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Newsletter Winter 2016 
Volume 3, Issue 2
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Jon Town
Jon Town
Dear K-BACH Listener,

Hello and welcome from me, your K-BACH afternoon host, Jon Town. I hope you are enjoying a good start to 2016 and anticipating a great year overall.

There is plenty to celebrate and look forward to,  the Cardinals game not  withstanding. Ouch! 

For instance, K-BACH just wrapped up a week long
celebration of Mozart's 260th birthday, which was officially Wednesday the 27th, by playing a work from the master every hour, chosen with suggestions by you.

Every day from noon-1PM Linda Cassidy plays selections from the 2015 Top 100 Most wanted Classical Music pieces also chosen by you.

With the beautiful weather, gardeners are celebrating planting season: beets, carrots, onions and peas are all ready to be planted as are basil, chives and, for the feline crowd, catnip.

Opera lovers are looking forward to Arizona Opera's production of Bizet's "Carmen" in February, and every Saturday K-BACH broadcasts the Metropolitan Opera from New York. 

And this is just the beginning!

In closing, thanks for listening to K-BACH every day and for your continued support of the classics.

Sincerely,

Jon Town
Your Afternoon Host
A GLIMPSE INTO K-BACH
Heart of the Arts
2015-2016 Arts Season Continues
By Jane Hilton, K-BACH Producer and Arts Calendar Curator
The 2015-2016 Arts Season continues, with local theaters and concert halls showcasing a rich variety of artistic offerings for the Valley of the Sun! If you are in the mood for classical music, head to Fountain Hills and enjoy an afternoon with the  Fountain Hills Chamber Players , or make a date with the  Phoenix Chamber Music Society . Thinking of a theatre performance? Check out theatre critic Chris Curcio's  latest reviews.  Prefer a day at the museum? You could head to the MIM to catch the new exhibit celebrating  the violin and the Art of Stradivarius , and while you are there make sure you also view the delightful  3-D miniature Orchestra . Every week, new performances and events are added to the K-BACH arts events calendar , so we hope you'll be a frequent visitor to  K-BACH.org.  

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Book Notes
Book Reviews for Lovers of the Arts
By Randy Kinkel, Announcer and Producer
Book Notes Graphic
K-BACH and Changing Hands Bookstore bring you monthly book reviews for lovers of the arts.   Selections for this quarter include "The Chapel" by Michael Downing, "Big Magic" by Elizabeth Gilbert, and "First Bite" by Bee Wilson. 
INSIDE YOUR MEMBERSHIP
Member News
How To Access Your K-BACH Tax Receipt
If you are planning to include your charitable donations to K-BACH in your 2015 tax return, you'll need to download a receipt from your K-BACH E-Member account. here's how:  
  1. Log in to your E-Member account . (Call member services at 480-774-8400 if you do not know your username.)
  2. Click   My Account 
  3. Click Print You Tax Receipt
  4. Select 2015 from the drop down menu then click the Execute button.
Go To Your E-Member Account
Leadership Society
K-BACH Celebrates Back To Radio Night
Lynne Haeseler and Dagmara Hobbs perform at
K-BACH Leadership Society enjoyed Back To Radio Night with an intimate performance by violinist Dagmara Suchon and pianist Lynne Haesseler, November 17 at Taliesin West in Scottsdale. Additional photos available on  Facebook
 

  
Sustaining Members
Entertainment To Go
Entertainment 2 Go
Entertainment To Go connects sustaining members of public radio stations K-BACH and KJZZ with a variety of giveaways, discounts and offers at local restaurants, museums and theaters. 

Our newly updated Sustaining Member Loyalty Card program now offers greater variety and is much easier to use. The Arts & Culture Club is a great way to learn about upcoming performances and the KJZZ/K-BACH Movie Club offers ticket giveaways 


Legacy Society
Learn About Financial Planning 
Webinar topics include:
February 17, 2016: What Do You Know About Your Annuity?
March 16,2016: Insurance and Tax Planning
May 19, 2016: Preparing for Loved Ones with Special Needs

Community Sponsors
TGen Reaches Out To K-BACH Community
K-BACH would like to thank TGen for its generous support. 

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a non-profit organization focused on developing earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments for cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other complex diseases. For more information on TGen go to http://www.tgen.org


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Volunteer Update
K-BACH Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Ellis Hart
Join the Division of Public Service volunteer team that serves K-BACH, KJZZ, Sun Sounds and SPOT127. Apply online at http://kbaq.org/content/volunteer or contact Volunteer Coordinator Carol Maffuccio at 480.774.8300. Carol can also be reached by email at cmaffuccio@rioradio.org, to answer any questions. 

We appreciate your support in sustaining public programming!




Vehicle Donation
Vehicle Donations Float Our Boat
Baker and Chambers record their vehicle donation experience for on-air promotional spot.
Douglas Chambers and Mary Baker talk about the vehicle donation program. 
Douglas Chambers and Mary Baker donated their boat to Friends of Public Radio Arizona through the Vehicle Donation Program. According to Chambers, it was a great option over attempting to sell the boat themselves. 

"Quite frankly I'm not at all convinced that I would've made any more money by selling it myself in the long run," Chambers said, " and I'm just not willing to put all the energy that one has to put into such a project any longer." 






STATION NEWS
Friends of Public Radio Arizona
FPRAZ Announces 2016 Governing Board Officers
By Luis Ramirez, FPRAZ Director
FPRAZ Governing Board Chair Evelyn Casuga
FPRAZ Chair of the Board
Evelyn Casuga
FPRAZ Announces 2016 Governing Board Officers
Friends of Public Radio Arizona would like to thank Todd Sanders for serving as Chair of the Board in 2015 and welcome Evelyn Casuga as the 2016 chair. John McDonald will fill the position of Vice Chair. 

We would also like to recognize the following 2016 committee chairs: Rudy Parga, governance; Diane Veres, finance and Suzanne Pfister, board nominating committee. Adam Isaccs and Steve Curley will continue their respective roles as Secretary and Treasurer.  


UPCOMING EVENTS
Keep an eye on your email for information on these upcoming events. 

February 5: First Press Prelude at Phoenix Wine Storage / Vinum 55
February 10: Estate Planning Class
March 5: First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction
March 16: I nsurance and Tax Planning Webinar  
March 23: IRA and You Financial Planning Class