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Mendocino County Public Broadcasting

PO Box 1, Philo CA 95466

Office: 707-895-2324    Fax: 707-895-2451

Online at www.kzyx.org 


Position Description

The Executive Director/General Manager reports to the MCPB Board of Directors, and provides leadership in formulating and implementing the organization’s mission, values, goals, and programs. Key areas of responsibility are: resource development and financial management; planning; facilities development and management; community relations and advocacy; program development and evaluation; administration and legal compliance. The ED/GM reports to the Board. Paid and unpaid staff report to the ED/GM.

 Responsibilities include:

Resource Development and Financial Management

·       In partnership with the Board, oversee all resource development activities and strategically prsue fund development opportunities and partnerships to diversify MCPB’s resource base.

·       Assure an appropriate account system and adherence to financial policies/procedures

·       Recommend an annual budget  in cooperation with the Finance Committee for Board approval.

·       Monitor and prudently manage MCPB’s resources within the approved budget.

·       Assure development of financial statements with regular review by the Finance Committee and Board.

·       Provide leadership in technology planning MCPB’s HD Radio conversion.

·       Assure ongoing strategic planning, including regularly reviewing progress and updating goals.

·       Facilitate development of the annual budget and programmatic work plan for Board approval.

Facilities Development and Management

·       Assure continued operation of mCPB’s six facilities in a manner that best serves the mission and constituency of the station.

·       Identify opportunities and potential partners to maximize community benefits through through creative utilization of MCPB’s existing facilities as well as other venues.

Community Relations and Advocacy

·       Serve as MCPB’s primary spokesperson, assuring the organization’s mission, programs and services are consistently presented in a strong, positive light to current and potential stakeholders.

·       Provide leadership in developing appropriate messaging for diverse constituencies.

·       Maintain positive relationships with community, cultural and civic leadership

·       Participate in local, state, and national networks as a leader in the community media field.

·       Monitor telecommunications policy developments and help shape MCPB’s advocacy role in the field.

 Program Development and Evaluation

·       Oversee and expand services to community members, partners and local government in line with MCPB’s mission through broadcast programming and other activities.

·       Provide strategic leadership in catalyzing new partnerships with nonprofits, diverse community organizations, and other potential partners.

·       Provide ongoing evaluation of MCPB’s broadcasting, programs and services

 Human Resources: Board, Staff, and Volunteers

·       Support the Board in its ongoing governance work, including recruitment, orientation, training, and evaluation activities.

·       Assist the Board’s leadership in engaging the Board in its governance duties while also staying in touch with the heart of MCPB – how the organization is making a difference in the community.

·       Work with employees to manage workloads, regularly review staff performance, and assure professional development opportunities for all staff.

·       Manage hiring, dismissal, retention and recognition of employees, assuring compliance with authorized personnel policies and applicable laws.

·       Assure that MCPB maintains appropriate volunteer systems and practices to encourage and recognize the contributions of volunteers.

 Administration and Legal Compliance

·       Assure appropriate administrative systems to support MCPB’s governance and operations.

·       Manage MCPB’s legal affairs.

·       Administer MCPB’s compliance and timely reporting in accordance with grants, contracts and applicable laws and regulations, including FCC, IRS, CPB, etc.


Updated August 2016

Accounts receivable 

             Invoice underwriting clients and manage payment schedules

             Process all individual donations – process credit cards and put together bank deposits 

Process and maintain monthly EFT’s (electronic funds transfers) 2x’s per month – run function      and follow up with expired/declined cards

 Accounts payable

            Enter and manage all bills in Peachtree (accounting software)

            Pay all bills in conjunction with GM        

Make accounting adjustments 

Track all prepaid expenses – end of each month make entries

Track employee accrued vacation – quarterly make entries

Track prepaid underwriting – quarterly make entries

Track underwriting trades – quarterly make entries

Manage and maintain membership database - Allegiance

File/Pay sales tax quarterly – Board of Equalization

File form 109 by Sept each year - Franchise Board

Prepare financial reports monthly and quarterly for GM and Treasurer

Process 1099’s and 1096’s for IRS and contractors at end of calendar year

Prepare all documents for audit and meet with the auditor

Work in conjunction with Treasurer and GM to create the yearly budget

Reconcile bank statements with accounting software

Send list of individual donations when payments are made to membership coordinator so that they can generate thank you/tax receipt letters  

There are two positions open for election by all members: one for District 1 (Talmage, Calpella, Redwood Valley, & Potter Valley), and one At-Large seat. 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 January 30th, 2016. The application is available online here or from the station, and you may submit it with your ballot statement by email, regular mail, or in person at the station. The Elections Coordinator, Jane Futcher, may be reached by email, This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or by leaving a message at the station during regular business hours. You may contact her if you have any interest in filling one of these positions, or if you have any elections-related questions.

There is also a Programmer-Elected seat open. Any current KZYX&Z programmer is eligible to fill this seat, and this seat is elected by current programmers only. Fill out the application linked below and on the line asking for which seat, note "Programmer-Elected."

Please read the MCPB Bylaws and Director's Responsibilities in considering your interest & qualifications.



MCPB Bylaws

Director Responsibilities


Total number of members fluctuates often with new members and expiration of memberships. We establish a count once a year for purposes of mailing Board election ballots to all members in good standing as of December 31st.

















Current (preliminary)



Americana Jason Isbell Something More Than Free $75
Americana Kasey Musgraves Pagent Material $75
Americana Milk Carton Kids Monterey $75
Americana Patty Griffin Servant of Love $75
Americana Richard Thompson Still $75
Americana Steve Martin & Edie Brickell So Familiar $75
Americana The Wood Brothers Paradise $75
Americana Tim O'Brien Pompadour $75
Bluegrass Steep Canyon Rangers Radio $75
Blues Guy Davis Kokomo Kid $75
Blues Various Artists -Early Blues Performers Classic Recordings from the 20's & 30's $75
Celtic Daimh The Hebridean Sessions $75
Celtic Daimh Hebredian CD + Tuneship $120
Celtic Putumayo Celtic Café $75
Classical Alicia Weilerstein & Inon Barnatan Rachmaninoff & Chopin Cello Sonatas $75
Classical Gabriella Montero Rachmaninoff & Montero $75
Classical Jonas Kauffman Nessun Dorma: The Puccini Album $75
Classical Maurizio Pollini Beethoven Complete Piano Sonatas -8CD $180
Classical YoYo Ma & Kathryn Stott Songs From the Arc of Life $75
Funk/Soul Alabama Shakes Sound & Color $75
Funk/Soul Various Artists Dap Tone Gold 2 $75
Jazz Dave Stryker Messin' With Mr. T $75
Jazz Erroll Garner The Complete Concert By the Sea - 3CD $120
Jazz John Scofield Past Present $75
Jazz Vocal Cecile McLorin Salvance For One To Love $75
Jazz Vocal Lizz Wright Freedom & Surrender $75
Rock Grateful Dead The Best of the Grateful Dead - 2 CD $100
Rock Grateful Dead The Definitive Live Story 4 CD set $180
Rock Van Morrison The Essential Van Morrison 2 CD $100
World Daby Toure Amonafi $75
World Putumayo French Café $75
World Rising Appalachia Wider Circles $75
World St Germain St Germain $75
Cannabis Hour Martin Lee Smoke Signals - A History of Marijuana $120
Consider This Jerry Coyne Fact vs Faith $150
Farm&Garden Olivia Rathbone Occidental Arts &Ecology Center Cookbook $180
Forthright Project Censored Censored  2016 $100
HHP Matthew Wood The Book of Herbal Wisdom $120
Mind Body Fr Sean O'Laoire Souls on Safari $75
This Am Life Jessica Abel Out on the Wire & Public Radio Tatoos $150
TUC Radio Roy Scranton Leaning to Die in the Anthropocene $75
Womens Voices Kate Schatz Rad Women A to Z $75
KZYX Swag KZYX Kleen Kanteen Water Bottle 27oz wide mouth stainless steel $150
  KZYX Grocery Bag   $75



KZYX Phone Numbers

Business office 707-895-2324

Philo studio 707-895-2448

Willits studio 707-456-9991

Mendocino studio 707-937-5103

KZYX Underwriting

KZYX doesn’t play commercials but we do have underwriting, which is very different from advertising. It is a great way to support KZYX and in exchange we will let our listeners know what goods and services your organization offers.

For questions about underwriting on KZYX, call (707) 895-2324 or email uw [at] kzyx [dot] org

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