Underwriting is Good for Business!


Email us at uw@kzyx.org or call us at (707) 895-2324 ext. 106. Let us help craft a message for you. Our listeners really listen. Be Heard!

Six Answers About Underwriting On KZYX

1. Isn't it expensive? No. Underwriting spots for non-profits is only $13.50 per spot and for-profits rate is $18 per spot. That means if we air your spot three (3) times per week for a month, your business at the most has spent $216. If you reserve three (3) months, we'll add a 10% discount to that!

2. What is a "Trade" agreement? KZYX is allowed to 'trade" air time for goods and services (e.g. wine, rentals, hotel rooms, event halls, etc.) The per-spot trade rate is $25 so for example if your trade value is $200, you will receive eight (8) on-air spots for your trade.

3. Do I have to produce my spot? Most underwriting announcements heard on KZYX are read live by the programmer; some announcements are prerecorded by members of the KZYX staff or programmers. Who reads the spot is determined by our program schedule.

4. What can I say? Announcements can contain general or specific information about your business or organization. Announcements cannot include specific pricing (including the word “free”), discounts, inducements, or qualitative comparisons to other businesses or other organizations.

5. Do I have to come up with the wording? You can provide us with a general idea (50-100 words) of what you wish to say. We will create a spot that conveys the message without using problematic language (see #4 above) and yes, we can revise that message should you need more timely information included, usually within 72 hours.

Email us at uw@kzyx.org or call us at (707) 895-2324 ext. 106. Let us help craft a message for you. Our listeners really listen. Be Heard!

The following is our most current information regarding our gracious Underwriters - local businesses who support KZYX and in turn, we hope you will consider supporting them:

"Support for KZYX comes from our members and...

Arrow Fencing of Redwood Valley. For 38 years, Arrow Fencing has served Mendocino County, supplying and installing all types of fencing including chain link, picket fencing, gates made to order and automatic gate openers. Located right off Highway 101 on North State Street in Redwood Valley. More information ARROW FENCING CA DOT COM and 485-1128.



Black Oak Coffee Roasters in Ukiah. Black Oak is adapting to keep our community safe with socially-distanced outdoor seating, hours Monday to Friday 6am to 7pm, Saturday 6am to 4pm and Sundays 7am to 3pm and Black Oak offers bulk coffee, online ordering, and to-go orders as well.  Black Oak Coffee dot com, better coffee everyday. BLACK OAK COFFEE DOT COM FORWARD SLASH VALUES

Community Foundation of Mendocino County, encouraging local giving. The Community Foundation offers COVID-19 Relief Funds to individuals, non-profit organizations, and micro-businesses in need throughout Mendocino County. More information, or to donate, visit COMMUNITY FOUND DOT ORG

Dharma Realm Buddhist University, a university in Ukiah dedicated to liberal education in the broad Buddhist tradition. D R B U offers a 4-year Bachelor of Arts degree and a 2-year Master of Arts degree with small class sizes, financial aid. Please look for more information is available at D R B U DOT EDU.

Dunlap Roofing in Fort Bragg and Ukiah. Providing licensed residential and commercial roofing services for discerning property owners throughout the greater Ukiah Valley and Mendocino Coast. More Information at Dunlap Roofing at 964-ROOF or 462-ROOF. Done Once, Done Right, Dunlap Roofing at DUNLAP ROOFING DOT COM.

Frankie’s Pizza and Ice Cream Parlor. Offering traditional and Gluten-Free selections including pizza. Frankie's is open from 1 to 7 Monday through Thursday, Friday and Saturday 12 to 8, Sunday 12 to 7. Now featuring socially distanced outdoor seating or call ahead for curbside service. Frankie's, on Ukiah Street in Mendocino. 937-2436. Nourishing Community.

Further Reach, a local provider of high-speed Internet to the Mendocino Coast and Anderson Valley. Information is at FURTHER REACH DOT NET   

Gallery Bookshop at Main and Kasten in Mendocino Village. Gallery Bookshop is open for in person browsing, online and phone orders everyday from 10am to 9pm at 937-2665. We also offer curbside pick-up and local delivery.   More information at GALLERY BOOKSHOP DOT COM.

Ivy Accounting and Payroll Services in Willits, specializing in bookkeeping and payroll services for local agriculture businesses and more. Serving all of Mendocino County. More Information at IVY ACCOUNTING DOT COM or 489-5486.

Larsen Livery and Transfer Company, a vehicle storage facility, providing indoor, climate controlled space, away from the moisture and salt air, for long term storage of classic cars, motorcycles, RVs, or boats. Battery tending and valet services available. More information about Larsen Livery at 707-357-8265 or on Facebook.

Lauren's, located in the 1400 block of Downtown Boonville, serving simple food, local wines, art and conversation. Currently Lauren's has limited outdoor seating and will be serving take-out and curbside pick up is available. For more information LAURENSGOODFOOD DOT COM or 707-895-3869.

The Lighthouse Peddler publication. The Lighthouse Peddler is the monthly Guide to Life on the Mendocino Coast plus original writing on books, wellness, ocean conservancy and more. The latest issue now available at locations from Jenner to Elk, and the complete paper and back issues are online at THE LIGHTHOUSE PEDDLER DOT COM.

Mariposa Market in Willits. More info at MARIPOSA MARKET DOT COM for store news, current hours, deli menu and the place curbside orders. Marisposa Market 707-459.9630.

Mendocino Cafe. Serving Mendocino since 1987, Mendocino Cafe is dedicated to nourshing the body, spirit and the planet featuring local and sustainably produced International cuisine, wines and beers. Deck seating overlooking garden and ocean views on Lansing Street next to the Fire House and at MENDOCINO CAFE DOT COM. Reservations and to-go orders 937-6141

Mendocino County Office of Education, providing educational leadership, resources, and services to our public schools. MCOE collaborates with local communities and agencies to ensure an array of educational opportunities for all students. For more information, visit M-C-O-E DOT U-S.

Mendocino Solar Service, License 536983. Locally owned and operated and celebrating 25 years serving the community. With over 400 installs in and around Mendocino County, Mendocino Solar Service asks "Is Solar right for your home?" More information 9371701 or MENDOCINO SOLAR DOT COM.

North Coast Brewing Company, a supporter of marine mammal research with North Coast Steller I P A and music education with Brother Thelonious. Their outdoor tented dining area is now open. The Brewery Shop is open 10 to 5 pm daily. Continuing updates at NORTH COAST BREWING DOT COM.

Real Estate Magazine. Celebrating over three decades covering Mendocino County’s community and real estate market.  Real Estate Magazine features monthly profiles of businesses, personalities, artists, farmers and locally-based organizations of interest to locals and soon-to-be locals alike. Available at post offices, real estate offices and various locations around Mendocino County and online at REAL ESTATE MENDOCINO DOT COM "Come for the Listings, Stay for the Story".

Redwood Coast Senior Center in Fort Bragg. RCS is providing hot meals for pick up at the front door of the Senior Center from 1130 to 12:30 every Tuesday and Thursday for Seniors ages 60 and up. The Redwood Coast Senior Center is at 490 North Harold Street in Fort Bragg. Fire evacuees over 60 welcome. To reserve and for more infromation 964-0443 and RCS CENTER DOT ORG.

Redwood Roofers, license number 957548. Redwood Roofers has been roofing the Mendocino Coast for 47 years and offers all roofing needs, re-roofs, new construction, repairs, skylights and gutters, and is fully licensed and insured. Redwood Roofers is at 937-1700 to arrange for an estimate. REDWOOD ROOFERS DOT COM. 

Savings Bank of Mendocino County, your local community bank since 1903. Savings Bank has been here for the communities it serves in good times and challenging times and is taking appropriate measures to ensure safe and continuous banking services, including drive-up and electronic banking services for all customers. For the latest information SAVINGS BANK DOT COM and on Facebook and Instagram. Member FDIC.

Skunk Train. In accordance with COVID19 regulations, the Skunk Train is currently running leaving both Willits and Fort Bragg and adhereing to social distancing rules, including face masks required. Railbike trips board in Fort Bragg, locals bike through redwood forests, mountain meadows and over tressels. Limited to six bikes per excursion observing social distancing and face coverings. For More Information 964-6371 or SKUNK TRAIN DOT COM.

The Tallman Hotel and Blue Wing Restaurant, on Route 20 just east of Highway 101 in Upper Lake.  Following State and County guidelin the Tallman Hotel is open with new sanitary procedures. The Blue Wing Restaurant is also open for take out meals or seating in their garden Friday through Monday and Brunch seating with socially-distanced live music. Information and online ordering is available at BLUE WING SALOON DOT COM or Blue Wing's Facebook page.

Tree of Life Charter School, a public Montessori elementary school in Ukiah for children ages 5 through 12. Tree of Life Charter School - where school and home are inter-connected. Learn more at 462-0913 and TREE OF LIFE SCHOOL DOT NET.

Ukiah Certified Farmers Market, every Saturday from 9am to Noon rain or shine. Ukiah Farmers Market is open and complying with CDFA regulations concerning the COVID-19 pandemic. We encourage clients to keep their 6-foot distance while shopping and we are providing every precaution necessary to maintain a safe market. More Information: MCFARM DOT ORG SLASH UKIAH

Ukiah Natural Foods Co-op. Promoting health and wellness in the community located on Gobbi Street at South State Street in Ukiah. Ukiah Natural Foods has served Ukiah Valley since 1976 with 100% organic produce, locally raised meats and wellness products.  Ukiah Natural Foods is open every day to everyone, on the corner of Gobbi and State in downtown Ukiah. More Info UKIAH CO-OP DOT COM.

Waldorf School of Mendocino County. A Waldorf School education prepares students for today’s challenges, serving pre-school through eighth grade. Small class sizes, large classrooms, three-acre campus for outdoor learning. Information at MENDOCINO WALDORF DOT ORG.

Word of Mouth Magazine, connecting visitors and locals alike to the local food culture of Mendocino County.  The Spring issue is out now. Subscribe, advertise, and discover what’s happening in Mendocino County at WORD OF MOUTH MENDO DOT CO