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Dear K-BACH Listeners,  

Randy Kinkel
Randy Kinkel
A recent life-changing event gave me reason to reflect on the brevity of life, the beauty and the ugliness in the world around us, and the importance of appreciating each moment. 

One phrase that comes to mind is "Carpe Diem" or "Seize the Day".  It's by the first century Roman poet Horace from his "Odes":

"...Whether Jupiter has allotted you many more winters or this one,
which even now wears out the Tyrrhenian sea on the opposing rocks, is the final one - be wise, be truthful, strain the wine, and scale back your long hopes to a short period. While we speak, envious time will have already fled: seize the day, trusting as little as possible in tomorrow."

In Hebrew, the phrase 'ואם לא עכשיו ,אימתי' translated says "And if not now, then when?" has a similar sound to it.

A similar concept is "Mindfulness" in Buddhism. Mindfulness is the practice whereby a person is intentionally aware of his or her thoughts and actions in the present moment, non-judgmentally. By being mindful you are performing the ultimate seizing of the day; you are tuning in to your world and getting the most out of every moment. 

Part of my practice of mindfulness is appreciating the beauty in the world, it's people, art and nature, like a birdsong, a beautiful sunset, a painting, a loved one's touch, or a moving symphony.  These are things that give life meaning.

It's easy to become mindless and ignore all the beauty around us.  But by being aware and in the moment with a thing of beauty, whatever that is to you, you are enriching your life and quieting and feeding your soul.  We like to think of ourselves as helping you to do just that. When you turn on the radio to 89.5 FM and or listen to K-BACH online you have the opportunity to spend a few minutes with the beautiful and the divine.  Seize the day!

One more thing-- Don't forget to seize your ballot and vote for your Top 100 Most Wanted Classical Music favorites!  Voting continues through October 3rd. Tune in every weekday at noon on "Most Wanted" with Linda Cassidy
to hear some of the top 100 picks from last year

Randy Kinkel
Announcer and Producer

A Glimpse Into K-BACH 
Host Editorial
Classical Music Face Off
Tom Hulce plays Wolfgang Mozart in the movie Amadeus
Tom Hulce plays Wolfgang Mozart
in the movie "Amadeus"
By Jon Town, Afternoon Announcer
When you are listening to your favorite piece on K-BACH and you are lost in the moment, have you ever wondered what the composer was thinking when he wrote it? Better still, have you ever given thought to what the composer actually looked like?

We know for sure what 19th century and more contemporary composers looked like because there are photographs. Richard Wagner, for example, looks much like The Flying Dutchman in his photos. He'd have been a credible stand in for Captain Ahab, too. But for Vivaldi, Haydn, Bach the artist interpretations can vary quite a bit leaving it to you to imagine how they actually might have looked if you passed them on the street. 

Heart of the Arts
Neale Perl - SCC Scottsdale Cultural Council Under New Leadership
By Jane Hilton, Announcer and Producer  
The Scottsdale Cultural Council has appointed Neale Perl as its new president and CEO. Perl is the president emeritus of D.C.based Washington Performing Arts, where he served as president and CEO from 2002 to 2013.

K-BACH's Sterling Beeaff chatted with Neale about his background, as both cellist and arts administrator, and his new role with the Scottsdale Cultural Council.
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Book Notes
Book Cover The Late Starters Orchestra "The Late Starter's Orchestra"   
By Randy Kinkel, Announcer and Producer 
If you've ever thought about going back and picking up that old instrument you used to play as a kid, Ari Goldman's autobiography "The Late Starter Orchestra" may just give you the inspiration you need to do it. 

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Staff Introductions
Joe Goetz. Joe Goetz 
K-BACH Announcer
The newest addition to K-BACH's on air team began his career in radio while a junior music major at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO at KCME 88.7 FM. After graduating in 2007, Joe began work as a classical music host and producer for Vermont Public Radio. In addition to his announcing duties at K-BACH, he currently he serves as the Music Director for WFIU 103.7 FM in Bloomington, Indiana. 

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Duart Martin Duart Martin  
K-BACH Assistant
Duart has announced classical music for public radio listeners in Arizona since 1987. She is a contributing writer for Central Sound at Eight, a part of Arizona PBS, and host of ASU in Concert. She also operates the control room at Sun Sounds of Arizona, the radio reading service for the blind and visually impaired. In 2012 she received the Gold Microphone award as Volunteer of the Year at Sun Sounds of Arizona.

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Inside Your Membership
Leadership Society                       Leadership Society Members of the Month
Back to Radio Night KJZZ KBAQ
Back to Radio Night 
It's time for our annual Back to Radio Night, a special tribute to Leadership Society members and an opportunity to meet your favorite on-air hosts and reporters.

Watch for your invitation to Back to Radio Night by mail or email in October.

Sustaining Members                 Sustaining Members of the Month
Thank yoBrian Husar - K-BACH Sustaining Memberu, Brian, For Doing Your Part! 
Brian Husar shares his connection to K-BACH and why he supports the station.

"I've been listening to the station for a long time... and I said to myself, I feel part of the station, yet I'm not doing what I feel would be right because I don't want classical music to vanish in the Valley.  I felt that if I was able to do $10 a month that would be a lot easier than doing one lump sum."

Sound buttonListen     Photo:  K-BACH Sustaining Member Brian Husar 

Member News                                     Members of the Month 
K-BACH App Get The New K-BACH App 
The new K-BACH app for iPhone and Android allows you to listen to our live stream of classical music and see what's playing now.  Set an alarm to wake up with K-BACH or share your comments with our Open Mic feature.  Open Mic lets you record a ten second message to encourage other listeners to support K-BACH. 

It's easy.  Give it a try.  You just might hear yourself on the air.  Don't have the app?  Well, it's free at the iPhone App Store or at Google PlayLearn more
Legacy Society
Leave A Legacy LogoLeave A Legacy Regional Workshops
K-BACH is sponsoring four Leave a Legacy regional workshops in conjunction with Planned Giving Roundtable and other Valley non-profit organizations in celebration of estate planning and financial planning weeks in October.

The first workshop, Cover Your Assets, A Practical Guide to Asset Protection, is scheduled for October 14 at the Rio Salado Conference Center from 10 am - 12 noon.  Learn about the workshops.
A Special Thank you
Ryley Carlock & Applewhite
K-BACH would like to thank Ryley Carlock & Applewhite for supporting K-BACH's arts and cultural community in the 2014-2015 Arts Season Preview this past month.

Ryley Carlock & Applewhite provides legal and business solutions to clients by maximizing opportunities while minimizing risks and impediments. 

Learn more about Ryley Carlock & Applewhite at www.rcalaw.com

Volunteer Update
Volunteer Programs Merging: KJZZ, K-BACH and Sun Sounds 
Morrie Hesch and Joanie Jacobs
Volunteers Morrie Hesch and
Joanie Jacob
The Division of Public Service is in the process of merging KJZZ 91.5 FM, K-BACH 89.5 FM, Sun Sounds of Arizona and SPOT 127 into one volunteer program.

Volunteer orientations are held throughout the year. The next orientation is tentatively scheduled for November 13 from 6-7 pm at the Rio Conference Center, 2323 W. 14th St., Tempe, AZ 85281.

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

Vehicle Donation
Donate Your Car To Support Classical Music And Get A 2014 Tax Break
K-BACH Vehicle Donation by Warren Cadillac
'97 Cadillac Catera
Thanks to Warren in Scottsdale who donated his '97 Cadillac Catera, Gordon in Glendale who donated his '98 Chevy Lumina and Jocelyne in Sun City West who donated her '95 Volvo 850 in July.

These donations are supporting classical music programs you value everyday 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on K-BACH.

Learn more about donating your car, truck, boat or RV, call 1-855-82K-BACH or visit cars.kbach.org

Social Buzz
Connect With The K-BACH Community 
K-BACH connects the Valley to classical music and the arts and now YOU can connect to K-BACH.

Follow us on Twitter  Follow @Kbaq on Twitter for station and programming updates and local arts events. 
Like us on Facebook  You can also visit and like the K-BACH Facebook page to discuss the local arts scene and engage in thought provoking conversations with classical music fans throughout the Valley.  

 I Love K-BACH Because...
Mr. John Radway Mr. John Radway
K-BACH Leadership Society Member of the Month - August

"Music is more than just entertainment; it is a language.  Classical composers speak directly to us in that language, which needs no translation.  It's like traveling in a time machine, we are transported into the past and famous composers are telling us about their lives and times and feelings."
Station News
Todd Sanders 
Todd Sanders
Southern Exposure
By Todd Sanders
Chair, Friends of Public Radio Arizona  
President & CEO, Phoenix Chamber of Commerce 

The border between the United States and Mexico has too often been a political football and campaign talking point, but the land of 121 million people just across that border is a huge opportunity for trade, our economy and coverage of some of our hemisphere's most important markets.

Later this fall, the City of Phoenix and the State of Arizona will open trade and tourism offices in Mexico City to open up the Mexican market to Arizona companies. While California exported some $25 million in goods to Mexico in 2012 and Texas a whopping $95 billion, Arizona's exports to our southern neighbors totaled just $6.3 billion. These offices are a first step towards addressing that imbalance and growing our regional economy. 

At the same time, KJZZ is embarking on an important new initiative of it's own in Mexico City. It's taking the form of a bureau of public radio reporters who will cover those trade offices and the relationships resulting from them, while developing programs, projects, courses and career opportunities between journalists in both countries. The Mexico City and Central American Bureau will be housed on the Instituto Tecnológico de Monterrey's Mexico City campus and will share studios with the campus radio station, Concepto Radial. This important asset will provide a platform for coverage of Mexico and Central America and shed light on critical issues facing people on both sides of the border.

While many talk about the divide between us, KJZZ is squarely focused on reaching across it and joining the people who will be vital to Arizona's future economic success. It's a story worth telling.
October 16, 2014:  Japanese Movie: NODAME CANTABILE, Volume 2 of the Japanese film sensation introduced by conductor Keitaro Hadara, 7:30 pm at the FilmBar in Phoenix followed by a question and answer session with K-BACH's Sterling Beeaff.

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
Musically Speaking - Phoenix Symphony Coffee Classics
Musically speaking begins one hour before the Coffee Classic concert starts.  Meet the Artist Luncheons follow immediately after every Coffee Classic concert. 

October 3, 2014:  Appalachian Spring
November 21, 2014:  Beethoven and Brahms
January 16, 2015:  Sibelius' Symphony No. 5
March 6, 2015:  Barber's Cello Concerto
March 20, 2015:  Mendelssohn's "Italian" Symphony No. 4
April 17, 2015:  Mozart's Symphony No. 40
May 22, 2015:  Mahler's Symphony No. 1
K-BACH Pre-Concert Talks - Phoenix Chorale
Pre-concert talks begin one hour before the concert starts.  Hosted and moderated by Sterling Beeaff with special guests for an in-depth look at the music.  More details

November 1, 2014:  Day of the Dead
December 20, 2014:  Chorale Christmas
March 7, 2015:  Desert Song
April 25, 2015:  The Bard's Tale

KJZZ Travel and Discovery Expo
TravelExpo_Free Admission Nov 2014

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