Rich Culbertson

Operations Director - Chief Operator

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.

Rich first joined KZYX in Oct of 2007 and left in Jan of 2016 only to return in August of 2016. He has been in radio for over 30 years.

Rich has won awards for editing and news and has produced, engineered and hosted dozens of public affairs and music programs. He taught public affairs seminars and broadcast best practice training courses on the campus of Humboldt State University while working at KHSU.

Rich also manages a website created to provide tools for public radio stations and broadcasters.

From Rich's site, "It is my mission to advocate for, and be a facilitator of, open communication in the most effective forms available."

Ways to Connect


Jan 13, 2021


The U.S. House of Representatives is taking up an Article of Impeachment of Donald Trump. Watch here live.

A World Without KZYX Part 1: A Problem Comes To Light.

The KZYX team faces the dreaded MENDO CURTAIN

A World Without KZYX Part 2: Duct tape and baling wire.

The prisoners of the Mendo Curtain try everything they can think of to free KZYX.

A World Without KZYX Part 3: Eddie Can't Get Out.

Are our heroes trapped forever by the Mendo Curtain?!

A World Without KZYX part 4: Bleakness sets in

The gang is down when it looks like there's no way out of the Mendo Curtain.

A World Without KZYX part 5: Bungee cords!

The gang pulls together all the station resources to tackle the Mendo Curtain.

A World Without KZYX part 6: Final-

Everyone Pulls Together To Save The Day.


KZYX Quiet Drive

Oct 14, 2020

Shh… we are having our Fall Quiet Drive

It is too important interrupt programming during this time of coronavirus, wildfires, election and political programming. Not to mention our music, poetry, comedy and theater!

Support KZYX with your financial contribution here to ensure that we'll be here for you, in good times and hard times. THANK YOU!

Mendocino County AIR QUALITY:  

Air quality has improved slightly, however, the smoke and haze from active fires in Northern California will continue to impact Mendocino County

Limit prolonged or heavy exertion activities outdoors. Consider staying indoors and keeping windows closed.

Resources for Lake County:

Information is available at the Lake County Sheriff’s Facebook Page, or call the Office of Emergency Services at 707-262-4090.

Resources for Sonoma County: