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Newsletter Winter 2014 Volume 2, Issue 2
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Dear KJZZ Listeners, 
Dr. Jim Paluzzi
Dr. Jim Paluzzi

This year will end soon, but the issues that we all face in this increasingly complex world are endless.  Around the world - and across the street - the need to make sense out of complexity provides plenty of fuel for the KJZZ newsroom, and I'm happy to report that, thanks to you, we're better prepared than ever!

Locally, we've invested in building our newsroom's capacity to find hidden stories in science, technology, health, innovation, and business.  KJZZ has also maintained its strong commitment to supporting Fronteras: our Changing America Desk, which continues to find stories that help us better understand what life is like on both sides of the border.

KJZZ's election coverage this year was first rate, and it marks a new initiative to strengthen our ability to cover breaking news, wherever it happens.  In the twenty-first century, the real action will be found not in our studios - and not in our newsroom, either - but rather in the communities that we serve.  That's why we are continuing our investment in remote broadcast technology to cover the news ... as it happens.  Your support makes this possible, and it is greatly appreciated.

Last, but not least, our partnerships with the BBC and NPR make us strong.  KJZZ now has a direct partner relationship with the BBC, which gives us direct access to the BBC's international reporters that few other stations enjoy.  With NPR, our reporters are regular contributors to the national program service.  In turn, NPR continues to provide our listeners with news you can't hear anywhere else, this partnership will grow stronger in the year ahead.  I know you will hear the difference.

Thank you for a great 2014.  Here's to even better coverage in 2015!


Dr. Jim Paluzzi
KJZZ General Manager
Vice President Division of Public Service
Holiday Gift Ideas 
First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction  
Celebrate Your Love Of Wine 
Join us at Arizona's premier wine gala for a black-tie, five-course dinner and auction with some of the finest wines from Napa Valley, Sonora, Arizona and around the world.  Vintners and winery owners personally serve wines and share stories.  You'll enjoy the best of classic wine selections or experience something new.
Reserve Your TicketFirst Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction Logo
13th Annual First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction 
Saturday, March 7, 2015
6:00 pm - Midnight
Montelucia Resort and Spa

Make your reservation today.
480-774-8468 | rripley@rioradio.org | FirstPressArizona.com
Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? 
Give A Gift Of Laughter
Join The Live Performance and Play The Quiz

Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know?
Friday, February 13, 2015, 7:00 pm
Chandler Center for the Arts 

Buy general admission tickets or call 480-782-2680.  Learn more.    
Whad'ya Know
Programming Highlights
All Things Considered Logo

By Jon Hoban, Chief Content Officer
It is one of the best names for a program.  It is KJZZ's All Things Considered for your drive home.

Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting and transformed the way we understand current events and view the world. KJZZ's Steve Goldstein is joined by Melissa Block, Robert Siegel, and Audie Cornish for a mix of breaking news, interviews, and special -- sometimes quirky -- features.

For example, here's a story on going viral.  It is no longer just for videos and memes. Or how about this story on developing jetpack technology from the KJZZ newsroom

Throughout the day, KJZZ keeps you up to date but what does the news mean.  We take the time to provide analysis and impact of the day's news to help you clearly understand what is happening in Phoenix, across Arizona and around the world.

It's All Things Considered on KJZZ.  It's on the radio every weekday from 3pm to 6pm and it's always online at kjzz.org.

Steve Goldstein
Audie Cornish
Robert Siegel
Melissa Block
Steve Goldstein
Audie Cornish
Robert Siegel
Melissa Block
NPR Guide to 2014 Great Reads
By Jon Hoban, Chief Content Officer
The Book Concierge is back. Updated and expanded for 2014, the interactive list is stocked with critics' and NPR staffers' favorite reads of the year. You can find this year's collection -- more than 250 titles total here.

With custom filters such as "For History Lovers," "Kids' Books," "The Dark Side," "Let's Talk About Sex," and new this year, "For Music Lovers," you can scroll, flip and sort to find books that match their specific areas of interest and discover unexpected reads as well. From the guide, you can also share favorite titles from the collection, find related interviews and book reviews, and click through to online sellers.  The Book Concierge is part of the service provided by KJZZ, your community news station.

Staff Introductions 
Carrie Jung
Carrie Jung
Carrie Jung began her public radio career in Albuquerque, N.M., where she fell in love with the diverse cultural scene and unique political environment of the Southwest.  Jung has been heard on KJZZ since 2013.  Read more
Alexandra Olgin
Alexandra Olgin
Alexandra Olgin comes to the station as a multimedia reporter, producer and host.  She is originally from Princeton, N.J., but spent the last four years in college at the University of Missouri. She moved to Phoenix after graduating with a bachelor's degree in radio-television journalism.  Read more
Inside Your Membership
Leadership Society                
Jarl Mahon NPR President 2014 Back to Radio Night with NPR President Jarl Mohn 
KJZZ General Manager and Vice President Division of Public Service Dr. Jim Paluzzi and staff invite Leadership Society, Cornerstone and Sustaining Members to Back to Radio Night in January.

KJZZ is pleased to welcome NPR's President Jarl Mohn as special guest and keynote speaker to share his vision for the future of public radio. Jarl began his term with NPR July 1, 2014.  He is a media industry vetran who began his career as a radio disc jockey.

Watch for your invitation by mail or email.
Sustaining Members                     
I Grew Up Listening to Public Radio 

"I grew up listening to public radio in San Diego and have always been a public radio listener, so when I moved here I looked for it and found KJZZ. What's nice now, is that we can stream it. So even when we're not here we can still listen on our iPad." 

- Sustaining Member Lisa Schoneman
Member News                                        

bills_coins.jpg Maximize Your Income Tax Benefits 

If you're considering maximizing your income tax benefits by making a special year-end gift, we hope you'll support the programs that are important to you by making a tax deductible gift to KJZZ today.

Time is running out for this year's tax deductions, so please make your tax-deductible contribution to KJZZ today!

From all of us here at KJZZ, thank you... and Happy Holidays!

KJZZ Travel Club 

Travel with KJZZ and Fellow Public Radio Listeners

Culture, History, Music, Traditional Foods, Breathtaking Scenery   

May 30 - June 11, 2015
Hosted by KJZZ General Manager Dr. Jim Paluzzi

Learn more or make your reservation.
Legacy Society
car.jpg Include Your Vehicle In Your Estate Plan
Consider donating your car to KJZZ in your will or estate plan.  It's a unique and easy way to help keep news and information strong for years to come.

You can use the following phrase: "I would like my car, a [Year/Make/Mode] with a VIN (Vehicle Identification Number) - to be donated to Friends of Public Radio AZ at the time of my death."

If you have an estate plan, include this Vehicle Beneficiary Designation Form.

Business Members 
Home Instead Senior Care
Home Instead Senior Care
Proud KJZZ Business Member
KJZZ would like to welcome Home Instead Senior Care as the newest Business Member.  Home Instead Senior Care provides non-medical based, home care services allowing seniors to feel safe and independent while they age in their own home.

Visit the Home Instead Senior Care website.
Introducing KJZZ's Business Relations Officer Shannon Smith
KJZZ welcomes Shannon Smith as Business Relations Officer to manage KJZZ's
Business Member Program.  Shannon has over 13 years experience in the newspaper industry and was the executive director with a local charity affiliated with the Phoenix Suns for five years. 

If you are a business owner or work for a growing business, consider joining KJZZ's Business Member Program.  It's a great way to partner with the station
and be recognized as a philanthropic leader in the community.  For more information call (480) 774-8274 or email ssmith@rioradio.org.

A Special Thank you
Wells Fargo
Wells Fargo
KJZZ would like to thank Wells Fargo for being a proud supporter of KJZZ since 2010.  Over the years, Wells Fargo has sponsored the Social Services Partnership and Community Arts Partnership programs providing marketing assistance to 28 arts and non-profit organizations each year. The program created an invaluable opportunity for non-profit charitable organizations to share their mission with the KJZZ audience.  Visit their website at www.wellsfargo.com

Group 91.Five: KJZZ's Young Professionals
What I Wish I Knew... About The Challenges Of Homeownership
sold-home-sign.jpgGroup 91.Five, KJZZ's young professionals, is planning the next discussion series "What I Wish I Knew...About the Challenges of Homeownership".   Whether you're thinking about buying your first home or you've owned a home for years, you'll learn how to navigate pitfalls, keep up with maintenance and reach your long-term goals.

Mark your calendar and join us February 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Rio Salado College Conference Center.  Learn more about Group 91.Five
Volunteer Update
KJZZ Volunteer - Nancy Garabedian
Nancy Garabedian
Did You Know Volunteers Have A Dollar Value? 
According to Independent Sector the 2013 value of volunteer time in Arizona is $22.52 per hour.  KJZZ volunteers put in many hours for pledge drives, office work and special events. Pledge drives alone have amounted to approximately $4,800 in volunteer hours so far this year. KJZZ volunteers logged more hours during the End of Year Member Drive in December.

Thank you to all volunteers for your time and dedication to sustaining news and information on KJZZ!

Vehicle Donation 
Motorcycle BMW

'01 BMW K1200
'08 Hyosung GV650
Donate Your Car To Support News
And Get A 2014 Tax Break  
Thank you to motorcycle donors Diane and Piotr.  Diane in Gilbert donated her '01 BMW K1200 and Piotr in Phoenix donated his '08 Hyosung GV650.

Learn more about donating your car, truck, boat or travel trailer, call 855-565-5599 or complete the online form

KJZZ - Joe Robinson Mr. Joe Robinson
KJZZ Sustaining Member of the Month - November  


"I love KJZZ because... I need it."


- Sustaining Member Joe Robinson 

Station News
Blaise Lantana
Old, New, Holiday and Blue
By Blaise Lantana, Music Director 
It's the season for giving and one of the best things to give is music. Help someone discover new music or uncover a classic this year. To help you out I've picked some old, some new, some holiday and some blue music to choose from.

For the classic jazz choice you can't beat Kind of Blue by Miles Davis including jazz greats John Coltrane, Cannonball Adderley and Bill Evans along with Miles.  Read more

Check out the jazz calendar, or listen to jazz.
Spot 127: KJZZ's Youth Media Center
Students Learn How To Get The Story
By Manuelita Beck, Senior Editor
KJZZ's youth media center has four paid reporting internships filled by Valley high school students.  You may have already heard some reports from Maryvale High School senior BrieAnna Frank, who is in her second year working for SPOT 127. Read more

Photo:  Zion Worke reports on how Teens Cope With Pressure To Choose Lucrative College Majors.

Friends of Public Radio Arizona
Louis Stanely
FPRAZ Establishes Emeritus Council
By Louis Stanely
Executive Director, FPRAZ
Director Strategic Initiatives, KJZZ/K-BACH/SPOT 127 

Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ) at its October 13, 2015 Board of Directors meeting approved the establishment of the FPRAZ Emeritus Council.  Membership in the Emeritus Council will be comprised of past Board Chairpersons and past Board members who wish to remain engaged in FPRAZ's mission beyond their term as members of the Board of Directors.   Read more
Upcoming Events
December 31, 2014:  An Evening with Paula Poundstone, Presented by, in partnership with Square Peg Concerts, Mesa Arts Center Ikeda Theater

January 20, 2014:  Back to Radio Night with NPR President Jarl Manus.  This event is reserved for Leadership Society, Cornerstone and Sustaining members only.  Watch your mail or email for details.

February 13, 2015:  Michael Feldman's Whad'Ya Know? Live at the Chandler Center for the Arts.  Buy your general admission tickets here.

March 7, 2015:  First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction, Montelucia Resort and Spa.  Buy an individual ticket or table here.

April 23, 2015: Korva Coleman Excellence Awards, recognizing outstanding digital media pieces produced by youth ages 12 - 23.

November 15, 2015:  KJZZ Travel and Discovery Expo

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