Volume 2, Issue 11 
November 21, 2012
In This Issue
Talking About: KDB's Fall Friendraiser
Sweepstakes Winners
Messiah Singalong!
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Bob Scott and Mahri Kerley Giuseppe Birdi and Friends
Top: Bob Scott, Progam Volunteer with Mahri Kerley. 
Bottom: Giuseppe Birdi socializes with board member Gillian Launie and friends

Talking About

On October 8, friends, major donors and staff of KDB gathered at the lovely home of Gene Sinser and Patty DeDominic for an afternoon celebrating the station and the arts. Laurie Rasmussen supplied atmospheric harp music that wafted through the house, Catering Connections provided delicious hors d'oeuvres, Kick-On pinot noir was courtesy of Steve Lyons. Susan Gulbransen, KDB Board Chair, Tim Owens, Vice-President and General Manager, Ron Gallo, Santa Barbara Foundation President, and Robert Emmons, board member, spoke cogently and passionately about the amazing changes at KDB over the past three years, and plans for the future.  Entertainment by the Fiato Quartet ended the event on a high note.  


For more photos, go to KDB's Friendraiser Slideshow


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This month KDB 93.7FM gives thanks to you, our faithful listeners,  donors and advertisers.  We would not be here without you!
Last month, KDB held our fall on-air fund drive, "Campaign for the Future."  The station was fortunate to receive a $25,000 matching challenge grant for the drive from an anonymous donor.  KDB's success in matching the grant so pleased our anonymous donor that the grant total has been increased to $50,000.  So, many thanks if you gave during our on-air fundraiser: your gift has now been tripled!
The station also held a number of sweepstakes during "Campaign for the Future."  See who won which tickets in the article that follows.
Less than a month remains before KDB's 32nd annual Messiah singalong.  We tell you where to find tickets and scores.  
In our occasional column, Talking About, we recap our Fall Friendraiser, a reception for KDB's major donors and friends.  A complete photo album can be viewed at our Friendraiser Slideshow.
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Who Won the Sweepstakes?


KDB collaborates with local performing arts groups in a number of ways.  We present live broadcasts, recorded broadcasts (Santa Barbara in Concert on Sundays at 7 pm) arts features and interviews, bus trips and ticket giveaways, all intended to help deepen your connection to the arts in our area.


Last month during KDB's on-air drive, "Campaign for the Future" we also gave away a number of tickets, donated by local performing arts groups and bus trip vendors, during daily sweepstakes drawings.  Congratulations to the lucky winners:


Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand

CAMA International Series -

Michael Gorodezky


CAMA Masterseries -

Joan Agress


Opera Santa Barbara Series -

Allen  Rich


Santa Barbara Symphony Series -

Margaret Rau


And last but not least, tickets to

Barbra Streisand at the Hollywood Bowl -

Karen Cook


Just one more way that KDB helps to connect you to the arts!

Messiah Singalong - KDB's 32nd Annual!
KDB Penguin ChoirA benefit for Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, Tuesday, December 11 at 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian Church, corner of State and Constance.
Suggested donation of $10.
Scores are available at the door, or buy them at
Chaucer's Bookstore, 3321 State Street,
Santa Barbara Sheet Music, 1036 Santa Barbara St.

Please let us know what you think of the new KDB by writing to us at newsletter@kdb.com or contacting me at 805.966.4131 X373.



Tim Owens

Vice-President & General Manager

KDB 93.7FM