KUER 2012 Annual Report and 2013 Calendar
KUER's 2012 annual report to the community in the form of a 2013 calendar.
2012 Annual Report and 2013 Calendar Greetings from John Greene Dear valued listeners, generous members, and committed community partners, Over the past five years, KUER staff and supporters have achieved an amazing array of accomplishments through pure grit and generosity. Since the launch of our Broadcast for the Future Campaign in December 2007, KUER’s signal has expanded throughout the region with the growth of our statewide distribution network and new technological platforms. In addition, KUER now offers HD and online listeners three distinct program formats. As a result KUER—and that includes staff, donors, and community partners—has maintained the leadership position in public broadcasting throughout the Intermountain West. And we have surpassed even our own ambitions by moving our transmission operation to a new home atop Bonneville Corporation’s magnificent broadcast facility at Farnsworth Peak. KUER’s Mission Statement While all of these technological milestones thrill those of us behind the studio walls, the real jewels in this period of growth have been the enhancements of our locally produced news and information programming and the impact of KUER’s Social Good programs on our non-profit partners and the communities they serve. With the help of our loyal supporters, KUER will remain an important source for investigative journalism in our region and an important convener of resources for the many non-profit organizations that serve our citizens in need. We witnessed this powerful outpouring of our audience’s generosity during our Fall Fund Drive when listeners donated 30,000 meals to the Utah Food Bank. As KUER’s core constituents in this amazing service of public media, I want to leave you with a few dreams and ambitions for the future. Looking ahead to the near term, we’re working on projects including VideoWest, a video component to our daily interview program RadioWest hosted by Doug Fabrizio. In addition, you’ll be hearing about a web-based, KUER music feature. And finally, next spring we’ll initiate service to the Torrey/Teasdale, Capital Reef area. Looking further down the road—and waiting for a miracle—we hope to strengthen our service to St. George. The miracle would be finding an available frequency. Together we’re keeping our link in the grand network of public media strong for the Intermountain West. Below, and throughout this calendar, you’ll see the many accomplishments of 2012 that KUER’s staff and you, our donor family, have made possible. We are indebted to your generosity for making these accomplishments possible and look forward to another dynamic 12 months of civic engagement, global perspectives, and fellowship. As always, we remain dedicated to the role of informing our democracy. KUER and its mighty band of superheroes have never been stronger. In tandem with the University’s mission, KUER enriches the people of Utah and the region through discovery, creativity and dissemination of knowledge; fosters reflection on the values and goals of society through civil discourse; and, enriches our citizens through community engagement. To that end, KUER is committed to building a community of world citizens through story and art, discussion and debate, sound and creativity. Our programs reach over 300,000 people across Utah each month and thousands more across the nation with a blend of news, information and entertainment in an unbiased, non-commercial context. In addition, KUER creates an ongoing source of service and support to vital community organizations. Sincerely, John Greene, General Manager 2012 Accomplishments to our dedicated supporters that helped us hit this milestone by investing $358,000 in technology. the Utah Food Bank and truckloads of warm clothing and blankets for the Crossroads Urban Center, KUER’s family of support brought comfort and camaraderie to our fellow citizens. Doug Fabrizio, Steve Williams, and other KUER staff played central roles in many community activities and fundraisers. All in all, KUER served more than 3,000 organizations in 2012. Local News came into its own in 2012 An Array of Awards under the direction of Terry Gildea who joined the team as News Director just one year ago. Since then KUER’s award-winning news team has added new voices, produced in-depth series on issues from Medicare to the Olympics, created a new online feature called The News Pod and provided extensive local coverage during the November elections. throughout our state provided KUER with a record amount of in-kind support—$373,665—to benefit our events, social programs, fund drives, and operations. Some of our most generous partners included Red Butte Garden, GAM Foundation, Utah Symphony and Opera, Salt Lake Film Society, Viking Cooking School, Lifelong Learning at the University of Utah, and Great Harvest. RadioWest Generous Partnerships and recognition validated our donors’ investment in KUER. • Voted “Best Public Radio Station” by Salt Lake City Weekly’s readers • RadioWest won first-place for Best Public Affairs/ Talk Show from the Utah Society of Professional Journalists and producers Elaine Clark and Ben Bombard were awarded “Dynamic Duo” by Salt Lake City Weekly • Gold medals from Utah Broadcasters Association were awarded for: Best News Reporting in a Series by Terry Gildea, Dan Bammes, and Andrea Smardon; Best Feature Story or Program by Andrea Smardon; and Best Feature Story or Program by Dan Bammes These and other amazing accomplishments made 2012 one of the best years for KUER staff, donors, partners, and listeners. Thanks so much for your investment! expanded their reach into the community through partnerships and collaborations with many organizations including the Hinckley Institute of Politics’ Siciliano Forum on “The Future of Journalism,” remote broadcasts from the Sundance Film Festival, documentary film screenings at the Rose Wagner Theatre with the Utah Film Center, and a new series with the Lucky Peach, a quarterly journal of food and writing. Also in 2012, Plan-B Theatre Company treated audiences to the seventh installment of Radio Hour, a live stage production and broadcast starring KUER’s Doug Fabrizio as Sherlock Holmes. hours to help staff booths throughout the community this summer at concerts, farmers markets, and fairs. Volunteers stocked shelves at the Utah Food Bank and helped answer phones during our fund drives. friends and followers grew through Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and YouTube with thousands of users checking-in to engage with fellow listeners, current programs, follow breaking news, or pick up a pair of tickets to a local concert. Volunteers donated a record number of On the National Level Social Media , KUER featured one of the fastest-growing programs in public broadcasting—Radiolab. Hosts Jad Abumrad and Robert Krulwich weave stories about science and technology into sound and music-rich documentaries in their awardwinning radio show, podcasts, and video shorts. KUER was thrilled to sponsor Radiolab’s on-stage debut in Salt Lake City as Jad, Robert, the Pilobolus dance troupe, comedian Demetri Martin, and singer/songwriter Thao Ngyuen entertained and mesmerized audiences. Statewide Service communities and touched lives with the help of our volunteers and listeners. With 30,000 meals provided to Community Outreach and Social Good programs benefited reached new heights with the relocation completion of our main FM/ HD transmitter from Mt. Vision to Farnsworth Peak— one of the most sophisticated broadcast facilities in the West. Located in the Oquirrh Mountain Range, this new site offers engineering-supported services 24/7, a helicopter pad, and round-the-clock staffing. Thanks Fiscal Year 2011 – 2012 Revenue • Membership: 49% ($1,452,402) • University: 15% ($456,129) • Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB): 8% ($220,000) • Corporate Underwriting: 23% ($680,000) • Foundations: 4% ($120,000) • Miscellaneous: 1% ($23,556) Arguably the best shortcut to understand any business is to examine as closely as possible where the business derives its revenues and how they apportion those revenues into different expense categories. The charts presented here break down the sources of KUER revenues and how those revenues were spent. During KUER’s fund drives, we talk about listener support being our single largest revenue source, which it is, and that programming costs are our largest expense, which is also true. These graphs provide the totality of KUER’s revenue and expense activity. With a budget of just over $3 million, KUER is almost precisely in the middle of public radio stations ranked according to budget size. Expenses • Administrative: 8% ($227,706) • Development: 20% ($ 563,496) • Engineering: 13% ($336,637) • Programming: 36% ($992,150) • Local News: 20% ($565,945) • Operations: 3% ($90,005) At the end of fiscal year 2012, KUER’s revenues exceeded expenses by a little more than $161,000. These monies were added to KUER’s opportunity fund. Were it not for this fund, we wouldn’t have been able to purchase the broadcast license to reach into Logan and Cache County. As presidential elections over the past 20 years have taught us, the federal government is not the most reliable business partner. KUER’s fiscal year 2012 grant from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) totaled $220,000. While we’re grateful for that support, political opposition to our government’s funding of public radio and television, coupled with the pressing need to address the nation’s deficit, lead us to believe that these funds cannot be guaranteed in future years. Which means that the financial support from our community of listeners—businesses, foundations, and individuals—is more important than ever to ensure KUER’s future success. Fiscal Year 2011 – 2012 (continued) KUER Advisory Board Steve Chin, CPA, CRS Deer Valley Real Estate Peter Cole Owner, Squatters Pub Brewery Charlie DeLorme Economic Development & Visitor Services Director, San Juan County Fred Esplin VP for Institutional Advancement, University of Utah Lee Hollaar Professor, University of Utah Spencer Kinard Board of Trustees, University of Utah Toni Lehtinen Community and Grants Manager, George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation Constance Lundberg Attorney, Jones Waldo Holbrook McDonough John Greene General Manager, KUER 90.1 David L. Buchman VP and Community Relationship Manager, Wells Fargo Bank Robert Bayer President, JBR Environmental Consultants Peter Billings President, Fabian & Clendenin Law Firm Robert Brinton Attorney, Brinton & January Angela Brown Editor, Salt Lake Underground Magazine KUER Staff Lewis Downey, Chief Engineer Whittney Evans, Reporter Gayle Ewer, Marketing and Community Engagement Manager Doug Fabrizio, Executive Director and RadioWest Host Amy Fowler, Accountant Terry Gildea, News Director John Greene, Station General Manager Brian Grimmett, Web and News Pod Coordinator Emily Harris, Underwriting Assistant Michael Havey, Operations Manager Chad Johnson, Website Producer Susan Kropf, Development Director Karen Migacz, Membership Assistant Bob Nelson, Reporter and All Things Considered Host Ja’Naye Payne, Underwriting Manager Abby Reyes, Membership Assistant Simone Seikaly, Weekend Operator Tim Slover, Weekend Operator Andrea Smardon, Reporter Tristin Tabish, Content Director Chuck Waagen, Jazz Host Steve Williams, Jazz Music Director and Host Dwight Woolfork, Weekend Operator Becky Youkstetter, Major Gifts and Individual Giving Manager Nastaran Alimadadi, Membership and Database Coordinator Mike Anderson, Announcer and Jazz Host Dan Bammes, Reporter and Morning Edition Host Conor Bentley, Weekend Operator Benjamin Bombard, Producer for RadioWest David Childs, Weekend Operator Elaine Clark, Producer for RadioWest National & World Perspectives: Storytelling What separates radio documentary from any documentary? And what separates public radio journalism from any journalism? Radio gets inside us. Lacking earlids, we are defenseless, vulnerable to ambush. Sounds and voices surprise us from within. As radio documentary makers, we have this tactical advantage over our colleagues in print, film, television, and photography. Our tool is aural story, the most primitive and powerful. Invisibility is our friend. Prejudice is suspended while the listener is blind, only listening. —Jay Allison, Public Radio Producer/Journalist Storytelling is at the heart of what public radio does best. Whether the story is a long-form news feature about the healing power of art from a classroom in war-torn Syria, or great actors from stage, screen and television bringing incredible stories to life in front of a live audience, stories knit together the experiences that create the connections that help us better understand one another as human beings. To the Best of our Knowledge, This American Life, A Prairie Home Companion, Selected Shorts, Studio 360, and Radiolab are just a few of the programs featured on 90.1 each week that bring a diversity of voices into your car, office, home—and heart. Absurd, profane, unsettling, enlightening, profound… the narrative woven throughout KUER’s programming schedule can inspire, transform, and keep you waiting in your car long after you’ve reached your destination so you can hear how a story ends. So relax, settle in, and let someone share their story with you. This American Life, Our Friend David David Rakoff died a week ago, on August 9th. He’d appeared on This American Life 25 times, first in 1996, during the third month of the show; his last appearance was just three weeks ago. He was on the program so often that in putting together this week’s show, we realized we could tell a lot of his life story, simply through things he said on the show. So this week we do just that, with excerpts from some of his favorite stories over the years. Studio 360, Dads Man Up and the Art Market Bubble In honor of Father’s Day, host Kurt Andersen heads to the rifle range with writer Joel Stein, the author of Man Made: A Stupid Quest for Masculinity. A cab driver bonds with his son over the love of opera. We check in on our rebranding of Canada with the head of Bruce Mau Design. As the European economy teeters, we see how it’s affecting the 1% who are congregating at Art Basel, Europe’s largest art fair. Radiolab, Ghost Stories Ghosts, ghouls, shades from the past... in this episode of Radiolab, real-life people try to pin down, and make peace with, mysterious figures that haunt them, prod them, and fade out of existence. One man finds a way to put the beatdown on his personal boogey man, a dead monk spurs a king to build a perfect prayer machine, an unknown face launches a thousand dummies (actually, a whole lot more than that), and a skeptic goes on a one-way journey to find out whether spirits exist. Visit kuer.org to access the 2012 archives for podcasts of these shows and more. Sunday New Yearâ€™s Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 January 2013 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 Martin Luther King Day 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 KUER News It’s been a heavy news cycle this year and KUER News has traveled throughout the state to bring you stories from communities far and wide. We launched the year with extensive coverage of the 2012 general session of the 59th Utah Legislature. In February we produced an award-winning fivepart special series looking back on the impact of the 2002 Winter Olympic Games held in Salt Lake City. We hired new reporters and restructured the beats reporters cover to include business, healthcare, energy, the environment, religion, and immigration, among others. After the U.S. Supreme Court ruled on the Affordable Care Act, reporters in the KUER Newsroom produced a special four-part series to consider the issue of whether or not Utah should expand its Medicaid Program to include more people throughout the state that need health coverage. KUER Won a Number of Awards From the Utah Broadcaster’s Association • Gold: Best News Reporting in a Series: Utah’s Olympic Legacy: The Impact of the 2002 Winter Games by Terry Gildea, Dan Bammes, Andrea Smardon • Silver: Best Breaking News Coverage: Governor Vetoes HB 363 by Dan Bammes • Bronze: Best Single Event News Coverage: Utah’s Ongoing Public Lands Debate by Dan Bammes • Gold: Best Feature Story or Program: Utah Mother Struggles to Protect Her Son’s Identity by Andrea Smardon • Gold: Best Feature Story or Program: San Juan Sheriff Seeks Agreement with Navajo Police by Dan Bammes We began our 2012 election coverage with the state party conventions in April and continued to follow candidates and campaigns throughout the season. KUER News filed more than half a dozen Utah election stories with NPR, broadcast nationally on Morning Edition, All Things Considered, and Weekend Edition. On election night we covered Utah’s races on-air and online with a live blog at kuer.org. • • • • • • • • • • • KUER Also Won a Number of Awards From the Utah Headliners Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists 1st place: Public Affairs/Talk Show: Barefoot Running by RadioWest 2nd Place: Best Radio Reporter: Dan Bammes 1st place: General News Reporting: Dan Bammes 1st place: General Feature: Old Time Gardeners by Dan Bammes 2nd place: Criminal Justice Reporting: Cops, Crime, and DNA by Tasha Cook 1st place: Education Reporting: College Gender Gap by Tasha Cook 2nd place: Government Reporting: Alton Coal Mine by Dan Bammes 3rd place: Government Reporting: Immigration by Jenny Brundin 1st place: Military Reporting: Remembering Jason Workman by Dan Bammes 2nd place: Minority Issues Reporting: San Juan Sheriff Seeks Agreement with Navajo Police by Dan Bammes 2nd place: Best Use of Sound: KUER Reporter Goes to Jail by Dan Bammes KUER News Twitter • 224 followers KUER had a busy year building our online presence as well. We transitioned to a new NPR Digital Services web platform that allows us to feature more online content, including local news. We also launched our Twitter feed (@KUERNews) to point listeners to our stories and keep them informed, especially during breaking news events. A new podcast, KUER’s News Pod, was introduced where listeners can keep up with daily news. 2013 is shaping up to be another important year and KUER News will continue to be there, connecting you with the people, places, ideas, and stories that help shape your life. Sunday Groundhog Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 Valentine’s Day February 2013 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Presidents’ Day 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 1970: NPR is incorporated 18 19 20 21 22 23 Purim 24 25 26 27 28 RadioWest: A radio conversation where people tell stories that explore the way the world works As RadioWest Host and Executive Producer Doug Fabrizio likes to say, “RadioWest is not talk radio... it’s a radio conversation where people tell stories that explore the way the world works.” RadioWest works because it’s a simple conversation—people engaged in a give-and-take of sharing and listening. RadioWest is built around stories, but there are as many stories in the world as there are people to tell them. As a way to keep the show fresh, the RadioWest team recently devised a system to imagine the types of conversations we’re having—from big thinkers and big ideas to shared experiences and how things work—thinking about the show in different ways helps the team create a distinct tone for each show, and helps bring listeners a variety of ideas from the world’s past, present, and future. Some of the show’s highlights from 2012 include broadcasting live from the Sundance Film Festival, local and live music from KUER’s studios, remote broadcasts from the University of Utah’s Hinckley Institute of Politics for the “Meet the Candidates” series, and the “Through the Lens” documentary film series in partnership with the Utah Film Center. Guests of Note Include • 2,155 followers RadioWest Twitter RadioWest Facebook • 1,055 fans • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • RadioWest Staff Doug Fabrizio, Host/Executive Producer Elaine Clark, Producer Benjamin Bombard, Producer Mike Anderson, Technical Direction Michael Havey, Technical Support Lewis Downey, Engineer Ethel Kennedy Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson NPR’s Lynne Rossetto Kasper Princeton Religion Scholar Elaine Pagels Baseball Pitcher R.A. Dickey Singer-Songwriter Roseanne Cash Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Mohamed ElBaradei Psychologist Steven Pinker Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin Hip-Hop Poet Lemon Andersen Texas Congressman Ron Paul Utah Governor Gary Herbert Utah Congressman Jim Matheson Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 March 2013 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 Daylight Saving Time Begins 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 St. Patrickâ€™s Day 17 First night of Passover 18 19 20 21 Good Friday 22 23 Palm Sunday 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Easter Sunday 31 Jazz Music: Bebop, Swing, Fusion, and everything in between Each night, KUER provides a respite for listeners from their busy days. Host Steve Williams invites you to put your feet up and unwind as he infuses your evening with a distinct mix of jazz music. Born in Manhattan at the end of WWII to a big band dad and a dancer mom, Steve was destined to a life of music. Influenced by his father’s woodwinds, Steve picked up the clarinet and saxophone and later studied music at the University of Utah. Forgive me if I don’t have the words. Maybe I can sing it and you’ll understand. —Ella Fitzgerald Steve has directed KUER’s jazz music programming for nearly 30 years, and in that time he’s become an invaluable community connection for jazz musicians, artists, and non-profit organizations devoted to promoting and preserving this beloved American art form. In 2012, Steve represented KUER as an emcee and special guest of the Salt Lake Symphony Vienna Ball, the Equality Utah Jazz Brunch, the Gallivan Center Renovation Celebration, the Utah Arts Festival, and GAM Foundation’s JazzSLC series at the Capitol Theater. Love Jazz Music But You’re Not Sure Where to Start? Given the improvisational core of jazz music and its rich cultural history, you might appreciate some help sifting through the many styles and genres to pin down some standards to create your own jazz music library. Steve Williams has compiled a list of artists and recordings—the movers and shakers of the jazz scene—to help you get started. The entire list is available for download at kuer.org. Miles Davis, “Kind of Blue,” Columbia Count Basie, “April in Paris,” Verve Duke Ellington, “Blues in Orbit,” Columbia Ella Fitzgerald, “Ella Fitzgerald Sings the Blues,” Pablo Mose Allison, “Allison Wonder,” Atlantic Louis Armstrong, “Decca Highlights,” Decca Sarah Vaughn, “The Best of,” Pablo Billie Holiday, “The Billie Holiday Songbook,” Verve John Coltrane, “Gentle Side of…,” Impulse Benny Goodman, “Slipped Disc,” Columbia Shirley Horn, “Here’s to Life,” Verve And for even more jazz, check out Mike Anderson and Chuck Waagen as they host the nighttime jazz club each weekend that’s become a tradition at KUER. Sunday April Foolâ€™s Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday April 2013 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Tax Day 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Community Outreach and Social Good In addition to providing unbiased, non-commercial content, KUER enriches lives by remaining an advocate of local and statewide communities. With our community outreach efforts including our Social Good program, media partnerships, and public service announcements, KUER continues to address the needs and concerns of local communities throughout the region. In 2012, KUER added 600 organizations to our online community calendar. Thatâ€™s a total of 3,100 organizations represented, with 35,000 public service announcements aired! In 2012, KUER partnered with TreeUtah and the Utah Food Bank by offering listeners the opportunity to support each organization in lieu of receiving a thank you gift. Thanks to KUER listeners during our Spring Fund Drive, TreeUtah planted 400 trees. During the Fall Fund Drive, AARP Utah, and KUER contributors provided a record 30,000 meals to hungry Utahns. Weâ€™re so proud to receive such overwhelming support, and to be able to direct resources back into our community. KUER rings in each holiday season by partnering with KUED, UEN, and the staff of the Eccles Broadcast Center to host a food and clothing drive. Each December, this event supplies the Crossroads Urban Center with meals, clothing, and blankets for people and families in need. On behalf of our community partners, thanks to the many individuals, corporations, and foundations that help improve the lives of our friends and neighbors. Sunday 1971: All Things Considered airs its first broadcast Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 May 2013 5 Cinco de Mayo 6 7 8 9 10 11 Motherâ€™s Day 12 2001: RadioWest airs its first broadcast 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Memorial Day 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Partnership Program On behalf of the board and staff of Craft Lake City, I want to thank KUER for your generous sponsorship for our fourth annual Craft Lake City. With your support, Craft Lake City 2012 was able to continue to keep admission free to the public and exhibitor participations costs low. Your generous sponsorship of the main stage at the Gallivan enabled performers to entertain and inspire thousands of festival-goers. —Angela Brown, Craft Lake City Festival Director KUER is dedicated to creating an ongoing source of service and support to vital community organizations. To remain true to this part of our mission, KUER maintains a vibrant partnership program dedicated to serving non-profit arts and cultural organizations throughout the state. In 2012, KUER collaborated with 15 non-profit partners to promote concerts, film screenings, conferences, theater performances, and more to listeners throughout the region. With these partnerships, KUER supports listeners and community partners alike. On behalf of Spy Hop Productions, we thank you for your support of our 2012 Annual Benefit, our first ever sold out event. Our success would not be possible without the generosity and support of local businesses that embrace Spy Hop Productions’ mission to empower youth. —Spy Hop Productions Board of Directors and Staff Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 1960: KUER begins on air broadcasting June 2013 2 3 4 5 6 Flag Day 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 Fatherâ€™s Day 16 17 18 1984: Steve Williams becomes the Jazz Music Director 19 20 21 22 23 24 30 25 26 27 28 29 Community Engagement What a pleasure it was meeting you and working with the team at KUER. I haven’t had that much fun in ages. It was truly special—what a team you’ve developed. Many thanks and we’ll talk soon. —Lynne Rossetto Kasper, Host of The Splendid Table KUER hosts numerous events throughout the year in an effort to introduce listeners to like-minded individuals, supportive community partners, and fascinating national personalities. These events range from small cooking classes to large music concerts. In 2012, KUER hosted more than 35 events including film screenings, live theater, political satire performances, and food gatherings. On behalf of all the Capitol Steps, I want to tell you how much the group enjoyed performing at the KUER show on October 17th. They were a terrific audience! —Lisa Pemberton, Capitol Steps Savory Salt Lake Lynne Rossetto Kasper of APM’s The Splendid Table visited Salt Lake City in May for KUER’s first Savory Salt Lake event. Restaurants from around the Salt Lake Valley represented their favorite dishes while KUER members sampled and tasted the culinary creations. Guests voted for their favorite dish while enjoying delicious libations and desserts. At the conclusion of the evening, Zy Restaurant was announced the winner. Stay tuned for KUER’s second Savory Salt Lake event in 2013. Capitol Steps On the brink of the 2012 presidential election, KUER hosted the political satire troupe, the Capitol Steps. The group has been featured on NBC, CBS, ABC, and PBS, and throughout the year on KUER during their Politics Takes a Holiday radio specials. The cast sang musical parodies about the hilarities of the election race while constantly changing props and attire. The evening’s performance ended with a special reception with KUER staff and members at Abravanel Hall. Radio Hour Episode 7: Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle After six episodes (2005 – 2010) and a year off, KUER and Plan-B Theatre Company returned with Radio Hour Episode 7: Sherlock Holmes and the Blue Carbuncle. The live radio drama follows Holmes and Watson as they discover how the Countess of Morcar’s stolen jewel came to be inside a Christmas goose. RadioWest’s Doug Fabrizio played Holmes, X96’s Bill Allred played Watson, and Jay Perry and Jason Tatom played everyone else. Stay tuned for the next installment of Radio Hour in December of 2013. Sunday Independence Day Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 Ramadan Begins July 2013 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 Pioneer Day 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Citizens of the World Discovering the Cultures and People All Around the Globe The mission of KUERâ€™s Citizens of the World travel program is to create memorable adventures that are unique, safe, well-orchestrated and executed, and represent added value through specialized itineraries, experiences, and knowledgeable guides and experts. In 2012 KUERâ€™s Citizens of the World travelers had such adventures in Cuba and on a sailing voyage to North Africa and the Mediterranean. To learn more about our upcoming trips and to join us for our 2013 journeys visit kuer.org. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 August 2013 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Community of Support Individuals KUER is grateful for its vast network of community support. The largest piece of the “community support pie” is made up of KUER members, a generous group of nearly 10,000 listeners. Our members each contribute an annual gift of $100 or more to the station. Just 5% of our total statewide audience actually donates to the station. We consider these members our KUER superheroes! This year we saw a 17% increase in some very special superheroes, KUER sustainers. Our sustaining members give ongoing gifts (mostly monthly) to help provide a stable source of monthly income to the station. KUER also continues to see growth in our “Circle of Friends,” those that give $500 or more to the station. In 2012, this core group of nearly 500 supporters enjoyed special events featuring public radio personalities like Lynne Rossetto Kasper and the hosts of Radiolab. They also mingled with fellow listeners and staff at events such as our chocolate tasting classes, live concerts, and museum exhibits. Underwriters KUER is fortunate to receive support from Utah’s vibrant business community, with more than 200 businesses providing 22% of KUER’s annual operating budget. These underwriters represent Utah’s economic diversity—companies that focus on education, banking, healthcare, technology, marketing, non-profit services, arts, food, and spirits. Many of these businesses also assist KUER with food for volunteers, offer challenge grants during fund drives, sponsor KUER events, and trade goods and services, all of which helps KUER to thrive and expand. Foundations Utah’s generous foundation community is a strong component of our local programming services. From dedicated supporters of RadioWest including the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Lawrence T. and Janet T. Dee Foundation, and the B.W. Bastian Foundation, to the supporters of our broadcast technology efforts like the Crawford Family Foundation—KUER is privileged to have the support and confidence of Utah’s stalwart families. We are so grateful for the wide array of interests and missions represented by these foundations, including ongoing support from the R. Harold Burton Foundation for our Social Good programs, the Stephen G. and Susan E. Denkers Family Foundation, and the Willard L. Eccles Charitable Foundation for keeping the tradition of jazz music alive and vibrant for our community. Our thanks to those individuals, organizations, and foundations that have made KUER an important part of so many lives. Sunday Labor Day Erev Rosh Hashanah Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 Erev Yom Kippur 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 September 2013 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Volunteers Generous volunteers and donors are instrumental in helping KUER provide outstanding and innovative programming and services. The individuals, corporations, and foundations that contribute help us enrich lives, inspire minds, elevate spirits, and celebrate our diverse perspectives. Volunteers play vital roles in all non-profit organizations and KUER is no exception. The majority of our volunteers help during our on-air pledge drives by answering phones and taking pledges. But more and more, our volunteers are offering their help throughout the year. On any given day at KUER you can find volunteers stuffing envelopes, mailing thank you gifts, and making promotional items like fans and buttons. Volunteers helped spread awareness of KUER this year by staffing booths at the Millcreek Community Market, Park Silly Sunday Market, Craft Lake City, and select Red Butte Garden concerts. As our corps of amazing volunteers continues to grow, KUER can increase its presence in the community, improve service to our members and listeners, and help expand our offerings to the community. For more information on becoming a KUER volunteer, please contact Nastaran Alimadadi at 801-581-7322. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 Columbus Day October 2013 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 Halloween 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Social Media Election 2012 and KUER News On the night of the 2012 presidential election, KUER News featured a live blog feed highlighting the results of the polls on a minute-by-minute basis. Listeners tuned in on-air and online to ask questions about the local polls via Facebook, Twitter, and kuer.org. Meanwhile, NPR featured live election coverage on the national scale. Introducing KUER’s Public Radio App Now you can have full access to KUER with your smart phone. With the KUER Public Radio App, you can listen to KUER, pause and rewind live audio, and view the program schedule all at once! You can explore on demand content, search for programs, bookmark a program for later, and wake up to KUER with the alarm clock. Plus, KUER members can search for nearby restaurants and venues that participate in our MemberCard program featuring 2-for-1 dining savings and admission discounts. Download KUER’s Public Radio App for iPhone and Android via the iTunes App Store, the Google Play store, or kuer.org. Social media will continue to play a significant role in KUER’s relationship with listeners and community partners. So if you’re not connected with us already, please join us! We’ll invite you to special events and fundraising efforts, and ask you to participate in promotional campaigns, programming surveys, and the development of stories. And we’ll keep the behind-thescenes scoops coming—from our hosts in-studio and our news reporters in the field. We’ve enjoyed the last year of connecting with you and look forward to making more friends and followers! Facebook fans: 2,646 Twitter followers: 1,446 Flickr photostream Views: 856 YouTube channel views: 1,087 With social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter, KUER’s listeners can engage off-air with current programs and breaking news while also enjoying random tidbits and humorous anecdotes. Social media has offered an additional resource for KUER’s listening community to create relationships, share interests, and interact in dialogue. Look for KUER, RadioWest, and KUER News on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Flickr. Who knows, you might pick up a pair of tickets to an upcoming event! Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 1967: Lyndon B. Johnson signed The Public Broadcasting Act of 1967 into law 2 Daylight Saving Time Ends Diwali 3 Veteranâ€™s Day 4 5 6 7 8 9 November 2013 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 First Night of Chanukah Thanksgiving Day 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Statewide Service Congratulations to KUER and its donors for creating one of the most remarkable service areas in the NPR network. From one of the original 90 stations to the vast network of 33 translators and 5 transmitters today, KUER remains a strong link in our nationwide service. Hats off to Lewis Downey for keeping up with this empire! â€”Mike Starling, VP, CTO and Executive Director Technology Research Center, NPR Statewide service reached new heights this summer with the relocation completion of our main FM/HD transmitter from Mt. Vision to Farnsworth Peakâ€”one of the most sophisticated broadcast facilities in the West. Thanks to our dedicated supporters that helped us hit this milestone by investing $358,000 in technology resources. In addition, more than $100,000 was invested in refurbishing some of the oldest equipment in our vast translator network. Our next goal for technology is to initiate service to the Torrey/Teasdale and Capitol Reef area next summer for those of you who live in this area or visit often to recreate. Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 Veteran’s Day 9 10 11 12 13 14 December 2013 15 Christmas Eve Christmas Day 16 17 18 Kwanzaa Begins 19 20 21 22 23 New Year’s Eve 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 Fun Facts About KUER KUER’s call sign stands for Utah Educational Radio. KUER originally broadcast at only 250 watts and wasn’t heard too far from the U of U campus. KUER now broadcasts at 38,000 watts. All Things Considered. 35 low-power repeaters. KUER was one of the stations that carried the initial broadcast of KUER operates one of the largest translator networks of any NPR station in the country, consisting of KUER offers : KUER 1 is the main signal featuring a mix of NPR news and entertainment; KUER 2 is Xponential Radio, a national format from WHYY-FM in Philadelphia, that airs “legacy and indie rock” along with some pop hits;” KUER 3 broadcasts classical music from American Public Media’s Classical 24. three HD formats RadioWest from January to October 2012 • • • • 438 calls to the show 592 emails 13 remote broadcasts 151 new shows In 2012, RadioWest guests were from • 13 Utah towns • 25 U.S. states • 6 countries around the world January W 2 9 16 23 30 31 24 25 26 27 28 24 25 26 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 17 18 26 27 28 29 30 28 19 20 21 22 23 21 22 29 17 18 19 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 14 15 16 23 30 10 11 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 7 8 9 10 17 24 3 4 5 1 2 1 2 1 2 3 4 11 18 25 T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F 5 12 19 26 February March April S 6 13 20 27 S M T 1 6 7 8 13 14 15 20 21 22 27 28 29 24/31 25 May W 1 8 15 22 29 30 31 23 24 25 16 17 25 26 27 28 29 18 19 20 21 22 21 28 22 29 16 17 18 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 14 15 16 23 30 9 10 11 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 7 8 9 10 17 24 31 2 3 4 1 1 2 3 4 11 18 25 T F S S M T W T F S S M T W T F 5 12 19 26 June July S 6 13 20 27 August S M T W T 1 4 11 18 25 5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 8 15 22 29 F 2 9 16 23 30 S 3 10 17 24 31 S M T 5 6 7 12 13 14 19 20 21 At-a-Glance 2013 26 27 28 23/30 24 September W 4 11 18 25 26 27 28 20 27 19 20 21 13 14 21 28 12 13 14 6 7 8 15 22 29 5 6 7 1 2 9 16 23 30 T F S S M T W T 3 10 17 24 31 October F 4 11 18 25 S 5 12 19 26 November S M T W T F 1 3 10 17 24 4 11 18 25 5 12 19 26 6 13 20 27 7 14 21 28 8 15 22 29 S 2 9 16 23 30 December S 1 8 15 22 29 M 2 9 16 23 30 T 3 10 17 24 31 W 4 11 18 25 T 5 12 19 26 F 6 13 20 27 S 7 14 21 28 S M T 1 2 3 8 9 10 15 16 17 22 23 24 29 30 Brief History of KUER 1960 KUER begins on air broadcasting Contact us 101 South Wasatch Drive University of Utah Salt Lake City, UT 84112 kuer.org 1971 KUER becomes a charter member of NPR; KUER broadcasts NPRâ€™s first news program, All Things Considered 1979 KUER adds Morning Edition to its schedule 1980s KUER begins to build statewide translator system; KUER launches its local news department 1993 KUER moves to modern Eccles Broadcast Center Additional ways to support KUER Public Broadcasting Foundation giving: 801-581-6742 or firstname.lastname@example.org Corporate underwriting: 801-581-3227 or email@example.com Major gifts and planned giving: 801-581-6741 or firstname.lastname@example.org Membership: 801-581-5559 or email@example.com 2001 KUER moves to modern Eccles Broadcast Center 2007 RadioWest is distributed nationwide via XM Satellite; KUER launches Broadcasting for the Future Campaign* *Converts to HD broadcasting, creating two new music service and introduces services on new platforms and in new geographic areas Special thanks to these organizations and individuals that made this publication possible Jakob Marketing Partners Tristin Tabish, Senior Editor Gayle Ewer, Editor 2010 KUER ranks #31 by CPB among 700+ public radio stations in the country based upon its service impact to community; KUER celebrates 50 years of community service and community impact; Steve Williams celebrates 25 years of jazz music at KUER 2011 RadioWest and Doug Fabrizio celebrate 10 years on the air at KUER 90.1; KUER returns service to Cache Valley and Logan; New transmitters installed in Roosevelt, Monroe, and Monticello Join us on 2012 KUER launches brand new website at kuer.org; KUER introduces new daily News Pod featuring the local newscast on demand; KUER launches new KUER Public Radio App for smartphones