KYBU Meeting

Library Community Room

12/16/14 – 5:00pm

 Meeting Notes Corrections: Committee members who wish to correct these meeting notes, please send corrections to Please note that these are not minutes but personal notes that are not necessarily accurate or complete but hopefully helpful.

Attendees: Joshie, Kramer, Billy, Lew, Sharon, Mary Jane, Daniel, and Ryan



New People/New Shows

Bulletin Board

Party Recap

No Meetings

Old Car Donations

Brendan Phillips

Community Radios


New People/New Shows: Billy reported he enjoyed being in the station after last week’s meeting and learning more about making a show.

Bulletin Board: Sharon will cover weeks of December 22 and 29. Hopefully, Sandy will cover the first two weeks of January. Sharon will try again to interest Bulleting Board volunteers.

Party Recap: This matter was tabled till next meeting. Everyone had a good time.

No Meetings: There will be no weekly KYBU meetings on December 23 and 30. Lew will put a sign on the door. The next meeting will be January 6.

Old Car Donations: Mary Jane emailed Lew and Emily that the Friends of the Eel River have a car donation tab on their website and thought we consider putting something similar on our website. A previous discussion was held sometime after we attended the community radio conference in San Francisco but never followed up on. We were offered a program where they pay the radio station for our old car donations that they haul away from here. Mary Jane will find the information and bring it to the next meeting for further discussion.

Brendan Phillips: Daniel reported that Brendan wants to make up for not coming here last time. He is coming to the Kate Wolf event June 19, 20 and 21 in 2015 and wants to come here, too. We could have our membership party then. Lew suggested we also have a booth at the festival for low-power local radio stations to connect. There was a brief discussion about relocation of our transmitter, about having low-power local radio stations get together to share a stronger transmitter, and about looking again into streaming. Per Lew, streaming has different rules from broadcasting, such as no albums and a maximum number of songs by the same person in a show. Arcata is where the streaming techs are. Lew said one of the low-power coastal stations only streams and he thinks KMEC streams.

Filezilla: Ryan asked if anyone knew how to use Filezilla. Joshie and Sharon were willing to help him at the end of the meeting.

Appointment of Alan D. Flora as Mendocino County’s New Assistant Chief Executive Officer


Ukiah, California… December 18, 2014
Appointment of Alan D. Flora as Mendocino County’s New
Assistant Chief Executive Officer
Mendocino County CEO, Carmel J. Angelo, has appointed Alan D. Flora as the Assistant Chief Executive Officer effective January 5, 2015. Ms. Angelo stated “Alan brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this position. We are fortunate to have him joining our team.”
Mr. Flora most recently served as the Deputy County Administrative Officer in Lake County and brings a wide range of experience to Mendocino County including budget development, economic development and marketing, public relations, labor negotiations, and planning. Mr. Flora was involved in numerous successful projects in Lake County including the Lake Leadership Summit and the Hill Road Correctional Facility Expansion. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Urban Planning & Development and a departmental minor in Marketing from Ball State University, in Indiana.
Regarding his appointment, Mr. Flora stated “I am excited about working with the Board of Supervisors, Department Heads and Executive Office staff in Mendocino County on a variety of important issues and programs. I have already met many of them and the energy, optimism, commitment, and camaraderie is exciting and inspiring. I am ready to get started.”
“We have a great person joining a great team,” stated Mendocino County Board of Supervisor’s Chair, John Pinches. The Executive Office looks forward to the addition of Mr. Flora to the County’s Leadership Team.

CAL FIRE Provides Tips for Safe Christmas Tree & Holiday Decorations

California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection

RELEASE DATE: December 18, 2014

CAL FIRE Provides Tips for Safe Christmas Tree & Holiday Decorations

Sacramento – Twinkling lights, shiny ornaments and the fresh smell of pine are signs of the approaching festivities.  While decorations can be a beautiful addition to your home and celebrations, CAL FIRE and firefighters across California are asking everyone to be fire smart as you deck the halls this holiday season.

One of every three home Christmas tree fires is caused by electrical failures, while one in every five is the result of having a heat source too close to the tree.  “Using only Underwriters Laboratory tested lights in excellent condition and keeping your tree away from heat sources are important steps to keeping your family and home safe this holiday,” said State Fire Marshal Tonya Hoover, CAL FIRE-Office of the State Fire Marshal. “These are simple choices that will help keep your holiday a joyful time by preventing possible tragedy.”

Follow these simple safety tips to help ensure a safe and happy holiday:

Christmas Trees
·         Choose a fresh tree with green needles that do not fall off when touched.
·         Before placing the tee in the stand, cut 2” from the base of the trunk.
·         Add water to the tree stand.  Be sure to add more water daily.
·         Make sure the tree, live or artificial, is at least three feet away from any heat source, like fireplaces, radiators, candles, heat vents or lights.
·         Make sure the tree is not blocking an exit.
·         Decorate Christmas trees with lights that have been tested and labeled by a recognized testing lab.
·         Replace any string of lights with worn or broken cords or loose bulb connections.  Read manufacturer’s instructions for number of light strands to connect.
·         Never use lit candles to decorate any tree.
·         Always unplug Christmas tree lights when leaving home or going to bed.

Holiday Decorations
·         Choose decorations that are flame resistant or flame retardant.
·         Use indoor lights indoors and outdoor lights outdoors.
·         Use clips, not nails, to hang lights so the cords do not get damaged.
·         Keep your exits clear by keeping decorations away from windows and doors.

For more information on holiday safety, click here to watch a short video or go to for more information.

Round Valley Food Pantry Schedule

The Round Valley Food Pantry will distribute food on Tuesday, December 23rd at the Round Valley Commons – Community Room. Elders can receive their food early starting at 11:30. The food pantry will be open to the general public from 12:30 to 2:30.

The Social Services Community Outreach Unit will be at the Round Valley Library from 12 to 2 on December 23rd. You can get help applying for CalFresh (Food Stamps), Medi-Cal and Covered California.

Food Pantry Schedule:
December 23
January 20
February 24
March 24
April 21
May 19

Elders (55+) 11:30 to 12:30
General Public (families and individuals) 12:30 to 2:30
Application Assistance 12:00 to 2:00

Week of December 22 on Native America Calling

Monday, December 22, 2014 – Native American Holiday Music
Today we listen to holiday music from across our Native Nations. Holiday music often fills stores and radio stations before Thanksgiving and continues through December. Have you heard “Joy to the World” in Navajo? Or what about Randall Paskemin’s weasels singing a Christmas song?  What is your favorite Native Holiday song? Would you like to hear more Native holiday music each season? On this show we’ll share Native American holiday music and good wishes for the holiday. Guests include: Yaqui musician Gabriel Ayala.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 – Diabetes And Holiday Treats
‘Tis the season for cakes, cookies, fudge, chocolate, frosting, sugar sprinkles, candy, office holiday parties, dinners and feasts. Many treats this time of the year are sweet and we let our pants out a little bit and enjoy these culinary delights. It’s easy to fall into unhealthy eating habits. But what if you are diabetic? Does the holiday season create a danger for your health? Should friends and family take action to ease the sugar and carb load on those who are diabetic or pre-diabetic? Have you had to change your holiday habits because you need to manage your diabetes? We’ll have tips and advice and we welcome your stories about how you manage diabetes during the holiday season.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 – Best and Worst Gifts
Remember that time you got a taxidermy beaver from your uncle Ross? What about the shiny new car you got from your parents? What are the best and worst gifts you have ever received? Many of us are excited about the wrapped boxes and bags under the tree. Join our conversation about the gifts that made you cry (from happiness) and other gifts that made you cringe.

Thursday, December 25, 2014 – **Pre-recorded** Music Maker in Review
Today we will hear from the Native musicians who brought their work to Studio 49 and Native America during the past year. Our monthly Music Maker programs are a great way to keep up with the Native music scene. In 2014, we connected with 12 musicians whose songs and albums ranged from contemporary to traditional. Which Native musicians influenced you this year? What is it about their songs that makes you want to come back and listen again and again? Today we invite you to join us as we revisit the words and sounds that rang loud from our electronic talking circle during our 2014 Music Maker shows.

Friday, December 26, 2014 – First Native Episode
TV shows take on a variety of topics including politics, culture and crime. Regular Native American characters are not common in most series, but many shows do take on the topic of Native Americans for one episode. Have you ever seen the Seinfeld episode with the cigar store Indian? What about the episode of the X-files that takes place on a reservation? On this show we’ll discuss when TV shows attempt their “Native American Episode.” We’ll cover plot twists, stereotypes, and general misinformation. What is your favorite “Native American Episode?”

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

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Week of December 15 on Native America Calling

Monday, December 15, 2014 – Marketing to Children
The holiday shopping season is in full swing. Ads for the latest toys and gadgets are everywhere. Have you noticed the commercials for this year’s must-have gifts? Are the children in your family begging for a new video game or plastic toy? According to the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood, about 17 billion dollars is spent every year on advertising to children. We will bring you an inside look at the techniques used to market products to children. Some studies suggest a connection between food marketing and childhood obesity. Do you think ads for sugary drinks or high fat food encourages young people to eat and drink more of them? Guests include: Jessica Collins, program director of the Media Literacy Project.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 – Climate Change in Alaska
Climate change in Alaska is on the minds of many people in Alaska Native communities. Melting ice and other environmental changes are already having an impact on subsistence hunting. Changes in the landscape and sea ice are putting lives at risk. In this hour, we will explore the consequences of climate change on Alaska Natives and hear what some individuals and villages are doing to adapt. What does climate change mean to you?

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 – A Discussion on History & Stereotypes
Philip J. Deloria (Dakota) is known as a professor and author of books like “Playing Indian” and “Indians in Unexpected Places.” His work looks at stereotypes and highlights Natives who have helped to break down what people may expect of Natives. He has also been connected to the Organization of American Historians and is a Trustee of the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. Today he join us to talk about how stereotypes have shaped people’s perceptions of Native America. We’ll also explore how history shapes our Native lives. We invite you to join us as we visit with Philip J. Deloria.

Thursday, December 18, 2014 – The Games We Play
The holidays are upon us. That means many people are staying indoors. Some families gather around a board game while others out to the casino or set up extra controllers for the game console. What are your favorite games? Today we will learn about games are good for your brain. And just for fun, we’re playing radio bingo. Visit our Facebook page, download a copy of our colored bingo cards and play along.

Friday, December 19, 2014 – Book of the Month: Dreaming in Indian
This month we turn to the pages of a book that brings dozens of Indigenous voices together from across North America. “Dreaming in Indian” features artists, entertainers and community leaders. This anthology provides readers with a unique look into the intersection of our Native lives. The editors and some contributors will join us for the hour.

Native America Calling is a national call-in program that invites guests and listeners to join a dialogue about current events, music, arts, entertainment and culture.

The program is hosted by Tara Gatewood (Isleta Pueblo) and airs live each weekday from 1-2 pm Eastern.

Join the conversation by calling 1-800-996-2848.

Posted in NV1

12/9/14 KYBU Meeting Notes

KYBU Meeting

Library Community Room

12/9/14 – 5:00pm

 Meeting Notes Corrections: Committee members who wish to correct these meeting notes, please send corrections to Please note that these are not minutes but personal notes that are not necessarily accurate or complete but hopefully helpful.

Attendees: Max, Emily, Bill, Billy, Mary Jane and Eric



New People/New Shows

Party 12-13-14


Ad Council PSAs


Tribal Liaison


No Meeting Dec. 23

New People/New Shows: Billy lives is SF and likes to listen to the shows. He has a lot of music and wants to record four shows and eventually go live. He is a photographer. Emily and Max filled Billy in on how to become a programmer.

Party 12-13-14:   Per Emily, Blair and Izzy will do appetizers, Madelyn will do desserts, and Sandy and Steve will bring Shushi.   Emily will go Thursday to get the drinks in Santa Rosa, weather permitting.

Chairs: The two new chairs for the station have been purchased and should be here tomorrow.

Ad Council PSAs: Per Max, we now have two separate PSA rotations, one for the Ad Council PSAs, and the other for local PSAs. This was needed because there were so many Ad Council PSAs added. We need to discuss guidelines when more people are here.

KMUD News: KMUD’s server had a problem Friday. That’s been fixed and it should play tonight for us.

Tribal Liaison: This is exciting. Eric brought the Tribes’ underwriter check to cover five tribal entities that will recycle, each one for two weeks. The entities are the gas station/convenience store, casino, the Tribes, the motel, and Hidden Oaks Park. Emily still needs more information to help them figure out the scripts to record.

Merch@ Uptown Merchantile: Per Emily, Merch@mercantile is now selling our swag. We’ll need to buy more swag.

No December 23 Meeting: There will be no KYBU meeting on Tuesday, December 23.

Storm Updates from Mendocino County Sheriff

The Mendocino County Sheriff’s Office is continuing to update the following social media sites in regards to the current winter storm impacting Mendocino County: (from smartphones)

There has been a hash tag established so people can follow updates/get information on the storm at #WXMendoStorm14 via twitter.

The following is the current major incident log for the WXMENDOSTORM14 event:

Op Period # – Date :  12/11/14

Overall Event Name:  WXMENDOSTORM14

12/11/14        Fort Bragg      Schools closed – May be a building down

12/11/14        Potter Valley   West Road flooded from the 11000 BLK

12/11/14        Mendocino       Schools closed

12/11/14        Point Arena     Schools Closed

12/11/14        Willits Mud Slide, Sherwood Road ½ mile up from 101, road closed both directions

12/11/14        Fort Bragg      Wind Damage to building

12/11/14        Point Arena     Eureka Hill Road closed at MPM 5

12/11/14        Calpella        E/S Calpella Road closed at MPM 1.25

12/11/14        Hopland HWY 175 partial flooding, still open

12/11/14        Boonville       Anderson Valley Schools Closed

12/11/14        Leggett Leggett Valley Schools closed

12/11/14 at 07:05AM     Ukiah   Bevins Court

12/11/14 at 07:05AM     Hopland HWY 175 – CLOSED

12/11/14 at 07:28AM     Mendo Coast     Approx 3,000 customers out of power

12/11/14 at 07:45AM     Ukiah   S/B HWY 101 @ Talmage – Traffic Collision

12/11/14 at 07:48AM     County-wide     Area flooding county wide – minimal road closures at this time

12/11/14 at 07:59AM     Albion  Power lines down, structure fire on Albion Ridge Road

12/11/14 at 08:02AM     Fort Bragg      Misc Storm related issues, nothing significant, all service open

12/11/14 at 08:12AM     Willits Sherwood Road Open to one-way traffic

12/11/14 at 08:12AM     Willits Commercial Street closed between Maddon and Bray

12/11/14 at 08:19AM     Redwood Valley  East Road and Road C – roadway flooding

12/11/14 at 08:20AM     Hopland HWY 101 @ Comminsky Station Road – Road hazard

12/11/14 at 08:22AM     Talmage Russian River spilling into local orchards, road still open

12/11/14 at 08:48AM     Tamage   Flooding on Talmage Court

12/11/14 at 08:53AM     Talmage Talmage Road to close in the next hour

12/11/14/ 08:53AM       Ukiah   Oak Manor area – flooding starting, more water to come

12/11/14 at 08:58AM     Ukiah   Babcock Lane – flooding City

12/11/14 at 09:13AM     Navaro  HWY128 expected to close by approx 11 am

12/11/14 at 09:17AM     Willits Sherwood open both lanes

12/11/14 at 09:20AM     Brooktrails     Some local flooding but no major issues

12/11/14 at 09:22AM     Fort Bragg      No major issues, crews on-duty to keep roads clear

12/11/14 at 09:25AM     Willits Several local streets closed due to flooding, constantly changing

12/11/1 at 09:27AM      Navarro HWY 128 is now closed

12/11/14 at 09:33AM     Ukiah   Riverside park closed due to flooding, water coming up East Gobbi Street

12/11/14 at 09:36AM     Talmage Sanford Ranch Road flooding, threatening homes

12/11/14 at 09:55AM     Talmage Talmage area schools are being closed now

12/11/14 at 09:55AM     Talmage Shelter to open soon at MCOE on Eastside Road

12/11/14 at 09:56AM     Ukiah   Babcock Lane closed due to flooding

12/11/14 at 10:02AM     Ukiah   Oak Manor is not currently flooding – but water is rising

12/11/14 at 10:02AM     Ukiah   EOC recommends Ukiah Unified to close schools prior to further flooding

12/11/14 at 10:13AM     Point Arena     Port Road is closed due to flooding

12/11/14 at 10:17AM     Talmage Standing water of 6” on Talmage near Russian River, road not closed yet

12/11/14 at 10:20AM     Ukiah   Plans in process to close Oak Manor School

12/11/14 at 10:24AM     Hopland HWY 175 (Mountain house Road) Land slide S/B lane @ MPM 5.5

12/11/14 at 10:33AM     Ukiah   Ukiah Unified to close all schools, Sending out a message to parents to pick up children, will run buses at normal times

12/11/14 at 10:36AM     Hopland Russian River currently at 19’ expected to rise to 23’ by mid afternoon, may affect HWY 101

12/11/14 at 10:36AM     Ukiah   Oak Manor school to remain open until children are picked up, if water causes issues children will be moved to
Grace Hudson school until they are picked up

12/11/14 at 10:40AM     Ukiah   Perkins Street closed due to flooding

12/11/4 at 10:46AM      Ukiah   River Oak Charter School closing in response to Ukiah Unified closure

12/11/14 at 10:48AM     Talmage MCOE closing and sending staff home

12/11/14 at 10:48AM     Talmage Shelter being set up at MCOE

12/11/14 at 10:54AM     Point Arena     HWY 1 closed at Garcia River due to flooding

12/11/14 at 11:07AM     Ukiah   St. Mary school closed

12/11/14 at 11:08AM     Ukiah   Hillside Community Clinic closing

12/11/14 at 11:10AM     Ukiah   Rock slide, S/B HWY 101 MPM 15.11 (just north of Crowfoot Ranch)

12/2/14 KYBU Meeting Notes

KYBU Meeting

Library Community Room

12/2/14 – 5:00pm

  Meeting Notes Corrections: Committee members who wish to correct these meeting notes, please send corrections to Please note that these are not minutes but personal notes that are not necessarily accurate or complete but hopefully helpful.

Attendees: Max, Russ, Emily, Eric, Dixie, Ryan, Jay, Lew, Mary Jane, Blair, Daniel, Mike, and Clive



New People/New Shows

Truck Parade

12/13 Party


Small Stations

Tribal Liaisons Report


New People/New Shows: Blair came to offer on loan her painting by the same artist who did the Beetles album, “Revolver”.   Blair wants to do a show after the New Year starts.

Max brought same samples of new shows (California Weekly Climate and Commonwealth Club). The group approved Max to air these from 10 to 11 am on Sundays.

Truck Parade: The truck parade is December 12 (the following Friday). David will bring his truck. Emily cannot be there. She will email Ginny about preparing Robot DJ. One of the “KYBU” lights is not working and needs replaced. Emily will try to repair it and will ask Ginny for the generator. We have many strings of lights. We could use duct tape and baling wire. It was suggested that we advertise our party on the truck.

Party: Dixie will drop off her lights (she works till 5pm). Sandy will provide Shushi. Madeline will make desserts. We could order trays from Keith’s or Costco. Blair will talk with Izzy when Izzy gets back from France. We need food for 100 people. Because Natalie will be in class, her friends Alex and Tera will cover the bar. Rainbow will help at the door. Everyone gets a drink ticket. Emily passed around a volunteer sign-up list.

DJs should be promoting the party on their shows.

The party starts at 7pm with some music. Volunteers are needed for the following (see Emily):

Lew needs help at 3pm to pick up stuff since he is still recovering, so the sound team needs to be there from 3pm to 5pm.

  • Set-up is from 4pm to 7pm (need lots of people, including decorating with streamers, KYBU stockings, Santa DJ, and a fire—Daniel will bring firewood)
  • Membership table (very technical and detailed)
  • Bar (Natalie’s friends will need help)
  • Cleanup at 11pm (need lots of people again)