Volume 2, Issue 13 
January 18, 2013
In This Issue
SB Symphony
Ballet Bus Trip
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Santa Barbara Symphony Presents:
Glen Dicterow
Mozart & Mendelssohn:
On January 19th and 20th,  two stars from the New York Philharmonic, Glen Dicterow and Cynthia Phelps, reunite in Santa Barbara for Mozarts masterful Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola. The evening culminates with one of the finest  romantic orchestral works, the famous "Scottish" symphony by Mendelssohn. For tickets visit the Granada website!.
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Happy New Year!
     KDB is hard a work creating plans to improve our service for 2013 - great music, more coverage of the arts and local concerts and, we hope, a few pleasant surprises. It should be our best year ever! 

       We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our amazing donors for this past year. Over 650 of you made contributions to the Santa Barbara Foundation's KDB Fund last year by joining, or re-joining, one our donor circles. 230 of you made more than one gift. Thank you so very much. And thank you to KDB's advertisers. Another 150 of you supported the station by advertising your business or events. Together, you have demonstrated that KDB does indeed survive - and grow - on a unique partnership of advertisers and donors.   All of you are making it possible for us to continue to bring you great classical music while keeping you connected to our vibrant arts scene along the South Central Coast. 

     Finally, we wish to thank you for your patience over the last couple of months. KDB was recently required to switch its automation system which necessitated learning how to use it and extra person hours to program it. We are reaching a point where we think we have worked out most of the bugs. So please continue to bear with us. Ultimately, the fidelity of the new system will be better than the previous one, offering us greater flexibility to be live and recorded.


- From all the staff at KDB


Features on KDB in January!

     This month, KDB will be featuring a handful of stories about the Film Festival, focusing on local filmmakers and films. KDB chooses not to do interviews with big stars, but rather look at local angles, which few other media outlets do. There will also be an entertaining and informative interview with Maestro Bramwell Tovey, the conductor of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, which is coming to perform this month to Santa Barbara (Jan 27th). Another interview will be Dr. Pauline Chen, speaking as a part of UCSB's Art's and Lectures on the 22nd. She is a regular New York Times columnist and wrote the book " Final Exam: A Surgeons Reflection on Mortality" , published in 2007 . Her book is about how physicians are trained to deal with death, which includes better communication with the patient as well as the patient's family. Chen adds a layer of humanism to a profession that often lacks the human touch. 

Bus Trip: KDB Spends a Night At The Ballet!  


     On Feb 2nd, KDB will be hosting a trip to Los Angeles to see the Joffrey Ballet perform a recreation of one of their original 1913 ballets; "The Rite of Spring". There will be multiple pick up locations in and around Santa Barbara County. Tickets are $90 per person. Box Supper is included. Tickets will sell  fast so reserve you seat now! Call 966-4131, or go onto our website for more information.

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