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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.

Trumps Legal Hurdles

April 4th, 2023 08:30am
Chico State Professor Matreya Badami talks about the Legal issues facing the Former President as he goes before a Judge in a New York Courtroom . He faces charges stemming from the 2016 election and Hush Money Payments made to Former Porn Star Stormy Daniels. She talks about the potential charges and what it could mean to his Future Campaign for the White House in 2024.

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