Jeffrey Parker, photo submitted.

Announcement: KZYX appoints new interim manager

KZYX and Z, also known as Mendocino County Public Broadcasting, appointed Jeffrey Parker, a longtime journalist originally from Santa Rosa, as its interim General Manager and Executive Director. Here are the details from the press release:
Mendocino County Public Broadcasting is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeffrey Parker, a veteran newsman, media pioneer, publisher and social entrepreneur, as Interim Executive Director and General Manager of KZYX radio.  Parker will take up the post on December 1, succeeding Diane Hering. At its next meeting in early January, the KZYX board plans to vote to make Parker a formal offer of the position of permanent Executive Director and General Manager. A native of Santa Rosa with lifelong family ties to Mendocino County, Parker served two decades as a news agency reporter in New York, Washington, Beijing, Hong Kong and Taipei before co-founding an independent publishing company and dedicating many years to fostering sustainable, community-focused healthcare services in China and India. Parker resided mainly in China from 1990 until early 2016, when he returned to his roots with a desire to find new channels of service.