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Thankful for great members like you!

Thanks to all of you who have made a membership contribution over this last year, and especially those who called or clicked on our Website during our Fall Radio Membership Campaign at the end of October. The final tallies are in and I’m happy to report that the station not only met it’s goal of $245,000 but surpassed it. The drive (the first ever with a combined radio goal) wrapped up Oct. 25th at 6:30 p.m. having raised $257,673 from 2,497 pledges. We are tremendously proud of our radio stations, and of the program services that we provide to you and Southern Arizona.

Join us on PBS-HD Channel 6 to take an unforgettable trip with the legendary Big Apple Circus during PBS's new 3-part, six hour series airing Wednesdays at 9 p.m. starting November 3rd. Circus - from the big top to the back lot explores a distinctive world with its own rules, lingo and no fixed address. Meet the cast by clicking here. You'll find yourself involved with the diverse characters that make up the Big Apple family while sharing their fears and frustrations, triumphs and failures and finding out what it really means to live life in the ring.

AZPM’s latest documentary, Secrets of the Divine: The Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo – premieres on November 18 at 8 p.m. on PBS-HD Channel 6. The one-hour special was co-developed with the University of Arizona Museum of Art and is narrated by NPR's Special Correspondent Susan Stamberg. The documentary is part art history, mystery and scientific exploration. Join us as we explore the 26 panels of art to reveal what lies beneath the 500-year-old Spanish altar paintings.

I encourage you to participate in the NPR and StoryCorps Day of Listening November 26, 2010. For the third year in a row, on the day after Thanksgiving, NPR's Morning Edition invites all of us to start a new holiday tradition: take an hour to interview a friend, a loved one, or someone in your community about his or her life. The National Day of Listening was started by StoryCorps in 2008 as a way to provide an alternative to "Black Friday" holiday shopping sprees. StoryCorps has created a free, do-it-yourself interview guide with step-by-step interview instructions, equipment recommendations, and sample questions available online here. You can record your interview using equipment that is readily available in most homes - from cell phones to tape recorders to computers or even pen and paper.

Thank you for your continued support.

Jack Gibson

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