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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 www.redbluffchamber.com

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 www.Orovillelights.com 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 http://www.freshhavenllc.com

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 Club..plus 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 ..plus 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 www.vceonline.com

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?...how 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

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