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By Scott Michaels

Listen to Interviews with Community Leaders, News Makers and Event Organizers from the KPAY Morning News

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Chico E/R Editor Mike Wolcott

November 18th, 2021 12:00am

Chico's Daily Newspaper, The Enterprise Record's Editor Mike Wolcott joins the guys for a look at What you love about Chico, recently featured in the paper, the state of Journalism in todays divided world, and the future of Journalism and recruting a new generation to the business

Chico Update

November 18th, 2021 12:00am

In a new Feature, highlighting the City of Chico each Thursday we will be checking in with the department leaders and City staff regarding ongoing issues, projects etc within the City of kick it off we talk to City Manager Mark Orme

Butte County Redistricting Maps Review

November 15th, 2021 12:00am

BC Supervisor Doug Teeter ( Dist 5) brings the KPAY Morning News up to date on the latest work on redistricting and what that means for his current District 5 , representing Paradise and other ares impacted by Wildfires. The Work of the Consultant and the hurdles to assure that his District is structured in a way that allows him to continue to represent those communities impacted by recent fires.

3rd Year Anniversary CAMP FIRE

November 8th, 2021 12:00am

Town Manager Kevin Phillips loks back over the last 3 years and gives update on the Town rebuilding and looking ahead for the future of the Town wiped out by the Camp Fire Nov 8 2018.

RECALL Sean Morgan

November 5th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan responds to the intent of recall by the group "Chico Voters" and explains what the group are the reasons behind the recall and what he feels are the motives behind the effort

Author Wm Damon "A Round of Golf with my Father"

November 5th, 2021 12:00am

Damon talks about how we all have regrets or issues in our past and how we can learn from those events that have shaped our lives and who we are to learn and grom into the future so no one should have any regrets at the end...

Attorney Robert Berry Stewards of Parks and Waterways

November 3rd, 2021 12:00am

Berry joins us to talk about the Motion filed with the Federal Court in teh ongoing case of Warren v Chico regarding the homeless issue..He explains the Citizens Group Chico Stewards of Parks and Waterways are asking the judge for a place at the table in ongoing discussions regarding the use of city parks etc for the homeless encampments

Paraidse Weekly update

October 28th, 2021 12:00am

Greg Bolin shares the latest rebuild gets into the Supply Chain issues with Home Buildiers...saying the cost of everything is rising. which in turn causes prices to rebuild to climb

ABC Norcal is Hiring Trainers Mentors

October 27th, 2021 12:00am

Michelle Daugherty President/CEO of ABC NorCal talks about the number of trade construction jobs that are currently open in teh state (500K) they are currently hiring Trades Persons to help train and mentor the next generation of trades persons.

California School Choice Initiative

October 26th, 2021 12:00am

the Morning News joined by Mike Alexander, CHAIRMAN CALIFORNIANS FOR SCHOOL CHOICE..talking about his group and their Campaign to get Ballot Initiative on the 2022 Ballot to set up School Savings accounts for all Children in California

Single Moms to Homeowners

October 19th, 2021 12:00am

The Founder of the Group Single Moms to Homeowner, Alisha Simpkins talks about the Non Profit with their Golas of helping Single Mos (and Dads) to get into their very own Home..Single Moms to Homeowner is the group that she founded and are just launching in the North State

Town Paradise Update

October 14th, 2021 12:00am

Steve Woody Culleton gives us latest update on the rebuild and recovery Effforts.. plus the latest on the Sewer project ..

Chico Broadband Project

October 14th, 2021 12:00am

Chico's Info System Manager Josh Marquis and Chico Chamber's katy Thoma discuss the City of Chico's Broadband project in its initial stages and how the City will work on bringing this service to city residents

Assm James Gallagher AB36

October 14th, 2021 12:00am

Gallagher talks about the Governor recently signing his bill AB 36 that will help the Town of Paradise move forward with the Sewer project and what it means for the region.. He also talked about other legislation that has worked theu the Capitol...

Enloe Flu Vax Clinics

October 13th, 2021 12:00am

Enloe is offering Free Flu Shot Clinics as we ramp up for Flu season in the Northstate... Officials join the Morning News to talk the Vaccinations ..Covid Vax and why its important this year to get protected from the flu

Amma Culture

October 13th, 2021 12:00am

Exec Director and FOunder of Amma Culture talks about the upcming event for Kids & Families to promote the African Diaspora and Culture. plus reminds us about her Family History as Life Long Residents in Chico having grown up attending school and Graduating from Chico State...

Grow Tech Fest 2021

October 6th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Start Executive Director Eva Shepard joins the Morning News to talk about what Chico Start does , helping grow New Business Start Ups in the North Valley and promoted the Upcoming Grow Tech Fest , a 2 day event that has a full 2 days of Seminars and Special Sessions to Promote Start Up Business.

Enloe Mandatory Vax Mandate Impact

October 1st, 2021 12:00am

Enloe Medical Centers Jolene Francis talks about the new Healthcare Vax mandate imposed by the State Health Dep and how Enloe has been impacted by this mandate.. Also gives update on the Covid Patients and how 80% of Patients including ICU patients are Unvax'd persons. Stressing the importance of getting the shot.

Chico City Councilman Sean Morgan Returns

September 24th, 2021 12:00am

Morgan rejoins the Morning News to give an update on the Homeless Issue and the progress being made with the Judge and Advocates..He also addresses the City's plan to run the Ice Skating Rink in the PLaxze, The 1% sales tax increase and New Developmentfor the City..

Atty Rob Berry Letter to Council

September 17th, 2021 12:00am

Attorney Rob Berry talks about Cease & Desist Letter sent to Chico City Officials over recent talks and meetings held in possible violation of Brown Act. Berry Also addresses the Back and forth between City and Homeless Advocates with the Magistrate Judge and what he might due in relation to fining the City over Comments made on teh KPAY Morning Show

Fox Host Steve Hilton

September 17th, 2021 12:00am

Steve HIlton Host of Fox Business and the California Rebel base Podcast joins the Morning Show to recap the Recall Election and how it impacts the upcoming Governor Election in 2022 and also what if any impact on National Politics...How both sides Campaigned ..what worked and didn't work looking ahead at California Politics

Chico Mayor Andrew Coolidge

September 14th, 2021 12:00am

Coolidge talks the latest on the Ongoing issue of Homeless sheltering, the Fed Judge rulings on the temporary resting site at the Chico Airport not meeting his expectations and whats next for teh city.

Chico Chamber CE) Katy Thoma

September 14th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Chamber CEO and President Katy Thoma joins Scott & Mike to talk about the latest Small business atmosphere in the city and how Business owners continue to struggle with dealing with Pandemic issues from hiring to working to keep their businesses open

Chico Homeless New Ordinance Passes Council

September 9th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan breaks down the New ordinance just passed by the Council and if the Judge will approve to lift the Restraining Order. as both sides meet with the Magistrate judge Friday Sep 10

Cash Bail Bills trying to be pushed thru State Legislation

September 9th, 2021 12:00am

@ Bills that would eliminate Cash Bail and the Bailbonds system for most crimes are working thru the State Capitol.. Executive Director of the American Bail Coalition Jeffrey Clayton talks about the bills and how these lawmakers are going against the Will of Voters (We voted no to eliminate the Cash Bail System in Nov 2020) and what impact this has on crime in the state

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

August 31st, 2021 12:00am

The Congressman talks Afghanistan, Wildfires, Water Storage and Covid Vaccinations with Scott & Mike

BINTF Mike OBrien

August 25th, 2021 12:00am

Former Chico Police Chief Mike O'Brien has taken on new roles as a City Councilman and Leading the Butte Interagency Narcotics Task Force..He joins the Morning News to talk about the epidemic of Meth Overdose in the County and the continued work to take dealers off our streets.

Enloe Medical Ctr Covid Update

August 20th, 2021 12:00am

Jolene Francis from Enloe gives us update on the Uptick in Covid 19 Cases at the Hospital and how most of the cases are those unvaccinated against the virus. Francis talks that things get worse before they improve if those opposed to the Vaccinations push their agenda and wont protect the community

Filmmaker Lucy Walker Bring your Own Brigade

August 18th, 2021 12:00am

Filmmaker Lucy Walker talks about her new Film "Bring your Own Brigade" which looks at the underlying causes on the Wildfires in California...Looking at the 2018 Camp Fire as well as the Woolsey Fire in Southern California...Walkers film looks at the many contributing factors including Climate, Forest Management and Logging as factors behind the continuing issue of these Massive Fires in the State is released Friday Aug 20 Streaming on teh CBSN app and at Paramount +

Doug Ose / Recall Newsome

July 28th, 2021 12:00am

Former Rep Doug Ose talks about the upcoming Recall Newsome Election and how first Voters need to approve the recall and then Vote for who they want to replace Newsome for the reminder of his term...Ose talks about the CA GOP Party and What he briings to the table as a candidate

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

July 9th, 2021 08:30am

Sean Morgan talks about the Federal Judge holding the temporary injunction over Homeless sheltering and also about process to fill the Vacant Council Seats following resignation of Scott HUber and Kami Denlay

Chico Public Works Summer Projects

June 29th, 2021 12:00am

Director of Public Works for City of Chico Brendan Ottebone talks about the 7 Major Projects slated for the city this Summer...also how the city works with local contractors and vendors to kepp the money local...and the Grants and Funding received for these projects

Chico CC Sean Morgan

June 25th, 2021 12:00am

Sean answers challenges from Butte Co and Others over the Resting Site Plans for the Homeless population to answer teh Judges orders to come up with a Solution my July 2nd..

Keep it Real Caregiving

June 14th, 2021 08:00am

Former Action News Now Anchor Julia Yarbough talks life after the Morning News..and her campaign to help those who are Having to jump in a Caregiver role with their elderly parents to find help..

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

June 10th, 2021 12:00am

Morgan gets to answer critics of the City Admin and Council in handling of the Homeless issue and what is being done behind the scenes to present to the Federal Judge in answer to the Lawsuit and Restraining Order brought by Advocates of the homeless population

Saving Chico Parks & Waterways

June 8th, 2021 08:00am

Attorneys Rob Berry And Walt McNeill break down the latest case the city of Chico faces in front of a Federal Judge to provide Sheltering Solutions for the City...The Date has been pushed again the deadline now is June 25th.. Berry & McNeill talk about the Short giving of the City administration and Service Providers and what they need to do to make the Lawsuit and Temporary Restraining Order to go away.. Pt 1 of 2 Part series

Saving Chico Parks & Waterways

June 8th, 2021 07:30am

the conversation continues with Attorneys Rob Berry And Walt McNeill break down the latest case the city of Chico faces in front of a Federal Judge to provide Sheltering Solutions for the City...The Date has been pushed again the deadline now is June 25th.. Berry & McNeill talk about the Short giving of the City administration and Service Providers and what they need to do to make the Lawsuit and Temporary Restraining Order to go away.. Pt 1 of 2 Part series

Chico Mayor talks Homeless Ad Hoc Cmte

May 7th, 2021 12:00am

Mayor Andrew Coolidge talks about progress being made within the Ad Hoc Committee addressing the homeless issue in the City of Chico...and also addresses the continuning work being done to resolve this probelm for the city, service providers and the homeless

BCPH May Update

May 4th, 2021 12:00am

Butte County Public Health Lisa ALmaguer gets us update on Vaccinations..and the importance of residents receiving the Vaccine in our goal of Herd with warmer weather its mosquito season

BCSO Sheriff Kory Honea

April 29th, 2021 12:00am

Sherrif gets us up to date on teh State of his dept regarding difficulty recruiting new Deputies, How the Surge at Border impacts Crime in Butte County and other areas....

Assmb James Gallagher

April 21st, 2021 08:30am

Gallagher and Kevin Kiley won their day in Court in the Case against Gov Gavin Newsome and teh Executive Orders signed prior to the NOv 2020 Election.. Both sides presented their case...Gallagher tells us whats next as the case moves forward thru the Process..

NVCF More Small Biz Grants

April 21st, 2021 08:00am

Alexa Benson Valavanis . North Valley Community Foundation CEO/President talks about the impact of Aaron Rogers donating Funds to help North Valley Small Business...Reminding Owners to apply for another round of Grants ...go to for details

Impact of Rent Deferment

April 15th, 2021 12:00am

Chico Real Estate Agent Jack Van Rossum talks about the Federal and State Rent Deferment programs during the pandemic and the consequences on Property Owners, Managers and Mortgage lenders.

Chico Homeless Camps on Hold

April 13th, 2021 12:00am

Folowing the Ruling from a Federal Judge last week..the City of Chico has to put a hold on clearing Campers from City Property, Parks and Greenways...Attorney Rob Berry has represented Community Groups when it comes to Homeless encampments in our Parks and brings us up to speed on the latest Legal happenings and what's next for City Officials to answer the ruling.

Facebook and Small Business

April 12th, 2021 09:30am

FB has released a study about Small Biz in California and across the nation..How they have been impacted by the Pandemic...Policy Manager Diana Doukas breaks down the numbers

Debris Removal Update North Complex Fire

April 12th, 2021 09:00am

CAL OES Greg Renick gives update on teh Debris Removal from properties impacted by North Complex/Bear Fire..and the work going on to clear properties...

Exec Director Work Training Center

April 5th, 2021 08:00am

New Exec Director Brett Barker talks about the new direction of the Work Training Center as they Move into a new phase

No Way Home The Crisis of Homelessness

April 5th, 2021 12:00am

Co Author of the new Book No Way Out Dr Wayne Winegarden talks abou the crisis in California and what needs to be done from both a legislative and Provider means to address and work through the homelessness crisis as California falls behind other states in dealing with the issue.

Doug Ose for Gov

April 1st, 2021 12:00am

Former Ca Congressman Doug Ose talks about the issues in the state and why he decided to challenge Gavin Newsome for the Governorship.. Ose also talks about the Pandemic, Border Crisis and more

Chico Rotary 100 Years Old

April 1st, 2021 12:00am

Rotary President Mark Francis (Golden Valley Bank) talks about 100 years of Chico Rotary on teh Anniversary of the start (1921) What the group does for the community. Mark Also talks about the current Economic impact in the North Valley , gives his take on Cryptocurrencies.