Monday, August 24, 2015

KJZZ Adds "Live Wire" To Saturday Evening Line Up

KJZZ has Live Wire!

"Live Wire!" is a weekly variety show with a modern twist. It blends music from up-and-coming artists, original sketch comedy, spoken word, and interviews with writers, filmmakers, comedians and other thought-provoking people. Taped in front of an enthusiastic live audience at the 400-seat Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland's historic Alberta Arts District, hosted by Luke Burbank.

Luke Burbank is a stand-up comic, former NPR host and former producer. In addition to being the lead voice of "Live Wire!," he continues to host his highly successful podcast, "Too Beautiful to Live"

Luke's experience with NPR includes "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!" in 2006 when he was a panelist and fill-in host, and the morning show "The Bryant Park Project" in 2007 which he hosted. Through various other media projects, Luke has also appeared on "This American Life," "All Things Considered," and "Morning Edition."

Listen to "Live Wire" Saturday nights at 8 p.m. on KJZZ 91.5 FM starting August 29. 

Friday, August 21, 2015

Group 91Five To Host Discussion Of Political Participation and Civic Engagement

Cutting Through the Rhetoric is the next topic in Group 91Five's What I Wish I Knew… discussion series. Moderated by KJZZ Host Mark Brodie, the conversation will focus on political activism, civic engagement and the nature of public discourse during a presidential election year.

Panelists include:
Sarah Suggs -President and CEO, O’Connor House
Darcy Renfro - Institute Director, The Arizona We Want
Jaime A. Molera - Co-Founder, Molera Alvarez Government and Public Affairs Consulting
Alberto Olivas - Director, MCCCD Center For Civic Engagement

Event Details:
October 1, 2015
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Rio Salado College Conference Center
2323 W. 14th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

This event is FREE and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Email or call 480-774-8400 to RSVP


About Group 91Five
Group 91.Five connects young professionals to each other, to the local community and to KJZZ through a shared interest in meaningful public discourse and community service. Group 91.Five members recognize the value of public radio and its impact. Group 91.Five engages its members through in-person and online activities including volunteer opportunities, networking events and community awareness initiatives.

About What I Wish I Knew...
The What I Wish I Knew...discussion series offers a well rounded, in-depth conversation that goes beyond what can be found in an average Google search. What I Wish I Knew... discussions provide expert knowledge and advice from seasoned professionals with the benefit of 20/20 hindsight.

Monday, August 3, 2015

2015 KJZZ Travel And Discovery Expo Scheduled

The 2015 KJZZ Travel and Discovery Expo takes place November 14 and 15 in partnership with the Elegant Home Food and Wine Expo at Westworld of Scottsdale. The annual event features both well-known and off-the-beaten-path Arizona attractions as well as educational presentations that add context and depth to local, national and global travel experiences. 

This year’s event focuses on local and regional destinations with exhibitors in a variety of categories including Arizona history and attractions, native american heritage, adventure tourism and southwestern travel. Those who prefer international and luxury travel will enjoy discounts and deals on European vacations, island getaways and a range of cruise options.

KJZZ and K-BACH public radio members receive complimentary tickets including admission to both the KJZZ Travel and Discovery Expo and the Elegant Home Food and Wine Expo.
Booth registration is still available. Visit to learn more or contact KJZZ Event Coordinator Rich Ripley at 480-206-6644 for details.