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The improvements keep on coming in the KZYX Operations Department

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Spring 2022 E-Newsletter article by Rich Culbertson

This edition of the newsletter finds the Operations office surrounded by death on all sides. OK, it’s not that bad but the sweat has been flowing. We have run into an issue with our T-1 internet service so deftly provided by MCN, but originating with ATT. In AT&T’s continued effort to endear themselves to this region, they have decided to discontinue their T-1 service.

This means we’ll be missing a stable line to receive connection to the remote studios. We have been looking for other alternatives and found a couple of good opportunities. First, North Coast Network is working to get us a new connection and MCN is working to get an AT&T fiber to us. Both are working hard but haven’t produced anything yet.

AT&T informed MCN that they would be dropping the service on Feb 1^st 2022. Yes, I said Feb 1… so we have been continuing on a service that is over a month since their disconnect notice. I’m just praying someone can come through before the AT&T line goes dead. This is why I don’t sleep.

Meanwhile planning continues for the Clay street building in Ukiah and for the new location of the Anderson Valley Studio.

We have purchased 2 new chairs for the Fort Bragg studio (coming soon), and we picked up a new carpet which will be put in as soon as we get a bit of time and help.

In Philo we have a new carpeted rack for the CD players. I have purchased 2 more CD players for the new rack, and will be working on rigging a connection so they can start from the board.

Rich is currently KZYX and KZYZ's Chief Operator and Operations Director. He's responsible for the technical operation of the station as well as enforcement of FCC requirements and regulations.