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Chico Chamber of Commerce CEP Mike Egbert

April 18th, 2024 08:00am
Mike talks about the state of the City presentation set for Tuesday morning Apr 23rd..he gives his update on the Business community and how the Chamber helps promote business in Chico and his outlook for the future.

Enloe Health Cancer Center Update

April 12th, 2024 08:00am
Jolene Francis (Enloe Health) gives update on the fundraising efforts for the new 100k sq foot facility and what this regional center will be able to do for Cancer Patients with treatment and other Programs that will be offered at the Center.

Chico Announces Major Road Projects

April 10th, 2024 08:00am
Chico Public Works Director Brendan Ottoboni talks about the latest news from the City of Chico regarding Major road rehab projects to begin this spring throughout the city. The biggest being the expansion of Bruce Road. Ottoboni talks about the funding and the timetable for these projects.

Assemblyman James Gallagher on Reform Prop 47

April 8th, 2024 07:30am
The Assemblyman and other Community Leaders are gathering signatures for the FIX 47 ballot measure for the November election. Gallagher talks about the campaign and how the reform initiative would help with crime in our communities. He Also talks The State Budget and how the GOP are trying to get Governor Newsome and the State Dems to work together at the Budget shortfalls. He also talks Water, and update on the Agriculture Community and the challenges they still face.

Free California Reform Prop 47

April 5th, 2024 08:00am
Dom Belza the Chairman of Free California , talks about the efforts by local Officials and statewide to reform Proposition 47 ....they are holding signature petition drives until the deadline on April 23rd to gather enough signatures to qualify for the November ballot.

Chico Council recap

April 3rd, 2024 08:00am
Chico Councilman Tom Van OVerbeek gives a recap of the Tuesday Night Council Meeting from the Shopping Cart ordinance to hte Continued Ban on Allowing new bars opening in the Downtown area. Van Overbeek also talks the impact of Measure H (sales tax Increase) and how the city is spending those funds.

Butte CO Sheriff Kory Honea Prop 47 reform act

March 28th, 2024 08:00am
The Sheriff talks about the failure of Prop 47 which passed by voters in 2014 but has had opposite impact on Communities around the state from what was originally promised by Proponents of the Bill. The Sheriff talks about those impacts both in California and in Butte County and the effort to Reform Prop 47. A Signature Event to sign the Petition is being held Friday March 29 at the Oroville Walmart from 1030a to 2p

Habitat for Humanity Wildfire Safe Homes

March 27th, 2024 08:00am
Nicole Bateman Exec Director for Butte Co Habitat for Humanity and Steve Hawks with IBHS talk about a new program to help Contractors and Home owners to meet new Wildfire Safe Standards as they rebuild in Paradise and wildfire prone areas..Known as the Wildfire Prepared Home Plus Program habitat has adopted the systems to give piece of mind for new homeowners..

Fire Victim Trust Questions Answered

March 21st, 2024 08:00am
Paradise Town Councilman Steve Crowder shares the latest info on the recent Announcement of new Pro Rata payments from the Fire Victim Trust. Crowder has been in contact with Trustee Cathy Yanni and answers questions about the next payments and how it will work.

Assemblyman James Gallagher

March 19th, 2024 07:30am
Gallagher gives his take on the Governors Proposition 1 Race that is still close to call and the impact on the Budget this cost would have. Also the Prop 47 initiative that would change how Theft is changed back to felony instead of misdemeanors, We talk Water Storage (Sites Reservoir) and the Governors lack of leadership.

Paradise Update March 14 2024

March 14th, 2024 08:00am
Public Works Director/Town Engineer Marc Mattox updates on the infrastructure projects. From the Sewer Project to the Emergency Sirens, Road Paving and more...

Congressman Doug LaMalfa Response to State of the Union

March 8th, 2024 07:00am
Doug LaMalfa gives his reaction to the Presidents State of the Union address. He addresses the Border and immigration situation and also how he wants the President to look at Forest Management. He gave an update on the Federal Tax Relief Bill as well.

Chico Downtown Streets Update

March 7th, 2024 08:00am
Public Works Engineer Brendan Ottabani and Councilman Tom Van Overbeek Gives an update on the Downtown Chico Complete Streets Project. Ottabani breaks down the different plans and versions and how its back to "Square One" with the design and after receiving more input from the public.

Christine Mac Shane Lives with out Labels Exhibit

February 29th, 2024 08:30am
Local Artist Christine Mac Shane has a New Art Exhibit and Documentary "Lives without Labels" that highlight the stories of the Faces and stories of the Homeless on the Streets of Chico . The Art Exhibit will open Thursday March 7th at MONCA (Museum of Northern California)

Military Minute Fund Raiser and Launch

February 23rd, 2024 09:00am
Sean Farley spearheading the new Podcast "Military Minute" that features the heroes from past wars and service to our country. They will be holding a fund raising event and Launch of the First episode at the Chico Air Museum Sat Feb 24 at 2p

Town of Paradise Update

February 22nd, 2024 08:00am
Town manager Jim Goodwin updates on the projects, rebuild efforts and looks at the upcoming year as the Town continues with the Rebuild and Recovery.

Chico Council Recap

February 21st, 2024 08:00am
Councilman Tom VanOverbeek recaps the Tuesday Night Council Meeting that approved the new Orchard Creek Subdivision, Revised rules for Holidays and Bar hours for the Downtown Area and also reviewed what the next step is in the clearing and maintenance of Lindo Channel.

BEAM Red Bluff Chamber

February 7th, 2024 08:00am
Dave Gowan CEO of the Red BLuff/Temam Co Chamber of Commerce promotes the upcoming Business Expo and Mixer (BEAM) February 22 getting Local Businesses together. info at

Chico City Councilman Mike O'Brien

February 5th, 2024 07:30am
Obrien joins the Morning news to announce his run for the Council District 1 seat ..He also gives his take on the issues facing the City, from roads to public safety, the new Downtown Streets Project, Airport and more

House Passes Tax Bill Cong D LaMalfa

February 1st, 2024 07:45am
The House passes the Big tax relief Bill . Congressman Doug LaMalfa talks about what this means for Wildfire Victims who have been waiting for relief from paying Federal Income Tax on PGE Trust Fund Settlement Payouts. LaMalfa Says the Senate could vote as early as next week then it will passed to the President for His signature

Chico City Finance gets Thumbs up

January 25th, 2024 09:00am
Chico Councilman Sean Morgan shares the news that following an outside Audit says City Finances and Budget gets a thumbs up. Morgan says the City has done a good job of not just Budgeting the finances but also has done a great job keeping City officials informed of the State of the Budget.

Oroville Lights

January 19th, 2024 08:00am
Rotary of Oroville spokesman Dean Gurr tells us about the background of the Project to attach LED lights to the Table Mountain Bridge. He breaks down the history of the Historic Water Celebration associated with the bridge and how the Community can participate in the fund raising campaign. Visit for more information

Chico Council Recap

January 17th, 2024 08:00am
Chico Councilman Tom Van Overbeek gives update from the weekly Council meeting including the approval of the Downtown Card Room to the Work that needs to be done on Lindo Channel to The New Housing development Valleys Edge.

Camp Fire Tax Relief Bill Update

January 17th, 2024 06:30am
Congressman Doug LaMalfa gives an update on the Camp Fire Tax Relief Bill HR 4970 getting Bi-partisan support and making its way thru the House Ways & Means Committee. He gives a timeline for a vote and what he expects as the bill moves its way to the Presidents Desk

Chico Councilman Sean Morgan

January 12th, 2024 08:00am
Councilman Morgan joins the Morning Show to talk about the recent back & Forth with Safe Space , the non profit who works with getting people out of the elements each night for shelter. He breaks down the time line of what's occurred and where it stands now. Also talks about the upcoming project to Revitalize the Downtown Chico Area and what that means for the City , Businesses and Chico State.

Butte Co Public Health

January 10th, 2024 08:00am
BCPH Public Information Officer Lisa Almaguer updates on the 2023 Community Heath Assessment (CHA) and looks at the recent spike in Flu and updates on Covid cases in the County

ARC of Butte County New Executive Director

January 8th, 2024 08:00am
Katrina Woodcox, the new Executive Director of the ARC of Butte County reviews what the organization has done for Children and Adults with developmental disabilities since 1962 and to remind listeners of their ongoing programs and services for Families in Butte County.

Chico Council Recap 2023

January 3rd, 2024 09:00am
Chico Councilman Tom Van Overbeek Looks at some of the issues the City Faced in 2023 and how those projects and issues are being addressed moving into the New Year.

Chico Councilman Tom Van Overbeek

December 20th, 2023 08:00am
He discusses the New Esplanade Safety Corridor plan, reviews the Downtown Chico Rejuvenation and where the funding for the street improvements is coming from, Affordable Housing and more

California's New Concealed Carry Laws and Impact on Public Safety

December 20th, 2023 07:30am
Steve Dyke, Owner of Downrange in Chico talks about SB 2 the new law concerning CCW permits and the changes to existing training and application process.

Congressman Doug LaMalfa

December 7th, 2023 07:00am
LaMalfa talks the expulsion of Rep Geroge Santos..the announcement by Kevin McCarthy not running for reelection..the Anti Semetic protests around the Country and more.....

Chico Councilman Tom Van Overbeek

December 6th, 2023 08:00am
The City Councilman joins us again to talk about the New plan for Downtown Chico Revitalization and developing a new flow for bikes/pedestrians and vehicles also the latest recent Brown Act violation by one of their own...and the ongoing issue of Clearing Homeless encampments

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.