Volume 2, Issue 5 
May 23, 2012
In This Issue
Summer Bus Trips
Campaign for the Future
Talking About: Founder's & Friend's Reception
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 Summer Bus Trips
with  KDB 
PCPA's Little Women

PCPA's production of the Broadway musical,

LIttle Women,

Solvang Festival Theater,

June 15 at 8 pm.

Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl

Bus Trips:


Tuesday, July 10 -

Beethoven's Ninth!

Leonard Slatkin conducts the Los Angeles Master Chorale


Tuesday, July 19 -

Joshua Bell plays Mendelssohn, plus

Weber and Meyer.

Ludovic Morlot conducts.


Tuesday, July 31 -

Yefim Bronfman plays Brahms!Lionel Bringuier conducts Brahms' Piano Concerto No.2

& Elgar's Enigma Variations.


Thursday, August 23 -

All Mozart!

Nicholas McGegan conducts with Henning Kraggerud, violin

Symphony No. 32

Violin Concerto No. 4

Chaconne from Idomeneo

Symphony No. 39


Thursday, September 13 - Itzhak Perlman plays Tchaikovsky with Bramwell Tovey, conductor

Brahms' Hungarian Dances

No.s 10, 4 & 5

Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto

Dvorak's Symphony No. 8

 For more information go to 
Call 966-4131 for reservations.
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Welcome to KDB's May newsletter!  This month we feature two big events for KDB, the station's Campaign for the Future, and our annual Founder's and Friend's reception.  We also announce our line-up of summer bus trips to the Hollywood Bowl. 
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! 
Campaign for the Future
KDB Makes Hundreds of New Friends
KDB Staff
KDB staff from left to right: Richard BIckle, Karen Pelland, Roby Scott, Steve Murphy, Tim Owens, Catherine Remak, and Ellen Pasternack.
From May 3 to May 10, KDB held our first-ever on-air fund drive, "Campaign for the Future."  The entire staff pitched in to help produce the drive, which was on the airwaves live  from 7 am to 7 pm. 
Highlights included a visit from violinist Anne Akiko Meyers, who talked about her new album, Air, and offered signed copies to donors during that hour...our most popular gift from the entire drive!
Karen Pelland, KDB's Features Producer, appeared on Saturday, May 5, and introduced her recorded interview with guest Santa Barbara Symphony conductor Carlos Miguel Prieto and his discussion of Mexico's unofficial anthem, "Huapango," a great way to highlight Cinco de Mayo.  Look for all of Karen's interviews on our website's Interviews/Features link.
"Campaign for the Future" was very successful, bringing in hundreds of donations, two-thirds of them first-time donors!  40% of the station's revenue needs to come from individuals like you, so a big thank you to all of our new and established friends for your support!  And If you haven't donated yet this year, here's the link to our online donation page.
Talking About
Founder's and Friend's Reception 2012
KDB's annual major donor reception was held this year at the lovely home of Anne and Michael Towbes.  Guests were treated to delicious hors d'oeuvres by Bolero Catering,
lovely piano
Anne and Michael Towbes with State Street Ballet dancers
State Street Ballet dancers
with Anne and Michael Towbes
 and KDB's pengun mascot, Giuseppe Birdi.
music by Egle


and a wonderful performance by State Street Ballet. 

We also honored Bob Scott, prior KDB owner (and current Program Director) who turned 90 earlier this month! 

Giuseppe Birdi with State Street Ballet

State Street Ballet dancers performing Rum and Coke with KDB's penguin mascot,

Giuseppe Birdi.


Most surprising of all was the unexpected professional dancing debut of KDB's penguin mascot, Giuseppe Birdi, who so enchanted dancer Ryan Camou that he included him in the performance of Rum and Coke!




Photos by Ron Dexter
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