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Newsletter Spring 2014 Volume 1, Issue 3
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Dear K-BACH Listeners, 
Scott Williams

A belated thank you to the over 800 K-BACH 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.  Your characterization of fund drives as "a necessary evil" hit the right note.

We heard you loud and clear about using more of the voices of your fellow listeners sharing their passion for classical music and what they value about K-BACH.  We have already begun to share more of your fascinating stories about the importance of music, from the reaction of your children in the car to the many fond experiences you have relayed about playing an instrument in a band or orchestra.

You helped us focus our goals and strategies to bring you even more interesting information about the local arts scene and the music we play for you.  We clearly heard about the sense of ownership you feel when you become a member and expectation for quality service that comes with that commitment.

Thank you for responding.

Scott Williams
Director of Audience Research

A Glimpse Into K-BACH 
Host Editorial
Classical Canines - Composers and the Dogs Who Loved Them 
By Randy Kinkel, Announcer and Producer  
Randy Kinkel
Randy Kinkel's Dogs Mitz and Matz
Many of us are animal lovers so it should come as no surprise that many of the famous composers were, too.  Many of the greats you hear daily on K-BACH were known to have one or more furry friends around them at all times.  Since I'm the host of the "Mozart Buffet, I thought I'd start with Mozart and his hound.

There's not much information on the dog that the Mozart family kept.  According to some sources, it was a fox terrier.

Mozart family letters refer to a "Miss Bimbes", a "Bimperl", and a "Pimperl".  In an October 1777 letter from Leopold to 21-year-old Wolfgang (who was in France with his mother at the time), we read:  "As the weather is fine, [Nannerl and I] take an early walk every day with our faithful Bimperl, who is in splendid trim and only becomes very sad and obviously most anxious when we are both out of the house, for then she thinks that because she has lost you two, she is now going to lose us as well." 

Then, while Mozart was writing and rehearsing his opera Idomoneo, in 1780, he wrote to his father, "Give Pimperl a pinch of Spanish snuff, a good wine-biscuit, and three busses (kisses)."  Obviously, the composer of "A Little Night Music" was fond of his furry friend. Not only Mozart, but many other composers through the ages have had close friends with fur.
Photos:  Randy Kinkel and his dogs Mitz and Matz
Heart of the Arts
The Phoenix Symphony Welcomes Tito MunozNew Music Director 
By Jane Hilton, Announcer and Producer  
Internationally acclaimed conductor Tito Muñoz has been appointed the new Virginia G. Piper Music Director of The Phoenix Symphony. K-BACH's Sterling Beeaff catches up with the Maestro about his new role in the interview below. Photo of Tito Muñoz.  Read more

Sound button Listen to interview with Tito Muñoz 
SMOCA'S Spring Exhibit Opens Stunning Installation Choral Music  
By Jane Hilton, Announcer and Producer 

The Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art 2014 Spring Exhibition, The 5 Senses, features five works of art that inspire wonder and awe, and includes Artist Janet Cardiff's riveting sound installation, "The Forty Part Motet". The installation includes a reworking of "Spem in Alium" - the masterpiece composed in 1575 by English Composer Thomas Tallis.   


The 5 Senses exhibit runs through May 4, 2014.  For more details visit the SMoCA website

Listen to interview with curator Claire Carter


Book Notes
"Still Writing... Still Writing Book Cover
The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life"  
By Randy Kinkel, Announcer and Producer 
In her new book, "Still Writing-- The Perils and Pleasures of a Creative Life", Dani Shapiro talks about the Writing Life and reveals how and why she chose it or why it chose her.  It's the K-BACH/Changing Hands Book Notes Selection for February!
Sound button Listen to the book review. 
Inside Your Membership
Leadership Society                       Leadership Society Members of the Month
Lowell Observatory
M104 - The Sombrero Galaxy. Discovery Channel Telescope First Light Image.
A Special Thank you    
Thank you to Leadership Society Members John Radway and Dr. Robert Brooks once again for showing their leadership during our recent Classical Music Fund Drive in February.  They each provided a $1,000 challenge during the drive to encourage listeners to donate. 

John Radway said "I'm happy I can help both K-BACH and my other long-time Arizona favorite, Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, where I'm on the Advisory Board and where the exhibits are absolutely fabulous".

Dr. Robert Brooks said "I worry about the future of K-BACH and I like to challenge other listeners to match my grant."  He can't wait to listen to the hour when listeners respond to his challenge.  When it's all over he joyfully exclaims, "By golly, we did it again!"

Anyone can start a challenge, it's a great way to make your investment in K-BACH go farther.  For more information, call 480-774-8444.

Sustaining Members                 Sustaining Members of the Month
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 K-BACH staff contacts sustainers as a result of expired and bad credit cards, consequently, K-BACH misses out on valuable contributions, looses members and spends money on administration.  
We'd rather focus on what matters - classical music!

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

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 K-BACH e-membership account where you can also view your most current account information.  This means more of your contribution will go towards classical music and not paperwork!


If you don't have a K-BACH e-membership account:desktop-man-smiling.jpg
1.    Go to www.kbach.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.kbach.org/emember and look for the "Tax Receipt" link at the top of the page.

If you have any questions, please call the K-BACH Membership Hotline at 480-774-8400, Monday through Friday,  8am to 5pm.
Legacy Society
Linda and Bob Graznow
Linda and Bob Granzow
Linda and Bob Granzow
We're Honored To Be K-BACH Legacy Society Members
"We believe that the great musical selections we hear on K-BACH are 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 classical music 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 phone 480-774-8444 or email plannedgiving@rioradio.org

Business Members
Businesses Are Leaders In SocietyK-BACH 89.5 Proud Business Member Logo
Did you know that K-BACH reaches a passionate, creative and dedicated audience throughout the Valley, across the country and even around the world? 

Your business can join people everywhere to celebrate classical music and the arts on K-BACH.  Become involved with this growing community of support for K-BACH public radio and be part of making a difference for the things in life that matter and that will remain strong in people's hearts for generations to come.

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

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 - Erich F. and Douglas E.
1995 Mercedes S350
K-BACH Keys to Outstanding Programming Awards 
Congratulations to Erich F. who won the K-BACH Keys to Outstanding Programming Award for the Oldest Vehicle donated in 2013 when he donated his 1950 Oldsmobile 88. 

Congratulations to Douglas E. who won the K-BACH Keys to Outstanding Programming Award for the Most Valuable Vehicle in 2013 by donating his 1995 Mercedes-Benz S350.

These car donations support classical music programs you value everyday 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on K-BACH.  Ready to win the 2014 K-BACH Keys to Outstanding Programming Award and support classical music you rely on to transport you away from daily life?  Learn more about donating your car, truck, boat or RV, call 1-855-82K-BACH or visit cars.kbach.org

 I Love K-BACH Because...
Ms. Ilka Williams Ms. Ilka Williams
K-BACH Leadership Society Member of the Month - February 
"K-BACH is important to me because, coupled with KJZZ, my musical frame of reference is constantly expanding to provide music appropriate to any situation life throws at me ... classical is especially soothing in heavy traffic." 

Station News
Update From The Board
Todd Sanders
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." 
March 15, 2014:  K-BACH 89.5 Pre-Concert Talk - CELTIC CHORALE, featuring Artistic Director Charles Bruffy and Chas Moore, Head Librarian of the Irish Cultural Center McClelland Library.

April 27, 2014:  K-BACH 89.5 Pre-Concert Talk - WITH THE KANSAS CITY CHORALE, featuring Artistic Director Charles Bruffy and two singers - one from Phoenix and one from Kansas City.

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

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

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