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KJZZ Announces Board of Directors

KJZZ is pleased to announce the appointment of 2013 officers and members to serve on the Board of Directors for Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ).  Mark Dioguardi, Co-founder and Partner at Dioguardi Flynn, LLP, Todd Sanders, President and CEO of the Phoenix Chamber of Commerce, Steve Curley, Senior Vice President at Alliance Bank of Arizona and Laura Martin, Director of Science Interpretation at the Arizona Science Center were recently selected to return for another term as officers for 2013.

Mark Dioguardi, will return as Chairman, Todd Sanders as Vice Chairman, Steve Curley as Treasurer and Laura Martin as Secretary.  Other board members chosen to serve a second term include Luis Ramirez as Chair of Tequilazona Committee, Jennifer Hadley Dioguardi as Chair of First Press, Larry Ashkin as Chair of Community Engagement Outreach and Laura Martin as Secretary.

The Friends of Public Radio Arizona Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders who truly appreciate the value of public radio.  These individuals are committed to improving the accessibility and quality of public radio throughout Arizona for all residents.

The FPRAZ 20-member board of community leaders was founded in 2001 to assure the vitality and future excellence of central Arizona’s public radio stations, KJZZ 91.5 and KBAQ 89.5, through stewarding all membership revenue and charitable contributions made to these stations.


Dioguardi Leads Friends Of Public Radio Arizona Officers

KJZZ Friends of Public Radio Arizona (FPRAZ) has announced the election of its 2012 slate of officers.

Those elected are: chairman of the board, Mark Dioguardi, partner in the local business boutique law firm of Dioguardi Flynn LLP; vice chair, Michael Moskowitz, managing director of Ensemble DevMan of Arizona; treasurer, Steve Curley, senior vice president of Alliance Bank of Arizona; and secretary, Laura Martin, director of Science Interpretation Arizona Science Center.

“We are very excited that KJZZ has catapulted in the morning drive time ratings from 12th to first place in just the three years, in great part due to General Manager Jim Paluzzi being at the helm of KJZZ,” says Dioguardi. “Our goal this year, as it was last, is to stay closely connected with the community and focus our efforts on continuing to raise community involvement. A key program to accomplish this is the launch this year of our Teen Radio Program in which we will give at-risk teens experience in producing radio shows.”

Since its formation in November 2001, FPRAZ has created and supported numerous programs for the benefit of public radio in Arizona. FPRAZ is a non-profit organization that supports and raises funds on behalf of the Phoenix area non-profit public radio stations KJZZ (FM 91.5) and KBAQ (FM 89.5).