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Downtown Chico Ice Rink Opens Nov 17

November 17th, 2022 08:00am
DCBA's Linda Gizzi gives update on the Opening of the Downtown Chico Ice Rink as the Downtown Merchants prepare for the Holiday Season.

Paradise Update Thu Nov 17

November 17th, 2022 07:15am
Paradise Public Works Director Marc Mattox gives update on some of the Infrastructure projects continuing in the Town following the 4 year anniversary of the Camp Fire . Also provides information on recent Community Plans and those areas most important to residents.

CA PUC New Solar Tax

November 7th, 2022 08:00am
The California Public Utility Commission is looking at adding a new "Fee" (ie Tax) to Solar customers to offset monies lost by PG&E ..Jim Mikls of Alternative Energy Systems breaks down the why and how it would work. and what it means for those Exisiting and future Solar Customers

Enloe Wellness Expo

November 3rd, 2022 08:30am
Enloe Medical Centers Annual Wellness Expo is Saturday Nov 5 ..Baylee Martin gives the run down of what is available for the public...

Town of Paradise Update Mayor Steve Crowder

November 3rd, 2022 07:00am
As the 4 yr anniversary of the Camp Fire Approaches Mayor Crowder gives update on the Recovery efforts and looks ahead to the Town working on rebuilding


November 1st, 2022 08:00am
Van Overbeek talks about the future of Homelessness in Chico , Issues facing District 6 plus we talk Measure H and How Chico MOves into the Future with Housing etc.

ELECTION 2022 CHICO DISTRICT 3 Jessica Giannola

November 1st, 2022 07:30am
Giannola talks Issues for her District 6 , Homelessness, Affordable Housing and the Future of Chico in addition to the Sales Tax Measure H on the run up to the Election

ELECTION 2022 CHICO DISTRICT 4 Addison Winslow

October 31st, 2022 07:30am
Winslow joins the show to talk about the issues facing Chico and why he's running for the District 4 Council seat. Affordable Hosing, Homelessness and Measure H


October 28th, 2022 08:00am
Our Election Coverage continues with a conversation with the Candidates for Chico District 3.. Dale Bennett joins the Morning News to address the issues facing the District and the City of Chico


October 28th, 2022 07:30am
Our Election Coverage continues with a conversation with the Candidates for Chico District 3.. Monica McDaniel joins the Morning News to address the issues facing her District and the City of Chico


October 27th, 2022 08:00am
The current Councilmember explains why she should be re elected and what issues the City still Faces moving into the Future..from Homeless , to Housing, Economic Growth and Also Measure H


October 27th, 2022 07:30am
Candidate for Chico's District 2 Seat Morgan Kennedy shares her vision for her District and also for the City of Chico .. From the Homeless issue to Affordable Housing and Measure H

Paradise Update TAhu OCt 27

October 27th, 2022 07:00am
We get update on Housing and how the Town is asking both State and Federal Officials for Grant monies to assist with the rebuild of the Town


October 25th, 2022 07:30am
Regional VP Joe Wilson talks Public Safety Power Shutoffs, the upgrade of Equipment, the undergrounding work happening in Paradise and what the Utility plans on working on to assure Safety woth their customers into the future

BCSO Kory Honea

October 24th, 2022 08:00am
Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea joins the Morning News to talk Halloween Safety, especially with all the reports of parents being warned of people handing out fentanyl disguised as candy Honea also addresses the issue of what he calls Narco Slavery in the illegal pot farms in the North State

Neil Yelland Edward Jones Chico

October 20th, 2022 08:00am
Neil talks to the Morning Show about the up & down Stock Market...discusses what influences th Markets and what investors should and shouldn't be doing

Real Estate Expert Laura Willmen (Century 21 Select)

October 18th, 2022 08:00am
Laura joins the show to talk about the current housing market...for buyers and sellers...the trends on home prices, interest rates and the impact on the markets and what the future may hold

Paradise Update Oct 13

October 13th, 2022 07:20am
Town Councilman Steve Culleton gives us update on all things happening with Paradise

Chico Measure H (1% Sales Tax )

October 12th, 2022 08:00am
Brandon Slater (Slater & Sons Contractors) joins the Morning Show to talk about Measure H (Chico 1% Sales Tax) on the November ballot and why he thinks it is needed for the City.

Butte County Economic Snapshot with Golden Valley Banks Mark Francis

October 11th, 2022 08:00am
Golden Valley Bank CEO Mark Francis updates on the latest Economic Snapshot (Qtr 2) recently released showing everything from Housing Starts to Business Owner Confidence...How the influx of Cash has really hurt the Economy both Locally and nationally and the impact Inflation continues to have here in Butte County

Enloe Medical Vax Clinics

September 30th, 2022 08:00am
Reps from Enloe Medical promote the upcoming Flu and Covid 19 Booster Vax Clinics

Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea

September 30th, 2022 07:30am
Honea talks about the epidemic of Fentanyl impacting our Communities plus tips on what parents should keep eyes on as Kids are taking unknowingly leading to overdoses.

Walk to End Alzheimer's Chico 2022

September 28th, 2022 08:00am
Co Chair Lauran Willmon and katia garcia talk about the upcoming Fund raiser and how people can still participate by putting together a Walk team.. the Chico Walk Event Sat Oct 8 at Sycamore Field (One Mile)

Grow Tech Fest 2022

September 27th, 2022 08:00am
Eva Shepard Nicoll, Executive Director of ChicoStart, talks about the upcoming event promoting .. Grow tech Fest 2022 Oct 5, 6

Butte County 2021 Crop Report

September 26th, 2022 08:00am
Coleen Cecil, Butte County Farm Bureau's Executive Director, discusses the findings of the latest report and gives update on the Fate of Farmers and Ranchers as they still face challenges.

Butte County Search & rescue Ball Drop

September 22nd, 2022 08:00am
BCSAR Dennis Schmidt talks about how the Search & Rescue team is all Volunteer and how these community members put their lives on hold to train year round and assist with rescues, Evacuations and other needs...also Promoting their Major Fund Raiser of the year..the Helicopter Golf Ball Drop at Canyon Oaks CC

Paradise Update

September 16th, 2022 07:15am
Greg Bolin talks Infrastructure projects, tf unlicensed Contractors taking advantage of people trying to rebuild, and how the recovery Issues are progressing

Chico City Manager Mark Sorenson

September 15th, 2022 08:00am
Sorenson joins teh News team to talk ongoing Infrastructure projects, Homeless Camp Cleanup and the recent Decicion by the Council on a Hotel Project in one neighborhood

Max Steiner For Congress Dist 1

September 7th, 2022 08:00am
Max Steiner joins the Morning News to introduce himself and also lays out his Agenda on what he feels are the most important issues facing the Northstate in the November Election...From Water to Fire Safety and Forest Management to What his Opponent Doug LaMalfa has done wrong in representing the NorthState for the last 10 years. to find out more

Butte County Public Health Sept Update

September 6th, 2022 08:00am
Public Health Communications Manager Lisa Almaguer updates on the staying safe with the Excessive Heat..the latest on the Monkeypox Case at Chico State and the latest Covid Booster available in Butte County as early as this week.

Explore Butte County To award Microgrants

August 26th, 2022 08:00am
Carolyn Denero (Explore Butte County) discusses funding thru the American Rescue Plan to award "Microgrants" to local Event Planners and organizers to help coming out of the last 2 years where many events were canceled or postponed due to the Pandemic.. Denero explains the process of applying for a grant (Deadline is Aug 31st 2022)

Paradise Receives Recovery Funding

August 25th, 2022 07:30am
Public Works Director Marc Mattox discusses the projects that will be funded thru the recent Federal Wildfire Windfall of 200 Million. The funding will go towards infrastructure (Road Repairs) and some of the fudning will go towards the Sewer System.

Trump Wants a Special Master to review Mar A Lago Documents

August 24th, 2022 08:00am
Chico State's Maitreya Badami with the Department of Criminal Justice explains what exactly the role of a Special Master plays in this case. She discusses the case against The Former President and how His Legal team wants Docs returned that were taken in the Raid

Ukraine Conflict Update as it hits 6 Mos

August 24th, 2022 07:30am
Chico State's John Crosby gives us update on whats next for Russia as the Invasion of Ukraine hit the 6 month Mark. What's the Plan for Putin moving forward? Does he still plan to take over the Country? How long is the US involved with sending Aid to Ukraine?

Enloe Medical Center CEO Mike Wiltemood

August 23rd, 2022 08:00am
Mike gets us up to speed on the New Cancer Center planned for Meriam Park. Telling uws what a big step is for Chico and the North Valley when it comes to Cancer Care and will make it convienient for those going through the journey.

Chico State President Gayle Hutchinson

August 22nd, 2022 08:00am
CSUC's President visits to talk about the New School Year as the Campus returns to "Normal" after 2 + years of Covid distancing and learning. Hutchinson talks about the upcoming School Year from Academics to Sports. also Looks at what's needed to attract New students to attend Chico State

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

August 22nd, 2022 07:30am
The Congressman announces Federal Wildfire Recovery funding for the Town of Paradise, City of Chico and Butte County ..LaMalfa also talks Water policy by both the Feds and State Water Control Board and teh impact on Ranchers and Farmers

Calif School Board Assoc

August 18th, 2022 07:30am
Troy Flint discusses what the Association is working on to work with both School Boards and Parents around the state to calm some of the recent reports of Discourse at School Board Meetings. lays out the plan to reach out to parents to show what the different and varying School Boards are working to make Schools improve around the state.

FBI Assists Business with Cyber Security

August 17th, 2022 08:00am
Special Agent Dennis Guertin talks the importance of Cyber Security and how the Agency can help when there is an issue.

Chico Unified Kelly Staley

August 16th, 2022 08:00am
Chico Unified's Superintendent Kelly Staley talks wit the Morning News about the start of Back to School..after almost 3 years + of events that impacted in class teaching they are back in class..We Talk Safety, New facilities, and Teacher Shortages and the impact on the District.

Chico Walk for Alzheimer's

August 16th, 2022 07:30am
Heaven Wood (ALZ WALK CMTE) and Larry Ducommun talk about the upcoming walk...recruiting Walk teams and Sponsors as teh Walk retunes to a Live Event on Oct 8 in Bidwell Park..

FBI Special Agent Recruitment

August 9th, 2022 08:00am
FBI Special Agent Dan Rodriguez talks about the Diversity recruitment for new Agents.. plus how the FBI has been in the news for the last years over what some believe has Politicized the Agency.. He Addresses those concerns .

Assmb James Gallagher PGE TRUST FUND

August 4th, 2022 07:30am
the Assemblyman discusses his bill that would protect Fire Vicitms form paying State Inclome taxes on Any Trust Fund Monies received thru the PGE Trust ..Gallagher Also gives update on what in anything being done with the ongoing Drought and what State Leaders are ignoring with Water Storge etc.

Paradise Sewer and Road Project Update

July 21st, 2022 07:00am
Town of Paradise Engineer Ashley Stanley updates us on the Sewer and Road Improvement projects underway on the Ridge as part of the Recovery and Rebuild Efforts

Paradise Update

July 14th, 2022 07:15am
Town Council Member Rose Tryon give the weekly update on the Recovery and Rebuild News from Paradise

Chico State Grads have Low Student Loan Debt

July 7th, 2022 08:00am
Chico State ranks top of the heap in a recent Study that looked at Student Loan Debt.. Jerry Ross with Chico State breaks down the study and tells us why Chico State Students are able to keep their Federal Loan debt the lowest at Graduation.

Chico State and Student Debt Report

July 7th, 2022 08:00am
Vp of Student Enrollment Services Jerry Ross tells KPAY that Chico State Students have the smallest debt upon graduating.. Ross gives us the reasons behind this including low tuition cost and how the University teaches Kids how to handle their finances in relation to Student Loans.

Butte Co Public Health Covid Vax Update

July 6th, 2022 08:00am
Lisa Alamaguer from BCPH updates on the availability of Covid 19 Vax for Young Kids now that the FDA has approved the shots for kids 6 mos to 5 yrs old.. Almaguer also updates on importance of getting the Boosters and tells us if these Boosters will be annual event. She also gives update on West Nile Virus and protecting against Mosquito Bites

Chico Citizens Group Presents Initiative to City Officials

July 1st, 2022 08:00am
Local Business Owner Doug Guillen and Councilperson Kasey Reynolds talk to the Morning News about the recent Initiative presented to the City regarding the enforcement of the Existing Laws and Ordinances regarding lawlessness related to the Homeless encmapments and how this relates (or Works with ) the Settlement Agreement as agreed to with the Advocates , the Federal Judge and the City of Chico

Jesus Center / Pallet Shelter Update

June 30th, 2022 08:00am
Jesus Center Executive Director Amber Abney-Bass updates us about the Role the Jesus center is involved in as the day to day operators of the Chico Pallet Shelter. Balancing the between providing services to those at the Shelter while staying within the confines of the Settlement Agreement