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One Ocean airs on alternate Sundays from 2 pm to 4 pm and is hosted by Lilia Lobo de Albuquerque. One Ocean ...
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Musicians from Brazil, Cuba, Portugal, France, Zimbabwe, Mali, Madagascar, Lebanon, India, Germany, US, Japan, England, and South Africa.  P...
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Humble Pie 9-12-2015 Thought + Playlist

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Humble Pie airs on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am and is hosted by Jimmy Humble. Folk, acoustic and singer-songw...
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  Thought: “Everybody is ignorant, only on different subjects.” Will Rogers  PLAYLIST: 09:01AM-09:04AM (3:20) Chet Atkins, c.g.p. with T...
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Stay Tuned, Alma Latina Sep 12th BRAZIL Special, celebrating Brazil Indepence.

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Alma Latina airs every Saturday from 3 pm to 5 pm and is hosted by Lorena Calvo-Evans or Aline Jalfim.
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Tune in to a great music show saturday Sep 12th. Alma Latina Brazil Special is celebrating Brazil Independence day. Bossa Nova, Samba, Chor...
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Consider This: September 11, 2015 - Ecology, Ethics and the Future of Humanity

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I am a professor of philosophy & religion at Santa Rosa Junior College.
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My guest on this program is philosopher and environmental & human rights activist Adam Riggio. In his book, Ecology, Ethics, and the Future ...
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World Tour Playlist for September 10, 2015

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World Tour airs every alternate Thursday from 2 pm to 4 pm and is hosted by Beth Lang.
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Ali Farka Toure & Toumani Diabate with Fantasy from Ali and Toumani Toumani Diabate with Djelika from Djelika Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba ...
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SURVEY LINK FOR FIBER VANDALISM IMPACT REPORTING

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KZYX & Z General Manager since January 2016. Former News Director at KZYX. Former Station Manager KFPR-Redding...
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The Mendocino Broadband Alliance is asking citizens to respond to a survey about the impacts of the September 3rd, 2015 fiber vandalism inci...
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Holisitic Health Perspectives: Mary Pat & Karin on smoke & upper respiratory health

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Holistic Health Perspective airs on the first and third Tuesdays from 1 pm to 2 pm.
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Here is the archive for our show Tuesday, 9/1 on smoke from our local fires and upper respiratory health in general http://media.kzyx.org/m...
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Humble Pie September 5, 2015 Thought + Playlist

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Humble Pie airs on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am and is hosted by Jimmy Humble. Folk, acoustic and singer-songw...
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  Thought: “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that you cannot sincerely try to help another without helping yourse...
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French Touch September 4 2015 playlist

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French Touch airs on the first Friday of every month from 2 pm to 4 pm and is hosted by Floriane Weyrich. ...
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Jacques Hélian : Le petit train du far west Charles Trénet : Grand maman c'est New York Yves Montand : Les cireurs de souliers de Broadway...
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Forthright Radio 9-2-15 Ted Rall on SNOWDEN;Carol Strickman on Solitary Confinement Agreement

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To see all available audio archives of Forthright Radio go to our website link shown above. Forthright Radi...
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To hear this archived edition of Forthright Radio with Ted Rall and Carol Strickman originally broadcast on 9-2-15, click on this link.Twice...
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Tan Oak Ecology Tonight at 7 PM on the Ecology Hour

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Follow the link above to see archives of The Ecology Hour Ecology Hour airs every Tuesday from 7 pm to 8 pm...
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Join Hannah Bird and Dr. Kim Rodrigues on The Ecology Hour this Tuesday at 7pm. Their guest is Yana Valachovic, UC Cooperative Extension Fo...
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Music Without Borders 08/31/2015

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Music Without Borders airs on alternate Mondays from 10 am to 12 pm and is hosted by Joel Cohen.
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10:03AM-10:06AM (3:58) Ralph Towner “Joyful Departure” composed by Ralph Towner from Ana (1987) on ecm Local 10:10AM-10:20AM (10:52) Quarte...
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HUMBLE PIE August 29, 2015 Thought + Playlist

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Humble Pie airs on Saturdays from 9 am to 11 am and is hosted by Jimmy Humble. Folk, acoustic and singer-songw...
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  Thought: “Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.”...
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Forthright Radio- DRONES&TARGETED KILLIING: LEGAL,MORAL&GEOPOLITICAL ISSUES/MARJORIE COHN & RICHARD FALK

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To listen to this archived edition of Forthright Radio, broadcast on 3-4-15 click on this link. In the first hour, we welcome back Professo...
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Forthright Radio 4-1-15 Laurence Brahm FUSION ECONOMICS: HOW PRAGMATISM IS CHANGING THE WORLD

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To listen to this archive edition of Forthright Radio with Laurnece Brahm originally broadcast on 4-1-15, click on this link. Laurence Brah...
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Forthright Radio:MANSWARM:HOW OVERPOPULATION IS KILLING THE WILD WORLD

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On this archived edition of Forthright Radio, originally broadcast on April 15, 2015, we speak with Laura Carroll and David Paxson about the...
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Forthright Radio - Gillen D'Arcy Wood on TAMBORA: THE ERUPTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

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To listen to this archive edition with Gillen D’Arcy Wood, about his book, TAMBORA: THE ERUPTION THAT CHANGED THE WORLD, originally broadcas...
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Forthright Radio Ben Stewart on DON'T TRUST, DON'T FEAR, DON'T BEG: THE EXTRAORDINARY STORY OF THE ARCTIC 30

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To hear this archive edition of Forthright Radio, originally broadcast on June 17, 2015, click on this link.Ben Stewart, a former Guardian S...
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Forthright Radio - Ben Hedin IN SEARCH OF A MOVMENT: THE STRUGGLE FOR CIVIL RIGHTS THEN & NOW

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To hear this archive edition of Forthright Radio with Ben Hedin, originally broadcast on July 1, 2015, click on this link.Benjamin Hedin has...
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MCPB Board of Directors

Welcome our new board members and thank our outgoing board members at the Annual Meeting of the Mendocino County Public Broadcasting Board of Directors

Point Noyo (previously The Cliff House)

1011 S Main Street 

Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Monday, May 2nd, 2016 6:00 pm

(No Host Bar/Food available for purchase)

New board members John Azzaro (At large); Jonathan Middlebrook (1st District); and Stuart Campbell (Programmer Elect) 

Outgoing board members are Bob Page and John Sakowicz


Here are the minutes from the last meeting, as yet unapproved.


KZYX/MENDOCINO COUNTY PUBLIC BROADCASTING

BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING

MARCH 7, 2016

WILLITS LIBRARY

 

MINUTES

 THE MEETING WAS CALLED TO ORDER AT 6:03 P.M.

ROLL CALL
Present: Meg Courtney, Lorraine Dechter, Jane Futcher, Jenness Hartley, Ed Keller, Benj Thomas, John Sakowicz

Absent: Clay Eubank

 

APPROVAL OF LAST MEETING’S MINUTES: Unanimous

 

MATTERS FROM THE BOARD PRESIDENT: Meg Courtney

—GROUND RULES: Meg appointed Jenness to be the Meeting Facilitator

—THANK YOUS: Meg expressed thanks to Lorraine Dechter, the new GM: Jane Futcher, elections coordinator and election ballot workers and stampers, including Jenness, Ed, Bob and several others. Ed Keller was thanked for building a covered area outside where staff can sit.

—FUNDRAISING: Meg mentioned some of the fundraisers coming up, including Amy Goodman in Willits, April 16; a Willits house party April 23; a Mother’s Day fundraiser with Starchild chocolate; a Church of the Boogie Woogie party with a Boogie Woogie diva in June. She thanked Catherine Keegan and Tim Bray for taking on many fundraising events for KZYX and for requiring board and staff do very little.

 

MATTERS FROM BOARD MEMBERS:

Jane Futcher reported that board election was proceeding and the on-air forum went well.

John Sakowicz welcomed Lorraine and expressed hope that KZYX will collaborate with low-power channels like KMEC, also using digital platforms and many new technologies that expand the station’s reach and can be the source of potential revenues.

 

STANDING COMMITTEE REPORTS

—Elections Report by Jane not needed because of above check-in

—No Finance Committee report due to Clay’s absence

 

PRESENTATION OF MENDOCINO COUNTY BOARD OF SUPERVISORS’ COMMENDATION TO MARY AIGNER BY TOM WOODHOUSE: Tom Woodhouse read an eloquently worded recognition of Mary Aigner’s 22 years of service as a staff member of KZYX. (See Attached)

 

COMMUNITY ADVISORY BOARD REPORT FROM ELLEN SAXE

Ellen summarized the results of a CAB public meeting in Elk in February. She chose an area that the station does not always reach out to but was disappointed with the turnout despite the fact that the meeting was well publicized. About 10 people attended. She said transparency of the board and station was a big issue and there were requests for:
1. On-air CAB meetings

2. On-air Board meetings

3. On-air discussions with board representatives

4. The board should stop using a closed board list serve and confidential meetings

5. Simple living membership of $25 should be announced on the air

6. Controversy comes from exclusion — Someone said that when the Mendocino School Board adopted a more open stance their meetings became less contentious and shorter.

 

Ellen reported many comments about the board’s conduct, including:

—Board should state what its rules are and follow the process

—Board should not let a few people make all the decisions

—Board should make transparency a priority

—Board needs to follow through as new board members replace outgoing members.

—Board should be more responsive.

Several of those attending want access to the membership list with an opt-out clause for folks who don’t want to be contacted.

Other suggestions:

—Hire a volunteer coordinator

—contact nonmembers through public meetings

—Restore safe harbor

—State what happened with Ukiah studio funds

—Start a program council that had decision-making power

—Pay attention to the South Coast so people in Gualala can tune in.

—Encourage more participation by young people

—Define and follow the process for choosing programmers

—Institute a grievance procedure for former programmers

—Form Ad Hoc committees of members for pursuing specific issues

—Take seriously the decline in membership

—Encourage and support local programmers

 

BREAKS: During the meeting, possibly during Ellen’s presentation, a reporter covering the meeting and a candidate for the board interrupted frequently and claimed the board president was not following clear procedures. The facilitator called short break to establish calm.

 

NO ACTION ITEMS

STATE OF THE STATION REPORT — Lorraine Dechter

Lorraine did not submit a written report. She introduced Jerry Fraley, the interim Operations Manager, who was not present, and Raoul Van Haul, who introduced himself and his long experience in broadcasting, particularly in Portland, Oregon. Lorraine announced new Native American programming, a five-minute syndicated segment for which she has not yet found the perfect time slot. She said our expenses for the month of January were triple what was budgeted because it was costly covering the vacant program manager and ops manager positions.

 PUBLIC COMMENT:

Jeff Wright: Thanked Lorraine for unraveling the “trainwreck she was left with.” Said the satellites studios are working better and he asked that the “safe harbor” from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. be restored. He encouraged KZYZ to participate in joint events with KMUD and promote the Seven Rivers Network.

Sheila Dawn Tracy: Said members should be able to communicate with each other; wants safe harbor restore; would like a written GM report; feels new KZYX newsletter should have gone in the silent drive letter.

Sarah: Requested results of fundraisers and pledge drives be published on the KZYX Web site and promoted on the Web site in advance

Fran Koliner: Welcomed Lorraine

Ellen Saxe: Gave out her email address so others can receive summary of CAB meeting

Lyn Dee Johnson: Wants each board member to have a sign with their names so people know who they are; said this was an “emotional transition” that is hard on listeners, too, as they hear new voices on the air, etc. She, or someone else, remarked that the FCC investigation of KZXY led to a decision by the staff to end safe harbor because of concerns the station might lose its license if the FCC heard bad language on the air.

 

The meeting ended at 8 p.m.

Respectfully submitted by Jane Futcher, Board VP

 

Adendum: Mendocino Board of Supervisors’ letter of Commendation to Mary Aigner. Signed by Tom Woodhouse and Dan Gjerde, delivered at the meeting March 7, 2016

 

Mary Aigner tirelessly served Mendocino County for 22 years through her work at KZYX. During her tenure as program director, she exhibited an unflagging dedication to community radio in general and Mendocino County Public Broadcasting in particular. The station was more than a job to her, it was a career and a passion, often placed before her own personal life. 

 

Mary exhibited dedication to the listening community by

—Cultivating familiarity with the various communities of the region, and the issues

confronting each of them. She often helped to arrange discussions of those issues on the stations public affairs programs and newscasts’’

—Maintaining steadfast awareness, and unwaveringly correct instincts about the preferences

of the public radio listening community, and representing them in any meeting,

conversation, or decision in which she was involved. “How will it benefit the listeners?”

was the perspective she always brought to the table.

 —Facing recurring challenges from small segments of the community about programming,

remaining firmly rooted in her convictions and professional expertise about how to serve

the majority of listeners and how to make KZYX the best possible community station. 

  —Being willing to engage in conversation with any listener, and personally respond to their

questions and concerns

             

Mary exhibited dedication to the station by:

 —Understanding and being able to operate and manage all the stations equipment, and

keeping herself abreast of the evolving technology

—Being available 24/7 to handle last-minute changes, trouble-shoot technical difficulties and support other staff members in their efforts to seek resolution

 —Being available to facilitate special programming – coming in on weekends and evenings to update the stations automated broadcast system

 —Helping produce live remote broadcasts, and fundraising events

 —Remaining ever mindful of the regulations which govern public radio stations

              

Mary exhibited dedication to the stations volunteer programmers by:

—Training, guiding, and assisting on-air volunteers, whatever their level of skill or experience

 —Helping find substitute hosts for absent programmers, often filling in herself on short notice

—Always being available to programmers, even on weekends or when out of town, to instruct,

support, and trouble-shoot unexpected on-air difficulties

 —Actively interfacing with record companies, and content providers, to keep the flow of new

music and programming coming to the station

 —Alerting programmers to new music or events which might be of interest to their audience

 —Facilitating interview opportunities for programmers with performers and public figures

Tom Woodhouse & Dan Gjerde

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