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Newsletter, Fall 2013: Volume 1, Issue 1
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Dear K-BACH Listeners, 
Jim Paluzzi
Jim Paluzzi

We all like to be thanked when we do good things.  The act of thanking someone almost always deepens the relationship between the giver and the receiver.  And, while some of us are happy with a simple "thank you," others appreciate the opportunity that a "thank you" provides to take the relationship to a higher level.

That's why I'm writing you. If thanking you for your support is sufficient, well, please accept my deepest appreciation for your support of K-BACH.  Your contribution means so much to me, because it's really more than money ... it tells me that what we do matters.

On the other hand, if you would like to view your contribution as the next step in deepening our relationship, then I invite you to step forward.  If you haven't been to our studios at Rio Salado College, consider taking a tour of our facilities.  I think you will find a studio tour to be a fascinating experience.  Perhaps you might be interested in participating in Group 91.Five, our networking group of young professionals.  If you are the kind of person who likes to roll up your sleeves and get to work, consider joining our team of volunteers who answer the phones during our membership drives.

Every day, more and more of our listeners are becoming sustaining members, giving automatically each month, instead of once or twice a year.  Sustaining members are a special kind of member.  I have observed that many of our sustaining members are genuinely concerned about more than the programs we air; sustaining members care deeply about the community we serve.  So, perhaps you might want to consider sustaining us in ways that go beyond your financial support:  we always need volunteers to read on the air at Sun Sounds, our radio reading service for people with visual disabilities.  Or, you might find an exciting opportunity volunteering to mentor young people at Spot 127, KJZZ's youth media center.

Every time I meet a member for the first time, I get excited, knowing that the chances are quite good that we will soon transition from first meeting to friend.  However, it's not required.  Perhaps my thanks is enough for you.  On the other hand, if you would like to get to know us better, we sure would be happy to make it so.  Just say the word, and we'll work with you to take our relationship to the next level.  I look forward to the opportunity to get to know you better!

And, as always, it gives me great pleasure to say "thank you for your support!"

Best regards,

Jim Paluzzi
Vice President of the Division of Public Service

A Glimpse into K-BACH 
Host Editorial
By Jon Town, Announcer Cars in traffic
Tune in this afternoon! The "Homeward Bound Hour at 5" with host Jon Town on 89.5 K-BACH.

After a day at work that can be described as one of THOSE days, where anything that could happen did and the stress to smiles quotient is running to the dark side, you need an "Antidote to Road Rage," the "Homeward Bound Hour at 5."  It's an hour of your favorite classical music for your drive home on K-BACH from 5:00 - 6:00 PM every weekday, designed to lower your blood pressure a few points and give those white knuckles some color.

Request a piece of music you'd like to hear to help make Homeward Bound your own.

Heart of the Arts

Guitars for Vets, a national non-profit, was founded People playing instruments in 2007, with the aim of enhancing the lives of ailing and injured military veterans by providing them with guitars and music instruction. In 2012, ASU's Music Therapy Clinic collaborated with the program, aiming to deepen the healing experience for veterans.


Photo: From Left to Right, Tim McAlee, music therapy student, Wes Ricks, veteran, Robin Rio, Director of ASU's Music Therapy Clinic, and Scott Tonkinson, graduate candidate of music therapy (Photo Credit Lanni Solochek)
Book Notes
The Keeper of Secrets
"The Keeper of Secrets" 
By Randy Kinkel, Announcer 

"The Keeper of Secrets"  by Julie Thomas, (William Morrow, publisher)

Beautiful and mysterious, this debut novel follows a priceless violin across five decades from WWII to Stalinist Russia to the gilded international concert halls of today and reveals the loss, love, and secrets of the families who owned it. 


A priceless violin. A family torn apart. A decision that could change everything.  Read More.  


Inside Your Membership
Leadership Society                       Leadership Society Members of the Month
Jeremy Hobson,
Here & Now Co-Host
Back To Radio Night   

Leadership Society members are invited to join K-BACH and KJZZ staff for Back To Radio Night, featuring Jeremy Hobson, Here & Now Co-Host on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts.  Enoy wine and hors d'oeuvres and connect with your favorite public radio personalities and fellow listeners.    


We will be sending invitations in the mail to Leadership Society members.  Please R.S.V.P. by Thursday, October 3, 2013 to Claire Kerrigan at 480-774-8444.

Sustaining Members                  Sustaining Member of the Month
It's Our Way Of Saying Thanks
Thank you

K-BACH is grateful for its Sustaining members.  To adequately say thank you, K-BACH automatically enters all Sustaining members into our contests during our on-air fund drives.  In addition, K-BACH periodically offers free tickets to movies, concerts and special events throughout the Valley.   


If you are a member of K-BACH and want to learn more about how to become a Sustaining member, call the K-BACH membership line at 480-774-8400 or visit www.K-BACH.org.  


Member News                                       Member of the Month 
McLin Campbell Duo

Members Enjoy A Violin and Piano Concert 

K-BACH hosted a special thank you concert featuring the McLin/Campbell Duo for over 30 Leadership Society members and guests on September 11, 2013 at the new Arizona Opera Center.   


Members enjoyed an intimate reception with the husband and wife team followed by a spectacular performance and a tour of the new Arizona Opera Center.  Wine and hors d'oeuvres were provided by Santa Barbara Catering Company.    


Legacy Society
Successful Roundtables Roundtable
In 2013, the Legacy Society premiered a series of roundtable lectures on topics related to estate planning with great success.  The first roundtable,"Estate Planning for The Novice", welcomed 63 participants and the second roundtable, "All You Ever Wanted To Know About Insurance", welcomed 36 participants. 

The Legacy Society will be sponsoring additional roundtables with new areas of interest.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  For information on upcoming roundtables click here or contact (480) 774-8444 or plannedgiving@rioradio.org.

 I Love K-BACH Because...
Ms. Joanne Barrett Joanne Barret
K-BACH Member of the Month 
"My life's unrelenting goal is to surround myself with beauty in all its forms, beauty that feeds all of my senses.  K-BACH and classical music can make my soul soar to magical places.  The music can take me far away from the everyday mundane things in life (like being stuck in traffic) and brings me serenity and joy.  Thank you for the beauty and magic that you bring into my life!"

Volunteer Update
No Volunteers During Pledge Drives As Construction Begins
Each pledge drive the K-BACH conference room transforms into a Volunteersvolunteer center where members share their time to answer phones.

This same space will be the temporary home for our KJZZ reporters as construction begins this fall in the KJZZ newsroom.  We are designing the newsroom to create a more collaborative, productive and active space.  We're sure you'll be pleased with the final result.

Thank you to everyone who shares their time with us during pledge drives.  We'll be in touch when the renovations are complete.  If you would like to learn more about volunteering with K-BACH
click here.
Vehicle Donations
Vehicle Donations In Fiscal 2012/13Vehicles
K-BACH receives more and more vehicle donations from our members each year.  In fiscal year 2012/13 K-BACH received 50 vehicles which provided financial support to the bottom line. 
Thank you! 
To donate your vehicle, call 1-855-825-2224 or

October 9, 2013:  CANCELED - Please note this event will be rescheduled. 
Legacy Society Roundtable 1 "How the US Debt is Impacting Your Investments and Charitable Giving", Rio Salado Conference Center

November 6, 2013
  Legacy Society Roundtable 2 - "Are Your Valuables Really Valuable? A look at what is needed in the appraisal process for wills and estate planning", Rio Salado Conference Center
March 1, 2014:  Great Arizona Beer Festival, Tempe AZ

March 8, 2014:  12th Annual First Press Wine Dinner & Auction, Montelucia Resort & Spa

May 3-4, 2014:  KJZZ Travel and Adventure Expo, Phoenix Convention Center

Station News
Update From The Board
Louis Stanley
Louis Stanley
By Louis Stanley
Associate General Manager / Executive Director FPRAZ 
Mark Dioguardi, Chair of Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ), and the twenty-member board are excited to continue building and strengthening the collaborative partnership between our communities and Maricopa County Community College District's (MCCCD's) public radio stations, KJZZ 91.5 and K-BACH 89.5.

On deck for this fiscal year are a number of initiatives designed to engage our audiences for both stations, including audience research, digital marketing, and the renovation of the existing KJZZ newsroom. The Board approved a 2013-14 budget including expenditures to transform the KJZZ newsroom into a state-of-the-art collaborative news space.  FPRAZ was please to accept the lead gift for this nearly half-million dollar project from long-time listener and member, Deeann J. Griebel, and board members continue to work with staff to identify additional support. Read More.

Volunteer Orientation Sun Sounds Logo
By Andrea Pasquale, Manager of Programming/Volunteers
Almost every month Sun Sounds holds a one-hour volunteer orientation session for prospective volunteers.  It is at these sessions that prospective volunteers learn about Sun Sounds and the Department of Public Service and may sign up to take a reading test. If you're interested in attending an upcoming volunteer orientation, please fill out the volunteer application form.

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