revenge Concert August 22nd at Caspar Community Center

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Oak and Thorn airs from 9 am to 11 am on Saturdays and is hosted by Colleen Bassett or Tim Bray.
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on Thursday, 31 July 2014
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The FY2015 MCPB Budget as Passed + GM Report

Posted by John Coate
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on Tuesday, 08 July 2014
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Follow the links to my GM Report for the July 7, 2014 MCPB Board Meeting and a second link to the FY2015 Budget as passed at that same meeti...
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Signal Problems on 91.5

Posted by John Coate
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on Wednesday, 14 May 2014
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We now believe that the problem lies in the signal that is sent from the Cold Springs tower over to the Laughlin tower.  The strength of tha...
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Aquarelle Awesome!

Posted by John Coate
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on Thursday, 15 May 2014
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This pledge drive we were treated to three straight fabulous dinners from Aquarelle Cafe and Wine Bar in Boonville.  Super food from super p...
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The Latest GM Report is Now Posted

Posted by John Coate
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on Tuesday, 06 May 2014
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Presented at last night's May 5 annual meeting, the report is located as always under About -> Station Business -> General Manager's Reports...
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We are aware that 91.5 still has a problem

Posted by John Coate
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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Thursday, 01 May 2014
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It could be interference - there are many frequencies on that Laughlin tower, and our engineer suggested this - or it could well be our own ...
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Why the Signal Went Down for 2 Days - the Tech Explanation

Posted by John Coate
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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Saturday, 05 April 2014
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What you hear on your radio is sent to our transmitters via a special separate radio signal called an "STL" (which stands for Studio Transmi...
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The Origins of Online Community Video

Posted by John Coate
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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Saturday, 08 March 2014
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In 2013, I went to both London and Sydney to give a talk centered around my career before I ever moved to Mendocino County.  It is called "T...
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The Status of our FCC License

Posted by John Coate
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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Friday, 17 January 2014
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First: the KZYZ (91.5) license has already been renewed. According to our FCC specialist attorneys in Washington DC, the KZYX license is un...
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Why 91.5 Went Down Last Saturday

Posted by John Coate
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on Thursday, 16 January 2014
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Sometime early Saturday morning KZYZ, 91.5, suddenly went off the air.  The problem was large: one of the critical components of the transmi...
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What Happened with the End of Radio Lab on Saturday at 6:53

Posted by John Coate
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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Tuesday, 24 December 2013
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If you were listening the Radio Lab from 6-7 on Saturday, unfortunately you were unable to hear the end of the story about the WWI Christmas...
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Introducing Our New Events Calendar

Posted by John Coate
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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Thursday, 05 December 2013
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If you look up above on the menu you will see that we have changed the "PSA" category to "Events."  If you select the one choice ("Events Ca...
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KZYX Financial Update: We Are In The Black.

Posted by John Coate
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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Wednesday, 20 November 2013
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We have received our fall grants from the CPB and we have banked most of the fall pledge drive.  Our line of credit was fully paid off befor...
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A Day in the Life #2.1

Posted by John Coate
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I am the General Manager of KZYX and the Executive Director of Mendocino County Public Broadcasting. You can ...
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on Friday, 01 November 2013
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5 PM: Got up to Bald Hill and discovered that the power had been out up there for hours.  Comcast and AT&T have backup generators up there, ...
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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