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 nearly 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

I'm pleased to say that we were able to make repairs to our 2nd back-up system and get our 91.5 transmitter broadcasting again at full power. We believe this repair should hold until we get our main and main back-up units back from being fully rebuilt to like new status.

We dodged a bullet and hope to be in a better position real soon.

Thanks to our contract engineer Brian Henry for his invaluable help.

Once again, please remember it is with your financial support that we get all of this done.

The next KZYX Board of Directors Meeting will take place Monday, May 14th, 6:00pm, at the Redwood Coast Senior Center in Fort Bragg. 

There will be regular board business, and the newly-elected board members will be seated at this meeting. The public is invited to attend, and there is always time for public comment. The Redwood Coast Senior Center is at 490 North Harold Street, Fort Bragg, California 95437.

House Concert with Ben Miller & Anita MacDonald

Thursday April 19, 2018 at a private home in Fort Bragg. Advance reservations required - contact me or Catherine Keegan, for details.

Ben & Anita blend the rich traditional sound of the Cape Breton fiddle with the fiery edge of the Scottish Border pipes, punctuated by songs in Gaelic and English, and accompanied by guitar and foot-percussion.

Rich Culbertson

KZYZ gets lucky on Laughlin Ridge!

With all our respect and sympathies to all of our friends and neighbors who did not fair as well, I’m pleased to humbly say that the Redwood Fire seems to have gone out of its way to avoid doing catastrophic damage to our transmitter or very vulnerable and exposed antenna sitting on its wooden pole at the CDF Laughlin Ridge Transmitter site.

Tonight!  Come celebrate the rain with us!

Cassie & Maggie are blending Canadian and American folk music into their own personal style.  Balancing powerful vocals with equally powerful instrumentals, they will have you dancing in the aisles and singing along with lovely murder ballads.