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Chico receives 43 Million in Camp Fire Funds

November 22nd, 2023 08:00am
The City of Chico Agreed to 43 Million in Camp Fire Settlement Trust Funds due to impact of the roads and infrastructure Post Camp Fire. City Councilman Tom Van Overbeek breaks down where these funds will be spent and the positive impact for the City. Tom also discusses Homelessness and the ongoing work of clearing Encampments, The Airport and More ..

Chico Start/Fresh Haven

November 20th, 2023 08:00am
Founders of a New Business Fresh Haven tell us about their business/Product and how they receive(d) guidance thru Chico Start to assist them when it came to getting their business started. find out more at

Rebuild Paradise Foundation

November 16th, 2023 08:30am
Jennifer Goodlin with the Rebuild Paradise Foundation talks about how their Non profit group has been awarding grants to deserving resident Impacted by the Camp Fire to assist in the rebuild of their homes and how they are working with Ridge Schools to get the handprints of all children attending Ridge Schools for a Mural Project.

Amma Culture Holiday Cultural Celebration

November 16th, 2023 08:15am
Amma Culture's Anecia Johnson promotes the Holiday Cultural Celebration Dec 3 at the Chico Woman's tells us how there will be fund raiser for local artist Mark Johnson.

Enloe Medical has a New Name

November 14th, 2023 08:00am
Joleen Francis, VP of Philanthropy and Communications at Enloe Health joins us to talk about the new branding for the Medical Center and the Company plus gives updates on the Fund raising Campaigns both with the Cancer Center and Flight Care New Helicopter.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

November 8th, 2023 08:30am
The Congressman remembers the 5 year milestone of the Camp Fire and how the Federal and local governments stepped up following the fire for the Town of Paradise and others impacted by the disaster. LaMalfa talks about the recent Vote to censure a member of Congress and then his thoughts on Sites reservoir and what the Governor and state needs to do to get the project moving forward.

Chico City Council rewind

November 8th, 2023 08:00am
Councilman Tom VanOverbeek gives update on the latest City Council Meeting ..the issues discussed on the agenda regarding Homelessness, Infrastructure and Public Safety.

Camp Fire 5yrs later

November 8th, 2023 07:00am
Paradise Mayor Greg Bolin rewinds 5 years ago thru the initial Disaster to recovery and rebuild and where Paradise was and where it is now and looking ahead to the future.

Impact of AI in the Classroom

November 7th, 2023 08:00am
Sociology Professor Nik Janos (Chico State) talks about the impact of Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom when it relates to Students using it for Classwork to Faculty either embracing or rejecting the technology and the future of AI both in School and in Society

Chico E/R 170 year Anniversary

November 6th, 2023 08:00am
Chico Enterprise Record Editor Mike Wolcott talks about the 170 year anniversary of the Chico Enterprise Record and the challenges facing a Daily Newspaper in this age of Internet and Online news

James Gallagher talks SCOTUS Martin v Boise

November 6th, 2023 07:30am
The Republican leader sends letter to Leading Democrats in Sacramento to join in filing a Brief with the Supreme Court to look at and reverse Martin V Boise in the ongoing battle between Advocates and City officials regarding the Homeless Sheltering issue.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

November 3rd, 2023 07:30am
The Congressman talks about getting his Camp Fire Tax Relief bill thru the House Ways & Means Committee and what's next to get The Tax relief for those who received funds thru the PG&E Fire Trust He also talked about th3e Spending Bill with Aid to Israel and the games they have to play to get some bills passed thru The House

Camp Fire 5 yrs Later

October 31st, 2023 08:00am
Paradise Mayor Greg Bolin talks about the progress made 5 years since the Camp Fire devastated the Town of Paradise. How the recovery and rebuild is going, what projects continue to be the focus and what the Town has planned to commemorate the upcoming milestone.

Israel Hamas Conflict..Chico State Expert Gives perspective

October 18th, 2023 08:00am
Chico State Lecturer and Middle East Expert John Crosby gives his Insight into the Politics, History and what lies ahead in the Israel Hams Conflict. What are the solutions and what lies ahead.

Town Paradise Preps for 5yr post Camp Fire

October 12th, 2023 07:30am
Town Recovery Director Colette Curtis updates on events planned for the community leading to the 5yr anniversary since the Fire. Curtis also talks Transportation Grid Plans, Emergency Sirens, and work to assist residents in their rebuild efforts.

Grow Tech Fest 2023 w/ Chico Start

October 10th, 2023 08:30am
Chico Start Executive Director Eva Shepard Nicoll Promotes the upcoming event Grow tech Fest 2023 that attracts Business Leaders and Future leaders for a 2 day event highlighting Various Start Ups and helping promote these businesses to experts from around Northern California

Chico Airport Open House

October 10th, 2023 08:00am
Regional Airport Manager Tom Barh promotes the upcoming Open House at the Airport updates on the latest news of Bringing Air Service back to Chico and the North Valley

Enloe Flu Clinic

October 4th, 2023 08:00am
Enloe is hosting the 1 and only Flu Shot Clinic of the season on Monday Pct 9 at the Chico Elks Lodge from 11-2p and 3-6p ..they talk about the importance of getting the shot, how to register for the clinic, and the safety of the vax.

Butte County Farm Bureau

October 2nd, 2023 08:00am
BCFB Executive Director Coleen Cecil gives update on the Harvest...Water storage and How teh Local Ranchers and Farmers are still facing Labor, Pricing issues.

Assemblyman James Gallagher

September 28th, 2023 08:00am
Gallagher reax to Gov Newsome's latest bill signing from School Books to LGBTQ protections , Water and Sites reservoir to Gas Prices and tells us How the Governor should pay more attention to his duties and not worry about being on the National Stage

valley Contractors Exchange helps rebuild in Paradise

September 21st, 2023 08:00am
Valley Contractors Workforce Foundation Executive Director Amy Rohrer talks about what the Hands on Tools Mobile Construction Training (MCT) has been going and promotes How Volunteers and Trainees are working together to Rebuild a Home in Paradise for a Camp Fire Survivor. for more info its

Business Confidence Survey w/ Golden valley Bank CEO

September 20th, 2023 07:45am
Golden Valley Bank's CEO-President Mark Francis looks at the latest Business Owner Confidence Survey released breaking down how Butte County Business is feeling about the Economy . From Labor to Sales and How they view the present and future economic conditions.

Paradise offers ADU & Landscape Plans

September 14th, 2023 08:00am
Town of Paradise Community Development Director Susan Hartman gives up on teh rebuild eforts and about how residents can now get plans on what is called an ADU (Accessible Dwelling Unit) that can be built with a Residence on a Lot to provide another Dwelling. also how the Town offers Different landscape plans for Those rebuilding homes on the Ridge .

Glenn Co Supervisor Monica Rossman

September 6th, 2023 08:00am
Ms Rossman talks about all issues from water to elections to business. Rossman also is a strong supporter to help Seniors and First responders.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

August 30th, 2023 07:00am
The Congressman joins Scott & Mike to talk about the Tax Bill working thru Congress to give relief to those who receive Settlement Payments from PG&E on the Camp Fire and others in Northern California. LaMalfa talks about Wildfire Prevention measures and what North State residents feel are the Biggest Issues, from Water storage to Agriculture.

Chico State Expert on Trumps Legal Issues

August 24th, 2023 08:00am
Chico State's Maitreya Badami breaks down the latest charges brought against Former President Trump in the alleged interference of the 2020 election trying to overturn the results. Could he face prison time? strong is the case? How can the Georgia DA use the Federal RICO statutes against Trump and the other 18 defendants?

Chico Homeless Camp Clear out Update

August 17th, 2023 08:00am
Chico Public Works Director Erik Gustafson gives update on the clear out of the remaining Homeless encampment and what the next step are in the ongoing homeless situation He also update on the Current Major Road work happening around the city.

New Chico State President Steve Perez

August 16th, 2023 08:00am
As the School year is getting ready to Start.. Chico State President Steve Perez lays out his goals and plans for the future of Chico State From Enrollment, to Budget Shortfalls to Athletics.. Perez tells us his priorities as he takes over The President's Chair.

New Paradise Town Manager

August 10th, 2023 08:00am
Jim Goodwin is the New Paradise Town manager...he talks about what he sees as he takes the reins for recovery and rebuild efforts for the town.

Paradise preps for another Siren Alert Test + Tree Removal

August 3rd, 2023 08:00am
Town of Paradise's Brian Solecki joins the morning News to talk about another Siren Alert test set for Sat at noon plus how property owners are getting financial help thru a Grant From Cal Fire to remove hazardous trees from their Properties and updates on other projects on the Ridge

Rushing vs Chico PD

July 26th, 2023 08:00am
Scott Rushing, Father of Tyler Rushing talks about the recent Ruling by a Federal Judge that his case against the City of Chico and Chico PD can move forward in a Civil Trial regarding teh use of Excessive force in the Death of his Son Tyler, Tyler was involved in an incident with Chico PD in July 2017 where he was shot and tased which resulted in his Death.

Habitat for Humanity Gets 1 Million Grant

July 24th, 2023 08:00am
Butte County's Habitat for Humanity continues building homes for Families in both Chico Paradise and other areas. They recently received a State Grant of 1 Million with help from Assemblyman James Gallagher. Jenny Fales tells us where the Money goes and also announces 2 more homes and families are ready for move in with a Ribbon Cutting in Paradise Saturday July 29th

Paradise Update with Marc Mattox

July 13th, 2023 08:00am
Mattox updates on the Tower Alert System and response after the first 2 tests....also the Tree removal program..Downtown Infrastructure Project and the Help still offered for those still waiting to rebuild on their lots.

Enloe Medical New Life Flight Copter Fund

July 6th, 2023 08:00am
Enloe Medicals Jolene Francis talks about the Fund Raiser to replace an older Life Flight Copter telling us the Enloe Life Flight program serves the entire North State. Francis also updates on the ongoing fund raising for the New Enloe Cancer Center scheduled for opening in 2026 to donate


June 23rd, 2023 08:00am
ChicoStart Executive Director Eva Shepherd- Nicoll joins the Morning News to talk about ChicoStart a group that helps provide resources to budding Entrepreneurs who recently received a 1 Million Grant as only 1 of 7 California group to receive this funding.

Assm. James Gallagher

June 22nd, 2023 08:00am
The State House Republican Leader talks about the Feud between Gavin Newsome and Ron DeSantis, Affordable Housing and Water the ongoing battle with Fentenyl and bills to hold dealers accountable

Calif Wont have Power to Meet EV Mandates

June 20th, 2023 08:00am
Wayne Winegarden (w/Kerry Jackson) Authored a Pacific Research Institutes Study on the Energy shortage the state faces to meet the Governor's EV mandates by 2035 and 2045...what State Lawmakers have failed to account for regarding infrastructure etc and what needs to be done to meet the Mandates if the State meet demand.

Paradise Early Alert System Test

June 14th, 2023 08:00am
Towns Colette Curtis /Director of recovery - Economic Development gives preview of the Test for the Early Alert System Sirens to happen on Thursday June 15th ...Following the Camp Fire residents wanted a better way to be alerted in case of another Emergency Event. The first test with the 5 Towers/Sirens will take place starting at 10a . for more information

Paradise Home Improvement Program

May 23rd, 2023 07:45am
Town Paradise Program Manager Brian Solecki promotes the new Resilient Ignition Resistance Program that allows Homeowners who have a home that survived the Camp Fire to retrofit their Homes with Improvements that meet todays Stronger Wildfire Resistance Codes...From roofing to Siding and other retrofits.

Habitat For Humanity Butte Co Women Build Event

May 19th, 2023 08:30am
Nicole Bateman promotes teh 40 Women Build Event happening Saturday May 20 in Paradise.... we talk about the 30 years celebration for Habitat and how you can help...

Amma Culture Exhibit Chico Children's Museum

May 17th, 2023 08:30am
Anecia Johnson..CEO of AMMA Culture in Chico talks about the current Exhibit at the Chico Children's Museum on African Diaspora History. She talks about the Non-Profit Organization she heads and all they do in the Chico Community.

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

May 11th, 2023 07:30am
Morgan gives update on everything happening in Chico from the Police Dept , Crime, Homeless and Housing..

Paradise Chocolate Festval

May 9th, 2023 08:30am
Special Guest talks about the 18th Annual Event happening Sat May 13 in Paradise.. the group has been raising money for ridge Youth and Other Organizations. What they have in store for the Big Celebration...

May Mental Health Month

May 9th, 2023 08:00am
Brooke Leone, Director of Orchard Hospitals Senior Life Solutions Program talks about Mental Health, the contributing factors leading to poor mental health, the signs to look for, and what can be done if you know someone that may be living with Mental Health Issues.

Paradise Update with Mayor Greg Bolin

May 2nd, 2023 08:00am
Mayor Bolin gives update on the latest news regarding the Bill in Congress to Waive Federal Income tax on Camp Fire Settlement Payments. He also updates on the infrastructure work on the Ridge,, from road work to the New Alert system, and then gives us update on the Building issues still facing Contractors..

Chico Real Estate Update / New Mortgage Rules

April 27th, 2023 08:00am
Laura Willmon, Century 21 Select, has an update on the Chico Housing Market...Jim Heberle , Stanford Mortgage, explains the New Rules /Fees from the Biden Administration (Freddie Mas/Fannie Mae) that raises rates for those with Good Credit Scores while benefitting those with Poor Credit Scores..

Parents Rights v Student Privacy

April 21st, 2023 07:30am
Attorney Rob Berry joins the Morning News to talk about the case of a Chico Mother who was not told of her Daughters Transitioning by a local Chico School Counselor and where the case stands...what School Districts are doing to keep Parents in teh Dark and the battle over Parental Rights.

Paradise Update

April 19th, 2023 08:00am
Town Public works Director Marc Mattox gives us update on the Emergency Alert System, Paving Projects and other ongoing projects including the Sewer system.

Stress management Month

April 18th, 2023 08:00am
Brooke Leone , Program Director for Orchard Hospitals Senior Life Solutions joins the Morning News to talk April Stress Management Month and what their Program offers those who may be impacted by stress in their lives.

Assemblyman James Gallagher

April 18th, 2023 07:30am
the GOP leader talks about the Fentanyl Crisis impacting Families and kids and what the Governor is not doing about it...talks Newsome recent trip nationwide and AB1314 that protects Parents rights for teir Kids and School Districts. On the recent hearings on a Chico Mother and teenage daughter being transitioned by gender by a school counselor without her knowledge.