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Newsletter Summer 2015 Volume 2, Issue 4
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A Word From Your Trusted News Source

Jon Hoban
Jon Hoban
KJZZ is one of hundreds of public radio stations across the country, but KJZZ is your station. You trust KJZZ to bring you a unique blend of important Phoenix, national and international stories.  Across the day, every day, you hear distinctly unique voices and programs that share powerful stories. That's our commitment to you. 

You start your day with local and national news on Morning Edition; you get the science behind combating an invasive beetle in Arizona; you get investigative reporting into police fundraising practices in Scottsdale, and you get the useful news you need.  These stories are blended with interviews, local artists and musicians, and StoryCorps participants who want to share their love and caring with each other and with you. You hear their struggles, you experience their success, and you feel their powerful stories on KJZZ.

It's KJZZ's commitment to the Valley that makes you turn to 91.5 FM. Remember, you can follow these stories on your smartphone if you are away from the radio with the KJZZ app.

We will continue our emphasis on local news with careful analysis about why each story matters.  That's our commitment to you for the rest of 2015 and beyond.  We have reporters across the city, state and region bringing you the news and reporting on the flavor of life in the Southwest.  You'll find colorful stories of people taking chances, making a difference and working to make their community better; people who are striving to make an impact.

Thanks to you for making KJZZ your home for powerful storytelling and accurate, thoughtful news coverage.


Jon Hoban
Associate General Manager, Content Programming
Programming Highlights
Central Ave on KJZZ's The Show


Explore The People, Sights and Sounds of Central Avenue 
Central Avenue represents the growth of the Phoenix area over the decades and is a microcosm of the development that has occurred.  KJZZ Original Productions created a special website for you rich in the scenery and people of Central Avenue. Take a creative virtual tour of Central Avenue now.

KJZZ Original Productions brings you more stories from our own backyard; talks with local newsmakers and takes the time to go in-depth on unique aspects of metro Phoenix.  You can hear more local stories of our city and neighborhoods on KJZZ's Here and Now and The Show
Inside Your Membership
Leadership Society                
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Deeann Griebel
People Who Listen To NPR Belong To One Big Family
By Deeann Griebel, KJZZ Leadership Society and Legacy Society Member
While standing in line recently, the topic of oil arose. I mentioned that NPR had done an article about the Shiites living in Sunni-dominated Saudi Arabia. Several people in line 'chimed in' that they had heard the story as well. Pretty soon we were all talking about "what would we do without NPR?!"...I felt like I was at a family reunion discussing news. That is when I realized how comfortable we all felt with each other.  We had never met before but we were chatting away about a shared experience, listening to NPR.

It occurred to me that this sense of family is one reason I am leaving part of my estate to NPR.  We ARE 'one big family' of listeners that share the same desire for unbiased information that informs us and expands our UNDERSTANDING of events in this complex world. Thank you NPR! 

Learn more about the KJZZ Leadership Society or the KJZZ Legacy Society.

Sustaining Members                     
KJZZ Welcomes 298 New Sustaining Members
KJZZ Newsroom
KJZZ Newsroom
Congratulations to the 298 new sustaining members and
170 new members who joined the KJZZ family during the one-day Ten Dollar Tuesday Member Drive on Tuesday, May 19, 2015.  That means there are 468 more listeners who are helping to strengthen the trusted news source you value.

On behalf of all those who rely on news, information and entertaining programs, thank you for investing in KJZZ 89.5 FM.

Member News                                        

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Why Do You Listen To And Support KJZZ 91.5 FM? 

Everyone decides to give for a different reason. 


"I really enjoy your non-biased programming and it has really shown us different interesting things around our world we would not normally know about. Thank you for your wonderful programming."  R & E Kitts, Phoenix, AZ. 


"I like that you cover politics and that there is no commercial interference.  You cover topics that are interesting."  L. Marin, Phoenix, AZ


What is your reason for supporting KJZZ? 

KJZZ Travel Club 
Time Is Running Out - Book Your Space Today!
Spain In Focus: A KJZZ Study Tour 
Only 7 Spaces Left

September 25 - October 8, 2015
Host: KJZZ General Manager Dr. Jim Paluzzi

Study Abroad Spain (Bilbao) 
Public Speaking For International Audiences
Class Size Limit: 12 Students

September 13 - 25, 2015 
Location: Instituto Hemingway, Bilbao, Spain 
Instructor: Dr. Jim Paluzzi, Vice President Division of Public Service, Rio Salado College

Legacy Society
Why Do I Need A Will?
If you don't have a will - the state will decide who receives your legacy. 

A will is a document that you create to provide guidance on distributing your personal property after your death. You must have a will even if you have a power of attorney, a trust, or accounts that you have designated to be "paid upon death" such as  insurance policies. 

For more information on wills watch the most recent workshop "Estate Planning For The Novice" parts 1 and 2.
Business Members 
Welcome To Six New Business Members 
Aisha Tedros demonstrates a traditional Ethiopian coffee ritual
The Business Member program would like to welcome six new businesses: The Refuge Cafe; Carstens Fine Art Studio & Gallery; Yvonnes Cafe; The Global Chamber; AAPAK; David Bell & Associates, PLLC

Business members receive valuable exposure in the local community.  Recent business member Aisha Tedros of AT Oasis Coffee & Tea Cafe says that, "becoming a KJZZ business member has helped my business to grow and connect with like minded customers that want to support my business."
Learn more about KJZZ's Business Member program.

Photo: Aisha Tedros of AT Oasis Coffee & Tea Cafe demonstrates a traditional Ethiopian coffee ritual.
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KJZZ Listeners Enjoyed A Morning Coffee Break

A special thank you to over 300 listeners who joined us for coffee during the months of March and April to talk about Morning Edition which airs on KJZZ Monday - Friday, 5-9am.  Thank you also to the new business member coffee shops for hosting the events. View more photos.
Bikers ride across town for coffeeWomen enjoying their morning coffeeYoung business man enjoys his coffee
Community Sponsors 
Visit The World's First International Dark-Sky City
The Year of Pluto (Photo via Lowell Observatory)
Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona is the world's first International Dark-Sky City.  Lowell Observatory pursues the study of astronomy, especially the study of our solar system and its evolution; conducts pure research in astronomical phenomena; and maintains quality public education and outreach programs to bring the results of astronomical research to the general public.

The Lowell Observatory is an independent, non-profit research institution open 7 days a week. Learn more.

Group 91.Five: KJZZ's Young Professionals
Young Professionals Talk Science,Technology and Innovation
Group 91.Five Mixer - 2015
Group 91.Five Mixer
Group 91.Five members and local STEM professionals got together in mid-March at The Newton PHX for an opportunity to explore science and technology careers and the innovative work being done here in the Valley. Part of the Arizona SciTech Festival, the Group 91.Five STEM Networking Mixer included representatives from industry leaders like Intel, Salt River Project, ASML, and TGen. Learn about Group 91.Five

Volunteer Update
Volunteer Tom Leinfelder 2015
Volunteer Tom Leinfelder
Volunteers Come Out In Support Of KJZZ
March was a busy month for KJZZ volunteers.  Over 25 volunteers assisted with the KJZZ Spring Member Drive.  Volunteers also came to assist in the First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction which benefited K-BACH and SPOT 127, KJZZ's Youth Media Center.  Hats off to all volunteers who donate their time to help sustain KJZZ programming! 

Join the volunteer crew by emailing cmaffuccio@rioradio.org.

Vehicle Donation 
Auctioneer. Bobby D Ehlert
Auctioneer. Bobby D Ehlert
KJZZ Vehicle Auctioneer Wins the 2015 World Automobile Auctioneers Championship 
On April 17th, Bobby D. Ehlert won the World Automobile Auctioneers Championship title at the Manheim Nevada Auto Auction.

"Every time I auction a vehicle from a KJZZ listener, I do my best to maximize the sales price because I know funds from these vehicles go directly to deliver informed, accurate and credible news coverage that we count on from KJZZ" said Mr. Ehlert.  View the press release.

Station News
Korva Coleman Excellence Award Winners 2015
2015 National Korva Coleman Excellence Award Winners.  (Left to right: Shelby Mann, Ann Kane, Luke Rafferty)
Spot 127 Celebration Dinner
Featuring the Korva Coleman Excellence Awards 
KJZZ hosted the SPOT 127 Celebration Dinner featuring the 2015 Korva Coleman Excellence Awards at the Pera Club in Tempe on May 7th in partnership with Carstens Family Funds, SRP and Pita Jungle.

The national Korva Coleman Excellence Awards recognized youth for their achievements in digital media and included a $1,000 scholarship. Read more.
Bryan Houston
Bryan Houston
Jazz Welcomes New On-Air Host
By Bryan Houston, On-Air Host 
Hi, my name is Bryan Houston. I'm the newest member of KJZZ's on-air jazz team hosting the Late Night Jazz program on Monday nights.  I also man the main studio on the weekends, serving as the master of ceremonies for the Saturday night and Sunday afternoon programs. Read more.

Check out the jazz calendar, or listen to jazz.
Friends of Public Radio Arizona
FPRAZ In Collaboration with MCCCD Expands Footprint To Mexico City
By Louis Stanley, Director of Strategic Initiatives / Executive Director FPRAZ 
Todd Sanders (Chair)
President & CEO Phoenix Chamber of Commerce
Dr. Christopher Bustamante President Rio Salado College
Luis Ramirez President
Ramirez Advisors Inter-National, LLC
For the past couple of years Dr. Jim Paluzzi, Vice President and General Manager for KJZZ, K-BACH, SPOT 127 and Sun Sounds, has been working on a project to establish a KJZZ News Bureau in Mexico City for the purpose of covering increased relations between Mexico and Arizona with a focus on international business and trade developments. 

That goal is being finalized this June with a ceremonial signing between Maricopa County Community College District (MCCCD) and the Tecnoloigco De Monterrey in Mexico City.  

Read more.
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