Volume 2, Issue 4 
April 18, 2012
In This Issue
May and June Bus Trips
General Manager's Corner
KDB's Around Town
May Madness Sale
Quick Links
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To donate by telephone, or for information on advertising, please call Ellen at 880.9377.
 May and June   
Bus Trips
with KDB  
Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES

 Stephen Sondheim's Follies at the Ahmanson Theatre,

Los Angeles Music Center

Saturday, May 5 at 2 pm

Pianist of Willesden Lane
The Pianist of Willesden Lane stars actor/pianist Mona Golabek in a story drawn from real life...her family's!  Wednesday, May 9 at 8 pm at the Geffen Theater, Westwood.
PCPA's Little Women

PCPA's production of the Broadway musical of Louisa May Alcott's beloved classic, Little Women,

Solvang Festival Theater,

Friday, June 15 at 8 pm.

For more information go to 
KDB Bus Trips.  Call 966-4131 to reserve your seat.

Music Academy

of the West to Hold  May Madness Event Saturday, May 3

from 9 am to 3 pm  


Now in its 34th year, the Music Academy of the West's annual May Madness Sale directly benefits the Academy and its programs.  Known as the best "Yard Sale" in town, you can find furniture, rugs, small appliances, kitchenware, fine linens, antiques, silver, crystal, china, art, hardcover books, board games, music and movies, electronics, jewelry, men's and women's clothing, luggage and more.  Information and directions at May Madness Sale


KDB is owned and operated by the Santa Barbara Foundation, "Making Philanthropy Work for Everyone."  Learn more or sign up for a monthly newsletter at www.sbfoundation.org 
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This month, KDB's Vice-President and General Manager, Tim Owens, talks about the features of our on-air fundraiser next month, and we introduce a new occasional column, KDB Around Town. 

Remember - you can always customize the news you receive from KDB.  Just go to our web sign-up to receive targeted announcements about KDB Special Events, performing, visual or literary arts news, bus trips, current affairs, or children's programming.  Enjoy! 

The General Manager's Corner

When you tune into KDB the first week of May, we'll probably sound a little different. On Thursday, May 3rd, KDB will undertake an on-air fundraising drive. We promise great music, interesting premiums and special guests. But the drive is also about the need for your financial support so that we can continue to bring you the best in classical music. Our fundraising drive will last no more than seven days - or less if we make our revenue goal of $65,000 early.


Tim Owens
Tim Owens, KDB's Vice-President
and General Manager

On-air drives are the most cost-effective way to reach listeners who have not supported KDB with a financial contribution. We know that there are thousands of people who listen to KDB but have not yet donated. This drive is our opportunity to speak to those listeners directly, and ask for their help.


For the last three years, KDB has been working steadily to improve our service by building a more vital link between you, the music, and the arts. We have made tremendous progress, and listening to the station has grown substantially - over 50%! We have broadened our classical selections and have enlivened our sound with live announcers. We have presented hundreds of interviews and features covering our communities' arts organizations and other non-profits, and updated our website.


KDB has the potential to be an even stronger community-based radio station in the future. We look forward to telling you about those plans, soon. But our immediate task is to attend to KDB's financial needs for 2012.


We thank those of you who have supported KDB in the past. We hope that you will take the opportunity to give during our May on-air fundraising drive. Consider turning your contribution into a challenge gift! It's a great way to encourage new donors to pledge their support.


For those of you who listen to KDB, but have not yet supported the station, we hope that you will do so by joining the over 400 households who have already donated. Is having KDB as a part of your daily life worth $5 or $10 a month? We certainly hope you think so.


KDB relies on the help of listeners like you and me for 40% percent of the revenue needed for 2012. The rest comes from advertisers, and foundations.


Giving to KDB is easy. Make your tax deductible gift to the Santa Barbara Foundation's KDB Fund by using the remittance envelope tucked in this Listener's Guide. Or donate online - anytime - at www.KDB.com.


We hope you will join us for our spring fundraising drive which begins May 3rd, and help Santa Barbara and Ventura County's own classical music and arts station with your pledge!


Thank you.


Tim Owens

Vice President & General Manager


KDB Around Town 
KDB to "Play" at Earth Day
This Saturday and Sunday, KDB will be playing at Earth Day - with the Santa Barbara Symphony's Music Van, of course!  From 11 am to 4 pm,  docents in the "Kid's Corner" will help children try out different symphonic instruments.  Stop by to say hello and see if they'll let you try the instruments, too!  More information at Santa Barbara Earth Day.
KDB to Broadcast the Santa Barbara
Symphony Live on May 12                                               
The Santa Barbara Symphony's 2011 - 2012 season finale will be live broadcast.  Tune into to KDB 93.7FM or www.KDB.com before 8 pm on Saturday, May 12 and listen to our own Tim Owens, KDB Vice-President and General Manager, and the Symphony's Ramon Araiza as they introduce you to and enlighten you about the music.  Hear the new composition from Argentinian composer, Osvaldo Golijov; guest soloist Teag Reaves playing Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 2; and Dvorak's Symphony No. 8 in G Major.  More about the concert at the Santa Barbara Symphony.
Please let us know what you think of the new KDB by writing to us at newsletter@kdb.com or by contacting me 805.966.4131 X373.


Tim Owens

Vice-President & General Manager

KDB 93.7FM