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Mendocino County
MEDIA FORUM
OCCASIONAL ON-LINE MAGAZINE
Edited by King Collins

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Documents of Interest
Cartoon: T-Rex-Terror At KZYX
KZYX PETITION: Board communicate with members

KZYX board meeting: McCowen's advice Cartoon and
Sheila Dawn Tracy's Complaint to the FCC
KZYX response to complaints

Most recent issues about KZYX:

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ISSUE 12

Contested election and results.

ISSUE 13

Beginning of an Epoch: De Vall founds KZYXtalk

ISSUE 14

T-Rex
and the KZYX
Board Election
of 2015


ISSUE 15

2015 Members demand inspection

ISSUE 16

New GM selected
Members question process.



Previous issues of the Media Forum - Below

These web pages track my adventures and misadventures in and out of several different media projects in Mendocino County. I hope it will be useful and sometimes entertaining to those who care about investigative reporting, free speech and public disclosure. King Collins, hereafter, the Editor or our Hero, or more formally, our Heroic Editor, or simply "Agent."

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cartoon depicting slate
KMEC at the Board of Supes

The Secret Life
of KZYX
2005

Responses to
The Secret Life
of KZYX
2006

ISSUE 3

Follow-up
at KZYX
2007

ISSUE 4

The MEC
and KMEC

ISSUE 5

Follow up
at the MEC

The Media Forum was born out of our hero's experience at Mendocino College 1996-99 and as a board member at KZYX from 2003 - 2005. The first three issues (above) highlight the prospects for community control at KZYX. Follow his adventures starting with the publishing of The Secret Life Of KZYX (Issue 1) and the discussion it brought about (Issue 2 and Issue 3). Discouraged by the sidetracking of the Ukiah studio and by the defeat of the the "egalitarians" in the board elections, our hero turned his attention to the MEC and KMEC the new low power radio station in Ukiah (Issue 4 and Issue 5) cover revealing and some unfortunate developments at the MEC and KMEC which turn out okay in the end, I hope.

photo of Dan Hamburg Collins  

ISSUE 6

Alicia Littletree and
Dan Hamburg
Interviews

ISSUE 7

Another Crisis of
Transparency
at KZyX

ISSUE 8

Collins
Transparency Makes Good Radio

ISSUE 9

Collins
Transparency
Too Dangerous


Issue 6 (above) features candid interviews with Alicia Littletree and Dan Hamburg. Issue 7 returns to KZYX to document sudden changes in management there and an increasingly opaque board. Issue 8 Spring 2011 follows Collins, agent of change, as he runs for the board on the notion that "Transparency Makes Good Radio." In Issue 9 Spring 2012 he transforms himself and repents for his sins of anti-authoritarianism in his famous speech "Transparency Kills". His performance at the Candidates Forum was so engaging that the broadcast was banned.

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ISSUE 10

John Coate and
Member Control:
the impossible dream

ISSUE 11

Winds of Change Blow Through the Board

ISSUE 12

Contested election and a real debate?! Stay tuned!

 

 


In Issue 10 Spring 2013 our agent is back to his same old egalitarian self, running again to keep alive the "impossible dream of MEMBER CONTROL" And now in Issue 11 our hero claims that the "winds of change are blowing through the board..." Issue 12 Complaints to the FCC stall renewal of KZYX license; and it looks like there will be a real election, maybe.

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