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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:

In times of crisis or emergency, KZYX’s primary mission is to provide crucial, up-to-date information. That includes global, national, regional and local reports. It includes interviews with county officials and experts along with call-ins, so listeners have direct access to decision makers and elected representatives. During this particular crisis, we’re also doing our part to keep staff and volunteers safe, to reduce risk of community spread of COVID-19, and keep our listeners — many confined to their homes — entertained, maybe even comforted.

Last week officials from Sonoma Clean Power, the Renewable Energy Development Institute and The Energy Alliance Association presented energy-saving options for businesses at a Fort Bragg workshop. SCP Programs Manager Chad Asay talked about his latest project, the Advanced Energy Center, which will open this summer in downtown Santa Rosa and will feature new building technology that can not only save energy, but produce it. 


Please Join us on Saturday, December 14th from 12 to 4pm at the Anderson Valley Grange in Philo.

Starting at 12 will be the KZYX Board of Director's Meeting, followed by an End of Year Update.

Following the meeting will be a community potluck. To participate in the potluck, please bring a dish suitable for 6 to 8 people, and your own plates, cups, and cutlery, if possible.

There will also be a KZYX benefit sale, with discounted KZYX shwag, books, vinyl, CD's and more. 

Come for part or all of the day. We hope to see you there!

Supervisor Carre Brown gives the latest update on the next PSPS scheduled for Wednesday the 20th.


KZYX is holding elections for its Board of Directors. 

There are five positions open: one each for Mendocino County Supervisorial Districts 

1 (Potter & Redwood Valleys), 4 (Ft. Bragg) & three At-Large seats. 

To fill one of these positions you must be a member in good standing by December 31st, be able to carry out the responsibilities of a member of the Board of Directors, a list of which is available on the Elections webpage, and submit an application by 5PM on February 7th, 2020. 

KZYX, Mendocino County's premier community radio station (91.5, 90.7, 88.1), invites one and all to celebrate our 30th year at a fun day and evening party on Saturday, October 19th, 2019. Come and enjoy a rich day of great music, good food, local wines, and craft beers throughout the afternoon and evening. See below for the full schedule. Tickets can be purchased for the afternoon only or for the entire day.

1:00-3:00 Clay Hawkins and The Back Porch Project 
3:00-5:00 Alma Latina Dance Party with DJ and host Aline
5:00-5:30 Break, dinner, etc.

KZYX has launched AirPocket, a mobile-friendly player created by Radio Rethink, a small company dedicated to improving community radio's reach and accessibility in the digital world. 

Started by a former music director at KGNU in Boulder CO, the company says it's "absolutely critical for the marginalized news and public affairs programming of public media to be as available as the content of major broadcast organizations with mobile development and marketing teams.

We believe that when it comes to music, nobody digs deeper into the crates than public and community radio DJs. Their unending drive to share the greatest lost, overlooked, or misunderstood musical recordings needs the same mobile availability as the major corporate curators and taste makers who often toss aside the most unique sounds around us."

Access the player by clicking, and let us know how you like it.

Paste the address in your phone’s browser and save it as a shortcut to your home page and take KZYX wherever you go.

The Board of Directors and staff of KZYX, Mendocino County Public Broadcasting, are pleased to announce the hiring of Marty Durlin as the station’s new General Manager.

Ms. Durlin brings 23 years of public radio management experience to KZYX. She served most recently as General Manager of KZMU Community Public Radio in Moab, Utah. She was previously Station Manager of KGNU Public Radio in Boulder, Colorado.

Thanks to everyone who contributed to the overwhelming success of our KZYX Fall Fund Drive! Together, we not only met our $70,000 goal -- we exceeded it by more than $20,000!

With a drive total of $90,130 at noon on Saturday, and calls still coming in, it's clear that KZYX is an important resource for the communities of our area.

We will move forward with our plans to Be All We Can Be, inspired by your strong show of support. We will continue to be with you every day offering more diversity in news, music, and cultural programming than anyone else.

Jeffrey Parker

The membership of KZYX  has voted overwhelmingly to approve bylaw changes designed to strengthen board governance and effectiveness by reducing the frequency of board elections to every other year from annually and extending the term of board members to four years from three.

Independent tabulator P.J. Nielsen reported that 705 members voted yes to the changes, or 95.5 percent of the vote, while 33 or 4.5 percent voted no. There was one spoiled ballot and several that stated no preference. Only ballots received in Ms Nielsen’s Post Office box by 31 October were counted.

War Of The Worlds Audio Here!

Oct 30, 2018

On Tuesday October 30th KZYX aired a live broadcast in collaboration with Mendocino College! The Audio of the performance is here:

KZYX News is Hiring Reporters! Join Our Team!

Aug 7, 2018

The KZYX news department is hiring reporters! The positions are part time with flexible hours. We’re looking for reliable curious independent individuals with strong writing skills who are interested in covering all types of stories across our listening area: cannabis, local politics, health, the environment, cultural events and more. We are also seeking an experienced journalist to act as news director. If you’re interested in joining the KZYX news department send an email to or call (707) 895-2324. We look forward to hearing from you.

The next KZYX Board Of Directors Meeting will take place Monday, July 16th, at 6:00pm on the Anderson Valley High School campus on Mountain View Road in Boonville.

KZYX board meetings are open to the public, there is always time for public comment, and we welcome all who wish to attend. 

Mendocino County Public Broadcasting -- Promoting Community Through Public Radio 

Jeffrey Parker

KZYX celebrated the life and contributions of legendary broadcast engineer Ron O'Brien in a ceremony on Wednesday naming our main broadcast studio in Ron's honor. Ron's wife Mary honored KZYX by joining a ceremonial unveiling of a commemorative plaque during Jamie Roberts' long-running Radiogram program.

Mary O'Brien donated a beautiful KZYX belt buckle from Ron's personal belongings to mark the occasion. The buckle was given to loyal station supporter Jacob Bass, who called in a donation during the ceremony.