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September 2011 ENews

Studio Interview: Phoenix Mayoral Candidates - Oct 12
KJZZ’s Here and Now host Steve Goldstein will moderate a live discussion between Phoenix Mayoral candidates Wes Gullett and Greg Stanton, Wed., Oct. 12 at 11 a.m. Goldstein will field listener questions throughout the hour.  You can send your questions right now by way of Facebook, Twitter or email.
Peter Sagal Emcees First Press 2012
The oddly informative host of Wait, Wait--Don’t Tell Me! has agreed to emcee the Tenth Annual First Press Fine Wine Auction to help raise funds for public radio stations KJZZ and KBAQ. Save the date – February 11, 2012 at Westin Kierland Resort and Spa and then stay tuned for details on-air and online.

There’s No Place Like SPOT

What do KJZZ, Rio Salado College, Phoenix Union High School, The Carstens Family Fund, Friends of Public Radio Arizona, FITCH and Valley youth have in common?

It’s called SPOT—that’s Internet code for “home” and the name of KJZZ’s new youth media center. It’s an after-school program designed to train and mentor the next generation of public broadcasters. ( read more)

Help KJZZ Choose the New Spot 127 Logo

Warm Welcome
By Bryan Rachal - Philanthropic Gifts Officer

The first question everyone asks me when they find out I’m from out of state is, “How are you handling the heat?” The answer is, quite well!  Coming from triple digit temps and high humidity in Arkansas, Arizona’s dry heat seems quite bearable. But it wasn’t the weather that brought me to Arizona it was the public radio stations here in the Valley—KJZZ and KBAQ. ( read more)

Meeting of the Minds
By Bryan Rachal

Leadership Society member Maureen DeCindis is planning a couple of social events next week for fellow KJZZ and KBAQ Leadership Society members. ( read more)

It's a Small World

A group of Afghan broadcast owners and operators toured the KJZZ facilities in Sept. and met with station personnel to discuss operational strategies. The group was in town to participate in an American Councils for International Education training.

Many Happy Returns

A charitable gift annuity to benefit KJZZ will make it possible for you to receive high returns and income for the rest of your life— and peace of mind in knowing that you’re making a lasting contribution to the future of public radio. 

For more details, contact Lou Stanley at (480) 774-8448 or by e-mail at [email protected].

Moderating Debate

KJZZ’s managing editor Al Macias served as a moderator for the Arizona Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Latino Research Enterprise Phoenix Mayoral Candidates Latino Issues Forum on Aug. 1 at ASU with Univision 33 anchor, Mary Rabago.

Blaise Bits

Check out the eclectic sounds of jazz legend John Coltrane as I play selections from some of his most notable collaborations with Miles, Monk and more jazz greats tonight, Sept 23.

Then join me for a tribute to composer and pianist, George Gershwin Mon., Sept. 26 with some of his best known melodies.

Tune in for a Nine O’clock Special, weeknights on KJZZ


Community Service
KJZZ’s weekend anchor/reporter Lynn Kelly (center) participated in the Valley’s Seventh Annual SPJ/PRSA Publicity Summit, Aug. 6 at ASU. The event gave local journalists and public relations professionals an opportunity to share information.
Auto Tax Deduction

KJZZ’s vehicle donation program is setting all-time records in fundraising for the station as more and more people realize the benefits of the program.

Vehicle pick-up is free, we take care of all of the paperwork, and the tax benefits can be quite generous. It’s another great way to support the programs you enjoy on KJZZ. Say good-bye to pricey want ads, driving with strangers and price haggling: call 1-877-915-KJZZ (5599) or complete this online form.

Ralph Hogan Elected SBE Board President

The Society of Broadcast Engineers, Inc. elected KJZZ’s Director of Engineering, Ralph Hogan as its new board president last month.  The SBE board is responsible for the development of policy and determines the programs and services the society provides to its more than 5,100 members in 115 chapters across the United States and Hong Kong. 

SBE offers the largest and most recognized certification program for broadcast engineers, operators and technicians, with more than 5,000 certifications currently active and an ever-growing list of educational offerings.

  Wishing Well

You may have noticed that Classic Jazz host Paul Anderson has been absent in the last month. Paul has been under the care of St. Joseph’s Hospital staff since his emergency admittance on Aug. 23. While he’s slowly recovering, it’s likely Paul won’t be back for quite some time.

We hope you’ll join us in sending him good wishes for a speedy recovery. You can send your cards and other gifts of cheer to the station and we’ll forward on your behalf.

Please contact St. Joseph’s Hospital for instructions if you prefer to send your good wishes directly to Paul.