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Newsletter Summer 2014 Volume 1, Issue 4
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Dear K-BACH Listeners,  

Sterling Beeaff
Sterling Beeaff
The warmer weather is inevitable but things are heating up at K-BACH too! We are pleased to introduce exciting new initiatives including the Mobile App, the Music Mentor, and a special showing of Nodame Cantabile, a Japanese movie at the FilmBar.

I had a chance to sit down with Keitaro Harada, Music Director of the Phoenix Youth Symphony and Associate Conductor of Arizona Opera.  I always wondered why classical music is so important in Japan so I asked Keitaro.  He told me about a hit comic book series
called Nodame Cantabile, about two aspiring classical musicians.  The comic book has been adapted to motion pictures with several classical music soundtrack albums.  This Japanese phenomenon has increased the number of youth who want to listen to classical music.  

We've partnered with the FilmBar to show the movie, Nodame Cantabile, on Sunday, June 1st at 2pm (815 N 2nd St., Phoenix).  K-BACH staff will be there to greet you and Keitaro Harada will talk about the movie.  We hope to see you at there!  For more information or to buy tickets, visit the FilmBar website.

It's been wonderful to have you tell us about who made classical music come alive for you. If you haven't submitted your music mentor, please share your story. We left an apple on the piano so you wouldn't miss the "Music Mentor".

K-BACH can now go anywhere with you, download the Mobile App at Google Play or the Apple Store. We love to go wherever YOU go!

Thanks so much for your support of a great resource for the Valley of the Sun, all Classical K-BACH.

Sterling Beeaff
Director Community Engagement and Chief Announcer

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A Glimpse Into K-BACH 
Host Editorial
A Tribute To Dad  
Janine 1st Communion With Dad
First Communion With Dad
By Janine Miller, Announcer and Producer
Weeknights 7:00 pm - midnight 
With Mother's Day behind us, I find myself thinking about Father's Day, a holiday that doesn't get nearly as much press.  In music, as in life, my mom taught me to practice and work hard.  But it was dad who taught me to have FUN with music...and to love music and people with all of my heart. 

Some of my earliest memories involve my dad, without any musical training, playing his old weathered banjo.  Many nights after dinner, I would dance, twirl and jump to the music until I was dizzy!  My father also taught me to have an "attitude of gratitude" and that you could always find something good about someone if you would just take the time to look.  Read More

Heart of the Arts
Spotlight on Anna Han and Evan Pensis
Arizona Musicfest Scholarship Recipients
By Jane Hilton, Announcer and Producer  
Anna Han, Pianist
Anna Han
Photo Courtesy of Arizona Musicfest

Evan Pensis
Evan Pensis
Photo Courtesy of Artist
Along with bringing a wealth of fine performances to the Valley each winter, the Arizona Musicfest also encourages local young artists to reach for the stars, with the annual Arizona Musicfest Scholarship program.

Anna Han 
The 2014/2015 recipient of  The Arizona Musicfest Scholarship is Anna Han, pianist, from Chandler, Arizona. Anna will attend The Juilliard School in New York City. Anna Han is the recent First Place winner of the 2014 Arizona Musicfest Young Musician's Competition (Division Three, Grades 11 & 12).  Read More

Evan Pensis
Pianist Evan Pensis, 2012/2013 AZ Musicfest Scholarship recipient, continues to make impressive strides in his artistic studies. Evan was recently lauded as a Grand Prize Winner of the 2014 Kennedy Center VSA International Young Soloists Competition, which culminates in a Winners Recital, June 1, at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. Read More

The Arizona Musicfest Scholarship of $2,500 is awarded annually in May to highly qualified young musicians who excel at their instrument and are pursuing a college-level education with the goal of establishing a full or part-time career in classical music performance. For more information visit www.azmusicfest.org. -Special Thanks to Arizona Musicfest

Book Notes
Beethoven: The Man Revealed     
By Randy Kinkel, Announcer and Producer 
Beethoven: The Man Revealed by John Suchet.  If there is such a thing as an entertaining, fun to read page-turner biography of the complicated genius Ludwig Van Beethoven, it is the recent book, written by DJ, Journalist and Classical music fan John Suchet.  Beethoven, The Man Revealed is not only an accurate recounting of the facts of Beethoven's life, but it also attempts to make sense of his talent in the context of the conditions surrounding the young composer, his temperament, family life, the challenges he faced and to get at the heart of the personality of the man who gave us so much great music.
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Inside Your Membership
Leadership Society                       Leadership Society Members of the Month
Get your Metropolitan Opera CD
Limited Edition MET OPERA CDs 
K-BACH has a few limited edition Metropolitan Opera CDs featuring highlights from the 2013-14 season that you can't buy in stores.  Support classical music on K-BACH in one of the following ways and you'll receive this special CD.
  • Make a 10 dollar a month sustaining gift  
  • Make a one-time gift of 120 dollars or more
  • Increase your sustaining donation by an extra 10 dollars a month
To make a donation and receive your limited edition Metropolitan Opera CD, call Claire at 480-774-8444.

Sustaining Members                 Sustaining Members of the Month
Sustaining Members Enjoy Delicious Meals  
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Chocolate Earl Grey Cake at Talavera
Did you show your Sustainer Loyalty Card to get your complimentary Chocolate Earl Grey Cake at Talavera or The Original Chopped Salad at Citizen Public House this month?

As a special thank you, K-BACH sustaining members receive a 10% discount at participating restaurants in the Valley.  In addition, each month sustainers receive a special complimentary dish from two selected restaurants.  View participating restaurants here.   

This offer is valid for K-BACH Sustainer Loyalty Card holders and is honored only when the Sustainer Loyalty Card is shown.  Terms and conditions apply.

Learn how you can become a Sustaining Member.

Member News                                     Members of the Month 

Learn About The "K-BACH TRAVEL CLUB"    

K-BACH is launching a Travel Club designed for the curious public radio traveler with an interest in music, art, history and culture.  Sign up to receive information about the K-BACH Travel Club


KJZZ Trip to Costa Rica, April 2013 (compliments of Adrian Major)
KJZZ Trip to Cuba, Nov 2013 (compliments of Linda and Bob Granzow)
Costa Rica - April 2013

In April 2013, a total of 21 KJZZ listeners traveled on an Ecological Study Tour to Costa Rica with hosts General Manager Jim Paluzzi and News Director Peter O'Dowd.
Cuba - November 2013

In November 2013, a total of 24 KJZZ listeners traveled on a culturally rich adventure to Cuba with hosts Associate General Manager Linda Pastori, General Manager Emeritus Carl Matthusen and former Fronteras Desk Senior Field Correspondent Michel Marizco.

Legacy Society
Designing Strategies For Your Financial Future
Legacy Society Event Designing Your Financial FutureKJZZ & K-BACH Legacy Society presented a public service seminar in April, 2014 entitled "Designing Strategies for Your Financial Future".  Panelists included (shown in photo left to right): Anne Groth, CFBS of MassMutual Arizona; Nancy Tengler, financial consultant, professor and columnist to the Arizona Republic; and Emily Burns, Attorney at Law. The panel moderator was KJZZ's own on-air host Dennis Lambert.  If you were unable to attend the session, you can view the video here (the download takes a few minutes).

Plans for next season's seminars are in process.  Please feel free to contact us if you have any topic
suggestions for future presentations. 

For information on the Legacy Society please phone 480-774-8444 or email plannedgiving@rioradio.org

Business Members
A Voice For Local BusinessesK-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.

Volunteer Update
Thank You K-BACH Volunteers For Making A Difference 
Carol Maffuccio, Volunteer Coordinator
K-BACH Volunteer April 2014
K-BACH Volunteer Mares Wright
K-BACH held its first fund drive for 2014 the last week of February. We welcomed 22 volunteers spread out over 5 days to be the friendly frontline voices that answer phone calls from our listeners during on-air fundraisers. These dedicated individuals donated a combined total of 74.5 hours to make our K-BACH fundraiser a success.

The First Press Fine Wine Auction was held on March 8th, and 27 volunteers donated over 131 hours to create a fundraising evening that was spectacular. We are now seeking volunteers who can serve on our year round committee, which includes securing tables and auction items for next year's event.

K-BACH hosts four fundraisers throughout the year and we are always looking for genial faces and voices to support our efforts to sustain K-BACH quality programming. In addition, there are other opportunities across the Division of Public Service where volunteers can make a difference.

For more information about how to become a volunteer, contact Carol Maffuccio at 480-774-8300 or cmaffuccio@rioradio.org.  We appreciate our volunteers!

Vehicle Donation
Businesses Donate Vehicles
HiHealth Vehicle DonationDoes your business have a vehicle that needs to be replaced?  That fleet vehicle has been good to your business, now let it do some good for your community.  Consider donating your company's vehicle to K-BACH.

In the last year, Hi Health Supermart donated a 2001 Isuzu FTR and Healthcare Trust of America donated two 1996 Ford Econoline Vans.

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...
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Granzow Mr. and Mrs. Robert Granzow
K-BACH Leadership Society Member of the Month - May

"We love the mixture of newer composers with older ones. 
The music inspires us!"

Station News
Update From The Board
By Louis Stanley

  FPRAZ Board Membe Rodolfo Parga 
 Rudy Parga
  FPRAZ Board Member Chip Scutari 
 Chip Scutari
Director Strategic Initiatives, KJZZ/K-BACH/Spot 127
Executive Director Friends of Public Radio Arizona  
Friends of Public Radio Arizona is pleased to welcome two new board of director members. Diane Veres, FPRAZ Board Development Chair, presented two nominees in the month of March to fill two of four vacancies. Rudy Parga and Chip Scutari were presented to the Board of Directors and both nominees received unanimous approval.

Mr. Parga is the Managing Shareholder and Chairman of the Executive Committee for the law firm of Ryley, Carlock and Applewhite.  Previously Rudy led the firm's Litigation group, and has a broad practice in commercial litigation, financial and employment litigation.  In 2012, Rudy was named to the list of Most Admired CEOs and Top Level Executives by the Phoenix Business Journal. In 2013, Rudy was also named to the list of The 25 Most Influential Hispanic Business Leaders by AzBusiness.

Mr. Scutari is a principal partner in the Public Relations firm of Scutari and Ciezlak . Previously Chip worked as an award-winning reporter at both the East Valley Tribune and Arizona Republic newspapers from 1997 to 2006, covering everything from City Hall to cops and crime to state politics and business. In 2006, Chip switched from reporting to public relations after taking a job with the Phoenix advertising firm of Moses Anshell.  Chip is a regular guest on Channel 12's "Sunday Square Off," Channel 3's "Politics Unplugged, KJZZ's "Here and Now" program and is a contributor to Phoenix Magazine.

If you have questions regarding the FPRAZ Board please contact Lou Stanley at 480-774-8448 or lstanley@rioradio.org.
June 1, 2014:  Japanese Movie: NODAME CANTABILE, 2pm at the FilmBar in Phoenix with K-BACH on-air hosts and a special talk by Keitaro Harada, Music Director of the Phoenix Youth Symphony and Associate Conductor of Arizona Opera.

June 6, 2014:  Five Dollar Friday Sustaining Member Drive, your chance to win a $500 Vacation Card and support your favorite classical companion with an easy $5.00 monthly gift...  it's spare change you won't miss!

July 4, 2014: 
K-BACH will salute America with a celebration of the most patriotic performances of all time.

November 8-9, 2014: 
KJZZ Travel and Discovery Expo, Phoenix Convention Center

March 7, 2015:  First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction, Montelucia Resort and Spa

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