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Should we worry if our Bank could Fail?

March 15th, 2023 08:00am
Chico State Dept of IT aand Finance Professor Saurev Dutta Joins The Morning Show to discuss the latest Failures of 2 banks and what that meanss for you and your bank..He Talks Regulation and what the real reason was behind these Bank Failures.

Golden Valley Banks Mark Francis

March 14th, 2023 08:00am
Golden Valley Banks CEO/President Mark Francis breaks down what happened with the Failure of both the Silicon Valley Bank and Signature Banks. Francis also assured listeners that their banks and money was safe.

Butte County Farm Bureau

March 10th, 2023 08:00am
Butte Co Farm Bureau President Coleen Cecil gives update on how much Water is Too Much Water...when it comes to our Local Ag Community and impact it has on certain looks ahead on teh ongoing battle in Sacramento over Water Storage

Paradise Early Warning System

March 9th, 2023 07:30am
Town Project manager Brian Solecki gives update on the Early Warning System set to be installed starting in June 2023 . Solecki breaks down the funding and how this system will alert citizens on the event of another Major emergency.

Chico parking Homeless

March 1st, 2023 08:00am
Chico Councilman Tom Van Overbeek clarifies the new Kiosks and how they operate with goal of improving parking for all Downtown...He also explained the latest ruling from the Federal Judge on the City providing 2 additional alternate Camp Sites for the homeless

1 Yr Anniversary Russia Invades Ukraine

February 24th, 2023 07:30am
CSUC Lecturer John Crosby gives update on whats next in the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. what's the next move by Putin and what Americans can do to keep supporting the Ukraine Government. Crosby also looks ahead and gives hi opiinion on where the conflict goes from here.

Town Paradise Update w/ Colette Curtis

February 23rd, 2023 07:30am
Recovery and Economic Development Director Colette Curtis gives update on the continued Rebuild and Recovery in Paradise

Red Bluff Chamber's Dave Gowan

February 22nd, 2023 08:00am
Dave talks about the 11th Annual BEAM event showcasing the Red Bluff Business Community. Gowan also gives update on the Overall Attitudes and Business Atmosphere in His Town


February 21st, 2023 08:00am
Dave Cox tells us about what's happening at KIXE (Ch. 9) the North States Public TV Station. How they deliver local programming and fund raising efforts to keep bringing the local shows to the public.

Chico Public Works Dir Erik Gustafson

February 16th, 2023 08:00am
Gustafson gives update on the pending meeting with Judge regarding the plan to give notice and clear those unauthorized to be at the Alternate Camp Site (Eaton Rd & Cohasset Rd) opposed by the Legal Services Advocates for the Homeless. He also talks about the sites and what's next in the Clear Out plans around teh city

Chico looks to reimagine Downtown

February 9th, 2023 07:00am
City Manager Mark Sorenson and Councilman Tom Van Overbeek discuss the infrastructure project to replace the Centuries old Sewer System in Parts of Downtown and how its a Good time also to Relook at the Downtown Foot Print in regards to Parking ..Pedestrian walk ways and More

Chico Real Estate Update

February 3rd, 2023 08:00am
Century 21 Select Real Estate Agent Laura Willman gives update on the Chico Housing Market

Chico Mayor Coolidge Update on Homeless Issue

February 3rd, 2023 07:30am
Mayor Coolidge gives update as the Clear outs of Homeless encampments resumed with Teichert Ponds

Paradise Town Councilman Steve Crowder

January 25th, 2023 08:00am
Steve talks about his upcoming Trip to Washingto DC to meet with Lawmakers over the bill to exempt PGE Trust Fund Victims from Paying Federal Income Tax on Funds received. Also addressed the issue of Affordable Insurance in a high risk area, and Trust Fund Payments.

Assemblyman James Gallagher

January 23rd, 2023 07:45am
Gallagher talks how he believe Governor Newsome and President Biden need to focus on infrastructure projects following the Series of Storms that battered the states Levy , roads and coastal communities as well as the flooding that occurred in the North State . He Also talked about the Fire Victim Trust and how the Trustee will be sending out additional payments to Fire Victims.

Butte Co Chief Admin Officer Andy Pickett

January 17th, 2023 08:00am
Pickett joins the show to give overview of how County Govt works with local city/town Governments. the Local Weather Emergency proclamation means for the recovery efforts following the storms. Also the tough task of keeping the County Govt moving forward facing challenges with staffing and lack of budget ..

Valley's Edge..New Housing for Chico

January 16th, 2023 08:00am
Bill Brouhard with Guillon-Brouhard Commercial Real Estate and a principle in the new Valley's Edge Community updates The Morning News about the New Community planned for the City of Chico and the planning and work that has gone into the overall community within the General Plan

Cong Doug LaMalfa House Speaker Vote Update

January 6th, 2023 07:30am

Year in Review Paradise Final Update

December 29th, 2022 07:15am
Colette Curtis. Recovery and Economic Development Director gives us our final Recovery Rebuild update for the Year and what the Town is looking ahead to heading into 2023 from the Early Alert System to Roads and attracting business back to the Ridge Curtis gives us an update

Chico Airport Manager Tom Bahr

December 1st, 2022 08:00am
Bahr talks about the new Fund Raising Campaign thu the NVCF , update on getting Air Service back to Chico and what still needs to be done i order to attract airlines back to Chico

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.