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Newsletter Winter 2016 
Volume 3, Issue 2
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News Programs In An Election Year
Jon Hoban
Jon Hoban
Dear KJZZ Listeners,

2016 is off to a strong start and KJZZ is here to keep you up to date. We've brought you a live  broadcast and analysis of Governor Doug Ducey's State of the State Address and the live  broadcast of President Obama's final State of the Union. You rely on KJZZ every day, and in  2016, your trusted news source will be even more important.

The presidential primary season is in full swing. States with late spring presidential primaries  will play a more pronounced role in deciding the candidates for President, and KJZZ will connect you to you  the reporters on the scene for those crucial votes. KJZZ is also one of 17 stations nationwide to  be selected to participate in NPR's 2016 Political Reporting Partnership. KJZZ's Jude Joffe- Block was chosen to report on the issues in Arizona and across the Southwest. Jude will work directly with NPR to provide local context for a variety of 2016  campaign issues. 

The goal according to NPR editor Brett Neely is to "cover the 2016 election from the ground up,  combining local and national knowledge to produce stories that illuminate the choices voters will  make." KJZZ will bring you that knowledge and we are proud to be participating. 

Here in Arizona, you can count on complete coverage of the 2016 Arizona legislative sessionincluding the funding decisions for state agencies, the decisions on legislation that goes to the  Governor's desk and the changes and priorities of a new state budget.

And finally for a little timeout... instead of closing this and going about your day or getting back  to work, take a minute to check out a little feature we do on KJZZ's Original Production 
The Show  and listen to a Tiny Desert Concert.

As always, you can trust KJZZ for news, analysis and entertainment. Thank you for being a critical part of  quality news and information in Arizona.


Jon Hoban
Associate General Manager
Donuts With Dennis
Dennis Lambert
Please join us in celebrating Dennis Lambert's nearly 20 years of service as host of Morning Edition on KJZZ. Coffee and donuts will be served in the Rio Salado College Conference Center Tuesday, February 2, 2016 from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.   RSVP

Donuts With Dennis
Tuesday, February 2, 9:30 - 11:30 a.m.
Rio Salado College Conference Center
2323 W. 14th St., Tempe

KJZZ Travel and Discovery Expo A Success
The second annual KJZZ Travel & Discovery Expo saw 1,500 people attend over two days.  Moving the event to Westworld of Scottsdale added convenience and ample parking for our 80 exhibitors and many wonderful speakers. Roger Naylor was a particularly popular speaker and attracted quite a large crowd.  We are looking forward to next year's show,  October 15 & 16, 2016  at Westworld.
First Press Preludes
Romantic wine pour at table - First Press 2015
First Press Preludes, a series of intimate wine tasting experiences, had an outstanding inaugural year. Four sold-out events introduced wine lovers to the First Press Fine Wine Dinner and Auction. This winter's Preludes featured  samples from Frank Family Vineyards, Baracchi, and Benovia. 

KJZZ Night At The Film Bar 
Join us for KJZZ Night at the Film Bar hosted by  Blaise Lantana,   Thursday, February 18, 7:30pm

The event will feature "Elevator to the Gallows" - a 1957 crime thriller that boasts the debut of director Louis Malle, the launch of movie star Jeanne Moreau, and one of the greatest jazz soundtracks of all time (created improvisationally by trumpeter Miles Davis) .

Elevator to the Gallows is a rich, atmospheric thriller of murder and mistaken identity unfolding over one restless Parisian night. 

Tickets are $12 each and a portion of the proceeds will benefit KJZZ. 

Leadership Society
KJZZ Welcomes Renee Montagne of Morning Edition
Sr. Field Correspondent Will Stone and Leadership Society Member
Dan Schweiker 
KJZZ Leadership Society and Legacy Society members enjoyed an exclusive invitation-only event featuring guest speaker Renee Montagne, co-host of NPR's Morning Edition at Western Spirit: Scottsdale's Museum of the West. 

Sustaining Members
Entertainment To Go
Entertainment 2 Go
Entertainment To Go connects sustaining members with a giveaways, discounts and offers at local restaurants, museums and theaters. 

The newly updated Sustaining Member Loyalty Card program now offers a variety of discounts and improved ease of use.  The Arts & Culture Club is a great way to learn about upcoming performances and our Movie Club offers ticket giveaways to the latest movie screenings.  

Member News
How To Access Your KJZZ Tax Receipt
If you are planning to include your charitable donations to KJZZ in your 2015 tax return, you'll need to download a receipt from your KJZZ 
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 and KJZZ PLUS
  3. Click Print Your Tax Receipt
  4. Select 2015 from the drop down menu then click the Execute button.
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Legacy Society
Learn About Financial Planning
Upcoming 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

Business Members
KJZZ Welcomes 4 New Business Members
KJZZ is excited to welcome four new members to our Business Member Program. Please join me in thanking Adora, Souvia Tea, Financial Fitness Association, and featured member David Bell and Associates for their support. 

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Community Sponsors
KJZZ Thanks Crooked Sky Farms
KJZZ thanks Crooked Sky Farms for their generous support. 

Crooked Sky Farms is a Certified Naturally Grown produce farm in Phoenix offering vegetables, fruits, nuts and eggs for farmers markets and members of their community supported agriculture (CSA) program.  Farmer Frank Martin is a KJZZ listener and became an underwriting sponsor as a way to connect with KJZZ's community-minded listeners. For more information on Crooked Sky Farms go to crookedskyfarms.com

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KJZZ's Young Professionals
Group Volunteer Opportunity at Rio Vista Center - Casa De Amor
Group 91Five, KJZZ's young professionals, got together in mid-January to pack food boxes at Rio Vista Center - Casa De Amor in Mesa.  The community service event was an opportunity for group members to meet their peers and connect with the community in a meaningful way. 
Volunteer Update
KJZZ 91.5 FM Volunteers Needed
Volunteer Brian Jones
Join the Division of Public Service volunteer team that serves KJZZ, K-BACH, Sun Sounds and SPOT127. Apply online at http://kjzz.org/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.
Chambers and 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." 

Spot 127
Spot 127 Adds Advanced Curriculum For Returning Students
By Kristy Roschke, Executive Director
To build upon its successful semester-long introductory digital media curriculum, SPOT 127 has developed a program-based curriculum for returning students who want to expand their skills. These advanced students will work on a variety of projects with community partners. They will also launch a podcast that discusses teen issues and will continue to produce Served, a web series about the local food scene. Student work will be featured online at www.spot127.org.

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Friends of Public Radio Arizona
FPRAZ Announces 2016 Governing Board Officers
FPRAZ Governing Board Chair Evelyn Casuga
FPRAZ Board Chair
Evelyn Casuga
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.  

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Welcome New Employees
Please join us in welcoming our newest full time employees:

Jaime Heyart - Coordinator of Traffic
Annika Cline - Reporter / Producer
Kerry Snyder - Managing Editor, Science
Christina Estes - Senior Field Correspondent, Business
Lauren Gilger - Producer


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

February 5: First Press Prelude at Phoenix Wine Storage / Vinum 55  (Sold Out)
February 10: Estate Planning Class
February 18: Diane Rehm Book Signing (Leadership Society Event)
March 10: At Work In Arizona Business Member Networking
March 16: I nsurance and Tax Planning Webinar
March 23: I RA and You Financial Planning Class
April 20:    Group 91Five Networking Mixer at Desert Botanical Garden
May 5: SPOT 127 Celebration Dinner Featuring The Korva Coleman Excellence Awards 
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