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Newsletter Fall 2014 Volume 2, Issue 2
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K-BACH listeners are participating more than ever on Facebook and Twitter.  Popular recent posts include an informational Veterans' Day post about composers who served in the military and an info-graphic titled MusicThatMakesYouDumb.
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Dear Listener, 

Dr. Jim Paluzzi
Dr. Jim Paluzzi
While this year is quickly coming to a close, the progress that K-BACH has made is nowhere near finished!  

I hope that you have participated in helping us select this year's K-BACH Top 100.  The Top 100 is much more than a list of popular music: it really tells us about how important this music is to you.  For my part, I continue to marvel at how well the music on this list speaks to me, at any time of the day.

While you are reviewing the Top 100 list, I'd like to invite you to take a few minutes more to browse through the other sections of the K-BACH website.  There is so much more to K-BACH than just music: this year, we've made major investments in the K-BACH website to give you an opportunity to enjoy the rich content that will help you enjoy the music we play even more.

Sterling Beeaff's interviews with fascinating musicians are all there on the K-BACH website, ready for you to enjoy whenever you like.  Jane Hilton's features on subjects such as Clarinets for Conservation continue to inform and inspire.  I hope you will agree!

Randy Kinkel's This Week in Classical Music brings you current information about the events, the performers, and the news from our local classical community.  It's the "go-to" site for learning about all things classical in the neighborhood.

Last, but not least, 2014 brought us a new voice to our overnight service: Joe Goetz.  Every weekday, Joe plays music especially selected for our K-BACH overnight audience.  Whether you're a night owl, an insomniac, or work the night shift, you're sure to enjoy Joe and the music he brings.

Thank you so much your support this year.  Look for even more exciting news from K-BACH in the year to come!

Dr. Jim Paluzzi
K-BACH General Manager
Vice President Division of Public Service

A Glimpse Into K-BACH 
Host Editorial
Linda Cassidy
Linda Cassidy, Host of K-BACH's Most Wanted Hour at noon
K-BACH "Most Wanted" Top 100
By Linday Cassidy, Announcer
Let's keep an on going lunch date, shall we? Every weekday at noon, I look forward to bringing you music you voted for during this Fall's Most Wanted 2014 campaign. Thanks to the just over 700 listeners who participated in voting this past September, your 2014 list includes not only your tried and true favorites but 34 new entries as well. Beethoven is the most popular composer this year with ten selections.

You voted for your most cherished works and I look forward to playing them for you every weekday.  Let's enjoy your favorite music together during K-BACH's Most Wanted Hour at noon.

1    Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
2    Gershwin, Rhapsody in Blue
3    J.S. Bach, Brandenburg Concertos
4    Copland, Appalachian Spring
5    Holst, The Planets

View the complete list here.
Heart of the Arts
Liz Jones and David Soval at Symphony Hall. Courtesy of David Soval
A First Time Concert Experience
By Jane Hilton, Announcer and Producer  
Many of us at K-BACH remember our first concerts fondly, and we are always eager to hear the insights of a new concert goer. We recently caught up with K-BACH listener David Soval about his first time concert experience with The Phoenix Symphony.

What did you think of Symphony Hall? 
"The reception area of the Hall was bigger than I expected.  I've been to the Fox theatre in St. Louis and the Phoenix Symphony Hall seemed bigger and more artfully decorated."

What was your initial impression of the music? 
The music was just what I was expecting.  I thought it sounded crisp, not too loud but not too soft, and obviously right on key.

Read more
Book Notes
"Stand Up Straight and Sing"   
By Randy Kinkel, Announcer and Producer 
Opera Diva Jessye Norman's new Memoir, "Stand Up Straight and Sing", published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.  "...a very fine accounting of a wonderful life and career in music from a woman who is inspirational on many levels, in many ways, not just in the arts but in life as well".

Inside Your Membership
Leadership Society              
K-BACH Back to Radio Lunch
K-BACH members enjoyed an afternoon lunch in October with special guest Suzanne Bona, Host and Executive Producer of Sunday Baroque along with K-BACH announcers and staff.  All participants had an opportunity to personally meet Suzanne Bona and received a signed CD of Sunday Baroque, Hand Picked Volume 2.

Photo: Suzanne Bona and Sustaining Member Dr. Janet WiseView a photo gallery of the event here.
Sustaining Members               
Barbara Gray K-BACH Sustains Me Through My Day 

"I became a sustaining member because K-BACH sustains me through my day. When I'm in the kitchen I listen, I always listen in my car and K-BACH lulls me to sleep at night. I've given to K-BACH every year since it was established." 

- Sustaining Member Barbara Gray 
Member News                                
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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 K-BACH today.  Time is running out for this year's tax deductions, so please make your year-end tax deductible contribution to K-BACH today!

From all of us here at K-BACH, thank you... and Happy Holidays!

Business Members 
Introducing K-BACH's Business Relations Officer Shannon Smith
K-BACH welcomes Shannon Smith to the team as the Business Relations Officer to manage K-BACH'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 K-BACH'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.

Legacy Society
car.jpg Include Your Vehicle In Your Estate Plan
Consider donating your car to K-BACH in your will or estate plan.  It's a unique and easy way to help keep classical music 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.

A Special Thank you
Market Enginuity
Thank you To Our Sponsors
K-BACH would like to thank a special group of businesses who made a year-long commitment in 2014 to underwrite classical music through the K-BACH Connects Sponsorship program.  Thank you to the following sponsors: Area Agency on Aging, Butterfly Wonderland, Copenhagen, Ernhardt, Lexus/Cadillac, Hansen Mortuaries, Maravilla and Mercy Gilbert/Chandler Regional Medical Centers.  Your sponsorship and support through 2014 helped enhance the arts and culture in our community.

Volunteer Update
Volunteer Terry Colver
Volunteer Terry Colver
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.  K-BACH volunteers put in many hours for pledge drives, office work and special events. Pledge drives alone have amounted to approximately $3,200 in volunteer hours so far this year. K-BACH 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 classical music on K-BACH!

Vehicle Donation
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'95 Sandpiper Travel Trailer
Donate Your Car To Support Classical Music And
Get A 2014 Tax Break
Thank you to Brad in Cave Creek who donated his '95 Sandpiper travel trailer in July.  Vehicle donations support the classical music programs you value on K-BACH. 

Learn more about donating your car, truck, boat or travel trailer, call 855-825-2224 or complete the online form.  
 I Love K-BACH Because...
K-BACH Stebler Family
Zachary, Laura, John, and Nathan Strebler
Memories of a Christmas Concert
K-BACH Sustaining Member Laura Strebler 
"I'm Laura and I support K-BACH.  When I was six years old my mother took me to see the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra.  It was a Christmas program and I just thought it was magnificent...I loved watching the conductor, the big kettle drums,  I loved the excitement and the bigness, the way it seemed to fill every crevice in the room.  That first experience woke me up to the incredible emotion that classical music could evoke."  
- Sustaining Member Laura Strebler 
Station News
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
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 individual tickets or a 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
Holiday Music On K-BACH 
Southwest Season Ticket Holiday Special Featuring the RomerosTuesday, Dec. 16, 8pm
K-BACH's Eight CandlesWednesday, Dec. 17, 7pm
ASU in Concert Holiday SpecialThursday, Dec. 18, 8pm
K-BACH's Best GiftsFriday, Dec. 19, 8pm
K-BACH's MessiahMonday, Dec. 22, 7pm
Southwest Season Ticket Holiday Special Featuring the Canadian BrassTuesday, Dec.23, 8pm
ASU in Concert Holiday Special
Thursday, Dec. 25, 8pm
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Metropolitan Opera Schedule
Launched in 1931, the Metropolitan Opera's Saturday matinee broadcasts are the longest-running Opera program series in radio history. The 84th season begins at 11am, December 6, 2014, with Rossini's "The Barber of Seville" starring Isabel Leonard.  View the full list of performances on K-BACH here.

More information about the Met broadcasts is available at www.operainfo.org
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. 

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

December 20, 2014:  Chorale Christmas
March 7, 2015:  Desert Song
April 25, 2015:  The Bard's Tale

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 Ticket 
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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

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