KJZZ 91.5 Banner

Newsletter Spring 2014 Volume 1, Issue 3
In This Issue
Listen to KJZZ Live
Support KJZZ
Listen to KJZZ Outside the Phoenix Metro Area:

91.7 FM
- Fountain Hills, AZ
92.1 FM - Glenwood, Silver
City, NM
106.9 FM - Little Acres, Globe, AZ
98.9 FM - Tucson, AZ
Follow us on Twitter   Like us on FacebookKJZZ Mobile Icon
Join Our ENewsletter
Donate Now Button Give Monthly Button Vehicle Donation Button E-Member Login Button
Dear KJZZ Listeners, 
Scott Williams
Scott Williams

Thank you to more than 1,900 listeners who participated this Fall in our online survey about on-air fundraising.  Your feedback is very insightful and has been helpful to all station staff.

You were very clear about using the voices of your fellow listeners.  To that end our new KJZZ Mobile App allows you to send us broadcast quality audio so you can tell us why you listen/donate to KJZZ and we may play your voice on air.  Download the app for free at the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Sustaining members told us that their monthly contributions are "a painless and easy way to give."  Many of you said you were motivated to give monthly because it insured that KJZZ will have a steady, predictable income.

In a few weeks KJZZ will be evaluating KJZZ's news coverage by surveying our members again. We hope that you'll be inclined to take another online survey from KJZZ. 


Scott Williams
Director of Audience Research

Programming Highlights
"KJZZ SUNDAY"
By Jon Hoban, Chief Content Officer

Sunday morning is the perfect time to reflect on the week, to consider the issues of our community and the people behind the headlines.  We take the time to engage a different part of our brain with the Sunday puzzle and New York Times Puzzlemaster Will Shortz.   It's KJZZ Sunday.

Every Sunday morning you hear the voices of the week on Weekend Edition Sunday.  Our host is Rachel Martin and she takes a pragmatic look at the news, meeting and talking with the people who are affected by the decisions of newsmakers.  It's better than a magazine and more intriguing than the Sunday morning talk shows.

KJZZ gives you the headlines and the analysis you deserve but it's also a morning of ideas that can help you understand the world. 

The TED Radio Hour is a journey through inventions and creative concepts.  It's an immersion in new ways to think about our world, to reflect on how we do business and what's important.   It's a Sunday morning like no other and you can hear it on your news and ideas station, KJZZ.

Weekend Edition is 6am to 10am.  The TED Radio Hour is 11am to 12pm.




Will Shortz
Photo Credit: Barbara Nitke
Rachel Martin
Photo Credit: 2010 NPR
by Doby Photography

Guy Raz
Photo Credit: Doby/NPR

Inside Your Membership
Leadership Society                Leadership Society Members of the Month  
Newly Renovated Newsroom
 
Deeann Griebel by Donor Wall
Deeann Griebel
Standing by the Donor Wall
KJZZ Deeann Griebel Newsroom 
Open House   
The open house celebration on January 15, 2014 officially unveiled the KJZZ Deeann Griebel Newsroom.  The evening was well attended by Deeann's closest friends, co-workers and KJZZ staff to thank her for making it all possible.

KJZZ went through an extreme makeover, going from outdated cubicles to a high-tech journalism center. The newsroom renovation was funded through a generous donation made by Deeann Griebel, a member of the KJZZ Leadership Society.

"I am thrilled to be able to provide funding for the renovation of KJZZ's newsroom through the Friends of Public Radio Arizona," Griebel said. "Having an organization like KJZZ that provides balanced, honest reporting is vital to our society."

 

"KJZZ is grateful to Deeann Griebel for her generous contribution to build the modern facilities," said Associate General Manager Mark Moran. "We wouldn't be able to build the new facility without Deeann's commitment to public radio."  Read more 

 

You are welcome to come in for a tour of the newsroom, please call 480-774-8400 to schedule a time.

 

Sustaining Members                      Sustaining Members of the Month
SAVE MONEY - SWITCH TO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT 
Check for contributions from bank account
It's easy and you'll be glad you did - switch today!

You can make your sustaining contribution rock solid by switching your monthly payments from your credit card to your bank account.

Every month KJZZ staff contacts hundreds of sustainers as a result of expired and bad credit cards, consequently, KJZZ misses out on valuable contributions, looses members and spends money on administration.  
We'd rather focus on what matters - news and great programs!

Bank transfers are simple, completely secure and never expire!  Simply put, it's the best way to make your monthly contribution to KJZZ.

It only takes seconds, so pull out your checkbook and call 480-774-8400 or visit us online to switch to your bank account today.

Member News                                          Members of the Month
Print Your 2013 Tax Statements Online
We're making the most efficient use of your donations!  That's why your 2013 tax statements are available online 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  It's quick and easy with your KJZZ e-membership account where you can also view your most current account information.  This means more of your contribution will go towards programming and not paperwork!

 

If you don't have a KJZZ e-membership account:desktop-man-smiling.jpg
1.    Go to www.kjzz.org/emember
2.    Click on "Sign up for an account"
3.    Enter the requested information and press "Process"
4.    Your online account will be approved within two days
5.    When you receive your email confirming access, login at www.kjzz.org/emember and look for the "Tax Receipt" link at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, please call the KJZZ Membership Hotline at 480-774-8400, Monday through Friday,  8am to 5pm.

Legacy Society
Linda and Bob Granzow
Linda and Bob Granzow
We're Honored To Be KJZZ Legacy Society Members
"We believe that accurate, objective news reporting we hear on KJZZ is vital to our society!  We also believe in paying it forward so that future citizens of this country have something to fall back on.  This station is our lifeblood and it's important to ensure it continues.  Any part we can do to help, such as leaving a legacy in our trust, is a very small price to pay for the privilege of receiving the very best in reporting 24/7."

Visit the website to view the new banner honoring all Legacy Society Members who have committed to leaving a lasting impact in support of public radio in their estate plans.  Click here to view the banner.

For information on the Legacy Society call 480-774-8444 or email plannedgiving@rioradio.org
Business Members 
New Business Members Support KJZZKJZZ Business Member Logo
KJZZ would like to welcome new business members, Wilkes University, Sonoran Orthopaedic Trauma Surgeons, Rincon Ventures,  Wintrust Mortgage, and the O'Connor House.  Their generous support provides quality programs such as Morning Edition and All Things Considered to KJZZ seven days a week.

For more information on becoming a business member, visit our website or call 480-774-8462.

Group 91.Five: KJZZ's Young Professionals
Panelists_What I Wish I Knew About Getting Out Of Debt And Staying Out
Panel: Angela Totman,
Dawn McCraw, Kelsa Dickey
What I Wish I Knew About Getting Out
Of Debt And Staying Out

Group 91.Five focused on the topic of debt for the semi-annual symposium, What I Wish I Knew about Getting Out of Debt and Staying Out. The event drew 75 attendees and featured Valley financial specialists who provided insight on financial literacy and education.

Special thanks to KJZZ reporter, Nick Blumberg who moderated the event and to our sponsors and community partners for their support. Sponsors and partners include:  Wintrust Mortgage, Rincon Ventures, Money Management International and Take Charge America.

Good Fun For a Good Cause  
The 12th Annual First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction was a great success.  Thank you to all those who attended, volunteered and sponsored the event.  Proceeds will benefit KJZZ's Youth Media Center - Spot 127, and K-BACH.
First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction 2014
Vintner Introductions 
First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction 2014
Emcee Todd Sanders and Hara Evenson-Sanders

U.S. Airways         APS National Bank of Arizona 
Volunteer Update
Welcome to our New Volunteer Coordinator
Carol Maffuccio
Carol Maffuccio, Volunteer Coordinator
Welcome to Carol Maffuccio, the new Volunteer Coordinator for Sun Sounds of Arizona, KJZZ 91.5 FM, K-BACH 89.5 FM and SPOT 127, the KJZZ Youth Media Center.

Carol has been with Rio Salado College since 2004.  During this time she interned in event planning for KJZZ/K-BACH and worked in development at SPOT 127.  Carol is an ASU graduate with a Master's in Education from NAU. In her spare time, she is involved in the Brain Injury Alliance of Arizona.

If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please contact Carol at 480-774-8300 or cmaffuccio@rioradio.org.

Vehicle Donation 
Announcing 2013 Winners - Mike F. and Bellave & Lashmi J.
KJZZ Keys to Outstanding Programming
Congratulations to Mike F. who won the KJZZ Keys to Outstanding
  1967 Volvo 122 
Programming Award for the Oldest Vehicle donated in 2013 when he parted with his 1967 Volvo 122.

Congratulations to Bellave and Lashmi J. who won the KJZZ Keys to Outstanding Programming Award for the Most Valuable Vehicle in 2013 for donating their 2007 Toyota Camry. 

These donations are already supporting the programs you value everyday like Morning Edition, Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!, Here & Now and Diane Rehm.  Ready to win the 2014 KJZZ Keys to Outstanding Programming Award and support the programs you value?  Learn more about donating your car, truck, boat or RV, call 1-855-565-KJZZ or visit cars.kjzz.org.

Mr. Norm and Mrs. Karen Beer Mr. Norm and Mrs. Karen Beer
KJZZ Leadership Society Members of the Month - February

 

"We listen to KJZZ in our cars, on the stereo, at home and at the gym. We love how it keeps us up to date on national and world news and events, entertains us and gives us plenty to talk about with each other and in our social circle."

 

Station News
Bob Corritore
30 Years of "Those Lowdown Blues"!
By Julie Levin, Digital Media Assistant 
It's hard to believe it's the 30th anniversary of "Those Lowdown Blues." This popular KJZZ Sunday night show airs every week with five packed hours of blues music. For host Bob Corritore, 30 years at the microphone has been a happy whirlwind.

I talked to Bob about his experience producing "Those Lowdown Blues".  He said, "It's one of the things I really enjoy in my busy, busy life.  It gives me five hours that I get to sit and be with the music I love, and it's such a joy to pull records and discover new songs each week".
 
He produced his first prerecorded broadcast back in February 1984 and is thrilled to stop by the KJZZ studios every week. "I live life at KJZZ as kind of an outsider in a sense. I come in on Sunday nights, I don't really see what goes on during the day," Corritore said. "I just stay out of the way and do my thing and I've been allowed to do this for 30 years now."  Read more

Check out the jazz calendar, or listen to jazz.
Spot 127: KJZZ's Youth Media Center
Reaching Young People Throughout Arizona    
SPOT 127 Logo 
 
A SPOT 127 student creating the outline for her Public Service Announcement   
By Greg Pereira, Executive Director Spot 127 
SPOT 127 has been selected to partner with Students Taking a New Direction (STAND), Arizona's anti-smoking youth coalition, to teach digital media skills to young people throughout the state. This  partnership will provide one-day workshops to over 50 high school students in Tucson and Yuma. Students will learn media basics and create original public service announcements (PSAs) that warn youth about the effects of tobacco.
 
SPOT 127 and STAND also partnered earlier this year to produce a series of stories and PSAs with students in Phoenix called Stories of Deception. 

Listen to teens tell stories about the impact of tobacco in their communities:  "Be You, Not a Replacement",  "Smoking Kills... Your Social Life" and "Smoking and Behavioral Health".

Friends of Public Radio Arizona
Todd Sanders
Update From The Board
By Louis Stanley
Associate General Manager / Executive Director FPRAZ 
Friends of Public Radio Arizona is pleased to announce that Todd Sanders, President and CEO of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce was elected by the Board of Directors to Chair the Friends of Public Radio Arizona Board for 2014 and 2015.

Todd takes on the position after Mark Dioguardi's three years of leadership as Chair and seven years of service on the Board.  Todd has been on the FPRAZ Board since 2010 and most recently served as Vice Chair.  He says "my goal will be to continue to build upon the solid foundation that Mark and the Board established and strengthen our work as a collaborative partner with Rio Salado College and the public in supporting KJZZ, K-BACH and SPOT 127."
Upcoming Events

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

KJZZ Travel & Discovery Expo
KJZZ Travel and Discovery Expo Logo
Couple on Vacation
"To travel is to live" - Hans Christian Andersen
 
Discover The World
May 3 - 4, 2014 
Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday 10am - 4pm
Phoenix Convention Center - South Building 
Tickets $5.00

KJZZ 91.5 FM
2323 West 14th Street | Tempe, Arizona 85281
Phone: 480.774.8400 | Fax: 480.774.8475
Like us on Facebook  Follow us on Twitter

Copyright 2013. All Rights Reserved.